Five Towns College

Five Towns College

Dix Hills, NY
student ratio
total students
$20,400 | $20,400
in-state | out-of-state tuition
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite


In the Entertainment Industry, Five Towns College Offers Specialization

Five Towns College, located in Dix Hills on Long Island, New York, specializes in music, music business, film, teacher education, audio recording, theater, and the performing arts. Within these areas, Five Towns strives to develop student creativity and excellence through unique curricula. Students can earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Professional Studies, Masters in Music, Master in Childhood Education, and Doctor of Musical Arts. By specializing in these areas, students are able to receive the highest-quality education.

Opportunities on Long Island and New York City Complement the Five Towns College Internship Program

Internships are part of the requirements for most of the degree programs. Students intern at Atlantic Records, Madison Square Garden, Def Jam, Nassau Coliseum, KORG USA, and WBAB/WBLI on Long Island and in New York City, to name a few. Five Towns College provides numerous resources and opportunities for students needing to complete their internships. Manhattan is easily accessible by train, and students find themselves in the middle of one of the most culturally rich areas with the chance to experience such landmarks as Lincoln Center, Broadway, and Wall Street. Five Towns students are able to enrich their educations and develop personally in ways that would be impossible in other locations.

The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center Brings Culture and Entertainment to Five Towns

One of the most distinctive features of Five Towns College is its Dix Hills Performing Arts Center. The center is an excellent resource for students and community members alike. Not only does the center serve as a home for student productions of plays, musicals, and other performances, it also hosts a wide variety of events and brings world-renowned talents to Long Island. Events at the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center include stand-up comedy, jazz concerts, piano recitals, and choral performances.

Student Life at Five Towns College Is Dynamic and Exciting

Involvement with the campus community and the broader community is an important part of the Five Towns experience. Student life is dynamic and exciting with a number of clubs and organizations offered on campus. Some of the clubs available to students include the Music Business Club, Hip Hop Club, Future Film Creators, and Broadcasters Club, to name a few. In addition to clubs and organizations, the school has a student center where recreational activities include video games, movie nights, pool tables, and a gym. These amenities allow Five Towns students to interact and enjoy well-rounded lives during their time at the college.

Support Services Are Offered at Five Towns College

The Academic Support Center is available to all students at no additional cost. Tutoring services are available to students and specialized support services are provided to students who qualify. Students who require specific accommodations in order to ensure academic success have access to the MORE Program, the purpose of which is to meet the needs of students with minor learning disabilities. Students who require monitoring because of poor academic grades are provided services through the PASS Program, while economically disadvantaged students may qualify for the Higher Educational Opportunity Program (HEOP).

Internships and Job Placement Are Available at Five Towns College

Finding jobs in the entertainment industry can often be challenging. In order to help meet these challenges, Five Towns College provides a Career Services Center where a variety of job placement services are available to both current students and recent graduates. An Internship program is vital for gaining experience and connections in the entertainment fields, and they are doubly important for the growing number of companies who hire exclusively internally. Five Towns has integrated an internship requirement into a number of their degree programs, ensuring that students receive the experience that is so crucial to finding a rewarding career. In addition, job placement assistance is available in the form of connections, job postings, and a library of materials intended to help students and graduates build the skills they need to find exciting positions in their chosen fields.

Location & Contact

Five Towns College

305 North Service Road
Dix Hills, NY 11746-6055
(Exit 50 off the LIE)

Mr.Jerry Cohen

Dean of Enrollment

Phone: 631-656-2110
Fax: 631-656-2172

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business, Management, and Marketing Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication technologies
    • Recording Arts Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Acting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Jazz/Jazz Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


61% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied335
    • Accepted188
    • Acceptance Rate61%
    • Enrolled649
    • Female Applicants133
    • Females Accepted81
    • Female Acceptance Rate60%
    • Male Applicants202
    • Males Accepted107
    • Male Acceptance Rate52%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$35
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.3
      Immunization records and an audition for Music or Theatre students
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman2.60
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan December 1st December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 450 400 500
    • SAT Math 426 360 500
    • SAT Writing 436 390 480
    • ACT Composite 15 20
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$20,400
    • Out-of-state tuition *$20,400
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,600
    • Room and board *$12,270
    • 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 offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students649
    • Male Student Percentage66%
    • Female Student Percentage34%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino14.79%
    • Black or African American20.34%
    • White or Caucasian49.31%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.31%
    • Asian3.54%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races5.7%
    • Unknown6.01%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students7% 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 20%
  • 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 No
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Film Video Club, Audio Club, Music Business Club, Jazz Club, yearbook
  • 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


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty90
    • Full-time Percentage24%
    • Part-time Percentage76%
    • Female Percentage46%
    • Male Percentage54%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio15:1 or 628 students to 43 faculty



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