Yes. A lot of people, not just students, have known it to be hard to get in, I think it's the hundreds that apply every year 400-800 and the few available seats 40?. They do have a few seats for LPN students as well and they give you that option if you checked+applied, and you didn't make the RN prgm. It is NY State accredited. It is strict, esp with grades, cannot go below 75, but it's intense because it's a 2-year prgm.