The College of New Rochelle


Students who are searching for a private Catholic institution of higher learning that has a great reputation should consider applying to the College of New Rochelle. The College of New Rochelle (or CNR) is a prestigious Catholic institution located in the beautiful suburban New Rochelle, New York


Information Summary

Ranks 163rd in New York and 2061st overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 62.5
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $55,694
Admission Success rate N/A
ACT / SAT 75%ile scores 21 / 1070
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 27 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 54% / 50%
Enrollment Total (all students) 2,853


The College of New Rochelle was founded in the state of New York in 1904 and was formerly known as the College of St. Angela. The Order of the Ursulines founded this institution at the time when females were normally excluded from receiving higher learning, and it was the very first catholic women’s institution in the state of New York. In 1910, the name was changed from the College of St. Angela to the College of New Rochelle.

Still holding on to its original dedication to women, the institution reaches out to women who have not had previous access to higher learning. The College of New Rochelle lays a lot of emphasis on the idea of lifelong education. The college has more than 5,000 students, 6 campuses and 3 of the 4 schools are currently co-ed.

Programs Offered

The College of New Rochelle’s academic programs offered in 4 schools – School of Nursing, School of Art and Science (for women), Graduate School and School of New Resource (for adult learners) – are all differentiated not just by the strength of the school’s curriculum but by the substance of faculty who have chosen to lecture at College of New Rochelle. CNR’s faculty are well recognized as experts in their various fields of study.

Undergraduates can earn the following degrees at CNR: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. CNR also offers graduate programs as well. Masters degrees that can be earned at the College of New Rochelle are: Master of Arts, Master of Science in Education and Master of Science.


The College of New Rochelle is an institution that is accredited by top accreditation agencies in the country. This College is chartered by the Regents of the State of New York. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools also accredits CNR. The College’s School of Nursing is accredited by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Council on Social Education accredits the College’s Baccalaureate Social Work Program. Lastly, the Regents Accreditation of Teacher Education accredits CNR’s Education Programs.

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For about one hundred (100) years, over thousands of women have graduated from CNR and have gone ahead to realize their visions as top company CEO’s, attorneys, television producers, educators, artists, scientists, lawmakers and so on. College of New Rochelle is one of the few women’s institutions in the country that offers a concrete learning foundation and personal development to train women to take up leadership roles in a consistently changing global community.

In order to apply to CNR as a freshman, applicants will need to follow these processes:

Apply using CNR’s online application or “Common Application” (which can be found on the college’s website). Applicants can submit their essay and the request letters recommendation when they complete the online application.

All supporting documents should be sent to CNR:

  • Applicants should request for their authorized high school transcript
  • Applicants should have their ACT of SAT scores reported and sent (2089 is CNR’s College Board Code and 2712 is CNR’s ACT code).
  • Admissions Essay: Strongly recommended for applicants applying to the college’s School of Arts & Sciences. Required for applicants applying to the college’s School of Nursing
  • Applicants should submit a letter(s) of recommendation – this is strongly recommended
  • Applicants who have earned college credit for the courses taken while they were in high school can have the AP scores and or the authorized transcripts sent from the school
  • Studio art majors who want to be considered for scholarship will need to provide a portfolio of 14 – 20 pieces which should be submitted to the College of New Rochelle’s Art Department chairperson.
  • Though admission interviews are not required, but they are strongly recommended. The interview process will enable applicants get more information about CNR and will improve the applicant’s admission credentials via the verbal presentation of her additional talents. The College of New Rochelle also invites applicants to take a tour of its campus and visit classes. Applicants can arrange their visit to CNR’s campus through the College’s Office of Admission.

    Financial Aid

    One of the most vital investments any individual can ever make is investing in a college education, because knowledge is power! At the College of New Rochelle, they are dedicated to providing quality education at affordable costs. Through this college’s broad scholarship and financial aid programs, they have successfully helped many students fulfill their vision of attending the College of New Rochelle. As a matter of fact, more than 90% of students at CNR have received need-based financial aid and or merit-scholarships. The scholarships actually range from 3,000 dollars to full tuition! Resident students also have an opportunity to apply for grants as well.

