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Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology: Narrative Description


8601 23rd Ave.
Flushing, NY 11369-1037
Tel: (718)429-6600
Fax: (718)429-0256
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: 6-acre urban campus. Endowment: $22 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3900 per student. Total enrollment: 1,244. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 2 National Merit Scholars, 3 class presidents, 8 student government officers. Full-time: 898 students, 12% women, 88% men. Part-time: 346 students, 8% women, 92% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 15 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 34% Hispanic, 19% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 28% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for all Associate degree programs; selective for certain Bachelor's degree programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Tuition: $13,400 full-time. Mandatory fees: $380 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Hispanic Society of Aeronautical Engineers, student government, Women in Aviation International, Society of Automotive Engineers, American Association of Airport Executives. Major annual events: Winter Fest, Spring Fest. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. George A. Vaughn Memorial Library with 62,000 books, 400 serials, 1,849 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $166,000. 85 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Queens College of the City University of New York.

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