Nyack College

2 Washington St, Nyack, United States
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Overview of Nyack College

About this school

Nyack, founded in 1882, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 64-acre campus, overlooking the Hudson River, is located in Nyack, 25 miles north of New York City.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,398
    • Men:590 Men (42.2%)
    • Women:808 Women (57.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Nyack College is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Required for some
August 30
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1 South Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Nyack, NY 10960
Phone
(845) 675-4401
Fax
(845) 358-3047
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Signed statement of faith and community life form required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
98% of 435 applicants were admitted
Women
99% of 259 applicants were admitted
Men
98% of 176 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
201 (47%) of 428 admitted students enrolled
Women
105 (41%) of 256 admitted students enrolled
Men
96 (56%) of 172 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.88
375 And Above
11%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
14%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
420-550 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
9%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
29%
• Score 300 - 400
17%
• Score 200 - 300
2%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
16%
• Score 500 - 600
32%
• Score 400 - 500
38%
• Score 300 - 400
12%
• Score 200 - 300
1%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
17-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
9%
• Score 18 - 23
65%
• Score 12 - 17
23%
• Score 6 - 11
2%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $25,350 (62.6%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,450 (23.34%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (2.47%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,697 (11.6%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Nyack College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002790
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
217 (90.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
200 (92.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
200 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
36 (18.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$23,731
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 175 (87.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,163
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 185 (92.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,744
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 192 (96.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
40 (16.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,211

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,257 (88.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,172 (93.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,172 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
107 (9.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$20,230
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,043 (89.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,923
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,077 (91.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,555
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,061 (90.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
207 (14.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,808

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
85%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,670
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,125

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


82

Part-Time Faculty


180

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


26%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 36% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 18% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 73% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Nyack College provides speech disorders services, visually impaired services

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


59.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


30.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


42.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


46.5%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (35)


  • Accounting
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Voice and Opera
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Theology and religious vocations, Interdisciplinary studies

Online Degrees


Childhood special education

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Ministry

Master's Programs of Study (13)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Missions and Missiology
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Religion
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


6,898

Nearest Metropolitan Area


New York City

Campus Size


125 acres

Weather


Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Nanuet
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in New York City

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


69% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


31%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Lion
School Colors
Purple, gold, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Nyack College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student leadership, choral groups, lost & found, small group ministries, intramurals

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,131

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,398
Women
808
Men
590

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 8.5% Asian
  • 31.5% Black/African-American
  • 31.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 22.8% White
  • 2.2% Unknown

International Students


6.2%

Average Age


25

Number of Graduate Students


1,057

Student Resources

Study resources