Norwalk Community College: Narrative Description

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188 Richards Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06854-1655
Tel: (203)857-7000
Admissions: (203)857-7060
Fax: (203)857-3335
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Connecticut Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 30-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Educational spending 2003-04: $2886 per student. Total enrollment: 6,047. 3,600 applied. Students come from 4 states and territories, 30 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 18% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 51% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2112 full-time, $88 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6336 full-time, $264 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $294 full-time, $99 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 27 open to all; coed fraternity; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: African Culture Club, Archaeology Club, Hay Motivo Club, Art Club, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Awards Ceremony, Dean's Tea, Welcome Picnic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, patrols by security. College housing not available. Everett I. L. Baker Library with 66,080 books, 73,135 microform titles, 221 serials, 2,988 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $742,222. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Norwalk is a urban community located on Long Island Sound and is 50 minutes by rail from Grand Central Station in New York City. Community facilities include major shopping areas, libraries, churches, a symphony orchestra, and the Silvermine Guild Artists.

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