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The College of New Rochelle
Founded in 1904 as the first Catholic college for women in New York State,...

The College of New Rochelle

New Rochelle, New York

Situated in a suburban community just minutes from New York City, The College of New Rochelle provides the best of both worlds: the intellectual, professional, and cultural stimulation of the remarkable city and the quiet retreat of its beautiful and safe park-like campus. The campus community is small enough for students and faculty to know each other on a first-name basis, allowing them to meet informally for discussion, study, and friendly interaction.


The college’s proximity to New York City offers students easy access to a bustling cultural center and countless internship and mentorship opportunities with recognized leaders in every field.


It truly is an exciting and invigorating combination.

Student Profile

Fall 2014 Enrollment
3,082 undergraduate students
87% of undergrad students are full time
11% male — 89% female
4% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2014-2015 Academic Year
97 full-time faculty
341 part-time faculty
15 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

200 students live on the main campus in three residence halls.

Retention Fall 2014

53% of students began in Fall 2013 and returned in Fall 2014 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 Year Graduation Rate 2014

29% of students graduated in 6 years


Nonresident aliens 0%
Hispanic/Latino 13%
Black or African American 46%
White 6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 32%


NCAA Division III. Six sports for women: Basketball, Cross Country, Softball, Tennis, Swimming, and Volleyball. Four sports for men: Basketball, Swimming, Soccer (club), Volleyball (club)

Academic Programs

Art Education (K-12), Art History, Studio Art, Art Therapy, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication Arts, Economics, Education (K-12), English, Environmental Studies, Forensic Studies, French, History, Informatics, Interdisciplinary Studies, International Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Legal Studies, Liberal Arts Core Program, Mathematics, Modern and Classical Languages, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Pre-Health Professions, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish and Sports Marketing.

More Distinctions

  • President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll -- Fifth Consecutive Year

  • The Wellness Center is a Silver LEED certified building which has won numerous awards.

  • Chartered by the Regents of the State of New York

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

  • Baccalaureate Social Work Program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

  • Education Programs accredited by the Regents Accreditation of Teacher Education

Honors Program

The Honors Program provides an enhanced learning experience and community for the most academically engaged students. The Honors Program places the very best students in small, faculty-led seminars that emphasize active learning. Honors students also participate in independent research projects. At CNR, exceptional students enjoy the freedom to direct their research and to take responsibility for their own education.

Community Service

Recently, the College of New Rochelle has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll on a yearly, consistent basis. Service includes “Midnight Runs,” in which students travel to New York City to help the homeless. Students also serve meals at a local soup kitchen, work with Habitat for Humanity, teach ESL, and volunteer with senior citizens. CNR students also take annual, week-long international and domestic service trips to serve those in need.

Study Abroad

The Study Abroad Program allows students the amazing opportunity to experience life abroad and completely immerse themselves in foreign cultures. The Russel and Deborah Taylor Foundation may fund up to half the cost for qualified students in study abroad programs. Such an honor helps to ensure that diverse groups of students may participate.

The School of Arts & Sciences

The School of Arts & Sciences traces its history back to the founding of The College of New Rochelle in 1904. At CNR, academic knowledge and degrees are just a part of what makes the college and its students successful. CNR educates exceptional young women and men of integrity and wisdom to become leaders in their fields.

The School of Nursing

CNR nurses are known for their capability, their caring-healing practice, and their advocacy for patients and the general nursing profession. The School of Nursing’s holistic approach to education defines nursing as a caring profession that emphasizes compassion, empathy, and altruism. CNR nurses commit to healing body, mind, and spirit.

Student Activities

Life at college consists of more than academics. New Rochelle is packed with a wide selection of clubs and NCAA DIII athletic teams as well as a surplus of service and spiritual activities.

Achieved Alumni

Today, CNR alumni are leaders in many fields, from broadcasting to finance, and from social work to the arts. CNR’s close network of advisors and mentors open many doors for its students and graduates.


Internships and clinical placements are an intrinsic part of a CNR education. Some recent placements include:

  • HBO
  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • The NYC Board of Education
  • The Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • The United Nations


Admissions Fall 2014

2,839 Total Applicants
1,094 Total Admissions
431 Total Freshmen Enrollment

38.53% of applicants admitted

Freshmen Profile Fall 2014

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 440 520
SAT Math 440 510
SAT Writing    
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT Math 17 24
ACT English 15 24
ACT Writing    


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Tuition $31,200
Fees $1,100
Total $32,300
Room and Board (on campus) $12,200
Estimated Total On Campus $44,500


Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015

99% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving any financial aid
43% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving student loan aid

$11,906 Average amount of federal state local or institutional grant aid received
$5,929 Average amount of student loan aid received by full-time first-time undergraduates

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