Molloy College


Founded by the Dominican Sisters of Amityville in 1955, Molloy College is a private, multidimensional liberal arts college on Long Island, NY that offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s programs. There is also a doctorate program in nursing that is the first program in Molloy’s fledgling doctoral program. With approximately 4200 undergraduate and graduate students, Molloy is large enough to offer all of the technology and challenges of a large school yet it is small enough to provide a personalized, high-quality education to each student.

Molloy College offers a competitive intercollegiate athletic program as well as an equestrian team and other club sports. There are also intramural sports, more than 40 student clubs and organizations and an active residential campus life that keeps students entertained when not studying. New York City is just a short distance away as well, so students have access to innumerable cultural, historical and social opportunities that the city has to offer.

One of the hallmarks of the college is the accomplished yet friendly and approachable faculty that leads small classes in which students are taught to think critically and explore creatively. Molloy College offers an impressive international study-abroad program for students who are interested in pursuing an education while learning about other cultures first hand. The school also actively participates in several community service projects and is proud to provide educations to local students who are going to make the area a better place to live for everyone in the area.


Information Summary

Ranks 41st in New York and 451st overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 87.4
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $51,856
Admission Success rate N/A
ACT / SAT 75%ile scores 26 / 1230
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 16 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 89% / 25%
Enrollment Total (all students) 4,929


Molloy College offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as a doctoral program in nursing. Students may choose to earn an associate degree, a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree and nurses may even proceed to the doctorate level. Molloy’s nursing program is the 4th largest in the country. Regardless of their program of study, students learn on an individual basis by taking advantage of the nurturing environment filled with guidance and support that makes up the academic foundation of the educational experience at Malloy College.

Undergraduate students interested in pursuing more than one area of study may do so via the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Many of the programs at Molloy College participate in this program so students that are interested and highly motivated may combine areas of study in order to receive an enriching, broad liberal arts education.

Another interesting program is the cardiovascular technology program. It’s the first and only program of its kind in the state of New York and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Students that participate in this associate program learn to perform the preventative, therapeutic, rehabilitative and diagnostic techniques required to treat cardiovascular patients.

Although there is currently only one doctoral program, Molloy College plans to include others in the near future. In addition to traditional programs, the college also offers an honors program, an international study-abroad program, and satellite campuses.

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Undergraduate Admissions

Molloy College accepts applications on a rolling basis, which means that the college accepts applications until each program is full. Students should begin the application process by completing and submitting the online application along with the required application fee. Other necessary documents include SAT/ACT scores and official high school transcripts. Personal interviews are not required for all programs, but they are highly recommended. As some programs have additional requirements such as auditions, theory examinations, portfolio reviews, and interviews; students should check with the admissions department to make sure that all documents are submitted and all requirements are met.

Molloy College reviews each application individually and carefully weighs all information submitted during the application process to make a well-researched decision on each applicant. Those who are accepted must submit the non-refundable confirmation deposit as soon as possible but no later than the date on the acceptance letter sent by the school.

Though Molloy College has a rolling admissions policy, there is also an early action policy. Students who are well-qualified and submit their applications by December 1 of their senior year of high school will receive an admissions decision promptly. There is also an early admission program for students with superior academic achievement throughout the first 3 years of high school. These students may begin taking classes at Molloy prior to graduating from high school. Recommendations from high school counselors attesting to academic and social maturity are required, along with a personal interview.

Graduate Admissions

Students that are applying to Molloy College’s graduate school must submit the application and non-refundable application fee along with 3 letters of reference, a professional goals statement, official transcripts from all institutions attended and standardized test scores such at the GMAT or GRE if applicable. A copy of an RN License or Teacher Certification is also required if applicable to the program that the student is interested in.

All students seeking a degree must also submit vaccination records if required by New York law.

There are additional requirements for both undergraduate and graduate transfer and international students, so these students should work closely with Molloy College to make sure that all documents required to complete the application packet are submitted.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to both undergraduate and graduate students. Some of the options available include need-based and merit-based scholarships, grants, federally-subsidized loans and work-study programs. Students who wish to be considered for aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online beginning every January. Financial information from annual income tax forms is required for both the student and their family to complete the FAFSA, so applicants should have this information readily available prior to starting the process.

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Molloy College offers an NCAA intercollegiate athletics organization that competes in the East Coast Conference. The Malloy Lions offer many sports, including men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, indoor track & field, lacrosse, outdoor track & field and soccer. Men may also play baseball and women have the additional options of softball, tennis and volleyball. There are also club sports that include cheerleading, a dance team and an English equestrian team.

Molloy College offers summer and winter baseball camps and also has a well-equipped fitness center available to students, faculty, staff and alumni so that each person may meet and maintain physical fitness goals.


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