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Marymount College of Fordham University: Narrative Description


100 Marymount Ave.
Tarrytown, NY 10591-3796
Tel: (914)631-3200
Free: 800-724-4312
Admissions: (914)332-8295
Fax: (914)332-4956
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, 4-year, women only. Part of Fordham University. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1907. Setting: 25-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $5.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $33,780. Educational spending 2003-04: $5624 per student. Total enrollment: 1,036. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 1,542 applied, 78% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 70% from top half. Full-time: 913 students. Part-time: 123 students. Students come from 33 states and territories, 12 other countries, 26% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 17% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 7% 25 or older, 63% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual/performing arts; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Touro College; New York Medical College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 8/31, 11/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 11/30 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $29,462 includes full-time tuition ($19,100), mandatory fees ($602), and college room and board ($9760). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $635 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $301 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 25 open to all; 35% of eligible undergrads are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Activities Board, Student Government Association, Latin Unity, Black Student Union, Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: Class Talent Show, Autumn Soiree, Oktoberfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 632 college housing spaces available; 522 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: women-only housing available. Gloria Gaines Memorial Library plus 1 other with an OPAC and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $394,778. 135 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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