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The College of Saint Rose

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Located in Albany, NY, The College of Saint Rose was founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. The college is liberal arts in nature and offers undergraduate programs, graduate programs, and post-graduate certificates. Students may also enroll in certain accelerated combined programs that allow them to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in 5 years.

Saint Rose has an active campus life and offers several intercollegiate, intramural and recreational sports. There are also numerous student clubs and organizations that students may be a part of. Throughout the year, the college schedules several organized art exhibits, lectures, concerts and other events.

Because of its location, The College of Saint Rose offers a plethora of student activities. In the immediate vicinity there are coffee shops, pizza places, a movie theater, shops and many other things to do. Since Albany is close to the Hudson Valley as well as the Catskill and Adirondack mountains, the opportunities for year-round outdoor activities abound.


The College of Saint Rose offers nearly 60 undergraduate programs, almost 50 graduate programs and about 20 graduate certificates via four different schools of study. These schools include the School of Arts & Humanities, Huether School of Business, the School of Education and the School of Mathematics and Sciences. Students may also work on undergraduate or graduate degrees online so that they may pursue an education while keeping up with the demands of a modern adult lifestyle.

Because of its liberal arts philosophy, The College of Saint Rose believes that a quality education is built around a balanced foundation. The liberal arts requirements of each major teach students, in part, the valuable skills of writing, information literacy and critical thinking. Students also have numerous opportunities to practice hands-on learning in research settings.

In addition to traditional, on-campus classroom study and online study, The College of Saint Rose also offers a study abroad program that allows students to learn the skills required for their future careers in a global environment. Some of the places that students may choose to study include London, Argentina, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Namibia. There are nearly 30 countries available and students may study in short faculty-led sessions, internships, summer sessions, semesters or full academic years.

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Undergraduate Admissions

The College of Saint Rose begins accepting applications in late September for the following year’s fall semester, so freshman students should begin the application process early in their senior year of high school. The college encourages students to have their applications submitted as early as November and admissions decisions will be made within 3 weeks. There are several things that are required for the admissions packets and some majors require portfolios or auditions, so students should work closely with the school to determine exactly what they need to submit.

To begin the application process students must complete the application. This can be done either online with the College of Saint Rose application or the Common Application, or via a traditional paper application. Students who apply online are not required to pay an application fee. Other documents include official high school transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, transcripts from any colleges attended, a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor, and an essay or graded paper. Art applicants have to submit a portfolio and music applicants must audition.

The college also has a guaranteed admission agreement with several different two-year colleges so that students with an acceptable GPA may transfer to The College of Saint Rose in order to finish a four-year degree.

Since there are numerous scholarships available and the application process is competitive, students who have decided that Saint Rose is for them should apply as early as possible.

Graduate Admissions

Prospective graduate students wishing to apply to The College of Saint Rose may start the process by completing the graduate school application and submitting it along with the application fee. Some programs require additional information and documentation, but general requirements include a statement of purpose, official transcripts from all colleges attended that prove at least a 3.0 GPA, two letters of recommendation, and a resume. Psychology applicants need to submit three letters of recommendation. Saint Rose suggests that applicants to the Communication Sciences and Disorders program submit GRE results. Applicants to Accounting and Business Administration programs are required to submit GMAT scores unless the student’s undergraduate GPA was high. Some programs also require interviews, verification of certifications, and/or writing samples.

There are distance learning and continuing education opportunities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students interested in these programs should contact The College of Saint Rose for more information.

Financial Aid

The College of Saint Rose offers several different forms of financial aid, including need-based and merit-based scholarships, grants, federally-subsidized loans and work-study programs. Students are automatically considered for academic scholarships upon application but must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for any other forms of financial aid. The FAFSA is available online beginning in January and students should complete it as soon as possible in order to be considered for all types of financial aid.

Student Financial Aid Details

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The College of Saint Rose offers an NCAA Division II athletics club called the Golden Knights. They compete in the Northeast 10 conference and offer several different sports teams including men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming & diving, and track & field. Men may also choose to play baseball, golf or lacrosse and women have the additional options of softball, tennis and volleyball. The school’s colors are gold, black and white.

In addition to varsity sports, The College of Saint Rose also offers several different intramural and recreational sports. The school has a brand new sports complex called the Christian Plumary Sports Complex that is home to most of the sports teams. All of the fields meet or exceed NCAA requirements and the complex is open for town functions as well as college sporting events and activities.


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Information Summary

Ranks 140th in New York and 1478th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 2 0.04
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 4 0.08
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 15 0.31
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 6 0.12

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 582 0.59
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 4 0.00
Forcible Rape 33 0.03
Robbery 320 0.33
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 895 0.91
Larceny 3,514 3.57
Vehicle theft 202 0.21

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Albany, NY 12203-1490
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population32,866 (32,732 urban / 134 rural)
Households12,259 (2.09 people per house)
Median Household Income$41,727
Families5,747 (2.84 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate comprehensive
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringPost-master's certificate
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3620

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 535th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $26,750 $26,750 $26,750
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $934 $934 $934
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $894 $894 $894
FT Graduate Tuition $12,996 $12,996 $12,996
FT Graduate Required Fees $734 $734 $734
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $722 $722 $722
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $42,234 $42,234 $42,234
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $42,594 $42,594 $42,594
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $31,344 $31,344 $31,344

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $25,464 $26,622 $25,464 $26,622 $25,464 $26,622
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $10,422 $10,870
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,100(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,422 $10,870
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,460(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,460(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$40
Graduate Application Fee$40
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 4,651 (1,512 male / 3,139 female)
Admitted 3,605 (1,093 male / 2,512 female)
Admission rate 78%
First-time Enrollment 621 (213 male / 408 female)
FT Enrollment 619 (212 male / 407 female)
PT Enrollment 2 (1 male / 1 female)
Total Enrollment4,542

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demo
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 Northeast 10 Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Northeast 10 Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Northeast 10 Conference

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 Capacity1,358
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$5,630
Board Fee$5,738

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1504th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $67,879 ($71,898 male / $64,333 female)
Number of FT Faculty 207 (92 male / 115 female)
Number of PT Faculty 419
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $4,942,771

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