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New York, New York, United States of America, North America

Founded: 1613; Incorporated: 1898
Location: Southeastern New York on the Atlantic coast, United States, North America
Time Zone: 7 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) = noon Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Ethnic Composition: White, 63.9%; Black, 28.7%; Asian/Pacific Islander, 7%
Elevation: 15244 m (50800 ft) above sea level
Latitude and Longitude: 40°45'N, 73°59'W
Coastline: 1,942 km (750 mi)
Climate: Continental climate moderated by the Atlantic Ocean, with hot summers, cold winters, mild springs, and crisp autumns
Annual Mean Temperature: 12.2°C (54.0°F); January 0.1°C (32.2°F); July 24.8°C (76.6°F)
Seasonal Average Snowfall : 737 mm (29 in)
Average Annual Precipitation (total of rainfall and melted snow): 1016 mm (40 in)
Government: Mayor-council
Weights and Measures: Standard U.S.
Monetary Units: Standard U.S.
Telephone Area Codes: 212, 718
Postal Codes: 1000199; 1010199; 1020182

1. Introduction

Located at the mouth of the Hudson River in southeastern New York state, New York is one of the world's great cities. It has the largest population of any city in the United States, and it is unrivaled in the diversity of its neighborhoods and their often-colorful residents. New York runs the gamut from great concentrations of wealth, epitomized by luxury apartment buildings and hotels and mammoth corporate headquarters, to the grinding urban poverty of its ethnic and racial ghettos. A major financial and economic center, it is also a cultural mecca that has attracted generations of artists and intellectuals and draws millions of tourists every year. In its 400-year history the city has grown and changed rapidly, repeatedly renewing itself through successive waves of immigration and urban development. As a new century approaches, it remains, perhaps more than anything else, a city on the move.

2. Getting There

Located at the southeastern-most point in the state of New York, New York City is situated on the Atlantic coastal plain, at the mouth of the Hudson River.

Highways

New York City is known for its traffic congestion, and many New Yorkers walk or use public transportation within the city itself. The major north-south interstate routes leading to New York are I-95 and I-87 (which approaches New York from the north only). In New Jersey, I-95 becomes the New Jersey Turnpike. East of the Hudson River, it becomes the Cross Bronx Expressway before heading north up the coast of New England. I-95 leads to the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and the George Washington Bridge. I-87 (the New York Thruway) becomes the Major Deegan Expressway as it nears the city from the north. I-80 (the Bergen-Passaic Expressway) approaches New York heading eastward from Pennsylvania.

Bus and Railroad Service

Amtrak offers daily service to New York's Penn Station from Chicago (on the Lake Shore Limited ), Miami (the Silver Star ), New Orleans (the Crescent ), Toronto (the Maple Leaf ), and Montreal (the Adirondack ). Amtrak also operates a high-speed rail shuttle, the Metroliner , between New York and Washington, D.C. Other rail lines that operate out of Penn Station are the Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit. Metro-North operates service from New Haven, Connecticut, and Poughkeepsie, New York, to Manhattan's Grand Central Railroad Terminal.

Airports

Almost every major domestic carrier operates flights to and from New York, as do most international airlines as well. The city is served by three major airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport (which handles over 200 international flights per day) and LaGuardia Airport, both in Queens, and Newark International Airport in New Jersey.

New York Population Profile

City Proper

Population: 7,333,000
Area: 800 sq km (308.9 sq mi)
Ethnic composition: 63.9% white; 28.7% black; 7% Asian/Pacific Islander
Nicknames: The Big Apple; The Empire City

Metropolitan Area

Population: 16,626,000
Description: New York City and surrounding communities
World population rank 1: 5
Percentage of national population 2: 6.0%
Average yearly growth rate: 0.4%
Ethnic composition: 91.2% white; 4.4% black; 3.4% Asian/Pacific Islander

  1. The New York metropolitan area's rank among the world's urban areas.
  2. The percent of the United States' total population living in the New York metropolitan area.

Shipping

New York is home to two Foreign Trade Zonesone at Kennedy International Airport and one at the Brooklyn Navy Yardwhich encourage trade by providing exemptions from certain import duties. Although New York has one of the world's largest and safest harbors, shipping traffic through its port (and that of New Jersey) has been cut by more than half in the past 30 years, as shippers have begun using modern railroad flat cars that cross over land bridges. However, the World Trade Center, home to many of the world's largest trading companies, is still owned by the Port Authority of New York.

3. Getting Around

New York City consists of five divisions called boroughs. Manhattan and Staten Island occupy separate islands. Brooklyn and Queens, across the East River, are located at the western end of Long Island, and the Bronx occupies part of the mainland to the north, across the Harlem River.

City Fact Comparison
Indicator New York Cairo Rome Beijing
(United States) (Egypt) (Italy) (China)
Population of urban area1 16,626,000 10,772,000 2,688,000 12,033,000
Date the city was founded 1613 AD 969 753 BC 723 BC
Daily costs to visit the city2
Hotel (single occupancy) $198 $193 $172 $129
Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) $44 $56 $59 $62
Incidentals (laundry, dry cleaning, etc.) $2 $14 $15 $16
Total daily costs $244 $173 $246 $207
Major Newspapers3
Number of newspapers serving the city 10 13 20 11
Largest newspaper The Wall Street Journal Akhbar El Yom/Al Akhbar La Repubblica Renmin Ribao
Circulation of largest newspaper 1,740,450 1,159,339 754,930 3,000,000
Date largest newspaper was established 1889 1944 1976 1948
1United Nations population estimates for the year 2000.
2The maximum amount the U.S. Government reimburses its employees for business travel. The lodging portion of the allowance is based on the cost for a single room at a moderately-priced hotel. The meal portion is based on the costs of an average breakfast, lunch, and dinner including taxes, service charges, and customary tips. Incidental travel expenses include such things as laundry and dry cleaning.
3David Maddux, ed. Editor&Publisher International Year Book. New York: The Editor&Publisher Company, 1999.

Although it is the smallest of the five boroughs, Manhattanbounded on the west by the Hudson River and on the east by the East River and Harlemis geographically, financially, and culturally the heart of the city. The streets at the southern end of the islandin areas including the Wall Street financial district, Chinatown, and SoHoare laid out in an irregular pattern that dates back to the days of Dutch settlement in the seventeenth century. As settlement later expanded northward, a grid pattern of streets and avenues emerged. The streets run east-west, with numbers ascending northward; avenues run north-south, with numbers ascending westward. Fifth Avenue, running north-south, is the dividing line between streets labeled "east" and "west": to the east of Fifth Avenue, 23rd Street is East 23rd, to the west it is West 23rd. Instead of numbers, a few avenues east of Fifth Avenue are labeled by names (Madison, Park, Lexington) or, in the southern part of the city, letters (A, B, C, and D). In addition, Sixth Avenue is also known as Avenue of the Americas, and some of the other numbered avenues on the west side are known by other names above 59th Street (Central Park West, Columbus, Amsterdam, and West End avenues).

The streets and avenues north of 14th Street are perpendicular to each other except for Broadway, which runs diagonally across the island, northwest to southeast, from the Upper West Side to 14th Street, after which it runs southward to the tip of Manhattan, serving as the dividing line between east and west for this section of the island. The famous "squares" of the city (Times Square, Herald Square, Union Square, etc.) are located at the intersections of Broadway and the major avenues.

A major point of reference in upper Manhattan is Central Park, which runs northward from 59th to 110th streets and from Fifth to Eighth avenues (Eighth Avenue is called Central Park West for the length of the park).

Bus and Commuter Rail Service

New York's subway system is one of the largest in the world, with 1,149 kilometers (714 miles) of track and 469 stations. Trains run 24 hours a day, making frequent stops during rush hour and other daytime hours. Both local and express trains are available. Buses run daily from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm in all five boroughs; more than 200 routes are covered by a fleet of 3,700 buses. Taxicabs are a popular mode of transportation in Manhattanduring peak traffic hours, an ocean of yellow cabs seem to fill the city's streets. Taxi stands abound throughout the city, and cabs can be easily hailed in most areas.

Sightseeing

Visitors may tour New York in organized tours by trolley or double-decker bus, and many walking tours of specific neighborhoods are offered, as well as self-guided walking tours of historic sites in Manhattan. Brief helicopter tours offer a dramatic view of the Manhattan skyline, as do scenic cruises of New York Harbor. In addition there are many specialized tours of specific sites, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City, and the studios of the NBC television network.

4. People

New York is the nation's most populous city and has more than twice the population of its nearest competitor, Los Angeles. In 1990, the population of New York was 7,323,000, with the following racial composition: 63.9 percent white, 28.7 percent black, and seven percent Asian/Pacific Islander, with other groups accounting for percentages of less than one percent. Hispanics (an ethnic rather than a racial designation) accounted for 24.4 percent of the population. The 1994 population estimate was 7,333,000. The population of the New York Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area was estimated at 8,611,099 as of 1997. The region's racial composition was listed by the U.S. Census Bureau in 1996 as 91.2 percent white; 4.4 percent black; and 3.4 percent Asian/Pacific Islander. Hispanics accounted for two percent of the metropolitan area population.

5. Neighborhoods

In the busy financial district in lower Manhattan, the maze of narrow streets laid down during the oldest period of the city's history are home to the towering skyscrapers of Wall Street, the nation's foremost symbol of financial power and prosperity. To the north of the financial district lie New York's teeming, colorful Chinatown and Tribeca ("Triangle Below Canal Street"), a former market district whose warehouses have been converted to artists' lofts and galleries to create one of Manhattan's trendiest upscale residential neighborhoods, graced by fashionable shops and restaurants.

The chic SoHo ("South of Houston"; pronounced HOW-stun) neighborhood just to the north of Tribeca has had a similar history of rejuvenation fueled by its popularity with the artistic community; today, however, gentrification has brought the district out of reach of many artistslike the ones who were responsible for the rebirth of the neighborhood in the 1960s. To the east of SoHo are Little Italy, known for its authentic Italian cuisine, and the Lower East Side, the former home to a teeming population of Eastern European immigrants and today a mecca for shoppers in search of both local color and bargains on Orchard Street.

Greenwich Village, between Houston (pronounced HOW-stun) and 14th streets and west of Broadway, is the historical capital of Bohemianism in America, once home to a dizzying array of artists, writers, musicians, and political radicals. Like other once-marginal areas of New York, the Village has become a prime upscale neighborhood with soaring rents, including some of the highest in the city. However, it is still a colorful area and cultural mecca, as well the center of the city's gay community and home to three colleges: New York University, Parsons School Design, and the New School for Social Research. The East Village, located, as its name suggests, east of Greenwich Village, is the edgier counterpart of the Village, although even this formerly gritty area has become more fashionable and expensive since the 1980s. However, it remains a focal point for the city's pierced and tattooed youth culture, a popular site for after-hours clubs, and an ethnically diverse area.

Chelsea, stretching from 14th Street to about 30th Street, west of Sixth Avenue, is yet another neighborhood traditionally linked with artists and writers, especially through its most famous landmark, the Chelsea Hotel. Today it is home to large Hispanic and gay communities, and its "main drag," Eighth Avenue between 15th and 23rd streets, is known for its cafes, bistros, boutiques, fitness clubs, and the Chelsea Piers sports complex, which includes a climbing wall. Midtown Manhattan is primarily a business rather than a residential neighborhood. Home to numerous corporate head-quartersincluding those of many entertainment and communications giantsit is also the site of landmarks including Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, and the main branch of the New York Public Library, "guarded" by the famous stone lions outside its front entrance.

New York's Upper West Side is a colorful, heavily residential area that is home to many middle-class families and young professionals, although its residents run the gamut from homelessness to upper-echelon wealth. The neighborhood's landmarks include the Lincoln Center performing arts complex, the Museum of Natural History, and, at its northernmost point, Columbia University. The major thoroughfare in this district is Broadway, which offers a wide variety of shopping experiences, including Zabar's gourmet foods and Shakespeare & Company's eclectic book selection. The Upper East Side is New York's most exclusive neighborhood. Its residents live in posh apartment buildings with uniformed doormen; its visitors stay at luxury hotels. It is home to Christie's and Sotheby's auction houses, Bloomingdale's, and a host of foreign embassies and consulates, as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim and Frick museums.

Washington Heights, at the northern end of the city, is primarily a Latino enclave. Home to the largest Dominican population in the United States, in recent decades it has been plagued by problems associated with the drug trade. However, it is still the site of noteworthy landmarks, including the Cloisters (home of the Metropolitan Museum's medieval collection), the Audubon Ballroom, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and Yeshiva University. Beginning at 125th Street on the West Side and 96th Street on the East Side, Harlem is America's most famous black neighborhood. From the days of the 1920s literary and cultural phenomenon known as the Harlem Renaissance until urban decay and violence set in the 1960s, the neighborhood was a unique cultural and political center and home to many famous black musicians and intellectuals, and such historic venues as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater.

6. History

Four hundred years ago, the present-day site of New York City was forest land inhabited by Algonquin and Iroquois Indians who called the central island "Manhattan," which meant "city of hills." In 1609 Henry Hudson (c. 15501611), an Englishman employed by the Dutch East India Company, sailed up the river that now bears his name, and settlement of the region began five years later. In 1625 the first permanent European settlementa trading post called New Amsterdamwas formed on Manhattan, and the Dutch "purchased" the island from its Native American inhabitants by bartering items that amounted to the modern equivalent of $24.

By 1664, the Netherlands' colonial rivals, the British, had taken control of the growing settlement and renamed it New York, and it became their second-busiest trading port in North America, surpassed only by Boston to the north. The rapidly growing town had about 4,000 residents by the turn of the century, and had nearly doubled its population by 1720, becoming the third-largest population center in the British colonies. New Yorkers played an active role in the agitation that led to the American Revolutionary Revolutionary War (177583). The city was overrun and occupied by British forces early in the war, and the occupation continued throughout the conflict. In the period after the colonies won their independence, New York served briefly as the seat of the new nation's government (from 1785 to 1790).

By the beginning of the nineteenth century, New Yorkwith a population of 30,000had become the nation's second-largest city, after Philadelphia. In the first half of the century, the city's growth was further bolstered by the opening of the Erie Canal linking the East Coast with the Great Lakes, and by the first waves of mass immigration, from Ireland, Germany, and Scandinavia. Although New York was a center of the abolitionist movement, pro-slavery feeling was strong among unskilled laborers who feared that their jobs would be threatened by freed slaves. The Civil War (186165) brought a new economic boom, and the city's population reached one million by the 1870s. By this time, New York's government had become a locus of graft and corruption under the infamous Tammany Hall political machine, which spurred a series of political reforms. The last two decades of the century saw new waves of immigration, much of it from Eastern Europe, and the completion of some of the city's greatest landmarks, including the Metropolitan Opera House and the Statue of Liberty (1882), and the Brooklyn Bridge (1883). The immigration station at Ellis Island opened in 1892.

In 1898 New York achieved its present form with the official consolidation of its five boroughs to form Greater New York City, with a population of three million. The shape of things to come was previewed in the first years of the new century: the Flatiron buildingone of its first skyscraperswent up in 1902, and the first subway line opened in 1904. During World War I (191418), New York was a major shipping center for Allied weapons and military equipment. The 1920s brought an era of cultural brilliance marked by the achievements of the Harlem Renaissance, the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table and the founding of the New Yorker magazine, and the growth of Greenwich Village as a bohemian mecca for writers and others involved in the arts. In 1929 New York was the epicenter of the stock market crash that ushered in the Great Depression of the following decade. Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia (18821947; mayor, 19331945) led the city through these dark times, which nevertheless saw the construction of the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and the Chrysler Building, the reform of local government, the hosting of two World's Fairs, and the introduction of the Art Deco style into art and architecture.

New York's international stature was further enhanced with the establishment of United Nations headquarters in the city following World War II (193945). It was also during the post-war era that the city became an international leader in the fields of culture and fashion. In every decade, the city became a focal point for trends in popular culture, from the literary "beat generation" of the 1950s to the counterculture of the 1960s and the opening of the disco club Studio 54 in the 1970s. Beginning in the 1950s, a wave of Puerto Rican immigration and increased migration of blacks to the city from rural areas transformed the city's ethnic makeup, leading to the flight of whites from the city and the eruption of racial tensions in the 1960s. The erosion of the city's tax base, aggravated by the flight of businesses, brought the city to the point of bankruptcy by 1975. It was rescued by the newly formed Municipal Assistance Corporation, and a new mayor, Ed Koch (b. 1924; mayor 197890) helped reverse the city's decline through his policies and his popularity with ordinary citizens.

By the late 1980s New York, together with much of the country, was slipping into recession. In 1989 the city elected its first black mayor, David Dinkins (b. 1927; mayor 19901994), who was replaced in the 1993 mayoral election by U.S. attorney Rudolph Giuliani (b. 1944; mayor 1994), the first Republican to hold the post in 28 years. The city's fortunes revived in the 1990s as the city shared in the country's economic upswing, and tourism boomed. Giuliani was credited with a major decrease in the New York's crime rate, although the city's police department drew universal condemnation in the late 1990s for widely publicized incidents of brutality against members of minority groups.

7. Government

New York City has a mayor-council government. The mayor and the council president (who presides over council meetings) are elected to four-years terms by all the city's voters. Of the 51 council members (all of whom also serve four-year terms), 35 are elected from their own districts, and 16 are elected at large. New York had an estimated 232,588 city employees in 1997.

8. Public Safety

In spite of its violent reputation, New York City actually has less crime per capita than a number of other major cities, including Washington, D.C., Boston, New Orleans, and Dallas. The city's crime rate actually has dropped in recent years, thanks partly to public safety policies, such as gun amnesties and gun confiscation, as well as anti-drug initiatives. In 1997, New York's crime rate was the lowest it had been since 1968. The New York Police Department is one of the country's largest. It covers a jurisdiction of some 829 square kilometers (320 square miles) and has an annual budget of $2.4 million. Over 38,000 uniformed officers and about 9,000 civilians are employed by the department. The city's five boroughs are divided into eight Patrol Borough Commands, which are in turn subdivided into 76 precincts.

In 1995, violent crimes reported to police (per 100,000 population) totaled 1,573 and included 16 murders, 32 rapes, 810 robberies, and 715 aggravated assaults. Property crimes totaled 4,503 and included 1,009 burglaries, 2,500 cases of larceny/theft, and 993 motor vehicle thefts.

9. Economy

With over 200,000 businessesand the headquarters of some 65 Fortune 500 companiesNew York is one of the country's major economic and financial centers. All of the world's major financial institutionsincluding some 400 foreign bankshave offices in the city, and more than $15 billion worth of stocks are traded every day on the New York Stock Exchange. In addition to banking and finance, New York is also an important center for the major service industries of insurance, accounting, and law.

New York is the nation's publishing capital. By far the largest number of major publishers in the country are located here, as well as the two leading newsmagazines, Time and Newsweek, and the major wire services, the Associated Press and United Press International. Film and television production are also thriving industries in New York. Madison Avenue is famed as the world's advertising capital, and the city boasts over 1,000 ad agencies.

Although it now takes a back seat to the service sector, manufacturing still plays an active role in New York's economy. The city is home to some 11,000 manufacturers and 20 industrial parks. The garment industry, in which the city has historically been a leader, still employs approximately 75,000 people, and the city is known worldwide as a center of high fashion. New York is also known for its diamond and jewelry industry, which has traditionally been centered around Canal Street and West 47th Street. Newer sectors that are emerging as industrial leaders include semiconductors, computer equipment, and health-care equipment.

10. Environment

Although New York is better known for skyscrapers and traffic congestion, the city Department of Parks and Recreation has jurisdiction over 834 square kilometers (322 square miles) of urban wilderness, including 83,368 hectares (206,000 acres) of parkland and 2,024 hectares (5,000 acres) of forest preserves. Also included in the resources protected by the parks department are approximately 500,000 trees located on the city's streets. These trees are also protected by the Department of Environmental Conservation and citizens' groups, notably Trees New York, founded in 1976.

In addition, volunteers are helping restore 341 hectares (843 acres) of wild-life habitat in Central Park, including areas frequented by migrating birds and the New Yorkers who gather regularly to watch them. Also within the city's borders are beachfront wildlife habitats, such as that along Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, which is home to two federally listed endangered species and one listed by the state of New York. The city's Urban Park Rangers have taken measures to protect these rare beach-dwelling species, including monitoring, patrolling, vehicle exclusion, and fencing.

11. Shopping

New York is a mecca for shoppers, in terms of sheer abundance and variety. The most famous shopping venue is Fifth Avenue, with its major department stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor, and large bookstores (Borders, Barnes & Noble, Rizzoli). Specialty retailers include Cartier, Tiffany, the Warner Brothers Studio Store, and the famed toy store FAO Schwarz. Also located on Fifth Avenue is the Trump Tower shopping complex, which boasts more than 40 stores and restaurants. Seventh Avenue is home to garment and fur wholesalers (some of which will also sell retail). In the Chelsea neighborhood are the Manhattan Mall and Macy's (West 34th St.), the world's largest department store.

The Upper East Side mixes upscale retailers, including Bloomingdale's, with fashionable second-hand shops. The Lower East Side is famous as a bargain hunter's paradise, with designer clothing and other high-quality items regularly sold at a discount, especially on Orchard Street, the best-known shopping venue in the area. Specialty shops and boutiques abound in Greenwich Village, whose Bleecker Street is home to ethnic bakeries and grocery stores.

A special form of shopping is available at New York's exclusive auction houses, which include Christie's and Sotheby's, and the city's many museum gift shops also offer unusual and high-quality items.

Mixing commerce and local color are New York's open-air markets, which sell everything from flowers to antiques. Specialty gourmet food markets include Dean & Deluca, Zabar's, and Balducci's.

12. Education

In the fall of 1996 the New York City Public School Systemthe nation's largestenrolled 1,063,561 students in grades K through 12; 16.1 percent were white, and 83.9 percent belonged to minorities, including 37.3 percent Hispanic, 36.1 percent black, and ten percent Asian/Pacific Islander. The school system operated 1,120 schools with a staff of 110,709, of whom 57,338 were teachers, making a pupil-teacher ratio of 18 to one. The school system has won acclaim for its career magnet schools, which include the High School of Music and Art, the High School of Fashion Industries, the School of the Performing Arts, the New York School of Printing, Bronx High School of Science, and Stuyvesant High School.

The City University of New York operates branches in all five boroughs, including eight liberal arts colleges, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Since 1970, the city university system has had an open admissions policy for all New York City high school graduates. New York also has more than 20 private colleges, some of the best known being Columbia University (the oldest), New York University, Fordham University, Rockefeller University, and the Juilliard School, which trains students for careers in music, theater, and dance.

13. Health Care

New York City has over 130 hospitals, including more than 30 teaching hospitals. Its public hospital system is the largest in the country, employing over 45,000 people at over 20 facilities, including acute care hospitals, long-term care institutions, and family care centers. Among the city's best-known hospitals are Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Mount Sinai Medical Center, whose health system consists of 21 hospitals and 13 long-term care facilities. The New York University School of Medicine, which dates back to 1837, has 1,360 full-time and 2,175 part-time faculty members.

In 1995, New York's primary metropolitan statistical area was served by 19,337 office-based physicians and 84 community hospitals, with a total of 39,205 beds.

14. Media

New York's major daily newspaper is the New York Times, the nation's "paper of record." Although competition from the city's spirited tabloid publications has expanded the Times' local coverage, it is still known for the breadth and depth of its international and national coverage and its news analysis, as well as its coverage of specific areas such as business and the arts. Favorite features of the Sunday edition include the weekly magazine, the book review supplement (whose reviews are influential throughout the literary and academic world), and the notoriously huge and difficult crossword puzzle.

Specializing in local news are the city's two remaining tabloid newspapers, the New York Post (the city's oldest newspaper, founded in 1801), and the New York Daily News. Among the most-quoted examples of their bold banner headlines are the Daily News' "FORD TO CITYDROP DEAD" (referring to President Gerald Ford and the 1970s budget crisis) and the Post 's "HEADLESS WOMAN FOUND IN TOPLESS BAR." A fourth daily newspaper is published in New York: the Wall Street Journal, the country's most authoritative financial publication. The city's best-known weekly newspaper is the Village Voice, which features investigative reporting on local topics and comprehensive arts coverage and listings. Other weeklies include New York magazine, Time Out New York, and the New York Press. Another local publication with a national audience is the New Yorker magazine (also a weekly), whose tradition of urbanity and high-quality writing received a contemporary spin in the 1990s by British-born editor Tina Brown.

In addition to the wide spectrum of cable television programming, New York has over a dozen broadcast television stations, representing the four major networks and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), as well as independent, educational, and Spanish-language stations. The city also has 17 am and 33 FM radio stations.

15. Sports

The professional sports scene in New York is a busy one, with two major league teams in all the main professional sports. The New York Yankees of the American League, who play at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, are the city's most famous sports team. The team of such baseball legends as Babe Ruth (18951948) and Joe DiMaggio (191499), the Yankees have won more World Series than any other baseball team. The New York Mets, of the National League, play at Shea Stadium in Queens. In football, New York is home to New York Giants and the New York Jets; both teams play at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in New Jersey. New York has two NBA (National Basketball Association) teams: the Knicks, who play at Madison Square Garden, and the Jets, who play at Continental Airlines Arena. The city's two NHL (National Hockey League) teams are the New York Islanders, who play at the Nassau Coliseum, and the New York Rangers, who play at Madison Square Garden.

The New York area also has four horse racing tracks (the Aqueduct, Belmont, and Meadowlands race tracks and the Yonkers Raceway) and is the site of the annual U.S. Open tennis championship games.

16. Parks and Recreation

Extending over 341 hectares (843 acres) at the heart of the city, Central Park is one of New York's most famous landmarks. Designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead (18221903), together with Calvert Vaux (182495), the park was laid out between 1859 and 1870. In spite of its association with some high-profile crimes, the park is still heavily used by a wide spectrum of New Yorkers, from joggers and rollerbladers to picnicking families. Special features of the park include the Central Park Zoo (and recently opened children's petting zoo), International Peace Garden, Belvedere Castle Shakespeare Garden, Conservatory Garden, and many others. Other parks in Manhattan include Battery Park, at the island's southern-most tip; Bryant Park, located behind the public library at 42nd Street; Union Square Park, Gramercy Park, and Washington Square Park.

The Bronx Zooone of the nation's most famousis home to more than 4,000 animals. Over the years, the century-old facility has transferred many of its animals from cages to areas resembling their natural habitats, a change reflected in the zoo's current name: the Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Park. Also located in the Bronx is the 101-hectare (250-acre) New York Botanical Garden, the city's oldest and largest public garden. Brooklyn is home to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Prospect Park, and Flushing Meadow-Corona Park is located in Queens.

In Manhattan, Central Park is a favorite venue for recreational activities of many kinds, including jogging, inline skating, walking, frisbee, and bicycling (altogether New York has some 161 kilometers/100 miles of bicycle paths). The Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex in the Chelsea neighborhood offers a gymnastics center, golf club, running track, roller and ice-skating rinks, and rock-climbing wall.

17. Performing Arts

Home to 240 performance venues, including such famous sites as Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and Lincoln Center, New York is one of the world's great centers for the performing arts. It is the theatrical capital of the nation, with performances ranging from large, expensive Broadway hits to the smaller and more innovative Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions (the last two designations are actually determined by the size of the theater rather than its location). New York is also home to the prestigious New York Shakespeare Festival, which mounts productions at the Joseph Papp Public Theater most of the year and presents the Shakespeare in the Park series in Central Park in the summer.

New York is home to the New York Philharmonic, one of the nation's most acclaimed symphony orchestras (and its oldest), and the country's premier opera company (the Metropolitan Opera), as well as classical music ensembles of all kinds, from early music groups to those specializing in contemporary performance. Opera is also presented by the New York City Opera and several other groups. In addition to the famous Juilliard School, the city is home to two other highly regarded schools of music, the Manhattan School Music and the Mannes College of Music, both of which present their own concert series featuring performances by both students and faculty. A unique classical music experience is offered by Barge-music, a series of chamber music concerts presented on a boat docked on the East River.

New York is also a thriving center for all kinds of dance and is particularly known for its classical ballet companies, notably the American Ballet Theater and the New York City Ballet, which have boasted such illustrious names as George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Mikhail Baryshnikov. New York also has several other ballet companies, and modern dance is represented by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and other groups.

Many types of popular musicincluding jazz, rock, blues, and Latin musicthrive in New York in clubs scattered throughout the city. Among the city's legendary jazz clubs are the Blue Note, Sweet Basil, the Five Spot, and the Village Vanguard.

18. Libraries and Museums

The main branch of the New York Public Library has one of the world's five largest library collections, with book stacks stored on eight different levels and covering an area of at least half an acre. Its legendary reading room is one of the city's treasures. Founded in 1895, the New York Public Library System consists of both research libraries and branch libraries that serve the boroughs of Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island. The library's book holdings total 17,762,034 volumes. The library system operates 79 neighborhood branches, serving a population of 3,070,302, with an annual circulation of over 11 million items.

There are 150 museums and some 400 art galleries in New York. With over 3.5 million artworks, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere, as well as the premier American museum. Its 148,640 square meters (1.6 million square feet) house not only its famed European and American collections, but also extensive Asian, Classical, and Islamic collections. Special features include the Frank Lloyd Wright Room, a Costume Hall, the largest Arms and Armor galleries in the West, and a Musical Instrument Collection containing the world's oldest piano. The Cloisters at the northern-most tip of Manhattan houses the museum's medieval collection.

The Museum of Modern Art (known as MOMA) has one of the world's most extensive collections of modern art, with holdings that include not only paintings and sculpture but also architectural plans, photographs, and films (two classic or foreign films are screened daily). The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum displays twentieth-century artworks in a unique Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building featuring a spiral that winds down through six levels of displays on its outer walls. A ten-story annex completed in 1992 provides room for four additional galleries.

Manhattan's other museums include the Frick and Whitney collections; the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, which features a restored tenement that re-creates nineteenth-century apartment life as lived by New York's immigrant population; the Jewish Museum; the Children's Museum of Manhattan; El Museo del Barrio; and the International Center of Photography. Museums in New York's other boroughs include the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Transit Museum, and the Brooklyn Historical Society in Brooklyn and the American Museum of the Moving Image in Queens.

19. Tourism

Over 25 million people visit New York every year to see its historic landmarks, sample its cultural activities, and enjoy its fine dining and varied shopping. The city's hotel rooms have an average occupancy rate of about three-quarters, and new hotel construction activity has been brisk in recent years. Conventions generate millions of dollars in income annually for the city.

New York attracts more foreign visitors than any other U.S. city. In 1995 approximately 4,252,000 foreign travelers visited the city.

20. Holidays and Festivals

January
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance
National Black Fine Art Show
New York National Boat Show
Outsider Art Fair

February
Chinese New Year Celebrations

March
Art Expo New York
New York Restaurant & Foodservice Show
New York Underground Film Festival
Saint Patrick's Day Parade

March-April
Passports to Off-Broadway Theatres

April
African Film Festival

April-May
Music Hall at Snug Harbor

May
Ninth Avenue International Food Festival
Crafts on Columbus
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Center Flower Sale

May-August
Seafest

June
American Crafts Festival
Belmont Stakes
JVC Jazz Festival
New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Queens Day Festival
Texaco New York Jazz Festival
Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival

June-July
Shakespeare in the Park
Washington Square Music Festival

June-August
Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Summer Stage

July
Fourth of July Concert in Battery Park
Great July Fourth Festival
Lincoln Center Festival
Macy's Fireworks Celebration

July-August
Celebrate Brooklyn Festival
Mostly Mozart Festival

July-October
Moonlight Dancing in the Park

August-September
U.S. Open Tennis Championships

September-October
New York Film Festival

October
Fifth Avenue Art & Antiques Show
Chrysanthemum & Bonsai Festival
Greenwich Village Halloween Parade

October-January
Big Apple Circus

November
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
New York Marathon

November-December
Radio City Christmas Spectacular

December
First Night New York
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
Paul Winter's Winter Solstice Celebration

New Year's Celebration & Ball Drop in Times Square

December-January
Empire State Building Holiday
Lights Lincoln Center Family Art Show
Winter Wildlife Holiday Events

21. Famous Citizens

Film director, comedian, and author Woody Allen (b. 1935).

Abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher (18131887).

Poet William Cullen Bryant (17941878).

Statesman Aaron Burr (17561836).

Industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (18351919).

Composer George M. Cohan (18781942).

Former New York state governor Mario Cuomo (b. 1932).

Former New York City mayor David N. Dinkins (b. 1927).

African-American activist Marcus Garvey (18871940).

"Beat" poet Allen Ginsberg (19261997).

Journalist Horace Greeley (181172).

Writer and editor Pete Hamill (b. 1935).

Statesman Alexander Hamilton (17551804).

Artist Keith Haring (193890).

Author Washington Irving (17831859).

Architect Philip Johnson (b. 1906).

Former mayor Ed Koch (b. 1924).

Former mayor Fiorello LaGuardia (18821947).

Novelist Norman Mailer (b. 1923).

Industrialist and financier J. Pierpont Morgan (18371913).

City planner Robert Moses (18891981).

Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead (18221903).

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (192994).

Playwright Eugene O'Neill (18881953).

Humorist Dorothy Parker (18931967).

Photojournalist Jacob Riis (18491914).

Oil magnate John D. Rockefeller (18391937).

New York governor Nelson Rockefeller (190879).

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld (b. 1954).

Playwright Neil Simon (b. 1927).

Baseball entrepreneur George Steinbrenner (b. 1930).

Real estate developer Donald Trump (b. 1946).

Railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt (17941877).

Pop artist Andy Warhol (19261987).

22. For Further Study

Websites

New York Convention and Visitors Bureau. [Online] Available http://www.nycvisit.com/ (accessed October 14, 1999).

The Official New York City Website. [Online] Available http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/ (accessed October 14, 1999).

Government Offices

Mayor's Office
1 Centre St. Municipal Building
New York, NY 10007
(212) 788-3000

New York City Hall
1 Centre St. Municipal Building
New York, NY 10007
(212) 788-3000

New York County
60 Centre St.
New York, NY 10007
(212) 374-8359

Tourist and Convention Bureaus

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001
(212) 216-2300

New York Convention & Visitors Bureau
810 7th Avenue, 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 484-1200

Publications

The New York Post
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

The New York Times
229 W. 43rd St.
New York, NY 10036

The Village Voice
36 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003

The Wall Street Journal
200 Liberty St.
New York, NY 10281

Books

Alleman, Richard. The Movie Lover's Guide to New York. New York: Perennial Library, 1988.

Auster, Paul. The New York Trilogy: City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room. San Bernardino, CA: Borgo Press, 1996.

Baldwin, James. Another Country. New York: Dial Press, 1962.

Barile, Susan Paula. The Bookworm's Big Apple: A Guide to Manhattan's Booksellers. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.

Biondi, Joann, and James Kaskins. Hippocrene U.S.A. Guide to Black New York. New York: Hippocrene Books, 1994.

Hijuelos, Oscar. Our House in the Last World. New York: Persea Books, 1983.

Jackson, Kenneth T., ed. The Encyclopedia of New York City. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.

Leeds, Mark. Ethnic New York. Lincolnwood, IL: Passport Books, 1995.

Mitchell, Joseph. Up in the Old Hotel. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992.

Parker, Dorothy. Complete Stories. New York: Penguin, 1995.

Riis, Jacob. How the Other Half Lives. New York: Penguin Books, 1997.

Roth, Andrew. Infamous Manhattan. New York: Carol Publishing Group, 1996.

White, N., and E. Willensky, eds. AIA Guide to New York. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988.

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New York: Economy

New York: Economy

Major Industries and Commercial Activity

Despite the loss of the World Trade Center buildings, New York has remained at the core of national and international financial dealings and has continued as the global center of corporate headquarters in finance and services, media, entertainment and telecommunications, manufacturing, and trade. Profits on Wall Street, however, are not expected to equal the heights achieved in 2003, and financial services jobs are on the decline at present. Hundreds of nationwide corporations make their home in New York, from finance to insurance to advertising. New York City leads the country in the number of Fortune 500 and 1000 companies headquartered there, including 8 of the world's top 10 securities firms, and about two-fifths of the country's 50 leading law firms, as well as 219 banks representing every major country. The city's biggest industry is publishing, with more printing plants than anywhere else in the United States and approximately 13,000 employees. New York's clothing industry is headquartered in the Garment District near Times Square, where hundreds of factories employ more than 100,000 people.

In recent years, the high-tech and "new media" industries have taken a $9.2 billion toehold in the city, particularly in what is being termed Silicon AlleyUpper Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. New York City has supported growth in this arena through its Digital NYC: Wired to the World program that assists with construction and remodeling efforts that result in affordable spaces with ready access to the Internet. New York City offers hundreds of thousands of miles of installed fiber-optic cable, enabling businesses to communicate with clients around the globe. Life science research and development is seeing a similar surge in activity, as the headquarters of at least three of the world's primary pharmaceutical companies have located within midtown Manhattan. Pfizer has announced ambitious expansion plans that will reportedly result in 2,000 new jobs by 2009, along with new office space and an extensive makeover for its current headquarters. Alongside cutting-edge research, professional services firms related to financial consultation or legal issues of intellectual property also flourish.

New York tourism contributes greatly to the local economy, fueled by huge advertising campaigns and interest in the site of the 9/11 tragedy. Hotel room occupancy rates are steadily increasing to more than 85 percent, and traffic through the area's airports broke the 8,000,000 mark in early 2005. Many tourists visit the city in order to experience its art and culture, resulting in a leisure and hospitality industry with more than 600,000 workers.

Television and film production in New York City constitutes another growth industry, demonstrating a significant increase in the number of overall shooting days for movies, videos, advertisements, and television programs. Almost 150 studios and stages support the industry, and film production costs in the city are now so reasonable that they rival those of Los Angeles. Three of the "Big Five" music recording businesses have headquarters in New York City.

Items and goods produced: published goods, apparel, chemicals, food products, furniture, machinery, paper products, textiles

Incentive ProgramsNew and Existing Companies

Mayor Bloomberg took office in January of 2002, mere months after the decimation of the World Trade Center buildings. Facing not just a public relations nightmare but also the nationwide economic downturn at that time, the mayor and his administration have expanded the city's industrial interests beyond Wall Street and into biotechnology, film production, and the recreation and tourism business. Unemployment is at its lowest point in 25 years, with 62,000 new jobs created in the city since the middle of 2003. The City of New York appears to acknowledge the value of small businesses, as reflected in its Business Improvement Districts.

Local programs

New York City has many programs available to assist eligible businesses with locating real estate, accessing capital for expansion, lowering energy costs, finding skilled employees and lowering taxes. Businesses that locate in the lower Manhattan area and who complete renovations in excess of 20 percent of the property's assessed value may qualify for the Lower Manhattan Energy Program, which can reduce energy costs up to 45 percent. Manufacturers may receive a tax credit for 3.4 percent of the money spent on utility costs, plus an additional sales tax exemption on purchases of electricity, fuel oil, steam, and natural gas.

State programs

Empire State Development (ESD), the state agency responsible for promoting economic development in New York, has programs available to assist businesses that are expanding and creating jobs. Qualified businesses that locate in an Empire enterprise zone can be exempted from sales tax, benefit from tax reductions, or receive credits on real property and business taxes. Enterprise zone businesses may additionally save money on utilities, receive technical assistance, or receive tax credits on wages for newly-created jobs. Even outside of these zones, businesses that create new jobs can capitalize on Investment Tax Credits. Companies specializing in research and development are eligible for tax credits on 9 percent of their corporate facility tax and may receive a capital credit for their investment in emerging technologies. Machinery and equipment, facilities, property, fuels, and utilities dedicated to research and development activities may also qualify for sales tax exemptions, and the state operates more than 50 high-tech business incubators to further develop the industry. New York State has additionally partnered with electric and gas utility companies to create the "Power for Jobs" program in which companies that fulfill the requirement of retaining or generating a specified number of jobs then receive a break on their utility costs that can be as much as a 25 percent savings.

Low interest loans can be accessed through Empire State Development by small manufacturing enterprises, small service operations that are independently owned and operated, businesses operating within an Empire Zone, businesses located in "highly distressed" areas, businesses owned by women or minorities, defense industry manufacturers, and small businesses seeking to increase their export activities. Other loan programs range from direct financing through the ESD to interest subsidies and loan guarantees. Depending on the financing source, funds can be used for building construction, equipment acquisition, building purchases, and working capital. New York State's progressive tax structure combines tax credits, deductions, exemptions, and write-offs to help reduce the tax burden on businesses.

Businesses that start up in or relocate to designated Commercial Expansion Areas may be eligible for a 3-5 year rent credit of up to $2.50 per square foot, dependent on lease length and company size. New York City's Commercial Expansion Areas include certain Commercial Zones and Manufacturing Zones in Bronx, Upper Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. To qualify, businesses must occupy a building of at least 24,000 square feet and constructed prior to 1999. Businesses in these same zones may be eligible for participation in the Relocation and Employment Assistance, or REAP, program. A tax credit of $3,000 per job is allowed for up to 12 years for jobs relocated from Manhattan below 96th Street or from outside the city to Manhattan below Houston Street. Businesses that have renovated a facility at a cost of more than 50 percent of its assessed value may also be eligible, as may businesses that sign a lease of no less than three years and that spend no less than $25 per square foot improving the space.

