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Dowling College


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.

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor&Apos;S, Master&Apos;S, Doctoral, Post-Master&Apos;S, And Postbachelor&Apos;S Certificates
Biological And Biomedical Sciencesbiology/Biological Sciencesbusiness, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Servicesaccounting; Business Administration And Management; Finance; Marketing/Marketing Managementcommunication, Journalism, And Related Programscommunication And Media Relatedcomputer And Information Sciences And Support Servicescomputer And Information Sciences; Computer Scienceeducationart Teacher Education; Biology Teacher Education; Business Teacher Education; Chemistry Teacher Education; Early Childhood Education; Education (Multiple Levels); Elementary Education; English/Language Arts Teacher Education; Foreign Language Teacher Education; Mathematics Teacher Education; Middle School Education; Music Teacher Education; Physical Education Teaching And Coaching; Science Teacher Education; Social Science Teacher Education; Social Studies Teacher Education; Spanish Language Teacher Education; Special Educationenglish Language And Literature/Lettersenglishforeign Languages, Literatures, And Linguisticsromance Languages Relatedhistoryhistoryliberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanitieshumanities; Liberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal Studiesmathematics And Statisticsapplied Mathematics; Mathematicsmulti/Interdisciplinary Studiesbiological And Physical Sciences; Gerontology; Mathematics And Computer Sciencephilosophy And Religious Studiesphilosophyphysical Scienceschemistry; Geology/Earth Sciencepsychologypsychologysocial Sciencesanthropology; Economics; Political Science And Government; Social Sciences; Sociologytransportation And Materials Movingaeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science And Technology; Aviation/Airway Managementvisual And Performing Artsgraphic Design; Music; Visual And Performing Arts


Admission: 2,495 applied; 1,962 admitted; 358 enrolled

Options: electronic application, early action, deferred entrance
Application fee: $35
Required: essay or personal statement, high school transcript, minimum 2 GPA, 1 letter of recommendation
Recommended: minimum 2.5 GPA
Application deadline: rolling (freshmen), rolling (out-of-state freshmen), rolling (transfers)
Notification: continuous (freshmen), continuous (out-of-state freshmen), 1/31 (early action), continuous (transfers)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • 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 offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

Undergraduate Student Population
2,883 Undergraduate Students, 55% Women, 45% Men, 9% Transferred In
Minority Breakdown
8% Black Or African American Non-Hispanic/Latino, 1% Asian, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 7% Hispanic/Latino, 0.1% American Indian Or Alaska Native, Non-Hispanic/Latino , 0.0% Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 35% Race/Ethnicity Unknown
International Population
Housing Info
13% Live On Campus

Campus Life

Coed, Campus Housing Is University Owned
Drama/Theater Group, Student-Run Newspaper, Radio Station, Choral Group, Student Government Association, Dormitory Councils, Aviation Organization, Student Newspaper
Most popular organizations
Student Government Association, Dormitory Councils, Aviation Organization, Student Newspaper
Campus security
24-Hour Emergency Response Devices And Patrols, Late-Night Transport/Escort Service, Controlled Dormitory Access
Student services
Health Clinic, Personal/Psychological Counseling
Academic Programs
Special Study Options: Academic Remediation For Entering Students, Accelerated Degree Program, Advanced Placement Credit, Cooperative Education, Distance Learning, Double Majors, English As A Second Language, Honors Programs, Independent Study, Internships, Off-Campus Study, Part-Time Degree Program, Services For LD Students, Student-Designed Majors, Study Abroad, Summer Session For Creditrotc: Army (C), Air Force (C)School Calendar: Semesters


Member:Ncaadivision:All Division II


Total: 431Full-Time: 27% Full-Timestudent/Faculty Ratio: 15 :1

Financial Aid

Costs (2012&-13)
Comprehensive fee:$37,714 includes full-time tuition ($25,324), mandatory fees ($1800), and room and board ($10,590). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and degree level. Part-time tuition: $849 per credit. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and degree level
Required fees:$566 per term part-time
Room and board:Room and board charges vary according to housing facility and location
Payment plans:installment, deferred payment
Waivers:minority students, children of alumni, adult students, senior citizens, and employees or children of employees

Financial Aid
Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2010,1,543 applied for aid, 1,543 were judged to have need, 168 had their need fully met. 313 Federal Work-Study jobs (averaging $1599). 59 state and other part-time jobs (averaging $1536)
In 2010,239 non-need-based awards were made
Average percent of need met:94%
Average financial aid package:$15,570
Average need-based loan:$4200
Average need-based gift aid:$8270
Average non-need-based aid:$5770
Average indebtedness upon graduation:$22,177



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