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Why Choose the School of Arts & Sciences?

The School of Arts & Sciences at The College of New Rochelle is a close-knit community of focused, hard working students. Here are a few reasons why SAS may be the right school for you. Professor and students talking on campus

  • Women's education – An all-women's education means every student has the opportunity to speak her mind and learn to be a leader in a supportive environment designed to engage and empower women.
  • Rigorous academics – With more than 20 degree programs, SAS challenges students to learn and grow in every dimension through a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with a strong emphasis on outcomes; this helps ensure that graduates are fully prepared to succeed in their lives and careers.
  • 21st century education – A 21st century liberal arts education encourages all students to become leaders who are fluid, marketable and competitive as opportunities and market demands change.
  • Rigorous academics – With more than 20 degree programs, SAS challenges students to learn and grow in every dimension through a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with a strong emphasis on outcomes; this helps ensure that graduates are fully prepared to succeed in their lives and careers.
  • Exceptional faculty – CNR's outstanding faculty members are consistently recognized nationally and internationally for their scholastic achievements. With an average class size of 15-20 students, faculty members can dedicate the necessary time, care, and personal attention students need to set them apart.
  • Warm and welcoming – CNR is a home away from home — a vibrant and supportive community where everyone benefits from generous attention, close relationships, and a true sense of belonging.
  • Beautiful campus – Our students enjoy a beautiful and peaceful setting for learning and exploration on CNR's main campus in the heart of New Rochelle. The campus combines historic buildings like the iconic Leland Castle and cutting-edge facilities such as our award-winning Wellness Center, which is home to CNR's Division II athletics teams.
  • New York connection – Just outside of Manhattan, and only minutes from the vast opportunities New York City offers, our students have access to professional, educational, and cultural experiences found nowhere else in the world. Many of our students obtain valuable internships at well-known New York businesses and organizations.