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Cogswell Polytechnical College is a private institution that was founded in 1887. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 288 and its setting is suburban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $19,668 (2011-12).
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Cogswell Polytechnical College has a long and distinguished history as a California institution of higher education. Continuously dedicated to preparing its students for success and leadership in the world around it, Cogswell has always been associated with best practice in the industries and communities it serves.
Today, Cogswell's students are educated to enter into converging global industries in such fields as videogames, digital cinema, digital audio, digital animation and the engineering sciences and professions. This combination of the digital arts with engineering and technology, along with a broad foundation in general education, means that our students graduate with bachelor's degrees and move quickly into the world. The skills and attitudes they explore and develop here serve them well in professions that are changing almost daily.
Cogswell's faculty members, most of whom have strong industry experience and connections, work hard to provide the finest possible academic programs. Our staff is committed to creating the best possible learning environment for our students. Our alumni assist us through internships, jobs, workshops and other bridges to industry. These dedicated people work together within a college that is small, specialized, and personal. Not only won't you get lost here, but you will find an environment that encourages your creativity and exploration, while providing you with first-rate teaching and technology.
Yet even more than our great faculty or top-flight technology, we have an amazing group of students here at Cogswell. These dedicated, hard-working, focused students are gifted with stunning artistic, technological, and visionary talents. I know, because I teach a course every term and find my students smart, refreshing, and committed. One of the best parts of being at Cogswell is your classmates, people who will challenge, inspire, and help you.
(B.A.)Digital Art and Animation
(B.S.)Digital Audio Technology
(B.A.)Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Degrees at a Distance Program
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Cogswell Polytechnical College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 53.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||53.8%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Cogswell Polytechnical College is 9:1, and the school has 99.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Cogswell Polytechnical College include: Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects; Fire Services Administration; Music Technology; Engineering, Other; and Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66.0 percent.
Cogswell Polytechnical College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 288, with a gender distribution of 83.0 percent male students and 17.0 percent female students. At this school, 23.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 77.0 percent of students live off campus.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
Campus Info & Services
Cogswell Polytechnical College offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Cogswell Polytechnical College, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Cogswell Polytechnical College.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$19,668 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$7,300 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data