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Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is a private institution that was founded in 1932. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,799, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 6 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 24. Its tuition and fees are $20,410 (2013-14).
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Located in the New York City borough of Queens, a short train ride from midtown Manhattan, Vaughn College has an enrollment of close to 1,800 students and offers bachelor's and associate degree programs in engineering, technology, management, and aviation. The college also offers a unique masters degree in airport management.
As career choices and opportunities have evolved in the 21st century, Vaughn College has responded with degree programs that fit the interests of contemporary students. Our students study electronic engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, general management, airline management, airport management, aviation maintenance management, aviation maintenance, aircraft operations, aeronautical engineering technology, flight dispatch and air traffic control (non-degree program.) Vaughn is also proud to offer a mechatronic engineering program that equips students with the skills needed to succeed in the aerospace, automotive, computer, communications and other high-tech industries.
Vaughn was recently confirmed as a training partner by the Federal Aviation Administration, giving students and graduates in the associate and bachelors programs in electronic engineering technology, avionics an inside track in obtaining internships and potential full-time employment with the organization. Vaughn is also one of only 36 schools nationwide approved for the FAA Air Traffic Control Collegiate Training Initiative, enabling the College to recommend students to the FAA for hire as air traffic controllers.
Vaughn provides learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom. From clubs and activities to internships, site visits and more, students have an opportunity to build your resume while attending college. Vaughns smaller size enables faculty to remain engaged in the intellectual development of their students, and its active alumni network and location in the heart of the New York metropolitan area provide ample opportunities for internships and post-graduate employment. Nearly 92 percent of graduates are employed or continue their education within one year of commencement.
Likewise, Vaughn College is committed to making education affordable for all students. Over 85 percent of students are eligible for financial aid.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. The application fee at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 85.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||85.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is 15:1, and the school has 65.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology include: Aviation/Airway Management and Operations; Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other; Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician; Business Administration and Management, General; and Mechanical Engineering. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 83.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||35%|
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Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,799, with a gender distribution of 87 percent male students and 13 percent female students. At this school, 10 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 90 percent of students live off campus.
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Campus Info & Services
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health insurance. Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, 92 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology.
|Students who have cars on campus||92%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, 62.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $2,200.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$20,410 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$11,880 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data