The College of New Rochelle Honored for Distinctive Educational Excellence


The College of New Rochelle has been recognized as a "College of Distinction" by a website dedicated to honoring schools nationwide for its excellence in student-focused higher education.

"Schools designated as "Colleges of Distinction" create well-rounded graduates and are among the very best in the country," said Tyson Schritter, Executive Editor of Colleges of Distinction. Colleges and universities are nominated for participation in Colleges of Distinction through high school counselors' recommendations as well as quantitative research.

Once nominated, the colleges are assessed using the Four Distinctions: student engagement, quality of teaching, vibrancy of the college community and success of graduates. Schools featured on must meet minimum standards in each category.

In the category of student engagement, CNR stood out for its Honors and Study Abroad programs, the internships and clinical placements students take part in, and its tradition of serving others. The College has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Roll for the last four years.

The College of New Rochelle was also noted for the variety of student activities on campus, including its NCAA Division III athletic teams, arts and cultural organizations, and service and spiritual opportunities. CNR's Living Learning Communities also contribute to the vibrancy of campus life.

The College of New Rochelle's profile on the Colleges of Distinction website can be found at offers dynamic college profiles and easy-to-use search tools for students, parents, and counselors. The website includes tips from high school guidance counselors, essays from college students, presidents and other members of campus communities.

"While each school is one of a kind, they all share a common theme: they are all a great place to get an education," Schritter said.