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.

# 1 All-Star Value

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. Look no further than Molloy, recently named the # 1 Value All-Star in the nation by MONEY® magazine. This recognition was part of the magazine’s annual college rankings, which acknowledge the best of the country’s institutions in a variety of categories. 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. Additionally, the College’s residence halls were voted Best in New York by, 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


From The School

Molloy College's admissions committee recommends that applicants meet the following admission qualifications: graduation from a four-year public or private high school or equivalent (GED test) with a minimum of 20.5 units, including 4 in English, 4 in social studies, 3 in a foreign language, 3 in mathematics, and 3 in science. Nursing applicants must have completed biology and chemistry courses. Mathematics applicants must have taken 4 units of math and 2 of science (including chemistry or physics). Biology applicants must have credits in biology, chemistry, and physics and 4 units in math. Art applicants must submit a portfolio; music students must audition. The committee selects candidates based on the following: high school record, SAT I or ACT scores, class rank, and the school's recommendation. Personality and character are considered in admissions decisions, as are talent or ability in a non-curricular field, as well as alumni relationships.

A select group of freshmen are invited to participate in the Molloy College Honors Program. This program offers challenging coursework and encourages reflection and personal growth. Honors students are provided with several special participation incentives such as a laptop computer, and priority registration.

The HEOP and the Albertus Magnus programs may be options for students not normally eligible for admission.

Early admission is available. Molloy admits students on a rolling basis and students are advised of the admission decision within a few weeks of completion of the application filing process.

Prospective students should submit the following to the admissions office to be considered for enrollment: a completed application for admission (the Common Application is accepted), a nonrefundable $40 application fee, an official high school transcript or GED score report, official SAT I or ACT score, and official college transcripts (transfer students only).


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49
1.00 - 1.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 580
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 560

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required


Early Action — December 1

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

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Academic Programs

At Molloy, small class size, engaging and experienced faculty and renowned academic programs will help ensure your success, both in the classroom and in your professional life. Our vibrant student life program will help you make a smooth transition to our campus.

We also make it easy for you to take classes when it is convenient for YOU. We offer evening and weekend classes, many in online and hybrid formats, with accelerated schedules designed to accommodate your busy schedule.

A minimum of 128 credit hours is required for a baccalaureate degree; these courses include a strong liberal arts general education curriculum for every major field of study. Students may choose a double major, and many minors are available. Molloy has a 4-1-4 academic calendar.

Students may earn CLEP and CPE credit, and advanced placement credit is granted for a score of 3 or better on the AP exam. Qualified full-time students may participate in the Army ROTC program at Hofstra University or St. John's University on a cross enrolled basis. Molloy students may also elect Air Force ROTC on a cross enrolled basis with New York Institute of Technology.

The vast majority of students at Molloy enjoy an internship at some point in their academic careers. These real-world experiences are a crucial part of the learning process and ensure that students enter their chosen field ready to make strong contributions.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Molloy offers the AA degree in liberal arts; the AAS degree in cardiovascular technology and respiratory care; and the BA or BS degree in accounting, art, biology, business management, communications, computer science, computer information systems, criminal justice, education, English, earth and environmental studies, finance, history, interdisciplinary studies, marketing, mathematics, modern languages, music, music therapy, new media, nuclear medicine technology, nursing, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, speech language pathology/audiology, theatre arts and theology; the BSW degree in Social Work; and the BFA in art, music and theatre arts. Teacher certification programs are available in childhood (1-6), adolescence (7-12), special education and birth – grade 2 childhood special education.

On the graduate level, Molloy offers a Master of Science degree as well as post-master’s certification in nursing and education. M.B.A. programs are available in business, accounting, healthcare, marketing and personal financial planning; a master’s program in clinical mental health counseling was recently launched as well. A master’s in social work is offered through Molloy’s partnership with Fordham University. Molloy also offers graduate degrees in criminal justice, music therapy, and speech-language pathology. The College offers three doctoral programs, a Ph.D. in nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), as well as an Ed.D. in Education.

Students interested in pre-dental, pre-law, pre-medical, or pre-veterinary programs are offered special advisement.

