Onondaga Community College: Narrative Description

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4941 Onondaga Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13215-2099
Tel: (315)498-2622
Admissions: (315)498-2201
Fax: (315)469-2107
Web Site: http://www.sunyocc.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 180-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 8,400. 3,581 applied, 76% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Students come from 9 states and territories, 34 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 48% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health, engineering, computer science, technology, art, music programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: 1 recommendation. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Placement: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents, members of the Armed Forces.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Area resident tuition: $3000 full-time, $125 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $6000 full-time, $250 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9000 full-time, $375 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $310 full-time, $56 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: Jamal, Music Club, Photo Club, Outing Club, Veterans Club. Major annual events: Party on the Quad, Orientation, Holiday Celebration. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Sidney B. Coulter Library with 96,611 books, 802 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $815,590. 525 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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