Suffolk County Community College: Narrative Description

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533 College Rd.
Selden, NY 11784-2899
Tel: (631)451-4110
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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 1959. Setting: 500-acre small town campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 20,280. 6,095 applied, 90% were admitted. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 19% from top quarter, 43% from top half. Full-time: 10,860 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 9,420 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 14 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 33% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Long Island Regional Advisory Council for Higher Education. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for some programs. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended; SAT or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Area resident tuition: $2600 full-time, $109 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $5200 full-time, $218 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $218 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $244 full-time, $36 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. 659 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page.

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