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"I applied to 13 schools when I was in high school. I really wanted to end up in Boston, but after visiting The College of New Rochelle, I changed my mind. I thought CNR was very friendly, beautiful, and I especially liked that the School of Arts & Sciences was a women’s college."

Bekki Mui
Class of 2007
Honors Program
School of Arts & Sciences
The College of New Rochelle


Where are you from, Bekki?

I'm from Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. It's a real small town just off Cape Cod.


How did you hear about The College of New Rochelle?

In my senior year of high school, CNR sent me a packet of information and asked me to apply.


What other colleges did you consider?

I applied to 13 schools when I was in high school. I really wanted to end up in Boston, but after visiting The College of New Rochelle, I changed my mind. I thought CNR was very friendly, beautiful, and I especially liked that the School of Arts & Sciences was a women’s college.


What is your major, Bekki?

I'm an English major, and I’m getting certified in Education.


You are also in the Honors Program? What are the requirements?

I was invited to apply to the Honors Program and filled out an application form when I started at CNR as a freshmen. To graduate with an honors diploma, an honors student must take at least eight honors seminars, demonstrate leadership, and maintain a GPA of 3.5.


Are the courses harder in the Honors Program?

No, they just have a different set up, mostly seminar classes, which means more discussions, and fewer tests. The topics are really interesting, and they're fun classes to go to.


Are you able to get into New York City?

Oh, yes! Manhattan is only 30 minutes away on the train. And from the campus it is a quick walk to the New Rochelle train station. 


Do you have a job on campus?

Yes, I do. I work at LSS (Learning Support Services) as a writing tutor. I like it because it gives me a chance to work with older people who worked really hard to go back to school, and they're always really appreciative of any help I can give them.


Do you play any varsity sports?

I was on the swimming team this year. It was really fun because CNR is a small college and women who play sports are in high demand no matter what level of skill. It was great to play team sports that aren’t that competitive.


When do you plan on graduating?

In May of 2007.


Finally, what do you going to do after you graduate from The College of New Rochelle?

I am going to be the best kindergarten teacher in the whole world!
 


To find out if  CNR is the right choice for you, please contact:
School of Arts & Sciences
Office of Admission
The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Place
New Rochelle, NY 10805
914-654-5334  
 email: admission@cnr.edu


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