The College Of Saint Rose

The College Of Saint Rose

The College of Saint Rose is a private, co-educational college located in Albany, New York. It was founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. It is named after Saint Rose of Lima. The college campus consists of more than 80 buildings and is spread across an area of 35 acres. It enrolls more than 4,500 students annually.

The College of Saint Rose grants undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 50 areas of study. It has been recognized as one of 'The Top 70 Best Northern Universities' by U.S. News & World Report. Its sports teams are nicknamed the Golden Knights. There are several student clubs and organizations on campus.

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The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Ave
Albany , NY 12203-1490
General Phone: (518) 454-5111

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St. Rose Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching1,506educational administration, educational supervision, special ed, education of blind, special education, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, ...
Business and Management169business management, accounting
Therapy and Counseling144psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, marriage and family therapy
Medical Support and Technology73audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Liberal Arts65American studies, foreign language and literature, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, political science, sociology, history
Media58radio and TV tech
Computer Science and Engineering29computer and info science, computer programming, data processing tech, webmastering
Fine Arts24fine arts studies
Science20biology, biochemistry, cell biology, ecology, chemistry, geochemistry
Photography and Commercial Art16commercial art
Security and Law Enforcement15criminal justice and administration
Family and Social Work13social work
Music10music performance
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy, religion
Art Studies0visual and performing arts

Number of programs and degrees for St. Rose in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree69339
Master's degree74526
Postbaccalaureate certificate25
Post-master's certificate71011

St. Rose Student Body

In 2007-2008, St. Rose had a total enrollment of 4,949 students (5,256 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 28%
Women 72%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 54%
Graduate 46%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 24%
20-21 23%
22-24 21%
25-29 12%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York88%
New Jersey2%
(International Students)2%

St. Rose Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 82 %
Part-Time 100 %

St. Rose Room and Board (2007)

St. Rose offers campus housing for 1,175 of its 5,256 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Albany, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

St. Rose Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460560
SAT Math470570
SAT Writing460560
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT31%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

St. Rose Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,972
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,972
Room and board $ 8,986
Room charge $ 4,345
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,740
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,100

Financial Aid:
St. Rose participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 270500)

St. Rose Faculty

St. Rose has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2532
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1014

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$80,39213$79,931
Associate professoracademic year39$67,41043$63,168
Assistant professoracademic year28$52,49741$52,670
Instructoracademic year10$36,37714$38,395
All faculty totalacademic year93$61,816111$58,129

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

St. Rose Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Northeast 10 Conference
Baseball Northeast 10 Conference
Track Northeast 10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports324678

St. Rose Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Computer Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Vision Impairments/ Blindness
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Sales & Marketing Oper/Marketing & Distribution Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music Performance, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Educational Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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