College of New Rochelle, The

Campus Description

Founded in 1904 as the first Catholic college for women in New York State, today The College of New Rochelle is comprised of four schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, offering a Baccalaureate Program in the liberal arts and professionally-oriented fields, the School of Nursing, offering Baccalaureate and Master's Programs in nursing, the School of New Resources, offering a Baccalaureate Program especially designed for adults, and the Graduate School, offering Master's Programs in art, communication arts, education and human services.

The Main Campus of The College of New Rochelle is located on 20 beautiful acres in southeastern Westchester County, 16 miles from midtown Manhattan and less than a mile away from the Long Island Sound.  The tree-lined suburban campus consists of more than 20 buildings, most reflecting the Gothic style of Leland Castle, built in the 1850s, a national historic site and the first home of the college. The Main Campus is also home to the Mother Irene Gill Memorial Library; the Mooney Center, home to computer classrooms and labs, a TV studio and editing room, Romita Auditorium, art studios, and galleries; and the Wellness Center, which houses a gymnasium, running track, fitness and weights room, and a six-lane NCAA competition size swimming pool.

Classes for all four schools are held at the Main Campus. The School of New Resources also maintains five New York City campuses.

Beginning Fall 2016, the School of Arts and Sciences is coed as are the School of Nursing, School of New Resources and the Graduate School.

Office of Admission, 29 Castle Pl., New Rochelle, NY 10805

Toll-free 1.800.933.5923 or 914.654.5452

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Degrees Offered

B, M (several accelerated bachelor's to master’s, RN and second degree bachelor’s to master’s), Post-Master's Certificate


The College of New Rochelle fields competitive NCAA Division III teams in basketball, cross-country, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. A variety of Club Sports and Intramural Sports are avilable at the state-of-the-art Wellness Center which opened in 2008. Member of the ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference and HVIAC (Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic conference).

Clubs and Activities

Active Minds, Anime Club, Annales (Yearbook), Art Club, The Acappellistas (all female a cappella ensemble), Black Ice (Step Team), Black Student Union, Blue Angel Cheerleaders, Chapel Choir, Class Executive Boards, CNR Drama, CNR Model United Nations, College Senate, Community Service Projects, Council for Exceptional Children, Family Weekend, Femmes d'Esprit (Honors Program Newsletter), Fly Angels (Dance Team), Gospel Choir, Junior Ring Ceremony, Phoenix (Literary Magazine), Science and Math Society, The Social Work Club, SPECTRUM, Spirit Competition, Strawberry Festival, Student Government Association (various activities), Student Nurses Association, Tatler (Student Newspaper), Women in Lasting Defense of the Environment (WILDE).

Featured Programs

Plunge Service Trips which takes place during Spring break. Students complete a week of service with people in need. Past locations include Haiti, Missouri, Ecuador and New Orleans.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 932 (Full-time: 54 men, 595 women; Part-time: 22 men, 261 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 605 (Full-time: 8 men, 96 women; Part-time: 78 men, 423 women) (includes co-sponsored students and graduate nursing students)
SAT verbal range: 450 – 520
SAT math range: 420 – 500
ACT range: 20 – 23
SAT/ACT Special Note: SAT/ACT scores are required for the traditional students in the School of Arts & Sciences and School of Nursing only. 98% of these traditional students submitted SAT scores, 2% ACT scores.
80% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
20% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American39.6%47.5%
% Asian6.0%3.1%
% Hispanic / Latino23.7%14.8%
% White, Non-Hispanic17.9%20.8%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native0.3%1.0%
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0.5%0.3%
% International / Nonresident Alien1.1%0.7%
% Two or more races1.1%0.2%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity9.7%11.7%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$33,600 per year, or $1,082 per credit for part-time School of Arts and Sciences and School of Nursing Traditional Program, $724 per credit for part-time non-traditional (adult) programs School of Nursing. For additional information regarding tuition and fees for specific programs: and
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
$12,700 double room; $13,900 single room
Graduate Tuition & Fees:

$894 per credit; for additional information regarding tuition and fees for specific programs: and

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- rolling; spring- rolling
Transfer Applications:
For School of Arts and Sciences- July 1 for fall to ensure space availability in classes. For School of Nursing- May 1 for fall.

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):

Application Requirements

Freshmen: HS diploma or equivalent; 17 academic units; SAT or ACT.
Transfers: If fewer than 24 credits earned at time of application, HS transcripts and SAT or ACT scores must also be submitted.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid: