Dean's Welcome
MediaLibrary#3023Welcome to the School of Arts and Sciences of The College of New Rochelle, New York State’s first Catholic liberal arts college for women. We are a small learning community with a tranquil campus nestled in a residential area just outside of New York City. Our strong academic program and unique location combine to offer distinct advantages to our students, and we pride ourselves on the educational experience we provide.

Since its founding by the Ursuline Order in 1904, The College of New Rochelle has maintained as a hallmark its reputation for quality. Students in the School of Arts & Sciences experience that quality in important ways — in a distinctive curriculum that combines the liberal arts with professional preparation, in a nationally recognized faculty of dedicated teachers and gifted scholars, and in an academic community that values and fosters excellence, integrity, service, and tolerance.

Our students are a diverse group of young women from the United States and other countries who bring with them special talents, interests, and aspirations. They are classmates, project partners, roommates, and friends. Whether preparing for a career in broadcasting, teaching, business, the arts, the health professions, or human services, they share a common educational experience — classes are small and student-centered, courses are designed to meet the challenge of 21st century global citizenship, and programs offer ample opportunity for internships in places like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the United Nations.

If you are interested in learning more about The College of New Rochelle, I invite you to explore the CNR website. And, if you are able, I urge you visit our beautiful campus to experience the educational environment that is uniquely CNR.

Richard H. Thompson, Ph.D.
School of Arts and Sciences