Experienced admissions counselors will evaluate your credits and put you on the path towards completing your degree. Articulation agreements with community colleges and established transfer credit policies ensure ease of transferability.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • 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
  • Communication Studies/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
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • 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 Clinical Sciences

  • 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
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

  • History

  • History, General

  • 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

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • 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.”


Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

For 2016–17, tuition was $28,000 and required fees were $1,190. Students can expect to spend about $1,400 on books.

Financial Aid

Financial aid, which is based on academic achievement and financial need, is awarded to more than 85 percent of the student body. Aid is awarded in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and Federal Work-Study Program employment. Merit-based scholarships and grants are also available. Students are required to complete the FAFSA application every year. Full and partial tuition scholarships are available through the following: Molloy Scholars, Dominican Scholarships, Fine Arts Scholarships, Community Service Awards, and other funded scholarships. The Transfer Scholarship Program awards partial tuition scholarships to students transferring into Molloy College with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Nursing transfers are required to have a 3.3 GPA to be eligible for a transfer scholarship. Athletic grants (Division II only) are awarded to full-time students who show superior athletic ability in baseball, basketball, cross-country, equestrian, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, or volleyball.


Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


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

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
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

With more than 4,900 undergraduate and graduate students, Molloy has something for everyone. There are more than 50 academic programs, approximately 60 clubs and honor societies, various service opportunities and NCAA Division II athletics, providing abundant opportunities for each student to not only strive for academic excellence, but also explore new interests, pursue athletics and enrich our community.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



75% female
25% male
3% are out of state
80% are full time
20% 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.”


From The School


Molloy is located on the South Shore of Long Island in Rockville Centre. Our proximity to New York City allows for our students to benefit from the cultural and social opportunities that Manhattan has to offer and it’s just a short train ride away from our 30-acre campus.

Molloy College also offers off campus locations for study at the Suffolk Center in East Farmingdale, just off of the Rt. 110 corridor. In addition, the College offers courses at area hospitals and schools all designed to provide convenience for our graduate and continuing education students.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

What’s New

The College continues to find new ways to help its students grow. In recent years Molloy has added a number of new facilities, including two residence halls, a student center and a performing arts theatre, all of which enhance the student experience. Additionally, Molloy recently opened the Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing to support its nationally ranked nursing programs.

Molloy is a wireless campus and our computer labs house more than 325 PCs. Also, many departments have their own computer labs with state-of-the-art equipment.

The James E. Tobin (JET) Library is the center of academic research on the Molloy College campus. Beyond the library's physical collection of books, media and periodicals, it also provides 24x7 access to over 250,000 ebooks as well as full text to over 170 million articles contained within its 80+ subscription databases. The facility itself contains reference computers, three classrooms, a media center and designated areas for both group and private study. The Information Commons, located in the Public Square, offers an additional 40 computers as well as four study rooms that can be reserved in advance. Reference services are available to both on campus and remote researchers in a variety of ways, including a chat service that is available all of the hours the library is open.

The Wilbur Arts Center features numerous art and music studios, a cable television studio, and the Lucille B. Hays Theatre. The school also has six science labs, a language lab, the education resource center, new state-of-the-art nursing labs, and a behavioral sciences research facility.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Molloy students are also instilled with the belief that they can make a difference beyond the classroom. As part of Molloy’s tradition of service, students become involved in projects that help underserved populations in New York City, New Orleans, Puerto Rico and Haiti, to name but a few locations. Through the College’s international education program, students seek enrichment and greater understanding of the world by participating in trips to Europe, Japan, South America and other locales around the globe.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

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

Cari Rose-Tomo

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams

Dictionary allowed in exams

Computer allowed in exams

Spellchecker allowed in exams

Extended test time




Distraction-free environment

Other assistive technology

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations


Athletic Division
Division II

1% participate in intramural sports
10% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Lions)
7 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Lady Lions)
10 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

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


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:

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:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Kimberly Vereline
Assistant Director of Admissions

Office of Admissions
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570



Experience College Life

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

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

Information Sessions

Varies by semester

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year


Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


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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