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Colleges / Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York

Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York

Brooklyn, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate59%
Acceptance Rate59%

About MEC

Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York Overview

Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York is a public, state school in the city of Brooklyn, New York. MEC was founded in 1969 and the school enrolls around 4,134 students a year, which includes 4,134 undergrad students.

Student Involvement at MEC

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of MEC's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? MEC students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at MEC, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? MEC has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at MEC on the Student Life page.

2022 MEC Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 59%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 90%
In-State Tuition $6,930
Out-of-State $14,880

Is MEC a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what MEC offers and if the school seems like the right college for you.

MEC Acceptance Rate 2022

MEC is not competitive to get into. The university admitted 59% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 2,656 applications received in 2022, 1,564 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at MEC

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 39% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at MECreturn for their sophomore year. 25% of MEC undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook MEC Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with MEC directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

MEC's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York's endowment was $500000 thousand. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $14,605 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at MEC

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on MEC's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $5,661 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at MEC.

Based on this information, does MEC seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is MEC a good school for you?

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Where is MEC?

MEC is located in the city of Brooklyn, New York, in the suburbs of New York City.

If you would like to see MEC for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take I-278 to Brooklyn, or book a flight to the nearest airport, John F. Kennedy International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what MEC and Brooklyn are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1650 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11225-2298

Campus Setting: Urban

MEC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to MEC is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to MEC is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Student Life

Wondering what life at MEC is like? There are approximately 4,134 students enrolled at MEC. 72% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from NY and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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