The Printers' Relocation Fund allows for partial reimbursement of relocation expenditures to commercial printing businesses and graphic arts companies that move within New York City. Grants may be 50 percent of the qualifying moving costs or $200,000, whichever is the lesser amount.

The New York City Industrial Development Agency offers straight lease transactions and issues low-cost double and triple tax-exempt and taxable bonds on behalf of a wide range of commercial, industrial, and nonprofit companies and organizations. Many financing programs are aimed at eligible small and medium-size businesses to help them obtain financing often not available elsewhere. Various programs provide tax-exempt financing for the purchase of production equipment and machinery; tax exemptions on newly acquired property or renovations for industrial companies; venture capital funds to make capital available for companies specializing in advanced technology; funds for the expansion of nonprofit organizations; loans to small start-up city-based service, retail contracting and manufacturing businesses; and funds to assist community-based banks in making loans for which businesses may not have qualified previously.

Job training programs

In 2003, the New York City Department of Small Business Services was merged with the Department of Employment to create a single point of entry called the Division of Workforce Development. The Division staffs Workforce1 Centers throughout the boroughs of New York City, where job seekers can find extensive databases of open positions, career counseling, skills workshops, and placement programs. The centers also provide GED preparatory courses and instruction in English as a Second Language. Employers can find assistance through the Division's NYC Business Solutions Centers, where customized recruitment and training allows industries to hire workers who are already trained. The Business Solutions Centers offer advice for entrepreneurs, resources for negotiating governmental regulations, and onsite skill development for employees.

The New York City Employment and Training Coalition has combined the resources of local community colleges, community-based organizations, and training programs associated with labor unions to create a comprehensive approach to training and retraining of the workforce. The Coalition offers employer roundtable discussions, training for management staff to facilitate recruitment and retention of quality employees, workshops and conferences, research, and technical assistance.

In 2005, the New York City Council partnered with the United Way of New York City to publicize a request for proposals for grant funding that will support programs as part of NYCWorks. The $10 million initiative will increase access to education, job readiness training, and specific job skill development for unemployed or underemployed workers in the metropolitan area.

Development Projects

New York City's Economic Development Corporation has continued its efforts to restore and reenergize the Lower Manhattan region through tax incentives that encourage retail, commercial, and residential development. Minimum amounts of investment in property improvements, minimum lease lengths, and other criteria for participation in the Lower Manhattan Revitalization Program ensure stability and commitment on the part of businesses and citizens alike.

A division of L'Oreal beauty products has decided to locate its stylist training facility in the TriBeCa neighborhood. Approximately 120 employees of the Matrix salon beauty products company will work in the 31,000 square foot space, where hairstylists will learn how to effectively use the company's products on clients.

Coney Island has meant summer fun for generations of New Yorkers; the stretch of Brooklyn beach, with its amusement park, circus sideshows, and hotdog-eating contests, has sometimes seemed to be on shaky ground, but new development in the area has bolstered the landmark yet again. In 2001, construction was completed on KeySpan Park, home of the new minor league Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team (an affiliate of the New York Mets). In 2005, the Coney Island Development Corporation chose a designer to revitalize the historic Parachute Pavilion at Coney Island, with the ultimate goal of creating a year-round attraction that will preserve the essence of the amusement park and its surroundings.

In 2004, Mayor Bloomberg announced plans for a commercial biotech research and development campus on the grounds of the city-owned Bellevue Hospital. The East River Science Park is expected to attract major players in the pharmaceutical, medical device production, and biotechnology fields. Approximately 4.5 acres have been set aside for the facility that, when completed, will encompass 870,000 square feet of research, retail, and office space. The Economic Development Corporation has committed $10 million to the project, with an expected return of 6,000 construction jobs during realization of the science park and 2,000 new permanent jobs upon completion. One of Manhattan's current pharmaceutical residents, Pfizer, also has plans in the works to renovate its existing headquarters, expand into several new buildings, and relocate thousands of employees to the downtown headquarters, at the cost of $1 billion over the next 15 years.

In the 1970s, Hunts Point (Bronx) was a crime-infested area notorious for frequent arsons in its abandoned buildings and warehouses. After being designated an In-Place Industrial Park in 1980, followed by Empire and Empowerment Zone designations in 1994, Hunts Point emerged as an industrial powerhouse, with an emphasis on food production. The City of New York and the Bronx Borough plan to capitalize on that momentum through the Hunts Point Vision Plan announced in 2005, in which the existing Produce Market on the site will be upgraded, vacant parcels in the Food Distribution Center will be developed, a buffer zone of food-related businesses will be created between the industrial park and the nearby residential neighborhood, bike paths will be constructed, rail and highway access will be enhanced, new parks will be planted, the visual appeal of the area will be heightened with new sidewalks and streetscapes, the appearance of the waterfront will be improved, and a Hunts Point Works employment and training center will be generated.

In 2005, the city of New York and the borough of Queens put a plan in motion to redevelop the former Municipal Parking Lot 1. Approximately $500 million has been set aside to turn the five-acre site into a new town square with residential spaces, a community center, retail slots, recreational facilities, and a business-class hotel. The project is called Flushing Commons and it is anticipated to generate 2,000 construction jobs during the building phase and an eventual 2,000 permanent jobs. An ancillary project in Flushing involves the construction of more than 100 affordable housing units complemented by retail spaces. The city of Flushing is also undertaking an $11 million downtown redevelopment project that will make the area more friendly for pedestrians, and a former industrial property in western Flushing will eventually be transformed into a 3.2 million square foot retail and residential area called Flushing Town Center, at a cost of about $600 million.

Economic Development Information: New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038; telephone (212)312-3600; toll-free (800)NYC-0100

Commercial Shipping

In 2003, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey area handled about 4 million cargo containers and 55 million tons of bulk cargo, at a record value of $100 billion. The world's leading airport system includes LaGuardia, which transported 14,096 tons of cargo and 15,219 tons of air mail in 2004 in addition to 24,435,619 passengers. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) opened two new cargo facilities in 2003, encompassing 435,000 square feet of warehouse and office space. Japan Airlines operates a sophisticated cargo structure at JFK, with 260,000 square feet of space, and the JFK Air Cargo Center is equipped to handle live animal shipments. In 2003, JFK moved 1,709,457 tons of cargo, 84,243 tons of air mail, and 31,732,446 passengers.

In 2002, New York State government and the Port Authority partnered in a rail freight service improvement project that was expected to cost about $40.195 million. Movement of goods within and outside the New York City area should be enhanced as track and yard capacity are increased in Brooklyn and Queens, vertical clearances are heightened along the Oak Point Link, cargo facilities are expanded, a new engine house is constructed for NY&A rail line, and other enhancements are instituted that will benefit rail freight service providers such as CSX and CP.

Two Foreign Trade Zones in New York City cover three major import-export sites: the Brooklyn Navy Yard, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Howland Hook Marine Terminal (along with Port Ivory). Foreign Trade Zones are legally outside U.S. Customs territory and permit importers to store or assemble goods with minimal U.S. Customs scrutiny and no duty charges until goods enter U.S. commerce streams.

The city is bisected and surrounded by a web of interstate highways, including I-95, I-80, I-78, I-295, and I-280. More than 60 trucking companies offer local and national ground transportation of freight, and both FedEx and United Parcel Service operate air freight and package delivery services that are sited in Jamaica, NY.

Labor Force and Employment Outlook

The 2000 U.S. Census reported that 72.3 percent of New Yorkers possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; 27.4 percent of the city's population goes on to earn at least a bachelor's degree, and 11.6 percent achieve a graduate degree of some variety. Overall, this makes for a well-educated workforce. For the State of New York, labor market analysts predict that there will be marked growth in the education and training industry, with a 15.4 percent increase in available positions by the year 2012. Healthcare and healthcare support professions are expected to pick up 147,930 jobs, and community social service work is anticipated to increase by almost 20 percent. Manufacturing and administrative support positions will more than likely decrease in availability, while transportation-related and agricultural work are projected to remain essentially static. Financial services employment will continue its gradual rebound, with an 11.5 percent gain in jobs by 2012.

The following is a summary of data regarding the New York consolidated metropolitan area labor force, 2004 annual averages.

Size of nonagricultural labor force: 8,278,500

Number of workers employed in . . .

construction and mining: 329,700

manufacturing: 499,600

trade, transportation and utilities: 1,582,400

information: 289,300

financial activities: 769,700

professional and business services: 1,223,500

educational and health services: 1,358,000

leisure and hospitality: 606,700

other services: 346,000

government: 1,273,000

Average hourly earnings of production workers employed in manufacturing: $15.35 (April 2005)

Unemployment rate: 4.5% (April 2005)

Largest employers Number of employees (2004)
City of New York 300,000
New York Public Schools 73,774
Merrill Lynch 50,600
JFK International Airport 35,000
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 21,928
Credit Suisse First Boston 18,341
Consolidated Edison Co. of NY 14,079
New York University 13,000
Bear Stearns Companies 10,961
HSBC Banks 10,800
Morgan Stanley Financial 9,700
Cornell University 9,200
LaGuardia Airport 8,000
Beth Israel Medical Center 7,460

Cost of Living

New York is by far the nation's most expensive city in which to live, and it ranks as the thirteenth most expensive worldwide. The city's unique rent control policies provide cheap rent to long-ensconced residentswho tend to be middle class or affluentwhile leaving newcomers to fend for themselves on the open market. Areas that have been undergoing gentrification in the last decade, such as the Park Slope (Brooklyn) and Parkchester (Bronx) neighborhoods, have seen a more than 50 percent increase in rents. To deter rent inflation that may chase older residents or lower-income owners out of their properties, New York City is now offering a property tax abatement to owners of buildings comprised of less than six units and who rent to senior citizens. The city has also proposed that renters in New York City be able to benefit from the School Tax Relief program that at present only applies to property owners, and that property owners who trim the City of New York trees near their homes may qualify for a property tax credit.

The following is a summary of data regarding several key cost of living factors in the New York area.

2004 (3rd Quarter) ACCRA Average House Price: $990,800 (Manhattan only)

2004 (3rd Quarter) ACCRA Cost of Living Index: 216 (Manhattan only, U.S. average = 100.0)

State income tax rate: Ranges from 4% to 7.7%

State sales tax rate: 4%

Local income tax rate: Graduated, from 1.5% to approximately 4.45%

Local sales tax rate: 4.375%

Property tax rate: Class 1 (single-family dwelling) in Manhattan, 15.094% of assessed value; Class 4 in Manhattan, 11.558% of assessed value (2004-2005)

Economic Information: Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, 1375 Broadway, Third Floor, New York, New York, 10018; telephone (212)479-7772; fax (212)831-4244

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New York: Recreation

New York: Recreation

Sightseeing

An energetic visitor could keep busy for weeks in Manhattan alone. A good place to start is where the Dutch explorers first settledin Battery Park on the southernmost tip of Manhattan, which offers spectacular views of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty, itself accessible by boats leaving from the park. The American Museum of Immigration at the base of the statuethe largest of modern timestraces the history of the men and women who sailed into the harbor for a new future. Ellis Island processed more than 12 million European immigrants before it was shuttered in 1954; it is once again open to the public and drawing visitors from around the country and the globe.

A natural sightseeing transition might be a trip to the New York City Hall, the oldest in the nation still housing the city's governmental functions. Back in 1802, a design team consisting of a Frenchman and a native New Yorker won a competition to create the then-new City Hall; the resulting building reflects the Federal style of architecture, with noticeable French influences. Ten Corinthian columns, a soaring rotunda, arched windows, and a cupola crowned by a copper statue of Justice make the building a dramatic sight. The Governor's Room in the City Hall contains a museum with relics from the civic development of the U.S. and New York; its visitors have included Albert Einstein and President Abraham Lincoln, who later lay in state in the room following his assassination.

The New York Stock Exchange offers free tours and a visitor's gallery to observe the hectic activity; for a more peaceful perspective, the sightseer can look down on the city from the observation platform of the fabled Empire State Building, once the world's tallest building. Grand Central Station is a destination in itself; since it opened in 1913, the station whose name has become synonymous with bustle has added shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Group and individual tours can be arranged. Rockefeller Center is not just a place to see but to be seenthe NBC network produces "The Today Show" in the historic complex of buildings that includes the Rainbow Room and the Radio City Music Hall.

Ground Zero, the former site of the World Trade Center complex, is a powerful experience. Interim memorials are located near the site to keep alive the memory of the tragedy of September 11, 2001. The absence of the towering buildings themselves, in a city that uses every available space, is haunting.

The United Nations meets for about three months beginning on the third Tuesday of September, and free tickets to the General Assembly are distributed about an hour before each conclave. Guided tours of the building are also available in at least 16 languages. Visitors should also take time to stroll through New York's many neighborhoods. Chinatown abounds with restaurants and stores. Greenwich Village retains much of its Bohemian charm with bookstores, nightlife, and specialty boutiques. The Garment District, still a headquarters for the clothing trade, teems with workers pushing racks of clothing down the street.

In the Bronx, the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden owns one of the world's biggest plant collections in an herbarium with four million specimens. The Bronx Zoo is home to more than 4,000 animals in natural environments. The zoo is active in preservation activities, having been the home of the Wildlife Conservation Society since 1895. Some of the realistic habitats include the Himalayan Highlands Habitat, the Congo Gorilla Forest, and an Asian rain-forest. The zoo also contains a butterfly garden, a tiger exhibit that puts visitors within a whisker of the cats, and a bug carousel for the kids.

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden cultivates 900 varieties of roses and is undergoing a series of improvements and restorations in 2005. Astroland, near the Coney Island Board-walk, is a family fun center with rides, games, and other amusements. Also nearby, the New York Aquarium highlights a shark tank, dolphin and sea lion shows, Beluga whales, and thousands of other fish and varieties of marine life. The Brooklyn Bridge, one of the world's most beautiful suspension bridges, is open to pedestrians for a memorable view of lower Manhattan.

The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens is nearly as large as Manhattan and is a beautiful site for nature walks. On Staten Island, the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge offers similar opportunities. The Staten Island Zoo is small, but maintains an excellent reptile collection.

New York is famous around the world for its glittering nightlife, from jazz clubs in Harlem to discos and nightclubs in Manhattan. Comedy clubs, improvisational theater, and singles lounges are key New York attractions.

Arts and Culture

New York City is the ultimate destination for performers in and consumers of all aspects of the arts. The city's rich culture attracts fans to the fabled lights of Broadway (and off-Broadway) theaters and the all-night clubs of Greenwich Village. The Theater District in Manhattan offers 36 theaters and a ton of talent in a small strip of land. Performance venues named for luminaries such as Ethel Barrymore, the Gershwins, and Helen Hayes line the streets and entertain millions every year. The artistic heart of the city literally beats at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, home of cultural icons such as the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the School of American Ballet, the New York City Opera, The Chamber Music Society, the New York City Ballet, and the Metropolitan Opera. The 268-seat Walter Reade Theater located within the Lincoln Center is the first permanent home of the Film Society. The Dance Theatre of Harlem started as an initiative to give underserved children the opportunity to study a wide variety of dance forms and has now become one of the best-known multicultural professional companies in the world.

Cultural and historical museums in New York City are as diverse as the populace. El Museo del Barrio has evolved into a primary ethnic institution for New York's Latino residents and is a must-see within Manhattan's Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue. Both the Museum of the City of New York and the collections of the New York Historical Society illustrate how the "Big Apple" developed into the metropolis it is today. The Museum of Television and Radio keeps a vault of 16,000 radio and television tapes that visitors can select by computer and then watch in private booths. The museum also holds special screenings and is a center for radio, television and film research efforts. The Jewish Museum is devoted to Jewish culture both ancient and modern, as is the Yeshiva University Museum. The South Street Seaport Museum is actually a historical district that is several blocks long and features exhibits relating to New York's marine past. A fleet of ships from the late 1800s and early 1900s is docked at the museum pier and can be boarded by the public. The American Museum of Natural History in Central Park features permanent exhibits on peoples from around the globe, meteorites, gems, primates, birds and reptiles, and is probably best known for its dramatic dinosaur reconstructions. The 563-carat sapphire called Star of India is on display at the museum, and the museum's Hayden Planetarium presents frequent lecture series, weekly galaxy explorations, and daily astronomy demonstrations. The New York City Fire Museum resides in a circa-1903 firehouse built in the Beaux Art fashion and contains historical articles, equipment, and memorabilia related to fire-fighting. The New York City Police Museum contains one of the world's biggest collections of police and emergency services memorabilia.

The Museum of Modern Art, or MoMA as it's popularly known, is the largest art museum in the country with 135,000 specimens of painting, sculpture, photography, films, and drawings. The building itself recently underwent an expansion and remodeling that increased both the total square footage and the exhibit space by approximately a third. The collections within MoMA include some of mankind's greatest art treasures ranging from classical Greek sculpture to avant-garde photography. The permanent collection features artists such as Raphael, El Greco, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Hopper, Dali, and Pollock. The Whitney Museum of American Art holds the largest collection of twentieth-century American work and is now amassing pieces from the twenty-first century. The museum has collected the works of Hopper, O'Keefe, and Calder extensively and has dedicated rooms to each of these artists. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, housed in a Frank Lloyd Wright building, is a masterpiece itself and specializes in modern painting, sculpture, and graphic arts. The now-public collections started as the private holdings of the Guggenheim family; Peggy Guggenheim was known for her appreciation for and support of contemporary art and was instrumental in the careers of several modern artists, including Jackson Pollock. The New Museum of Contemporary Art (NMCA) exhibits some of the most current trends in the art world. In 2005, the NMCA will begin construction of a 60,000 square foot facility on Prince Street to allow for expanded collections and programming. A temporary location for viewing will be established on the ground floor of the Chelsea Art Museum on West 22nd Street. The American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) opened exactly two months after the terror attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, and the building itself has won several awards for its architecture. The AFAM collection includes 4,000 paintings, quilts, sculptures, and weathervanes. The Studio Museum in Harlem collects culturally relevant works in a variety of media and offers educational workshops. The Dahesh Museum has concentrated its collection efforts on the works of nineteenth and early-twentieth century European artists such as Bonheur, Vernet, and Picou. The younger set will appreciate the Children's Museum of the Arts, where a hands-on experience in visual and performing arts awaits. The Museum of African Art, located on SoHo Museum Row, seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of the works of African artisans. The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, is the nation's only museum devoted to contemporary and historical design.

Festivals and Holidays

Practically every day is a party somewhere in New York City. The St. Patrick's Day Parade (Irish) and the Columbus Day Parade (Italian) remain the city's two biggest ethnic celebrations. Others include the German Steuben Day Parade, the Muslim Day Parade, the Brooklyn Latinos Unidos Parade, the Mexican Day Parade, and the Polish Pulaski Day Parade. The Great 4th of July Festival explodes with fireworks by Macy's Department Store and a street fair. Toward the end of July, the River to River Festival at the waterfront in Manhattan honors the arts in all forms. In August, the New York Fringe Festival is an alternative celebration of visual and performing arts. The Festival of the Americas in mid-August expresses the diversity of the continent from north to south. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, broadcast nationwide, features huge cartoon-character balloons that drift over city streets and has figured largely in movies such as "Miracle on 34th Street." Since 1933, the lighting of the communal tree in Rockefeller Center has drawn New Yorkers and visitors in a kick-off for various cultural observations occurring in December. New Year's Eve is celebrated in a raucous party that centers on Times Square where the "Big Apple" and the ageless Dick Clark have for many years marked the start of a new year.

Sports for the Spectator

A Big League city demands Big League sports heroes and New York's professional teams have provided those for generations. The New York Yankees of professional base-ball's American League East play in the "House That (Babe) Ruth Built," Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. The National League New York Mets play their baseball games at Shea Stadium in Queens. The New York Rangers of the National Hockey League, the New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball Association, and the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association all play home games at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. The National Hockey League's New York Islanders host their hockey matches at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, which is also the scene for arena football action with the New York Dragons. From the National Football League, the New York Giants and the New York Jets both play their home games across the river in New Jersey at Giants Stadium within the Meadowlands complex.

While New York City was unsuccessful in its bid for the 2012 Olympic Games, there are still plenty of amateur sporting events to enjoy in the metropolis. Minor league baseball is represented by the Brooklyn Cyclones, an affiliate of the Mets, and the Yankees' farm team in Staten Island. Columbia University competes in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association in a number of sports such as basketball, cross-country, and soccer.

Aqueduct Race Track in Queens attracts horseracing fans as do nearby Belmont Park Race Track in Elmont and the Meadowlands in New Jersey. For almost 140 years, the Belmont Stakes have been one leg of the Triple Crown thoroughbred horserace series. The U.S. Open Tennis Championships are played annually in August and early September at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park area of Queens.

Sports for the Participant

Recreational sports for hundreds of thousands of Manhattan residents center on gigantic Central Park, an 840-acre green oasis of rolling hills, ponds, and biking and running paths. Many roads through the park are closed on weekends and certain hours during the week to allow cyclists to pedal in peace. Rowboats can be rented from Loeb Boathouse for a small fee. Runners, walkers, and rollerbladers have unlimited access to miles of footpaths in Central Park, but should exercise caution at night and in isolated areas of the park.

New York City's Parks and Recreation Division administers more than 1,700 parks and facilities scattered throughout the five boroughs that constitute the city. With 614 ball fields, 991 playgounds, 53 outdoor swimming pools, 14 miles of beaches, and 550 tennis courts, the city offers something for everyone. A plethora of city-sponsored sporting opportunities are available for individuals and groups, and the Police Athletic League operated by the police department coordinates sporting events for more than 70,000 children every year.

The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens is nearly as large as Manhattan, with 9,155 acres of natural habitats and hiking trails that aren't overly demanding. On Staten Island, the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge covers 2,500 acres where hikers can hit either the Blue or White trails as they pass through diverse ecosystems. Outside of New York City, the Adirondack Forest Preserve contains more than 2,000 miles of established trails that can challenge hikers of all ages and abilities. The Adirondacks offer opportunities for backpacking and camping, rock climbing and bouldering, or canoeing in the lake country. In the winter, there's skiing at Whiteface Mountain and hiking trails convert to cross-country skiing use. A number of resorts with downhill and cross-country trails are within easy driving distance of the city.

The New York City Marathon, held annually, is one of the biggest races in the country, attracting thousands of professional and amateur participants from around the globe. In the winter, ice skaters can glide on rinks at Rockefeller Center and at the Wollman Memorial Skating Rink in Central Park. Open all year is the New York City Building rink at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park where rentals are available. There are eight golf courses within the vicinity, including Rock Hill, Montauk Downs, Spook Rock, and Swan Lake.

Shopping and Dining

The iconic Macy's in Herald Square, the world's largest store, covers 2.1 million feet of space and offers 500,000 different items for the shopper's consideration. Macy's has a visitors center that conducts tours in several languages and the department store houses a gourmet food shop in The Cellar. Flagship stores for Calvin Klein, Chanel, Versace, Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger, and others have led to a designer boom on Fifth and Madison avenues and 57th Street. SoHo (short for the area south of Houston Street) remains a favorite destination for its unique boutiques and stylish art galleries.

Fifth Avenue, New York's avenue of fashion, includes Bergdorf Men, located across from Bergdorf Goodman and featuring clothing for men only. The venerable Henri Bendel resides in a beautifully restored Beaux Arts building; nearby, Saks Fifth Avenue still caters to upscale shoppers. Also nearby is FAO Schwarz toy emporium, where kids of all ages come to be amazed and entertained. Rare toys, collectibles, faux vehicles, and stuffed animals run rampant in a store that invites visitors to play with the merchandise.

Designer clothing at bargain prices can be found at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, located about an hour outside of Manhattan in upstate New York. Vendors include Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci, Neiman Marcus, Barney's, Banana Republic, The Gap, and Chanel. A shuttle bus service is available to and from the city.

The Crystal District is a five-block expanse of Madison Avenue that houses the world's greatest collection of luxury crystal. Baccarat, a French crystal company, maintains a flagship store in that area, along with Steuben, Swarovski, and Lalique. More sparkly things can be found at the perennial source for engagement and wedding rings, Tiffany and Co. The most extensive offering of Lladro ceramics in the United States is available at Lladro U.S.A. Inc. on 57th Street. New York is also home to world-famous auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's.

Books are a popular and readily available item, sold in general bookstores, specialty shops for specific subject matter, and at sidewalk stands. International goods are the bailiwick of the United Nations Gift Center, and Greenwich Village has continued to be a source for hip and happening music or golden oldies found in its plentiful record and CD shops. All five boroughs also host greenmarkets, some of which are seasonal and some year-round.

Dining options in New York are limited only to one's pocketbook. The more than 18,000 possibilities include everything from posh four-star restaurants to sidewalk cafés and Kosher delicatessens. Continental cuisine coexists with soul food in Harlem, pasta in Little Italy, and Asian specialties in Chinatown. Several restaurants atop New York's skyscrapers offer meals with a breathtaking view. There are a number of time-honored eateries that deserve individual mention: The Four Seasons combines luxurious surroundings with sumptuous food that continually pushes the envelope of American cuisine; the Russian Tea Room is a New York institution which recently reopened and is enjoying a renaissance; Tavern on the Green has been feeding its flocks since 1934before that, it was a sheepfold; Tom's Restaurant was featured on the comedy series "Seinfeld" and serves up cheap eats.

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New York (city, United States)

New York, city (1990 pop. 7,322,564), land area 304.8 sq mi (789.4 sq km), SE N.Y., largest city in the United States and one of the largest in the world, on New York Bay at the mouth of the Hudson River. It comprises five boroughs, each coextensive with a county: Manhattan (New York co.), the heart of the city, an island; the Bronx (Bronx co.), on the mainland, NE of Manhattan and separated from it by the Harlem River; Queens (Queens co.), on Long Island, E of Manhattan across the East River; Brooklyn (Kings co.), also on Long Island, on the East River adjoining Queens and on New York Bay; and Staten Island (Richmond co.), on Staten Island, SW of Manhattan and separated from it by the Upper Bay. The metropolitan area (1990 est. pop. 18,087,000) encompasses parts of SE New York state, NE New Jersey, and SW Connecticut. The port of New York (which is now centered on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River) remains one of the world's leading ports.

Economy

New York is a vibrant center for commerce and business and one of the three "world cities" (along with London and Toyko) that control world finance. Manufacturing—primarily of small but highly diverse types—accounts for a large but declining amount of employment. Clothing and other apparel, such as furs; chemicals; metal products; and processed foods are some of the principal manufactures. The city is also a major center of television broadcasting, book publishing, advertising, and other facets of mass communication. It became a major movie-making site in the 1990s, and it is a preeminent art center, with artists revitalizing many of its neighborhoods. The most celebrated newspapers are the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. New York attracts many conventions—including the national Democratic (1868, 1924, 1976, 1980, 1992) and Republican (2004) party conventions—and was the site of two World's Fairs (1939–40; 1964–65). It is served by three major airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, both in Queens, and Newark International Airport, in New Jersey. Railroads converge upon New York from all points.

With its vast cultural and educational resources, famous shops and restaurants, places of entertainment (including the theater district and many off-Broadway theaters), striking and diversified architecture (including the Woolworth Building, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, Seagram Building, 8 Spruce St., and One World Trade Center), and parks and botanical gardens, New York draws millions of tourists every year. Some of its streets and neighborhoods have become symbols throughout the nation. Wall Street means finance; Broadway, the theater; Fifth Avenue, fine shopping; Madison Avenue, advertising; and SoHo, art.

Ethnic Diversity

New York City is also famous for its ethnic diversity, manifesting itself in scores of communities representing virtually every nation on earth, each preserving its identity. Little Italy and Chinatown date back to the mid-19th cent. African Americans from the South began to migrate to Harlem after 1910, and in the 1940s large numbers of Puerto Ricans and other Hispanic-Americans began to settle in what is now known as Spanish Harlem. Since the 1980s New York City has undergone substantial population growth, primarily due to new immigration from Latin America (especially the Dominican Republic), Asia, Jamaica, Haiti, the Soviet Union and Russia, and Africa.

Points of Interest and Educational and Cultural Facilities

The city's many bridges include the George Washington Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, Henry Hudson Bridge, Robert F. Kennedy (formerly Triborough) Bridge, the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, the Throgs Neck Bridge, and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The Holland Tunnel (the first vehicular tunnel under the Hudson) and the Lincoln Tunnel link Manhattan with New Jersey. The Queens-Midtown Tunnel and the Hugh L. Carey (formerly Brooklyn-Battery) Tunnel, both under the East River, connect Manhattan with W Long Island. Islands in the East River include Roosevelt Island, Rikers Island (site of a city penitentiary), and Randalls Island (with Downing Stadium). In New York Bay are Liberty Island (with the Statue of Liberty); Governors Island; and Ellis Island. New York City is the seat of the United Nations. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a complex of buildings housing the Metropolitan Opera Company, the New York Philharmonic, the New York City Ballet, and the Juilliard School. Also in the city are Carnegie Hall and New York City Center, featuring performances by musical and theatrical companies.

Among the best known of the city's many museums and scientific collections are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright), the Frick Collection (housed in the Frick mansion), the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Neue Galerie, the Museum of the City of New York, the Museum of Jewish Heritage–a Living Memorial to the Holocaust, the American Museum of Natural History (with the Hayden Planetarium), the museum and library of the New-York Historical Society, the Brooklyn Museum (see Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences), and the Paley Center for Media. The New York Public Library is the largest in the United States. Major educational institutions include the City Univ. of New York (see New York, City Univ. of), Columbia Univ., Cooper Union, Fordham Univ., General Theological Seminary, Jewish Theological Seminary, New School Univ., New York Univ., and Union Theological Seminary. A center for medical treatment and research, New York has more than 130 hospitals and several medical schools. Noted hospitals include Bellevue Hospital, Mt. Sinai Hospital (part of Mt. Sinai NYU Health), and New York–Presbyterian Hospital (encompassing Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and New York Weill Cornell Medical Center). Among New York's noted houses of worship are Trinity Church, St. Paul's Chapel (dedicated 1776), Saint Patrick's Cathedral, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (see Saint John the Divine, Cathedral of), Riverside Church, and Temple Emanu-El.

New York's parks and recreation centers include parts of Gateway National Recreation Area (see National Parks and Monuments, table); Central Park, the Battery, Washington Square Park, Riverside Park, and Fort Tryon Park (with the Cloisters) in Manhattan; the New York Zoological Park (Bronx Zoo) and the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx; Coney Island (with a boardwalk, beaches, and an aquarium) and Prospect Park in Brooklyn; and Flushing Meadows–Corona Park (the site of two World's Fairs, two museums, a botanic garden, and a zoo) in Queens. Sports events are held at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, home to the Knickerbockers (basketball) and Rangers (hockey); at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, home to the Yankees (baseball); at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, home to the Nets (basketball); and at Citi Field, home to the Mets (baseball), and the United States Tennis Association Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home to the U.S. Open (tennis), in Queens. In the suburbs are the homes of the Islanders (hockey; in Uniondale, Long Island) and the Giants and the Jets (football; at the Meadowlands, in East Rutherford, N.J.).

Other places of interest are Rockefeller Center; Battery Park City; Greenwich Village, with its cafés and restaurants; and Times Square, with its lights and theaters. Of historic interest are Fraunces Tavern (built 1719), where Washington said farewell to his officers after the American Revolution; Gracie Mansion (built late 18th cent.), now the official mayoral residence; the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage; and Grant's Tomb.

History

The Colonial Period

Although Giovanni da Verrazano was probably the first European to explore the region and Henry Hudson certainly visited the area, it was with Dutch settlements on Manhattan and Long Island that the city truly began to emerge. In 1624 the colony of New Netherland was established, initially on Governors Island, but the town of New Amsterdam on the lower tip of Manhattan was soon its capital. Peter Minuit of the Dutch West India Company supposedly bought the island from its Native inhabitants for 60 Dutch guilders worth of merchandise (the sale was completed in 1626). Under the Dutch, schools were opened and the Dutch Reformed Church was established. The indigenous population was forced out the area of European settlement in a series of bloody battles.

In 1664 the English, at war with the Netherlands (see Dutch Wars), seized the colony for the duke of York, for whom it was renamed. Peter Stuyvesant was replaced by Richard Nicolls as governor, and New York City became the capital of the new British province of New York. The Dutch returned to power briefly (1673–74) before the reestablishment of English rule. A liberal charter, which established the Common Council as the main governing body of the city, was granted under Thomas Dongan in 1686 and remained in effect for many years. English rule was not, however, without dissension, and the autocratic rule of British governors was one of the causes of an insurrection that broke out in 1689 under the leadership of Jacob Leisler. The insurrection ended in the execution of Leisler by his enemies in 1691. In 1741 there was further violence when an alleged plot by African-American slaves to burn New York was ruthlessly suppressed.

Throughout the 18th cent. New York was an expanding commercial and cultural center. The city's first newspaper, the New York Gazette, appeared in 1725. The trial in 1735 of John Peter Zenger, editor of a rival paper, was an important precedent for the principle of a free press. The city's first institution of higher learning, Kings College (now Columbia Univ.), was founded in 1754.

The Revolution through the Nineteenth Century

New York was active in the colonial opposition to British measures after trouble in 1765 over the Stamp Act. As revolutionary sentiments increased, the New York Sons of Liberty forced (1775) Gov. William Tryon and the British colonial government from the city. Although many New Yorkers were Loyalists, Continental forces commanded by George Washington tried to defend the city. After the patriot defeat in the battle of Long Island (see Long Island, battle of) and the succeeding actions at Harlem Heights and White Plains, Washington gave up New York, and the British occupied the city until the end of the war for independence. Under the British occupation two mysterious fires (1776 and 1778) destroyed a large part of the city. After the Revolution New York was briefly (1785–90) the first capital of the United States and was the state capital until 1797. President Washington was inaugurated (Apr. 30, 1789) at Federal Hall.

New development was marked by such events as the founding (1784) of the Bank of New York under Alexander Hamilton and the beginning of the stock exchange around 1790. By 1790 New York was the largest city in the United States, with over 33,000 inhabitants; by 1800 the number had risen to 60,515. In 1811 plans were adopted for the laying out of most of Manhattan on a grid pattern. The opening of the Erie Canal (1825), ardently supported by former Mayor De Witt Clinton, made New York City the seaboard gateway for the Great Lakes region, ushering in another era of commercial expansion. The New York and Harlem RR was built in 1832. In 1834 the mayor of New York became an elective office. In the next year a massive fire destroyed much of Lower Manhattan, but it brought about new building laws and the construction of the Croton water system.

By 1840 New York had become the leading port of the nation. A substantial Irish and German immigration after 1840 dramatically changed the character of urban life and politics in the city. The coming of the Civil War found New Yorkers unusually divided; many shared Mayor Fernando Wood's Southern sympathies, but under the leadership of Gov. Horatio Seymour most supported the Union. However, in 1863 the draft riots broke out in protest against the federal Conscription Act. The rioters—many of whom were Irish and other recent immigrants—directed most of their anger against African Americans. Extensive immigration had begun before the Civil War, and after 1865, with the acceleration of industrial development, another wave of immigration began and reached its height in the late 19th and early 20th cent. As a result of this immigration, which was predominantly from E and S Europe, the city's population reached 3,437,000 by 1900 and 7 million by 1930. New York's many distinct neighborhoods, divided along ethnic and class lines, included such notorious slums as Five Points, Hell's Kitchen, and the Lower East Side. They were often side by side with such exclusive neighborhoods as Gramercy Park or Brooklyn Heights.

Municipal politics were dominated by the Democratic party, which was dominated by Tammany Hall (see Tammany) and the Tweed Ring, led by William M. Tweed. The first of many scandalous disclosures about the city's political life came in 1871, leading to Tweed's downfall. Although not always victorious, Tammany was the center of New York City politics until 1945.

Until 1874, when portions of Westchester were annexed, the city's boundaries were those of present-day Manhattan. With the adoption of a new charter in 1898, New York became a city of five boroughs—New York City was split into the present Manhattan and Bronx boroughs, and the independent city of Brooklyn was annexed, as were the western portions of Queens co. and Staten Island. The opening of the first subway line (1903) and other means of mass transportation spurred the growth of the outer boroughs, and this trend has continued into the 1990s. The Flatiron Building (1902) foreshadowed the skyscrapers that today give Manhattan its famed skyline.

Later History

In the 20th cent., New York City was served by such mayors as Seth Low, William J. Gaynor, James J. Walker (whose resignation was brought about by the Seabury investigation), Fiorello H. LaGuardia, Robert F. Wagner, Jr. (see under Robert Ferdinand Wagner), Abraham Beame, John V. Lindsay, Edward I. Koch, David Dinkins (New York City's first African-American mayor), and Rudolph Giuliani. The need for regional planning resulted in the nation's first zoning legislation (1916) and the formation of such bodies as the Port of New York Authority (1921; now the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey), the Regional Plan Association (1929), the Municipal Housing Authority (1934), and the City Planning Commission (1938).

After World War II, New York began to experience the problems that became common to most large U.S. cities, including increased crime, racial and ethnic tensions, homelessness, a movement of residents and companies to the suburbs and the resulting diminished tax base, and a deteriorating infrastructure that hurt city services. These problems were highlighted in the city's near-bankruptcy in 1975. A brief but spectacular boom in the stock and real estate markets in the 1980s brought considerable wealth to some sectors. By the early 1990s, however, corporate downsizing, the outward movement of corporate and back office centers, a still shrinking industrial sector, and the transition to a service-oriented economy meant the city was hard hit by the national recession.

In the late 1990s the city capitalized on its strengths to face a changing economic environment. While the manufacturing base continued to dwindle, the survivors were flexible and, increasingly, specialized companies that custom-tailored products or focused on local customers. Foreign markets were targeted by the city's financial, legal, communications, and other service industries. The city also saw the birth of a strong high-technology sector. Budget cuts in the mid-1990s reduced basic services, but a strong national economy and, especially, a rising stock market had restored vigor and prosperity by the end of the 20th cent.

The destruction of the World Trade Center, formerly the city's tallest building, as a result of a terrorist attack (Sept., 2001) was the worst disaster in the city's history, killing more than 2,700 people. In addition to the wrenching horror of the attack and the blow to the city's pride, New York lost some 10% of its commercial office space and faced months of cleanup and years of reconstruction. The crisis brought national prominence and international renown to Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who provided the city with a forceful and calming focus in the weeks after the attack. Michael R. Bloomberg, a moderate Republican, succeeded Giuliani as mayor in 2002. In 2012 low-lying areas of the city's boroughs suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy's storm surge. In 2014, Bill de Blasio, a populist and liberal Democrat, became mayor.

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See I. N. P. Stokes, The Iconography of Manhattan Island (6 vol., 1915–28, repr. 1967); R. G. Albion, The Rise of New York Port, 1815–1860 (1939); J. A. Kouwenhoven, Columbia Historical Portrait of New York (1953, repr. 1972); N. Glazer and D. P. Moynihan, Beyond the Melting Pot (1963); E. R. Ellis, The Epic of New York City (1966); R. A. Caro, The Power Broker (1975); D. Hammack, Power and Society (1982); Federal Writers' Project, WPA Guide to New York City (repr. 1982); J. Kieran, A Natural History of New York (1982); J. Charyn, Metropolis (1987); R. A. M. Stern et al., New York 1960 (1995); E. G. Burrows and M. Wallace, Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 (1998); H. Adam, New York: Architecture & Design (2003); A. S. Dolkart and M. A. Postal, Guide to New York City Landmarks (3d ed. 2003); R. Shorto, The Island at the Center of the World (2004); J. Brash, Bloomberg's New York (2011); S. H. Jaffe, New York at War (2012); M. B. Williams, City of Ambition (2013); K. T. Jackson, ed., The Encyclopedia of New York City (2d ed. 2010).

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New York: History

New York: History

Islands Draw Native American, Dutch, and English Settlement

Imagine a New York City lacquered in ice, specifically the last ice age that covered a good part of the continent more than 15,000 years ago. As the ice began to retreat, it simultaneously scraped minerals out of the earth and deposited rocks and soil in its path. Two of the terminal moraine deposits eventually became present-day Staten Island and Long Island. Early inhabitants were drawn to the fertile ground, the abundant fauna, and the clean rivers; archeological evidence suggests that the area was first peopled around 6,000 years after the retreat of the glaciers. The abundant waterways surrounding modern-day New York eventually made the area an ideal base for Algonquian tribes, who lived on the banks of the harbor at the time of initial European discovery.

Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano was the first European to arrive in the region, landing at Staten Island in 1524 and mapping the region. Henry Hudson, however, became the first European to reach Manhattan in 1609 and then sailed up the river that would later bear his name. Hudson's mission had been to look for the fabled Northwest Passage to the Orient. Although English, Hudson represented a Dutch concern. The Dutch West India Company dispatched the first permanent settlers to Manhattan Island in 1624. They established Fort Amsterdam, which grew into the town of New Amsterdam as more settlers arrived. In 1626, the fledgling town's governor, Peter Minuit, bought Manhattanmeaning "Island of Hills"from the Canarsie tribe for 24 dollars' worth of beads and trinkets; locals sometimes cite this transaction as one of the last real estate bargains in New York.

