Parents & Families:
Quick Facts About Morrisville State College (MSC)
- Founded in 1908
- Approximately 3,200 students attend MSC
- 52% male; 48% female
- $1,000,000 awarded in scholarships each year
- 80% of students receive financial aid
- 40 different clubs and organizations
- Mascot: Mustang
- Student to professor ratio = 17:1
- 95% of students have an internship before graduation
- 92% from NYS; 7% from out-of-state; and 1% international
What should I expect when my student visits a campus?
Schedule a visit to MSC for an interview with an admissions advisor, campus tour, and professor meeting. These visits can be scheduled Monday through Friday at 9:00am or 1:00pm. Schedule a visit today or call (315) 684-6046.
Some schools don't require an essay for admission, so why does Morrisville?
Quite simply, this is your opportunity to tell us something about yourself that maybe your test scores and high school grades just can't. But more importantly, success in college level work requires solid writing and reading skills - no matter what major you choose. Employers also tell us that their best employees are also their best writers. Our graduation rates, placement in internships, and employment after graduation speak to our higher admission standards.
When can I visit my son/daughter?
Family and friends are always welcomed to visit students on campus at any time. MSC holds Mustang Weekend in the beginning of the Fall semester to bring together the Morrisville family. Weekend events include things such as campus tours, athletic contests, campus community picnic, and much more.
How do I know how my son or daughter is doing academically? Why don't parents receive a copy of mid-term and final grades?
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protect the privacy of student education records after the age of 18 years old or beyond high school. Your child can submit a FERPA release form for the College to release educational records to their guardians. For more information: www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
What do students do when they get sick?
All students are encouraged to visit the Student Health Center for any non-emergency medical problems or illnesses they may have. Students are also encouraged to call and make an appointment with one of our personal counselors to address emotional needs or if they have difficulties adjusting to the rigors of college life. Our goal is to tend to student health needs, and in doing so, enhance the educational experience here at Morrisville State College.
What if my son/daughter wants to go to graduate/professional school?
Many of our associate and bachelor programs are set up to continue on to a graduate or professional degree through another college. These curriculums are noted on each program of study.
How do I send my son/daughter a letter or package?
If you would like to send your child a package – please address the package as followed:
- [Student Name]
[Student’s Building/Room Number]
Morrisville State College
Morrisville, NY 13408