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Albertus Magnus College
700 Prospect Street
New Haven CT 06511
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||Albertus Magnus College
New Haven, Connecticut
Founded in 1925 by the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, Albertus Magnus College educates men and women to become leaders in all walks of life with over 50 Bachelors programs and eight Masters programs. The College is committed to providing a liberal arts education rooted in the Dominican tradition of scholarship. Albertus Magnus College provides discerning students a remarkable opportunity for intellectual, social and spiritual development. In a park-like campus setting, students benefit from an exceptional faculty, with over ninety percent of the 75 full and part-time faculty holding a Ph.D. or equivalent. Students benefit from our small class sizes with a student to professor ratio of 13:1.
The traditional undergraduate program has a student body of approximately 550 students, who live and learn on the beautiful 50-acre campus in the Prospect Hill neighborhood of New Haven. These students come from various parts of the United States, largely the New England area. About 60 percent of the students live on campus in student dormitories that include four renovated mansions from the early 1900s.
Location and Community
New Haven is a multicultural city with a population of more than 130,000 people. The city hosts approximately 20,000 students attending the five colleges and universities in the greater New Haven area. This concentration of students creates exciting choices for social, recreational, and cultural activities for Albertus students. The city has some of the finest theatres in the country, including the Long Wharf and Shubert theatres. There are many fantastic art collections, museums, and movie theatres. Large shopping facilities, excellent restaurants, and several recreational areas are only a short distance from the Albertus Magnus College campus. New Haven is also a transportation hub, with bus, rail and airline connections to New York City, Boston and Providence, and international airports.
Albertus Magnus College is committed to providing a liberal arts education that promotes the pursuit of truth in all its dimensions. The College recognizes the importance of cultivating core competencies and knowledge if students are to meet the challenges and opportunities that they will encounter in their communities and workplaces. Students build a thinking framework that will support them throughout their lives as they realize their goals. Students also improve their capabilities in critical and creative thinking, learn to grasp the methods of scientific, quantitative, mathematical, and philosophical reasoning and appreciate and assess perspectives different from their own.
The B.A. and B.S. degrees require 120 credits for graduation, while the B.F.A. requires 127 credits. Students may relate academic study to work experience through a system of academically credited internships. Through the College's system of internships for juniors and seniors, Albertus students have become increasingly involved in the New Haven community and have gained valuable, practical, and professional training. Often, our internships lead to permanent positions with local companies and corporations. The College's Office of Career Services prepare graduating students for career direction and job placement. The Teaching and Learning Center for Excellence provide personal instruction to students who may benefit from additional help with their schoolwork. The centers also provide services to those students with learning disabilities. Students who show strong academic potential may pursue a course of study through the College's Honors or Aquinas Programs.
Faculty members at Albertus come from leading universities of the United States and abroad and are one of the College's greatest assets. Ninety percent of the 75 full- and part-time faculty members hold a Ph.D. or the equivalent. Their primary concern is teaching, although the work of many faculty members has been published. Students find faculty members accessible for academic or personal counseling and for campus sports and activities.
The Albertus Magnus College traditional undergraduate program confers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Fine Arts. The areas of study include Art Management, Art Therapy, Biology, Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Communications with sequences in Promotional Communications, Visual Communications, Sports Communications and Performance Communications, Computer Information Systems, Education, English, Foreign Language, General Studies, Global Studies, History, Humanities, Human Services, Management with concentrations in Business Management, International Business Management, Marketing Management, and Sport Management, Mathematics, Philosophy and Religion, Political Science Pre-Professional Programs include Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine , and Teacher Preparation, Psychology with concentrations in Art Therapy, Child Development, Counseling and Mental Health, General Psychology, Industrial/Organizational, Social Science, Sociology with concentrations in Criminal Justice, Social Gerontology, Social Work and Social Welfare, and Urban Studies, Visual and Performing Arts.
Albertus Magnus College also offers the following graduate programs: Master of Arts in Art Therapy (M.A.), Master of Arts in Leadership (M.A.), Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (M.A.), Master of Fine Arts in Writing (M.F.A.), Master of Human Services (M.S.), Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.), Master of Science in Management and Organizational Leadership (M.S.M), and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and a post graduate certificate in Addiction Counseling.