New Amsterdam's population grew to roughly 1,000 people by the 1650s, but strife between Europeans and local Native Americanswho resisted being taxed by the settlersalso escalated. The Dutch West India Company, fearing the strife could hurt its economic interests, selected the autocratic Peter Stuyvesant to end the troubles. Stuyvesant, who was fitted with a decorated wooden leg and known as "Hardheaded Pete," was able to restore peace locally, but during his seventeen-year rule the Dutch and the English fought three naval wars. The English early recognized the trading potential of the site. Finally, in 1664, English war ships arrived in New York Harbor. Stuyvesant surrendered and the town was renamed New York in honor of the Duke of York. New York prospered under English rule, as the population swelled to 7,000 people by 1700. The first newspaper, The New York Gazette, was published in 1725 and King's College, now called Columbia University, opened in 1754.

New York has always thrived on rough-and-tumble politics, beginning as early as the Revolutionary War era. The Stamp Act Congress, which protested unfair taxes levied by the British rulers, met there in 1765 and five years later New Yorkers first clashed with British troops. American forces took control of New York at the start of the war, but British troops recaptured the area after the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776 and held New York until the end of the war in 1783. Two years later, New York was made the temporary capital of the new nation and was the seat of Congress until 1790. New York City hosted the first presidential inauguration, as George Washington was sworn in there in 1789.

New Residents Bring Growth, Challenges

New York was once smaller than the other two colonial centers, Philadelphia and Boston. But its importance as the major East Coast port brought millions of immigrants, many of whom settled in ethnic ghettos. German, Irish, and other northern European immigrants flocked to the city throughout the 1800s, drawn by the lure of working on the city's docks and in its mills. By the last two decades of that century, Italian and many eastern Europeans also began arriving. With them came a variety of religions, including Catholicism, which heightened cultural and racial tensions between old and new residents. The immigrants, a number of whom did not speak English, came to depend on the Democratic Party-controlled Tammany Hall, a political machine that dispensed jobs and advice to immigrants in return for their votes. Led by William "Boss" Tweed, Tammany Hall eventually collapsed under the weight of its own corruption, and Tweed himself was arrested in 1871 on charges of cheating the city of as much as $200 million.

At the same time, nationwide unrest was fomenting around the issues of states' rights and slavery. New York was not a center of abolitionist sentiment during the Civil War, despite joining the Union; merchants feared trade with important Southern industries would be damaged. When army conscription was established in 1863 to fill dwindling Union ranks, riots broke out that eventually killed about 1,000 people, including many African Americans who were lynched. Order was not restored until troops arrived from Gettysburg to quell the disturbances.

Various political coalitions struggled to rule the city until Fiorello LaGuardia, nicknamed "The Little Flower," was elected mayor in 1934. LaGuardia, for whom one of the city's two major airports is now named, brought a spirit of reform to a city $30 million in debt in the middle of the Great Depression. He restored fiscal stability during his tenure, which ran until 1945, fought growing crime, and also introduced public welfare services to the city. New York's place as a world capital was bolstered in 1946 by its selection as headquarters for the United Nations. World Fairs held in New York City, the first in 1939 featuring the introduction of television and a second in 1964, further enhanced the reputation of the metropolis.

Growth Balanced by Reform

As the science of civil engineering grew, so did the city. Brooklyn for example was fairly isolated from the rest of the area until the Brooklyn Bridge was finished in 1883. But Brooklyn and three other then-separate boroughsthe Bronx, Queens and Staten Islanddid not join with Manhattan to become New York City as it is known today until 1898. Manhattan then counted the largest population, but the expanding network of bridges and tunnels leading to and from the island allowed New York City workers to spread to outlying areas.

By the 1960s, though, the city seemed nearly ungovernable. Striking transit workers shut down all subway and bus servicein a city dependent on mass transitin 1966. A 1968 garbage workers' strike left mountains of trash to pile up on hot city streets for nine days. Police and firefighters struck in 1971 and by 1975 the city faced bankruptcy or a default on its bond payments. A bailout from the federal government helped stabilize the crisis. Into that void stepped Edward Koch. Elected mayor in 1978, Koch helped return the city to a delicate balance between competing social forces and introduced his trademark phrase: "How am I doing?" In 1989 David N. Dinkins became New York City's first African American mayor, inheriting the steward-ship of a city mired in the worst recession in the post-World War era and the demise of which was predicted daily, as has been the case throughout its history. The tenure of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani in the 1990s saw a historic reduction of the city's crime rate, several years of balanced budgets, and a much-hailed improvement in the overall quality of life of city residents. Mayor Giuliani had entered office on the heels of the World Trade Center bombing on February 26, 1993, in which six people were killed, thousands more were injured, and extensive property damage was incurred. Before leaving office in January 2002, he was faced with an unimaginable tragedySeptember 11, 2001.

9/11: Sadness and Solidarity

Most citizens of the United States remember exactly what they were doing on the morning of September 11, 2001, when they heard the newsa plane had struck the north tower of the World Trade Center (WTC) complex in New York City. Initial reports were that it was an accident until many of those same people watched, stunned and horrified, as live television chronicled the second plane crashing into the south tower. Thirty-five minutes later, word came that a third plane had hit the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., followed by the downing of a fourth plane in a Pennsylvania field. Compounding the tragedy was the stark realization that the weapons used against the World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon were hijacked U.S. commercial airliners, full of travelers. The magnitude of lost lives was overwhelming, nowhere more than in the streets of New York where citizens witnessed the crashes with their own eyes. Within minutes, emergency personnel from across the massive city were mobilized to respond to the WTC crash sites.

The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were dependent on a central structural core, and the impact and jet fuel fires from the planes had first sent shockwaves down the length of each building and then compromised the supporting structure. At 9:59 a.m., as office workers, janitors, and executives fled the World Trade Centerwhile rescue workers filed in to help them to safetythe south tower suddenly collapsed into a heap of rubble. The north tower followed a half-hour later. Hundreds of rescue workers and thousands of WTC workers and visitors were killed or injured. The U.S. Government ultimately determined that the four attacks on 9/11 were a symbolic strike at the financial and military emblems of the country and were coordinated through a Muslim terrorist group, al-Qaeda, under the leadership of a man named Osama bin Ladin.

In the days after 9/11, New Yorkers pulled together with a new appreciation for each other and their city. Thousands of volunteers hailing from the city and far beyond gathered to offer aid for rescue, recovery, and clean-up efforts, while donations avalanched in from across the country to support the injured and bereft. Mayor Giuliani was onsite at Ground Zero soon after the attacks, and he stayed onsite to boost the morale of workers and volunteers. The city as a whole vowed that it couldn't be brought to its knees by fear-based tactics, and plans were almost immediately put into effect to prove just that.

While the smoke was still rising, New York Governor George Pataki and Mayor Giuliani created the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to oversee the design and construction of a lasting memorial to the victims of 9/11, while also generating a plan to rebuild and revitalize the area most profoundly affected by the horrific events. Mere months later, mayor-elect Michael Bloomberg continued the momentum and supported the previous administration's steps to remediate the damage.

Spontaneous memorials had been started soon after the collapse of the towers, and the need for a more permanent observation of the events and recognition of the victims was quickly deemed necessary. A design competition for the memorial was held in 2002, with the idea of architect David Childs being selected as the favorite. The "Freedom Tower," as redesigned in 2005, will eventually surpass the height of the original Twin Towers and will feature an observation deck, office space, listings of the names of victims of the tragedy, and a spire of light beaming endlessly into space from the top of the structure. Groundbreaking for the Freedom Tower is scheduled for 2006, with completion expected by 2010. In the meantime, Governor Pataki announced in June 2005 that construction would start on two interim memorials to the victims, survivors, and rescue workers affected by the attacks on the World Trade Center buildings. One of the memorials is an oral history project located at the Port Authority Transit Hub near the WTC site, where people can record their recollections of that day and of the loved ones they lost. The second interim memorial is the Tribute Center located across from the WTC area, housing the collected items left at the site after the tragic occur-rences of 9/11.

After the smoke cleared, New York City remained the financial powerhouse of the world. The city won't forget the sacrifices made by its citizens on September 11th and on many previous occasions, and it's a city that realizes that the best memorial is to live on. The tourist trade rebounded with surprising speed, and New York City's gritty determination has pulled it through tough economic times not necessarily related to the events of 9/11. The biggest city in the country was built on the diversity of its citizenryIrish, Jewish, Palestinian, Russian, Italian, Muslim, African, Portuguese, and so many moreand it will continue to be the cultural, financial, and educational heart of the nation.

Historical Information: New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194; telephone (212)873-3400

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New York City

NEW YORK CITY

NEW YORK CITY. While it shares characteristics with a thousand other cities, New York City is also unique. At the southern tip of New York State, the city covers 320.38 miles and is divided into five boroughs, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. By the twenty-first century New York City was well established as the preeminent financial and cultural center of American society and an increasingly globalized world economy. Its stature is anchored in part on one of the great, natural deep-water ports in the world; on its resultant concentration of financial services, commercial ventures,


and media outlets; and on its long and colorful history as the "front door" to the United States for millions of immigrants.

Prior to European settlement in 1624, Native Americans, including the Rockaways, the Matinecooks, the Canarsies, and the Lenapes, populated the region. While northern European and Spanish explorers had contact with these groups before 1600, the establishment of a Dutch fort on Governor's Island began New York's modern history. The Dutch West India Company christened the settlement New Amsterdam, and it became the central entrepôt to the Dutch colony of New Netherland. Dutch officials had trouble attracting settlers from a prosperous Holland and eventually allowed in non-Dutch settlers from nearby English colonies and northern and western Europe. As a result, by the 1660s the Dutch were close to being a minority in New Amsterdam. Led by Colonel Richard Nicolls, the British seized New Amsterdam on 8 September 1664. Nicolls renamed the city "New York City" to honor the brother of King Charles II, the duke of York (later King James II).

For its first hundred years the city grew steadily in diversity, population, and importance as a critical economic bridge between Britain's southern, agricultural colonies and its northern mercantile possessions. The first Africans arrived in 1626, and by the eighteenth century African slaves comprised approximately one-fifth of the city's population. At times the city's ethnic and racial diversity led to social unrest. In 1712 and 1741 city authorities brutally crushed slave insurrections. By 1743 New York was the third largest American city, and by 1760 it surpassed Boston to become second only to Philadelphia.

New York City saw substantial anti-British sentiment during the early years of the American Revolutionary period as radical Whig leaders organized militant Sons of Liberty and their allies in anti-British violence. As the Revolution progressed, however, the city became a bastion of Loyalist sympathy, particularly following the defeat of George Washington's forces at Brooklyn Heights and Harlem Heights in 1776. The British occupied the city for the remainder of the war.

After the British departed in 1783, New York City grew in economic importance, particularly with the establishment of the stock exchange in 1792. As European powers battled in the Napoleonic Wars, New York City supplied all sides with meat, flour, leather, and cloth among other goods and by 1810 emerged as the nation's premier port and the single most lucrative market for British exports.

The Nineteenth Century

To a significant extent New York City's subsequent rise in the nineteenth century stemmed from the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825. Originally advocated in 1810 by Mayor (and later governor) DeWitt Clinton, the canal allowed New York to overshadow New Orleans and St. Louis as an entry point to the western territories and provided cheap access to the "inland empire" of the Great Lakes region. As a result the city's population surged from 123,706 in 1820 to 202,589 by 1830, surpassing Philadelphia as the largest city in the hemisphere. While it prospered, New York City also became more ethnically diverse as German, French, and Irish arrivals joined older Dutch and English groups. By mid-century, a large influx of German and Irish Catholics into a city still strongly dominated by Protestant groups led to significant social conflict over jobs, temperance, municipal government, and what it meant to be an "American."

As the population and diversity increased, New York's political environment became more fractious. Ignited by desire for political patronage and inclusion and fueled by class and ethnic resentments toward the city's traditional elite, the Democratic Party developed the notorious political machine Tammany Hall. Originally formed in 1788 to challenge the city's exclusive political clubs, Tammany garnered political influence by helping immigrants find work, gain citizenship, and meet other needs. Tammany also developed a well-deserved reputation for graft, scandal, and infighting. Under the leadership of Fernando Wood in the 1850s, William Marcy "Boss" Tweed after the Civil War, and Richard Crocker and Charles Murphy, Tammany became entrenched in the city's political operations and was not routed out until the 1930s.


The American Civil War dramatically stimulated New York's industrial development and made the city the unquestioned center of American finance and capitalism. Buoyed by federal war contracts and protected by federal tariffs, New York manufactures of all types expanded rapidly. As a result many of New York's commercial elite made unprecedented fortunes. In 1860 the city had only a few dozen millionaires; by the end of the war the city had several hundred, forming the basis for a culture of conspicuous consumption that continued into the twenty-first century.

Between 1880 and 1919,17 million immigrants passed through New York City, among them growing numbers of Jewish, Hungarian, Italian, Chinese, and Russian arrivals. This surge in immigration placed significant pressure on the city's resources and led to the creation of a distinctive housing type, the tenement. As the tenant population grew, landlords subdivided single-family houses and constructed flimsy "rear lot" buildings, railroad flats, and from 1879 to 1901 the infamous "dumbbell" tenement, all noted for overcrowding, filth, and danger.

As a consequence New York City became a testing ground for regulatory reform, most notably in the areas of housing, public health, and occupational safety. Jacob Riis's landmark 1890 photo essay How the Other Half Lives detailed the overcrowding and unsanitary living conditions in the tenements and marked a major turning point in urban reform. Such efforts increased after the Triangle Shirt Waist Factory fire of 1911, which inspired a generation of local and national reformers, including Francis Perkins, Harry Hopkins, Robert F. Wagner, and Al Smith.

The Twentieth Century

Until the late nineteenth century "New York City" meant Manhattan. Two developments at that time, however, greatly expanded the city's boundaries. Led by Andrew Haswell Green, the consolidation of the city in 1898 unified the four outer boroughs with Manhattan, combining the country's largest city, New York, with the third biggest, Brooklyn, and raising the city's population from 2 million to 3.4 million overnight. In addition the subway system, which first began operation in 1904, eventually grew to over seven hundred miles of track in the city, the most extensive urban rail system in the world.

The city grew up as well. The construction of the Equitable Building in 1870 began the transformation of New York City's skyline. With the development of safety elevators, inexpensive steel, and skeleton-frame construction, office buildings leapt from six stories (or less) to twenty, forty, or sixty floors (or more). The construction of the Manhattan Life Building (1895), the Flatiron Building (1903), and the Woolworth Building (1913) among many others represented important architectural and engineering improvements. New York's love affair with the skyscraper culminated in 1930 with the race between H. Craig Severence's Bank of Manhattan on Wall Street and Walter Chrysler's eponymous Chrysler Building on Forty-second Street to claim the prize for the tallest building in the world. Both structures were quickly overshadowed in 1931 by the 102-story Empire State Building on Fifth Avenue and eventually by the twin towers of the 110-story World Trade Center in 1974. At the beginning of the


twenty-first century New York had more skyscrapers than any other place on Earth, and as business and residential structures, hotels and public housing, they have come to articulate American economic vitality. Sadly this symbolism made these structures attractive targets for attack. The Trade Center was bombed in 1993 by a group of Muslim fundamentalists. On 11 September 2001 two commercial airliners were hijacked and flown into the towers, destroying the entire complex and killing almost three thousand people, making it the most lethal terrorist attack to that date.

From the 1930s to the 1960s the city's landscape was further transformed as Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, Parks Commissioner Robert Moses, and other planners channeled state and federal money into massive highway and park projects, shifting the city from its nineteenth-century reliance on horses, trains, and streetcars to accommodation of the automobile. Public works projects such as the Triborough Bridge (1936), the Lincoln Tunnel (1937), the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel (1950), and the Cross-Bronx Expressway (1963) made it possible for white, middle-class New Yorkers to move to the suburbs, leaving many older, inner-city communities neglected and consequently vulnerable to economic decline.

Beginning in the early nineteenth century New York City became the cultural capital of the United States, serving as the focal point for American literature, publishing, music, theater, and in the twentieth century movies, television, advertising, fashion, and one of America's unique musical contributions, jazz. The interactive artistic, literary, intellectual, and commercial life of New York has evolved into one of the city's most distinctive features.

Immigration continued to flavor the city. After World War II and the passage of the Hart-Cellar Act of 1965, which ended discrimination based on national origin, New York City became even more ethnically diverse. Large numbers of Middle Eastern, Latino, Caribbean, Asian, African, and eastern European immigrants settled in neighborhoods such as the Lower East Side, Flushing, Bay Ridge, Fordham, and Jackson Heights in Queens. In 1980 immigrants made up about 24 percent of the city's population; of them 80 percent were from Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America. With the city's still vigorous communities of Italians, Irish, African Americans, and Chinese, the city's diversity has proven a source of both ethnic and racial tensions on the one hand and cultural enrichment and the promise of a more tolerant social order on the other.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Burrows, Edwin G., and Mike Wallace. Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Caro, Robert A. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York. New York: Vintage Books, 1975.

Kammen, Michael. Colonial New York: A History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Plunz, Richard. A History of Housing in New York City. New York: Columbia University Press, 1990.

Reimers, David M. Still the Golden Door: The Third World Comes to America. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.

Stokes, I. N. Phelps. The Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498– 1909. 6 vols. Reprint, Union, New Jersey: The Lawbook Exchange, 1998.

Jared N.Day

See alsoBrooklyn ; Manhattan ; New Amsterdam .

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New York: Education and Research

New York: Education and Research

Elementary and Secondary Schools

New York City's public school system is the largest in the nation, serving more than one million children. Until recently, school district activities were dictated by the New York City Board of Education, which gained a reputation for poorly serving its student population. Soon after taking office, Mayor Bloomberg abolished the Board of Education and assumed mayoral control of New York Public Schools under a school governance agreement. One of Bloomberg's campaign promises was to create special classrooms that would keep students with multiple disciplinary infractions involved in education but in a controlled setting. As a result, the district opened 20 New Beginnings Centers by 2004 along with five off-site Suspension Centers that operate in partnership with community-based organizations to provide a complete range of student support services.

The school system leans toward the magnet model, with a variety of specialized learning institutions within the elementary, middle, and high school strata. Concentrations include leadership studies, writing and communication, culinary arts, technology, computer science, international relations, performing arts, law, social justice, aerospace, and sports professions to name just a few. In the fall of 2005, the Department of Education plans to open more than 50 new small secondary schools across the city, in an effort to broaden the academic choices available to students and their parents or guardians. The new schools will concentrate on an academically rigorous curriculum, personalized to each student and enhanced with community partnerships. In addition, there are 48 charter schools in operation within the district, which is divided into 10 regions that are loosely based on sections of the five New York City boroughs.

New York City public schools tend to have fewer teachers, administrators, and librarians than the state average; spending per pupil also lags behind the state average. Approximately 54.3 percent of the city's public school students graduate from high school, while the district sends about 71.5 percent of that diminished group on to an institution of higher education.

Many private K-12 schools operate in the New York City area, some of which are secular and some of which are religiously based. Since the city is a major television and film production center, a number of acting and technical schools related to the industry have been created.

The following is a summary of data regarding the New York City public schools as of the 20042005 school year.

Total enrollment: 1,047,156

Number of facilities

elementary schools: 616

junior high schools: 221

senior high schools: 295

special education schools: 57

Student/teacher ratio: 12.5:1

Teacher salaries (2004)

minimum: $39,900

maximum: $81,232

Funding per pupil: $11,627

Public Schools Information: Chancellor's Office, New York City Department of Education, New York, NY 10007; telephone (212)374-5115

Colleges and Universities

New York is the only U.S. city with a large public-university system. The City University of New York (CUNY) offers open admission at its 20 sites to all New York City residents with a high school degree. With branches in all five boroughs, CUNY embraces eight liberal arts colleges, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the New York City College of Technology, the City University School of Law, business programs, and graduate degree programs. The extensive State University of New York (SUNY) system operates several specialized branches in the city, such as the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Downstate Medical Center, the State College of Optometry, and the Maritime College.

More than two dozen private colleges in New York City provide access to associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. New York University is one of the largest private institutions of higher education in the country, enrolling almost 40,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs with a focus on the arts. Columbia University belongs to the Ivy League and is the city's oldest college. Columbia is renowned for its journalism program and has gained a reputation for its medical research work. Yeshiva University, a private Jewish academic research institution, enrolls almost 7,000 students in graduate and undergraduate programs in its Albert Einstein School of Medicine and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. The Julliard School is considered one of the best music, dance, and theater schools in the country. In recent years, Juilliard has begun to focus on community outreach, the interface of technology and art, and interdisciplinary programming. Fordham University is a Jesuit institution with a specialty in medieval studies, while Rockefeller University is famous for its biomedical sciences. The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, which opened in 1993, offers a master of arts degree. The New School in New York was formerly the New School for Social Research, and it has retained that academic bent.

Libraries and Research Centers

The New York Public Library system, like the city itself, is immense. Five central libraries, four specialized research libraries, and 80 branch facilities hold collections of more than 19 million books system-wide, in addition to 1.6 million audio resources, 205,074 video materials, and more than 85,000 periodicals. The Science, Industry and Business Library (SIB), which opened in 1996, is the nation's largest public information center dedicated to science and business. The SIB houses more than 2 million volumes and 60,000 periodicals and provides users with broad access to electronic science and business content via 150 networked computer work stations. Among the research centers' special collections are the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, which includes the Vladimir Nabakov Archive; manuscripts and archives of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; and the Theater on Film Archive, which preserves videotapes of live theater performances accumulated for more than 25 years.

In addition to the city library system, more than a thousand other libraries are operated in the city by schools, private groups, and most museums. The Pierpont Morgan Library is known for its collection of rare books and manuscripts. The Morgan Library is on the grounds of a 45-room Victorian brownstone, connected to the library by a glass-enclosed conservatory. In 2005, the library temporarily closed for a major expansion effort that will improve the entrance, internal circulation, the galleries, and auditorium space. Masonic literature, history, and relics are collected in the Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Masonic Library of Grand Lodge, while the New Historical Society houses a fine collection of materials relevant to New York's role in early United States history. At the United Nations, the Dag Hammarskjold Library specializes in international affairs and world peace with an aim of getting U.N. members the best information possible as quickly as possible. The U.S. National Archives for the Northeastern United States houses such items as court records from the Rosenberg and Hiss cases, limitation of liability suits involving the Titanic, and census records since 1790 on microfilm.

With its universities and industry research campuses, New York City has become a global contributor in practically all areas of research and development. On average, the city receives $1.2 billion in funding from the National Institute of Health, underwriting the efforts of its 128 resident Nobel Laureates and other members of the scientific community. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority assesses public utilities, conducts research on energy efficiency and alternative power, and supports projects in schools, municipalities, and local industries. New York University is a leading research center with programs in medicine and health fields, international studies, urban affairs, and Latin America. The State University of New York maintains a research foundation that supports efforts across the SUNY system of universities. Recent projects include a study of brain cell behavior and methods of preventing blindness. Columbia University's Center for Environmental Research and Conservation studies nature and wildlife issues nationally and globally. Among the independent organizations researching health areas are those focusing on drug addiction, blood disorders, hearing problems, genetic disorders, and psychiatric issues. The New York Botanical Garden studies the flora of the New World, catalogs five million samples in its herbarium, and publishes the Botanical Review. Offering research and consultation on government public policy is the Institute of Public Administration. The New York Public Interest Research group conducts consumer-interest, environmental, energy, governmental system, social justice, and health research. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research studies all aspects of United Nations policy, operation, and organization.

Public Library Information: The New York Public Library, 188 Madison Ave #1, New York, NY 10016; telephone (212)930-0800; fax (212)921-2546

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New York: Transportation

New York: Transportation

Approaching the City

The two major New York City airports saw a combined total of 54,215,216 passengers pass through their gates in 2003. Thousands of flights depart each day from New York to more than 500 destination cities around the world. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) handles the most international flightsmore than 200 a dayof any other airport, in addition to domestic traffic. LaGuardia Airport, somewhat closer to Manhattan, offers mostly domestic connections. Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey also serves the metropolitan area. A rapid rail link to Newark Liberty was completed in 2001 and construction on the JFK and LaGuardia branches of the AirTrain system are expected to be complete within the next few years, creating easier access to the airfields while reducing traffic.

Interstate, U.S., and state highways form a virtual web around and through the New York City area, with I-495, I-95, and U.S. 1 being primary routes. The New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95) is the major artery leading into the city from the south. From the north, the New York Thruway (Interstate 87) connects with the Major Deegan Expressway, which follows the east side of the Harlem River through the Bronx. The New England Thruway (another part of I-95) also leads into the city from the north. Interstate 80 from western New Jersey parallels I-95 as it approaches New York City.

The two main train stations, Pennsylvania and Grand Central, serve as both commuter and long-distance terminals for more than 600,000 people every day, as well as providing Amtrak connections. In the past decade, Grand Central Station underwent a renovation that restored it to its previous magnificence, with a gourmet food market, five restaurants and lounges, entertainment, and updated information kiosks. The Port Authority Bus Terminalthe largest in the worldis the main station for bus transportation locally and nationally.

Traveling in the City

New York City consists of a collection of islands, making bridges and tunnels an important aspect of navigation. The Lincoln Tunnel connects Interstate 495 to Manhattan, and Queens links up via the Long Island Expressway. The Brooklyn Bridge in the southern part of Manhattan crosses the water to the eponymous borough, and the Holland Tunnel gets commuters to New Jersey. In all, there are 12 major bridges or tunnels connecting the boroughs.

Traffic in New York is probably the heaviest in the nation. The term "gridlock," a traffic jam out of which no one can move, was invented there and many intersections are clogged during any given day. Many residents do not own cars, relying instead on plentiful taxis or public transportation. A $100 million system of sensors has been installed under the city's roadways to enable the New York City Transportation Department to monitor congestion, identify trouble spots, and control the flow of traffic by changing the duration of traffic lights. Much of Manhattan is laid out in a grid pattern, but other boroughs require a good street map for visitors. Broadway Avenue runs from north to south through the city, intersecting the numbered east-west streets. Parking in a garage in Manhattan ranges from $6.00 to $15.00 per hour.

Subways are one of the best bargains in the city. A $1.50 token or Metrocard fare payment permits travel on more than 704 miles of subway track, including local and express trains. The subway system is well-maintained and policed so that it is much safer and cleaner than its somewhat unshakeable 1970s-era reputation would indicate. Subways and buses are the only sure way to beat Manhattan's numbing gridlock on surface streets. Many New Yorkers walk or ride bikes to their destinations.

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New York: Communications

New York: Communications

Newspapers and Magazines

More than 200 newspapers have offices in New York, including the city's major daily newspapers: The New York Times, one of the world's most influential newspapers, Newsday, and the The New York Daily News. Many other English- and foreign-language dailies and weeklies and more than 100 scholarly journals serve specialized reader-ships, including the Wall Street Journal and the Amsterdam News, which focuses on African American issues.

Hundreds of local and national magazines are published in New York. Newsweek and Time are both based in the city. Other magazines include Flying, Psychology Today, Sports Illustrated, Parade, Cosmopolitan, People Weekly, Ladies Home Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appetit, Cycle World, Forbes, GQ, and Glamour.

Television and Radio

Eight television stations broadcast from New York City, including the three major networks of CBS, ABC, and NBC. Appearing in the background of the morning news programs has become a competitive sport for residents and visitors alike. Throughout the history of television, many programs have been created, produced, and set in New York City, including "The Ed Sullivan Show," "Late Night With David Letterman," "I Love Lucy," "That Girl," "Kojak," "All in the Family," "Mad About You," "Sex and the City," "Seinfeld," and "Law & Order: SVU." Hundreds of radio stations broadcast from the city, covering all major radio formats from all-talk to urban contemporary music to classical music on both AM and FM bands. Other radio stations cater to those with a taste for Spanish music and news, Caribbean music, Christian music, and soul.

Media Information: The New York Times Company, 1 New York Times Plaza, Flushing, NY 11354-1200; telephone (718)281-7000

New York Online

City of New York. Available www.nyc.gov

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. Available www.manhattancc.org

New York City Department of Education. Available www.nycenet.edu

New York City Economic Development Corporation. Available www.newyorkbiz.com

New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. Available www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/home/home.shtml

The New York Historical Society. Available www.nyhistory.org

New York Public Library. Available www.nypl.org

NYC & Company, Convention & Visitors Bureau. Available www.nycvisit.com

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Available www.panynj.gov

Selected Bibliography

Bull, Chris and Sam Erman (eds.). At Ground Zero: Young Reporters Who Were There Tell Their Stories. (New York, NY: Thunder's Mouth Press, 2002)

Burrows, Edwin G. and Mike Wallace. A History of New York City to 1898. (Oxford University Press, 1998)

Ellis, Edward Robb and Jeanyee Wong. The Epic of New York City: A Narrative History. (Kodansha America, 1997)

Goodwin, Doris Kearns. Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir. (Touchstone Books, 1998)

Homberger, Eric, and Alice Hudson (Illustrator). The Historical Atlas of New York City: A Visual Celebration of Nearly 400 Years of New York City's History. (Henry Holt & Co., 1998)

Murphy, Dean E. (compiled by). September 11: An Oral History. (New York, NY: Doubleday, 2002)

Osofsky, Gilbert. Harlem: The Making of a Ghetto. Negro New York, 1890-1930. (Elephant/Ivan R. Dee, 1995 reprint)

Remnick, David and Susan Choi, eds. Wonderful Town: New York City Stories from the New Yorker. (Random House, 2000)

Rosenzweig, Roy, and Elizabeth Blackmar. The Park and the People: A History of Central Park. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1992)

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NEW YORK

NEW YORK A city and port at the mouth of the Hudson River, in the state of the same name: a major city of the US and of the English-speaking world, and the centre of one of the largest US urban areas. It occupies Manhattan and Staten Island, the western end of Long Island, and part of the adjacent mainland, and its conurbation extends into the states of New Jersey and Connecticut. It typifies the American concept of the meltingpot, having received through Ellis Island many waves of immigrants, especially from Europe and Latin America. Many languages are spoken in the city, which is the centre of a sub-dialect within the general Northern DIALECT area of AMERICAN ENGLISH.

Pronunciation

(1) New York pronunciation has a long, tense, very round vowel in words like caught, and a long, tense, relatively high vowel in words such as cab. (2) Like eastern New England and the American South, it is a non-RHOTIC (non-r-pronouncing) variety and, also like eastern New England and some accents of England (including RP), it has the LINKING r and INTRUSIVE r. When a word ending in r (which would normally not be pronounced) is followed closely by a word beginning with a vowel, the linking r is sounded: gopher is pronounced ‘gopha’, but in The gopher is lost the r is pronounced. By ANALOGY, an intrusive r occurs where it is not etymologically or orthographically justified: sofa rhymes with gopher, but in The sofa/r is lost an r-sound often intrudes. In contrast, the Southern US shares neither the linking nor intrusive r-sounds with the other non-rhotic varieties, indeed often losing an r-sound even between vowels, as in ve'y for very and Ca'olina for Carolina. Non-rhotic pronunciation differs widely in its prestige, depending on where it occurs. In the American South, r-lessness is a universal feature of many areas at all social levels. In New York City, on the other hand, it correlates strongly with class differences and has low prestige. In his investigations, William Labov found that r-pronouncing was more common among the employees of up-market department stores and shops than among those of businesses with merchandise of lower quality and prices. He also found more r-pronouncing in ‘careful’, self-conscious speech than in spontaneous dialogue. There is also an upper-class, old-family New York English, but it has been little studied and its features are not widely known.

Low prestige

New York English has low prestige even among its own speakers. Their reaction, which has been dubbed ‘linguistic self-hatred’, is not typical of many other areas, where the local speech-ways are usually regarded as indicating that the speaker is honest, friendly, sympathetic, intelligent, and reliable. New Yorkers' discomfort with their speech patterns may reflect the low regard the rest of the nation has for those patterns. It is, however, odd that the major city of the nation (its cultural and financial centre) should be low in linguistic prestige. In fact, the STEREOTYPE of New York English is the language of a lower socioeconomic group, as though LONDON English were to identify with COCKNEY usage, without the affectionate respect often accorded to it. See BROOKLYNESE, DIALECT (AMERICA), JEWISH ENGLISH.

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Buffalo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321

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Rochester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367

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The State in Brief

Nickname: Empire State

Motto: Excelsior (Ever upward)

Flower: Rose

Bird: Bluebird

Area: 54,556 square miles (2000; U.S. rank: 27th)

Elevation: Ranges from sea level to 5,344 feet

Climate: Cold winters, warm summers with lower temperatures in the mountains; abundant precipitation

Admitted to Union: July 26, 1788

Capital: Albany

Head Official: Governor George Pataki (R) (until 2007)

Population

1980: 17,558,165

1990: 17,990,455

2000: 18,976,457

2004 estimate: 19,227,088

Percent change, 19902000: 5.5%

U.S. rank in 2004: 3rd

Percent of residents born in state: 65.3% (2000)

Density: 401.9 people per square mile (2000)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 537,121

Racial and Ethnic Characteristics (2000)

White: 12,893,689

Black or African American: 3,014,385

American Indian and Alaska Native: 82,461

Asian: 1,044,976

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 8,818

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 2,867,583

Other: 1,341,946

Age Characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 1,239,417

Population 5 to 19 years old: 3,971,834

Percent of population 65 years and over: 12.9%

Median age: 35.9 years (2000)

Vital Statistics

Total number of births (2003): 260,844

Total number of deaths (2003): 157,251 (infant deaths, 1,642)

AIDS cases reported through 2003: 66,660

Economy

Major industries: Wholesale and retail trade, transportation, finance, manufacturing, foreign trade, publishing

Unemployment rate: 4.9% (April 2005)

Per capita income: $36,296 (2003; U.S. rank: 6th)

Median household income: $43,160 (3-year average, 2001-2003)

Percentage of persons below poverty level: 14.2% (3-year average, 2001-2003)

Income tax rate: 4.0%7.70%

Sales tax rate: 4.25%

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New York: Population Profile

New York: Population Profile

Metropolitan Area Residents (PMSA)

1980: 8,275,000

1990: 8,546,846

2000: 9,314,235

Percent change, 1990-2000: 8.98%

U.S. rank in 1980: 1st (CMSA)

U.S. rank in 1990: 1st (PMSA)

U.S. rank in 2000: 1st (PMSA)

City Residents

1980: 7,071,639

1990: 7,322,564

2000: 8,008,278

2004 estimate: 8,104,079

Percent change, 1990-2000: 9.36%

U.S. rank in 1980: 1st (State rank: 1st)

U.S. rank in 1990: 1st (State rank: 1st)

U.S. rank in 2000: 1st (State rank: 1st)

Density: 26,402.9 people per square mile (2000)

Racial and ethnic characteristics (2000)

White: 3,576,385

Black or African American: 2,129,762

American Indian and Alaskan Native: 41,289

Asian: 787,047

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 5,430

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 2,160,554

Other: 1,074,406

Percent of residents born in state: 49.5% (2000)

Age characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 540,878

Population 5 to 9 years old: 561,115

Population 10 to 14 years old: 530,816

Population 15 to 19 years old: 520,641

Population 20 to 24 years old: 589,831

Population 25 to 34 years old: 1,368,021

Population 35 to 44 years old: 1,263,280

Population 45 to 54 years old: 1,012,385

Population 55 to 59 years old: 369,105

Population 60 to 64 years old: 314,349

Population 65 to 74 years old: 494,794

Population 75 to 84 years old: 321,360

Population 85 years and over: 121,703

Median age: 34.2 years

Births (2003)

Total number: 124,345

Deaths (2003)

Total number: 59,213 (of which, 807 were infants under the age of 1 year)

Money income (1999)

Per capita income: $22,402

Median household income: $38,293

Total households: 3,021,588

Number of households with income of . . .

less than $10,000: 485,306

$10,000 to $14,999: 214,421

$15,000 to $24,999: 354,413

$25,000 to $34,999: 346,777

$35,000 to $49,999: 430,297

$50,000 to $74,999: 503,722

$75,000 to $99,999: 273,552

$100,000 to $149,999: 234,553

$150,000 to $199,999: 75,626

$200,000 or more: 103,810

Percent of families below poverty level: 18.5% (20.6% of which were female householder families with related children under 5 years)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 250,630

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New York: Health Care

New York City offers the opportunity for world-class medical care and has one of the highest concentrations of hospitals on the planet, with 111 facilities that span the spectrum from smaller neighborhood hospitals to major medical centers. The city is served by more than 30 teaching hospitals, a number of medical schools, more than 10 cardiac rehabilitation centers, and 6 cancer treatment centers. The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporationby far the largest public hospital system in the countryemploys thousands of workers at 11 acute care hospitals, 6 diagnostic and treatment centers, 4 long-term care facilities, 1 home health agency, and 100 community health clinics.

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Health Care Information: The New York Health and Hospitals Corporation, 125 Worth Street, New York, NY 10013; telephone (212)788-3339

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NEW YORK. First settled by Dutch traders in 1624, New Amsterdam, called New York after its transfer in 1664 to the English, grew from about thirty families to a population of three thousand by 1680. By 1776, it boasted twenty-five thousand inhabitants, chiefly of Dutch, English, and African origin.

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New Yorkers' trading relationships kept them closely tied to England during the tumultuous 1760s and 1770s. Although New York was host to the Stamp Act Congress in 1765, it was a reluctant rebel for the most part. The British took the city after winning the Battle of Long Island in 1776, and held it throughout the war.

In spite of its Tory sympathies, after the Revolution New York became the first capital of the new nation, hosting the inauguration of George Washington in 1789. When the capital moved to Philadelphia in 1790, the political center of the republic shifted, but the economic centrality of New York remained. The creation of the New York Stock Exchange in 1792 only underlined the city's status as the center of American trade and finance, a role it retains to this day.

See also Boston ; British Colonies: North America ; Dutch Colonies: The Americas ; Philadelphia .

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Kammen, Michael. Colonial New York: A History. New York, 1975.

Fiona Deans Halloran

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New York

New York: Introduction
New York: Geography and Climate
New York: History
New York: Population Profile
New York: Municipal Government
New York: Economy
New York: Education and Research
New York: Health Care
New York: Recreation
New York: Convention Facilities
New York: Transportation
New York: Communications

The City in Brief

Founded: 1613 (incorporated, 1898)

Head Official: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (R) (since 2002)

City Population

1980: 7,071,639

1990: 7,322,564

2000: 8,008,278

2004 estimate: 8,104,079

Percent change, 1990-2000: 9.36%

U.S. rank in 1980: 1st (State rank: 1st)

U.S. rank in 1990: 1st (State rank: 1st)

U.S. rank in 2000: 1st (State rank: 1st)

Metropolitan Area Population (PMSA)

1980: 8,275,000

1990: 8,546,846

2000: 9,314,235

Percent change, 1990-2000: 8.98%

U.S. rank in 1980: 1st (CMSA)

U.S. rank in 1990: 1st (PMSA)

U.S. rank in 2000: 1st (PMSA)

Area: 303 square miles (2000)

Elevation: 50 to 800 feet above sea level

Average Annual Temperature: 54.91° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 42.6 inches of total precipitation; 26.5 inches of snow

Major Economic Sectors: Education and health services; trade, transportation and utilities; government; professional and business services; financial services; leisure and hospitality

Unemployment Rate: 4.5% (April 2005)

Per Capita Income: $22,402 (1999)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 250,630

Major Colleges and Universities: City University of New

York (several branches); CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; State University of New York's Downstate Medical Center and Maritime College; New York University; Columbia University; Juilliard School

Daily Newspapers: The New York Times; New York Daily News; The New York Post; Newsday

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New York: Convention Facilities

New York has been named one of the world's "Best Cities" by Travel + Leisure magazine, and in 2002 Conde Nast Traveler designated it a "Hot City." The combination of 71,000 hotel rooms, cultural attractions, world-class professional sports teams, and proximity to the world's financial powers makes New York City an extremely attractive choice for conventions and tradeshows. Venues range from traditional convention halls to unique accommodations in museums, ships, racetracks, and universities.

The Jacob Javits Convention Center is named for the former United States senator from New York and was designed by renowned architect I. M. Pei. The stunning glass facade of the building mirrors the city's skyline by day and glows from within at night. It offers 814,000 square feet of exhibition space including the largest single hall in the Western Hemisphere at 410,000 square feet, supplemented by more than 100 other rooms.

Pier 94 New York styles itself as "The Unconvention Center" as it offers a 175,000 square foot space that can be flexed to meet the needs of any event. The Show Piers on the Hudson offers 225,000 square feet of space on the water-front for tradeshows, exhibits, and conferences. Other major convention destinations are Madison Square Garden, the Hilton New York, Lincoln Center, the Waldorf Astoria, and the American Museum of Natural History.

