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College of St. Rose is a private institution that was founded in 1920. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,931, its setting is city, and the campus size is 46 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. College of St. Rose's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 42. Its tuition and fees are $26,622 (2012-13).
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The College of Saint Rose has the values and character of a private, liberal arts college with the array of opportunities of a premiere large university all in the heart of Albany, New York's Capital City. Premiere facilities are a hallmark of Saint Rose with the Lally School of Education, Massry Center for the Arts, Hearst Center for Communications and Interactive Media, Plumeri Sports Complex, Huether School of Business and Centennial Hall (apartment-style residence hall) all built within the last decade and many buildings receiving complete renovations including the Science Center, Events and Athletics Center and Dining Hall. With a rigorous liberal education curriculum, 66 undergraduate majors, and a mission of service to the urban community, students have many ways to discover what makes them fulfilled and passionate. Starting before the first week of classes, incoming freshmen can choose from three early arrival immersion programs in the arts, social justice and service, or an outdoor experience building team and leadership skills. Seven accelerated dual degrees enable students to complete their bachelor's and master's degrees in five years while retaining their undergraduate financial aid. With a student faculty ratio of 14:1, no teaching assistants, and an average class size of 20, students are mentored by full-time faculty. More than 96 percent of professors have the highest degrees in their fields and engage in dynamic research with undergraduate students. Students present their findings at an annual research symposium and publish in the College's Journal of Undergraduate Research. Undergraduates co-author research papers that appear in scholarly journals and present their findings at national conferences - often garnering honors. In 2011, nine students presented at the 2011 National Council of Undergraduate Research (NCUR) Conference. Most majors, from business to education, from communications to social work, also require semester-long internships. Students are placed in multinational corporations, entrepreneurial firms, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, government agencies and school districts in Albany, New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Washington D.C. Many students do a study abroad experience including an internship with recent placements in England, Ireland and Argentina. Many graduates are employed directly from their internship with employers preferring to hire Saint Rose graduates because they have the specific technical skills, the ability to write and analyze quickly, and a strong work ethic. Recent Saint Rose graduates are employed at numerous schools, colleges & companies, including the American Red Cross, Astra-Zeneca, Centers for Disease Control, Converse, DreamWorks Animation, IBM, Houghton-Mifflin, Lehman Brothers, Bank of America, Fox Broadcasting, Goldman Sachs, Hallmark Corp., Hearst Newspapers, KPMG, MasterCard Worldwide, MTV Networks, San Diego Padres, United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States District Court, Yamaha Corporation, World Health Organization and the VH-1 Network. Many students pursue graduate study at prestigious universities including Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Dartmouth Medical School, Duke Medical School, Georgetown Law School, Harvard, Notre Dame, NYU Law School, Tufts Medical School and Yale University. Nearly 80 percent of the Class of 2010 said they had participated in at least one internship or student-teaching /clinical practicum. In the same survey, 95 percent of the Class of 2010 are employed or pursuing masters' or doctoral degrees and 90 percent said they would attend Saint Rose again. Many commented on the value of the Saint Rose experience saying that their net cost was comparable to a public university while the outcomes of their education were more powerful than those of friends at private elite colleges often double or triple the cost of Saint Rose.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to College of St. Rose, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 1. The application fee at College of St. Rose is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 60.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||60.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at College of St. Rose is 14:1, and the school has 71.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at College of St. Rose include: Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Visual and Performing Arts; Psychology; and Health Professions and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.0 percent.
College of St. Rose has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,931, with a gender distribution of 32.2 percent male students and 67.8 percent female students. At this school, 42.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 58.0 percent of students live off campus. College of St. Rose is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
College of St. Rose offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. College of St. Rose also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at College of St. Rose, 44 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at College of St. Rose.
|Students who have cars on campus||44%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At College of St. Rose, 89.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,068.
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|Tuition and fees||$26,622 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$10,870 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data