State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill: Narrative Description

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Cobleskill, NY 12043
Tel: (518)255-5011
Free: 800-295-8988
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State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1916. Setting: 750-acre rural campus. Endowment: $1.7 million. Research spending 2003-04: $20,175. Educational spending 2003-04: $6375 per student. Total enrollment: 2,510. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 2,966 applied, 92% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 11% from top quarter, 35% from top half. Full-time: 2,376 students, 45% women, 55% men. Part-time: 134 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 8 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 11% 25 or older, 62% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: agriculture; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at other units of the State University of New York System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,610 full-time. Mandatory fees: $995 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and degree level. College room and board: $7270. College room only: $4300. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Orange Key, American Animal Producers Club, Outing Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Little Theater. Major annual events: Parents' Weekend, Tiger Fest, Spring Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, bicycle patrols. 1,893 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Jared van Wagenen Library with 76,919 books, 32,405 microform titles, 327 serials, 12,601 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $645,017. 200 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.

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