From the School

Where can you get a great education with small classes, wonderful internships, community service projects and international trips, plus an amazing campus life program to round out your college experience? Welcome to Molloy College.

Molloy, an independent Catholic college based in Rockville Centre, was founded in 1955 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic in Amityville, NY. The College serves a student population of more than 4,900 undergraduate and graduate students. Molloy students can earn degrees in a variety of outstanding academic programs, including nursing, business, education, computer studies, social work, music therapy and many more.

Accolades and Recognition

Prospective students are always looking for an academic environment that offers the best fit for the student and the best value for their tuition dollar. Molloy was ranked a Top 3 Value institution the last two years by Money magazine, the only college in the nation to claim that distinction. Molloy's top ranking was based on a variety of factors, including graduation rates and earnings of graduates.

Molloy continues to earn recognition in many areas. College Factual recently named Molloy the #1 college for health professions, as well as naming Molloy's undergraduate nursing program the best in the nation. Molloy's Business students have the highest pass rate on Long Island for the CPA exam, and the College's Music Therapy program earned a #16 in the nation ranking from thebestschools.org. Additionally, the College's residence halls were voted Best in New York by Niche.com, and these rankings also referenced Molloy's freshmen retention rate, which is among the highest in the country (85%). Also of note, Molloy graduates' starting salaries have ranked among the highest in the U.S. in surveys conducted by Georgetown University and PayScale.

Overall

From The School


Overview

Applicants
4,188
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
3.00

GPA Breakdown

11%
Over 3.75
9%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
24%
3.00 - 3.24
26%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
4%
1.00 - 1.99

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — December 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
720
with Terminal Degree
259

496
Women
224
Men
161
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
51%
Graduate in 5 years
68%
Graduate in 6 years
72%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Ecology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
  • Finance, General.
  • Financial Planning and Services.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies, Other.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Information Science/Studies.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Educational/Instructional Technology.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Music Therapy/Therapist.
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist.
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music, General.


Students Say

Although it is true that Molloy College, a private institution in Long Island, is “affordable” and “community oriented,” students are also strongly drawn to the school’s “great reputation in the field of nursing” as well as “amazing education program.” For business majors, the Business Honors Program features “faculty members [who] are former CEO’s and Wall Street Executives.” Students point out that “Molloy is an institution that is growing in size but has not lost any of its small school charm.” Contributing to that charm are Molloy’s “small student to teacher ratio,” “a relaxed and comfortable environment to learn,” and “personalized service centered around students.” Another of the school’s assets is the high caliber of its “extremely caring” and “truly knowledgeable and passionate” professors who are “very dedicated in helping the students reach their maximum potential.” One student raves, “My professors have real world experience and provide valuable networking capabilities.”

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
51%
Graduate in 5 years
68%
Graduate in 6 years
72%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Jan 20

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,007

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,441

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,152

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
76%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,197

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$15,792

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$29,110
Required Fees
$1,200
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,470

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$5,940

On-Campus Room and Board
$14,712
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
TRIO grant; teach grant

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,534
Foreign Countries Represented
10

Demographics

7.50%
Asian
11.07%
African-American
16.89%
Hispanic
60.40%
Caucasian
1.46%
Unknown

75% female
25% male
4% are out of state
79% are full time
21% are part time

Students Say

Although the “majority of the people commute” at Molloy, this does not seem to detract from the sense of a “very tight knit community” and “friendly environment.” At Molloy “Working parents fit in well and we have a very culturally diverse campus.” Many students at the commuter school may also fit the description of “a hard-working Long Island kid, juggling school and work and a life.” While it seems that “majors mostly stick together,” students proclaim that “All the students here are extremely friendly” and that “Students are accepted here with whatever they bring to the table.” Even though “a lot of people tend to go to class, study or hang out on campus and then go home,” students note that “there are always opportunities to meet new people at events, clubs, or through mutual friends if you stick around after classes.”

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
8%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
20%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Dorms Coed

Students Say

As a largely commuter school, there’s a sense at Molloy that “there isn’t really any college life there.” Students point out that “Life in school is very basic if you are not involved in a team or club.” According to one student, “Since many people commute to and from campus, the party scene tends to be at the sports houses and clubs in the surrounding towns.” This social dynamic may change with the addition of “new dorms that house about 200 students.” Another game changer is the new “student center known as the public square.” “Right now, a simulation room is being installed in the Public Square so that students can play video games on their free time on campus.” Until that day arrives, there are “book sales, holiday galas, special dinners, clubs of all kinds, sports, art events, presentations at the new theater, and…a variety of community services” that can keep students entertained. Students also attend rugby or basketball games and take advantage of the “free shuttle that goes to the mall and back on weekends if you live on campus.”

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Cari Rose-Tomo

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
2

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
2

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
64
Number of Honor Societies
21

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

8% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Lions)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Lady Lions)
12 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Rugby
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Womens Center
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Hofstra University
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Merchant Marine Academy

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kimberly Vereline
Associate Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Phone
516-323-4000

Email
admissions@molloy.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Hagan Center for Nursing
Public Square
Office of Student Affairs
Anselma Room
Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Roosevelt Field Mall
Downtown Rockville Centre
New York City
Jones Beach

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies by semester

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Nearby airports are Kennedy, LaGuardia and MacArthur. LIRR located approximately 2 miles from campus. Shuttle offered from campus to LIRR. The N16 line of the Nassau Inter-County Express bus stops at the campus entrance.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Manhattan and Queens: Take Grand Central Parkway or Long Island Expressway east to Cross Island Parkway. Taken Cross Island south to Southern State Parkway. Take Southern State east to Exit 20 (Grand Avenue). Turn right onto Grand Avenue. Make a right on Georgia Street. Georgia Street becomes Beech Street, which ends opposite Molloy College (approximately one-half mile from Grand Avenue to Molloy). From New England, Westchester, upstate New York, or the Bronx: Take either the Whitesotone or Throgs Neck Bridge to the Cross Island Parkway. Take Cross Island south to Southern State Parkway. Take Southen State east to Exit 20. Turn right onto Grand Avenue. Make a right on Georgia Street. Georgia Street becomes Beech Street, which ends opposite Molloy College (approximately one-half mile from Grand Avenue to Molloy). From Brooklyn: Take the Belt Parkway, which becomes the Southern State Parkway east to Exit 20. Turn right onto Grand Avenue. Make a right on Georgia Street. Georgia Street becomes Beech Street, which ends opposite Molloy College (approximately one-half mile from Grand Avenue to Molloy).

Local Accommodations
Please contact the school for a listing of accommodations.


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