A CNR education integrates rigorous academics, a vibrant student community, and the Catholic core values of service, justice, and equality to bring you a complete college experience.
We believe that college is about more than just earning a degree—it’s about gaining the knowledge and skills you’ll need to embark on a successful career.
CNR’s location gives you the best of both worlds. Our scenic, 20-acre suburban campus in Westchester County provides a safe and personal educational environment enhanced by the abundance of intellectual, professional, and cultural resources available both locally and in nearby New York City. We help transfers adjust with our Living Learning Communities, where students in certain majors or with similar interests live together, share academic resources, and work closely with faculty.
Grounded in the liberal arts, our academic programs promote the development of critical-thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills. The global marketplace is shifting and evolving faster than ever, and our curriculum effectively prepares you to be adaptable and invaluable to employers in a dynamic workforce. With a CNR education, you’ll graduate prepared for your first position, with the ability to grow and advance your career to the highest levels.
Our School of Arts & Sciences offers more than 20 degree programs in a wide range of fields, while our School of Nursing & Healthcare Professions is renowned for its outstanding curriculum that prepares graduates for the workforce demands of the health care industry. Our philosophy and holistic approach to nursing is embodied by the “CNR Nurse,” whopossesses the expertise, compassion, and professionalism that is highly valued in the health care community. Recent Nursing graduates have a 92.4% first-time pass rate on the rigorous NCLEX exam—higher than both the New York State and national averages.
Living 16 miles from New York City, you will have access to limitless opportunities for networking with professionals and gaining relevant work experience through internships. Internship sites have included HBO, ABC, Atlantic Records, the Guggenheim Museum, Human Rights Watch, Morgan Stanley, and the United Nations. Our Nursing students participate in clinical placements at the most prestigious hospitals in New York, including New York Presbyterian, Phelps Memorial, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Montefiore Medical Center, and Blythedale Children’s Hospital.
Education for service
Our Catholic heritage is grounded in the Ursuline tradition to provide service and compassion to those in need. The College was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for six consecutive years. At CNR, you can make a difference with your peers in the community by helping out at area soup kitchens and senior facilities, making Midnight Runs to feed the homeless in New York City, and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. We combine curricular and cocurricular education, so you will apply what you are learning in the classroom to other situations in life. For example, Nursing students have provided health care delivery programs to women and children in Mexico, and at the local level, Environmental Studies students have assisted in watershed monitoring analyses.
Highly qualified faculty
Our robust academic programs are steered by a highly qualified faculty—of which 90% hold a terminal degree in their field. Classes are also offered by adjunct professors who work actively in their careers while teaching at CNR. We employ teachers and mentors who are routinely recognized for their ongoing dedication to research and interdisciplinary scholarship. Inside the classroom and out, support is available to you in the form of extra office hours, course selection assistance, and professional guidance. An 11:1 student-faculty ratio provides students with the opportunity to receive individualized attention.
CNR offers an NCAA Division III athletics program that competes in basketball, swimming, soccer, cross-country, volleyball, tennis, softball, and baseball. We also offer intramural and recreational activities, and our Wellness Center boasts a competition-sized swimming pool, exercise studio, and gymnasium.
For admission purposes, you are a transfer student if you have registered at a college or university after graduating from high school. If you have earned less than an associate degree, you must submit your final official high school transcript. Courses completed with grades of C- or better and similar to those offered at CNR are acceptable for transfer, and we will transfer up to 75 credit hours. Students who have completed an associate degree with a minimum of 60 credits will be granted junior status.
Scholarships and grants
The College’s commitment to affordability is expressed in a variety of ways. CNR recognizes outstanding students by awarding numerous merit scholarships to those who demonstrate exceptional academic accomplishment, leadership, commitment to service, and intellectual promise. More than 96% of our students receive financial aid and/or scholarships. Students can also apply for grants in the areas of music, art, and journalism.
Programs of Study
School of Nursing & Healthcare
School of Arts & Sciences
- Art Education (K–12)
- Art Therapy
- Studio Art
• Criminal Justice
• Environmental Studies
• Interdisciplinary Studies
- International Studies
- Women’s Studies
• Media Arts
• Political Science
• Religious Studies
• Social Work
• Teacher Education
- Adolescence Education
- Childhood Education
- Dual Certification Adolescence/Middle Childhood
- Dual Certification Childhood/Early Childhood
- Dual Certification Childhood/Middle Childhood
- Dual Certification Childhood/Students with Disabilities
- Dual Certification Visual Arts Education