St. Joseph's College, Suffolk Campus: Narrative Description

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155 West Roe Blvd.
Patchogue, NY 11772-2399
Tel: (631)447-3200
Admissions: (631)447-3219
Fax: (631)447-1734
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Administratively affiliated with St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn Campus. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees (master's degree in education only). Founded 1916. Setting: 28-acre small town campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 4,005. Faculty: 386 (114 full-time, 272 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,129 applied, 80% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 52% from top quarter, 84% from top half. 1 valedictorian, 22 student government officers. Full-time: 2,807 students, 75% women, 25% men. Part-time: 982 students, 77% women, 23% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 6 other countries, 0.1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 35% 25 or older, 14% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Long Island Regional Advisory Council for Higher Education. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Required for some: 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $11,612 full-time, $376 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $342 full-time, $11 per credit part-time, $104 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 28 open to all. Most popular organizations: Council for Exceptional Children, Child Study Club, Campus Activities Board, Society of Human Resources Management, National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. Major annual events: Homecoming/Fall Fest, Fine Arts Festival, Senior Week activities. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Callahan Library with 82,600 books, 3,755 microform titles, 323 serials, 1,331 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 223 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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