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Metropolitan College of New York

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Founded in 1964 by Audrey Cohen, Metropolitan College of New York is a private, independent, nonprofit college located in New York City. Approved for the training of veterans and other eligible people by the New York State Department of Education, the college is accredited by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Metropolitan College offers a variety of associate’s bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The college has designed its programs to accommodate nontraditional, mature students who have full time jobs while attending school full time as well. In order to help its students finish their programs faster, Metropolitan College of New York offers flexible class options that include a 3-semester year, online classes, and part-time schedules.

Metropolitan College of New York is divided into two schools: the Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education, and the School of Management. Some popular majors that are offered at this college include Human Services, American Urban Studies, Education, Business Administration, and Healthcare Systems Management.

Special programs include independent study, an honors program, services to accommodate disabled students, adult / continuing education programs, and internships. Study abroad programs, in which students have unforgettable experiences in foreign and exotic countries, are also available.

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Students who wish to apply to Metropolitan College of New York must complete the online or print version of the school’s application form. There is a nonrefundable application fee to apply to this college. Each applicant must also submit an official high school transcript or GED score report, an official SAT or ACT score report (optional but recommended), proof of immunizations, and any AP or college credit transcripts (where applicable). Letters of recommendation, an essay, and an interview are also required. Placement tests are required for some applicants. Certain programs also have additional requirements.

While students are admitted to the college on a rolling basis all year long, the school strongly urges students to submit their completed applications at least 1 month before the start of the semester. The fall semester begins immediately after Labor Day; the spring semester starts the first week of January; and the summer session begins in late April or early May. Students should contact the school directly for exact dates and deadlines. Graduate students can apply at anytime and can begin their studies in either the Fall or Spring semester.

Adult students, non-degree seeking students, transfer students, home-schooled students, and international students may need to use different procedures, so they should refer to the university’s website or contact the Office of Admission for more information about the admissions process and application requirements. Useful statistics and dates are listed on the college’s website.

Financial Aid

Although the Metropolitan College of New York has one of the lowest tuition rates in the area, the majority of its students receive some form of state, federal, private or institutional financial assistance. Most of the students who applied for financial aid were awarded need-based financial assistance. Forms of aid that are available for students at Metropolitan College of New York include grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study. The college also offers a limited number of scholarships and grants for students. Some are based on merit; others require applicants to demonstrate evidence of financial need. All students who wish to be considered for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be submitted as soon as possible after January 1st each year. The priority deadline date for completing the FAFSA application is March 15. If selected for verification, students will also need to complete a Federal Verification Worksheet and/or submit additional documents.

Students are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office for more information and assistance with completing the financial aid application process. Students should also note that financial aid applications must be renewed each year. Metropolitan College of New York also offers a deferred payment plan to help students pay any tuition charges that are not covered by financial aid. The college also has a “tuition freeze program,” which was designed to protect the college’s students from tuition increases.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2147th for the average student loan amount.
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Metropolitan College of New York has a very diverse student body with students from different states and different countries. It serves a student body that is coeducational, but is mainly made up of women. While the college does not have its own on-campus residential facilities, the college can refer students to a number of helpful resources that could help them find affordable housing near the school.

There are plenty of academic and social support services to help students make the transition to college. Students have access to a well stocked library, state of the art computer facilities, academic advising services, and many other resources. There are plenty of diverse clubs, organizations, and activities that include academic, professional, political, social, talent, athletic, student government, media, religious, service, multicultural, special interest, and honor groups. Popular organizations include the Student Government, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, the International Awareness Club, the Bowling League, the Dance Team, the Middle Eastern Society, and the IMedia Management Alliance. There are also interesting recreational and cultural events held on campus throughout the year. A complete list of clubs and events is available on the college’s website and is updated frequently.

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Local Community

The Metropolitan College of New York is located in the heart of New York City. Students have access to a seemingly endless variety of stores, restaurants, and attractions. There are shows, museums, and other attractions that offer reduced or free admission to college students. Metropolitan College students can stroll through the East Village, take a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry, walk around Central Park, dine in the Meatpacking District, take part in the city’s bustling nightlife, or relax in one of the city’s serene parks. Students can also find jobs or internships with the business that are based in New York. There is something for everyone all year long in New York City.


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Information Summary

Ranks 252nd in New York and 3828th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.08
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 29,829 0.36
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 515 0.01
Forcible Rape 1,092 0.01
Robbery 19,773 0.24
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 18,159 0.22
Larceny 112,864 1.37
Vehicle theft 9,434 0.11

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near New York, NY 10013-1919
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population25,042 (25,042 urban / N/A rural)
Households10,265 (2.24 people per house)
Median Household Income$38,304
Families5,442 (3.00 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateProfessions focus, no graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate professional (business dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingSmall four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringMaster's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3610

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1988th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $17,010 $17,010 $17,010
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $520 $520 $520
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $567 $567 $567
FT Graduate Tuition $25,050 $25,050 $25,050
FT Graduate Required Fees $520 $520 $520
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $835 $835 $835
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $18,530 $18,530 $18,530
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $31,226 $31,226 $31,226
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $21,626 $21,626 $21,626

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $16,720 $17,230 $16,720 $17,230 $16,720 $17,230
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,600(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,032(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,032(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$30
Graduate Application Fee$45
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 667 (239 male / 428 female)
Admitted 366 (124 male / 242 female)
Admission rate 55%
First-time Enrollment 113 (31 male / 81 female)
FT Enrollment 112 (31 male / 80 female)
PT Enrollment 1 (N/A male / 1 female)
Total Enrollment1,255

Admission Criteria

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

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1147th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $72,725 ($73,035 male / $58,692 female)
Number of FT Faculty 25 (14 male / 11 female)
Number of PT Faculty 248
FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
Total Benefits $685,483

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