Nassau Community College: Narrative Description

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1 Education Dr.
Garden City, NY 11530-6793
Tel: (516)572-7500; Admissions: (516)572-7345; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 225-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Educational spending 2002-03: $4665 per student. Total enrollment: 20,984. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 9% from top quarter, 26% from top half. Full-time: 13,055 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 7,929 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 99 other countries, 0.2% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 18% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 17% 25 or older, 9% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Long Island Regional Advisory Council for Higher Education. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2650 full-time, $111 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5300 full-time, $222 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $230 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Organization of Latinos, Student Government Association, Programming Board, Caribbean Student Organization, NYPIRG. Major annual events: Spring Festival, Multicultural Fair, Folk Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. A. Holly Patterson Library with 171,938 books, 14,935 microform titles, 753 serials, 55,514 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 700 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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