Westchester Community College: Narrative Description

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75 Grasslands Rd.
Valhalla, NY 10595-1698
Tel: (914)785-6600
Admissions: (914)606-6735
Web Site: http://www.sunywcc.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 218-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $8.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4352 per student. Total enrollment: 11,935. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 6,432 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 5,502 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 6,433 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 14 states and territories, 70 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 19% Hispanic, 21% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 40% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Retention: 63% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, 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. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, radiological technology, respiratory care programs. Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 2/2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $2950 full-time, $123 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7376 full-time, $308 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $343 full-time, $75.50 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, African Culture Club, Italian Club, International Friendship Club, Alpha Beta Gamma. Major annual events: Graduation, end of the year BBQ, Spring Club Days. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Harold L. Drimmer Library with 96,419 books, 34,868 microform titles, 531 serials, 5,163 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.8 million. 1,200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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