Director of Admissions
Monroe College
Bronx Campus
2501 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, New York 10468
718-933-6700
800-55-MONROE

COSTS:
Tuition:
$11,984
Room and Board:
$6,400
Fees, books, misc.:
$700


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Monroe College
Bronx, New York

Overview
Monroe College is a private, four year college located in New York State. It offers a master’s degree program in business management and undergraduate programs in accounting, business management, business technologies, computer information systems, criminal justice, culinary arts, health services administration, hospitality management, medical administration, and medical assisting. Monroe College is committed to providing a high-quality education and individualized attention to serious-minded students. Students have the opportunity to gain academic and professional competency through comprehensive curricula and are also offered a support system that provides services that are essential for academic and professional success. Monroe, which has campuses in both the Bronx and New Rochelle, is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Monroe enrolls approximately 6,000 students at its two campuses and through distance learning. The diverse student population includes recent high school graduates as well as more mature students who are returning to the educational forum. This diverse student population is made up of students from New York and abroad. About 30 percent of the New Rochelle campus is composed of international students. Many New Rochelle students are commuters, but a variety of housing facilities are available at this campus, including new modern dormitories.

Location and Community
Monroe is part of the New York City metro areas, with an urban campus in the Fordham section of the Bronx, which is easily accessible by car or public transportation. It is located in the vicinity of Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, and the New York Botanical Garden. A short train ride away is Manhattan, famous for Central Park, Broadway, Wall Street and the Financial District, many museums, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Staten Island Ferry, and South Street Seaport.

The suburban New Rochelle campus is located in the heart of the Sound Shore Corridor in bustling Westchester County. The campus offers convenient and spacious housing located in downtown New Rochelle and also serves commuter students. Within a short distance is the Long Island Sound, with abundant opportunities for recreation and leisure-time activities. Students can make use of a multitude of cultural facilities in New Rochelle and the surrounding communities, or they can be in New York City in just a few minutes.

Academic Life
Monroe College’s programs immerse students into each academic major as well as emphasize the study of the liberal arts. Students entering a bachelor’s degree program are required to complete 120 credits. Students may apply for direct admission to the bachelor degree and forgo earning an associate degree. Monroe operates on a three-semester calendar. The fifteen-week semesters begin in early September, early January, and late April.

This calendar offers students the ability to earn their degree in less time than a traditional two-semester schedule. In addition, there are distance learning opportunities through Internet courses.

Advanced placement is available for CLEP, transfer credit, prior learning experience (life experience evaluation), and proficiency examinations. Students can receive advanced-standing placement for up to 50 percent of the required credits for their chosen degree program.

Monroe has more than 250 full-time faculty members and adjunct faculty members who are experts in their fields as well as excellent teachers. They work closely with their students, both inside and outside the classroom, to help them make the most of their talents, interests, and dreams. The undergraduate student-faculty ratio is 15:1.

Internship and co-op programs are conducted by the College in cooperation with businesses, industries, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. They integrate on-campus study with off-campus work-study experience. The programs complement and reinforce the professional curriculum studied in the class, providing a broader comprehension of the context in which the student will be employed.

Majors Offered:
Monroe College confers the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in accounting, business management, computer information systems, general business, health services administration, hospitality management and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in criminal justice.

Facilities and Resources
Both campuses have complete libraries with Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) access to other metropolitan New York and Westchester libraries. The Learning Resource Centers, which are available to all students from early in the morning to late at night, are equipped with state-of-the-art computers and academic enrichment computer programs and videos. Staff tutors are available on a daily basis to reinforce classroom lectures in all subjects. In addition, Monroe has more computers per student than any other college of its size in the area.

Monroe College culinary arts classes are taught in the new Culinary Arts Center on the New Rochelle campus, perhaps the most state-of-the-art culinary instructional facility in Metropolitan New York. In addition to four new kitchen/labs, the center’s design includes large windows and custom-designed electrical lighting.

Student Services provides close educational advisement as well as health clinics and primary-level psychological counseling. Students are also urged to take advantage of the Lifetime Career Resource Center. This program evaluates the academic performance and personal attributes of the student in order to identify skills and career goals so they may obtain a position in their field of study upon graduation. Career Services also assists students in obtaining part-time employment during their college careers in a COOP program. Workshops are provided on self-assessment, resume preparation, interview skills, and job search strategies.

Campus Life
Social activities are centered around the Student Activities Committee (SAC) and the athletic program. Monroe’s activities provide an opportunity for the development of the whole student within the college experience. There are a variety of clubs and activities for students, such as intramural sports, student publications, drama club, cheerleading, and cultural organizations. In addition, each academic major offers students an opportunity to participate in a professional organization.

Sports / Varsity Athletics
While Monroe College student/athletes reap the traditional benefits of physical activity both in and out of the classroom and on and off the fields of play, Mustang teams work toward excellence.Monroe fields intercollegiate baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball teams.

Expenses
Tuition for the academic year is $11,984 per year, and individual courses cost $1248 plus an administrative fee of $175 for up to 6 credits and $350 for more than 6 credits. Students choosing to reside in campus housing pay $5400 per year (double room), with a nonrefundable $150 application fee. Books cost approximately $300 per semester.

Financial Aid / Scholarships
Financial assistance is determined by the need of the student along with the availability of funds from federal, state, and institutional sources. More than 90 percent of the students receive some type of financial aid. The College takes into account the objective facts and the financial circumstances of the student and family, recognizing the differences of each family situation. Available assistance includes Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Stafford Student Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized), Federal PLUS loans, and the Federal Work-Study Program. For those students who have been New York State residents for one year or more, TAP may also be available. In addition, the College offers institutional aid (grant-in-aid), scholarships, loans, and employment to students, as well as funding for the purchase of some special equipment and services for disabled students.

Admission Requirements / Application
Monroe College seeks serious individuals who demonstrate that they have the interest, ability, and potential to successfully complete appropriate requirements for the course of study selected. Graduation from an accredited high school, or the equivalent, and a personal interview are the basic requirements for admission to Monroe College. Submission of SAT scores is required if a student wants to be considered for a scholarship.

Submission of the following credentials is required: a completed application, a transcript of all prior formal education, and an essay on a topic provided to all applicants.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students are informed of the decision by the Admission Committee within two weeks of submission of all required documentation.

Students interested in applying to the College should contact:

Evan Jerome
Director of Admissions
Monroe College—Bronx Campus
2501 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, New York 10468
718-933-6700
800-55-MONROE (toll-free)

http://www.monroecollege.edu
 

Gersom Lopez
Director of Admissions
Monroe College—New Rochelle Campus
434 Main Street
New Rochelle, New York 10801
Telephone: 914-632-5400
800-55-MONROE (toll-free)
E-mail: glopez@monroecollege.edu
 
Monroe College—Bronx Campus
Alexis Safonoff
Assistant Director of Bachelor’s Degree Admissions
2468 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, New York 10468
718-933-6700
E-mail: asafonoff@monroecollege.edu
http://www.monroecollege.edu

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