Hostos Community College, located in the Bronx, New York, is part of the City College of New York system. It was the first bilingual institution of higher learning in the United States, and it remains the only one in the U.S. named for a Puerto Rican, writer and educator Eugenio Maria de Hostos.
Hostos offers associate degrees in Arts, Science, and Applied Science. Specific degree programs include Liberal Arts, Criminal Justice, Civil Engineering, Forensic Science, Dental Hygiene, Nursing, and Radiologic Technology. The college also has certificate programs in Community Health, Practical Nursing (LPN), and Office Assistant.
Hostos has a number of academic departments. These include Allied Health, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Business, Education, Language and Cognition, and Natural Sciences. Many of the classes at Hostos are conducted in Spanish, and the school is renowned for its extensive English as a Second Language Program.
Most Popular Fields of Study
The top 5 fields of study completed at CUNY Hostos Community College.
Hostos maintains an open admissions policy. Incoming high school applicants must possess a high diploma or GED equivalent.
Transfer students must submit their official high school transcripts or GED equivalent, as well as official transcripts from their former college or university.
International students, in addition to the standard requirements, will need to submit a letter verifying they have the necessary finances and tuition will be paid. This can be done with an Affidavit of Support, completed by the student’s sponsor.
Hostos maintains a financial aid website which describes in full the admissions process, including applicants in special circumstances, such as those U.S. students who studied abroad.
Scholarships, loans, grants, and work study programs are available for students who need assistance paying their way through college. Financial assistance is based on need, and students chosen must remain in good academic standing. For federal aid, two-year students must maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
A number of scholarships are available for students who want to attend Hostos. These include the AEC Engineering Solutions Scholarship, The Melani Scholarship Fund, Peter F. Vallone Academic Scholarship, Salle Mae Fund Scholarship Programs, and the Understanding the Hope Scholarship.
Students can apply for aid online. They can also schedule an appointment with a financial aid counselor to discuss the available programs and the application process.
City University of New York – Hostos is known for having one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States.
With its location in the Bronx, a wealth of cultural and entertainment opportunities are available to Hostos Students. The Bronx Museum of Art features works by African, Asian, and Latin American artists. The New Yankee Stadium, located in the Bronx across the street from the original House That Ruth Built, opened in 2009. And, of course, the countless treasures of Manhattan are only a subway ride away.
Closer to home, the Latin American Writers Institute promotes Latin American literature, as well as hosting the LibraFest Latino Bookfest. And the Hostos Center for Arts and Culture features performances by both world-famous musicians and local artists, as well as drama and dance performances. The theater at the Hostos Center seats 367, while the concert hall has a capacity of 907.
A wealth of clubs and organizations are available to students outside of the classroom. The PTK International Honor Society, Teachers of the Future Club, Puerto Rican Club, Muslim Students Association, and the Single Parents Club.
Student Enrollment Demographics
How many students are enrolled at CUNY Hostos Community College?
Hostos fields teams in men’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s basketball, and women’s volleyball. The college also has an extensive intramural program, including indoor flag football, hand ball, dodge ball, 3-on-3 basketball, indoor soccer, and table tennis.
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