Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York: Narrative Description

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1650 Bedford St.
Brooklyn, NY 11225-2298
Tel: (718)270-4900
Admissions: (718)270-6025
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State and locally supported, 4-year, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Research spending 2003-04: $590,866. Total enrollment: 5,098. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 2,022 applied, 100% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 13% from top quarter, 42% from top half. Full-time: 2,974 students, 74% women, 26% men. Part-time: 2,124 students, 81% women, 19% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 50 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 87% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 61% 25 or older, 14% transferred in. Retention: 61% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other units of the City University of New York System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, GED. Required for some: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to city residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. State resident tuition: $4000 full-time, $170 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8640 full-time, $360 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $230 full-time, $78.35 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Caribbean American Student Association, African Heritage, Phi Beta Sigma, Black Social Workers, Latino Club. Major annual events: Presidential Lecture Series, Black Solidarity Day, Club Fair. Student services: legal services, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Charles Innis Memorial Library with 111,000 books, 23,379 microform titles, 24,410 serials, 20,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $16,000. 1,570 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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