Points of Pride

The mission of the College of New Rochelle is grounded in the Gospels. It is expressed most particularly in the commitment to the Catholic intellectual, moral, and social justice tradition, to the education of women in the world, to the liberal arts as foundational for living a full effective life, to expanding access to populations historically underserved by higher education, and to creating a community composed of people diverse in origin, race, economic situation, and class.


Mother Irene Gill, O.S.U., founded the College of St. Angela as the first Catholic college for women in New York State in 1904, sixteen years before women won the right to vote. On September 12, twelve freshman began classes in Leland Castle. At that time, young women were generally excluded from higher education, making the task set out for the College’s  Ursuline foundresses an important one.

Location & Contact

College of New Rochelle

29 Castle Place

New Rochelle, NY 10805

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Pre-Professional and Certificate Programs

Areas of Study

  • American Studies
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art Therapy
  • Art/Studio
  • Biology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Languages and Literature
  • Communication/Journalism
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • French
  • Global Studies/International Relations
  • Health Care Management
  • History
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science/Government
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations/Applied Communications
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish