Welcome to the School of Arts and Sciences of The College of New Rochelle, New York State’s first Catholic liberal arts college for women. We are a small learning community with a tranquil campus nestled in a residential area just outside of New York City - just 30 minutes from Grand Central Station in midtown Manhattan. Our strong academic program and unique location combine to offer distinct advantages to our students, and we pride ourselves on the educational experience we provide.
Since its founding by the Ursuline Order in 1904, The College of New Rochelle has maintained as a hallmark its reputation for quality. Students in the School of Arts & Sciences experience that quality in important ways — in a distinctive curriculum that combines the liberal arts with professional preparation, in a nationally recognized faculty of dedicated teachers and gifted scholars, and in an academic community that values and fosters excellence, integrity, service and tolerance.
Our students are a diverse group of young women from the United States and other countries who bring with them special talents, interests and aspirations. They are classmates, project partners, roommates and friends. Whether preparing for a career in broadcasting, teaching, business, the arts, the health professions or human services, they share a common educational experience — classes are small and student-centered, courses are designed to meet the challenge of 21st century global citizenship, and programs offer ample opportunity for internships in places like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the United Nations.
At The College of New Rochelle, women are provided the opportunities and tools to advance to leadership in society. Our commitment to women benefits men and women by permitting both to transform and transcend traditional societal roles. We integrate the liberal arts with solid career preparation, and from our Ursuline heritage we invoke and discuss our values unself-consciously and unapologetically. This is a privileged place where intellect and compassion journey together.
Summary facts about College of New Rochelle
The College of New Rochelle is an independent, private Catholic liberal arts college founded in 1904 by the Order of Saint Ursula. It consists of four schools: the all-women School of Arts and Sciences and three co-ed schools: School of Nursing, School of New Resources (for adult learners) and Graduate School.
Our beautiful 20-acre suburban campus in New Rochelle is located just 30 minutes from midtown Manhattan. Our proximity to New York City allows students and faculty to use the city as an extension of the classroom.
The School of Arts and Sciences has 47 full-time faculty members with 94 percent of them holding a doctoral degree or the highest degree in their field. Our student-faculty ratio is 10-1, and the average class size is 16 students.
The College offers a number of special programs that enhance the educational experience including: The Honors Program, Study Abroad, Internships, Cooperative Education, and Independent Study.
Nearly 500 young women from 17 states and 10 foreign countries are currently enrolled at CNR in the School of Arts and Sciences, and over 60 percent live on campus.
For almost 100 years, The College of New Rochelle has provided its students with a richly diverse and intellectually stimulating experience. Today, as a medium-size, multi-campus independent institution serving more than 7,000 students in four academic units, the College continues to provide an educational experience through which the unique potential of each student can be realized.
Our campus consists of 20 major buildings including: Leland Castle, a national historic site; Mooney Center with innovative computer and photography labs and television production studio; newly-renovated Mother Irene Gill Library; Student Campus Center; Rogick Life Science Center and Science Hall with more than a dozen laboratories; and four residence halls. Construction of state-of the-art Wellness Center will begin in 2005.
We are accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104), the Council on Social Work Education (1725 Duke Street, suite 500, Alexandria, VA 22314). The education programs are accredited by the Regents Accreditation of Teacher Education (89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234).
CNR students enjoy a vibrant campus with over 20 student clubs and organizations and six NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports. Campus Ministry provides abundant opportunities for community service as well as coordinating Catholic and interfaith worship services, and programs.
We offer over 25 areas of study, including Professional and Pre-Professional Programs, conferring Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science degrees. All of our academic programs are grounded in the liberal arts.
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Location: New Rochelle