Facilities and Resources
Rosary Hall, the College's first building, now houses the library and academic resources for students. The Center for Science, Art and Technology provides the most modern scientific equipment available for students majoring in Biological and Physical Sciences, along with a state-of-the-art broadcasting technology for students who have an interest in Communications or Video Production. Aquinas Hall houses several academic computer labs, which are equipped with personal computers, digital scanners, laser printers, and full Internet access. Every classroom in Aquinas Hall is laptop compatible, and the entire campus is engineered for wireless use.
The Campus Center is a hub of student activities, such as comedy shows, live music, contests, and other unique functions. There are a variety of on-campus organizations, including the Student Government Association, the Dance Team, the Students United For a Better World Club, the English Club, the Animation &Art Club, the Business Club, and the Spanish Club. There are also numerous creative writing opportunuties, such as Breakwater: Albertus’ very own literary magazine. Albertus has recently added a new café in the Bree Commons, as well as inside Rosary Hall, allowing more opportunities for students to meet, study, and socialize.
Students may also share in the excitement of live music and drama through the College's professionally managed ACT 2 Theatre, providing a number of artistic, academic, and recreational possibilities. In addition, students are encouraged to become part of the New Haven community through extracurricular and volunteer activities. The Campus Ministry provides opportunities to volunteer and participate in community service programs.
Through the Student Government Association (SGA), elected Albertus students have the primary responsibility of selecting and shaping a bulk of the Albertus Magnus social life. All full-time matriculated students may run to be elected into SGA; through SGA’s committees and officers, those chosen help manage student social affairs.
Through the Office of Residential Life, full-time Albertus residents may apply to be hired as a Residential Assistant (RA) ; through this program, RAs help shape and govern a student’s life while living on campus; for example, it is an RAs duty to enforce the rules of the Albertus Residence Halls, while also creating a sense of community among residents.
Sports / Varsity Athletics
The Cosgrove, Marcus, Messer Athletic Center houses a 25-yard pool, a Jacuzzi, three racquetball courts, a weight and cardio room, a dance studio, and a gymnasium. In addition to this facility, there is a new field turf athletic field, outdoor track, and several tennis courts. Albertus fields intercollegiate athletic teams in baseball, basketball, cross-country, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse and tennis for men and basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, lacrosse, tennis, and volleyball for women. Albertus's teams compete in NCAA Division III/Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).
Tuition, fees for two semesters, including room and board, is $42,360. The cost for two semesters tuition alone is $27,888. Expenses for books, travel, and personal supplies vary.
Albertus Magnus College offers a variety of merit-based scholarships to students who have achieved high academic standing in high school or in their two-year college programs. In addition to scholarships based solely on academics, the College offers scholarships for students who attend Catholic high schools, students who live in the New Haven area, and students who have shown a commitment to community service. Interested students should contact the Office of Admission for specific information regarding these and other scholarship opportunities. Scholarships are awarded to eligible students who apply and are accepted to the College prior to February 28.
Approximately 85 percent of the College's students receive financial aid in some form. The College requires that students file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for Academic Grants, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, and Federal Work-Study awards. The College awards financial aid on a rolling basis; however, students who are accepted and submit their FAFSA forms by February 28 are given priority.
Admission Requirements / Application
Albertus Magnus College welcomes applications from students of all ages, nationalities, and ethnic, cultural, racial, and religious groups. Applicants may be admitted as freshmen or as transfer, provisional, or special students.
In evaluating freshman candidates, the Office of Admission considers a student's application, counselor recommendation, high school transcript, essay, extracurricular activities, and scores on the SAT or ACT. Emphasis is placed on the student's record of performance rather than on the results of standardized tests. Sixteen high school units in academic subjects are required for entrance.
Transfer students are also welcome at Albertus. They must submit high school records, SAT or ACT scores, and college records for evaluation, in addition to the application and the recommendation. Interviews are recommended for freshman and transfer applicants.
The College accepts students for entrance on a rolling admission basis. Students may also apply online at http://www.albertus.edu/applynow. As soon as all of a candidate's admission materials have been received, his or her application is considered and notification is made as soon as a decision has been reached.
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