Convention Information: NYC & Company, Convention & Visitors Bureau, 810 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019; telephone (212)484-1200; fax (212)245-5943

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New York: Introduction

The "Big Apple," the "City That Never Sleeps"New York is a city of superlatives: America's biggest; its most exciting; its business and cultural capitals; the nation's trendsetter. The city seems to pull in the best and the brightest from every corner of the country. The city's ethnic flavor has been nuanced by decades of immigrants whose first glimpse of America was the Statue of Liberty guarding New York Harbor and by large expatriate communities such as the United Nations headquartered there. Just minutes from the multimillion-dollar two-bedroom co-op apartments of Park Avenue, though, lies some of the most dire urban poverty in America. But the attendant crime that affects New Yorkers and visitors alike has seen a continued dramatic reduction from 1993 to 2004NYC has a murder rate half that of cities such as Los Angeles and Chicago, in part as the result of a concerted effort by local agencies. But for all its eight million residents, New York remains a city of neighborhoods, whether it's avant-garde Greenwich Village, bustling Harlem, the ultra-sophisticated TriBeCa, or one of the ethnic enclaves such as Little Italy or Chinatown. And a cleaner, brighter, safer New York is attracting people from around the world who are coming to enjoy the city's renaissance.

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New York City City and port in se New York State, at the mouth of the Hudson River; largest city (by population) in the USA. Manhattan Island was settled in 1624 and was bought (1626) from Native Americans by the Dutch West India Company. New Amsterdam was founded at the s end of the island. In 1664, the British took the colony and renamed it New York. The founding of the Bank of New York by Alexander Hamilton, and the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 made New York the principal commercial and financial centre in the USA. After the American Civil War and in the early 20th century, the city received a great influx of immigrants. It is made up of five boroughs: Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. Sights include the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. It is one of the world's major ports and a vital financial centre. On September 11, 2001, terrorists piloted two hijacked airplanes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, killing c.2750 people and destroying the towers. Industries: clothing, chemicals, metal products, scientific instruments, shipbuilding, broadcasting, entertainment, tourism, publishing. Pop. (2000) 8,008,278.

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New York: Geography and Climate

New York, located on the Atlantic Coastal Plain at the mouth of the Hudson River, is a city made up mostly of islands. Of the city's five boroughs, only the Bronx is contiguous to upstate New York. The larger metropolitan area takes in Long Island, northern New Jersey, and southwestern Connecticut. Commuters now live as far away as eastern Pennsylvania. The city lies at the conjunction of the Hudson and East Rivers with New York Bay leading to the Atlantic Ocean. The weather is mostly continental with the ocean moderating summer temperatures and keeping the humidity relatively high. Due to the number of colossal buildings and the city's high level of energy use, New York City tends to have its own "micro-climate" of warmer summers and winters than surrounding areas.

Area: 303 square miles (2000)

Elevation: 50 to 800 feet above sea level

Average Temperatures: January, 32.4° F; July, 76.9° F; annual average 54.91° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 42.6 inches of total precipitation; 26.5 inches of snowfall

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New York: Municipal Government

New York City operates under the mayor-council form of government. The mayor is elected in a citywide election, and 51 council members are elected from as many state senate districts within the municipality; a council speaker is elected by the council membership. All officials serve four-year terms. The mayor represents the executive branch of the local government, while the council is largely responsible for legislative functions and also has sole right of approval for the city budget. The Public Advocate, who is not a member of the council, presides over meetings and may vote only in case of a tie. New York City is divided into five boroughs, each of which has its own president and district attorney.

Head Official: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (R) (since 2002; current term expires 2006)

Total Number of City Employees: 300,000 (approximate; 2005)

City Information: Office of the Mayor, New York City Hall, New York, NY 10007; telephone (212)788-9600

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New York City

New York City: see New York, city.

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New York

NEW YORK


The state of New York was for a long time a leader in industry and economic prosperity. Particularly interesting is how the specific forms of New York's industry and economy have changed over the years, beginning with its days as a Dutch territory in the early 1600s.

The Dutch-employed English explorer Henry Hudson journeyed up much of the length of the present day Hudson River in 1609, giving the Netherlands the right to claim the land. The Dutch soon began to set up outposts in order to carry on the lucrative trading of animal furs with the Native Americans. More settlers arrived and founded settlements that would later become known as Albany, Schenectady, and New York City. The Dutch continued to prosper in New Netherlands until 1664 when English King Charles II gave the land to his brother, the Duke of York (later King James II). York then seized the land and placed it under English control. This was how the name New York was derived. Even under English control fur trading continued to be a major industry, as well as agriculture and lumber.

With the formation of the United States of America New York's first governor George Clinton established policies of protectionism which allowed commerce to expand. New York soon became a leading commercial power with strong dairy and textile industries. Economic expansion in New York continued in the early 1800's, attracting migrants from the surrounding states. By 1810 New York became the most populated state in the union.

Geography always played a vital role in the economy of New York. New York's many lakes and waterways helped in the transportation of goods to and from the various settlements throughout the state. In 1817 Governor De Witt Clinton (nephew of George Clinton) set about to further expand the transport system of the state with the construction of a canal. When the canal was finished in 1825 New York had an all water route from New York City to the Great Lakes. By 1831 fifty percent of U.S. imports and 27 percent of exports traveled on the canal. This led to further development and increased business in the towns along the canal and rivers such as Rochester and Utica.

Engineering projects like the Erie canal and later the railroads provided work for the large numbers of immigrants arriving from Europe. The increased labor force and improved transportation and development allowed New York to become the national leader in manufacturing.

During the period of the early Republic the guild-inspired, artisan production system of apprentice, journeyman, and master craftsman began to be circumvented by the reorganization of capital investment. The system of production in the garment trades, for one example, was transformed by a new system of subcontracting, where the employer used one experienced and well-paid "cutter" who created the cutting pattern which was simply reproduced and sewn together by women working on a piece-work basis. The result was cheap "off the rack" clothing in which productivity was very high, but wages were low and job security was minimal. In this system the apprentices and journeymen eventually lost their status and became wage-workers, while a few of the master craftsmen became entrepreneurs. This result of this was bitter class conflict within the trades which was reflected in the rise of the "Workingman's Party" in the 1830s.

This process of class differentiation was reflected in the rise of a working class culture in New York City among the children and the "factory girls" who worked in the garment district and in other quarters of the city. On the job, they were subject to the "sweating system" of piecework production. They had few rights and little job security. They did, however, evolve a sort of assertive class-defined public culture, as in the ritual promenades along the streets, especially along the bowery. The factory girl was assertive in her manner and in her "fancy" dress. As one women's historian, professor Stansell comments: "The real sin of the factory girl lay not in premarital sex, but in advertising, with her fancy clothes and assertive ways, the possibilities of a life for women outside the household. . ."

The latter half of the nineteenth century saw the rise of several industry giants. They were entrepreneurs such as John D. Rockerfeller (18391937), who created the Standard Oil Trust, and inventors like Thomas Edison, (18471931), founder of Edison Electric (later General Electric). Russell Sage was a prominent investor whose legacy lives on through the New York university that bears his name. Companies such as Westinghouse Electric and Rochester's Eastman Kodak also arose during this time period.

As the twentieth century began New York began to shift increasingly from a highly agricultural state to a manufacturing one. Industry in the second half of the nineteenth century focused around flour, sugar, and lumber. While these industries were still present in the early 1900s there was a rise in the production of machinery, metal, chemicals, and electrical equipment during this period. The fabric and garment industries also grew quickly making the factories unsafe and crowded.

New York's economic rise came to a halt in the late 1920s and early 1930s with the Great Depression (19291939). Despite legislation promoted by Franklin D. Roosevelt (18821945) while he served as New York's governor (19291932), and later U.S. president (19331945) the state did not fully recover until World War II (19391945).

During World War II New York was a major force in the nation's military industry. Huge amounts of materials important to the war effort flowed out of the state's major cities. Manufacturing centers like Buffalo, New York City, and Schenectady all contributed to the war effort, not to mention the help of many smaller communities. New York's role as a center of the defense industry would be repeated in the Korean War (19501975), and the Vietnam War (19591975).

New York went through an economic recession in the early 1980s. The state's top industries shifted again, moving from manufacturing to services. Financial services were growing rapidly as New York City banks rose among the state's largest employers. Approximately one million jobs were added to the state's economy between 1980 and 1990 and New York's per capita income hit $21,073 in 1990, at the time, fifth highest in the nation.

In 1994 Republican George Pataki became the governor of New York and began to foster policies with the goal of improving the state's economy. Tax breaks were offered as a means of encouraging businesses to move into the state. In 1996 per capita income rose to fourth place out of the fifty states, and the total personal non-farm income reached $520 billion, second only to California.

New York's economy has varied greatly, centering around agriculture and lumber in its early years, moving into manufacturing and machinery during the Industrial Revolution, and then changing over to services and retail. Regardless of what the major industry might have been the state's economic growth and success earned New York its nickname as the Empire State.

See also: Erie Canal, New Netherlands, Standard Oil, Tenements


FURTHER READING

Berrol, Selma Cantor. The Empire City: New York and Its People, 16241996. Westport, CN: Praeger, 1997.

Galie, Peter J. Ordered Liberty: A Constitutional History of New York. New York: Fordham University Press, 1996.

Homberger, Eric The Historical Atlas of New York City: A Visual Celebration of Nearly 400 Years of New York City's History. New York: H. Holt and Co., 1996.

League of Women Voters of New York State. A Guide to the New York State Government. Edited by Mary Jo Fairbanks. Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.: Policy Studies Association, 1995.

Torres, Andreas. Between Melting Pot and Mosaic: African Americans and Puerto Ricans in the New York Political Economy. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1995.

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New York

New York State in ne USA, bounded by the Canadian border, the Great Lakes, the Atlantic Ocean and three New England states; the capital is Albany. New York City is by far the largest city in the state. Much of the state is mountainous, the Adirondack Mountains (ne) and Catskills (se) being the principal ranges. The w consists of a rolling plateau sloping down to Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence valley. The Hudson and its tributary, the Mohawk, are the chief rivers. Henry Hudson discovered New York Bay in 1609, and sailed up the river that bears his name. The New Netherland colony was established in the Hudson valley. In 1664, the British seized the colony and renamed it New York. It was one of the 13 original states of the Union. The opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 was an enormous stimulus to New York's growth. Throughout US history its economic strength and large population have given it great influence in national affairs. Agricultural produce is varied. New York is the leading manufacturing and commercial state in the USA. Industries: clothing, machinery, chemicals, electrical equipment, paper, optical instruments. Area: 127,190sq km (49,108sq mi). Pop. (2000) 18,976,457.

Statehood :

July 26, 1788

Nickname :

The Empire State

State bird :

Bluebird

State flower :

Rose

State tree :

Sugar maple

State motto :

Ever upward

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New York

■ ADELPHI UNIVERSITY G-43

One South Ave.
PO Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701
Tel: (516)877-3000
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Independent, university, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1896. Setting: 75-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $75 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $166,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8838 per student. Total enrollment: 7,898. Faculty: 857 (257 full-time, 600 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 5,197 applied, 68% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 58% from top quarter, 88% from top half. Full-time: 3,961 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 797 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 47 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.04% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 13% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 22% 25 or older, 24% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

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Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: 2 recommendations, interview, auditions/portfolios for performing and fine arts. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/31 for early action.

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Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 76 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 6% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Board, Student Government Association, Caliber, Caribbean Cultural Awareness Club, Umoja. Major annual events: Senior Week, Halloween Party, Fall Fest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,050 college housing spaces available; 1,049 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Swirbul Library plus 1 other with 631,023 books, 836,186 microform titles, 1,642 serials, 44,191 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.1 million. 540 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Garden City, Long Island, was one of the first planned residential communities in the country. The settlement was established around the Cathedral of the Incarnation. The climate is temperate. Located near New York City, the area has good transportation connections with the adjoining metropolis. A library, churches of major denominations, and hospitals nearby all serve the city. There is some part-time employment in the immediate area. The locale has good shopping facilities and active civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations.

■ ADIRONDACK COMMUNITY COLLEGE I-25

640 Bay Rd.
Queensbury, NY 12804
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Admissions: (518)743-2264
Fax: (518)745-1433
Web Site: http://www.sunyacc.edu/

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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 141-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3280 per student. Total enrollment: 3,200. 1,328 applied, 91% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 22% from top quarter, 48% from top half. Students come from 5 states and territories, 5 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 46% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: New Horizons, Broadcasting Club, Humanities Club, College Activity Board, Ski and Adventure Club. Major annual events: Hot Air Balloon Festival, Children's Holiday Party, Annual Beach Party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, patrols by trained security personnel 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. College housing not available. Adirondack Community College Library with 65,000 books, 391 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $406,890. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY OF UNION UNIVERSITY L-25

106 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208-3425
Tel: (518)445-7200; 888-203-8010
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Fax: (518)445-7202
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.acp.edu/

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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Part of Union University (Albany Law School, Albany Medical College, Union College, NY). Awards bachelor's and first professional degrees. Founded 1881. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Endowment: $6.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7879 per student. Total enrollment: 1,138. Faculty: 69 (63 full-time, 6 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,014 applied, 58% were admitted. 48% from top 10% of their high school class, 77% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 5 valedictorians. Full-time: 856 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 7 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 4% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, internships. Off campus study at Hudson-Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early decision. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous until 8/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $75. Comprehensive fee: $24,870 includes full-time tuition ($18,300), mandatory fees ($470), and college room and board ($6100). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $610 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 14 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 12% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: Parents' Weekend, Orientation, Springfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 529 college housing spaces available; 389 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. George and Leona Lewis Library with 16,124 books, 28,388 microform titles, 3,576 serials, 319 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $256,096. 47 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ALFRED UNIVERSITY N-11

One Saxon Dr.
Alfred, NY 14802-1205
Tel: (607)871-2111
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Admissions: (607)871-2115
Fax: (607)871-2198
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.alfred.edu/

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Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1836. Setting: 232-acre rural campus with easy access to Rochester. Endowment: $84.5 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $5.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $13,709 per student. Total enrollment: 2,235. Faculty: 205 (165 full-time, 40 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 2,134 applied, 77% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 48% from top quarter, 83% from top half. 4 National Merit Scholars, 8 valedictorians, 42 student government officers. Full-time: 1,863 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 98 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 32 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 5% 25 or older, 67% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; business/marketing; engineering. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: interview, portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 12/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $30,706 includes full-time tuition ($20,150), mandatory fees ($810), and college room and board ($9746). College room only: $5076. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $658 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 90 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Board, Spectrum, WALF, Student Senate, Fiat Lux. Major annual events: homecoming, Hot Dog Day Weekend, Parents' Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,395 college housing spaces available; 1,377 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Herrick Memorial Library plus 1 other with 288,137 books, 94,325 microform titles, 1,478 serials, 166,301 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.7 million. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Alfred is a small residential community situated among the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains near the Finger Lakes Region of New York. It is served by air service in nearby cities (Rochester/Elmira), and also bus service. It is the home of the Davis Memorial Carillon, which contains the oldest carillon bells in the western hemisphere. Outdoor activities including hiking, white water rafting, downhill and cross-country skiing, and horseback riding are located a short distance from campus. Numerous groups sponsor appearances by visiting professors, speakers, and artists. Student groups sponsor a number of popular entertainers and rock and folk concerts. Both a current movie series and a classics series provide weekly films. The Fosdick Nelson Gallery shows exhibits of sculpture, glass, ceramics, paintings, lithographs and photographs. Additionally, student theatre and dance productions, as well as performances by musical ensembles, are scheduled throughout the year.

■ AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS N-34

120 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10016-7004
Tel: (212)686-9244
Free: 800-463-8990
Web Site: http://www.aada.org/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1884. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $4.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5759 per student. Total enrollment: 220. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 349 applied, 38% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 81% from top half. Full-time: 220 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 14 other countries, 84% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 4% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 18% international, 14% 25 or older, 0% transferred in. Retention: 61% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: continuous.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.00 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview, audition. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $16,900 full-time. Mandatory fees: $500 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual events: Christmas party, graduation, seminars by guest lecturers. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, trained security guard during hours of operation. College housing not available. Academy/CBS Library with 7,467 books, 24 serials, and 570 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $51,710. 2 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed.

■ AMERICAN ACADEMY MCALLISTER INSTITUTE OF FUNERAL SERVICE N-34

450 West 56th St.
New York, NY 10019-3602
Tel: (212)757-1190
Admissions: (212)220-4275
Fax: (212)765-5923
Web Site: http://www.a-a-m-i.org/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1926. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 130. Full-time: 130 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 4 other countries, 26% from out-of-state, 5% Hispanic, 44% black, 7% international, 29% 25 or older, 36% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Recommended: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. American Academy MacAllister Institute Library with 1,672 books, 78 serials, and 165 audiovisual materials. 12 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ THE ART INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK CITY N-34

75 Varick St., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Tel: (212)226-5500
Free: 800-654-2433
Fax: (212)226-5644
Web Site: http://www.ainyc.aii.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1980. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,477. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. Students come from 3 states and territories, 25% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 30% Hispanic, 30% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 40% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $431 per credit part-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and degree level. Contact school directly as tuition and fees vary according to program. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ASA INSTITUTE, THE COLLEGE OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY O-34

151 Lawrence St., 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (718)522-9073
Admissions: (718)534-0773
Fax: (718)834-0835
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.asa-institute.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1985. Calendar: semesters.

■ BARD COLLEGE O-24

PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
Tel: (845)758-6822
Admissions: (845)758-7472
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bard.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1860. Setting: 600-acre rural campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.7 million. Total enrollment: 1,858. Faculty: 230 (130 full-time, 100 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 4,142 applied, 32% were admitted. 63% from top 10% of their high school class, 85% from top quarter, 99% from top half. Full-time: 1,521 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 64 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 51 other countries, 69% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 2% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 1% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; social sciences; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Vassar College, State University of New York at New Paltz. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 1/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $43,930 includes full-time tuition ($34,080) and college room and board ($9850). College room only: $4950. Part-time tuition: $1066 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $351 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Social Action Workshop, Model United Nations, student newspaper, International Student Organization. Major annual events: Carnivale, Spring Fling, Senior Project Shows. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,170 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Stevenson Library plus 3 others with 350,000 books, 1,200 microform titles, 15,000 serials, 3,200 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. 425 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The town is situated on the Hudson River in eastern New York. The area is accessible via Metro North and Amtrak Railroad nearby, the Taconic State Parkway, or the New York Thruway, using Exit 19 and the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge.

■ BARNARD COLLEGE N-34

3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027-6598
Tel: (212)854-5262
Admissions: (212)854-2014
Fax: (212)854-6220
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.barnard.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, women only. Part of Columbia University. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1889. Setting: 4-acre urban campus. Endowment: $152.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $15,175 per student. Total enrollment: 2,356. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 4,431 applied, 27% were admitted. 83% from top 10% of their high school class, 99% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 6 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 2,296 students. Part-time: 60 students. Students come from 50 states and territories, 40 other countries, 66% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 5% black, 17% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 1% 25 or older, 90% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 95% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; English; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, internships. Off campus study at Manhattan School of Music, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Juilliard School, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, Spelman College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $41,802 includes full-time tuition ($29,364), mandatory fees ($1312), and college room and board ($11,126). College room only: $6764. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $980 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all. Most popular organizations: Community Impact, Student Government Association, Student Activities Council, WBAR Radio, Asian-American Alliance. Major annual events: Winterfest and Springfest Celebration, Founder's Day, Take Back the Night. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, 4 permanent security posts. 2,112 college housing spaces available; 2,065 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Wollman Library with 204,906 books, 17,705 microform titles, 543 serials, 17,448 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.3 million. 208 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.

Community Environment:

See Columbia University.

■ BEIS MEDRASH HEICHAL DOVID

257 Beach 17th St.
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Tel: (718)868-2300
Fax: (718)868-0517

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year.

■ BERKELEY COLLEGE-NEW YORK CITY CAMPUS N-34

3 East 43rd St.
New York, NY 10017-4604
Tel: (212)986-4343
Free: 800-446-5400
Fax: (212)697-3371
Web Site: http://www.berkeleycollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1936. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 2,321. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 26:1. 2,279 applied, 73% were admitted. Full-time: 2,138 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 183 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 14 states and territories, 66 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 23% Hispanic, 22% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 15% international, 31% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Retention: 48% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Berkeley College, White Plains; Berkeley College, West Paterson. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $16,950 full-time. Mandatory fees: $750 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: local fraternities, local sororities; 33% of eligible men and 75% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, International Club, Paralegal Club, Accounting Club. Major annual events: International Day, Graduation Ball. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. 13,164 books, 138 serials, 949 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BERKELEY COLLEGE-WESTCHESTER CAMPUS J-36

99 Church St.
White Plains, NY 10601
Tel: (914)694-1122
Free: 800-446-5400
Fax: (914)694-5832
Web Site: http://www.berkeleycollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1945. Setting: 10-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 610. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. Full-time: 564 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 46 students, 83% women, 17% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 28 other countries, 15% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 21% Hispanic, 26% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 20% 25 or older, 10% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 55% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; law/legal studies. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Berkeley College, West Paterson; Berkeley College, New York. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $26,700 includes full-time tuition ($16,950), mandatory fees ($750), and college room and board ($9000).

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 8 open to all; local sororities. Most popular organizations: student government, Paralegal Club, Fashion Club, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Multicultural Month, Commuter Appreciation Day, Unity Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: monitored entrance with front desk security guard. 140 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. 9,526 books, 66 serials, 777 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 175 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BERNARD M. BARUCH COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK N-34

1 Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010-5585
Tel: (646)312-1000
Admissions: (212)312-1400
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1919. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $86.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.9 million. Total enrollment: 15,756. Faculty: 925 (473 full-time, 452 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 14,917 applied, 33% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 56% from top quarter, 81% from top half. Full-time: 9,753 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 3,091 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 14 states and territories, 120 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 17% Hispanic, 13% black, 28% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 26% 25 or older, 10% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, early decision, early action. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 16 academic units, SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 12/13 for early decision, 12/15 for early action. Notification: continuous until 5/15, 1/7 for early decision, 1/7 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. State resident tuition: $4000 full-time, $170 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8640 full-time, $360 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $320 full-time, $80 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 126 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 20% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Accounting Society, Computer Information Systems Society, Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, Golden Key International Society, Helpline. Major annual events: Street Fair, Club Fair, Caribbean Cultural Festival. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled access by ID card. College housing not available. The William and Anita Newman Library plus 1 other with 297,959 books, 2.1 million microform titles, 4,038 serials, 1,044 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.4 million. 1,294 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BETH HAMEDRASH SHAAREI YOSHER INSTITUTE O-34

4102-10 Sixteenth Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Tel: (718)854-2290

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1962. Total enrollment: 150. Calendar: semesters.

■ BETH HATALMUD RABBINICAL COLLEGE O-34

2127 Eighty-second St.
Brooklyn, NY 11214
Tel: (718)259-2525

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1950. Total enrollment: 230. Calendar: semesters.

■ BORICUA COLLEGE N-34

3755 Broadway
New York, NY 10032-1560
Tel: (212)694-1000
Web Site: http://www.boricuacollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $50,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1862 per student. Total enrollment: 1,520. 986 applied, 47% were admitted. 89% 25 or older. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: 15-15-8. Accelerated degree program, honors program, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview, proficiency in English and Spanish, CAT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $9000 full-time. Mandatory fees: $50 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Boricua College Library plus 1 other with 112,600 books and 780 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $58,539. 63 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK N-34

199 Chambers St.
New York, NY 10007-1097
Tel: (212)346-8000
Admissions: (212)220-1265
Fax: (212)346-8816
Web Site: http://www.bmcc.cuny.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 5-acre urban campus. Endowment: $3.3 million. Total enrollment: 18,776. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 6,446 applied, 89% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 11% from top quarter, 37% from top half. Full-time: 10,809 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 7,967 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 100 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 29% Hispanic, 36% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 42% 25 or older, 10% 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 other units of the City University of New York System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to city residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. State resident tuition: $2800 full-time, $120 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4560 full-time, $190 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $268 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: Caribbean Students Association, Dominican Students Association, When One Voice is Not Enough (WOVINE), Students of Indian Descent Association, Asian Society. Major annual events: Club Fair, Women's Herstory Month, African Heritage Month. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. A. Philip Randolph Library with 101,869 books, 17,960 microform titles, 8,594 serials, 1,343 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page.

■ BRAMSON ORT COLLEGE

69-30 Austin St.
Forest Hills, NY 11375-4239
Tel: (718)261-5800
Web Site: http://www.bramsonort.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1977. Total enrollment: 600. Students come from 3 states and territories, 5 other countries, 80% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. College housing not available. 8,000 books and 110 serials. 50 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ BRIARCLIFFE COLLEGE N-39

1055 Stewart Ave.
Bethpage, NY 11714 Tel: (516)918-3600 Admissions: (516)918-3705 Fax: (516)470-6020 E-mail: [email protected] Web Site: http://www.briarcliffe.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Career Education Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 18-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 3,009. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 40% from top quarter, 70% from top half. Full-time: 2,373 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 636 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 7 other countries, 0% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 14% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 42% 25 or older, 4% live on campus, 20% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $23,730 includes full-time tuition ($14,592), mandatory fees ($1200), and college room and board ($7938). Part-time tuition: $608 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 4 open to all; national fraternities; 10% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Telecommunication Club, Graphic Design Club, Law Club. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. 104 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Briarcliffe Library with 11,834 books and 191 serials. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK M-35

University Ave. & West 181st St.
Bronx, NY 10453
Tel: (718)289-5100
Admissions: (718)289-5888
Web Site: http://www.bcc.cuny.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 50-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 8,470. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 5,061 applied, 98% were admitted. Full-time: 5,088 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 3,382 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 100 other countries, 0.2% Native American, 48% Hispanic, 35% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 48% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. 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. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. State resident tuition: $2800 full-time, $120 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4560 full-time, $190 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $284 full-time, $90 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. 75,000 books and 800 serials. 300 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ BROOKLYN COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK O-34

2900 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889
Tel: (718)951-5000
Admissions: (718)951-5001
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1930. Setting: 26-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 15,281. Faculty: 1,103 (517 full-time, 586 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 7,083 applied, 33% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 77% from top half. Full-time: 8,109 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 3,255 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 75 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 28% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 33% 25 or older, 13% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the City University of New York System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT Subject Tests. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. State resident tuition: $4000 full-time, $170 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8640 full-time, $360 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $375 full-time, $139.05 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 150 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 3% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Academic Club Association, Kingsman and Excelsior Newspaper, NY Public Interest Group (NYPIRG), Student Government CIAS, SGS, and GSO, Student Forensics. Major annual events: Presidential Convocation, Graduation Ceremony, student government elections. 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. Brooklyn College Library plus 1 other with 1.3 million books, 1.6 million microform titles, 13,500 serials, 21,731 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 800 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BROOME COMMUNITY COLLEGE N-17

PO Box 1017
Binghamton, NY 13902-1017
Tel: (607)778-5000
Admissions: (607)778-5001
Web Site: http://www.sunybroome.edu/

Description:

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: 223-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 6,231. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 2,703 applied, 52% were admitted. Full-time: 3,946 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 2,285 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 30 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 10% 25 or older. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at State University of New York at Binghamton. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health, engineering technology, computer science programs. Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. One-time mandatory fee: $45. State resident tuition: $2814 full-time, $118 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5628 full-time, $236 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $267 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time, $29 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 44 open to all. Most popular organizations: Broome Early Childhood Organization, Differentially Disabled Student Association, Ecology Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Criminal Justice Club. Major annual events: Student Activities Day, Convocation, Festival of the Arts. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Cecil C. Tyrrell Learning Resources Center plus 1 other with 60,518 books, 27 microform titles, 301 serials, 2,145 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $833,029. 550 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BRYANT AND STRATTON COLLEGE (ALBANY) L-25

1259 Central Ave.
Albany, NY 12205-5230
Tel: (518)437-1802
Fax: (518)437-1048
Web Site: http://www.bryantstratton.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Bryant and Stratton College, Inc. Awards terminal associate degrees. Founded 1857. Setting: suburban campus. Total enrollment: 470. Full-time: 354 students, 79% women, 21% men. Part-time: 116 students, 74% women, 26% men. 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 48% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 51% 25 or older. Retention: 45% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, entrance and placement evaluations, CPAt, ACCUPLACER. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $18,675 full-time, $415 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $25 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Library with 3,500 books, 5 serials, 136 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 110 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BRYANT AND STRATTON COLLEGE, AMHERST CAMPUS J-7

Audubon Business Center, 40 Hazelwood Dr.
Amherst, NY 14228
Tel: (716)691-0012
Fax: (716)691-6716
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bryantstratton.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of Bryant and Stratton College. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1977. Setting: 12-acre suburban campus with easy access to Buffalo. Total enrollment: 403. 73 applied, 79% were admitted. Full-time: 240 students, 73% women, 27% men. Part-time: 163 students, 74% women, 26% men. 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 15% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 56% 25 or older, 17% transferred in. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, entrance evaluation and placement evaluation, TABE, CPAt or ACCUPLACER. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $18,675 full-time, $415 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $25 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load. Part-time tuition varies according to class time and course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, Student Government Association, Information Technology Club, Ambassadors. Major annual events: Picnic, Bring a Friend Day, Field Trip Day. College housing not available. Library Resource Center with 4,500 books, 25 serials, 150 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 70 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BRYANT AND STRATTON COLLEGE, BUFFALO CAMPUS K-7

465 Main St.
Ste. 400
Buffalo, NY 14203
Tel: (716)884-9120
Web Site: http://www.bryantstratton.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Bryant and Stratton College. Awards terminal associate degrees. Founded 1854. Setting: 2-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 603. 305 applied, 75% were admitted. Full-time: 495 students, 72% women, 28% men. Part-time: 108 students, 86% women, 14% men. 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 65% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 46% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, entrance and placement evaluation, TABE, CPAt or ACCUPLACER. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $18,675 full-time, $415 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $25 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: Med-Assisting Club, Secretarial Club, Accounting/Business Club. Major annual events: Dean's List Ceremony, Commencement, NVTHS. College housing not available. Learning Center/Library with 30,000 books, 28,217 serials, 252 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Canisius College.

■ BRYANT AND STRATTON COLLEGE, LACKAWANNA CAMPUS K-7

1214 Abbott Rd.
Lackawanna, NY 14218-1989
Tel: (716)821-9331
Admissions: (716)677-9500
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bryantstratton.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Bryant and Stratton College. Awards terminal associate degrees. Founded 1989. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Buffalo. Total enrollment: 269. 98 applied, 73% were admitted. Full-time: 189 students, 72% women, 28% men. Part-time: 80 students, 88% women, 13% men. 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 49% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, entrance and placement evaluations, TABE, CPAt or ACCUPLACER. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $18,675 full-time, $415 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $25 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: Accounting/Business Club, Administrative Professionals Club, Micro Club, Honor Society, student newsletter. Major annual events: Career Fair, Health Fair, Fall Festival. Student services: women's center, life long placement service. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Southtowns Library with 1,402 books, 42 serials, 128 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 112 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BRYANT AND STRATTON COLLEGE, NORTH CAMPUS A-8

8687 Carling Rd.
Liverpool, NY 13090-1315
Tel: (315)652-6500
Web Site: http://www.bryantstratton.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Bryant and Stratton Business Institute, Inc. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1983. Setting: 1-acre rural campus with easy access to Syracuse. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4115 per student. Total enrollment: 357. Full-time: 324 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 33 students, 88% women, 12% men. 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, entrance evaluation and placement evaluation, TABE, CPAt. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 4 open to all; national fraternities. Most popular organizations: Institute of Managerial Accountants, Students Helping Santa, Computer Club, Bryant & Stratton Business Club (BSBC), Alpha Beta Gamma. Major annual event: Graduation Breakfast. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Resource Center plus 1 other with 1,936 books, 13 serials, 85 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $12,500. 73 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BRYANT AND STRATTON COLLEGE (ROCHESTER-GREECE CAMPUS) J-11

150 Bellwood Dr.
Rochester, NY 14606
Tel: (585)720-0660
Fax: (585)720-9226
Web Site: http://www.bryantstratton.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Bryant and Stratton College. Awards terminal associate degrees. Founded 1973. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 194. Full-time: 152 students, 85% women, 15% men. Part-time: 42 students, 88% women, 12% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 26% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 97% 25 or older, 14% transferred in. Retention: 0% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, entrance evaluation and placement evaluation, CPAt. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $18,675 full-time, $415 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $25 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: BASSA, SAMS Club. Major annual events: Holiday Party, Backyard Bar-B-Cue, Spring Fling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Campus Library with 250 books and 27 serials. 195 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BRYANT AND STRATTON COLLEGE (ROCHESTER-HENRIETTA CAMPUS) J-11

1225 Jefferson Rd.
Rochester, NY 14623-3136
Tel: (585)292-5627
Fax: (585)292-6015
Web Site: http://www.bryantstratton.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Bryant and Stratton College. Awards terminal associate degrees. Founded 1985. Setting: 1-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 297. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. Full-time: 238 students, 81% women, 19% men. Part-time: 59 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 36% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 60% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Retention: 0% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, entrance evaluation and placement evaluation, CPAt. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $18,675 full-time, $415 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $25 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Major annual events: student Christmas parties, Spring Fling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Campus Library with 250 books and 27 serials. 195 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BRYANT AND STRATTON COLLEGE (SYRACUSE) J-16

953 James St.
Syracuse, NY 13203-2502
Tel: (315)472-6603
Fax: (315)474-4383
Web Site: http://www.bryantstratton.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Bryant and Stratton Business Institute, Inc. Awards terminal associate degrees. Founded 1854. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 636. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 10% from top quarter, 88% from top half. Full-time: 494 students, 77% women, 23% men. Part-time: 142 students, 77% women, 23% men. Students come from 2 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 47% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 26% 25 or older, 26% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, interview, entrance, placement evaluations, CPAt. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $18,675 full-time, $415 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $25 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Management Club, Travel Club, Medical Club, Computer Club. Major annual events: Summer Picnic, Fall Pep Rally, Career Day. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access. Option: coed housing available. Bryant and Stratton, Syracuse Campus with 1,325 books, 40 serials, and 40 audiovisual materials. 114 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK K-7

1300 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14222-1095
Tel: (716)878-4000
Admissions: (716)878-5519
Fax: (716)878-6100
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.buffalostate.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1867. Setting: 115-acre urban campus. Endowment: $12.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $33 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3681 per student. Total enrollment: 11,056. Faculty: 715 (393 full-time, 322 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 8,563 applied, 44% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 73% from top half. Full-time: 7,818 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 1,192 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 21 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 13% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 17% 25 or older, 21% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; visual and performing arts; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Western New York Consortium, National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,610 full-time, $442 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $881 full-time, $36.60 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $6672. College room only: $4136. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 75 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: United Student Government, African-American Student Organization, Caribbean Student Organization, The Record, WBNY radio. Major annual events: homecoming, Commuter Daze. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,862 college housing spaces available; 1,853 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. E. H. Butler Library with 489,069 books, 943,930 microform titles, 2,847 serials, 22,189 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.3 million. 836 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.

■ BUSINESS INFORMATICS CENTER, INC. O-37

134 South Central Ave.
Valley Stream, NY 11580-5431
Tel: (516)561-0050
Fax: (516)561-0074

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1982.

■ CANISIUS COLLEGE K-7

2001 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14208-1098
Tel: (716)883-7000
Free: 800-843-1517
Admissions: (716)888-2200
Fax: (716)888-2377
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.canisius.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic (Jesuit), comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1870. Setting: 36-acre urban campus. Endowment: $48.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6781 per student. Total enrollment: 4,979. Faculty: 531 (215 full-time, 316 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 4,123 applied, 72% were admitted. 22% from top 10% of their high school class, 51% from top quarter, 82% from top half. 12 valedictorians. Full-time: 3,310 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 281 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 31 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 4% 25 or older, 42% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Western New York Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, recommendations, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 5/1. Notification: continuous until 12/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $32,257 includes full-time tuition ($22,370), mandatory fees ($927), and college room and board ($8960). College room only: $5250. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and student level. Part-time tuition: $638 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $20.50 per credit, $18 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Programming Board, Undergraduate Student Association, Afro-American Society, Residence Hall Association, Student Association. Major annual events: Parents' Weekend, Spring Fest, International Fest Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, crime prevention programs, closed-circuit television monitors. 1,596 college housing spaces available; 1,450 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library plus 1 other with 328,278 books, 570,475 microform titles, 1,637 serials, 7,710 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.7 million. 348 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The Buffalo metropolitan area of over 1.2 million people offers varied cultural, athletic, and entertainment facilities. Among them are the world-famous Albright-Knox Art Gallery, renowned for its modern and contemporary collection; the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, among the top ranked orchestras in North America, which makes its home in the acoustically excellent Kleinhans Music Hall; the Studio Arena, which offers legitimate theater; and the Buffalo Zoo, one of the leading zoos in the United States. For sports fans, there are the Buffalo Bills football team, the Buffalo Sabres hockey team, and the Buffalo Bisons baseball team. Niagara Falls, the ski areas of western New York, and many attractions in Canada are within easy driving distance of the College. The central location of the College also provides many opportunities for students interested in community service, internships, and employment.

■ CAYUGA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE K-15

197 Franklin St.
Auburn, NY 13021-3099
Tel: (315)255-1743
Web Site: http://www.cayuga-cc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1953. Setting: 50-acre small town campus with easy access to Rochester and Syracuse. Endowment: $6.5 million. Total enrollment: 3,896. 1,429 applied, 84% were admitted. Full-time: 2,220 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 1,676 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 3 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 35% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended; ACT ASSET, ACCUPLACER required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2900 full-time, $105 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5800 full-time, $210 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $311 full-time, $12 per credit part-time, $2 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Activities Board, Radio and Television Guild, honors and business fraternities, Phi Beta Lambda. Major annual events: Folk Art Festival, Transfer Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: security from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 100 college housing spaces available; 65 were occupied in 2003-04. Norman F. Bourke Memorial Library with 82,205 books, 10,318 microform titles, 527 serials, 8,930 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $591,260. 240 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CAZENOVIA COLLEGE K-17

22 Sullivan St.
Cazenovia, NY 13035-1084
Tel: (315)655-7000
Free: 800-654-3210
Admissions: (315)655-7208
Fax: (315)655-2190
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cazenovia.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1824. Setting: 40-acre small town campus with easy access to Syracuse. Endowment: $27 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7309 per student. Total enrollment: 1,124. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,286 applied, 82% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 29% from top quarter, 67% from top half. Full-time: 812 students, 78% women, 22% men. Part-time: 312 students, 88% women, 13% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 2 other countries, 21% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 5% 25 or older, 81% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; business/marketing; public administration and social services. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, 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. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview, portfolio for art and design students, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $26,450 includes full-time tuition ($18,940) and college room and board ($7510). College room only: $4200. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $400 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $100. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: Activities Board, Multicultural Student Group, performing arts, student radio station, yearbook. Major annual events: Spring Day, Parents' Weekend, Quad Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 683 college housing spaces available; 653 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Witheral Library with 79,920 books, 14,144 microform titles, 430 serials, 3,736 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $387,987. 75 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.

Community Environment:

The village of Cazenovia is a rural community near Syracuse with a population of 3,000. The climate is temperate with 4 definite seasons. Cazenovia has a local library, churches of many denominations, motels, inns, and restaurants, and various civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations. Recreational activities include water sports, summer and winter mountain sports including hiking and skiing, as well as local and regional sports teams and cultural events.

■ CENTRAL YESHIVA TOMCHEI TMIMIM-LUBAVITCH O-34

841-853 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Tel: (718)434-0784
Admissions: (718)859-7600

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1941. Total enrollment: 1,000. Calendar: semesters.

■ CITY COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK N-34

138th St. and Convent Ave.
New York, NY 10031-9198
Tel: (212)650-7000
Admissions: (212)650-6977
Fax: (212)650-6417
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, university, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1847. Setting: 35-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 12,440. Faculty: 1,122 (534 full-time, 588 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 12,327 applied, 37% were admitted. 28% from top 10% of their high school class, 86% from top half. Full-time: 6,740 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 2,754 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 130 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 34% Hispanic, 25% black, 18% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 13% international, 40% 25 or older, 13% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; engineering; architecture. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the City University of New York System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. State resident tuition: $4080 full-time, $170 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8640 full-time, $360 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to class time and program. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 140 open to all; national fraternities, local fraternities. Most popular organizations: LAESASHPE, NSBE, BSA, Salsa-Mambo, IVCF. Major annual events: Fashion Show-FIC, Harlemween-USG, End of Semester Party-USG. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Morris Raphael Cohen Library plus 3 others with 1.4 million books, 887,471 microform titles, 22,027 serials, 38,300 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 3,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CLARKSON UNIVERSITY C-20

Potsdam, NY 13699
Tel: (315)268-6400
Free: 800-527-6577
Admissions: (315)268-6463
Fax: (315)268-7647
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.clarkson.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1896. Setting: 640-acre small town campus. Endowment: $128.5 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $16.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,843 per student. Total enrollment: 3,045. Faculty: 192 (170 full-time, 22 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 2,405 applied, 86% were admitted. 35% from top 10% of their high school class, 69% from top quarter, 94% from top half. 13 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,633 students, 24% women, 76% men. Part-time: 15 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 23 other countries, 27% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 2% 25 or older, 83% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering; business/marketing; interdisciplinary studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 3/15, 12/1 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/1 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $34,930 includes full-time tuition ($25,185), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($9345). College room only: $4896. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $840 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 62 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities; 15% of eligible men and 13% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Ski Club, Outing Club, Pep Band, Crew Club, Racquetball Club. Major annual events: Alumni Reunion, Homecoming, Winter Carnival. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,179 college housing spaces available; 2,114 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Andrew S. Schuler Educational Resources Center plus 1 other with 257,958 books, 259,253 microform titles, 1,806 serials, 2,058 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.4 million. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus.

