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Cogswell Polytechnical College

San Jose, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

191 Baypointe Pkwy

San Jose, CA 95134-1697

www.cogswell.edu

Admission Office

191 Baypointe Parkway

San Jose, CA 95134

(408) 498-5160

Fax : (408) 877-7373

admissions@cogswell.edu

Contact : Daniel Cardenas

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Small

For-Profit

college of art

college of business

college of engineering

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Code: 4057

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 55.0%

Total undergraduates : 544

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 31

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 21.0%

Average financial aid package : $8,646.00

In-State Tuition : $26,980.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $26,980.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

Program fusion of digital art, audio, engineering and business. Project-based learning. Students have the opportunity to participate in collaborative projects and work along with colleagues from different fields of studies.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : Jul 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jul 31

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : Apr 30

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 55.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 64.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Communication Technologies : 34.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 32.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 23.0%
Engineering Technologies : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business Administration and Management, General B
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies M

Communications Technologies & Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Programming/Programmer, General B
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation B

Visual & Performing Arts
Game and Interactive Media Design B
Music Technology B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Internships

Double Major

Independent Study

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

164 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : electronic music laboratories, sound/recording studio, video studio, editing studio, computer imaging laboratories, SGI laboratory, MIDI laboratory, 2D and 3D animation laboratories

Geographic Location : 45 miles from San Francisco, 4 miles from San Jose.

Small City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 544

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 31

Degree-seeking undergrads : 543

Graduate enrollment : 10

Student General Information

All students average age : 22

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 92.0%

Out of state students : 8.0%

Part Time students : 22.0%

Percentage of males : 68.0%

Percentage of females : 32.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 5.0%

American Indian/Alaskan Native : 1.0%

Black African American : 8.0%

Asian : 22.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 22.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 12.0%

White : 28.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 2.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $300.00

Housing deposit due : Jul 1

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Financial aid counseling

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Academic Support Programs

Tutoring

Remedial instruction

Reduced course load

Pre-admission summer program

Study skills assistance

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

N

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

N

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

N

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Other Sports : E-sports


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: No

Total applicants : 458

Admitted : 226

Enrolled : 31

Very selective 49.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Talent/Ability

Important

Character/Personal Qualities

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Considered

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Standardized Test Scores

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Recommended: SAT or ACT

Considered if submitted: SAT Subject Tests

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

State high school equivalency certificate

Interview

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Motivation, 2.7 GPA in academic subjects is recommended, test scores most important. Recommendations, personal essay, art portfolio required for art programs.

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 11.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 16.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 19.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 19.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 24.0%

1.00 - 1.99 : 4.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

600 - 699 : 50.0%

500 - 599 : 25.0%

300 - 399 : 25.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

600 - 699 : 50.0%

400 - 499 : 50.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

12 - 17 : 100.0%

ACT Math

12 - 17 : 100.0%

ACT English

12 - 17 : 100.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

From the college: Students may receive college credit for certain courses based on scores of the Advanced Placement Test (AP). Credit in appropriate courses will be given for examinations passed with a score of three (3) or higher. These tests are administered by national testing organizations and test results must be sent directly to the College by the organization in order to be valid. The following Advanced Placement Courses transfer directly into Cogswell courses:

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Science Lab

1

0

Computer Science

0

1

Visual/Performing Arts

0

1

English

3

0

Math

3

0

Science

1

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 15.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 1.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

460 - 600

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

540 - 620

ACT Composite

17 - 17


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

--

DAA100

All

Art History

3

--

HUM120

All

Biology

3

--

--

All

Calculus AB

3

--

MATH143

All

Calculus BC

3

--

MATH144

All

Chemistry

3

--

--

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

--

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

--

--

All

Computer Science A

3

--

SWE 212

All

Drawing

3

--

DAA110

All

English Language and Composition

3

--

--

All

English Literature and Composition

3

--

--

All

European History

3

--

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

--

--

All

German Language and Culture

3

--

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

--

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

--

--

All

Latin

3

--

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

--

--

All

Microeconomics

3

--

--

All

Music Theory

3

--

DAT102

All

Physics 1

3

--

--

All

Physics 2

3

--

--

All

Psychology

3

--

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

--

--

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

--

--

All

United States Government and Politics

3

--

--

All

United States History

3

--

--

All

World History: Modern

3

--

--

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

49

3

Biology

49

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

49

--

Chemistry

49

3

College Algebra

49

3

College Mathematics

49

--

History of United States I

49

3

History of United States II

49

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

49

--

Pre Calculus

49

--

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% Applied for need-based aid : 74.0%

% Judged to have need : 94.0%

% that were offered aid : 94.0%

% that had need fully met : 39.0%

% of need met : 21.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $8,646.00

Avg non need-based aid : $2,731.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $4,102.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,093.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $37,847.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Stacey Valentine

Financial aid office phone : (408) 498-5100

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $866.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Work Study Programs

For part-time students

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$26,980.00

$26,980.00

$26,980.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$26,980.00

$26,980.00

$26,980.00

Room only:

$12,790.00

$9,920.00

--

Books and supplies:

$960.00

$960.00

$960.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,320.00

$3,360.00

$2,864.00

Transportation expenses:

$288.00

$760.00

$832.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$43,338.00

$41,980.00

$31,636.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$43,338.00

$41,980.00

$31,636.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 12

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 64

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 80

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 60

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Interview

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

Previous academic record and GPA in major considered. Interview highly recommended.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $26,980.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $12,790.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $9,920.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $866.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $6,190.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 2

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 69

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser