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Molloy College

Rockville Centre, New York

Molloy College, an independent Catholic college based in Rockville Centre, was founded in 1955. The College serves a student population of approximately 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Molloy students can earn degrees in a variety of outstanding academic programs, including nursing, business, education, social work, music therapy, and many more…



Student Profile

Fall 2014 Enrollment
3,336 undergraduate students
80% of undergrad students are full time
25% male — 75% female
5% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2014-2015 Academic Year
183 full-time faculty
535 part-time faculty
10 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

At this school, more than 7 percent of undergraduate students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing, while 93 percent of undergrads live off campus.

School Location

Rockville Centre, New York (on Long Island)

Retention Fall 2014

90% of students began in Fall 2013 and returned in Fall 2014 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 Year Graduation Rate 2014

70% of students graduated in 6 years


Nonresident aliens 0%
Hispanic/Latino 14%
Black or African American 12%
White 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 2%

Other Information

Molloy College is a private, four-year college that was founded in 1955.


Molloy’s 17 intercollegiate teams compete in the East Coast Conference, NCAA Division II. The mascot is a lion and the colors are maroon and white.

Academic Programs

B.A./B.S./B.F.A./B.S.W.  Accounting*, Art, Biology, Business Management*, Communication Arts,  Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Criminal Justice*, Education*, English, Earth and Environmental Studies, Finance*, Health Service Leadership, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Music Therapy*, New Media, Nuclear Medicine, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Speech-Language Pathology/, Audiology, Theatre Arts, Theology (*Five-year dual degree available) Honors Program, Pre-professiona ( Pre-dental, Pre-law, Pre-med, Pre-veterinary), A.A./A.A.S. Cardiovascular Technology, Liberal Arts, Respiratory Care.

M.B.A./M.S.    Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Mental Health Counseling, Music Therapy, Nursing, Speech-Language Pathology, Social Work**

Doctoral Programs  Ed.D in Education, Ph.D. in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

New Programs:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)
M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
M.B.A. in Marketing
B.S. in Marketing
M.B.A. in Marketing/B.S. in Marketing (Dual Degree)
M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration
M.S. in Nursing Administration and Informatics/M.B.A. (Dual Degree)
B.S. in Nuclear Medicine Technology

*5-year dual degree available

**In partnership with Fordham University

Study Abroad

Molloy students possess the confidence needed to live and work in this fast-paced, ever-changing world. The college has expanded its International Education program, allowing students to travel from Rockville Centre to study in Belgium, India, Italy, France, Spain, Thailand, Japan, Australia, and many other locations. By immersing themselves other parts of the world, students gain knowledge while learning acceptance and understanding.

Community Service

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 work on projects like BoxTown, a program that raises social consciousness of today’s homelessness issue.

At Molloy, students enjoy the benefits of small classes (10:1 ratio) and personal attention from their professors. Molloy’s 90% retention rate is the best of all Long Island private schools and among the highest in the nation.

Outstanding Programs

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 programs include a New Media major, a Theatre Arts major (in conjunction with a professional musical theatre conservatory in New York City), and a four-year degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology. Additionally, the Business Division features classes taught by CEOs, CFOs, and other senior leaders from the business world.

Always Something to Do

Campus life in Rockville Centre is alive and vibrant, anchored by its two new residence halls and a new student center that includes a performing arts theatre. With a wide range of activities, including social events, charitable programs, and Division II athletics, there’s always something to do, someone to meet, or somewhere to go.

Traditions and Events

Molloy hosts several activities, including a variety of barbecues, an annual Halloween party, a Comedy Night, and much, much more. Additionally, Molloy has become a focal point for civic discourse in recent years. The school has hosted guest lectures from world leaders looking to assess critical and timely issues. Past speakers have included Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, New York Times best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, and Newsweek editor Fareed Zakaria.

Amazing Athletes

Sports and academics go hand-in-hand at Molloy, where students are known for both their athletic and scholastic success. Almost 60 percent of athletes record a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Molloy competes in the East Coast Conference with a winning tradition in a number of athletic programs.

Committed to Its Mission

Even as it expands and renovates, Molloy 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.


Admissions Fall 2014

3,277 Total Applicants
2,471 Total Admissions
492 Total Freshmen Enrollment

75.40% of applicants admitted

Freshmen Profile Fall 2014

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 490 560
SAT Math 490 580
SAT Writing 470 570
ACT Composite 22 26
ACT Math    
ACT English    
ACT Writing    


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Tuition $25,800
Fees $1,050
Total $26,850
Room and Board (on campus) $13,590
Room Only $9,800
Board Only $3,790
Estimated Total On Campus $40,440


Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015

97% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving any financial aid
68% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving student loan aid

$14,844 Average amount of federal state local or institutional grant aid received
$6,742 Average amount of student loan aid received by full-time first-time undergraduates


Molloy offers competitive, merit-based scholarships that are based upon the student’s academic record, as well as athletic scholarships for those with proven ability in a particular sport. 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.

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