Trocaire College: Narrative Description

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360 Choate Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14220-2094
Tel: (716)826-1200; Admissions: (716)826-1200; Fax: (716)826-4704; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Endowment: $4.2 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $4564 per student. Total enrollment: 780. 526 applied, 93% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 15% from top quarter, 40% from top half. Students come from 3 states and territories, 4 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 23% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 51% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at members of the Western New York Consortium.

Entrance Requirements: Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Required for some: SAT I or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $9290 full-time, $350 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $160 full-time, $50 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 3 open to all; national fraternities. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, student newspaper, Environmental Club, Ski Club. Major annual event: TGIO Picnic. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. The Rachel R. Savarino Library with 15,403 books, 93 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $143,443. 55 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Trocaire is located in a residential area of South Buffalo, adjacent to Mercy Hospital and Cazenovia Park, a quiet corner of the city. Three bus lines serve the city and within a short distance is the New York State Thruway and the Buffalo Skyway.