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The College of New Rochelle - Today



Order of Saint UrsulaThe College of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 by the Order of St. Ursula as the first Catholic college for women in New York State—16 years before women won the right to vote. CNR has grown from one school with 12 students to four schools with six campuses and over 6,800 students. 

Following the university model, The College of New Rochelle is composed of four separate  schools: the School of Arts & Sciences (SAS), established in 1904; the Graduate School (GS), established in 1969; the School of Nursing (SN), established in 1976; and the School of New Resources (SNR), established in 1972 for adult learners. SAS continues the tradition of enrolling only women, while the other three schools are co-ed. 

The College of New Rochelle is chartered by the Regents of the State of New York and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. The School of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing.  

CNR has 98 full-time faculty and instructional staff and 640 adjunct faculty. Of the faculty, 75% hold doctoral degrees or the highest degree available in their field. The student-faculty ratio is 11:1. 

There are approximately 6,800 students currently enrolled at CNR and the College can claim more than 31,000 CNR alumnae/i that represent 45 states and 44 foreign countries. Approximately 450 students live on the main campus in four residence halls. 

Over 80% of SAS and SN students receive financial aid packages, which combine grants, loans, and work study from Federal, State and private agencies, as well as from the College. Approximately 90% of SNR students and about 30% of GS students receive some combination of aid from these sources. 

The main CNR campus, situated on 20 suburban acres in New Rochelle, NY, is 16 miles north of Manhattan. Proximity to New York City facilitates internships, honors and cooperative programs and excursions to museums, plays and shops. The area, with its numerous parks, recreational areas and Long Island Sound, is easily accessible via Amtrak and Metro-North trains or any of the four area airports, all located within an hour of the College. In addition to the main campus, SNR has facilities on five other campuses including the Co-op City Campus, the DC 37 Campus, the John Cardinal O'Connor Campus in the the South Bronx,  the Brooklyn Campus, and the Rosa Parks Campus in Harlem. 

The main campus is comprised of 20 major buildings including Leland Castle, a National Historic Site, which houses the Castle Gallery; the Mooney Center with its computer and photography labs and TV Production Studio; the 200,000 volume Gill Library; the Student Campus Center; the Rogick Life Sciences Building with its many laboratories; four residence halls; and the innovative Learning Center for Nursing. All of the SNR campuses have classroom and computer facilities. Of particular note is the multimedia center located on the Rosa Parks Campus and the Gordon A. Parks Gallery & Cultural Arts Center and photography lab located on the John Cardinal O'Connor Campus.



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