SUNY College at Brockport is a 4-year liberal arts college located in Brockport, NY near Rochester. The college offers 50 undergraduate degrees and numerous graduate programs including degrees, post-graduate certificates, and graduate certificate programs. The college also has an extensive study-abroad program and an ROTC program.
The college has numerous student clubs and organizations as well as an active Greek life. There’s also a student newspaper and radio station. In addition to abundant on-campus activities, the local area also offers numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation.
SUNY College at Brockport offers 50 undergraduate programs, a wide variety of graduate programs, several post-graduate certificates and graduate certificate programs. The college is large enough to offer all of the amenities of a large university but small enough to offer fellowship, small class sizes and the ability to learn in an environment conducive to intimate study.
In addition to standard undergraduate degree programs, the college also offers pre-professional programs such as pre-law and pre-med for students who are interested in pursuing careers in dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine. There are numerous graduate programs and one of them, the Social Work master’s program, is part of the Greater Rochester Collaborative Program.
SUNY College at Brockport also has an extensive study-abroad program that offers nearly 100 different programs in many different places including Ireland, Antarctica, Australia, Chili, Russia, the Bahamas, England and China. These places are only a small sample of the countries that students can travel to. Another interesting program is the Storm Chasing Summer Program, a 2-week program that takes place across the Great Plains of the United States in early June, the height of tornado season.
Most Popular Fields of Study
SUNY College at Brockport has a couple of unusual programs that can’t be found at just any college. One of these is the International Business & Economics program. Students seeking this degree obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to own or manage an international business or government organization.
Another unusual program is the Earth Sciences program. There are four degrees offered within the program including Earth Science, Water Resources, Geology and Meteorology. Students seeking these degrees learn about the Earth from a multi-dimensional perspective in order to thoroughly understand our planet as we know it.
Admission to SUNY College at Brockport is extremely competitive. Admissions decisions are determined by GPAs, ACT/SAT scores, high school curriculum, class rank, recommendations and other documentation submitted with the application.
Students wishing to apply to SUNY College at Brockport as undergraduates need to begin the process by submitting either the Common Application or the SUNY application. Students completing the SUNY application are also required to submit the SUNY Supplemental Application Part II. Other materials required for the application packet include official high school transcripts, ACT or SAT scores, and at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor. Students should check the status of their applications regularly to ensure that all materials are received by the college.
Graduate programs at SUNY College at Brockport have both fall and spring admission. Each program has its own application requirements, but there are some common documents that nearly all of them require. These include the application and fee, official transcripts, standardized test scores such as the GRE and two unopened letters of recommendation. Since each program is different, students should work closely with their programs of choice in order to ensure that all required documentation is submitted. In addition, there are application deadlines so students need to be sure that all application materials are submitted on time.
SUNY College at Brockport offers several forms of financial aid including need-based and merit-based scholarships, grants, federally-subsidized loans and work-study programs. In order to apply for aid, students need to complete the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) that’s available online beginning in January. It’s best to complete the application as soon as possible because many scholarships are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Student Financial Aid Details
The SUNY College at Brockport Golden Eagles offer several different intercollegiate sports including men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving and track & field. Men may also choose to participate in baseball, ice hockey, football and wrestling while women may also choose to play field hockey, gymnastics, softball, tennis and volleyball.
The Golden Eagles play in the NCAA as a Division III team and compete in the State University of New York Athletics Conference.
The school also offers intramural sports for students who like to compete in sports that aren’t offered at the intercollegiate level.
Additional School Information
The State University of New York was established in 1948 and is a network of 64 unique colleges and universities throughout the state of New York that include all types of schools from small community colleges to one of the top veterinary schools in the country. The schools are spread throughout the state so that nearly every New York resident is within commuting distance to one and many of the schools offer educational and degree cooperation with one another. Combined, SUNY offers more than 7000 degrees and certificate programs. Many of the schools have top-notch research facilities and the system attracts expert faculty from a variety of fields. SUNY is committed to providing the highest quality education at affordable prices to students both in-state and from the rest of the country and around the world.
- The College at Rockport State University of New York. The College at Rockport State University of New York. 2011. Web. 21 Sept 2011.
- Brockport Athletics. The College at Rockport State University of New York. 2011. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
- SUNY The State University of New York. The State University of New York. 2011. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.