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CUNY Medgar Evers College

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CUNY Medgar Evers College, founded in 1970, is part of the City University of New York system. It is named in honor of a great civil rights activist who was murdered in 1963. Of CUNY’s four-year colleges, it is the youngest. The school awards both associate’s and bachelor’s degrees.


The college has four separate schools: The School of Business; School of Liberal Arts and Education; School of Science, Health and Technology; and School of Professional and Community Development.

The college has degree programs in eighteen fields, including Accounting and Finance, Business, Biology, Computer Programming, Ecology, Elementary Teacher Education, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Psychology, Public Administration, and Special Education

The College of Freshman Studies has advisors and counselors who will help new students make an easy transition into their chosen field of study. The school also has the Student Advocacy and Support Services Center, where students can go for academic counseling and career advice.

Most Popular Fields of Study


Medgar Evers College maintains an open admissions policy. Students who wish to attend need only possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for students who need assistance paying for school. Some of the financial aid programs students utilize include the Federal Pell Grant, Tuition Assistance Program, CUNY Supplemental Tuition Assistance, Aid for Part-Time Students, Federal Work-Study, Federal SEOG, SEEK Program, Federal Perkins Loan, and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.

Students interested in receiving financial aid should complete a Free Application for Student Aid, which can be done online.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6239th for the average student loan amount.
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The campus is located in Brooklyn, New York. The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and Botanical Garden are all within a few blocks.

It is also home to a number of prestigious centers, including the Caribbean Research Center, Center for Black Literature, Center for Diopian Inquiry and Research on Education, Center for Law and Social Justice, Center for Professional Education, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Center for Women’s Development, Dubois Blanche Center, and the Health Science Research Assistance Center.

Because people of Caribbean descent are one the fastest growing segments of the population in New York City, the Caribbean Research Center was established to work on the issues facing them. The Dubois Bunche Center has activists who work on solutions to the problems of African-Americans living in urban areas of the United States. And the Women’s Center offers counseling in matters of health, housing, stress, family, violence, and self-esteem.

A number of clubs and organizations are also available to students. Among these are the Drama Club, Hilda Richards Nursing Club, Imani Dance and Drum Ensemble, Science Association, Radio Nation, and the Student Association for Environment.

Other features include a student newspaper, literary magazine, radio station, television station, and student government. Moreover, students who are also parents can take advantage of the school’s child care services.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


The athletic department fields both men’s and women’s teams in basketball, cross-country, track and field, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. The school also fields a team in women’s softball. The sports teams, nicknamed the Cougars, are members of the City College of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC), and compete in the NCAA’s Division III.

The school also has intramural sports programs in both basketball and tennis.

Information Summary

Ranks 120th in New York and 1202nd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 17 0.24
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2 0.03
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 21 0.30
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 3 0.04
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 7 0.10
Arrest 24 0.34

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Brooklyn, NY 11225
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population63,774 (63,774 urban / N/A rural)
Households23,418 (2.72 people per house)
Median Household Income$30,192
Families15,751 (3.33 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges
UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3609

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3098th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $5,730 $5,730 $12,240
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $302 $302 $302
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $245 $245 $510
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $7,280 $7,280 $13,790
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $25,890 $25,890 $32,400
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,224 $11,224 $17,734

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $5,432 $5,732 $5,432 $5,732 $11,342 $11,942
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,179 $1,248
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,900 $11,902
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,823 $4,940
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,824 $3,871

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$65
Graduate Application FeeN/A
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 7,563 (2,752 male / 4,811 female)
Admitted 6,913 (2,406 male / 4,507 female)
Admission rate 91%
First-time Enrollment 1,045 (326 male / 719 female)
FT Enrollment 988 (307 male / 681 female)
PT Enrollment 57 (19 male / 38 female)
Total Enrollment6,477

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference City University of New York Ath Conf
NCAA Track & Field Conference City University of New York Ath Conf

SAT Test Admission

1291st for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 46%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 360 / 450
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 390 / 475
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 750 / 925

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 46 903 48 19 2 12 1,032
Accounting 1 28 2 31
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 9 48 1 1 59
Business Administration and Management, General 7 139 9 5 160
Business/Commerce, General 4 59 5 3 1 72
Computer Science 4 4
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General 2 6 8
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 13 13
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs 1 18 19
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General 1 7 1 9
Environmental Science 1 8 9
Information Science/Studies 3 14 17
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 131 11 2 2 147
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 17 1 18
Mathematics, General 3 3
Physical Sciences 8 174 7 4 1 2 196
Psychology, General 1 50 2 2 55
Public Administration 1 32 3 37
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 2 77 4 1 2 87
Social Work 2 18 2 1 23
Teacher Assistant/Aide 2 57 2 2 1 1 65

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 481st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $86,585 ($88,649 male / $83,024 female)
Number of FT Faculty 178 (98 male / 80 female)
Number of PT Faculty 267
FT Faculty Ratio 0.7 : 1
Total Benefits $13,122,511

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