The College of Saint Rose

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School Overview

The College of Saint Rose is a non-profit, coeducational, liberal arts college that is owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Church. It was founded in 1920 and is located in the city of Albany, in the state of New York. It was established by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and belongs to the Hudson/Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities, a consortium of sixteen higher education institutions. Total annual enrollment at St. Rose is roughly 4,800 students (about 60% undergraduate and 40% post-graduate).

The College of St. Rose offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master’s and Juris Doctorate (JD) degrees. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in various fields of study, including business, biology, sciences, communication, languages, law, English, social sciences, and arts, among others. In all, the college offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates. All programs are offered through one of the college’s four academic schools: the School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Arts and Humanities, and the School of Mathematics and Sciences.

General Information

Admission Office

432 Western Avenue

Albany, NY 12203

(518) 454-5111

(800) 637-8556

Fax: (518) 454-2013

Contact: Mary Grondahl

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Planning and Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

432 Western Avenue

Albany, NY 12203

(518) 454-5111

Total undergrads: 3,051

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 576

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,051

Graduate enrollment: 2,051


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 66%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 81%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Cellular Biology/Histology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Public communications B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Trade/Industrial Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

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

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

The College of Saint Rose Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (518) 454-5111
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 432 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-1490
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,004
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 59%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 3,303 (82% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $33,386
Out-of-state Tuition: $33,386
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $25,099

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

The College of Saint Rose Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at The College of Saint Rose.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 384
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 421
Education 8812
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 132
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 22
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 122
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 3
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 214624

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at The College of Saint Rose and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $33,386
Out-of-state $33,386
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $15,268
Out-of-state $15,268

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 613 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 610 99% $25,099
Student loan aid 505 82% $7,781

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,428 98% $16,814
Federal student loans 1,811 73% $6,866

Admissions & Enrollment

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Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,566 2,076 4,490
Percent admitted 100% 84% 89%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 12% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

The College of Saint Rose Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,004
Undergraduate enrollment 2,433
Graduate enrollment 1,571

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

The College of Saint Rose Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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