Molloy College

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1000 Hempstead Avenue, PO Box 5002

Rockville Centre, NY 11571

Phone: (516) 678-5000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#60 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Molloy College is a private institution that was founded in 1955. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,444, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 30 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Molloy College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 60. Its tuition and fees are $25,710 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

At Molloy College, students gain that "I will" attitude they need to make a difference in our fast-paced, ever changing world. Conveniently located in Rockville Centre, Molloy offers students a rich and multidimensional educational experience. Our faculty is accomplished, yet approachable, leading small classes where students are encouraged to think critically and explore creatively. Combining the strengths of academic excellence and leadership with personal, compassionate mentoring, we bring out the best in every student - here and around the globe. Through our Global-Learning Program, students study abroad, traveling to such exotic and enriching destinations as India, Thailand, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, and even Australia. Immersing themselves in another culture - for as little as a few weeks to an entire semester - students gain knowledge, while learning acceptance and understanding. The Molloy campus is alive and vibrant. Students have abundant opportunities to explore new interests, pursue career goals, and enrich our community. At Molloy, there's a club or extracurricular activity for every interest. Whether it's participating in a music ensemble, writing for a campus publication, or serving as a student government representative, with more than 40 clubs and honor societies, Molloy has something for each and every student. Athletics and academics go hand-in-hand. For those who choose to combine athletic interest with scholastic success, Molloy offers a number of winning programs. Our students participate competitively in the East Coast Conference (ECC) and in the NCAA Division II. The women's basketball team won the ECC Championship in 2010. Molloy students have many exciting opportunities to "fast track" their careers. With dual bachelor's/master's degree program offerings in Accounting, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Education, and Music Therapy, Molloy students can complete a dual degree in five years. Our tradition of community service is as strong as ever. Students are encouraged to make a difference in our local communities and many become involved in Molloy-sponsored service projects such as BoxTown, a simulation program that educates students about homelessness while raising money to support those affected. In recent years, the College also has become a focal point of civic discourse with key community forums. Top regional, national, and international leaders such as Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, the late Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto, humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina, and economist and editor of Newsweek International Fareed Zakaria have come to Molloy to focus on critical and timely issues. Molloy College continues to raise public awareness of critical issues through its "Public Square" television program airing on Telecare. Molloy recently launched two new initiatives. The Sustainability Institute at Molloy College is Long Island's first-ever venture combining environmental advocacy and sustainability education within an academic institution. Molloy also kicked off its new Irish Studies Institute with a presentation from The Honorable Bertie Ahern, the former Prime Minister of Ireland. By reaching out - to our students, our communities, and our global leaders - Molloy has built a rich, dynamic, and diverse educational environment over the past 50 years. It is within this welcoming, yet challenging, environment that Molloy College students develop that all-important confidence, that strong, "I will" attitude that enables them to succeed in their careers, and more importantly, to make a difference in our world. For more information, call 516.678.5000, ext. 6230 or visit

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1955
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $27,992,697


When applying to Molloy College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 30. The application fee at Molloy College is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 73.7 percent and an early acceptance rate of 39.5 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 73.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 30

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Molloy College is 10:1, and the school has 65.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Molloy College include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 88 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 10:1
4-year graduation rate 34%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 42%
Education 13%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 8%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 5%
Psychology 5%

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Student Life

Molloy College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,444, with a gender distribution of 24.7 percent male students and 75.3 percent female students. At this school, 5 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 95 percent of students live off campus. Molloy College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,482
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
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

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Campus Info & Services

Molloy College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Molloy 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). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Molloy College.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Molloy College, 88.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,243.

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Tuition and fees $25,710 (2013-14)
Room and board $13,240 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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