Community Environment:

This is a college community with a population of 9,500. Bus and air lines serve the area. Local community services include a library, a museum, a hospital, churches of major denominations, and several civic, fraternal, and veterans' organizations. There are part-time jobs available at the campus and with businesses in the area. Recreational activities include bowling, canoeing, fishing, hiking, golfing, mountain biking, swimming, skiing, and theater.

■ CLINTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE C-25

136 Clinton Point Dr.
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-9573
Tel: (518)562-4200
Free: 800-552-1160
Admissions: (518)562-4170
Fax: (518)562-8621
Web Site: http://clintoncc.suny.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 100-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3082 per student. Total enrollment: 2,192. 1,714 applied, 82% were admitted. Full-time: 1,259 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 933 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 9 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 31% 25 or older, 6% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Plattsburgh State University of New York.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, medical laboratory technology, electronics technology. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: essay, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, interview. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/26. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3020 full-time, $125 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7550 full-time, $312 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $166 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $6340. College room only: $3800.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Criminal Justice Club, Business Club, Tomorrow's New Teachers, Ski Club, Nursing Club. Major annual events: Carnival, Spring Picnic, College Club Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security during class hours. 160 college housing spaces available; 116 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Clinton Community College Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 33,862 books, 38,600 microform titles, 288 serials, 257 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $375,633. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ COCHRAN SCHOOL OF NURSING L-35

967 North Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701
Tel: (914)964-4283
Admissions: (914)964-4296
Web Site: http://www.riversidehealth.org/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate degrees. Founded 1894. Setting: urban campus with easy access to New York City. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7000 per student. Total enrollment: 157. 16 applied, 13% were admitted. Full-time: 101 students, 84% women, 16% men. Part-time: 56 students, 91% women, 9% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 25% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 76% 25 or older, 50% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview, nursing exam. Required for some: SAT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Major annual events: Spring Fling Dance, Boat Trip, Holiday Luncheon. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Cochran School of Nursing Library with 4,314 books, 115 serials, 500 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $45,000. 6 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ COLGATE UNIVERSITY K-18

13 Oak Dr.
Hamilton, NY 13346-1386
Tel: (315)228-1000
Admissions: (315)228-7401
Fax: (315)228-7798
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.colgate.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1819. Setting: 515-acre rural campus. Endowment: $508.7 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $974,126. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $13,190 per student. Total enrollment: 2,779. Faculty: 315 (245 full-time, 70 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 8,008 applied, 27% were admitted. 68% from top 10% of their high school class, 90% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 38 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,747 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 24 students, 42% women, 58% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 34 other countries, 69% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 4% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 0% 25 or older, 90% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 92% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; English; foreign languages and literature. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at New York State Visiting Student Program. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $41,170 includes full-time tuition ($32,885), mandatory fees ($220), and college room and board ($8065). College room only: $3895. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $4111 per course. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 125 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities; 42% of eligible men and 39% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Volunteer Colgate, student government, cultural/ethnic interest groups, student publications, Outdoor Education. Major annual events: Winterfest, Spring Party Weekend, World Expo. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,220 college housing spaces available; 2,107 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Everett Needham Case Library plus 1 other with 1.2 million books, 684,817 microform titles, 2,227 serials, 9,161 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.6 million. 192 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Hamilton (population 2,500) lies 25 miles south of Utica and 38 miles southeast of Syracuse, New York. Bus and airline connections are to be found in the neighboring cities. The climate is moderate. Part-time employment is available for students. The village has a library, a small museum with library, a movie theater, coffee house, restaurants, hospital, and numerous civic, fraternal and veterans' organizations. Local recreational facilities include hunting, fishing, boating, skiing, and golf.

■ COLLEGE OF MOUNT SAINT VINCENT

6301 Riverdale Ave.
Riverdale, NY 10471-1093
Tel: (718)405-3200
Free: 800-665-CMSV
Admissions: (718)405-3268
Fax: (718)549-7945
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mountsaintvincent.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Administratively affiliated with Manhattan College. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1911. Setting: 70-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $5.5 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $117,959. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6059 per student. Total enrollment: 1,855. Faculty: 161 (77 full-time, 84 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,907 applied, 69% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 77% from top half. Full-time: 1,249 students, 72% women, 28% men. Part-time: 278 students, 83% women, 17% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 5 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 29% Hispanic, 12% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 14% 25 or older, 47% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Manhattan College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $30,050 includes full-time tuition ($21,000), mandatory fees ($550), and college room and board ($8500). Part-time tuition: $685 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $75 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 36 open to all. Most popular organizations: Latino Club, Players, Dance Club, Student Nurse Association, Black Student Union. Major annual events: La Gala Latina, Block Party, Battle of the Dorms. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, emergency call boxes. College housing designed to accommodate 580 students; 581 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Elizabeth Seton Library with 160,696 books, 10,054 microform titles, 362 serials, 5,775 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $449,265. 184 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.

Community Environment:

See Fordham University.

■ THE COLLEGE OF NEW ROCHELLE L-36

29 Castle Place
New Rochelle, NY 10805-2308
Tel: (914)654-5000
Free: 800-933-5923
Admissions: (914)654-5452
Fax: (914)654-5554
Web Site: http://cnr.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates (also offers a non-traditional adult program with significant enrollment not reflected in profile). Founded 1904. Setting: 20-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $19.9 million. Total enrollment: 2,306. Faculty: 219 (85 full-time, 134 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 1,430 applied, 50% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 46% from top quarter, 82% from top half. Full-time: 710 students, 98% women, 2% men. Part-time: 396 students, 87% women, 13% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 10 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 36% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 43% 25 or older, 37% live on campus, 16% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Iona College, Concordia College (NY), Marymount College, Dominican College of San Rafael. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $28,476 includes full-time tuition ($20,246), mandatory fees ($350), and college room and board ($7880). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $682 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $60 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, Science and Math Society, Latin-American Women's Society. Major annual events: Strawberry Festival, Family Weekend, Health Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour monitored security cameras at residence hall entrances. 493 college housing spaces available; 339 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: women-only housing available. Gill Library with 220,000 books, 284 microform titles, 1,450 serials, 4,350 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.5 million. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Iona College.

■ THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE L-25

432 Western Ave.
Albany, NY 12203-1419
Tel: (518)454-5111
Free: 800-637-8556
Admissions: (518)454-5150
Fax: (518)451-2013
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.strose.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1920. Setting: 28-acre urban campus. Endowment: $18.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4849 per student. Total enrollment: 5,149. Faculty: 481 (175 full-time, 306 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 3,134 applied, 71% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 77% from top half. Full-time: 2,795 students, 73% women, 27% men. Part-time: 283 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 8% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 15% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Hudson-Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 10/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $25,770 includes full-time tuition ($17,368), mandatory fees ($586), and college room and board ($7816). College room only: $3684. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $578 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Association, Student Events Board, Circle K, Student Education Association, Student Speech, Hearing and Language Association. Major annual events: Family Weekend, Spring Fling, Fall Fest.

Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,075 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Neil Hellman Library plus 1 other with 205,938 books, 300,216 microform titles, 925 serials, 1,513 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1 million. 322 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.

Community Environment:

See State University of New York at Albany.

■ COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK P-32

2800 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10314-6600
Tel: (718)982-2000
Admissions: (718)982-2011
Fax: (718)982-2500
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.csi.cuny.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1955. Setting: 204-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $4.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4091 per student. Total enrollment: 12,083. Faculty: 842 (330 full-time, 512 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 7,393 applied, 99% were admitted. Full-time: 7,293 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 3,627 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 111 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 9% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 29% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the City University of New York System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for Associate degree programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: 3/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. State resident tuition: $4000 full-time, $250 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8640 full-time, $530 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $328 full-time, $90.35 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: Latin Club, Spanish Club, Southasian Cultural Club, Apostolic Christian Life Center. Major annual events: Kwanza, Spring Festival, Fall Carnival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, emergency call boxes, blue light system, bicycle patrols, radar-controlled traffic monitoring, lighted pathways. College housing not available. College of Staten Island Library with 220,025 books, 877,822 microform titles, 18,796 serials, 8,076 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.9 million. 1,100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE COLLEGE OF WESTCHESTER J-36

325 Central Ave., PO Box 710
White Plains, NY 10602
Tel: (914)948-4442
Free: 800-333-4924
Fax: (914)948-5441
Web Site: http://www.cw.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1915. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 1,039. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 19% from top quarter, 55% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar. Full-time: 829 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 210 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 4 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 30% Hispanic, 28% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 48% 25 or older, 7% transferred in. Core. Calendar: for day division, semesters for evening and weekend divisions. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Recommended: SAT. Required for some: essay. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Tuition: $18,315 full-time, $385 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $795 full-time, $200 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. 214 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ COLUMBIA COLLEGE N-34

116th St. and Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Tel: (212)854-1754
Admissions: (212)854-2522
Fax: (212)854-1209
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.college.columbia.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Part of Columbia University. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1754. Setting: 35-acre urban campus. System endowment: $5.2 billion. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $42,686 per student. Total enrollment: 4,225. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 6:1. 15,793 applied, 11% were admitted. 86% from top 10% of their high school class, 97% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 303 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 4,225 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 54 states and territories, 72 other countries, 74% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 9% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 0% 25 or older, 96% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 97% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; English; history. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, internships. Off campus study at Howard University, The Juilliard School. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/2, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: 4/4, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Comprehensive fee: $42,584 includes full-time tuition ($31,924), mandatory fees ($1322), and college room and board ($9338). College room only: $5448.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 300 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, coed fraternities; 19% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: community service, cultural organizations, performing arts. Major annual events: Bacchanal (Spring Fest), Activities Day, Columbia Community Outreach. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, 24-hour ID check at door. 5,000 college housing spaces available; 970 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Butler Library plus 20 others with 7.2 million books, 5.1 million microform titles, 66,000 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ COLUMBIA-GREENE COMMUNITY COLLEGE N-24

4400 Route 23
Hudson, NY 12534-0327
Tel: (518)828-4181
Fax: (518)828-8543
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sunycgcc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 143-acre rural campus. Endowment: $450,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3371 per student. Total enrollment: 1,715. 631 applied, 79% were admitted. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 15% from top quarter, 52% from top half. Full-time: 938 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 777 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 5 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 41% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, automotive technology, massage therapy programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Placement: College Qualifying Test required; SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to residents of sponsoring counties.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Most popular organizations: student council/government, Student Ambassadors, Nursing Club. Major annual event: student play productions. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 52,484 books, 627 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $407,430. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF GENERAL STUDIES N-34

2970 Broadway
New York, NY 10027-6939
Tel: (212)854-2772
Free: 800-895-1169
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gs.columbia.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Part of Columbia University. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1754. Setting: 36-acre urban campus. Endowment: $5.2 billion. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $42,686 per student. Total enrollment: 1,579. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 254 applied, 48% were admitted. Full-time: 647 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 499 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 42% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 6% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 9% international, 75% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; English; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, General Studies Admissions Exam. Recommended: SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests. Required for some: interview. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 7/1, 3/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 5/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Comprehensive fee: $40,716 includes full-time tuition ($30,900), mandatory fees ($1276), and college room and board ($8540). College room only: $5450. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1030 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: Columbia Dramatists, Writers Club, General Studies Student Council, The Observer. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 300 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Butler Library plus 21 others with 5.6 million books, 59,400 serials, and a Web page. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms.

■ COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, THE FU FOUNDATION SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE N-34

500 West 120th St.
New York, NY 10027
Tel: (212)854-1754
Admissions: (212)854-2522
Fax: (212)854-1209
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.engineering.columbia.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Part of Columbia University. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1864. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $42,686 per student. Total enrollment: 1,436. Faculty: 137 (all full-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 2,332 applied, 45% were admitted. 91% from top 10% of their high school class, 99% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 136 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 1,436 students, 27% women, 73% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 59 other countries, 69% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 3% black, 32% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 12% international, 0% 25 or older, 99% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 98% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering; social sciences; computer and information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/2, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: 4/4, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Comprehensive fee: $42,584 includes full-time tuition ($31,924), mandatory fees ($1322), and college room and board ($9338). College room only: $5448. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 300 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 19% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: community service, cultural organizations, performing arts. Major annual events: Bacchanal (Spring Fest), Activities Day, Columbia Community Outreach. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, 24-hour ID check at door. 5,000 college housing spaces available; 98 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Butler Library plus 20 others with 7.2 million books, 5.1 million microform titles, 66,000 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CONCORDIA COLLEGE L-35

171 White Plains Rd.
Bronxville, NY 10708-1998
Tel: (914)337-9300
Free: 800-YES-COLLEGE
Fax: (914)395-4500
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.concordia-ny.edu/

Description:

Independent Lutheran, 4-year, coed. Part of Concordia University System. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1881. Setting: 33-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $6.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6410 per student. Total enrollment: 649. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 688 applied, 66% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 57% from top half. 8 class presidents, 3 valedictorians, 30 student government officers. Full-time: 592 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 57 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 29 other countries, 16% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 10% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 13% 25 or older, 68% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Concordia University System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, common application supplement, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.7 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/15, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous until 6/15, 12/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $28,640 includes full-time tuition ($19,800), mandatory fees ($900), and college room and board ($7940). College room only: $4400. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $528 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 22 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 12% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Christian Ministries, Drama Club, Student Government Association, International and Afro/Latin American Club, yearbook and newspaper. Major annual events: Homecoming events, Spring Formal, Band Bash. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 450 college housing spaces available; 315 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Scheel Memorial Library with 71,500 books, 20,850 microform titles, 467 serials, 7,660 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $276,825. 50 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.

■ COOPER UNION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND ART N-34

30 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003-7120
Tel: (212)353-4100
Admissions: (212)353-4120
Fax: (212)353-4343
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cooper.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees (also offers master's program primarily made up of currently-enrolled students). Founded 1859. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $261.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $401,540. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $15,082 per student. Total enrollment: 1,003. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 2,301 applied, 13% were admitted. 85% from top 10% of their high school class, 98% from top quarter, 99% from top half. Full-time: 943 students, 36% women, 64% men. Part-time: 6 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 40% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 5% black, 20% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 12% international, 7% 25 or older, 19% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 97% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; visual and performing arts; architecture. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, internships. Off campus study at East Coast members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, New York University, Eugene Lang College, New School University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, minimum 3 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, portfolio, home examination, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 12/1 for early decision plan 1, 12/1 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/24 for early decision plan 1, 2/1 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $150. Comprehensive fee: $14,860 includes full-time tuition ($0), mandatory fees ($1500), and college room and board ($13,360). College room only: $9360.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 65 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 20% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Crusade for Christ, Chinese Students Association, Kesher, Athletic Association, Muslim Students Organization. Major annual events: Fall Club Day, Pro Musica Jam. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, health referrals provided and career services offered. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access, security guards. 182 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Cooper Union Library with 97,000 books, 100,000 microform titles, 370 serials, 200,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $821,628. 400 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.

■ CORNELL UNIVERSITY M-15

Ithaca, NY 14853-0001
Tel: (607)255-2000
Admissions: (607)255-3316
Fax: (607)255-0659
E-mail: [email protected]

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1865. Setting: 745-acre small town campus with easy access to Syracuse. Endowment: $3.9 billion. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $327.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $20,720 per student. Total enrollment: 19,447. Faculty: 1,844 (1,675 full-time, 169 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 24,452 applied, 27% were admitted. 80% from top 10% of their high school class, 96% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 235 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 13,515 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 55 states and territories, 109 other countries, 61% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 5% black, 16% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 1% 25 or older, 44% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 96% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering; agriculture; biological/life sciences; social sciences; business/marketing. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Ithaca College, Wells College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, SAT Subject Tests. Required for some: interview. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: 4/3, 12/15 for early decision. Preference given to state residents for state-supported programs.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Comprehensive fee: $41,717 includes full-time tuition ($31,300), mandatory fees ($167), and college room and board ($10,250). College room only: $6080. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 754 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities; 28% of eligible men and 22% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Assembly, Residence Hall Association, Catholic Community, Hillel, Concert Commission. Major annual events: Undergraduate Research Forum, Dragon Day, Cornell Ice Hockey games. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, escort service. 5,947 college housing spaces available; 5,727 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Olin Library plus 17 others with 7.2 million books, 7.8 million microform titles, 64,760 serials, 427,798 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $28.5 million. 3,000 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 30,000. Located at the southern tip of Cayuga Lake, the city encompasses scenic, deep gorges through which flow Six Mile, Fall and Cascadilla Creeks. Ithaca is in the heart of central New York's Finger Lakes region. Good transportation is provided by bus and airlines, as well as state highways. Ithaca has various fraternal, civic and veteran's organizations, and over 30 churches representative of most major denominations. Part-time employment is available for students. Recreational facilities within the vicinity include YMCA, theatres, 3 state parks, indoor ice rink, fishing, boating, swimming, hunting, horseback riding, bowling, a pistol range, archery, museums, golf courses, and 14 public parks.

■ CORNING COMMUNITY COLLEGE N-13

One Academic Dr.
Corning, NY 14830-3297
Tel: (607)962-9011
Admissions: (607)962-9427
Fax: (607)962-9456
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.corning-cc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1956. Setting: 275-acre rural campus. Endowment: $2.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7556 per student. Total enrollment: 5,310. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,252 applied, 98% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 16% from top quarter, 46% from top half. Full-time: 2,638 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 2,672 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 41% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to residents of sponsoring counties.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $3100 full-time, $128 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6200 full-time, $258 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: student association, WCEB, Two-Bit Players, Activities Programming Committee, Nursing Society. Major annual events: Springfest/Fallfest, Job Fair, Campus Life Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library with 71,233 books, 26,123 microform titles, 2,500 serials, 4,290 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $700,222. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CROUSE HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING J-16

736 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Tel: (315)470-7481
Web Site: http://www.crouse.org/nursing/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1913. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 252. Full-time: 140 students, 92% women, 8% men. Part-time: 112 students, 82% women, 18% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 64% 25 or older, 14% live on campus. Calendar: semesters. Part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, interview. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Application deadline: 2/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Tuition: $7352 full-time, $225 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $360 full-time, $130 per term part-time. College room only: $1750.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access.

■ THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA P-24

1946 Campus Dr.
Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
Tel: (845)452-9600
Free: 800-CULINARY
Fax: (845)452-8629
Web Site: http://www.ciachef.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 150-acre small town campus. Endowment: $43.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $38,061 per student. Total enrollment: 2,713. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 903 applied, 69% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Students come from 53 states and territories, 25 other countries, 76% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 3% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 21% 25 or older, 70% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters plus 18 or 21 week externship program. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, distance learning, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at The Associated Colleges of the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: an Affidavit of Support. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to candidates with 6 months of prior food service experience.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $26,980 includes full-time tuition ($19,180), mandatory fees ($980), and college room and board ($6820). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all; 10% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Epicures of Wine, Baker's Club, Food Art Club, Oye Me, Gourmet Society. Major annual events: Halloween Party, Chili Cook-off, Summer Cook-Out. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,534 college housing spaces available; 1,416 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Conrad N. Hilton Library with 69,000 books, 282 microform titles, 300 serials, 4,195 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $557,310. 154 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.

■ DAEMEN COLLEGE J-7

4380 Main St.
Amherst, NY 14226-3592
Tel: (716)839-3600
Free: 800-462-7652
Admissions: (716)839-8225
Fax: (716)839-8516
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.daemen.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1947. Setting: 35-acre suburban campus with easy access to Buffalo. Endowment: $682,941. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5685 per student. Total enrollment: 2,315. Faculty: 259 (80 full-time, 179 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,609 applied, 79% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 45% from top quarter, 75% from top half. Full-time: 1,271 students, 76% women, 24% men. Part-time: 332 students, 79% women, 21% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 14 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 15% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 18% 25 or older, 42% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; biological/life sciences; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Western New York Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 8/30 for early action. Notification: continuous, 9/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,580 includes full-time tuition ($16,350), mandatory fees ($450), and college room and board ($7780). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $545 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $4 per credit, $68 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 42 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 24% of eligible men and 16% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Students Without Borders, Student Physical Therapy Association, Physician Assistant Student Society, Step Team, cheerleaders. Major annual events: Campus Bonfire, Boobar (Halloween party), Springfest. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, 24-hour security cameras. 592 college housing spaces available; 588 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Marian Library plus 1 other with 127,232 books, 26,782 microform titles, 889 serials, 10,584 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $767,490. 99 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.

Community Environment:

The college is located in a quiet suburban environment accessible to the City of Buffalo and the international boundary with Canada. Transportation hubs-plane, train, and bus-are located a short distance from the campus.

■ DARKEI NOAM RABBINICAL COLLEGE O-34

2822 Ave. J
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Tel: (718)338-6464

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1977. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 50. 13 applied, 77% were admitted. Students come from 6 states and territories, 2% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult.

Collegiate Environment:

Kat Lowitz Library with 53,000 books and 2 serials.

■ DAVIS COLLEGE N-17

400 Riverside Dr.
Johnson City, NY 13790
Tel: (607)729-1581
Free: 800-331-4137
Fax: (607)729-2962
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.davisny.edu/

Description:

Independent nondenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1900. Setting: 22-acre suburban campus with easy access to Syracuse. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $16,000 per student. Total enrollment: 255. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 60 applied, 68% were admitted. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 61% from top half. Students come from 13 states and territories, 4 other countries, 23% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 5% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 22% 25 or older, 61% live on campus. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: theology and religious vocations. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, references, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, ACT. Required for some: essay. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $15,240 includes full-time tuition ($9440), mandatory fees ($700), and college room and board ($5100). Part-time tuition: $325 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $175 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Missionary Fellowship, Student Wives Fellowship, Student Life Committee, Married Couples Fellowship. Major annual events: Annual Missions Conference, Fall Bible Conference, Prayer Days. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 300 college housing spaces available. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Alice E. Chatlos Library with 77,000 books, 8,494 microform titles, 644 serials, 8,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $125,317. 12 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

30-20 Thomson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
Tel: (718)472-2728; (866)338-7934
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of DeVry University. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1998. Setting: 4-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,376. Faculty: 89 (47 full-time, 42 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. Full-time: 937 students, 31% women, 69% men. Part-time: 333 students, 37% women, 63% men. 1% Native American, 30% Hispanic, 45% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 45% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: computer and information sciences; business/marketing; engineering technologies. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $13,060 full-time, $475 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $160 per year part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: International Students Club, Video Games Club, DeVry Student Association, Chess Club, Muslim Student Association. Major annual events: DSA Time Out, Post-Ramadan Celebration. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 14,078 books, 62 serials, 2,057 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 478 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DOMINICAN COLLEGE J-34

470 Western Hwy.
Orangeburg, NY 10962-1210
Tel: (845)359-7800; (866)432-4636
Admissions: (845)359-3533
Fax: (845)359-2313
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dc.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1952. Setting: 26-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $320,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5280 per student. Total enrollment: 1,530. Faculty: 163 (51 full-time, 112 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,228 applied, 83% were admitted. Full-time: 1,071 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 338 students, 77% women, 23% men. Students come from 14 states and territories, 19% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 17% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 37% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, 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.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $26,630 includes full-time tuition ($17,240), mandatory fees ($670), and college room and board ($8720). Part-time tuition: $515 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $160 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Business Club, Aquin Players, school newspaper, Nursing Association. Major annual events: Spring Formal, Spring Festival, Family Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Option: coed housing available. Pius X Hall plus 1 other with 103,350 books, 650 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $400,302. 38 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms.

Community Environment:

Orangeburg, population 50,000, is located in southeast New York, located 3 miles southwest of Nyack on the northern border of New Jersey. The area may be reached by the New York State Thruway, Exit 12, or Palisades Parkway, Exit 6E.

■ DOROTHEA HOPFER SCHOOL OF NURSING AT THE MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL L-35

53 Valentine St.
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Tel: (914)664-8000
Fax: (914)665-7047
Web Site: http://www.ssmc.org/

Description:

Independent, 2-year. Total enrollment: 120.

■ DOWLING COLLEGE F-52

Idle Hour Blvd.
Oakdale, NY 11769-1999
Tel: (631)244-3000
Free: 800-DOW-LING
Admissions: (631)244-3030
Fax: (631)563-3827
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dowling.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1955. Setting: 157-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $11.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $134,095. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3264 per student. Total enrollment: 6,379. Faculty: 500 (124 full-time, 376 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 2,399 applied, 87% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 19% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Full-time: 2,298 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 1,329 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 56 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 9% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 41% 25 or older, 17% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Long Island Regional Advisory Council for Higher Education. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $12,960 full-time, $540 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $840 full-time, $137.50 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and degree level. College room only: $5748. Room charges vary according to housing facility and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Residence Hall Council, Pan African-American-Caribbean Club, Aeronautics Club, Lion's Voice (student newspaper). Major annual events: Holiday Ball, Spring Cotillion, Adopt-a-Child Holiday Event. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 625 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Dowling College Library with 118,830 books, 3,131 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2 million. 118 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 3,000. Oakdale is a suburban community west of Sayville with temperate climate. The area is served by the Long Island Railroad, and a main bus route to Patchogue and Freeport. There are 3 hospitals within 20 miles and a college health service. Adjoining cities furnish community services as well as recreational and cultural opportunities. Some part-time employment is available for students.

■ DUTCHESS COMMUNITY COLLEGE P-24

53 Pendell Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1595
Tel: (845)431-8000
Admissions: (845)431-8010
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sunydutchess.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 130-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 7,810. 1,030 applied, 98% were admitted. 48% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Marist College, Vassar College, State University of New York College at New Paltz, Culinary Institute of America, Bard College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for most programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $2600 full-time, $105 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5200 full-time, $210 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $387 full-time, $8 per credit part-time, $24.75 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Major annual events: Fall Freshmen Day, Family Festival, Lyceum Series of Speakers. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Dutchess Library with 103,272 books, 540 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ D'YOUVILLE COLLEGE K-7

320 Porter Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14201-1084
Tel: (716)829-8000
Free: 800-777-3921
Admissions: (716)829-7600
Fax: (716)829-7790
Web Site: http://www.dyc.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1908. Setting: 7-acre urban campus. Endowment: $16.5 million. Total enrollment: 2,906. Faculty: 216 (110 full-time, 106 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,408 applied, 73% were admitted. 9 class presidents, 4 valedictorians, 45 student government officers. Full-time: 1,220 students, 74% women, 26% men. Part-time: 262 students, 78% women, 22% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 28 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 17% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 43% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 40% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; interdisciplinary studies. Core. Calendar: semesters plus summer session. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Western New York Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,600 includes full-time tuition ($15,600), mandatory fees ($200), and college room and board ($7800). College room only: $6400. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level, degree level, and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $455 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $100 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Association, Occupational Therapy Student Association, Physical Therapy Student Association, Student Nurses Association, Black Student Union. Major annual events: Family and Friends, Honors Convocation, Moving Up Days. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 473 college housing spaces available; 232 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. D'Youville College Library with 122,057 books, 195,079 microform titles, 665 serials, 3,160 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $951,681. 72 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ELLIS HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING K-24

1101 Nott St.
Schenectady, NY 12308
Tel: (518)243-4471
Web Site: http://www.ehson.org/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Total enrollment: 69. 101 applied, 50% were admitted. 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 80% 25 or older.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations. Recommended: SAT. Application deadline: Rolling.

■ ELMIRA BUSINESS INSTITUTE O-14

303 North Main St.
Elmira, NY 14901
Tel: (607)733-7177
Free: 800-843-1812
Fax: (607)733-7178
Web Site: http://www.ebi-college.com/

Description:

Private, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1858. Total enrollment: 361. 108 applied. 0% from top 10% of their high school class, 10% from top quarter, 30% from top half. Full-time: 283 students, 90% women, 10% men. Part-time: 78 students, 86% women, 14% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 13% from out-of-state, 1% Hispanic, 7% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 70% 25 or older, 1% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, interview. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Elmira Business Institute Library with 800 books, 14 serials, and 15 audiovisual materials. 50 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ ELMIRA COLLEGE O-14

One Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901
Tel: (607)735-1800
Free: 800-935-6472
Admissions: (607)735-1724
Fax: (607)735-1718
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.elmira.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1855. Setting: 42-acre small town campus. Endowment: $40.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $11,620 per student. Total enrollment: 1,853. Faculty: 99 (82 full-time, 17 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,966 applied, 64% were admitted. 28% from top 10% of their high school class, 72% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 33 class presidents, 26 valedictorians, 206 student government officers. Full-time: 1,175 students, 70% women, 30% men. Part-time: 309 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 23 other countries, 51% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 19% 25 or older, 95% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: 4-4-1. ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at members of the May Term Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 4/15, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2. Notification: continuous until 4/30, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/1 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $39,150 includes full-time tuition ($29,000), mandatory fees ($1050), and college room and board ($9100). Part-time tuition: $270 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 80 open to all. Most popular organizations: student radio station, Student Activities Board, Psychology Club, Ski Club, Pal Program. Major annual events: Octagon Fair, Holiday Banquet and Ball, Spring Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, 24-hour locked residence hall entrances. 1,098 college housing spaces available; 1,076 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Gannett-Tripp Library with 391,038 books, 1.7 million microform titles, 859 serials, 4,428 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $553,431. 105 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Founded as a commercial and transportation center, Elmira, population 35,000, dominates south-central New York State and nearby Pennsylvania as the trade, industrial, financial, and transportation hub of the southern Finger Lakes region. Light industrial activity remains as the economic base for the county, though a large portion of Chemung County is still rural in activity and atmosphere. Transportation is available with the Elmira-Corning Airport, buses, and car via Routes 13, 14, and 17. There are two hospitals, approximately 60 churches, a public library, theatres, good shopping centers, and more than 200 fraternal, service, and social organizations. Recreational facilities include parks, playgrounds, golf, swimming, bowling, tennis, horseback riding, picnic areas, fishing, ice skating, and skiing nearby. Located within walking distance of the campus is the Samuel Clemens Performing Arts Center.

■ ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE K-7

121 Ellicott St.
Buffalo, NY 14203-2698
Tel: (716)851-1001
Admissions: (716)851-1588
Fax: (716)842-1972
Web Site: http://www.ecc.edu/

Description:

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 1971. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3743 per student. Total enrollment: 2,949. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,458 applied, 76% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 63% from top half. Full-time: 2,188 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 761 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 3 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 42% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 44% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, 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. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing and radiologic technology programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2900 full-time, $121 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5800 full-time, $242 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5800 full-time, $242 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $320 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time, $30 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Alpha Beta Gamma, Anthropology Club, Black Student Union, Business Club, Campus Ministry Club. Major annual events: Back to School Bash, Club Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center, child care. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Leon E. Butler Library with 24,927 books, 26,834 microform titles, 208 serials, 2,492 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.9 million. 341 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, NORTH CAMPUS J-7

6205 Main St.
Williamsville, NY 14221-7095
Tel: (716)851-1002
Admissions: (716)851-1588
Fax: (716)634-3802
Web Site: http://www.ecc.edu

Description:

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 1946. Setting: 20-acre suburban campus with easy access to Buffalo. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3743 per student. Total enrollment: 5,641. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,856 applied, 91% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 76% from top half. Full-time: 3,779 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 1,862 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 24 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 12% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 29% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters plus summer sessions. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, 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. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, engineering science, occupational therapy programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Area resident tuition: $2900 full-time, $121 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5800 full-time, $242 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5800 full-time, $242 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $320 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time, $30 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 9 open to all. Most popular organizations: APWA (American Public Works Association), Dental Hygiene Club, Environmental Awareness Club, Flame and Ice, Future Teachers. Major annual events: Holiday Charity Luncheon, Halloween Party, Christmas Party. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center, child care. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Richard R. Dry Memorial Library with 71,220 books, 50,216 microform titles, 359 serials, 8,084 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.9 million. 457 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SOUTH CAMPUS K-7

4041 Southwestern Blvd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127-2199
Tel: (716)851-1003
Admissions: (716)851-1588
Fax: (716)648-9953
Web Site: http://www.ecc.edu/

Description:

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 1974. Setting: 20-acre suburban campus with easy access to Buffalo. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3743 per student. Total enrollment: 4,067. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,377 applied, 89% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 77% from top half. Full-time: 2,521 students, 42% women, 58% men. Part-time: 1,546 students, 47% women, 53% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 4 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 20% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters plus summer sessions. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, 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. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for computer technology program or dental laboratory technology. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Area resident tuition: $2900 full-time, $121 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5800 full-time, $242 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5800 full-time, $242 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $320 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time, $30 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: Habitat for Humanity, Honors Society, Phi Theta Kappa, Photo Club, Recreation Leadership Club. Major annual events: Christmas Party, Paczki Day, Halloween Party. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center, child care. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 57,029 books, 16,366 microform titles, 286 serials, 5,401 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.9 million. 434 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ EUGENE LANG COLLEGE THE NEW SCHOOL FOR LIBERAL ARTS N-34

65 West 11th St.
New York, NY 10011-8601
Tel: (212)229-5600; 877-528-3321
Admissions: (212)229-5665
Fax: (212)229-5355
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lang.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Part of New School University. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1978. Setting: 5-acre urban campus. System endowment: $18 million. System-wide research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8218 per student. Total enrollment: 985. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,244 applied, 61% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 51% from top quarter, 87% from top half. Full-time: 939 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 46 students, 28% women, 72% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 15 other countries, 68% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 4% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 4% 25 or older, 34% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Bank Street College of Education, Sarah Lawrence College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $38,860 includes full-time tuition ($26,540), mandatory fees ($570), and college room and board ($11,750). College room only: $8750. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $976 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Union, Theater Club, student newspaper, literary journal, ethnic organizations. Major annual events: Open-Mike Readings, Talking Book Festival, New School Block Party. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour desk attendants in residence halls. 948 college housing spaces available; 266 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Raymond Fogelman Library plus 2 others with 4.1 million books, 4.7 million microform titles, 22,150 serials, 48,379 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.8 million. 934 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.

■ EUGENIO MARÍA DE HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK M-35

500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
Tel: (718)518-4444
Admissions: (718)518-4406
Fax: (718)518-4256
Web Site: http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 8-acre urban campus. Endowment: $211,655. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4780 per student. Total enrollment: 4,340. 1,316 applied, 100% were admitted. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 9% from top quarter, 25% from top half. Full-time: 2,917 students, 73% women, 27% men. Part-time: 1,423 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 91 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 58% Hispanic, 29% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 54% 25 or older, 12% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript. Placement: CUNY Skills Assessment Tests required; SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. State resident tuition: $2500 full-time, $105 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3076 full-time, $130 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Dominican Association, Puerto Rican Student Organization, Student Government Association, Black Student Union, Veterans Club. Major annual events: Graduation, ethnic weeks, Prom Social. Student services: legal 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. Hostos Community College Library with 56,100 books, 6,715 microform titles, 846 serials, 710 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $963,590. 800 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ EXCELSIOR COLLEGE L-25

7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-5159
Tel: (518)464-8500; 888-647-2388
Fax: (518)464-8777
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.excelsior.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees (offers only external degree programs). Founded 1970. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 28,464. Part-time: 27,844 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 51 other countries, 90% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 16% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 97% 25 or older, 50% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for applicants to nursing program without certain health care experience. Option: electronic application. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Tuition: $250 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $515 per year part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual event: Commencement. College housing not available. Excelsior College Virtual Library with a Web page.

■ FARMINGDALE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK G-46

Route 110, 2350 Broadhollow Rd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Tel: (631)420-2000; 877-4-FARMINGDALE
Admissions: (631)420-2457
Fax: (631)420-2633
Web Site: http://www.farmingdale.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1912. Setting: 380-acre small town campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $2.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $306,344. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5740 per student. Total enrollment: 6,461. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 4,115 applied, 61% were admitted. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 11% from top quarter, 53% from top half. Full-time: 4,020 students, 36% women, 64% men. Part-time: 2,441 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 13 other countries, 0.01% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 13% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 28% 25 or older, 10% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,610 full-time, $442 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $907 full-time, $30.85 per credit part-time. College room and board: $9660. College room only: $5670. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Liberal Arts Club, Campus Activities Board, Farmingdale Student Government, student radio station, Rambler Newspaper. Major annual events: Farewell to Farmingdale, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 500 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Greenley Hall with 125,000 books, 89,135 microform titles, 800 serials, 1,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $880,032. 950 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY N-34

Seventh Ave. at 27th St.
New York, NY 10001-5992
Tel: (212)217-7999
Free: 800-GOT-OFIT
Admissions: (212)217-7675
Fax: (212)217-7481
Web Site: http://www.fitnyc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1944. Setting: 5-acre urban campus. Endowment: $18.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5722 per student. Total enrollment: 10,381. Faculty: 918 (210 full-time, 708 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 3,498 applied, 41% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 45% from top quarter, 82% from top half. Full-time: 6,661 students, 85% women, 15% men. Part-time: 3,538 students, 82% women, 18% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 60 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 7% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 10% international, 28% 25 or older, 16% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual and performing arts; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, portfolio for art and design programs. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/31 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,610 full-time, $442 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $420 full-time, $30 per term part-time. College room and board: $8409. College room only: $7519.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all. Most popular organizations: Public Relations Student Society of America, Delta Epsilon Chi, Merchandising Society, Student Government. Major annual events: Freshman Fair, Semi-Formal Dinner Cruise, Clubs Carnival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 1,234 college housing spaces available; 1,209 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Gladys Marcus Library with 176,987 books, 4,796 microform titles, 467 serials, 177,801 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.5 million. 300 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.

■ FINGER LAKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE K-12

4355 Lakeshore Dr.
Canandaigua, NY 14424-8395
Tel: (585)394-3500
Fax: (585)394-5005
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.flcc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 300-acre small town campus with easy access to Rochester. Total enrollment: 4,910. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 4,023 applied. Full-time: 2,599 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 2,311 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 3 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 32% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at the Rochester Area Colleges. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, therapeutic massage and integrative health care programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/31. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2900 full-time, $117 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5800 full-time, $234 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $260 full-time, $7 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 45 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Charles Meder Library with 73,305 books, 464 serials, and an OPAC. 425 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FIORELLO H. LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

31-10 Thomson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101-3071
Tel: (718)482-7200
Admissions: (718)482-5114
Fax: (718)482-5599
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lagcc.cuny.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 6-acre urban campus. Endowment: $351,000. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7464 per student. Total enrollment: 13,489. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 3,606 applied, 100% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 21% from top quarter, 46% from top half. Full-time: 7,453 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 6,036 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 135 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 31% Hispanic, 17% black, 14% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 16% international, 40% 25 or older, 7% transferred in. Core. Calendar: modified semester. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Vassar College, other units of the City University of New York System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Area resident tuition: $3072 full-time, $120 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $5700 full-time, $190 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5700 full-time, $190 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $272 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 31 open to all. Most popular organizations: Latinos Unidos Club, Bangladesh Club, Dominican Club, Law Club. Major annual event: multicultural appreciation week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Fiorello H. LaGuardia Community College Library Media Resources Center plus 1 other with 121,631 books, 583,009 microform titles, 760 serials, 5,529 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.2 million. 997 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FIVE TOWNS COLLEGE O-43

305 North Service Rd.
Dix Hills, NY 11746-6055
Tel: (631)424-7000
Fax: (631)656-2172
Web Site: http://www.fivetowns.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1972. Setting: 40-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 1,162. Faculty: 109 (45 full-time, 64 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 713 applied, 77% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 45% from top half. Full-time: 1,042 students, 38% women, 62% men. Part-time: 46 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 19% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 10% live on campus. Retention: 74% 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, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Long Island Regional Advisory Council for Higher Education.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $24,350 includes full-time tuition ($14,100) and college room and board ($10,250). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and location. Part-time tuition: $585 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: concert choir, Live Audio Club, Dance Club, musical theatre, yearbook. Major annual events: Long Island Music Industry Conference, College Senior Picnic, L.I. Media Art Show. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 200 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Five Towns College Library with 35,000 books, 565 serials, 6,500 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 110 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Adelphi University.

