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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 4,900 undergraduate and graduate students. Molloy students can earn degrees in a variety of outstanding academic programs, including nursing, business, education, social work, music therapy, computer studies, and many more.



Student Profile

Fall 2016 Enrollment
3,562 undergraduate students
81% of undergrad students are full time
27% male — 73% female
7% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2016-2017 Academic Year
190 full-time faculty
533 part-time faculty
10 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

Fall 2016
17% of first year students live on campus
8% of all students live on campus

School Location

Molloy is located in Rockville Centre on Long Island, a short, 35-minute train ride from all that Manhattan offers.

High-Impact Practices

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85% of students began in Fall 2015 and returned in Fall 2016 (full time, first time freshmen)


75% of students graduated in 6 years


Nonresident aliens 0%
Hispanic/Latino 16%
Black or African American 12%
White 59%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 2%


Molloy’s 19 intercollegiate teams compete in the East Coast Conference, NCAA Division II. The mascot is a lion, and the colors are maroon and white. Molloy’s softball team was recently one of eight schools in the country that earned a spot in the national championships. Additionally, the women’s basketball team reached the Sweet 16 nationally, and the men’s basketball, baseball, and soccer teams all made the conference finals.


Molloy College, 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 approximately 4,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and was the only school in the nation to be named in the top 3 for value for two consecutive years by Money magazine. Molloy students can earn degrees in a variety of outstanding academic programs, including nursing, business, education, social work, music therapy, computer studies, and many more.

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

More Distinctions

  • In July 2016, Molloy was named the # 1 Value All-Star in the nation by Money magazine, and followed that with a #3 value ranking in the 2017 Money listings.

  • The College was recently named the #1 Nursing program in the country by College Factual.  

  • Molloy has been ranked among the best in the country for earnings by graduates (Georgetown University study), named among the best private colleges in the greater New York metro area (by the Wall Street Journal), and consistently named one of the top academic institutions in the Northeast by The Princeton Review and the U.S. News & World Report.

  • Most recently, Molloy earned a #10 value in the country for Catholic universities in rankings compiled by College Values Online.

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.


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At Molloy, students enjoy the benefits of small classes (10:1 ratio) and personal attention from their professors. Molloy’s 85% 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, the Molloy/CAP21 B.F.A. program in musical theatre, 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.

Molloy’s Nursing and Education programs are well-known even beyond the New York metro region. The College has also earned recognition for its treatment of those with autism, with the music therapy and speech therapy programs providing tremendous support in that area.


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Size 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 238 313 224 75 31 17 0 898

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. More than 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.


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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.



4,030 Total Applicants 
3,100 Total Admissions 
565 Total Freshmen Enrollment

76.92% of applicants admitted

Admissions Deadlines for 2017-18 Admission

Rolling admission? Yes

Admissions Factors

Very Important
Rigor of secondary school record
Academic GPA
Standardized test scores

Class rank
Application Essay
Extracurricular activities
Volunteer work
Work experience

Freshmen Profile Fall 2016

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 490 580
SAT Math 490 590
SAT Writing    
SAT Essay    
ACT Composite 21 26
ACT Math    
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ACT Writing    


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Tuition $28,000
Fees $1,100
Total $29,100
Room and Board (on campus) $14,250
Estimated Total On Campus $43,350


Average Financial Aid Packages 2015-2016 FINAL

$18,731 First year students
$12,044 All undergrads

Financial Aid Breakdown 2015-2016 FINAL

47%  on average, the percentage of need that was met
9% of financial need students that had need fully met

$12,044 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$4,183 Average need-based loan


Molloy offers competitive, merit-based scholarships that are based upon the student’s academic record and standardized test scores, 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.