Herkimer County Community College

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http://www.herkimer.edu /

College Profile

Part of the State University of New York (SUNY), the largest comprehensive public university system in the nation, Herkimer County Community College offers a premier two-year college experience offering associate degrees and one-year certificates, both on-campus and online. International graduates transfer to four-year public and private universities, while others find employment upon graduation.

 

Herkimer College sits on a hill overlooking the small village of Herkimer in Central New York. The beautiful, well-kept grounds are striking. Herkimer College’s enrollment of approximately 3,000 students ensures that students learn in small classes. Faculty are friendly, experienced and know students by name.

The national championship athletic program, intramurals, full calendar of student activities and numerous student clubs and organizations provide plenty to do outside of classes.

 

Residence hall style housing provides fully furnished apartments with a bathroom, bedroom(s), living room, and kitchen. Semester rent rates include the cost of utilities and amenities. Amenities include coin-free laundry facilities, high definition cable television (HDTV), and wireless internet access (Wi-Fi). For students who prefer not to live in campus apartments, off-campus housing is available.

 

Herkimer is a short drive from Albany, Utica, and Syracuse and within a four-hour drive of Niagara Falls, New York City, Toronto, Boston and Montreal.

The ESL Program, established in 1997, provides English Language study to students from around the world. Students from Southeast Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Asian Sub-continent have developed their English skills and knowledge of U.S. culture as they prepare for majors ranging from Business to Science, and from Radio-TV Broadcasting to Fine Arts. Our students have transferred successfully to colleges and universities in the SUNY system as well as to public and private colleges and universities around the United States.

 

A dedicated International Programming staff is available to assist with adjustment to life in the United States. The Center for Global Learning provides cultural, academic and social activities throughout the year. In addition, the Academic Support Center assists students in their academic success with course content tutoring and alternative ESL testing accommodations.



Institution Demographics

  • Total enrollment: 3,250
  • International Student Enrollment: 110
  • 41% Male, 59% Female
  • Faculty-student ratio: 21:1
  • Number of countries represented on campus: 21
  • Top countries represented on campus: China, Japan, England


English as a Second Language Program and Services

Can your institution issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Student Status to a student who has been admitted only to the Intensive English Program?
Yes

Does your institution provide courses of English as a Second Language to admitted students?
Yes

ESL classes at Herkimer College were established in 1997 to provide English Language study to students from around the world. Students from South East Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Asian Sub-continent have developed their English skills as they prepare for majors ranging from Business to Science, and from Radio-TV Broadcasting to Fine Arts. Our students have transferred successfully to colleges and universities in the SUNY system as well as to colleges and universities around the United States and around the world.

Non-credit courses do not count toward receiving a degree but they may help a student prepare for the credit bearing courses that require facility in American English.  The language courses are designed for students who have studied English but need further practice in order to assist them in these degree programs at Herkimer College.  These courses can also help students prepare to transfer to other colleges.

For more information contact: Ember Traino – intlprograms@herkimer.edu



International Student Housing Options

International students have access to each of our 3 dormitory complexes and numerous off-campus housing options both within walking distance and within the route of our shuttle service.

 

For more information: (Contact?)

 

Contact’s Name: Herkimer College – HCCC Housing Corporation

Contact’s Address: 400 Lou Amber’s Drive, Herkimer, NY 13350

Contact’s Phone: 315-574-4016

Contact’s Email: reslifehousing@herkimer.edu



First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

WEBSITE FOR ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

 

http://www.herkimer.edu/apply/international-programs/apply-now/



Visa Information

Herkimer College can issue an I-20 for students entering in F-1 status.



Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students

Estimated Cost of Attendance for Full-Time International Student Tuition & Fees per Academic Year:

Item                                                                   Cost

Tuition                                                              $7,000.00

Housing                                                             $6,098.00

Meal Plan                                                          $2,360.00

International Student Health Insurance            $1,100.00 ($550.00 per term)

Books & Supplies                                             $1,200.00

Student Fees                                                      $900.00

TOTAL                                                             $18,658.00

 

*Full time = 12 credits or more per semester

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

 



Student Activities and Campus Life

One of the great things about choosing Herkimer College is there are so many ways to enhance your experience by getting involved in a group or activity. As one of the largest residential community colleges, we offer a wide array of extracurricular opportunities. Joining is a great way to meet people, explore your interests, gain leadership skills, build your resume, and have fun!

The Center for Student Leadership & Involvement is responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and programs in addition to supervising and assisting student clubs and organizations. If students would like to get involved in campus organizations and activities, they are encouraged to visit our office for more information.

To learn more about these opportunities, visit the Center for Student Leadership & Involvement in RMCC 220, call 315-574-4032, or visit us online.

http://www.herkimer.edu/experience/center-for-student-leadership-and-involvement/