■ FORDHAM UNIVERSITY M-35

441 East Fordham Rd.
Bronx, NY 10458
Tel: (718)817-1000
Free: 800-FOR-DHAM
Admissions: (718)817-4000
Fax: (718)367-9404
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fordham.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic (Jesuit), university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates (branch locations at Rose Hill and Lincoln Center). Founded 1841. Setting: 85-acre urban campus. Endowment: $307.2 million. Total enrollment: 14,664. Faculty: 1,326 (645 full-time, 681 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 15,225 applied, 50% were admitted. 39% from top 10% of their high school class, 75% from top quarter, 96% from top half. Full-time: 6,887 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 641 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 53 states and territories, 44 other countries, 44% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 5% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 7% 25 or older, 60% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 90% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of San Francisco. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT Subject Tests. Required for some: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 12/25 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $38,620 includes full-time tuition ($27,725) and college room and board ($10,895). College room only: $7260.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 133 open to all. Most popular organizations: United Student Government, Commuting Student Association, Residence Hall Association, Ambassador Program. Major annual events: Under the Tent Dance, Give a Child a Christmas, Spring Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security at each campus entrance and at residence halls. Option: coed housing available. Walsh Library plus 3 others with 2.5 million books, 3.1 million microform titles, 15,943 serials, 20,550 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,400 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FULTON-MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY COLLEGE J-22

2805 State Hwy. 67
Johnstown, NY 12095-3790
Tel: (518)762-4651
Fax: (518)762-6518
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fmcc.suny.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 195-acre rural campus. Endowment: $1.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3800 per student. Total enrollment: 2,071. 1,375 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,404 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 667 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 20 other countries, 0.01% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 27% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters plus winter session. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at State University of New York College of Technology at Canton, State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program, radiologic technology. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/10. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2925 full-time, $122 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5850 full-time, $244 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $205 full-time, $2 per credit hour part-time, $38 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Business Students' Association, Criminal Justice Club, WAU (We Are United), Ski Club. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Orientation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: weekend and night security. College housing not available. Evans Library with 51,517 books, 4,844 microform titles, 143 serials, 1,041 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $337,848. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ GAMLA COLLEGE O-34

1213 Elm Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Tel: (718)339-4747
Fax: (718)998-5766

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Calendar: semesters.

■ GENESEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE J-9

1 College Rd.
Batavia, NY 14020-9704
Tel: (585)343-0055
Free: 800-CALL GCC
Fax: (585)345-4541
Web Site: http://www.genesee.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 256-acre small town campus with easy access to Buffalo. Endowment: $1.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2784 per student. Total enrollment: 6,490. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 2,547 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,113 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 3,377 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 26 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 19% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, 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. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, physical therapy assistant, occupational therapy assistant, paralegal, respiratory care, dietetic technician programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: 1 recommendation. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3200 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3600 full-time. Mandatory fees: $290 full-time. College room only: $4250.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, DECA, Student Activities Council, Forum Players. Major annual events: Outdoor Festivals, Up All Night, Fashion Show. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 247 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Alfred C. O'Connell Library with 78,273 books, 11,667 microform titles, 332 serials, 4,729 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $452,417. 408 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ GLOBE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY N-34

291 Broadway, Second Floor
New York, NY 10007
Tel: (212)349-4330; 877-394-5623
Fax: (212)227-5920
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.globe.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4543 per student. Total enrollment: 1,671. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 550 applied, 82% were admitted. Full-time: 1,655 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 16 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 10% black, 35% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 63% 25 or older. Retention: 45% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, interview. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $8950 full-time, $370 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $136 full-time, $136 per year part-time. College room only: $3600.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. 100 college housing spaces available; 80 were occupied in 2003-04. Globe Institute of Technology's Library with 6,678 books, 1,237 serials, 60 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $231,500. 140 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ HAMILTON COLLEGE O-24

198 College Hill Rd.
Clinton, NY 13323-1296
Tel: (315)859-4011
Free: 800-843-2655
Admissions: (315)859-4421
Fax: (315)859-4124
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hamilton.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1812. Setting: 1,200-acre small town campus. Endowment: $596 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $19,590 per student. Total enrollment: 1,812. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 4,189 applied, 36% were admitted. 70% from top 10% of their high school class, 91% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 5 National Merit Scholars, 12 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,800 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 12 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 40 other countries, 64% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 4% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 1% 25 or older, 98% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 93% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; foreign languages and literature; English. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Colgate University, Syracuse University, Utica College of Syracuse University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, sample of expository prose. Recommended: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: 4/1, 1/1 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $41,660 includes full-time tuition ($33,150), mandatory fees ($200), and college room and board ($8310). College room only: $4460. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 80 open to all; national fraternities, local sororities; 29% of eligible men and 19% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: community service groups, Outing Club, student newspaper, club/intramural sports, performing arts groups. Major annual events: Fallcoming, Winter Carnival, Class and Charter Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, student safety program. 1,750 college housing spaces available; 1,700 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Burke Library plus 3 others with 538,377 books, 419,461 microform titles, 3,585 serials, 52,051 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.3 million. 522 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.

Community Environment:

Clinton, population 2,200, is a suburban community 10 miles southwest of Utica, population 75,600. The climate is temperate. Access via bus, rail, and air lines are through Utica. Nearby Kirkland has a library, five churches, an art center, a Chamber of Commerce, and civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations. Hockey, skiing, camping, and ice skating are popular recreational activities in the area.

■ HARTWICK COLLEGE M-20

One Hartwick Dr.
Oneonta, NY 13820-4020
Tel: (607)431-4200; 888-HARTWICK
Admissions: (607)431-4150
Fax: (607)431-4138
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hartwick.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1797. Setting: 425-acre small town campus with easy access to Albany. Endowment: $59.9 million. Total enrollment: 1,463. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 2,211 applied, 87% were admitted. 24% from top 10% of their high school class, 80% from top half. Full-time: 1,405 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 58 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 34 other countries, 35% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 4% 25 or older, 86% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; business/marketing; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at State University of New York College at Oneonta, American University, Central University of Iowa, Syracuse University, The School for International Training. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, audition for music program. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 1/15 for early decision. Notification: 3/5.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $34,490 includes full-time tuition ($26,480), mandatory fees ($530), and college room and board ($7480). College room only: $3940. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $883 per hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: Student Union, student radio station, Student Senate, Hilltops, Cardboard Alley Players. Major annual events: Alumni Weekend, Parents' Weekend, Holiday Ball. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,100 college housing spaces available; 90 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Stevens-German Library plus 1 other with 353,776 books, 8,291 microform titles, 571 serials, 6,171 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $538,710. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Oneonta, population 14,000, is large enough to support industries and two colleges, and serves as a regional commerce center. Cooperstown is 20 miles away and attracts many people annually who discover Oneonta (home of the National Soccer Hall of Fame) and its restaurants, motels, bed and breakfasts, and who use its local parks and facilities for swimming, golf, fishing, skiing, and boating. Public transportation is available in town. Oneonta is on Interstate 88, a freeway that connects Albany, New York, and central-eastern Pennsylvania.

■ HELENE FULD COLLEGE OF NURSING OF NORTH GENERAL HOSPITAL N-34

1879 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10035-2709
Tel: (212)423-1000
Web Site: http://www.helenefuld.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees (program only open to licensed practical nurses). Founded 1945. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 363. 16 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 3 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 96% 25 or older. Core. Accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, interview, must be Licensed Practical Nurse, nursing exam, Nelson Denny Reading Test, math exam. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to all students admitted must be licensed practical nurses.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: security guard during open hours. College housing not available. 6,200 books, 82 serials, and 131 audiovisual materials. 24 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ HERKIMER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE J-20

Reservoir Rd.
Herkimer, NY 13350
Tel: (315)866-0300
Fax: (315)866-7253
Web Site: http://www.herkimer.edu

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 500-acre small town campus with easy access to Syracuse. Endowment: $1.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2523 per student. Total enrollment: 3,477. Students come from 23 states and territories, 17 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 23% 25 or older, 25% live on campus. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/20. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 41 open to all. Most popular organizations: Criminal Justice Club, Travel Club, Student Senate, Physical Therapy Club. Major annual event: Arts and Crafts Show. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. Option: coed housing available. Herkimer County Community College Library with 70,000 books, 220 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $378,636. 222 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ HILBERT COLLEGE L-7

5200 South Park Ave.
Hamburg, NY 14075-1597
Tel: (716)649-7900
Fax: (716)649-0702
Web Site: http://www.hilbert.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 40-acre small town campus with easy access to Buffalo. Endowment: $2.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5640 per student. Total enrollment: 1,109. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 423 applied, 94% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 17% from top quarter, 48% from top half. Full-time: 723 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 386 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 2 other countries, 76% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 31% 25 or older, 10% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $20,480 includes full-time tuition ($14,300), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($5580). College room only: $2400. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $332 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $13 per credit hour, $55 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Business and Accounting Association, SADD, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Criminal Justice Association. Major annual events: Quad Party, Fall Fest, Student Life Awards. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 134 college housing spaces available; 130 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. McGrath Library with 41,322 books, 22,089 microform titles, 12,300 serials, 1,066 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $381,684. 146 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Hamburg, population 10,000, is a suburban area adjacent to Buffalo. Within the immediate vicinity there are 18 churches, a theater, shopping center, and major civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations. Some part-time employment is available for students in the immediate area. The Buffalo Raceway and annual Erie County Fair are here. Rich Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills, is 5 minutes away and area ski resorts are nearby. All the cultural, community service, and recreational facilities of Buffalo are easily accessible.

■ HOBART AND WILLIAM SMITH COLLEGES K-13

Geneva, NY 14456-3397
Tel: (315)781-3000
Free: 800-245-0100
Admissions: (315)781-3472
Fax: (315)781-5471
Web Site: http://www.hws.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1822. Setting: 200-acre small town campus with easy access to Rochester and Syracuse. Endowment: $142 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $616,940. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $11,244 per student. Total enrollment: 1,883. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 3,410 applied, 65% were admitted. 33% from top 10% of their high school class, 67% from top quarter, 95% from top half. 5 National Merit Scholars, 18 class presidents, 3 valedictorians, 48 student government officers. Full-time: 1,865 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 3 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 10 other countries, 55% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 0% 25 or older, 92% live on campus, 0.5% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; English; history. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at New York State Visiting Student Program. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/1 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/1 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $41,123 includes full-time tuition ($31,850), mandatory fees ($887), and college room and board ($8386). Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; national fraternities; 15% of men are members. Most popular organizations: Student Life and Leadership, student government, African-American Student Coalition, Service Network, sports clubs. Major annual events: Folk Festival, Celebrate Service/Celebrate Geneva, Charter Day/Moving Up Day. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,420 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Warren Hunting Smith Library plus 1 other with 380,419 books, 77,510 microform titles, 2,469 serials, 10,733 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.3 million. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Geneva, population 15,000, is on Seneca Lake, the largest of the Finger Lakes. It is the center of a rich agricultural and nursery region with a number of diversified industries adding to the city's economy. There are several churches of major denominations, a public library, historical museum, YMCA, and many service and fraternal organizations within the town. Seneca lake offers excellent facilities for fishing, boating, and other water sports. Some part-time employment is available.

■ HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY N-37

100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
Tel: (516)463-6600
Free: 800-HOF-STRA
Admissions: (516)463-6700
Fax: (516)560-7660
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hofstra.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1935. Setting: 240-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $169.5 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,076 per student. Total enrollment: 12,890. Faculty: 1,246 (527 full-time, 719 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 15,981 applied, 62% were admitted. 24% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 77% from top half. 36 valedictorians. Full-time: 8,031 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 853 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 51 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 9% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 9% 25 or older, 44% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; psychology. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, proof of degree required for all; TOEFL required for international students. Recommended: essay, SAT Subject Tests. Required for some: interview, proof of degree required for all; TOEFL required for international students, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/15 for early action. Notification: 2/1, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $30,830 includes full-time tuition ($20,500), mandatory fees ($1030), and college room and board ($9300). College room only: $6200. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $670 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $155 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 144 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 6% of eligible men and 7% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Hillel, Entertainment Unlimited, Danceworks. Major annual events: homecoming, Sinterklaas, Freak Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security booths and cameras at each residence hall entrance. 4,200 college housing spaces available; 3,880 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Axinn Library plus 1 other with 1.2 million books, 3.5 million microform titles, 8,576 serials, 11,118 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6.9 million. 1,175 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 39,500. A residential community and retail shopping center, Hempstead is particularly interesting for its 3 historic churches. A suburban area, it is situated 25 miles east of New York City. The immediate vicinity has a public library, the Nassau Coliseum, shopping mall, YMCA, YWCA, a hospital, churches and synagogues. There are theaters, water sports, and several civic, fraternal and veterans organizations in the city. Kennedy and La Guardia airports are within 30 minutes of the campus.

■ HOLY TRINITY ORTHODOX SEMINARY K-20

PO Box 36
Jordanville, NY 13361
Tel: (315)858-0945
Fax: (315)858-0945
Web Site: http://www.hts.edu/

Description:

Independent Russian Orthodox, 5-year, men only. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1948. Setting: 900-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 26. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 2:1. 10 applied, 80% were admitted. Full-time: 20 students. Part-time: 6 students. Students come from 9 states and territories, 11 other countries, 80% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 0% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 42% international, 8% 25 or older, 100% live on campus, 0% transferred in. Retention: 100% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: theology and religious vocations. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, accelerated degree program, distance learning.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, special examination, proficiency in Russian, Eastern Orthodox baptism. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 5/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $5525 includes full-time tuition ($3000), mandatory fees ($25), and college room and board ($2500). Part-time tuition: $300 per course.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organization: Student Union. Major annual event: Holy Trinity Seminary Colloquium. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 50 college housing spaces available; 32 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: men-only housing available. Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary Library plus 1 other with 25,000 books, 200 serials, and 250 audiovisual materials. 8 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ HOUGHTON COLLEGE M-9

One Willard Ave.
Houghton, NY 14744
Tel: (585)567-9200
Free: 800-777-2556
Admissions: (585)567-9353
Fax: (585)567-9522
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.houghton.edu/

Description:

Independent Wesleyan, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1883. Setting: 1,300-acre rural campus with easy access to Buffalo and Rochester. Endowment: $32.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $19,290. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8921 per student. Total enrollment: 1,411. Faculty: 103 (88 full-time, 15 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,176 applied, 77% were admitted. 32% from top 10% of their high school class, 68% from top quarter, 91% from top half. 5 National Merit Scholars, 21 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,337 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 61 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 21 other countries, 37% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 10% 25 or older, 82% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Western New York Consortium and the Christian College Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, pastoral recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to Evangelical Christians and members of the Wesleyan Church.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $25,980 includes full-time tuition ($19,420) and college room and board ($6560). Full-time tuition varies according to class time, program, and reciprocity agreements. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $812 per hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: One Thing, Allegany County Outreach, World Mission Fellowship, Campus Activities Board, International Student Organization. Major annual events: SPOT, Midnight Breakfast, International Student banquet. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, phone connection to security patrols. 1,059 college housing spaces available; 999 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Willard J. Houghton Library plus 1 other with 242,866 books, 39,550 microform titles, 4,110 serials, 2,918 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $868,879. 50 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.

Community Environment:

Houghton is a small rural community in southwestern New York, just south of Letchworth State Park. Nearby state park makes available good fishing, hunting, and skiing in season. The college also has its own ski slopes with rope-tow, an initiatives rope course, an equestrian riding program and miles of cross-country ski trails.

■ HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE K-25

80 Vandenburgh Ave.
Troy, NY 12180-6096
Tel: (518)629-4822
Admissions: (518)629-4603
Web Site: http://www.hvcc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1953. Setting: 135-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $3.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6736 per student. Total enrollment: 12,205. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 8,000 applied, 90% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Students come from 21 states and territories, 18 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 8% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 35% 25 or older. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at 14 members of the Hudson-Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for individual studies program. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $2700 full-time, $112 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8100 full-time, $336 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $480 full-time, $14 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Student services: legal 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. Marvin Library with 148,189 books and 691 serials. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ HUNTER COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK N-34

695 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10021-5085
Tel: (212)772-4000
Admissions: (212)772-4490
Web Site: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1870. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 20,843. Faculty: 1,435 (633 full-time, 802 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 20,985 applied, 35% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 78% from top half. Full-time: 10,406 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 5,225 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 153 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 20% Hispanic, 14% black, 17% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 31% 25 or older, 1% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; English; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Marymount Manhattan College, New School for Social Research, YIVD Institute, other units of the City University of New York System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/15. Notification: continuous until 1/3.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. State resident tuition: $4000 full-time, $170 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,800 full-time, $360 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $349 full-time, $107 per term part-time. College room only: $3478.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: local fraternities, local sororities. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 612 college housing spaces available. Option: coed housing available. Hunter College Library with 789,718 books, 1.2 million microform titles, 4,282 serials, 13,489 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 750 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ INSTITUTE OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION O-34

141 Willoughby St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201-5317
Tel: (718)855-3661
Fax: (718)852-5889
Web Site: http://www.idcbrooklyn.org/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 246. 84 applied, 86% were admitted. Students come from 3 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 21% Hispanic, 36% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 59% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 9/30.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. 17 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ INTERBORO INSTITUTE N-34

450 West 56th St.
New York, NY 10019-3602
Tel: (212)399-0093
Admissions: (212)399-0091
Fax: (212)765-5772
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.interboro.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate degrees. Founded 1888. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $518 per student. Total enrollment: 1,891. 1,765 applied, 58% were admitted. Full-time: 1,891 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 10 other countries, 0% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 38% Hispanic, 46% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 27% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, interview. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: CPAt required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organization: OPT Society. Major annual events: Interboro Day, Senior Dinner. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols. College housing not available. Interboro Library with 5,986 books, 70 serials, 50 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $200,000. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ IONA COLLEGE L-36

715 North Ave.
New Rochelle, NY 10801-1890
Tel: (914)633-2000
Admissions: (914)633-2502
Fax: (914)633-2096
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.iona.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Roman Catholic Church. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1940. Setting: 35-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $21.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $220,968. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7230 per student. Total enrollment: 4,184. Faculty: 373 (176 full-time, 197 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 4,802 applied, 67% were admitted. 29% from top 10% of their high school class, 51% from top quarter, 94% from top half. 28 class presidents, 16 valedictorians, 151 student government officers. Full-time: 3,122 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 243 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 51 other countries, 19% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 9% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at College of New Rochelle, Concordia College (NY), Marymount College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, recommendations, interview, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 12/21 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $30,878 includes full-time tuition ($20,110), mandatory fees ($870), and college room and board ($9898). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $667 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $370 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 65 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 4% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Council of Multicultural Leaders, student government, The Ionian, LASO, WICR. Major annual events: Founders' Day, Homecoming, Club Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 1,028 college housing spaces available; 1,017 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Ryan Library plus 2 others with 269,933 books, 509,742 microform titles, 763 serials, 3,018 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.5 million. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 75,400. An attractive residential suburb is 35 minutes from the center of Manhattan. Located on Long Island Sound, New Rochelle was settled by the Huguenots in 1688. Many houses date from the days of Dutch and English occupancy. Easy access to New York City is provided by rail and bus lines. There are many churches, a YMCA, hospital, public library, and various fraternal, civic, and veteran's organizations. Recreation in the area is provided by 8 miles of Long Island Sound frontage, inland lakes, and public parks as well as facilities for golf, tennis, canoeing, fishing, skating, and hockey. Part-time employment is available.

■ ISLAND DRAFTING AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTE P-42

128 Broadway
Amityville, NY 11701
Tel: (631)691-8733
Fax: (631)691-8738
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.idti.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: suburban campus. Total enrollment: 185. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 77 applied, 100% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 80% from top half. Full-time: 185 students, 15% women, 85% men. 2% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 14% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 56% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: interview. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $11,850 full-time, $395 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $350 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ ITHACA COLLEGE M-15

100 Job Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850-7020
Tel: (607)274-3011
Free: 800-429-4274
Admissions: (607)274-3124
Fax: (607)274-1900
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ithaca.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1892. Setting: 757-acre small town campus with easy access to Syracuse. Endowment: $128.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,116 per student. Total enrollment: 6,412. Faculty: 656 (442 full-time, 214 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 10,421 applied, 76% were admitted. 29% from top 10% of their high school class, 64% from top quarter, 94% from top half. 8 National Merit Scholars, 26 valedictorians. Full-time: 5,961 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 137 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 67 other countries, 53% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 1% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: communications/journalism; visual and performing arts; business/marketing. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Cornell University, Wells College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: audition. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous until 4/15, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $35,144 includes full-time tuition ($25,194) and college room and board ($9950). College room only: $5120. Part-time tuition: $840 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 165 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Student Activities Board, African-Latino Society, Residence Hall Association, Community Service Network. Major annual events: major concerts, Winterfest, Leadership Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, patrols by trained security personnel 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. 4,296 college housing spaces available; 4,218 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Ithaca College Library with 376,000 books, 250,100 microform titles, 37,000 serials, 33,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million. 640 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Cornell University.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (ALBANY) L-25

13 Airline Dr.
Albany, NY 12205
Tel: (518)452-9300
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate degrees. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (GETZVILLE) J-7

2295 Millersport Hwy.
PO Box 327
Getzville, NY 14068
Tel: (716)689-2200
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate degrees. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (LIVERPOOL) A-8

235 Greenfield Parkway
Liverpool, NY 13088
Tel: (315)461-8000
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate degrees. Core. Calendar: semesters.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ JAMESTOWN BUSINESS COLLEGE N-5

7 Fairmount Ave., Box 429
Jamestown, NY 14702-0429
Tel: (716)664-5100
Fax: (716)664-3144
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jbcny.org/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1886. Setting: 1-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 327. 112 applied, 72% were admitted. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 8% from top quarter, 34% from top half. Full-time: 327 students, 81% women, 19% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 17% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 2% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 55% 25 or older, 14% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $8400 full-time, $233 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $450 full-time, $75 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual events: food drives, Halloween Party, Christmas Party. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. James Prendergast Library with 279,270 books, 372 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 106 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ JAMESTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE N-5

525 Falconer St.
Jamestown, NY 14701-1999
Tel: (716)665-5220
Web Site: http://www.sunyjcc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1950. Setting: 107-acre small town campus. Endowment: $274,625. Total enrollment: 3,672. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,668 applied, 82% were admitted. 54% from top half of their high school class. Full-time: 2,460 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 1,212 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 9% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 32% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, 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 at State University of New York College at Fredonia, Jamestown Business College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, human services, occupational therapy assistant programs. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: standardized test scores. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to Chautauqua and Cattaraugus county residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $3150 full-time, $132 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6300 full-time, $238 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $530 full-time, $16.75 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Nursing Club, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Earth Awareness, Adult Student Network, Student Senate. Major annual events: Fall Picnic, Spring Picnic/Spring Fling, Orientation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Hultquist Library with 66,808 books, 49,364 microform titles, 370 serials, 4,605 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-17

1220 Coffeen St.
Watertown, NY 13601
Tel: (315)786-2200
Admissions: (315)786-2277
Fax: (315)786-0158
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sunyjefferson.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 90-acre small town campus with easy access to Syracuse. Endowment: $2.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2623 per student. Total enrollment: 3,545. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. Full-time: 1,822 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 1,723 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 3 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 37% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 9/6. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3294 full-time, $122 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4724 full-time, $182 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $366 full-time, $13 per credit hour part-time, $21.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Nursing Association, newspaper, The Melting Pot, Paralegal Club, Criminal Justice Club. Major annual events: Fall Fest/Spring Fest, Stage/Theater Production, Black History Month. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Melvil Dewey Library with 62,503 books, 27,854 microform titles, 247 serials, 4,097 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $321,415. 354 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY N-34

3080 Broadway
New York, NY 10027-4649
Tel: (212)678-8000
Fax: (212)678-8947
Web Site: http://www.jtsa.edu/

Description:

Independent Jewish, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees (double bachelor's degree with Barnard College, Columbia University, joint bachelor's degree with Columbia University). Founded 1886. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Endowment: $80 million. Total enrollment: 669. 120 applied, 68% were admitted. Students come from 23 states and territories, 2 other countries, 65% from out-of-state, 4% Hispanic, 1% 25 or older, 77% live on campus. Retention: 92% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Barnard College, Columbia University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2. Notification: continuous until 4/15, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary with 380,000 books, 720 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 50 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.

Community Environment:

See Columbia University.

■ JOHN JAY COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK N-34

899 Tenth Ave.
New York, NY 10019-1093
Tel: (212)237-8000; 877-JOHNJAY
Admissions: (212)237-8878
Web Site: http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $221,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3790 per student. Total enrollment: 12,984. 6,123 applied, 44% were admitted. 20% from top quarter of their high school class, 66% from top half. Students come from 52 states and territories, 0.2% Native American, 36% Hispanic, 25% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 35% 25 or older. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the City University of New York System. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for Associate degree programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $4000 full-time, $170 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8640 full-time, $360 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $259 full-time, $82.35 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 38 open to all. Most popular organizations: Organization of Black Students, Latino Diversity Club, Lex Review, Women's Awareness Club, Forensic Psychology Society. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Lloyd George Sealy Library with 310,000 books, 1,325 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.5 million. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL N-34

60 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023-6588
Tel: (212)799-5000
Fax: (212)724-0263
Web Site: http://www.juilliard.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1905. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $478.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $24,330 per student. Total enrollment: 808. Faculty: 266 (114 full-time, 152 part-time). 2,523 applied, 5% were admitted. Full-time: 478 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 3 students, 100% women. Students come from 41 states and territories, 29 other countries, 85% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 12% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 20% international, 60% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 94% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, accelerated degree program, double major, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Barnard College, Columbia University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, audition. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadline: 12/1. Notification: 4/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100. Comprehensive fee: $34,500 includes full-time tuition ($24,330), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($9570). Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: ArtREACH, Korean Campus Crusade for Christ, Julliard Christian Fellowship, The Forum, Artists Inspired. Major annual events: Opening Day Picnic on the Plaza, Halloween Dance, Spring Picnic on the Plaza. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access, electronically operated main building entrances. 348 college housing spaces available; 300 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Lila Acheson Wallace Library with 80,793 books, 153 microform titles, 220 serials, 21,867 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 34 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 New York University.

■ KATHARINE GIBBS SCHOOL (MELVILLE) M-39

320 South Service Rd.
Melville, NY 11747-3785
Tel: (631)370-3300
Admissions: (631)370-3307
Fax: (631)293-1276
Web Site: http://www.gibbsmelville.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Career Education Corporation. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 897. 0% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 12% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Internships. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Recommended: recommendations, SAT. Required for some: CPAt. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: security guard. Katherine Gibbs School Library with 26 serials. 120 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ KATHARINE GIBBS SCHOOL (NEW YORK) N-34

200 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10166-0005
Tel: (212)867-9300
Web Site: http://www.katharinegibbs.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Career Education Corporation. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1918. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 2,717. Full-time: 2,717 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 56% 25 or older. Core. Accelerated degree program, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Recommended: SAT. Required for some: CPAt. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. 50 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ KEHILATH YAKOV RABBINICAL SEMINARY O-34

206 Wilson St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211-7207
Tel: (718)963-1212
Fax: (718)387-8586

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1950. Total enrollment: 135. 40 applied, 75% were admitted. 15% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ KEUKA COLLEGE L-13

Keuka Park, NY 14478-0098
Tel: (315)279-5000
Free: 800-33-KEUKA
Admissions: (315)279-5262
Fax: (315)279-5216
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.keuka.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: 173-acre rural campus with easy access to Rochester. Endowment: $4.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4896 per student. Total enrollment: 1,368. Faculty: 99 (57 full-time, 42 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 818 applied, 81% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 62% from top half. Full-time: 1,115 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 153 students, 86% women, 14% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 2 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 14% 25 or older, 68% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Rochester Area Colleges. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.75 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $25,850 includes full-time tuition ($17,800), mandatory fees ($270), and college room and board ($7780). College room only: $3790. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $595 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 42 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Campus Activities Board, OTTERS (occupational therapy club), Education Club, BAKU. Major annual events: May Day Weekend, Homecoming, Spring Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Lightner Library with 117,192 books, 4,830 microform titles, 3,145 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $414,521. 105 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.

Community Environment:

The college is located on the western shore of Keuka Lake near Penn Yan, population 6,500. This pleasant rural setting is accessible by major roadways. The area provides boating, fishing, water sports, hunting, and winter sports.

■ THE KING'S COLLEGE N-34

350 Fifth Ave.
15th Floor Empire State Bldg.
New York, NY 10118
Tel: (212)659-7200; 888-969-7200
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tkc.edu/

Description:

Independent religious, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $12,346 per student. Total enrollment: 240. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 348 applied, 57% were admitted. 48% from top 10% of their high school class, 80% from top quarter, 93% from top half. 2 class presidents, 4 valedictorians, 10 student government officers. Full-time: 217 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 23 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 7 other countries, 76% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 7% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 12% international, 11% 25 or older, 55% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, recommendations. Required for some: essay. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/15 for early action. Notification: 3/8, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Tuition: $18,590 full-time, $775 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $350 full-time, $175 per term part-time. College room only: $7980.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: student newspaper, E-teams, student radio, Business Club, Freshman Small Groups. Major annual events: Spring Formal, Homecoming, Fall Retreat. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 115 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Battles Library with 12,000 books, 75 serials, 300 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $91,147. 20 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.

■ KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK O-34

2001 Oriental Blvd, Manhattan Beach
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Tel: (718)368-5000
Admissions: (718)368-6800
Web Site: http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 72-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $383,053. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3912 per student. Total enrollment: 15,265. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 9% from top quarter, 31% from top half. Full-time: 7,968 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 7,297 students, 59% women, 41% men. 2% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 32% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 10% international, 31% 25 or older, 9% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at other units of the City University of New York System.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/23.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. State resident tuition: $2800 full-time, $120 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4560 full-time, $190 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time, $79.50 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 80 open to all. Most popular organizations: Peer Advisors, Caribbean Club, DECA. Major annual events: Club Fair, Family Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Robert J. Kibbee Library with 185,912 books, 10,318 microform titles, 458 serials, 2,388 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 900 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ KOL YAAKOV TORAH CENTER J-33

29 West Maple Ave.
Monsey, NY 10952-2954
Tel: (914)425-3863
Web Site: http://horizons.edu/

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1980. Setting: 3-acre small town campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 25. 10 applied, 50% were admitted. 100% from top 10% of their high school class. Students come from 15 states and territories, 7% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 2,000 books. 3 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ LABORATORY INSTITUTE OF MERCHANDISING N-34

12 East 53rd St.
New York, NY 10022-5268
Tel: (212)752-1530
Free: 800-677-1323
Fax: (212)832-6708
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.limcollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1939. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 792. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 514 applied, 66% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 19% from top quarter, 55% from top half. Full-time: 776 students, 95% women, 5% men. Part-time: 16 students, 100% women. Students come from 33 states and territories, 5 other countries, 54% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 8% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 23% 25 or older, 14% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $30,700 includes full-time tuition ($17,250), mandatory fees ($450), and college room and board ($13,000). Part-time tuition: $545 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $112.50 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, LIMlight Club (yearbook), Fashion Club, Latin Cultures Club, Marketing Club/SIFE. Major annual events: student-run fashion show, ski trip, holiday parties. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. 87 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Adrian G. Marcuse Library with 10,300 books, 100 serials, 500 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 166 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.

Community Environment:

LIM's location right in the center of the greatest fashion city, New York, gives its students the best of all possible worlds. Within a block of the school are internationally known department stores, French and Italian designers' boutiques, retailing establishments of every kind, with goods imported from every continent of the world. Only a few blocks away is the heart of the garment district, Seventh Avenue. Merchandising creativity originates here and finds its way into the shopping centers of America, Europe, and the Far East.

■ LE MOYNE COLLEGE J-16

1419 Salt Springs Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13214
Tel: (315)445-4100
Free: 800-333-4733
Admissions: (315)445-4707
Fax: (315)445-4711
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lemoyne.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic (Jesuit), comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1946. Setting: 151-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $36.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $49,878. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7466 per student. Total enrollment: 3,580. Faculty: 324 (154 full-time, 170 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,946 applied, 72% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 52% from top quarter, 82% from top half. 5 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,318 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 471 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 6 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 11% 25 or older, 60% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Syracuse Consortium for the Cultural Foundations of Medicine. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 12/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $29,570 includes full-time tuition ($20,770), mandatory fees ($510), and college room and board ($8290). College room only: $5240. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $441 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Programming Board, Outing Club, performing arts groups, Student Dancers, New Student Orientation Committee. Major annual events: winter/spring formals, Spring Olympics, Halloween Dance. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, self-defense education, lighted pathways, closed-circuit security cameras. 1,575 college housing spaces available; 1,460 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Noreen Reale Falcone Library with 256,565 books, 577,468 microform titles, 13,589 serials, 10,935 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.5 million. 325 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.

Community Environment:

See Syracuse University.

■ LEHMAN COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK M-35

250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
Bronx, NY 10468-1589
Tel: (718)960-8000; 877-Lehman1
Admissions: (718)960-8706
Fax: (718)960-8712
Web Site: http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1931. Setting: 37-acre urban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $229,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6158 per student. Total enrollment: 10,615. 10,193 applied, 35% were admitted. Full-time: 5,119 students, 70% women, 30% men. Part-time: 3,323 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 110 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 47% Hispanic, 34% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 52% 25 or older, 12% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; health professions and related sciences; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the City University of New York System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $4000 full-time, $170 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,800 full-time, $360 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $288 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 33 open to all. Most popular organizations: Club Mac, African Students Association, Dominican Student Association, The Sociology Club, Club Live. Major annual events: Multicultural Festival, Student Life Fair, Student Organization Open House. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Lehman College Library plus 1 other with 541,944 books, 1,350 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $960,000. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LONG ISLAND BUSINESS INSTITUTE O-43

6500 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY 11725
Tel: (631)499-7100
Fax: (631)499-7114
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.libi.edu/commack/index.html

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 890. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 325 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 676 students, 72% women, 28% men. Part-time: 214 students, 93% women, 7% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 20% Hispanic, 3% black, 44% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 95% 25 or older, 0% transferred in. Retention: 0% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $8500 full-time, $325 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $400 full-time, $50 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Mendon W. Smith Memorial Library with 1,484 books, 15 serials, 184 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $5000. 77 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LONG ISLAND COLLEGE HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING O-34

340 Ct. St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Tel: (718)780-1953
Admissions: (718)780-1898
Fax: (718)780-1936
Web Site: http://www.futurenurselich.org/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1883. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 147. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 65 applied, 3% were admitted. 80% from top quarter of their high school class, 100% from top half. Full-time: 73 students, 85% women, 15% men. Part-time: 74 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 45% black, 14% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 81% 25 or older, 32% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 4/28. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $23,025 full-time. Mandatory fees: $370 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organization: Student Government Association. Major annual events: Open House, Atlantic Antic Street Fair, Awards and Recognition Ceremony. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. E. King Morgan M.D. Health Sciences Library plus 1 other with 16,000 books and 400 serials. 14 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, BRENTWOOD CAMPUS O-43

100 Second Ave.
Brentwood, NY 11717
Tel: (631)273-5112
Fax: (631)952-0809
Web Site: http://www.liu.edu/

Description:

Independent, upper-level, coed. Part of Long Island University. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1959. Setting: 172-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 1,115. Full-time: 17 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 45 students, 67% women, 33% men. 1% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 16% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 95% 25 or older, 29% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $651 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: evening security guard. College housing not available. Brentwood Campus Library with 55,000 books, 285 serials, 12 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. 42 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, BROOKLYN CAMPUS O-34

One University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201-8423
Tel: (718)488-1000
Free: 800-LIU-PLAN
Admissions: (718)488-1011
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.liu.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Part of Long Island University. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1926. Setting: 10-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 8,144. Faculty: 954 (259 full-time, 695 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 5,068 applied, 61% were admitted. Full-time: 4,412 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 919 students, 80% women, 20% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 11% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 40% black, 15% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 33% 25 or older, 10% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; communications/journalism; psychology; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $32,138 includes full-time tuition ($23,188), mandatory fees ($1140), and college room and board ($7810). College room only: $4640. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $689 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $590 per year. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 54 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: Caribbean Students Movement, Hillel, Muslim Student Organization, Student Government Association, WLIU-BK Radio (campus radio station). Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Day, Orientation Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 638 college housing spaces available. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Salena Library with an OPAC and a Web page. 345 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.

Community Environment:

The campus in downtown Brooklyn, at Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues, within easy distance of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Museum, and midtown Manhattan.

■ LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, C.W. POST CAMPUS M-38

720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY 11548-1300
Tel: (516)299-2000
Free: 800-LIU-PLAN
Admissions: (516)299-2900
Web Site: http://www.liu.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Part of Long Island University. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1954. Setting: 308-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 8,472. Faculty: 1,165 (355 full-time, 810 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 5,162 applied, 78% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 32% from top quarter, 63% from top half. Full-time: 4,476 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 693 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 9% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 10% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 16% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $31,930 includes full-time tuition ($22,100), mandatory fees ($1130), and college room and board ($8700). College room only: $5730. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $689 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $7 per credit, $420 per year. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 40% of eligible men and 40% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Association for Campus Programming, African People's Organization, Resident Student Association, Post TV and Newman. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Fling, Orientation Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,673 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library with an OPAC and a Web page. 357 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.

■ LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, FRIENDS WORLD PROGRAM N-49

239 Montauk Hwy.
Southampton, NY 11968
Tel: (631)287-8474
Free: 800-287-8093
Admissions: (631)287-8465
Fax: (631)287-8463
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.southampton.liu.edu/fw/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Part of Long Island University. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 110-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 195. Full-time: 189 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 6 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 5 other countries, 80% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 20% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, external degree program, internships. Off campus study at Long Island University (C.W. Post campus, Brooklyn campus). Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for the Comparative Religion and Culture program. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $34,100 includes full-time tuition ($22,100), mandatory fees ($6000), and college room and board ($6000). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Room and board charges vary according to location. Part-time tuition: $659 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 32 open to all. Most popular organizations: Activist Club, P.E.A.C.E., LaFuenza Latina, Caribbean Student Association, Women's Issues Collective. Major annual events: Ingathering, World Conference, Graduation/Senior Recognition ceremony. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Southampton College with 115,380 books, 140,000 microform titles, 665 serials, and 886 audiovisual materials. 175 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MACHZIKEI HADATH RABBINICAL COLLEGE O-34

5407 Sixteenth Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11204-1805
Tel: (718)854-8777

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1956. Total enrollment: 137. Students come from 4 states and territories. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Abraham Koppel Library plus 1 other with 20,000 books.

■ MANHATTAN COLLEGE

Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10471
Tel: (718)862-8000
Admissions: (718)862-7200
Fax: (718)862-8019
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.manhattan.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Roman Catholic Church. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1853. Setting: 31-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $39.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7340 per student. Total enrollment: 3,425. Faculty: 332 (172 full-time, 160 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 4,712 applied, 57% were admitted. Full-time: 2,879 students, 47% women, 53% men. Part-time: 147 students, 34% women, 66% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 27 other countries, 28% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 2% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 6% 25 or older, 54% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering; education; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at College of Mount Saint Vincent. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 4/15, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: continuous until 4/15, 12/1 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $29,675 includes full-time tuition ($20,350) and college room and board ($9325).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities; 7% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Minority Student Union, student government, student radio station, Manhattan College Singers, Resident/Commuter Student Association. Major annual events: Springfest, Jasper Jingle Christmas Ball, Fall Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,653 college housing spaces available; 1,629 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. O'Malley Library plus 1 other with 211,376 books, 649,695 microform titles, 1,190 serials, 1,122 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.5 million. 375 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.

Community Environment:

See Fordham University.

■ MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC N-34

120 Claremont Ave.
New York, NY 10027-4698
Tel: (212)749-2802
Fax: (212)749-5471
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.msmnyc.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1917. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Endowment: $13 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $24,500 per student. Total enrollment: 891. Faculty: 365 (73 full-time, 292 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 5:1. 863 applied, 33% were admitted. Full-time: 408 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 8 students, 88% women, 13% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 37 other countries, 65% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 3% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 21% international, 3% 25 or older, 57% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Barnard College.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.8 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, audition. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 12/1. Notification: 4/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100. Comprehensive fee: $42,760 includes full-time tuition ($27,400), mandatory fees ($2560), and college room and board ($12,800). College room only: $8400. Part-time tuition: $1200 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: Pan-African Student Union, International Student Association, Student Council, Resident Community Council, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Students Association. Major annual events: Winter Formal, Cafe Jazz, Rite of Spring. Student services: Specialized Career Center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. 336 college housing spaces available; 233 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Peter J. Sharp Library plus 1 other with 107,000 books, 110 serials, 24,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $479,114. 9 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Columbia University.

■ MANHATTANVILLE COLLEGE

2900 Purchase St.
Purchase, NY 10577-2132
Tel: (914)694-2200
Free: 800-328-4553
Admissions: (914)323-5124
Fax: (914)694-1732
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.manhattanville.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1841. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $13.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8811 per student. Total enrollment: 2,806. Faculty: 298 (90 full-time, 208 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 3,184 applied, 60% were admitted. Full-time: 1,651 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 130 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 49 other countries, 37% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 7% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 1% 25 or older, 68% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Purchase College, State University of New York, Mills College, American University (Washington Semester), New York State Visiting Student Program. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/31 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $39,550 includes full-time tuition ($26,920), mandatory fees ($1080), and college room and board ($11,550). College room only: $6860. Part-time tuition: $620 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $40.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 45 open to all; 8% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Latin American Student Organization, International Student Organization, Black Student Union, WMVL (radio station), Connie Hogarth Center. Major annual events: Quad Jam, 200 Nights, Midnight Brunch. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,114 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Manhattanville College Library with 292,846 books, 532,732 microform titles, 18,930 serials, 3,957 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located approximately 25 miles from New York City, Purchase enjoys the cultural, civic, educational, and recreational facilities of its neighbor. There are railroad connections at nearby White Plains and Rye. Job opportunities are available within the immediate area.

