Keuka College is a four-year private school located in Keuka Park, New York. The college was founded in 1891 but had to be closed in 1915 due to financial troubles. In 1921 the school was re-opened as Keuka College for Women, which remained a female-only school until 1985 when men began to be admitted to the school.
Keuka College offers over 20 bachelor’s degree programs and seven master’s degrees in childhood education, occupational therapy, management, and criminal justice administration as well as pre-professional programs. Curriculum places emphasis on hands-on experiential education. Students are required to complete a Field Period, or student-designed internship, every year of enrollment. During this field period, each student must spend 140 hours in a self-directed learning experience, which could be an internship, community service, spiritual exploration, or group cultural experience to another city or country. The Accelerated Studies for Adults Program (ASAP) has 921 students and offers bachelor's degree completion and master's degree programs one evening a week at locales around the state.
The College offers degree programs in the People's Republic of China where more than 3,100 Chinese students are pursuing Keuka degrees at four partner universities. There are approximately 230 Vietnamese students earning Keuka degrees at Vietnam National University in Hanoi.
Keuka College has 1,873 students on the main campus and 330 faculty members, giving the university a 15 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, 77 teach full-time and 253 teach part-time. Of all students, about 83% study full-time and about 17% study part-time. The student body contains 76% female students and 24% male students, giving the school a 3:1 female to male ratio. About 81% of all students are white with the remaining students being black, American Indian, Asian, and Hispanic. About 54% of students are ages 24 and under with 41% of students being ages 25 and above (4% unknown). About 90% of students are from New York, 9% of students are from out-of-state, and 1% of students are from a foreign country. The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 75% and the overall graduation rate is 50%.
Most students live on-campus, as Keuka College is a primarily residential institution. The college offers six residential halls for freshman and sophomore students and apartments for junior and senior students. All halls offer common study areas, pantries, TV lounges, phone and cable connections, and Internet access. Laundry is included with room and board. Exceptions to living on campus apply to students 23 years old or above, married students, students who have a dependent, an internship that requires site residency, medical or mental hardships, or any other compelling circumstance.
Campus life includes over 30 student clubs, club sports (cheerleading, dance, step team), academic organizations, athletics, intramural sports, honor societies, and waterfront services. Intramural sports include the following leagues: basketball, badminton, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, indoor soccer, indoor volleyball, and softball. Waterfront services are offered by Point Neamo to students and community members, including the following services: swimming, boating, triathlon, and bonfires.
Special learning opportunities available to students include: teacher certification, distance learning, study abroad, and weekend/evening college. Students have access to services such as remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, and placement services for completers.
Tuition costs $25,235 per year and books and other supplies are estimated to cost $1,500 per year. On-campus living is estimated to cost $9,880 per year with $3,395 in additional living expenses. Off-campus living is estimated to cost $7,200 per year with $3,045 in additional living expenses. Tuition payment plans are offered. Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. Almost all (99%) KC students receive financial aid.
Every year, around 875 students apply to Keuka College and 76% of those applicants will be admitted into the school. Statistically, 76% of men and 76% of women who apply will be accepted. Complete applications include a non-refundable $50 application fee, any high school or college transcripts, and submission of ACT/SAT scores.
Keuka College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Master's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:768
Calendar System:Four-one-four plan
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