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College Profile: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

 
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The State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, better known as SUNY Downstate Medical Center, is an academic medical center and is the only one of its kind in the Borough of Brooklyn in New York City. In 1858 the state granted the Long Island College Hospital's request to launch a medical school, becoming the first hospital-based medical school in the United States. In 1931, the school was rechartered as the Long Island College of Medicine. The school become "Downstate" on April 5th of 1950, when a merger was signed between the Long Island College of Medicine and the newly constituted State University of New York. SUNY Downstate is composed of a College of Medicine, College of Health Related Professions, College of Nursing, School of Graduate Studies and University Hospital of Brooklyn. It has 1,516 students, of which 50% are minorities and/or recent immigrants. SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine has the highest percentage of minority students of any medical school in New York State. The current president is Dr. John C. LaRosa.
 
450 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY
11203-2098
718-270-2187 (general)
718-270-2488 (financial aid)
718-270-2446 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

SUNY Downstate is the sole academic medical center located in the heart of one of our nations largest, most ethnically diverse, working class, urban communities. With our schools of higher education, our goal is to train the next generation of physicians, nurses, health care professionals and researchers serving our community and New York State. Through our research facilities, our mission is to advance the medical sciences to the community at large. Through our hospital and our educational affiliates, our mission is to serve the health care needs of 2.9 million residents of Brooklyn and Staten Island. We aspire to have a staff that is representative of the diverse ethnic populations we serve and to become more efficient and cost effective in achieving our mission.


General Information
Other Names Downstate Medical Center, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Type Public, 4-year or above
Control Public
Size 1,000 - 4,999
Campus Setting City: Large
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
No Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
Yes On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCYes Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

SUNY Downstate Medical Center Website
Wikipedia

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Not applicable
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Local|federal|any
 
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
1,795 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants400 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
Yes Bachelor's degreeYes Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeYes Post-master's certificate
Yes Doctor's degreeYes First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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