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Academics

The College at Brockport is “a school that specializes in producing nurses, PE teachers, and other teachers,” but is still able to “accommodate students with a wide variety of interests.” The school “has a unique atmosphere (especially in the Delta College Program [an interdisciplinary learning community]) in which students are able to come out of their comfort zone and blend with new people.” “The professors are diverse,” says one student. “Some are excellent teachers, others are simply extremely intelligent individuals. Most or all of them seem concerned students take something valuable away from their classes.” Still, “everyone has the occasional bad professor.” Students like that “class sizes are small for the most part” and the school offers “a great study-abroad program.” “The administration that has recently come into place at Brockport is clearly trying to change the school for the better,” notes one student. “It has put academics first and has aggressively lobbied for, and raised, money to expand programs and encourage positive intellectual growth within the college.” Students also appreciate that the president is so visible and involved with the student body. “You will see him around campus a lot, at basketball and football games, and basically anywhere.” All in all, Brockport seems a “good education for a good price!”

Student Body

While some think “the typical student here is your white, upstate, and western New York jock,” others see a bit more diversity. “The student body varies from super athletic to super academic,” notes one student. Still, most agree that the typical student here is “middle-class,” “Christian,” “and pretty moderate politically.” And there is no question there are “a lot of physical education majors as well as nursing majors.” One tool for categorizing these students might be the city/suburbs/rural divide. For example, “some people come from small towns and have that small-town something about them. Others come from Long Island, so they are opposite.” While there are few atypical students, those who are “can fit in with other people with whom they identify.” A student explains, “It can be difficult to find the right crowd for you at first, especially at a smaller school like Brockport, but once you find it, you’re golden.”

Campus Life

Hometown Brockport, N.Y., is “a relatively small town” with an “inviting” community. “For entertainment students hang out in the dorms like other colleges, but also peruse the shops, restaurants, and bars of Brockport’s quaint and thriving downtown. There is a regular bus schedule that makes rounds to the many malls, museums, cultural events, and landmarks of the Rochester, N.Y. area.” “In the village there is a movie theater” that offers “$1 current midnight movies on Fridays,” and also a bowling alley, where students enjoy “$1 bowling on Tuesdays and Thursdays.” “Sports and fitness are very important here,” and students are keen to both support and participate in them. “For the weekends drinking is pretty popular here,” says one student. As “the school has become more academically focused during the last decade,” “internships, studying abroad, and other academic experiences are becoming more popular.” One on-campus perk several students cite is “the food is rated number one in all of SUNY schools for the past few years.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Eric DiLaura
Admissions Advisor

Address
Admissions Office
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420

Phone
(585) 395-2751

Email
edilaura@brockport.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Seymour College Union
Drake Memorial Library
Hartwell Performance Center
Harrison Dining Hall
Special Events and Recreation Center
Tuttle Athletic Complex

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Strand Theatre (Brockport)
Village of Brockport shops
Concerts (Brockport/Rochester)
The Strong (Rochester)
Niagara Falls and Toronto, Canada

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8am-5pm (8am-4pm Summer)
(585) 395-2751

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
1 pm each working day when classes are in session

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Athletics website is www.gobrockport.com (for other faculty contact them or the department directly)

Advance Notice
3 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
athletics@brockport.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions online or a specific department for more information.

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
For accepted non-deposited students only; Only occurs in Feb, March, April

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Amtrak services Rochester. Greyhound and Trailways bus services are also available. Rental vehicles are available at the closest airport, Greater Rochester International Airport. Regional bus, taxis and car sharing available. Campus shuttle services Rochester-area transportation hubs. Short-term car rental program available from campus parking and transportation services.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the East: From NYS Thruway Exit 45 (Victor) take I-490 through Rochester and west to exit 8 for Route 531. Take 531 to the end at Washington Street. Follow signs to Brockport (six miles) by taking Route 31 west. Follow signs to the College. Enter the campus at Commencement Drive. From the West: From NYS thruway Exit 47 (LeRoy) take Route 19 north to Brockport (about 13 miles). Follow signs to the College. Enter the campus at Commencement Drive. From the South: From Interstate 390 north, take I-490 west. Follow directions from points east, above. Exit 8 is one mile west of I-390. When you arrive on campus, stop at the Welcome Center for a campus map and parking information.

Local Accommodations
Dollinger's Inn and Suites 4908 Lake Road South Brockport, NY 14420 585-395-1000 Gingerbread Manor 6590 Lake Road Brockport, NY 14420 585-494-1795 Econo Lodge 6575 4th Section Road Brockport, NY 14420 585-637-3157 The Victorian Bed & Breakfast 320 Main Street Brockport, NY 14420 585-637-7519 Hampton Inn 4873 Lake Road Brockport, NY 14420 585-391-6747 White Farm Bed & Breakfast 854 White Road Brockport, NY 14420 585-637-0459

Admissions

Applicants: 9,672
Acceptance Rate: 55%
Average HS GPA: 2.99







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