Monroe College (New Rochelle): Narrative Description

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434 Main St.
New Rochelle, NY 10801-6410
Tel: (914)632-5400
Free: 800-55MONROE
Admissions: (914)654-3200
Fax: (914)632-5462
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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: 1,570. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 642 applied, 73% were admitted. Full-time: 1,334 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 236 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 10 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 64% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 13% international, 31% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 46% 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, external 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. 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). Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $1095 per course. 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 8,400 books and 211 serials. 214 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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