Nyack College: Narrative Description

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One South Blvd.
Nyack, NY 10960-3698
Tel: (845)358-1710
Free: 800-33-NYACK
Fax: (845)358-3047
Web Site: http://www.nyack.edu


Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with The Christian and Missionary Alliance. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1882. Setting: 102-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $4.7 million. Total enrollment: 2,908. Faculty: 288 (107 full-time, 181 part-time). 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 21% from top quarter, 58% from top half. Full-time: 1,766 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 290 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 30 other countries, 32% from out-of-state, 0.05% Native American, 21% Hispanic, 35% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 44% 25 or older, 33% live on campus, 17% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation. Required for some: interview, evidence of faith commitment, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,150 includes full-time tuition ($14,750), mandatory fees ($800), and college room and board ($7600). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $600 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $200 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, location, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: gospel teams, Drama Club, Student Government Association. Major annual events: Homecoming, Sadie Hawkins Day, Spiritual Emphasis Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 748 college housing spaces available; 680 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. The Bailey Library plus 2 others with 127,271 books, 11,997 microform titles, 958 serials, 4,739 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $711,949. 180 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:

Suburban village setting about 20 miles from New York City, Nyack is on the west bank of the Hudson River where it widens out to lake proportions. Early Dutch settlers called it the Tappan Zee. It has a local hospital, library, YMCA, and churches of all major denominations. The area has motels, hotels and shopping centers. Recreational facilities include bowling alleys, swimming pools, tennis, field sports, boating, lakes, ice skating, hunting, and fishing. There is ample part-time employment available for students.

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