There’s something about New York that inspires. The pulse of its creativity and the energy emanating from its skyline seem to radiate outward to every corner of the world. It’s not easy to make it here, but those who try are possessed of ample determination and even bigger dreams. At Monroe, those people are the 170 international students who arrive each year with one common goal – success. And succeed they do. Not simply in the disciplines they study, but in the friendships they form.
Since 1933, Monroe has been more than just a home away from home for students from nearly every continent in the world; it has been an extended family. Today, that family includes scholars from India, Pakistan, Nepal, China, Japan, the Caribbean and more. Add to this impressive mix a varied student body from the United States and you have a college as rich and textured in its diversity as it is in its educational curricula.
More than a College, a Family.
College can be difficult, particularly when you’re trying to learn the customs of a new country. But at Monroe, you’ll find a very unique culture of caring. This is not a place of huge, impersonal lecture halls. Monroe is an environment of small classrooms, most with less than 25 students, and professors who know you by name. A place where the college president might sit down next to you in the cafeteria. A place where every student is assigned an Academic Advisor to monitor their progress. Here, we know you and care about your progress. Monroe is an entire family of support. One you’ll have for a lifetime.
Education for the Real World.
Monroe teaches real world skills that can be applied right away. One of the ways we do this is by hiring professors who actually work in the disciplines they teach. This means students are taught skills and procedures in use, right now. We also encourage all our students to get work experience at well-known companies “before” they graduate. Such companies include IBM,MTV, the United Nations,N.Y.P.D., Price Waterhouse Coopers and more. By following this path, students are ready for additional practical training the year after graduation
English Skills and Honors Program
Monroe’s innovative EASE (English with Academic Support) program provides language assistance right on campus, allowing you to learn English concurrently with the rest of your studies. Be assured that tutoring is available throughout your academic career. Those students who demonstrate academic success may also be selected to enter the Monroe Honors Program, which allows gifted students to participate in enhanced intellectual coursework ranging from the Evolution of the American Presidency to Human Rights in the 20th Century.
Minutes from New York City
Monroe’s New Rochelle campus has it all – a small town setting less than a 30minute train ride from New York City. On campus you will find hundreds of college activities to enjoy, including nationallyranked athletics, clubs for every interest, professional organizations such as our award winning SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) Team, international organizations and more. After class and activities, you’ll go home to study and relax in fully furnished residential facilities. Our new Allison Hall features spacious two-roomsuites,WiFi, high-speed Internet, a computer room and exercise center. At Monroe, you’ll work and play on a quiet, relaxed campus–minutes from the most exciting city in the world.
Launching Your Career.
We are confident that you will have a wonderful college experience at Monroe, but we want to make sure that you are successful once you graduate and leave us. That’s why our Office of Career Advancement will work with you, one-on-one, from your very first semester, to help you research companies, prepare your resume or conduct mock interviews so you make a great first impression. Each semester you will have the opportunity to meet over 80 companies and organizations at our very own Job Fair. Plus, we pledge to keep working with you even after you graduate.
Affordable Tuition, Scholarship Opportunities & Year Round Classes.
Monroe College is one of the most affordable private colleges in the United States. Plus, a number of scholarship opportunities exist for those students whose GPA exceeds 3.3 or who demonstrate strong academic potential. Athletes may also earn athletic scholarships. Plus, Monroe offers a unique 3-semester calendar that will allow you to take classes year round and finish your Bachelor’s degree in just under3 years.