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Dowling College is a private institution that was founded in 1955. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,540, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 55 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Dowling College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $28,390 (2013-14).
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Dowling College is an independent comprehensive educational institution in the liberal arts tradition whose mission is to provide its students with a well-rounded education based upon innovative teaching, informed and engaging research, and a commitment to democratic citizenship with a community service component. The college fosters an open and supportive learning environment that is based upon collaboration between a committed and supportive expert faculty and a student body diverse in its interests, beliefs, culture, ethnicity, and geographic origin. The college maintains a personal approach to consistently connect with every student from enrollment through graduation and makes no instructional use of graduate students or teaching assistants; classes never exceed 25 students. Dowling College recognizes learning as a lifetime endeavor, particularly as it relates to globalization. The college upholds its educational mission through teaching, learning and research in education, business, aviation, and the arts and sciences; and by providing members of the community and Dowling alumni with opportunities for continuing education.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Dowling College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 31. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. The application fee at Dowling College is $35. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 78.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||78.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Dowling College is 17:1, and the school has 62 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Dowling College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education, General; Psychology, General; Social Sciences, General; and Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||18%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
Dowling College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,540, with a gender distribution of 45.7 percent male students and 54.3 percent female students. At this school, 19.7 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 80.3 percent of students live off campus. Dowling College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Dowling College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Dowling College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Dowling College, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Dowling College.
|Students who have cars on campus||95%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Dowling College, 76.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $9,354.
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|Tuition and fees||$28,390 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$10,770 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data