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Study at The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle is a private Catholic college founded in 1904. CNR, established by the Order of the Ursulines as a liberal arts college for women, was the first Catholic women s college in the state of New York. The main campus of the college is located in New Rochelle, New York, and is spread across an area of 20 acres.

The College of New Rochelle comprises 4 schools with 6 campuses and has over 6,800 students.

CNR offers a number of co-curricular programs, special events, film screenings and a variety of social activities all throughout the school year. The Tatler is the monthly, student-run newspaper.

The College of New Rochelle is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and is also affiliated with the Association of Independents and the New York State Women’s Collegiate Athletic Association. Intercollegiate competitions are held in basketball, softball, cross-country, tennis, swimming and volleyball. The athletics department of CNR also sponsors a club soccer program and a cheerleading squad.

Profile of The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle is located in New Rochelle, NY (a large suburb). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by The College of New Rochelle is the Post-Master s certificate.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in education and teaching and liberal arts.

The College of New Rochelle Selectivity

The College of New Rochelle does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 450. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 460 and 510. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at The College of New Rochelle is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student enrolment

The school had 6,226 enrolled students in 2007. The College of New Rochelle has a large minority student population. A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at The College of New Rochelle are female.

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time. The College of New Rochelle values student athletics, and belongs to the New York State Women s Coll Athletic Association.

The College of New Rochelle Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts721liberal arts and sciences, social studies, English, Spanish language, sociology, French language, political science, history, . . .
Education and Teaching390 educational supervision, school counseling, reading teaching, special ed, ESL instruction, kindergarten/preschool teaching, elementary school teaching, art education, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine 173registered nursing, various nursing
Media33communication studies
Therapy and Counseling20psychology, school psychology
Fine Arts15fine arts studies, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts13 various performing arts
Medical Support and Technology9audiology and speech pathology
Business and Management 9business
Science8 biology, chemistry, ecology
Family and Social Work 7social work
Mathematics 1mathematics
Religion and Philosophy 0philosophy, religion
Medicine 0gerontology

Contact: The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

29 Castle Pl

New Rochelle, NY 10805-2339

General Phone: (914) 632-5300


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