The College of New Rochelle

About The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle is a private, 4-year school. The undergraduate school solely enrolls women, and is a member of the Ursuline Catholic tradition in education, morals and social justice. Its main campus is located in New Rochelle, New York, but the school also operates five other locations. The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.


The college was founded by the Order of St. Ursula, a Catholic Order, in 1904. It operates four schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of New Resources, the School of Nursing and the Graduate School. Through these schools, the college offers nearly 30 undergraduate degree programs, 24 graduate degree programs and 12 graduate certificate programs. It also offers five nursing degree programs, including two master's degree programs.

The school operates one library, the Gill Library, which houses 150,000 volumes. In the fall of 2011, the college employed 640 adjunct and 118 full-time faculty members, 86% of which have earned the highest degree available in their field. At that same time, the school's student-to-faculty ratio was 11:1.

Students can study abroad during their studies. Options for overseas locations include Spain, France and Italy.


Undergraduate and graduate admission applications are submitted online. Undergraduate applicants can submit a school-specific or a common application. Undergraduate applications are due November 1 of the preceding year in which enrollment is sought; the school issues rolling admission notifications beginning after November 1. In the fall of 2011, the school received about 1,500 applications and admitted 78% of applicants.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Undergraduate tuition rates differ for each school. For the 2012-2013 school year, undergraduate tuition in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Nursing was $29,330 for the year, while the credit hour rate at the School of New Resources was $355. Graduate school tuition was $874 per credit hour for the 2012-2013 school year; graduate tuition $874 per credit hour in the School of Nursing, specifically.

The school offers monthly payment plans to undergraduate students; it also allows graduate students to make three payments each semester. It offers merit-based scholarships to undergraduate students. Grants and work study opportunities are also available.

School Type 4-year, private**
Degrees Offered Bachelor's and master's degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates*
Religious Affiliation Catholic*
Academic Calendar Semesters*
School Setting Suburban**
Student Body Nearly 4,500 undergraduate students and 3,500 graduate students**
Student Housing 4 on-campus residence halls offered*
Schools and Programs 4 schools, about 30 undergraduate degree programs, 24 graduate degree programs and 12 post-baccalaureate certificates*
Student-Faculty Ratio 11:1*
Most Popular Fields of Study Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities (based on degrees awarded in spring 2011)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 29% (overall rate, fall 2011, for students who began studies in 2005)**
Admissions Rate 72% (undergraduate admissions, fall 2011)**
Entering Class Size Unknown*
First Year Retention Rates 60% of first year undergraduates (fall 2011)**
Average GPA/SCT Score of Admitted Students GPA: 3.0; SAT: 968 (fall 2011)*
Application Due Date November 1*
Decision Notification Date Rolling admissions begin after November 1, no later than December 15 for early decision applicants and May 1 for regular admission applicants*
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition Undergraduate in School of Arts and Sciences or Nursing School: $29,330; School of New Resources: $355 per credit hour; graduate students, including those in the Nursing School: $874 per credit hour (2012-2013)*
Financial Aid Sources Available Grants, loans, scholarships, work-study programs
Percent of Students Receiving Aid 80% of School of Arts and Sciences and School of Nursing Students, 90% of School of New Resources students and 30% of graduate students (fall 2011)*

Sources: *College of New Rochelle, **National Center for Education Statistics.

School Contact Info

  • Main Address: 29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, NY 10805
  • Phone: (914) 654-5452
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