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Dowling College

  • Oakdale, NY
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 55%45%
    student ratio
  • 2,883
    total students
  • $25,324 | $25,324
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 78%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

Small College, Big Results

Dowling College is made of 3,000 students -- about half undergraduate, and half master's and doctoral students. Dowling's scale gives students a sense of community that is only possible in smaller colleges. Faculty member accessibility is a major plus for undergraduates, greatly improving their prospects for graduate school and relevant careers after graduation, including staying on for graduate degrees at Dowling.

The Power of an Inspiring Setting

What could be more inspiring than spending each day of a college career on a lavish William K. Vanderbilt Estate, built on the banks of the serene Connetquot River? Dowling's atmosphere is one of history, gravitas and power -- giving students the feeling of being in the right place to dream big and to pursue ambition. It is really and truly the classic college campus of students' imaginations.

Students Find Themselves. Then, They Get Discovered

Learning and knowing is essential to college success. But, it isn't just what someone knows. It's also who knows that the student knows it, in order to open doors to post-graduate jobs and graduate schools. Dowling College is located a little more than an hour away from the greater New York City area, a world power center for just about every field of endeavor. The LIRR train station to Manhattan is nearby, making daily accessibility possible. Dowling works with each student throughout undergraduate years to ensure that their graduate destinations are fulfilled. That's the power of Dowling.

All Roads Lead to Dowling -- The School of Arts and Sciences

The array of undergraduate and graduate programs in the Dowling School of Arts and Sciences will accommodate virtually any inquiring mind -- 25 undergraduate courses of study that include majors as diverse as pre-med biology, pre-law, political science, and visual/graphic arts.

Dowling Prepares Tomorrow's Teachers -- The School of Education

Education is a cornerstone of success and a foundation of Dowling College. Quite simply, Dowling is one of the finest colleges in the region for training future educational leaders. In fact, approximately 5,000 Long Island teachers and eight current superintendents earned their degrees from Dowling College. Even more noteworthy is Dowling's success in placing student teachers, and its long standing record of placing graduates in full-time, tenure-track positions.

Experience the Real World of Business -- The Townsend School of Business

The real world business faculty members are not only academically distinguished, but also offer relevant business experience. Some of the faculty members have consulted extensively for Fortune 500 companies. Typical classes recreate real life business situations, so students gain valuable hands-on training. Most important is that students can count on the faculty of business leaders to help connect them to promising careers at some of the world's most respected corporations.

The Sky is No Longer the Limit -- The School of Aviation

The School of Aviation offers state-of-the-art flight simulators and aircraft, including 9 Piper Warriors, a Piper Arrow, and a twin engine Seminole. All of the planes are equipped with current instrumentation and avionics. Graduates of the program can obtain all pilot certificates and ratings. In addition to flight training, Dowling is one of the few institutions in the AT-CTI program for prospective air traffic controllers that have a NASA-funded airport management simulation lab as well.

A Winning Tradition

Athletics is an important part of the Dowling College experience. The proof exists in the long list of awards and distinctions won by one of the best NCAA Division II programs in the country. Some crowning achievements include national championships in both Men's Soccer and Men's Lacrosse.

In addition, Dowling maintains outstanding programs in the following sports:

Women's sports:

- Basketball

- Cross Country

- Field Hockey

- Lacrosse

- Rowing

- Soccer

- Softball

- Tennis

- Volleyball

Men's sports:

- Baseball

- Basketball

- Cross Country

- Golf

- Lacrosse

- Soccer

- Tennis

So Close to Manhattan, Yet So Far

Students can't help but feel they are in Upstate New York, on the Finger Lakes, or a charming New England campus, instead of a daily commuter train distance to central Manhattan. Life at Dowling keeps students close to the professional and cultural action of the greatest urban center in the world, while also offering the comfort, quiet, and peace of distance.


Location & Contact

Dowling College

150 Idle Hour Boulevard
Oakdale, NY 11769-1999
USA

Ms.Ronnie Macdonald

Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services

Phone: 631-244-3480
Fax: 631-244-1059

Contact school now

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication and Media Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Foreign Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Romance Languages Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics and Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Gerontology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Transportation and materials moving
    • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Aviation/Airway Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

78% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,495
    • Accepted1,962
    • Acceptance Rate78%
    • Enrolled2,883
    • Female Applicants1,321
    • Females Accepted1,054
    • Female Acceptance Rate79%
    • Male Applicants1,174
    • Males Accepted908
    • Male Acceptance Rate77%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$25,324
    • Out-of-state tuition *$25,324
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,800.00
    • Room and board *$10,590.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionMinority Students, Children of Alumni, Employees or children of employees, Adult students, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,883
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino7.49%
    • Black or African American7.63%
    • White or Caucasian44.92%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.1%
    • Asian1.46%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.03%
    • Two or more races%
    • Unknown35.28%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students5.7% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 13%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association, Dormitory Councils, Aviation Organization, student newspaper
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball No Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Crew No Division C Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No No No
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Soccer No Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis No Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball No Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Crew No Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Golf No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Soccer No Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis No Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball No Division 2 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty431
    • Full-time Percentage27%
    • Part-time Percentage73%
    • Female Percentage44%
    • Male Percentage56%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio15:1 or 3,375 students to 220 faculty


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