Monroe College: Narrative Description

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434 Main St.
New Rochelle, NY 10801-6410
Tel: (914)632-5400; 800-55MONROE; Admissions: (914)654-3200; Fax: (914)632-5462; Web Site:

Description: Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1983. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 1,433. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. Full-time: 1,189 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 244 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 8 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 58% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 12% international, 54% 25 or older, 5% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 46% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. 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: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/26. Notification: continuous until 9/3.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $19,420 includes full-time tuition ($8900), mandatory fees ($500), and college room and board ($10,020). Part-time tuition: $1050 per course. Part-time mandatory fees: $125 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. Option: coed housing available. Main library plus 1 other with 8,400 books and 211 serials. 214 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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