Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.

New Rochelle

Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.

St. Lucia

Located on the Vide Boutielle Highway, Monroe College’s St. Lucia campus offers a practical education designed to give students a competitive edge in the workplace.

  • The Basketball Academy at Monroe College

    Academy Philosophy

    The Monroe College Basketball Academy provides a training atmosphere in which players can thrive, improve and enjoy the game of basketball while attending Monroe College. The experience is designed to be both challenging and enjoyable, working to push players to a higher level and allowing every player who comes to The Academy to leave as a better athlete. Whatever your aspirations may be, The Academy will provide you with the opportunity to maximize your abilities both on and off the court.

    Our Players

    The Academy is an ideal program for several types of players, including players who wish to be seen by college coaches in America and potentially offered a scholarship, players who need to obtain college credits to become NCAA eligible without losing playing eligibility, any player who wishes to become a coach and study, international students who want to learn English while being part of a serious academy or international students who want to study in America and play Basketball. Whatever your reason for wanting to come, we will make sure it is a first-class experience. 

    Basketball Curriculum

    The Academy’s Basketball curriculum is a progressive year-long program that focuses on providing each individual with the basketball skills necessary to excel, the physical capabilities to perform these skills at an elite level, and the mental approach to be able to read court situations and react at an elite level. The Academy training incorporates not only skill development but also skill execution in a competitive environment on a consistent basis. 

    Monroe College

    For over 80 years, Monroe has maintained a commitment to real world education offering relevant degree programs, flexible class schedules, internships and training. Monroe is proud to have been named the Most Affordable Private College in New York by U.S. News & World Report, with a tuition that is about 50% less than the average private college in the United States. The College also has above-average on-time graduation rates, a unique three-semester academic calendar and strong placement rates. Therefore, Monroe students are able to complete their degree and begin their career in less time and for a far greater value than other colleges.

    Over the years, Monroe has graduated thousands of international students and understands that in addition to the typical challenges that college students face, international students have another set of concerns. Monroe’s Office of International Admissions assists those students with any issues they may have, including visa status and general acculturation.  

    About the Monroe Mustangs

    The Monroe College Athletic Department fields teams in fourteen sports:  baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men's and women’s soccer, football, softball, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and women's volleyball.  All Monroe teams are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association and participate in NJCAA Region XV.  Monroe Mustangs men’s basketball, football, men’s and women’s soccer, baseball and women’s volleyball are Division I programs as are all of the track and field and cross country teams.  Monroe women’s basketball and softball compete in Division II.

    Campus Life

    Monroe College's New Rochelle campus offers the best of both worlds: a suburban campus that provides a traditional college experience and a close proximity to New York City, the largest city in the United States. Living on campus is an exciting way to enjoy college and bond with peers and classmates. Monroe's residence life program offers several options for staying on the New Rochelle campus, creating a 24-7 college experience. Monroe’s housing options include suite-style residence halls or apartments and Monroe’s newest dormitory building, Gaddy Hall, which was completed for the 2014 fall semester and offers state-of-the-art traditional college housing with student lounge areas.

    New Rochelle is home to two other colleges and boasts a bustling suburban main street with shops and restaurants.  New Roc City, an entertainment complex with a movie theater, restaurants and arcade fun zone, adjoins Monroe’s Main Street Campus.

    Monroe College’ Sports Academy encourages students to extend their learning experience beyond the classroom. Being a part of the Monroe community means getting involved and developing the leadership skills that will serve you well in your athletic career. With over 700 student members in over 50 clubs, there is always something to do. In fact, there are over 130 activities planned per semester. Weekend trips feature a variety of activities, including skiing and snowboarding, paintball, museum visits, and Family Fun Days. Through these academic, social and cultural groups and activities, students have ample opportunity to join organizations that interest them, support causes they believe in, or just have some fun with a diverse group of their peers.

    New York Experience

    Monroe College's New Rochelle campus offers the best of both worlds: a suburban campus that provides a traditional college experience and a close proximity to New York City, the largest city in the United States. Just a 30-minute train ride away, New York City is home to some of the world's best cultural offerings and will provide you with countless adventures. Plus, Monroe College’s Basketball Academy will have you visiting a wide array of neighborhood Basketball courts where you’ll experience the city from a local’s perspective.

    Monroe College and the Basketball Academy strongly believe in the importance of experiential learning. Each semester, events and field trips are scheduled in New York City through classroom curriculums and the Student Activities department in order to provide students with the unique cultural experience that comes along with visiting a city so rich in diversity. Some recent events include a Moonlight boat cruise around NYC, a Broadway show, a trip to New York’s Botanical Gardens and Aquarium and a trip to the Intrepid Sea and Space Museum. Monroe students continually take advantage of all the city has to offer.

    English Language Learning Institute

    The Monroe College English Language Learning Institute (ELLI) provides students whose primary language is not English with the reading, writing and verbal skill necessary for success in United States colleges and universities. Students will become fluent in English through language instruction, cultural immersion, intensive lab experiences, and courses in U.S. culture and the arts through drama, music, film, dance, and graphic arts. An English Language Learning student will not only gain the skills necessary to thrive in a college institution, but will also gain insights into the diversity of cultures that surround them in today’s global working environment. 

    Experiential learning is a key component of the institute's curriculum. Students will not only receive a top-notch education within the four walls of a classroom, but will also utilize the environment around them to learn. New York City and the greater tri-state area are the classrooms of ELLI. Trips are organized and planned every semester, based upon the needs and interests of the current ELLI student body. Many of the trips planned not only reinforce concepts taught in ELLI classes, but also expose the students to the culture of the New York City area.