    Types of Financial Aid Offered

    Need-Based Financial Aid This particular financial aid programs entails providing monetary assistance to those students who will not be able to attend the institution without some sort of financial aid. The Need-Based financial aid programs are supported by a combination of loans, employment, grants and outside resources.

    Merit-Based Financial Aid This financial aid program involves providing monetary incentives which acknowledges academic achievement. Applying for financial aid at CNR is pretty easy, all an applicant needs to do is to follow these instructions: Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on the internet or on paper. Applicants do not have to wait in order to be accepted to the College of New Rochelle to start this process – 002704 is CNR’s FAFSA code. Financial aid applicants will also need to fill out a verification worksheet and also fill out a sibling confirmation form – that is, if their sibling(s) also attend CNR.

    The State of New York will mail all students a pre-printed application for TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) when they complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Students should complete the application and return to the state.

    Student Financial Aid Details

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    The College of New Rochelle campus has twenty (20) main buildings which include a 28 million dollar athletic, learning and recreational complex known as “The Wellness Center” – the Wellness Center was completed in 2008. The center also has a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition sized swimming pool, indoor running track, volleyball court, basketball court, yoga studio, fitness center, roof & meditation garden; The student Campus Center, The Mooney Center with photography and computer labs, 4 residence halls, television production studio, well equipped library, Rogick Life Sciences Building with several labs, Learning Center for Nursing and Debra & Russell Taylor Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.

    Experiencing all that the College of New Rochelle has to offer sure goes way beyond the classroom, it covers the other opportunities available to add to students’ CNR learning and even to their lives.

    Students can decide to live on campus, take part in CNR’s numerous clubs & organizations or sign up to join the college’s athletic teams.

    Students can attend many of the events held at CNR such as the Family Weekend, Strawberry Festival, Founder’s Day and so on.

    Students are also encouraged to take advantage of the health services and career counseling offered by the college.

    Student Enrollment Demographics

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    The College of New Rochelle’s mascot is called “Blue Angels”. The CNR Blue Angels are part of the NCAA Division III athletic program; they are also a part of the Association of Division III Independents and the HVWAC (Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference). The CNR’s Blue Angels have an enviable history in athletics, which includes a number All American Selections and NCAA records.

    With competition offered in swimming, volleyball, cross country, basketball, tennis and softball; CNR offers a diverse and competitive athletics program. The College’s Athletic Department administers the cheerleading program (this program is offered year-round). A recent addition to the CNR’s athletic program is “Club Soccer.”


  • Madeleine Blaise – Pulitzer Prize winning author and reporter
  • Mary Donohue – Lieutenant Governor of the state of New York
  • Angela Cascarano – Emmy Award winning television news producer
  • Ngaire E.Cuneo – General Electric Capital Corporation’s former Senior Vice President, and Corporate Development for Conoco, Inc’s executive VP.
  • Regina Peruggi – Kingsborough Community College President
  • Mary Sommer Sandak – Connecticut Superior Court Justice
  • Myra Turley – Actress
  • Aulana Pharis Peter – Very first African American female to serve as Securities and Exchange Commission’s commissioner
  • Anne Sweeney – Disney Media Networks’ Co-chair and Disney ABC Television Group President
  • Mercedes Ruehl – Oscar (Academy Award) winning screen and stage actress
  • Valerie Salembier – Harper’s Bazaar publisher
  • Bridget Foley – Women’s Wear Dailey Editor-in-chief
  • Barbara Calandra Moore – former United States Ambassador to Nicaragua
  • Additional School Information

    The College of New Rochelle’s Counseling and Career Services Office coordinates the services for CNR students with disabilities. To qualify for services, the students must register with the Arcelina Vega. In order to get requested services for the semester, the student will have to submit a filled out Student Disability Application Form and current records from treating expert regarding the exact disability. And lastly, book an appointment for an interview.


    • U.S.News & World Report LP. ”College of New Rochelle”. 2011.
    • New York Theological Seminary. ”The College of New Rochelle School of New Resources”.
    • College of New Rochelle website. ”About Us”. 2011.
    • Heidi Brown. ”Why Women’s Colleges Are Still Relevant”. 2009.

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