Monroe College (Bronx): Narrative Description

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Monroe College Way
Bronx, NY 10468-5407
Tel: (718)933-6700
Free: 800-55MONROE
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Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1933. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 4,284. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 1,470 applied, 76% were admitted. Full-time: 3,818 students, 72% women, 28% men. Part-time: 466 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 8 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 52% Hispanic, 42% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 46% 25 or older, 1% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 43% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/26. Notification: continuous until 9/3.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $23,370 includes full-time tuition ($8760), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($14,010). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $365 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $150 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. 525 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Main library plus 1 other with 28,000 books, 301 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 541 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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