Student ProfileApproximately 4,400 students….77% undergraduates….female/male – 76/% 24%
Faculty Profile336 (FTE)….student/faculty ratio 10:1
Residence LifeAt this school, 3.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 97.0 percent of students live off campus.
School LocationRockville Centre, New York (on Long Island)
Molloy’s 16 intercollegiate teams compete in the East Coast Conference, NCAA Division II. The mascot is a lion and the colors are maroon and white.
Molloy College is a four-year, liberal arts college, founded in 1955.
Accounting*, Art, Biology, Business Management*, Communication Arts, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Criminal Justice*, Education*, English, Environmental Studies, Finance*, Health Service Leadership, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics, Music, Music Therapy*, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Speech-Language Pathology/, Audiology, Theatre, Theology
(* Five-year dual degree available)
Pre-dental, Pre-law, Pre-med, Pre-veterinary
Cardiovascular Technology, Liberal Arts, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Respiratory Care
Molloy students possess the confidence needed to live and work in this fast-paced, ever-changing world. The college has expanded its global learning program, where students travel from Rockville Centre and study abroad in Belgium, India, Italy, France, Spain, Thailand, and Australia. By traveling from Long Island and immersing themselves in cultures in other parts of the world, students gain knowledge while learning acceptance and understanding.
Closer to home, Molloy students make a difference in Rockville Centre as well as other local communities. For example, as part of Molloy's tradition of service, students become involved in a number of projects in the college's New York community that include BoxTown, a program to raise social consciousness about the issue of homelessness.
Sports and academics go hand-in-hand at Molloy, where students are known for both their athletic and scholastic success. The Long Island school has a winning tradition in a number of athletic programs and competes in the East Coast Conference, NCAA Division II. Recently the Lions women’s softball team played in the College World Series, making them one of only eight teams in the entire country to earn the right to play in this prestigious tournament.
At Molloy, students enjoy the benefits of small classes (10:1 ratio) and personal attention from their professors. Molloy students can earn degrees in a variety of outstanding academic programs, including the liberal arts, social and natural sciences, nursing, business, education, social work, speech therapy, music therapy and many more. New graduate programs include a Ph.D. in Nursing and a Master’s in Speech Pathology. Additionally, the Business Division features classes taught by CEOs, CFOs and other senior leaders from the business world.
As the 2010-2011 academic year began, Molloy was pleased to receive two honors for the second consecutive year. Once again, Molloy was named a “Best in the Northeast” college by the prestigious Princeton Review and one of the best regional universities byU.S. News and World Report.
The college recently launched a major new initiative to further enhance the experience of its students. The Sustainability Institute at Molloy College is Long Island's first-ever venture combining environmental advocacy and sustainability education within an academic institution, and Molloy offered a new Sustainability minor beginning in January 2011.
Campus life in Rockville Centre is alive and vibrant, with more than 40 student clubs and honor societies. Whether it's writing for a campus publication or serving as a student government representative, Molloy has something for each and every student.
Molloy is currently making significant additions to its campus, with a new student center/performing arts theatre and the college’s first residence hall. Both facilities opened in Fall 2011.
In recent years, Molloy has become a focal point for civic discourse with key community forums. Top regional, national, and international leaders (including Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, New York Times best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, andNewsweek editor Fareed Zakaria) have come to Rockville Centre to visit the college in order to address critical and timely issues.
Although there is so much that is new at Molloy – including the first residence hall, a new student center and a new performing arts theatre – the College remains committed to its core principles and the power of education to transform lives. Through Molloy’s diversity of programs, personal attention from faculty, and commitment to improving both Long Island and the world, students graduate prepared to make a difference in their communities and the world.
Molloy has a competitive selection process with a rolling admissions timetable. The College hosts open houses in the fall and spring, enabling prospective students and their families to tour Molloy and ask questions that will help them with their decision. Campus visits are also available by appointment throughout the school year.
Molloy offers competitive, merit-based scholarships that are based upon the student’s academic record. There are also community service scholarships that are awarded to students with a proven commitment to service. Additionally, Molloy offers some scholarships to students transferring from other schools.