College of Saint Rose, The

Campus Description

The College of Saint Rose has the values and character of a private, liberal arts college with the array of opportunities of a premiere large university all in the heart of Albany, New York's Capital City. Premiere facilities are a hallmark of Saint Rose with the Lally School of Education, Massry Center for the Arts, Hearst Center for Communications and Interactive Media, Plumeri Sports Complex, Huether School of Business and Centennial Hall (apartment-style residence hall) all built within the last decade and many buildings receiving complete renovations including the Science Center, Events and Athletics Center and Dining Hall. With a rigorous liberal education curriculum, 43 undergraduate majors, and a mission of service to the urban community, students have many ways to discover what makes them fulfilled and passionate. Starting before the first week of classes, incoming freshmen can choose early arrival immersion programs in the arts, social justice and service, or an outdoor experience building team and leadership skills. Eleven accelerated dual degrees enable students to complete their bachelor's and master's degrees in five years while retaining their undergraduate financial aid.

With a student faculty ratio of 14:1 and no teaching assistants, students are mentored by full-time faculty who are at Saint Rose because first and foremost they want to teach in a personalized learning environment. More than 93 percent of professors have the highest degrees in their fields. Many majors require semester-long internships, student-teaching, or clinical practices. Students are placed in multinational corporations, entrepreneurial firms, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, government agencies and school districts in Albany, New York City, Atlanta, Boston, and Washington DC. Many students do a study abroad experience including an internship with recent placements in England, Ireland and Argentina. Many graduates are employed directly from their internship with employers preferring to hire Saint Rose graduates because they have the specific technical skills, the ability to write and analyze quickly, and a strong work ethic. In the most recent Career Center survey, 96% of graduates were employed or continuing their education and 89% said they would attend Saint Rose again. Many commented on the value of the Saint Rose experience saying that the outcomes of their education were more powerful than those of friends at colleges often double or triple the cost of Saint Rose.

432 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203-1490

Toll-free 800.637.8556 or 518.454.5150

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Degrees Offered

Bachelor’s, Master’s, Certificates


Member of the Northeast 10 Conference which includes the following team sports: Men's: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, track & field. Women's: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field, volleyball. 2011 Women's Soccer National Champions.
Intramural and Club Sports: A variety of activities are available; contact the Athletics Office for more information.

Clubs and Activities

Adventure Club, ALANA Steppers, American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA), Best Buddies, Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC), Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Capital District Association for Educating Young Children (CDAEYC), The Chronicle, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Debate Team, Environmental Club, Geology Club, The Girls Next Door, Golden Knights Dance Crew, Golden Notes, Habitat For Humanity, Human Resource Club, Identity, Karate Club, MAPS (Minority Association of Pre Medical Students), Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA), National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), Natural Science Association (NSA), Outside the [Box], Phi Alpha Theta - National History Honor Society, Psychology Club, Saint Rose Jazz Educators (SRJE), School Psychology Association, Social Work Organization, Spectrum (ALANA Student Union), Student Art League, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Student Events Board (SEB)

Featured Programs

Every September, students, faculty and staff gather for a weekend leadership retreat at Silver Bay on the shores of beautiful Lake George in the Adirondacks, just 90 minutes from Saint Rose. WIth keynote speakers, student-led workshops, and fireside chats, this event is the hallmark Saint Rose experience.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 2,626 (Full-time: 866 men, 1,669 women; Part-time: 34 men, 57 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 1,657 (Full-time: 182 men, 462 women; Part-time: 300 men, 713 women)
40% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
14% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 480 – 570
SAT math range: 470 – 560
ACT range: 20 – 26
77% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
23% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American10%8%
% Asian2%2%
% Hispanic / Latino6%6%
% White, Non-Hispanic66%47%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native<1<1
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander<10%
% International / Nonresident Alien3%11%
% Two or more races7%2%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity6%24%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$29,826 per year, or $958 per credit
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
$11,878 (3 board plans available; early application for housing encouraged)
Room Only:
Graduate Tuition & Fees:

$776 per credit, $490 technology fee for full-time students (prorated for part-time), $170 student record fee (all students), $130 health services fee (for all full-time students)

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- rolling, February 1 if applying for scholarships, March 1 if applying for financial aid
Transfer Applications:
fall- rolling, February 1 if applying for scholarships, March 1 if applying for financial aid

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):
fall- March 1 priority; February 15 priority deadline for financial aid; freshman scholarships awarded by the end of February; spring- October 1

Application Requirements

Freshmen: HS transcript; SAT or ACT (optional); recommendation from teacher or school counselor; written essay or personal statement; audition for music programs; portfolio review for art programs; $40 application fee (waived for online applicants).
Transfers: College transcript; minimum GPA 2.5; letter of recommendation; HS diploma or transcript; personal statement.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid: