College Of New Rochelle Housing and Nearby Apartments

For College of New Rochelle students seeking on-campus housing there are three residence halls here, each of which can accommodate approximately 120 women. Brescia and Ursula Halls offer traditional dormitory-style living arrangements (double rooms, communal bathrooms and kitchens, common areas with big-screen TVs, game rooms, laundry facilities and vending machines), while Angela Hall "focuses on the transition from college to 'the real world'" with more apartment-like facilities. But though on-campus living has become an increasingly attractive option for students here, off-campus housing remains the reality for the majority. New Rochelle itself, with a population of more than 80,000, has a wide range of housing options, though most students can be found in and around the downtown area, both because it tends to be more affordable, and because it's just more convenient. The surrounding Westchester County neighborhoods of Mount Vernon, Tuckahoe, and Eastchester are also worth considering as part of your hunt for student and faculty off-campus housing. You can even commute to school from Manhattan or the Bronx, via the MTA's Metro North railroad.

About The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle has been creating opportunities and breaking down barriers in this Westchester County city since its inception some 110 years ago. Founded as The College of St. Angela by the Order of Ursulines in 1904, the College of New Rochelle--as it was renamed six years later, in 1910--was the first Catholic women's college in New York State, at a time when a women's access to institutions of higher education was much more limited. From that groundbreaking beginning, the College of New Rochelle has built on the ideal of encouraging individuals and reaching out to communities who might not otherwise have had the inclination to attend college. As such, admittance to the undergraduate program at the College of New Rochelle remains women-only, though today the well- regarded nursing program, as well as other graduate studies and "adult learners" programs, are open to both men and women. The College of New Rochelle actually has six different campuses (in Co-op City, the South Bronx, Brooklyn, and Harlem), but the majority of CNR's nearly 4,200 students attend classes, participate in sports and other activities, and, in some cases, live in dormitories, on the school's main campus. Located on Castle Place in this Westchester city, the College of New Rochelle's main campus occupies some 20 acres of suburban landscape, a setting dominated by Leland Castle, an 1850 gothic revival mansion that has since been officially named a National Historic Site, and today houses the Castle Gallery. Other buildings of note on the College of New Rochelle campus include the newish Wellness Center, which features an NCAA competition-sized swimming pool, basketball and volleyball courts, a gym with a full array of workout equipment, an indoor running track, a yoga studio, a roof garden and a meditation garden. And then there's the Mooney Center, which gives CNR students access to computer and photography labs, as well as a TV production studio. Scroll down for a list of apartments near The College of New Rochelle.