Maria College: Narrative Description

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700 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208-1798
Tel: (518)438-3111; Admissions: (518)438-3111; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 9-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 689. 157 applied, 80% were admitted. 68% from top 10% of their high school class. Full-time: 249 students, 87% women, 13% men. Part-time: 440 students, 87% women, 13% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 18% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study at members of the Hudson-Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Option: early admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, interview, SAT I or ACT. Placement: SAT I or ACT required. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/27.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $6900 full-time, $250 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time, $40 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Maria College Library with 54,000 books, 72 microform titles, 200 serials, 429 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 72 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See State University of New York at Albany.