Hudson Valley Community College: Narrative Description

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80 Vandenburgh Ave.
Troy, NY 12180-6096
Tel: (518)629-4822
Admissions: (518)629-4603
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1953. Setting: 135-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 11,405. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Students come from 21 states and territories, 18 other countries, 35% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at 14 members of the Hudson-Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for individual studies program. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended; SAT or ACT required for some. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $2700 full-time, $112 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8100 full-time, $336 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $480 full-time, $14 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Marvin Library with 148,189 books and 691 serials. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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