College of Saint Rose, USA laid its foundation in the year 1920 by the sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet in Albany, New York. Renowned as one of the coveted institutes in the US Education System, the organization offers around 50 undergraduate and 30 graduate degree courses for international students.
Providing a plethora of programs across its 4 academic schools, the college is one of the coveted institutes which represents some 34 states and over 60 countries in its student body population. Admissions to this ethnically diverse and vibrant site is offered majorly on the rolling basis, with different priority deadlines being observed for undergraduate and graduate programs.
With an acceptance rate of nearly 87%, the admissions at College of Saint Rose are considered to be less selective but should not be confused for a cake walk process. While any decent profile can get the candidates enrolled at the institute, however, the data reflects that the average entering score of first-year students was 88% and above, reflecting that extra effort at all times will be worth it. The institute encourages all the applicants to send in their entries by the priority deadlines as it will increase their chances at acceptance to approximately 91% and help them to succeed in their dream of studying in the USA sooner.
|No. of Schools||4|
|No of Residence Halls||3|
|No. of undergraduate and graduate degree programs||47 and 30, respectively|
|Intake Type||Semester wise|
|Mode of Program||Full time and online|
|No. of countries represented in student body||Over 60|
|Average entering grade of first-year students||88%|
|Financial Aid||Around 99% students received some form of financial help|
|Average merit award||17,430|
College of Saint Rose offers a plethora of courses for international students which includes 50 undergraduate degree, 30 graduate degree and various certificate, advanced certificate and accelerated/dual degree programs. The available courses are offered across its 4 schools which are as mentioned below.
The top undergraduate and graduate majors favorite with the students include Master of Business Administration (MBA), Communication Sciences and Disorders, Educational Leadership and Administration, Mental Health Counseling and Psychology, among others.
The college main campus called Pine Hills is located in the neighborhood of New York’s capital city Albany in a lush area of 46-acres. The campus is well equipped with facilities like 40 clubs, fitness centre, parking pass, Late Knight events, late-night breakfasts, athletics and student association, et al. to ensure students never run out of options when recharging themselves by taking a break from the cut-throat curriculum of the institute.
Description of some of the student activities offered on campus are as follows:
College of Saint Rose provides on-campus accommodation to its students through Victorian-style houses and furnished apartments, suites and townhouses, and traditional dorms. The residence halls consist of a common room, a kitchen and laundry facilities. The rooms there are furnished with standard twin beds, dressers, desks, chairs, closet and basic cable.
While first-year students start out in Brubacher Hall, Lima Hall, or RCC (Riley, Carondelet, and Cavanaugh Halls, transfer students are asked to stay with other upper-class students in residence halls.
The on-campus housing also comes with a perk of different delicacies ranging from chicken salad to sirloin burgers or stir fry, all available at a walking distance. Students can take the meal plans and avail the benefits like access to the main dining room, the grab-and-go Camelot Room, Starbucks, and cafes, all at one stop which is your campus.
Though the institute encourages all the students to opt for on-campus alternative while looking for accommodation to ensure all the facilities at a walk away plus guaranteed safety, however, it understands that some candidates might want a more private space and thus opt for off-campus residence.
To facilitate the stay of its students off campus, the college offers help in the form of Off Campus Housing 101 and University Heights College Suites through which applicants can learn about various rentals and other safety measures. Apart from the basic help, the institute also offers additional benefits similar to that of on-campus students which comprises free public transportation, meal plan and access to a parking pass, among others.
For Undergraduate students, fall 2020 Application deadline is February 15, 2020.
Graduate admissions are offered on the rolling basis for most of the programs, however, there are certain courses which follow their specific deadlines as well. Note that preference is given to aspirants applying before the preferred deadlines which are as mentioned October 15 for spring enrolment, April 1 for Fall enrolment and March 15 for Summer enrolment.
General requirements: Official high-school or university transcripts, letter of recommendation, an essay or graded paper, standardized test scores, SAT/ACT scores, GMAT scores, Portfolio, among others.
Additional requirements: Birth certificate, passport copy, Valid student Visa, proof of health insurance, proof of financial support.
English Proficiency Test: Minimum English test scores required for admission are given below:
|English proficiency tests||Minimum score Required|
International Students must always ensure to have a list of living expenses required to study in a foreign land before applying at the institute of choice. An estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is as mentioned below.
While the basic tuition fee for undergraduate and graduate courses is 33,152 for 12 to 18 credits and 799 per credit, respectively, however, the fee for various available programs varies and has been tabulated as follows:
|Degree||Fee per semester, in USD|
|Public Communication Majors||250|
|Music Lesson Fee||440 to 880 per course|
|Science Lab fee||65|
|Degree||Fee per semester|
|Child Abuse Workshop||65.00|
|Substance Abuse Workshop||65.00|
Other basic living expenses apart from tuition fee are as mentioned below.
|Type of Expenditure||Cost (in USD, per year)|
|Room and Board||3,356 to 5,216 per sem|
|Books & Supplies||1,200|
|Meal||1,560 to 3,290 per sem|
The institute offers a variety of scholarships to meritorious international students hoping to study in the USA and achieve their lifelong aspirations. Some of the studentships offered by the institute are as described below.
The College of Saint Rose Scholarship
Transfer Scholarship – This is yet another merit-based renewable scholarship awarded to students with superior academic records.
Art and Music Scholarship – This is awarded to full-time freshmen and transfer applicants with extraordinary artistic or musical ability demonstrated through an art portfolio or music audition that has to be done by February 1. The student application must be accepted by the university before February 1.
Other Scholarships for first-year students
|Name of the Scholarship||Amount (in USD)||GPA + Test Scores||SAT Score||ACT Score|
|Trustees Scholarship||22,000||94 + GPA||1180-1600||27|
|Presidential Scholarship||20,000||92 + GPA||1090-1180||23|
|Provost Scholarship||18,000||87 + GPA||1020-1120||22|
|Saint Rose Award||16,000||85 + GPA||1000-1120||21|
Note that the awards offered by the institute for international students are not restricted to the field of academics but may also be awarded to candidates with excellent performance in their respective fields. However, regardless of the type of scholarship, no award at any time will exceed the total amount of tuition fee and thus students need to arrange for their other expenses on their own accord.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$32,218 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|The College of Saint Rose Enrollment||4985|
|Average Graduation Rate||60.3%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$32,218 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$23,970 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,200 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$12,356 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$2,100 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$12,356 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$2,460 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$2,460 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$2,460 / Year|
|Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Arts Programs||National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Programs||American Speech-Language-Hearing Association|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 2 students ratings
I really liked the small classroom sizes compared to the bigger colleges and lecture halls. It's a pretty small school so you always run into someone you know or have seen before on campus. I really liked my major as well. This college was in the heart of Albany and is very easy to get around, plus there are so many options if you are bored to do something.
I love it the rigorous curriculum
I had heard the College of Saint Rose has an excellent Music program. They are a reasonable priced institution and I am glad I chose to go here.
I love it. The courses are all amazing and I am having so much fun learning in my classes. I do not think the classes are super difficult but that's okay, I am doing very well in my classes.
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