■ MANNES COLLEGE THE NEW SCHOOL FOR MUSIC N-34

150 West 85th St.
New York, NY 10024-4402
Tel: (212)580-0210
Free: 800-292-3040
Fax: (212)580-1738
Web Site: http://www.newschool.mannes.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Part of New School University. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1916. Setting: urban campus. System endowment: $129.2 million. System-wide research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8218 per student. Total enrollment: 366. Faculty: 256 (5 full-time, 251 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 4:1. 371 applied, 29% were admitted. Full-time: 188 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 20 students, 40% women, 60% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 14 other countries, 43% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 2% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 32% international, 20% 25 or older, 13% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, audition. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 12/1. Notification: 4/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100. Comprehensive fee: $37,880 includes full-time tuition ($25,560), mandatory fees ($570), and college room and board ($11,750). College room only: $8750. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $842 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Major annual events: Block Party, University Convocation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access. 948 college housing spaces available; 13 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Harry Scherman Library plus 2 others with 4.1 million books, 4.7 million microform titles, 22,150 serials, 48,379 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.8 million. 934 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.

■ MARIA COLLEGE L-25

700 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208-1798
Tel: (518)438-3111
Web Site: http://www.mariacollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 9-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 788. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 232 applied, 72% were admitted. Full-time: 277 students, 91% women, 9% men. Part-time: 511 students, 86% women, 14% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 4 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 20% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 75% 25 or older, 30% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study at members of the Hudson-Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: early admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/25.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Tuition: $7800 full-time, $285 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $200 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Maria College Library with 56,746 books, 17 microform titles, 160 serials, 375 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 78 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See State University of New York at Albany.

■ MARIST COLLEGE P-24

3399 North Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1387
Tel: (845)575-3000
Free: 800-436-5483
Admissions: (845)575-3226
Fax: (845)471-6213
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.marist.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1929. Setting: 150-acre small town campus with easy access to Albany and New York City. Endowment: $19.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $638,561. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7095 per student. Total enrollment: 5,744. Faculty: 596 (201 full-time, 395 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 7,077 applied, 50% were admitted. 29% from top 10% of their high school class, 67% from top quarter, 97% from top half. 4 National Merit Scholars, 13 class presidents, 2 valedictorians, 32 student government officers. Full-time: 4,413 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 483 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 19 other countries, 40% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 13% 25 or older, 75% live on campus. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; education; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Associated Colleges of the Mid-Hudson Area. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 11/15 for early decision, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 3/15, 12/15 for early decision, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $30,566 includes full-time tuition ($20,712), mandatory fees ($490), and college room and board ($9364). College room only: $5964. Part-time tuition: $475 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $65 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 75 open to all; national fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Outback Club, student newspaper, student government, Theater Club, community service and campus ministry. Major annual events: Giving Tree, Homecoming, River Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, night residence hall monitors. 2,700 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. James A. Cannavino Library with 176,347 books, 251,683 microform titles, 13,826 serials, 4,940 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.7 million. 585 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Vassar College.

■ MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE N-34

221 East 71st St.
New York, NY 10021-4597
Tel: (212)517-0400
Free: 800-MARYMOUNT
Admissions: (212)517-0430
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mmm.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1936. Setting: 3-acre urban campus. Endowment: $11.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6868 per student. Total enrollment: 2,007. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 2,033 applied, 77% were admitted. 11 class presidents, 11 valedictorians, 31 student government officers. Full-time: 1,603 students, 75% women, 25% men. Part-time: 404 students, 86% women, 14% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 36 other countries, 66% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 12% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 19% 25 or older, 21% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; communications/journalism; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters plus summer and January mini-semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Hunter College of the City University of New York. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: audition for dance and theater programs. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $31,728 includes full-time tuition ($18,748), mandatory fees ($890), and college room and board ($12,090). College room only: $10,090. Part-time tuition: $590 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $393 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all; local sororities; 35% of women are members. Most popular organizations: Education Club, African-American Heritage Club, Asian-American Heritage Club, Latino Heritage Club, Business Club. Major annual event: Strawberry Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, 24-hour security in residence halls. 675 college housing spaces available; 674 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Shanahan Library with 102,000 books, 26,565 microform titles, 600 serials, 13,285 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $966,120. 175 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.

Community Environment:

See New York University.

■ MEDAILLE COLLEGE K-7

18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214-2695
Tel: (716)884-3281
Fax: (716)884-0291
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.medaille.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1875. Setting: 13-acre urban campus. Endowment: $700,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4700 per student. Total enrollment: 3,018. Faculty: 312 (91 full-time, 221 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 978 applied, 73% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 55% from top half. 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 1,580 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 197 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 2 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 14% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 51% 25 or older, 21% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters (modular courses available for evening studies and weekend college program). Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 16 members of the Western New York Consortium. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT. Required for some: essay, 2.5 high school GPA for veterinary technology and elementary teacher education majors. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,460 includes full-time tuition ($15,030) and college room and board ($7430). Full-time tuition varies according to location. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $532 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, radio station, ASRA (admissions club), Student Activities Board, Teach. Major annual events: Holiday Party, fall and spring picnics, Awards Banquet. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 450 college housing spaces available; 340 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Medaille College Library with 56,854 books, 208 microform titles, 238 serials, 2,423 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $550,000. 105 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.

Community Environment:

See Canisius College.

■ MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK O-34

1650 Bedford St.
Brooklyn, NY 11225-2298
Tel: (718)270-4900
Admissions: (718)270-6025
Web Site: http://www.mec.cuny.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 4-year, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $590,866. Total enrollment: 5,212. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 4,069 applied, 96% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 13% from top quarter, 42% from top half. Full-time: 3,134 students, 75% women, 25% men. Part-time: 2,078 students, 79% women, 21% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 50 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 89% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 61% 25 or older, 13% transferred in. Retention: 61% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other units of the City University of New York System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, GED. Required for some: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to city residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. State resident tuition: $4000 full-time, $170 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8640 full-time, $360 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $230 full-time, $78.35 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Caribbean American Student Association, African Heritage, Phi Beta Sigma, Black Social Workers, Latino Club. Major annual events: Presidential Lecture Series, Black Solidarity Day, Club Fair. Student services: legal services, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Charles Innis Memorial Library with 111,000 books, 23,379 microform titles, 24,410 serials, 20,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $16,000. 1,570 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING L-25

600 Northern Blvd.
Albany, NY 12204
Tel: (518)471-3260
Fax: (518)447-3559
Web Site: http://www.nehealth.com/html/NEH_Schools.asp?L1=6&L2=31

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Calendar: semesters.

■ MERCY COLLEGE K-35

555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522-1189
Tel: (914)693-4500
Free: 800-MERCY-NY
Admissions: 800-MERCY-GO
Fax: (914)674-7382
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mercy.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1951. Setting: 60-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $24 million. Total enrollment: 9,539. Faculty: 830 (175 full-time, 655 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 2,110 applied, 42% were admitted. Full-time: 3,694 students, 70% women, 30% men. Part-time: 1,942 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 49 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 34% Hispanic, 31% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 58% 25 or older, 21% transferred in. Retention: 61% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Westchester Conservatory of Music, New York Medical College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation. Recommended: interview, SAT. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $37. Comprehensive fee: $21,248 includes full-time tuition ($12,370), mandatory fees ($200), and college room and board ($8678). Part-time tuition: $520 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $100 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Latin American Student Association, African Descendants of One Mind, Veterinarian Technology Club, The Reporters Impact, Resident Student Association. Major annual events: Campus Conversations with the President, Korean Food Festival, Hispanic Food Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. Option: coed housing available. Mercy College Library with 322,610 books, 1,765 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 138 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 10,353. Primarily a residential community, Dobbs Ferry is located on the banks of the Hudson River and is 15 miles from New York City.

■ MESIVTA OF EASTERN PARKWAY RABBINICAL SEMINARY O-34

510 Dahill Rd.
Brooklyn, NY 11218-5559
Tel: (718)438-1002

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 1-acre campus. Total enrollment: 81. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 100% from top half. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, honors program, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, interview, Orthodox Jewish commitment. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

7,500 books and 15 serials.

■ MESIVTA TIFERETH JERUSALEM OF AMERICA N-34

145 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002-6301
Tel: (212)964-2830

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1907. Calendar: semesters.

■ MESIVTA TORAH VODAATH RABBINICAL SEMINARY O-34

425 East Ninth St.
Brooklyn, NY 11218-5299
Tel: (718)941-8000
Fax: (718)941-8032

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1918. Core. Calendar: semesters. Summer session for credit, part-time degree program. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to Orthodox Jews.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. 40,000 books and 12 serials.

■ METROPOLITAN COLLEGE OF NEW YORK N-34

75 Varick St.
New York, NY 10013-1919
Tel: (212)343-1234
Fax: (212)343-8470
Web Site: http://www.metropolitan.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $4.5 million. Total enrollment: 1,555. Faculty: 297 (38 full-time, 259 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 208 applied, 98% were admitted. Students come from 5 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 22% Hispanic, 66% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 65% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: 3 15-week semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT, SAT or ACT. Required for some: college entrance exam, TABE. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous until 8/31.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Tuition: $14,240 full-time, $505 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and program. Part-time tuition varies according to degree level and program. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, student newsletter, honor societies, Networking Club, yearbook committee. Major annual events: Graduation Ceremony, New Student Orientation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Main Library with 26,800 books, 60 microform titles, 3,414 serials, 45 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $789,823. 130 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MILDRED ELLEY B-11

800 New Louden Rd.
Latham, NY 12110
Tel: (518)786-0855
Free: 800-622-6327
Admissions: (518)786-3171
Web Site: http://www.mildred-elley.edu/

Description:

Private, 2-year. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Albany. Total enrollment: 394. 121 applied, 98% were admitted. Full-time: 394 students, 82% women, 18% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 6% Hispanic, 21% black, 64% 25 or older, 2% transferred in.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: CPAt.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: legal services. College housing not available.

■ MIRRER YESHIVA O-34

1795 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11223-2010
Tel: (718)645-0536

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1926. Total enrollment: 236. Calendar: semesters.

■ MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE J-19

1101 Sherman Dr.
Utica, NY 13501-5394
Tel: (315)792-5400
Admissions: (315)792-5354
Fax: (315)792-5527
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mvcc.edu/

Description:

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: 80-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $3.1 million. Total enrollment: 5,984. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. 3,440 applied, 90% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 8% from top quarter, 35% from top half. Full-time: 3,779 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 2,205 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 11 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 26% 25 or older, 6% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Mohawk Valley College Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2950 full-time, $115 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5900 full-time, $230 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $344 full-time, $1 per credit hour part-time, $35 per term part-time. College room and board: $6260. College room only: $3530.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 48 open to all. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, Student Congress, Returning Adult Student Association, Black Student Union, Program Board. Major annual events: Open House, Student Orientation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 349 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Mohawk Valley Community College Library plus 2 others with 91,000 books, 925 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $921,708. 380 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MOLLOY COLLEGE H-42

1000 Hempstead Ave.
Rockville Centre, NY 11571-5002
Tel: (516)678-5000; 888-4MOLLOY
Web Site: http://www.molloy.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1955. Setting: 30-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 3,585. Faculty: 475 (147 full-time, 328 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 1,093 applied, 65% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 44% from top quarter, 86% from top half. Full-time: 1,875 students, 75% women, 25% men. Part-time: 857 students, 84% women, 16% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 9 other countries, 0% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 20% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 34% 25 or older, 16% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: 1 recommendation. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/1 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Tuition: $15,760 full-time, $525 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $700 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: Nursing Student Association, African-American Caribbean Organization, Gaelic Society, Education Club, International Society. Major annual events: International Day, End of the Year Picnic, Career Day. 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. James Edward Tobin Library with 135,000 books, 13,850 microform titles, 9,675 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 246 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Rockville Centre, population 35,000, is a suburb of New York City on Long Island. Good transportation facilities make all the cultural, recreational, civic services, and employment opportunities of New York easily accessible. Within the immediate area there are a public library, churches of major denominations, and a hospital. Some part-time work is available in the local area.

■ MONROE COLLEGE (BRONX) M-35

Monroe College Way
Bronx, NY 10468-5407
Tel: (718)933-6700
Free: 800-55MONROE
Web Site: http://www.monroecollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1933. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 4,285. Faculty: 237 (57 full-time, 180 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 1,508 applied, 61% were admitted. Full-time: 3,637 students, 73% women, 27% men. Part-time: 648 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 8 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 53% Hispanic, 41% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 46% 25 or older, 1% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; security and protective services. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/26. Notification: continuous until 9/3.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $16,660 includes full-time tuition ($9160), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($6900). Part-time tuition: $382 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $150 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. 525 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Main library plus 1 other with 28,000 books, 301 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 541 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MONROE COLLEGE (NEW ROCHELLE) L-36

434 Main St.
New Rochelle, NY 10801-6410
Tel: (914)632-5400
Free: 800-55MONROE
Admissions: (914)654-3200
Fax: (914)632-5462
Web Site: http://www.monroecollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1983. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 1,781. Faculty: 72 (17 full-time, 55 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 896 applied, 60% were admitted. Full-time: 1,574 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 207 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 10 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 17% Hispanic, 59% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 15% international, 31% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; health professions and related sciences; security and protective services. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/26. Notification: 9/3.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $16,660 includes full-time tuition ($9160), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($6900). Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $382 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $150 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. 525 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Main library plus 1 other with 8,400 books and 211 serials. 214 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE J-11

1000 East Henrietta Rd.
Rochester, NY 14623-5780
Tel: (585)292-2000
Fax: (585)427-2749
Web Site: http://www.monroecc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 314-acre suburban campus with easy access to Buffalo. Endowment: $3.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3071 per student. Total enrollment: 16,596. Full-time: 9,398 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 7,198 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 45 other countries, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 17% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 35% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at the Rochester Area Colleges. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health, business, computer science, engineering science programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 52 open to all. Most popular organizations: student newspaper, Phi Theta Kappa, student government. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. LeRoy V. Good Library plus 1 other with 110,748 books, 12,975 microform titles, 745 serials, 4,100 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.4 million. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MOUNT SAINT MARY COLLEGE Q-24

330 Powell Ave.
Newburgh, NY 12550-3494
Tel: (845)561-0800; 888-937-6762
Admissions: (845)569-3248
Fax: (845)562-6762
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.msmc.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 72-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $4.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4452 per student. Total enrollment: 2,574. Faculty: 221 (71 full-time, 150 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,625 applied, 79% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 66% from top half. Full-time: 1,615 students, 74% women, 26% men. Part-time: 424 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 1 other country, 12% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 11% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 26% 25 or older, 41% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; English; history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Associated Colleges of the Mid-Hudson Area. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, interview. Required for some: essay, 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $25,250 includes full-time tuition ($16,410), mandatory fees ($520), and college room and board ($8320). College room only: $4680. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and student level. Part-time tuition: $547 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $35 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 31 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Different Stages, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Black and Latin Student Unions, Habitat for Humanity. Major annual events: Siblings' Week, Parents' Weekend, Spring Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, monitored surveillance cameras in all residence halls. 901 college housing spaces available; 841 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Curtin Memorial Library plus 1 other with 113,676 books, 714,375 microform titles, 870 serials, 21,297 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $732,994. 336 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.

Community Environment:

Mount Saint Mary College is located in the historic Hudson Valley Region, at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, 60 miles north of New York City. Cultural, historical, and outdoor activities abound.

■ NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE G-43

1 Education Dr.
Garden City, NY 11530-6793
Tel: (516)572-7500
Admissions: (516)572-7345
Web Site: http://www.ncc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 225-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4990 per student. Total enrollment: 20,979. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 7,821 applied, 92% were admitted. Full-time: 13,528 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 7,451 students, 62% women, 38% men. 0.3% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 19% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 20% 25 or older, 9% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, 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:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3310 full-time, $138 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6620 full-time, $276 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $242 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Organization of Latinos, Student Government Association, Programming Board, Caribbean Student Organization, NYPIRG. Major annual events: Spring Festival, Multicultural Fair, Folk Festival. 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. A. Holly Patterson Library with 171,938 books, 14,935 microform titles, 753 serials, 55,514 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 700 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NAZARETH COLLEGE OF ROCHESTER J-11

4245 East Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618-3790
Tel: (585)389-2525
Admissions: (585)389-2860
Fax: (585)389-2826
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.naz.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1924. Setting: 150-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $51 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8536 per student. Total enrollment: 3,120. Faculty: 301 (135 full-time, 166 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,972 applied, 79% were admitted. 29% from top 10% of their high school class, 66% from top quarter, 92% from top half. 5 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,864 students, 76% women, 24% men. Part-time: 193 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 58% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 13% 25 or older, 57% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; psychology; business/marketing; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at 14 members of the Rochester Area Colleges. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations, interview. Required for some: audition/portfolio review. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 11/15 for early decision, 12/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $28,234 includes full-time tuition ($19,214), mandatory fees ($660), and college room and board ($8360). College room only: $4680. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $460 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 33 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Council, French Club, Theater Club, Campus Ministry Council, Coffeehouse, Arts, Lecture, Entertainment Board (CALEB). Major annual events: Spring Fest, Siblings' Weekend, Parents' Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, alarm system, security beeper, lighted pathways. 1,173 college housing spaces available; 1,106 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Lorette Wilmot Library with 162,593 books, 438,204 microform titles, 1,888 serials, 12,236 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.1 million. 150 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.

Community Environment:

See University of Rochester.

■ THE NEW SCHOOL FOR GENERAL STUDIES N-34

66 West 12th St.
New York, NY 10011-8603
Tel: (212)229-5600
Free: 800-862-5039
Admissions: (212)229-5630
Fax: (212)645-0661
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nsu.newschool.edu/

Description:

Independent, upper-level, coed. Part of New School University. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1919. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $150.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6.4 million. Total enrollment: 1,650. Faculty: 506 (36 full-time, 470 part-time). 297 applied, 85% were admitted. Students come from 28 states and territories, 25 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 12% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 72% 25 or older. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $30,128 includes full-time tuition ($17,808), mandatory fees ($570), and college room and board ($11,750). College room only: $8750. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $742 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: university committees, B.A. program committees, student advisory committees, publications. Major annual events: Block Party, University Convocation, New Student Orientation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access, trained security personnel in central buildings. 948 college housing spaces available. Option: coed housing available. Raymond Fogelman Library plus 2 others with 368,890 books, 20,972 microform titles, 1,155 serials, and 433,123 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.8 million. 705 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE NEW SCHOOL FOR JAZZ AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC N-34

55 West 13th St., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (212)229-5896
Web Site: http://www.jazz.newschool.edu

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Total enrollment: 287. Calendar: semesters.

Costs Per Year:

Comprehensive fee: $38,600 includes full-time tuition ($27,600) and college room and board ($11,000). Part-time tuition: $900 per credit.

■ NEW YORK CAREER INSTITUTE N-34

11 Park Place-4th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Tel: (212)962-0002
Fax: (212)385-7574
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nyci.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate degrees. Founded 1942. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 716. 716 applied, 100% were admitted. 0.3% Native American, 19% Hispanic, 33% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Core. Calendar: trimesters (semesters for evening division). Summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, interview. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadlines: 9/6, 9/6 for nonresidents. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $9600 full-time, $300 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $35 full-time, $35 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and degree level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and degree level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. College housing not available. 5,010 books and 23 serials. 50 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ NEW YORK CITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK O-34

300 Jay St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201-2983
Tel: (718)260-5000
Admissions: (718)260-5500
Fax: (718)260-5198
Web Site: http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $11.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $11,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3995 per student. Total enrollment: 11,380. 5,833 applied, 84% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 12% from top quarter, 49% from top half. Full-time: 7,053 students, 47% women, 53% men. Part-time: 4,327 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 108 other countries, 0.2% Native American, 26% Hispanic, 44% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 38% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for upper-level bachelor's degree programs. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 46 open to all. Most popular organizations: IBO, NUTREX, Human Services, Seekers Christian Fellowship Gospel Choir. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Ursula C. Schwerin Library with 177,569 books, 630 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.5 million. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NEW YORK COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS M-39

6801 Jericho Turnpike
Syosset, NY 11791-4413
Tel: (516)364-0808
Free: 800-922-7337
Fax: (516)364-0989
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nycollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate, incidental bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1981. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 879. Full-time: 332 students, 77% women, 23% men. Part-time: 469 students, 75% women, 25% men. 0.3% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 11% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $85. Tuition: $9900 full-time, $275 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, security guard evening and weekend hours. College housing not available. James and Lenore Jacobson Library at the New Center with 4,600 books, 100 serials, and an OPAC. 3 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY E-43

PO Box 8000
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000
Tel: (516)686-7516
Free: 800-345-NYIT
Admissions: (516)686-7871
Fax: (516)686-7613
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nyit.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1955. Setting: 1,050-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $37.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $5.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6102 per student. Total enrollment: 11,141. Faculty: 675 (217 full-time, 458 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 3,941 applied, 67% were admitted. Full-time: 4,163 students, 39% women, 61% men. Part-time: 2,323 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 82 other countries, 19% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 12% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 26% 25 or older, 9% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; architecture; computer and information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at New York State Teachers' Centers. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Required for some: minimum X high school GPA, recommendations, interview, proof of volunteer or work experience required for physical therapy, physician assistant and occupational therapy programs; portfolio for fine arts programs. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $30,040 includes full-time tuition ($18,696), mandatory fees ($540), and college room and board ($10,804). College room only: $5600. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $630 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $230 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 2% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Physical Therapy Society, Occupational Therapy Association, ASHRAM, Bio-Medical Society, National Society of Black Engineers. Major annual events: Career Expo, Oktoberfest, Mayfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,000 college housing spaces available; 590 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. George and Gertrude Wisser Memorial Library plus 4 others with 208,620 books, 893,244 microform titles, 14,857 serials, 49,239 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.6 million. 815 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.

■ NEW YORK SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN N-34

170 East 70th St.
New York, NY 10021-5110
Tel: (212)472-1500
Free: 800-336-9743
Fax: (212)472-1867
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nysid.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1916. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Endowment: $2.1 million. Total enrollment: 739. Faculty: 79 (2 full-time, 77 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 119 applied, 37% were admitted. Full-time: 168 students, 92% women, 8% men. Part-time: 556 students, 92% women, 8% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 25 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 3% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 73% 25 or older, 11% transferred in. Retention: 50% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.8 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, portfolio, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: 4/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $18,600 full-time, $620 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $220 full-time, $110 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organization: American Society of Interior Designers. Major annual events: lecture series, ASID student auction, gallery exhibition openings. Campus security: security during school hours. College housing not available. NYSID Library with 12,000 books, 110 serials, 100 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $217,916. 135 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NEW YORK UNIVERSITY N-34

70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012-1019
Tel: (212)998-1212
Admissions: (212)998-4500
Fax: (212)995-4902
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nyu.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1831. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $1.5 billion. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $219.8 million. Total enrollment: 40,004. Faculty: 4,073 (1,952 full-time, 2,121 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 34,509 applied, 37% were admitted. 68% from top 10% of their high school class, 95% from top quarter, 100% from top half. Full-time: 18,981 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 1,585 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 91 other countries, 57% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 5% black, 17% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 10% 25 or older, 54% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 93% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual and performing arts; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Spelman College, Morehouse College, Bennett College, Tougaloo College; American University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT Subject Tests. Required for some: interview, audition, portfolio, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Comprehensive fee: $43,170 includes full-time tuition ($29,890), mandatory fees ($1800), and college room and board ($11,480). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $881 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $53 per credit, $267 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 300 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 4% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Asian Cultural Union, Hillel, Latinos Unidos Con Honor y Amistad (LUCHA), South Asian Student Association (SHRUTI). Major annual events: Career Services Fair, Strawberry Festival, Community Service Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour security in residence halls. 10,766 college housing spaces available; 10,695 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Elmer H. Bobst Library plus 11 others with 5.2 million books, 6.3 million microform titles, 48,958 serials, 1.4 million audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $47.7 million. 4,500 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

New York City, the largest city in the nation, is also its business, entertainment, and artistic capital. This teeming city is considered the greatest center of higher education in the country, and claims the largest library outside the Library of Congress. Its intellectual and cultural opportunities are limitless and virtually impossible to duplicate elsewhere. Broadway, one of the great theatre districts of the world, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, more than 60 museums, and many historic sites dating from the pre-Revolutionary period are among New York's cultural attractions. More than one-sixth of the city is park land, offering facilities for many sports and activities in beautifully planned areas such as Central Park and Riverside Park. The financial district, with famous Wall Street, houses the complex mechanism of banking and security markets. A vast system of subways, roadways and buses span the areas of New York's 5 boroughs, connecting richly diverse communities and people from virtually all walks of life. Points of interest on Manhattan island include: the United Nations co

■ NIAGARA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE J-7

3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132-9460
Tel: (716)614-6222
Admissions: (716)614-6201
Fax: (716)731-4053
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 287-acre rural campus with easy access to Buffalo. Endowment: $2.1 million. Total enrollment: 5,572. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 2,282 applied, 100% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 26% from top quarter, 63% from top half. Full-time: 3,605 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 1,967 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 31% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at 17 members of the Western New York Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: noncompetitive. Notification: continuous until 8/31.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3096 full-time, $129 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4644 full-time, $194 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time, $62 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. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Most popular organizations: student radio station, Student Nurses Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Beta Gamma, Physical Education Club. Major annual events: All College Picnics, Orientation, theatrical/musical events. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service, emergency telephones. College housing not available. Library Learning Center with 93,055 books, 122,936 microform titles, 524 serials, 20,207 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $938,856. 414 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NIAGARA UNIVERSITY J-6

Niagara University, NY 14109
Tel: (716)285-1212
Free: 800-462-2111
Admissions: (716)286-8700
Fax: (716)286-8355
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.niagara.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Roman Catholic Church. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1856. Setting: 160-acre suburban campus with easy access to Buffalo and Toronto. Endowment: $54 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $335,387. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4859 per student. Total enrollment: 3,853. Faculty: 334 (137 full-time, 197 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 3,246 applied, 79% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 40% from top quarter, 73% from top half. Full-time: 2,816 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 126 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 16 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 7% 25 or older, 55% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; security and protective services. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the New York State Visiting Student Program, the Western New York Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $28,250 includes full-time tuition ($19,000), mandatory fees ($800), and college room and board ($8450). Part-time tuition: $635 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $20 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all; national fraternities. Most popular organizations: Niagara University Community Action Program, student government, Programming Board. Major annual events: Family Weekend, The University Ball, Spring Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour escort service. 1,497 college housing spaces available; 1,450 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Our Lady of Angels Library with 279,793 books, 76,987 microform titles, 8,600 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $977,624. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NORTH COUNTRY COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-23

23 Santanoni Ave., PO Box 89
Saranac Lake, NY 12983-0089
Tel: (518)891-2915; 888-TRY-NCCC
Fax: (518)891-2915
Web Site: http://www.nccc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 100-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 1,605. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,802 applied, 94% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 28% from top quarter, 65% from top half. Full-time: 999 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 606 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 4 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 33% 25 or older, 7% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for radiologic technology, nursing, massage therapy programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: essay, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to residents of sponsoring counties.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3250 full-time, $160 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8000 full-time, $375 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $730 full-time, $37.50 per credit hour part-time, $225 per term part-time. College room and board: $8150. College room only: $4750.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Wilderness Recreation Club, Nursing Club, Radiology Club, Criminal Justice Club. Major annual events: Winter Carnival, Winter Fest, May Fest. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. 96 college housing spaces available; 91 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. North Country Community College Library with 58,556 books, 12,475 microform titles, 177 serials, and 1,217 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $310,237. 140 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NYACK COLLEGE J-35

One South Blvd.
Nyack, NY 10960-3698
Tel: (845)358-1710
Free: 800-33-NYACK
Fax: (845)358-3047
Web Site: http://www.nyack.edu

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with The Christian and Missionary Alliance. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1882. Setting: 102-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $4.7 million. Total enrollment: 3,000. Faculty: 288 (107 full-time, 181 part-time). 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 24% from top quarter, 55% from top half. Full-time: 1,703 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 327 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 30 other countries, 32% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 20% Hispanic, 35% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 44% 25 or older, 33% live on campus, 18% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation. Required for some: interview, evidence of faith commitment, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,000 includes full-time tuition ($15,400) and college room and board ($7600). Part-time tuition: $600 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: gospel teams, Drama Club, Student Government Association. Major annual events: Homecoming, Sadie Hawkins Day, Spiritual Emphasis Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 748 college housing spaces available; 680 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. The Bailey Library plus 2 others with 127,271 books, 11,997 microform titles, 958 serials, 4,739 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $711,949. 180 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.

Community Environment:

Suburban village setting about 20 miles from New York City, Nyack is on the west bank of the Hudson River where it widens out to lake proportions. Early Dutch settlers called it the Tappan Zee. It has a local hospital, library, YMCA, and churches of all major denominations. The area has motels, hotels and shopping centers. Recreational facilities include bowling alleys, swimming pools, tennis, field sports, boating, lakes, ice skating, hunting, and fishing. There is ample part-time employment available for students.

■ OHR HAMEIR THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY G-35

Furnace Woods Rd.
Peekskill, NY 10566
Tel: (914)736-1500

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1962. 15 applied, 67% were admitted. Calendar: semesters.

■ OHR SOMAYACH/JOSEPH TANENBAUM EDUCATIONAL CENTER J-33

PO Box 334, 244 Route 306
Monsey, NY 10952-0334
Tel: (914)425-1370
Web Site: http://www.ohrsomayach.edu/

Description:

Independent Jewish, 5-year, men only. Awards bachelor's and first professional degrees. Founded 1979. Setting: 7-acre small town campus with easy access to New York City. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $23,000. Total enrollment: 110. 100 applied, 65% were admitted. Full-time: 98 students. Students come from 10 states and territories, 8 other countries, 39% from out-of-state, 41% international, 75% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: early admission. Required: recommendations, interview. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 70 students; 100 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: men-only housing available. Finer Library with 2,300 books.

■ OLEAN BUSINESS INSTITUTE O-8

301 North Union St.
Olean, NY 14760-2691
Tel: (716)372-7978
Fax: (716)372-2120
Web Site: http://www.obi.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: small town campus. Total enrollment: 138. Students come from 2 states and territories, 34% from out-of-state, 52% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/31. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual events: Christmas Dinner/Dance, Graduation Dinner. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 1,800 books, 25 serials, and an OPAC. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ONONDAGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE J-16

4941 Onondaga Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13215-2099
Tel: (315)498-2622
Admissions: (315)498-2201
Fax: (315)469-2107
Web Site: http://www.sunyocc.edu/

Description:

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 1962. Setting: 180-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 8,400. 3,581 applied, 76% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Students come from 9 states and territories, 34 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 48% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health, engineering, computer science, technology, art, music programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: 1 recommendation. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents, members of the Armed Forces.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: Jamal, Music Club, Photo Club, Outing Club, Veterans Club. Major annual events: Party on the Quad, Orientation, Holiday Celebration. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Sidney B. Coulter Library with 96,611 books, 802 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $815,590. 525 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Q-22

115 South St.
Middletown, NY 10940-6437
Tel: (845)344-6222
Admissions: (845)341-4030
Fax: (845)343-1228
Web Site: http://www.orange.cc.ny.us/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1950. Setting: 37-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7900 per student. Total enrollment: 6,441. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 2,024 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,344 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 3,097 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 20 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 10% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.05% international, 29% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for dental hygiene, engineering, occupational therapy, physical therapy, computer science programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3000 full-time, $125 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6000 full-time, $250 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $350 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 21 open to all; local sororities. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Masters of the Elements, Computer Club, Agassiz Society, Apprentice Players. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 101,342 books, 63,450 microform titles, 345 serials, 1,408 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $653,163. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ PACE UNIVERSITY N-34

One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
Tel: (212)346-1200
Free: 800-874-7223
Admissions: (212)346-1781
Fax: (212)346-1040
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pace.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1906. Endowment: $95.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $11,357 per student. Total enrollment: 14,177. Faculty: 1,238 (478 full-time, 760 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 9,015 applied, 73% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 86% from top half. Full-time: 6,879 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 2,049 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 28 other countries, 28% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 10% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 20% 25 or older, 34% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 11/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $34,328 includes full-time tuition ($24,756), mandatory fees ($632), and college room and board ($8940). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $710 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $240 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 105 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Pace Press Newspaper, United Chinese Students Association, Alianza Latina, National Association of Black Accountants. Major annual events: Spirit Night, Chill Out Day, 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. 2,672 college housing spaces available; 2,298 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Henry Birnbaum Library plus 3 others with 813,997 books, 56,536 microform titles, 1,729 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.3 million. 246 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.

Community Environment:

The New York City campus is just a short walk from Wall Street and the South Street Seaport. Lincoln Center, the theater district, the Metropolitan Museum, and other world-famous centers of the arts are just a few minutes away by subway or cab. The Pleasantville/Briarcliff campus is in a suburban setting in Westchester County, with access to twenty-three international corporate headquarters and excellent shopping nearby. The campus offers an environmental center, riding stables, and a variety of recreational facilities. The White Plains campus is adjacent to the train station.

■ PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN N-34

66 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10011-8878
Tel: (212)229-8900; 877-528-3321
Fax: (212)229-8975
Web Site: http://www.parsons.newschool.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Part of New School University. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1896. Setting: 2-acre urban campus. System endowment: $114.9 million. System-wide research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6.4 million. System-wide educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8218 per student. Total enrollment: 3,502. Faculty: 951 (72 full-time, 879 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 2,106 applied, 47% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 49% from top quarter, 79% from top half. Full-time: 2,861 students, 79% women, 21% men. Part-time: 211 students, 85% women, 15% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 66 other countries, 47% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 3% black, 17% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 33% international, 21% 25 or older, 21% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; business/marketing; physical sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, portfolio, home examination, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $40,930 includes full-time tuition ($28,560), mandatory fees ($620), and college room and board ($11,750). College room only: $8750. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $974 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 11 open to all. Most popular organizations: gallery committees, Latino/Latina Student Group, Chinese Student Association, American Institute of Architectural Students. Major annual events: senior shows, Fashion Critics Award Show. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access. 948 college housing spaces available; 518 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Adam and Sophie Gimbel Design Library plus 2 others with 4.1 million books, 4.7 million microform titles, 22,150 serials, 48,379 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.8 million. 934 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.

■ PAUL SMITH'S COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES D-22

PO Box 265
Paul Smiths, NY 12970-0265
Tel: (518)327-6000
Free: 800-421-2605
Admissions: (518)327-6227
Fax: (518)327-6060
Web Site: http://www.paulsmiths.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1937. Setting: 14,200-acre rural campus. Endowment: $12.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7500 per student. Total enrollment: 846. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 879 applied, 83% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 48% from top half. Full-time: 821 students, 32% women, 68% men. Part-time: 25 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 11 other countries, 32% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 7% 25 or older, 95% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: natural resources/environmental science; personal and culinary services; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, 2 recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $25,590 includes full-time tuition ($16,910), mandatory fees ($1260), and college room and board ($7420). College room only: $3710. Part-time tuition: $450 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Forestry Club, Adirondack Experience Club, student radio station, Emergency Wilderness Response Team, Junior American Culinary. Major annual events: Fall Weekend, Winter Carnival, Winter Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 90 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Frank C. Cubley Library with 56,000 books, 504 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 65 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.

■ PHILLIPS BETH ISRAEL SCHOOL OF NURSING N-34

310 East 22nd St., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10010-5702
Tel: (212)614-6110
Admissions: (212)614-6176
Fax: (212)614-6109
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.futurenursebi.org

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1904. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $1.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5400 per student. Total enrollment: 200. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 57 applied, 12% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 1 student government officer. Students come from 8 states and territories, 5 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 15% black, 22% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 65% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, part-time degree program. Off campus study at Pace University.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview, nursing exam. Recommended: SAT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 4/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $12,300 full-time, $300 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2180 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Organization, National Student Nurses Association. Major annual events: Holiday Party, Senior Luncheon, Senior Gala. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Phillips Health Science Library with 600 serials and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $150,000. 15 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ PLAZA COLLEGE

7409 37th Ave.
Jackson Heights, NY 11372-6300
Tel: (718)779-1430
Fax: (718)779-1456
Web Site: http://www.plazacollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1916. Setting: urban campus with easy access to New York City. 43% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, summer session for credit, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Recommended: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. 90 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, BROOKLYN CAMPUS O-34

Six Metrotech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201-2990
Tel: (718)260-3600
Free: 800-POLYTECH
Admissions: (718)260-5938
Fax: (718)260-3136
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.poly.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1854. Setting: 3-acre urban campus. System endowment: $127.7 million. System-wide research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $17.6 million. System-wide educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $16,593 per student. Total enrollment: 2,801. Faculty: 266 (126 full-time, 140 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,240 applied, 69% were admitted. 43% from top 10% of their high school class, 68% from top quarter, 92% from top half. 25 National Merit Scholars, 2 valedictorians, 15 student government officers. Full-time: 1,451 students, 18% women, 82% men. Part-time: 68 students, 19% women, 81% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 44 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 12% black, 32% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 5% 25 or older, 13% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering; computer and information sciences; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 2/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $37,150 includes full-time tuition ($27,640), mandatory fees ($1010), and college room and board ($8500). College room only: $6500. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $880 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $320 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 58 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities, a coed fraternity; 6% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Association for Computing Machinery, Alpha Phi Omega, Chinese Student Society. Major annual events: Club Day/Club Rush, Career Fair, Poly Pride Day Mini-Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. 400 college housing spaces available; 192 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Bern Dibner Library plus 1 other with 150,000 books, 60,106 microform titles, 1,621 serials, 337 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $903,639. 1,334 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ PRATT INSTITUTE O-34

200 Willoughby Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205-3899
Tel: (718)636-3600
Free: 800-331-0834
Admissions: (718)636-3669
Fax: (718)636-3670
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pratt.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees (Associate). Founded 1887. Setting: 25-acre urban campus. Endowment: $65,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7528 per student. Total enrollment: 4,588. Faculty: 897 (121 full-time, 776 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 3,870 applied, 50% were admitted. Full-time: 2,898 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 149 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 38 other countries, 60% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 8% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 10% international, 12% 25 or older, 55% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; architecture; communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters plus optional May term and summer session. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the New York State Visiting Student Program, the Consortium of East Coast Art Schools. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early decision, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview, portfolio. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous until 4/11, 1/10 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $38,082 includes full-time tuition ($28,100), mandatory fees ($1130), and college room and board ($8852). College room only: $5552. Part-time tuition: $910 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $303 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 50 open to all; national fraternities, local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: travel and recreation, student newspaper, athletic clubs, Performing Arts Committee. Major annual events: Holiday Ball, Graduate Symposium, President's Lecture Series. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,500 college housing spaces available; 1,465 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Pratt Institute Library with 172,000 books, 40,000 microform titles, 540 serials, 2,851 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.5 million. 250 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.

■ PURCHASE COLLEGE, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY 10577-1400
Tel: (914)251-6000
Admissions: (914)251-6300
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.purchase.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1967. Setting: 500-acre small town campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $36.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4250 per student. Total enrollment: 3,826. Faculty: 340 (143 full-time, 197 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 6,946 applied, 31% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 29% from top quarter, 71% from top half. Full-time: 3,231 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 457 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 24 other countries, 18% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 8% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 12% 25 or older, 64% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; liberal arts/general studies; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Manhattanville College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, 1 recommendation, interview, audition, portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 6/1, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: 5/1, 12/5 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,610 full-time, $442 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1258 full-time, $.85 per credit part-time, $48.08 per term part-time. College room and board: $8466. College room only: $5378.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Union, WPUR radio station, Latinos Unidos, Gay/Lesbian/Bi-Sexual/Transgender Union, Organization of African People in America. Major annual events: Culture Shock, Fall Ball, Pancake Madness. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour patrols by police officers. Option: coed housing available. Purchase College Library with 281,686 books, 247,057 microform titles, 1,990 serials, 15,578 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.5 million. 350 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.

■ QUEENS COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367-1597
Tel: (718)997-5000
Admissions: (718)997-5600
Fax: (718)997-5617
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.qc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1937. Setting: 77-acre urban campus. Endowment: $10.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $7.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5138 per student. Total enrollment: 17,638. Faculty: 1,271 (575 full-time, 696 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 12,023 applied, 43% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 36% from top quarter, 92% from top half. Full-time: 8,816 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 4,202 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 130 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 10% black, 19% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 33% 25 or older, 13% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the City University of New York System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT Subject Tests. Required for some: SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 1/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. State resident tuition: $4000 full-time, $170 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,800 full-time, $360 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $377 full-time, $120.10 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 10% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Alliance of Latin American Students, Black Student Union, Caribbean Student Association, Hillel-Jewish Student Organization, India Cultural Exchange. Major annual events: Fall Campus Fest (Carnival theme), Spring Campus Fest (multi-cultural theme), Career Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library plus 1 other with 985,550 books, 900,573 microform titles, 2,756 serials, 30,505 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.1 million. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

222-05 56th Ave.
Bayside, NY 11364
Tel: (718)631-6262
Admissions: (718)631-6044
Fax: (718)281-5189
Web Site: http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 34-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3000 per student. Total enrollment: 12,798. 3,485 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 6,195 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 6,603 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 132 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 22% Hispanic, 27% black, 20% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 32% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Area resident tuition: $2800 full-time. State resident tuition: $4560 full-time, $120 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4560 full-time, $190 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $266 full-time, $70 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 42 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Orientation Leaders, Student Nurses Association, Newman Club, Accounting Club, Flip Culture Society. Major annual events: Multicultural Festival, Transfer Day, Job Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. The Kurt R. Schmeller with 140,000 books and 600 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. 1,001 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ RABBINICAL ACADEMY MESIVTA RABBI CHAIM BERLIN O-34

1605 Coney Island Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11230-4715
Tel: (718)377-0777

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1939. Total enrollment: 400. 40 applied, 100% were admitted. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students.

