Mount Saint Mary College: Narrative Description

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330 Powell Ave.
Newburgh, NY 12550-3494
Tel: (845)561-0800; 888-937-6762
Admissions: (845)569-3248
Fax: (845)562-6762
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 72-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $7.7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4090 per student. Total enrollment: 2,621. Faculty: 249 (67 full-time, 182 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,746 applied, 79% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 70% from top half. Full-time: 1,670 students, 74% women, 26% men. Part-time: 429 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 1 other country, 11% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 10% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 26% 25 or older, 41% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Associated Colleges of the Mid-Hudson Area. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, interview. Required for some: essay, 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $23,330 includes full-time tuition ($15,180), mandatory fees ($510), and college room and board ($7640). College room only: $4300. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, gender, housing facility, location, and student level. Part-time tuition: $506 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $35 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 31 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Different Stages, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Black and Latin Student Unions, Habitat for Humanity. Major annual events: Siblings' Week, Parents' Weekend, Spring Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, monitored surveillance cameras in all residence halls. 901 college housing spaces available; 841 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Curtin Memorial Library plus 1 other with 113,676 books, 714,375 microform titles, 870 serials, 21,297 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $732,994. 336 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Mount Saint Mary College is located in the historic Hudson Valley Region, at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, 60 miles north of New York City. Cultural, historical, and outdoor activities abound.

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