Rockville Centre, New York
Molloy University, an independent Catholic institution in Rockville Centre, was founded in 1955. The University 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.
Get to know Molloy University
- Campus Ministries
- Choral groups
- Jazz band
- Literary magazine
- Music ensembles
- Student government
- Student newspaper
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Diversity/Global Learning
- Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience
- Career Services
- Writing Center
- Academic Advisors
- Library Services
- Disability Services
- Health Services
- Academic Tutors
- Financial Aid Advisors
- Veteran Services
Molloy students possess the confidence needed to live and work in this fast-paced, ever-changing world. The University 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.
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.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 9%
White, non-Hispanic: 58%
Native/Indigenous American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 2%
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.
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 University 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.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Liberal arts/career combination
Teacher certification program
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 theater. 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.
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, Division II.
Percent of students living on campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 20%
Campus housing options.
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.
Rigor of secondary school record | Academic GPA | Standardized test scores
Class rank | Application Essay | Recommendation(s) | Interview
Extracurricular activities | Talent/ability | Volunteer work | Work experience
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 540 | 75th Percentile: 620
25th Percentile: 540 | 75th Percentile: 630
25th Percentile: 21 | 75th Percentile: 28
Tuition & Cost
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.