Morrisville State College is a unit of the State University of New York (SUNY) network and is located in Morrisville, NY. The college offers more than 70 programs from which students may earn certificates, associate’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees. The nature of the college is such that students get the opportunity to learn in an environment that offers all of the advantages of a large university in a small college setting.
Campus life is rich and diverse. There are numerous student clubs and organizations as well as a competitive intercollegiate athletics organization. The Mustangs compete at the varsity level in several different sports and students may also take advantage of intramural and recreational sports as well as clinics that are hosted throughout the year.
Morrisville State College offers an equestrian program that is housed in a state-of-the-art facility located 3 miles from campus. In addition to competitive riding, students may also take advantage of the trails around the facility and may also participate in the breeding program. There’s also a draft horse and driving horse training facility, three indoor riding arenas, two outdoor riding arenas and a half-mile college harness racing track. The facility has room to permanently house over 300 horses.
Morrisville also has a small-scale food processing center called Nelson Farms located 8 miles from the college. It serves local entrepreneurs, New York farmers and small business owners by producing, packaging and marketing horticultural and agricultural products.
Morrisville State College offers a diverse array of programs including more than 20 bachelor’s degrees, over 50 associate’s degrees and a few certificate programs. Many of the subjects are agricultural in nature and include unusual topics such as Equine Science, Dairy Management, Aqua Culture & Aquatic Science and Equine Racing Management. There are also several IT programs including Application Software Development, Electronic Marketing and Publishing, Network Administration and Web Development. MSC also offers degrees that are more typical in nature including nursing, accounting, computer science and criminal justice. The programs are truly as diverse as the students seeking an education from Morrisville.
The college offers all of their degrees via 5 different schools of study. These schools are as follows:
- School of Agriculture and Natural Resources
- School of Business
- School of General Studies
- School of Liberal Arts
- School of Science and Technology
In addition to classes and programs offered on the Morrisville campus, Morrisville State College also offers a limited number of programs at a second campus, the Norwich campus.
Morrisville State College also offers a distance learning program that provides classes remotely at night, on the weekends and at other campus locations.
The college’s Center for Lifelong Learning coordinates programs to meet the continuing educational needs of students of all ages.
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Applications to Morrisville State College are accepted on a rolling basis which means that they accept applications until programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Students with a demonstrated interest in the program to which they are applying will be given preferential consideration. In order to be considered for admission, students must submit either the Common Application or the SUNY application and SUNY Supplemental Application and the application fee. Both associate’s program and bachelor’s program candidates must also submit official high school transcripts, any college transcripts, ACT/SAT scores and at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, employer or other person qualified to attest to the student’s potential for academic success at Morrisville.
After acceptance, students must attend orientation and complete the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) if they wish to be considered for a financial aid package. Registration and payments can be completed through Morrisville State College’s Web for Students site. Housing assignments and other necessary information is also available to students via their student account on the site. All accepted students must also submit immunization records to the Student Health Center that show proof of 2 MMR vaccinations and a meningitis vaccination or waiver.
Morrisville State College offers many different forms of financial aid so that students may afford to obtain a higher education. Aid in the form of private and public need-based and merit-based scholarships, federal grants, loans and work-study programs open the door to higher education for many students. In order to be eligible for aid, students must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid that is available online starting in January. It’s recommended that students complete this form as soon as possible in order to be considered for all forms of aid as some scholarships are available to a limited number of students on a first-come, first-served basis. The form requires financial information for both the student and family so tax forms will be needed while completing the FAFSA.
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Morrisville State College offers an intercollegiate athletics program with several different sports to choose from. The Mustangs offer men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, a huntseat equestrian team and a western equestrian team in addition to men’s football and field hockey. Women may also choose to participate in softball and volleyball. The school’s colors are green and white.
The equestrian teams are of particular interest because of the high quality of the facilities and the large number of horses (over 150) available for lessons, riding, practice and competition. The facility offers a 34,000-square-foot breeding and hunter/jumper facility as well as two 80′×264′ indoor riding arenas for western events. Both teams compete in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, Region 3, Zone 2.
Morrisville State College also offers a comprehensive schedule of on-campus intramural and recreational sports throughout the year as well as various sports camps and clinics targeting both students and kids.
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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.
- Morrisville State College. Morrisville State College. 2011. Web. 22 Sept 2011.
- SUNY The State University of New York. The State University of New York. 2011. Web. 22 Sept 2011.