The College of New Rochelle

Infobox University
name = College of New Rochelle

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established = 1904
type = Private
president = Stephen Sweeney, Ph.D.
city = New Rochelle
state = New York
country = USA
campus = Suburban, 20 acres
undergrad = 6,800 (total at 6 campuses)
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postgrad =
faculty = 738
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free_label = Affiliation
free = Catholic
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The College of New Rochelle (CNR) is a private Catholic college with its main campus located in New Rochelle, New York. The College was founded in 1904 by the Order of the Ursulines as the first Catholic women's college in New York state.


Following the university model, the College of New Rochelle is composed of four separate schools:

* The School of Arts & Sciences

* The Graduate School

* The School of Nursing

* The School of New Resources for adult learners

Its oldest school, The School of Arts & Sciences was established in 1904 as a women's college and still enrolls only women students. It offers courses in the liberal arts, pre-medicine, pre-law, communication arts and business. Both men and women may enroll in the School of Nursing, the School of New Resources (for adult learners) and the Graduate School. [ [ CNR history] , College of New Rochelle Website]

The College of New Rochelle is chartered by the Regents of the State of New York and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The School of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing.

CNR has 98 full-time faculty and instructional staff and 640 adjunct faculty. Of the faculty, 75% hold doctoral degrees or the highest degree available in their field. The student-faculty ratio is 11:1.

The School's current President is Stephen Sweeny, Ph.D., who is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for La Salle Academy.


The main campus is located in New Rochelle, a suburban Westchester town approximately 16 miles north of Manhattan. There are currently over 6,800 students enrolled at CNR, with approximately 450 students living on the main campus in four residence halls.

The campus comprises 20 major buildings including; Leland Castle, a National Historic Site, which houses the Castle Gallery; the Mooney Center with its computer and photography labs and TV Production Studio; the 200,000 volume Gill Library; the Student Campus Center; the Rogick Life Sciences Building with its many laboratories; four residence halls; and the innovative Learning Center for Nursing.

Notable Alumni

* Madeleine Blais- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author [cite news | url= | title=New England News Forum | publisher=New England News | date= May 24, 2007 | first= | last= | accessdate = September 4, 2008]
* Mary Donohue - Lieutenant Governor of New York State 1998-2006 [ [ CICU: Mary Donahue Biography ] ]
* Regina Peruggi - President of Kingsborough Community College and first wife of Rudy Giuliani [ [ NY] ]
* Mercedes Ruehl - Academy Award-winning stage and screen actress
* Anne Sweeney - Co-Chair of Disney Media Networks and President of the Disney-ABC Television Group] [ [ Disney Corporate Website] ]


External links

* [ College of New Rochelle]
* [ College Board: College of New Rochelle]

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