|Morrisville State College
PO Box 901
Morrisville, New York 13408
(315) 684-6406 or
FAX: (315) 684-6427
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||Morrisville State College
Morrisville, New York 13408
Morrisville now offers a bachelor of technology degree in equine science. The program has three concentrations: equine science & management, breeding management, racing management. The program also offers its students the opportunity to study abroad through an exchange program with universities in Australia, Finland, and Canada.
At Morrisville, a residential college of agriculture and technology, students can choose from a wide range of two-year programs in agriculture, business, engineering technologies, health, hospitality, liberal arts, natural resources, and other technologies or can choose our new bachelor of technology degree in equine science. What sets Morrisville apart from many colleges is the amount of hands-on education students receive in each academic program; in participation with IBM. It is the first college to become a a wired campus, supplying students with laptop computers and high speed internet access.
Centrally located in New York state, Morrisville's student body is made up of 2, 758 students from 14 states and territories and 11 other countries. Forty-nine percent are women; 18 percent attend on a part-time basis; and 98 percent are New York state residents. Sixty percent live on campus and 19 percent of the students are 25 years of age or older. Fifty-three percent of our students transferred directly to a four-year college or university while forty-one percent found immediate employment.
Morrisville students can choose from more than 70 majors ranging from liberal arts to the technologies in one of the college's four schools: Business & Hospitality, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Liberal Arts, or Mathematics, Science, Health & Engineering Technologies. Graduates can transfer as juniors within SUNY or private institutions or pursue career goals upon graduation.
The college operates on a semester basis. More than 600 courses were offered in 2003-2004; average class size is 35 in required courses. Academic remediation is available for entering students. English as a second language courses are offered during the academic year and the summer. Services for learning disabled students are provided through the College Skills Center. Army ROTC is offered in conjunction with Syracuse University.
There are many seamless transfer options in a number of programs where students are guaranteed admission to universities such as Cornell University, Syracuse University, and Rochester Institute of Technology.
The college offers a bachelor of technology degree in equine science. More bachelors degrees are expected to be added in the near future.
There is something for everyone at Morrisville. The Student Government Organization funds many clubs including African, Asian, and Latino ethnic groups, Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Architecture, Chimes newspaper, Conservation, Dairy, Debate Team, Engineering Science Society, Horticulture, International Food Service Executives Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Ski Association, Automotive Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Nursing Association, Travel Association, WCVM radio station, and Wood Technology. The Multicultural Affairs Offiice promotes campus-wide Institutional Diversity.
Sixty percent of Morrisville's students live in one of the college's nine residence halls which are equipped with cable TV and phone service in each room. Each building has computers with Internet access and computerized security systems.
Facilities and Resources
A computer-automated library housing nearly 100,000 books and 500 periodicals, several fully equipped computer centers, 10 laboratory/classroom buildings and nine residence halls all add to the quality education and life our students experience. Unique laboratories include an aquaculture center with tanks, raceways, ponds and a hatchery; an automotive performance center where students repair and service late-model cars and work with the Big 3 automakers; a modern dairy complex; an 80-acre equine center complete with paddocks, stables, the only indoor riding arena in SUNY, and the only half-mile harness racing track on a college campus in the nation; a horticulture center with three greenhouses and a floral shop; and indoor wood products/construction laboratories.
Other facilities include an on-campus computerized travel agency, engineering technology labs, science labs, micro-computer labs and journalism labs. A new ice hockey arena and football field are near the recreation center field house which houses an indoor track, basketball courts and tennis courts. There is a College Skills Center where students are assisted by a nationally recognized tutoring program when they are having difficulty in coursework.
Athletics/Sports / Coaches Directory
The Morrisville State Mustangs offer its students a chance to participate in one of 24 intercollegiate sports. The college is accredited by the National Junior College Athletic Association. The college offers the following sports for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, equestrian, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, swimming & diving, track, and wrestling. For women the college offers the following: basketball, cross country, equestrian, field hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track and volleyball.
In addition to the intercollegiate sports, there are a number of intramural sports offered including: softball, volleyball, basketball, tennis, water polo, and riflery.
Financial Aid / Scholarships
The financial aid program includes part-time employment, loans, grants, and scholarships. The concept of aid based on need assumes parents have an obligation to finance college education for their sons and daughters to the extent that they are able. The college determines the family's capacity to contribute to college costs through standardized application forms and procedures. It is not possible to predict eligibility in advance of application.
More than 90 percent of the student body receives aid; scholarships and on-campus jobs available; assistance through many state and federal programs such as Pell and TAP grants, student loans and the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). A monthly payment plan also is available. In addition, there is $300,000 given in scholarships and awards. This is one of the largest scholarship programs in the 64 college SUNY system.
Ask your high school guidance office for a Morrisville application form or contact our Admissions Office at 800-258-0111 or 315-684-6046. Surf the net and reach us on the information super-highway at www.morrisville.edu or e-mail us at ADMITMOR@MORRISVILLE.EDU. We'll be happy to send you any materials you might need, including our SUNY Morrisville college catalog. Students are accepted on a rolling admissions basis beginning November 1.
International students must request an application directly from the admissions office and a score of 500 or more is required on the Test of English as a Foreign Language.
Although there are no deadlines, we do strongly advise that you apply early. Some programs of study fill quickly. We'll need your high school transcript or GED scores, plus supporting information, mailed with your application. SAT and ACT exams are recommended, but not required. Also if you have any letters of recommendation from guidance counselors, teachers or employers, please include them with your application materials and GED scores. Your application will be reviewed and considered based on course studies and grades that are acceptable toward the area of study you wish to pursue. Admission is based on your potential for success in the program to which you are applying.
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