Rockland Community College: Narrative Description

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145 College Rd.
Suffern, NY 10901-3699
Tel: (914)574-4000
Free: 800-722-7666
Fax: (914)574-4433
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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: 150-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Research spending 2003-04: $1.3 million. Total enrollment: 6,549. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,904 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,697 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 2,852 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 25 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 18% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 39% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, 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: Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $2800 full-time, $116 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $5600 full-time, $232 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $235 full-time, $8.30 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Hospitality Club, Student Senate, Student Ambassadors, Student Nurses Association, Latino Club. Major annual events: Club Fest, intercultural programs, Spring Fest. Student services: legal services, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Rockland Community College Library with 122,194 books, 541 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $1 million. 177 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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