Facts at a Glance

Founded by the Order of St. Ursula

First Catholic college for women in New York State

One school with 12 students


Four schools with six campuses and nearly 4,200 students


Chartered by the Regents of the State of New York 

Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

School of Nursing accredited by the The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Baccalaureate Social Work Program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Education Programs accredited by the Regents Accreditation of Teacher Education 


Two semesters - Fall and Spring; a January session; two Summer Sessions



Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Master of Arts

Master of Public Administration

Master of Science

Master of Science in Education


115 full-time faculty and instructional staff

90% hold doctoral degrees or the highest degree available in their field 


Nearly 4,200 students currently enrolled at CNR

Approximately 200 students live on the main campus in three residence halls.


More than 50,000 alumnae/i representing 50 states and 49 foreign countries 

Financial Aid

Over 85% of SAS and SN students receive financial aid packages, which combine grants, loans, and work study from Federal, State and private agencies, as well as from the College. 

Over 95% of SNR students and over 85% of GS students receive some combination of aid from these sources. 


The main CNR campus is situated on 20 suburban acres in New Rochelle, NY, 16 miles north of Manhattan. Proximity to New York City facilitates internships, honors and cooperative programs and excursions to museums, plays and shops. The area, with its numerous parks, recreational areas and Long Island Sound, is easily accessible via Amtrak and Metro-North trains or any of the four area airports, all located within an hour of the College.

In addition to the main campus, the School of New Resources maintains five branch campuses including the Co-op City Campus, the DC-37 Campus, the John Cardinal O'Connor Campus in the South Bronx, the Brooklyn Campus and the Rosa Parks Campus in Harlem.


The main campus is comprised of 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 220,000 volume Gill Library; the Sweeny Student Center; the Rogick Life Sciences Building with its many laboratories; four residence halls; the innovative Learning Center for Nursing, and the new state-of-the-art Wellness Center. All of the SNR campuses have classroom and computer facilities. Of particular note is the Gordon Parks A. Gallery & Cultural Arts Center on the John Cardinal O'Connor Campus in the South Bronx.

updated as of 12/4/12