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College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle (abbreviated CNR) is a four-year, undergraduate institution that is owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Church. Its primary campus is located in the city of New Rochelle, New York, but the colleges has branch campuses at five other locations.

The college was founded by the Order of the Ursulines (Catholic religious institutes) in 1904 as the the College of Saint Angela, an institution exclusively for women. The College of St. Angela was unique, in that during this period of time women were typically not allowed to attend higher education institutions. In 1910, the name was changed to the College of New Rochelle. Even though co-educational colleges and universities are the norm today, New Rochelle still goes out of its way to help underprivileged women obtain a college education. Currently, three of the college’s four academic schools are coeducational; one is still exclusively for women.

The college’s four academic colleges include the School of Nursing, Graduate School, School of New Resources (offers adult education programs), and School of Arts & Sciences (the college’s school for women). Not surprisingly, the School of Arts & Sciences, the college’s only all women school, was the first to be established; hence, it is the oldest of CNR’s academic schools. This school offers courses in various disciplines and academic fields, including communication, business, pre-medicine, liberal arts and pre-law, among others.

CNR is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The college’s School of Nursing has special accreditation status through the National League for Nursing. The college is fully accredited to award Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.). At the graduate level the college grants Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Arts and Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)

CNR has a total annual enrollment of roughly 6,800 undergraduate students (spread across its 6 campuses) and an academic staff of about 720 (120 full-time and 640 adjunct faculty). The student-to-faculty ratio at CNR is 10 to 1 and nine out of ten faculty have a doctoral degree in their chosen field of expertise.

General Information

Admission Office
29 Castle Place
New Rochelle, NY 10805-2339
(914) 654-5452
(800) 933-5923
Fax: (914) 654-5464
admission@cnr.edu
Contact: Stephanie Decker
Director of Admissions
Main Address
29 Castle Place
New Rochelle, NY 10805-2339
(914) 632-5300
www.cnr.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 884
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 139
Degree-seeking undergrads: 874
Graduate enrollment: 996

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $20
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 43%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 72%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Fine/Studio Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Business – General B

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature
Classics B
French B
Latin B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Art Therapy B
Nursing (RN) B

History
History – General B

Law & Legal Studies
Prelaw B

Mathematics
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological/Physical Sciences B
Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Social Work B

Social Sciences
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
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