Entrance Requirements:

Entrance: moderately difficult.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling.

■ RABBINICAL COLLEGE BETH SHRAGA J-33

28 Saddle River Rd.
Monsey, NY 10952-3035
Tel: (914)356-1980

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: small town campus. Total enrollment: 30. Calendar: semesters.

■ RABBINICAL COLLEGE BOBOVER YESHIVA B'NEI ZION O-34

1577 Forty-eighth St.
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Tel: (718)438-2018

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1947. Total enrollment: 270. 36 applied, 81% were admitted. 1% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters.

Entrance Requirements:

Entrance: moderately difficult.

■ RABBINICAL COLLEGE CH'SAN SOFER O-34

1876 Fiftieth St.
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Tel: (718)236-1171

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1940. Total enrollment: 124. Calendar: semesters.

■ RABBINICAL COLLEGE OF LONG ISLAND P-37

201 Magnolia Blvd.
Long Beach, NY 11561-3305
Tel: (516)431-7414

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: small town campus. Total enrollment: 114. Calendar: semesters.

■ RABBINICAL COLLEGE OF OHR SHIMON YISROEL O-34

215-217 Hewes St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tel: (718)855-4092

Description:

Independent Jewish, 4-year.

■ RABBINICAL SEMINARY ADAS YEREIM O-34

185 Wilson St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211-7206
Tel: (718)388-1751

Description:

Independent religious, 4-year, men only. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1961. Total enrollment: 105. Calendar: semesters.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ RABBINICAL SEMINARY OF AMERICA

76-01 147th St.
Flushing, NY 11367
Tel: (718)268-4700

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1933. Setting: urban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 317. Students come from 18 states and territories, 2 other countries, 2% 25 or older, 90% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, honors program, adult/continuing education programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 12/1. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Major annual events: Purim, Simchat Torah, Chanukah Chagigah. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Rabbinical Seminary of America Otzar HaSeforim Library plus 3 others with 30,000 books and 50 serials.

Community Environment:

See Queens College of the City University of New York.

■ RABBINICAL SEMINARY M'KOR CHAIM O-34

1571 Fifty-fifth St.
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Tel: (718)851-0183

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1965. Total enrollment: 45. Calendar: semesters.

■ RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE K-25

110 8th St.
Troy, NY 12180-3590
Tel: (518)276-6000
Free: 800-448-6562
Admissions: (518)276-6216
Fax: (518)276-4072
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rpi.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1824. Setting: 260-acre suburban campus with easy access to Albany. Endowment: $624.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $67.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $20,550 per student. Total enrollment: 7,241. Faculty: 481 (400 full-time, 81 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 5,574 applied, 78% were admitted. 61% from top 10% of their high school class, 95% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 25 National Merit Scholars, 56 valedictorians. Full-time: 4,926 students, 24% women, 76% men. Part-time: 25 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 37 other countries, 52% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 4% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 3% 25 or older, 55% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 92% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering; computer and information sciences; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Williams College, Harvey Mudd College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Required for some: portfolio for Electronic Arts is required; portfolio for Architecture highly recommended., SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT,. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: 3/20, 12/31 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $70. Comprehensive fee: $41,288 includes full-time tuition ($31,000), mandatory fees ($857), and college room and board ($9431). College room only: $5290. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and location. Part-time tuition: $969 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 130 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 39% of eligible men and 18% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Ski Club, musical organizations, weightlifting, ballroom dance, campus radio station. Major annual events: Grand Marshal Week, Communiversity, Big Red Freakout. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, campus foot patrols at night. 2,878 college housing spaces available; 2,700 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Folsom Library plus 1 other with 309,171 books, 10,210 serials, 91,435 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.4 million. 5,588 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Troy, a city of 55,000, located at the head of navigation on the Hudson River, is an important industrial city and the eastern terminus of the New York State Barge Canal. The city, within 15 miles of Albany and Schenectady, is served by air, bus, and rail lines, houses of worship, 3 hospitals, and various civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations. There are numerous opportunities for part-time student employment.

■ ROBERTS WESLEYAN COLLEGE J-11

2301 Westside Dr.
Rochester, NY 14624-1997
Tel: (585)594-6000
Free: 800-777-4RWC
Admissions: (585)594-6400
Fax: (585)594-6371
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.roberts.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Free Methodist Church of North America. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1866. Setting: 75-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $11.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8676 per student. Total enrollment: 1,948. Faculty: 117 (98 full-time, 19 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 703 applied, 82% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 81% from top half. 15 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,265 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 143 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 19 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 23% 25 or older, 69% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Rochester Area Colleges, Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 2/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $27,734 includes full-time tuition ($19,264), mandatory fees ($1022), and college room and board ($7448). College room only: $5280. Part-time tuition: $422 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Habitat for Humanity, Foot of the Cross, Radiant Light, Nursing Club, Drama Club. Major annual events: Spring Formal, Winter Weekend, Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour Resident Life staff on-call. 792 college housing spaces available; 756 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Ora A. Sprague Library with 123,434 books, 171,162 microform titles, 1,057 serials, 3,895 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $774,430. 170 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.

Community Environment:

North Chili is a suburb of Rochester, New York. A municipal airport and bus service and railroad provide transportation to Rochester which has all major transportation facilities, as well as community services, public library, museums, art gallery, and hospitals. Part-time employment is available for students. Local recreational facilities include skiing, skating, tennis, swimming and golf.

■ ROCHESTER BUSINESS INSTITUTE J-11

1630 Portland Ave.
Rochester, NY 14621
Tel: (716)266-0430
Admissions: (585)266-0430
Fax: (716)266-8243
Web Site: http://www.rochester-institute.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Corinthian Colleges, Inc. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1863. Setting: 2-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 1,223. Full-time: 1,032 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 191 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 0.3% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 38% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 57% 25 or older. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, CPAt. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Rochester Business Institute Library plus 2 others with 7,500 books, 26 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $25,000. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY J-11

One Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623-5603
Tel: (585)475-2411
Admissions: (585)475-6631
Fax: (585)475-7424
E-mail: [email protected]edu
Web Site: http://www.rit.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1829. Setting: 1,300-acre suburban campus with easy access to Buffalo. Endowment: $504.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $25.7 million. Total enrollment: 15,200. Faculty: 1,204 (798 full-time, 406 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 9,384 applied, 69% were admitted. 28% from top 10% of their high school class, 59% from top quarter, 90% from top half. 19 National Merit Scholars, 28 valedictorians. Full-time: 11,440 students, 30% women, 70% men. Part-time: 1,493 students, 34% women, 66% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 90 other countries, 45% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 15% 25 or older, 60% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 90% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: computer and information sciences; visual and performing arts; business/marketing. Core. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Rochester Area Colleges. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, interview. Required for some: portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/15, 12/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 1/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $32,070 includes full-time tuition ($23,247), mandatory fees ($372), and college room and board ($8451). College room only: $4863. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $518 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $31 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, program, and student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 170 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: campus radio station, campus weekly magazine, student government, Off-Campus Student Association, Music Association. Major annual events: Fall Weekend/Parents' Weekend, New Student Convocation, Spring Weekend. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 6,600 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Wallace Memorial Library with 408,000 books, 509,000 microform titles, 2,800 serials, 47,600 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.8 million. 2,500 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.

Community Environment:

The Greater Rochester area - the city and its immediate suburbs - has a population of about 713,000. Per capital income is among the highest for metropolitan areas in the nation. The area's many internationally known industries employ a high proportion of scientists, technologists and skilled workers. Rochester is the world center of photography, the largest producer of optical goods in the United States, and among the leaders in graphic arts and reproduction and in production of electronic equipment and precision instruments. Rochester's industries have always been closely associated with RIT's programs and progress to the mutual benefit of all.

■ ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE I-32

145 College Rd.
Suffern, NY 10901-3699
Tel: (914)574-4000
Free: 800-722-7666
Fax: (914)574-4433
Web Site: http://www.sunyrockland.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 150-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. Total enrollment: 6,549. 1,904 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,697 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 2,852 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 25 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 18% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 39% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Hospitality Club, Student Senate, Student Ambassadors, Student Nurses Association, Latino Club. Major annual events: Club Fest, intercultural programs, Spring Fest. Student services: legal services, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Rockland Community College Library with 122,194 books, 541 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1 million. 177 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ RUSSELL SAGE COLLEGE K-25

45 Ferry St.
Troy, NY 12180-4115
Tel: (518)244-2000; 888-VERY SAGE
Admissions: (518)244-2018
Fax: (518)244-6880
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sage.edu/rsc/index.php

Description:

Independent, 4-year, women only. Part of The Sage Colleges. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1916. Setting: 8-acre urban campus. System endowment: $26.4 million. System-wide research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6452 per student. Total enrollment: 838. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 394 applied, 81% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 67% from top quarter, 95% from top half. Full-time: 759 students. Part-time: 79 students. Students come from 15 states and territories, 3 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 18% 25 or older, 47% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; psychology; biological/life sciences; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Hudson-Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $31,060 includes full-time tuition ($22,650), mandatory fees ($870), and college room and board ($7540). College room only: $3650. Part-time tuition: $755 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 26 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Sage Recreation Association, Physical Therapy Club, Crew Club, Black-Latin Student Alliance. Major annual events: Gospel Extravaganza, Sage Fest, Rally Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 520 college housing spaces available; 375 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: women-only housing available. James Wheelock Clark Library plus 1 other with 337,694 books, 3,341 microform titles, 19,416 serials, 31,928 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.4 million. 145 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.

Community Environment:

The campus is located in the heart of New York State's Capital Region overlooking the Hudson River in historic Troy, New York, a regional center for music, art, and theatre with a rapidly developing artists' district. Troy is within easy driving distance of recreation opportunities in the nearby Adirondack, Berkshire, Catskill, and Green Mountains. There is also easy access to major Northeastern cities, including Boston, New York, Providence, and Montreal. Fourteen colleges and universities are within a 30-mile radius of Albany, the state capital and center of government, including two research universities that are lending strong development to the technology industry.

■ SAGE COLLEGE OF ALBANY L-25

140 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208-3425
Tel: (518)292-1730; 888-VERY-SAGE
Fax: (518)292-1912
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sage.edu/sca/index.php

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Part of The Sage Colleges. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 15-acre urban campus. System endowment: $26.4 million. System-wide research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6452 per student. Total enrollment: 1,031. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 348 applied, 28% were admitted. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 22% from top quarter, 66% from top half. Full-time: 620 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 411 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 2 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 9% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 46% 25 or older, 29% live on campus, 17% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; interdisciplinary studies; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Hudson-Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, portfolio for fine arts program, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $24,410 includes full-time tuition ($16,000), mandatory fees ($870), and college room and board ($7540). College room only: $3890. Part-time tuition: $535 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 13 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Phi Theta Kappa, Psychology Club, Ski Club, 'Vernacular' (art and literary publication). Major annual events: Activities Fair, Town Meeting, Earth Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour security cameras. 200 college housing spaces available; 152 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Troy and Albany Campus Libraries with 337,694 books, 3,341 microform titles, 19,416 serials, 31,928 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.4 million. 199 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.

■ ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY N-8

Route 417
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778-2284
Tel: (716)375-2000
Free: 800-462-5050
Admissions: (716)375-2400
Fax: (716)375-2005
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sbu.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Roman Catholic Church. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1858. Setting: 600-acre small town campus. Endowment: $32.5 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $642,674. Total enrollment: 2,614. Faculty: 207 (153 full-time, 54 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,730 applied, 86% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 68% from top half. 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,026 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 115 students, 43% women, 57% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 24% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 2% 25 or older, 77% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at American University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, interview. Required for some: essay, SAT Subject Tests. Placement: SAT or ACT required for some. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 4/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. One-time mandatory fee: $325. Comprehensive fee: $30,275 includes full-time tuition ($21,650), mandatory fees ($865), and college room and board ($7760). College room only: $3960. Part-time tuition: $650 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all; 50% of eligible men and 50% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Student Programming Board, campus media, Bonaventure Business Association, Student Ambassadors. Major annual events: Family Weekend, Spring Weekend, Junior Prom. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,634 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Friedsam Library with 287,622 books, 630 microform titles, 1,584 serials, 8,891 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1 million. 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.

Community Environment:

Allegany (population 2,050) is a rural community located in southwest New York a short distance from Allegany State Park. The area is accessible by bus and the Southern Tier Expressway. Climate is temperate with 4 definite seasons. Allegany has 1 library, several churches of different denominations. Various civic and fraternal organizations are active here. Part-time work for students is available. Olean (population 19,169) is a manufacturing and regional commercial center where part-time employment is available for students. Transportation is provided by bus or airlines. Nearby"Enchanted Mountains" resort area provides hunting, fishing, skiing, and other sports. The city has a hospital, numerous restaurants, movie theaters, shopping areas, and most of the major service clubs found in larger cities.

■ ST. ELIZABETH COLLEGE OF NURSING J-19

2215 Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13501
Tel: (315)798-8253
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stemc.org/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Founded 1904. Calendar: semesters.

■ ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE O-34 H

180 Remsen St.
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201-4398
Tel: (718)522-2300
Admissions: (718)489-5200
Fax: (718)522-1274
Web Site: http://www.stfranciscollege.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, 4-year, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1884. Setting: 1-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $70.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $10,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3381 per student. Total enrollment: 2,336. Faculty: 214 (71 full-time, 143 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,566 applied, 92% were admitted. 3 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,019 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 317 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 54 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 20% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 9% international, 18% 25 or older, 10% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; communications/journalism; computer and information sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $20,710 includes full-time tuition ($12,450), mandatory fees ($260), and college room and board ($8000). College room only: $6500. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level, course load, degree level, program, and student level. Part-time tuition: $440 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $70 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course level, course load, degree level, program, and student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: Latin American Society, Fine Arts Society, Power Lifting Club, Games Club, Haitian American Students Alliance. Major annual events: International Night, Franciscan Spirit Week, Community Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: ID checks, crime awareness workshops, pamphlets, posters, films. McGarry Library with 120,000 books, 13,350 microform titles, 571 serials, 2,150 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $758,319. 138 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ST. JOHN FISHER COLLEGE J-11

3690 East Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618-3597
Tel: (585)385-8000
Free: 800-444-4640
Admissions: (585)385-8064
Fax: (585)385-8129
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sjfc.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Roman Catholic Church. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1948. Setting: 136-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $35.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5639 per student. Total enrollment: 3,528. Faculty: 305 (152 full-time, 153 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 2,753 applied, 65% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 53% from top quarter, 91% from top half. 2 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,448 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 248 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 6 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 12% 25 or older, 58% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Rochester Area Colleges. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous until 9/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $27,860 includes full-time tuition ($19,300), mandatory fees ($260), and college room and board ($8300). College room only: $5400. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $525 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Student Activities Board, Commuter Council, Resident Student Association. Major annual events: Teddi Project Dance Marathon, Family Weekend, Fisherpalooza. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,372 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Charles J. Lavery Library with 190,903 books, 206,358 microform titles, 8,964 serials, 29,700 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 260 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.

■ ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY N-35

8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Tel: (718)990-6161; 888-9ST JOHNS
Admissions: (718)990-2000
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stjohns.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed, affiliated with Roman Catholic Church. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1870. Setting: 98-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $265 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $7.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6719 per student. Total enrollment: 20,346. Faculty: 1,428 (599 full-time, 829 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 20,669 applied, 63% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 75% from top half. Full-time: 11,855 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 3,237 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 98 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 17% black, 16% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 5% 25 or older, 17% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $36,440 includes full-time tuition ($24,400), mandatory fees ($570), and college room and board ($11,470). College room only: $7200. Part-time tuition: $813 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $205 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 175 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 8% of eligible men and 7% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government, Incorporated, Student Programming Board, Community and University Services in Education, Haraya, American Pharmaceutical Association. Major annual events: Black Music Fest, Winter Carnival, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,557 college housing spaces available; 2,485 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. St. John's University Library plus 1 other with 14.5 million books, 2.8 million microform titles, 19,249 serials, 22,918 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $11 million. 1,025 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE, NEW YORK O-34

245 Clinton Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205-3688
Tel: (718)636-6800
Admissions: (718)636-6868
Fax: (718)636-7242
Web Site: http://www.sjcny.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1916. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $23.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7839 per student. Total enrollment: 1,318. Faculty: 137 (52 full-time, 85 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 635 applied, 80% were admitted. Full-time: 708 students, 79% women, 21% men. Part-time: 414 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 8 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 37% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 61% 25 or older, 13% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, 2 recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous until 8/30.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $11,854 full-time, $382 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $382 full-time, $13 per credit part-time, $30 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 24 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 10% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Admissions Club, Science Club, dramatics, Shild Study Club, Dance Team. Major annual events: Annual Dinner and Awards Night, Murder Mystery Dinner, Holiday Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. McEntegart Hall Library with 100,000 books, 4,198 microform titles, 432 serials, and 4,482 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 90 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE, SUFFOLK CAMPUS O-45

155 West Roe Blvd.
Patchogue, NY 11772-2399
Tel: (631)447-3200
Admissions: (631)447-3219
Fax: (631)447-1734
Web Site: http://www.sjcny.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Administratively affiliated with St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn Campus. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1916. Setting: 28-acre small town campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 4,146. Faculty: 384 (120 full-time, 264 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,267 applied, 86% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 55% from top quarter, 85% from top half. 1 valedictorian, 22 student government officers. Full-time: 2,929 students, 74% women, 26% men. Part-time: 932 students, 79% women, 21% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 6 other countries, 0.2% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 35% 25 or older, 13% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Services for LD students, advanced placement, 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 at Long Island Regional Advisory Council for Higher Education. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Required for some: 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $12,424 full-time, $402 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $342 full-time, $13 per credit part-time, $207 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 28 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 2% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Council for Exceptional Children, Child Study Club, Campus Activities Board, Society of Human Resources Management, National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. Major annual events: Homecoming/Fall Fest, Fine Arts Festival, Senior Week activities. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Callahan Library with 82,600 books, 3,755 microform titles, 323 serials, 1,331 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 223 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SAINT JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL HEALTH CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING J-16

206 Prospect Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13203
Tel: (315)448-5040
Fax: (315)448-5745
Web Site: http://www.sjhsyr.org/nursing/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate degrees. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,000 per student. Total enrollment: 293. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 42 applied, 55% were admitted. 0% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 100% from top half. Students come from 2 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 51% 25 or older, 25% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 4 recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Tuition: $8735 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1900 full-time. College room only: $3400.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: New York State Student Nurse's Association, Syracuse Area Black Nurses Association, Student Body Organization. Major annual events: holiday parties, WalkRun Charity Events, Commitment to Nursing Ceremony. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. Option: coed housing available. St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center School of Nursing Library with 4,500 books, 900 microform titles, 230 serials, 500 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $27,000. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY C-19

Canton, NY 13617-1455
Tel: (315)229-5011
Free: 800-285-1856
Admissions: (315)229-5261
Fax: (315)229-5502
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stlawu.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1856. Setting: 1,000-acre small town campus with easy access to Ottawa. Endowment: $211.5 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $338,560. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $13,411 per student. Total enrollment: 2,264. Faculty: 190 (167 full-time, 23 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 2,989 applied, 59% were admitted. 38% from top 10% of their high school class, 71% from top quarter, 96% from top half. 18 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,111 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 20 students, 45% women, 55% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 21 other countries, 50% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 4% 25 or older, 96% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 90% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; English; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Clarkson University, State University of New York College of Technology at Canton, State University of New York College at Potsdam, Fisk University, American University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 3/31, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $40,330 includes full-time tuition ($31,935), mandatory fees ($215), and college room and board ($8180). College room only: $4400. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $3990 per course.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 11% of eligible men and 27% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Outing Club, student newspaper, student government, Circle K, Habitat for Humanity. Major annual events: Springfest, Peak Weekend, Festival of the Arts. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 1,928 students; 1,950 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Owen D. Young Library plus 1 other with 555,364 books, 594,961 microform titles, 1,961 serials, 5,281 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.1 million. 550 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.

■ ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE

125 Route 340
Sparkill, NY 10976
Tel: (845)398-4000
Free: 800-999-STAC
Admissions: (845)398-4100
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stac.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1952. Setting: 46-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $13.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $16,200 per student. Total enrollment: 2,194. Faculty: 139 (61 full-time, 78 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,243 applied, 76% were admitted. 50% from top half of their high school class. 2 National Merit Scholars, 8 class presidents, 1 valedictorian, 68 student government officers. Full-time: 1,328 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 658 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 10 other countries, 27% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 25% 25 or older, 7% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; security and protective services. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Barry University, Aquinas College, Dominican College of San Rafael. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, 2 recommendations, interview. Required for some: 3 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early decision, 12/15 for early action. Notification: continuous until 10/1, 1/15 for early decision, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $25,450 includes full-time tuition ($16,200), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($8850). College room only: $4780. Part-time tuition: $540 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $100 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Major annual events: Spring Fest, Oktoberfest, Holiday Semi-Formal. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 465 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Lougheed Library plus 1 other with 96,444 books, 277,820 microform titles, 1,090 serials, 3,084 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 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.

■ SAINT VINCENT CATHOLIC MEDICAL CENTERS SCHOOL OF NURSING

175-05 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Tel: (718)357-0500
Fax: (718)357-4683
Web Site: http://www.svcmcny.org/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 2-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 93. 37 applied, 16% were admitted. 0% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 22% black, 23% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 70% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, nursing exam. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 4/30. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Crouse Library with 2,326 books and 42 serials. 6 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ SAMARITAN HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING K-25

2215 Burdett Ave.
Troy, NY 12180
Tel: (518)271-3285
Admissions: (518)271-3734
Fax: (518)271-3303
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nehealth.com/

Description:

Independent, 2-year. Awards diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Total enrollment: 70. 65 applied, 38% were admitted. 60% 25 or older.

■ SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE L-35

1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708-5999
Tel: (914)337-0700
Free: 800-888-2858
Admissions: (914)395-2510
Fax: (914)395-2668
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sarahlawrence.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1926. Setting: 40-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $53.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $267,405. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $20,119 per student. Total enrollment: 1,662. Faculty: 222 (188 full-time, 34 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 6:1. 2,634 applied, 45% were admitted. 33% from top 10% of their high school class, 72% from top quarter, 95% from top half. 3 National Merit Scholars, 3 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,266 students, 73% women, 27% men. Part-time: 73 students, 84% women, 16% men. 77% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 5% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 5% 25 or older, 86% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 91% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Reed College, Eugene Lang College, New School University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/1 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $45,506 includes full-time tuition ($33,270), mandatory fees ($772), and college room and board ($11,464). College room only: $7600. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $1109 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $386 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, APICAD, UNIDAD, Harambe, Amnesty International. Major annual events: Students for Students Scholarship Auction, Mayfair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 965 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Esther Rauschenbush Library plus 2 others with 193,581 books, 21,172 microform titles, 1,260 serials, 8,674 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.6 million. 110 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.

Community Environment:

Population 7,000, Bronxville is a residential suburb in Westchester County. Public transportation in the area and to New York City is very accessible. Grand Central Station is only a 30 minute trip on the Metro North train.

■ SCHENECTADY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE K-24

78 Washington Ave.
Schenectady, NY 12305-2294
Tel: (518)381-1200
Admissions: (518)381-1370
Web Site: http://www.sunysccc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 50-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 4,140. 2,190 applied, 98% were admitted. Full-time: 2,052 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 2,088 students, 61% women, 39% men. 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 8% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 47% 25 or older, 9% transferred in. Retention: 43% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at 14 members of the Hudson-Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 22 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Black and Latino Student Alliance, Culinary Arts Club, Student Government Association, Spanish Club, Rhythms Literary Magazine. Major annual events: SCCC Foundation Dinner, Honors Convocation, Annual Dinner Theater. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Begley Library with 85,000 books, 75,000 microform titles, 640 serials, 2,600 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS N-34

209 East 23rd St.
New York, NY 10010-3994
Tel: (212)592-2000
Free: 800-436-4204
Admissions: (212)592-2100
Fax: (212)592-2116
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.schoolofvisualarts.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5695 per student. Total enrollment: 3,575. Faculty: 760 (120 full-time, 640 part-time). 2,130 applied, 70% were admitted. Full-time: 2,923 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 240 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 42 other countries, 40% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 4% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 16% 25 or older, 27% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, portfolio, SAT or ACT. Recommended: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 1/1 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $32,580 includes full-time tuition ($20,080), mandatory fees ($1000), and college room and board ($11,500). College room only: $9000. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, gender, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $670 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 15 open to all; 50% of eligible men and 50% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Visual Arts Student Association, Film Club, Korean Christian Organization, Asian Association, Bible study. Major annual events: End of the Year Picnic, Great Adventure, ski trip. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 1,000 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. School of Visual Arts Library with 71,490 books, 1,170 microform titles, 340 serials, 158,000 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $572,680. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SH'OR YOSHUV RABBINICAL COLLEGE

1 Cedarlawn Ave.
Lawrence, NY 11559-1714
Tel: (718)327-2048
Admissions: (718)327-7244
Web Site: http://www.shoryoshuv.org/

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1963. Total enrollment: 155. 12 applied, 100% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 90% from top half. Students come from 20 states and territories, 4 other countries, 60% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Recommended: recommendations. Required for some: essay, high school transcript, interview. Placement: SAT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/20.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: legal services, personal-psychological counseling. 20,000 books.

■ SIENA COLLEGE B-12

515 Loudon Rd.
Loudonville, NY 12211-1462
Tel: (518)783-2300; 888-AT-SIENA
Admissions: (518)783-2423
Fax: (518)783-4293
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.siena.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1937. Setting: 163-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $112.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7886 per student. Total enrollment: 3,336. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 4,326 applied, 61% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 58% from top quarter, 92% from top half. Full-time: 3,056 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 280 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 7 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 2% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 10% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at members of the Hudson-Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/1 for early decision, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 3/15, 12/15 for early decision, 1/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $30,000 includes full-time tuition ($21,285), mandatory fees ($240), and college room and board ($8475). College room only: $5280. Part-time tuition: $410 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $50 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 78 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Student Events Board, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Gaelic Society, Outing Club. Major annual events: Family Weekend, Women in Science Fair, Spring Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, call boxes in parking lots and on roadways. 2,329 college housing spaces available; 2,268 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. J. Spencer and Patricia Standish Library with 326,332 books, 27,586 microform titles, 5,275 serials, 5,410 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.6 million. 1,233 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.

Community Environment:

Population 11,000, Loudonville is a suburban community of Albany easily reached by bus, railroad, all major airlines, and interstate highways. The community provides a local church, hospital, and shopping facilities. Part-time employment is available for students. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center and Lake George are nearby.

■ SIMMONS INSTITUTE OF FUNERAL SERVICE J-16

1828 South Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13207
Tel: (315)475-5142
Free: 800-727-3536
Fax: (315)477-3817
Web Site: http://www.simmonsinstitute.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1900. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 60. Full-time: 37 students, 43% women, 57% men. Part-time: 23 students, 39% women, 61% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1 other country, 5% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 45% 25 or older, 23% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 6/30. Notification: 7/30.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organization: Sigma Phi Sigma. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Simmons Library with 1,326 books and 52 serials. 18 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SKIDMORE COLLEGE J-24

815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-1632
Tel: (518)580-5000
Free: 800-867-6007
Admissions: (518)580-5570
Fax: (518)581-7462
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.skidmore.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1903. Setting: 800-acre small town campus with easy access to Albany. Endowment: $199.7 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $959,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $15,170 per student. Total enrollment: 2,828. Faculty: 321 (228 full-time, 93 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 6,055 applied, 44% were admitted. 46% from top 10% of their high school class, 78% from top quarter, 96% from top half. Full-time: 2,524 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 249 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 28 other countries, 70% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 3% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 0% 25 or older, 76% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 92% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; social sciences; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters plus optional 6-week internship period. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at members of the Hudson-Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $41,779 includes full-time tuition ($32,340), mandatory fees ($319), and college room and board ($9120). College room only: $5100. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1080 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 80 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, student radio station, Student Volunteer Bureau, Outing Club, Skidmore News. Major annual events: Fall Convocation, Spring Convocation, Homecoming/Oktoberfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, well-lit campus. 1,700 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Scribner Library plus 1 other with 352,802 books, 65,608 microform titles, 984 serials, 140,927 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.6 million. 173 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.

Community Environment:

This resort is famous for the beauty of its setting, the reputed health-giving properties of its water and the gaiety of its summer life. It is also gaining popularity as a winter sport center with downhill and cross-country skiing available nearby. The area has rail, bus, and airline service. Activities to be found within the area include Saratoga Performing Arts Center (summer home of the New York Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Acting Company), thoroughbred racing, night harness racing, Yaddo Artist's Colony, Congress Park, Newport Jazz Festival, Petrified Sea Gardens, State Tree Nursery, Grant's Cottage on Mount McGregor, and the Saratoga Historical Museum in the Canfield Casino. Saratoga has churches representing the major denominations. Part-time employment is available.

■ STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BINGHAMTON N-17

PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
Tel: (607)777-2000
Admissions: (607)777-2171
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.binghamton.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1946. Setting: 887-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $52.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $28.2 million. Total enrollment: 14,018. Faculty: 769 (537 full-time, 232 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 21,658 applied, 43% were admitted. 87% from top quarter of their high school class, 99% from top half. Full-time: 10,734 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 440 students, 48% women, 52% men. Students come from 39 states and territories, 67 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 5% black, 15% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 5% 25 or older, 58% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 90% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at National Student Exchange, New York State Visiting Student Program. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Required for some: 1 recommendation, portfolio, audition. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/22 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,610 full-time, $442 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1488 full-time, $133.15 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $8150. College room only: $4970. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 176 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 8% of eligible men and 9% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student radio station, Student Association, student newspaper, cultural organizations, Peer Counseling/Mentoring/Volunteering Program. Major annual events: Caribbean Carnival, Spring Fling, University Fest. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, safety awareness programs, well-lit campus, self-defense education, secured campus entrance 12 a.m. to 5 a.m., emergency telephones. 6,556 college housing spaces available; 6,344 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Glenn G. Bartle Library plus 1 other with 1.9 million books, 1.9 million microform titles, 8,915 serials, 122,518 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $10.8 million. 7,200 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO K-7

Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Tel: (716)645-2000; 888-UB-ADMIT
Admissions: (716)645-6900
Fax: (716)645-6411
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.buffalo.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1846. Setting: 1,350-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $463.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $111.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9754 per student. Total enrollment: 27,220. Faculty: 1,748 (1,159 full-time, 589 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 18,391 applied, 57% were admitted. 24% from top 10% of their high school class, 59% from top quarter, 93% from top half. 15 valedictorians. Full-time: 16,911 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 1,254 students, 45% women, 55% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 78 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 7% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 10% 25 or older, 38% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering; communications/journalism; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at all institutions in the western New York area, Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Required for some: portfolio, audition. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 11/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,610 full-time, $442 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1718 full-time, $76 per credit hour part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $7626. College room only: $4636. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 3% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: PODER-Latinos Unidos, Black Student Union, Caribbean Student Association, Crew, LaCross. Major annual events: September Welcome, Fallfest/Springfest, Homecoming/Parents' Weekend. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, self-defense and awareness programs. College housing designed to accommodate 6,673 students; 6,843 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Lockwood Library plus 7 others with 3.4 million books, 5.4 million microform titles, 34,126 serials, 188,300 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $20.2 million. 2,391 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.

■ STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY AT COBLESKILL L-22

Cobleskill, NY 12043
Tel: (518)255-5011
Free: 800-295-8988
Fax: (518)255-5333
Web Site: http://www.cobleskill.edu/

Description:

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 for 2004 fiscal year: $20,175. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4130 per student. Total enrollment: 2,482. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 3,394 applied, 74% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 11% from top quarter, 35% from top half. Full-time: 2,372 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 110 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 8 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 11% 25 or older, 62% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: agriculture; computer and 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. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7210 full-time, $300 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $995 full-time, $59.12 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and degree level. Part-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 for 2004 fiscal year: $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.

■ STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY AT MORRISVILLE K-18

PO Box 901
Morrisville, NY 13408-0901
Tel: (315)684-6000
Admissions: (315)684-6046
Fax: (315)684-6116
Web Site: http://www.morrisville.edu/

Description:

State-supported, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1908. Setting: 185-acre rural campus with easy access to Syracuse. Endowment: $681,026. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4555 per student. Total enrollment: 3,269. 3,028 applied, 42% were admitted. Full-time: 2,820 students, 42% women, 58% men. Part-time: 449 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 14 states and territories, 11 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 12% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 22% 25 or older, 60% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other units of the State University of New York System. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

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

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 15% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: African Student Union Black Alliance, Student Government Organization, Agriculture Club, Latino-American Student Association, WCVM (student radio station). Major annual events: College/Community Picnic, Parents' Weekend, Alumni Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,000 college housing spaces available; 1,700 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. SUNY Morrisville Library plus 1 other with 99,258 books, 12,000 microform titles, 568 serials, 2,100 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $143,626. 90 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE AT BROCKPORT I-10

350 New Campus Dr.
Brockport, NY 14420-2997
Tel: (585)395-2211
Admissions: (585)395-2751
Fax: (585)395-5452
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.brockport.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1867. Setting: 435-acre small town campus with easy access to Rochester. Endowment: $3.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6658 per student. Total enrollment: 8,484. Faculty: 615 (320 full-time, 295 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 7,816 applied, 46% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 56% from top quarter, 89% from top half. 6 valedictorians. Full-time: 6,178 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 787 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 26 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 18% 25 or older, 35% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Rochester Area Colleges, New York State Visiting Student Program. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.6 high school GPA, recommendations. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to exceptional talent in arts, dance, and athletics.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $181 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $429 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 1% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: fine arts clubs, Organization for Students of African Descent, Communication Club, student radio station, sports clubs. Major annual events: Homecoming/Family Weekend, Scholars' Day, Green and Gold Week. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,450 college housing spaces available; 2,190 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Drake Memorial Library with 584,687 books, 2 million microform titles, 1,800 serials, 8,228 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.7 million. 750 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.

■ STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE AT CORTLAND L-16

PO Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045
Tel: (607)753-2011
Admissions: (607)753-4711
Fax: (607)753-5999
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cortland.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1868. Setting: 191-acre small town campus with easy access to Syracuse. Total enrollment: 7,260. Faculty: 555 (334 full-time, 221 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 9,751 applied, 48% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 38% from top quarter, 85% from top half. Full-time: 5,731 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 256 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 8% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; social sciences; parks and recreation. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the State University of New York System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,610 full-time, $442 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $7850. College room only: $4460.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 4% of eligible men and 9% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: sporting events, Scholars' Day. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 2,953 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Memorial Library with 82,257 books, an OPAC, and a Web page. 832 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.

■ STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND FORESTRY J-16

1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, NY 13210-2779
Tel: (315)470-6500
Free: 800-777-7373
Admissions: (315)470-6600
Fax: (315)470-6933
E-mail: [email protected]r.edu
Web Site: http://www.esf.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1911. Setting: 12-acre urban campus. Endowment: $8.5 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $11.5 million. Total enrollment: 1,934. Faculty: 145 (128 full-time, 17 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 921 applied, 66% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 49% from top quarter, 90% from top half. 1 class president, 2 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,348 students, 37% women, 63% men. Part-time: 44 students, 36% women, 64% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 8 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 12% 25 or older, 40% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: natural resources/environmental science; biological/life sciences; engineering. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Syracuse University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.3 high school GPA, supplemental application, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/2 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,610 full-time, $442 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $682 full-time, $32.85 per credit hour part-time, $19.10 per year part-time. College room and board: $10,180. College room only: $5090.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 300 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 33% of eligible men and 33% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Bob Marshall/Outing Club, Forestry Club, Student Environmental Action Coalition. Major annual events: Earth Day, Family and Friends Fall Barbecue, Awards Banquet. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. F. Franklin Moon Library plus 1 other with 137,367 books, 204,150 microform titles, 2,000 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $986,625. 150 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.

Community Environment:

See Syracuse University.

■ STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & FORESTRY, RANGER SCHOOL E-20

PO Box 48, 257 Ranger School Rd.
Wanakena, NY 13695
Tel: (315)848-2566
Free: 800-777-7373
Admissions: (315)470-6600
Fax: (315)470-6933
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.esf.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1912. Setting: 2,800-acre rural campus. Endowment: $524,891. Total enrollment: 43. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 72 applied, 76% were admitted. Full-time: 43 students, 12% women, 88% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 6% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 0% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 20% 25 or older, 100% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, distance learning.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: minimum 2.00 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.50 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,610 full-time, $442 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $527. College room and board: $8400. College room only: $2450.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual events: Winter Weekend, Open House. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Option: coed housing available. Ranger School Library with 5,000 books, 60 serials, and an OPAC. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. from student residence rooms and from off campus

■ STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE AT GENESEO K-10

1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454-1401
Tel: (585)245-5211; (866)245-5211
Admissions: (585)245-5571
Fax: (585)245-5005
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.geneseo.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1871. Setting: 220-acre small town campus with easy access to Rochester. Endowment: $6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $766,939. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5202 per student. Total enrollment: 5,484. Faculty: 330 (242 full-time, 88 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 10,448 applied, 41% were admitted. 51% from top 10% of their high school class, 89% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 32 valedictorians. Full-time: 5,174 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 132 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 34 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 2% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 4% 25 or older, 55% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 92% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Rochester Area Colleges. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: recommendations, interview. Required for some: minimum X high school GPA. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: continuous until 3/15, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,610 full-time, $442 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1170 full-time, $48.55 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $7390.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 164 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 10% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Parents' Weekend, Spring Weekend. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 3,026 college housing spaces available; 2,848 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Milne Library plus 1 other with 576,700 books, 764,317 microform titles, 1,758 serials, 15,248 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.6 million. 900 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE AT OLD WESTBURY E-43

PO Box 210
Old Westbury, NY 11568-0210
Tel: (516)876-3000
Admissions: (516)876-3073
Fax: (516)876-3307
Web Site: http://www.oldwestbury.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 605-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 3,398. Faculty: 253 (129 full-time, 124 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 3,267 applied, 59% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 60% from top half. Full-time: 2,717 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 656 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 27 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 28% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 34% 25 or older, 25% live on campus, 16% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at other units of the State University of New York System, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, New York Institute of Technology. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Required for some: 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/1 for early decision plan 1. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision plan 1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,610 full-time, $442 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $722 full-time. College room and board: $8083. College room only: $5793.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 55 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Alianza Latina, Caribbean Student Association, Asian Club, Finance/Accounting Society. Major annual events: Welcome Back Old Westbury Day, Multicultural Festival, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 850 college housing spaces available; 837 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. SUNY College at Old Westbury Library plus 1 other with 196,000 books, 21,695 microform titles, 803 serials, 2,057 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 342 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.

■ STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE AT ONEONTA M-20

Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY 13820-4015
Tel: (607)436-3500
Free: 800-SUNY-123
Admissions: (607)436-2524
Fax: (607)436-3074
Web Site: http://www.oneonta.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1889. Setting: 250-acre small town campus. Endowment: $25.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4185 per student. Total enrollment: 5,860. Faculty: 467 (252 full-time, 215 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 10,900 applied, 45% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 48% from top quarter, 94% from top half. 8 valedictorians. Full-time: 5,488 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 161 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 17 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 6% 25 or older, 57% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; visual and performing arts; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Hartwick College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 11/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,610 full-time, $442 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1017 full-time, $34.35 per semester hour part-time. College room and board: $7538. College room only: $4378.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 2% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Center for Social Responsibility and Community, Mask and Hammer, Terpsichorean, student government, WONY radio station. Major annual events: Homecoming and Family Weekend, Exploration Series, Spring Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 3,219 college housing spaces available; 3,212 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Milne Library with 552,389 books, 1.2 million microform titles, 18,506 serials, 30,320 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.8 million. 700 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE AT POTSDAM C-20

44 Pierrepont Ave.
Potsdam, NY 13676
Tel: (315)267-2000; 877-POTSDAM
Admissions: (315)267-2180
Fax: (315)267-2163
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.potsdam.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1816. Setting: 240-acre small town campus. Endowment: $13.6 million. Total enrollment: 4,329. Faculty: 366 (256 full-time, 110 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 3,423 applied, 73% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 36% from top quarter, 76% from top half. 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 3,465 students,