Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York: Narrative Description

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2001 Oriental Blvd, Manhattan Beach
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Tel: (718)368-5000
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 72-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Research spending 2003-04: $383,053. Educational spending 2003-04: $3844 per student. Total enrollment: 15,357. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 27:1. 3,403 applied, 85% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 9% from top quarter, 31% from top half. Full-time: 7,945 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 7,412 students, 62% women, 38% men. 2% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 34% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 31% 25 or older, 9% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at other units of the City University of New York System.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/23.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $2800 full-time, $120 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4560 full-time, $190 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $280 full-time, $69.50 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 80 open to all. Most popular organizations: Peer Advisors, Caribbean Club, DECA. Major annual events: Club Fair, Family Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Robert J. Kibbee Library with 185,912 books, 10,318 microform titles, 458 serials, 2,388 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.1 million. 900 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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