Dowling College: Review & Facts

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Dowling College is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 3,710 students enrolled. This college was founded in 1955 and is the only college located in Oakdale, New York.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
58
Dowling College will give you the opportunity to get a bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Dowling College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 58 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Management, Business, Accounting and Finance, and General Studies. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools and colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. Nevertheless, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
65%
The student retention rate at Dowling College is relatively low at 65% (below New York average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students like their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Dowling College is low: 36%. Nearly 31% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Dowling College is decent - 17:1. Read more information regarding faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$27,200
Average tuition pricing is very high - $25,400 per academic year. The additional fees at Dowling College not covered by tuition are nearly $1,800; which comes to $27,200 a year.

Read the details about Dowling College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
79%
As reported in recent government data, 2,495 applications were submitted and 1,962 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to get admitted at this school.

This college might accept your dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) for admission.

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The undergraduate application fee at Dowling College is $35.00. The graduate application fee is $50.00.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about studying at Dowling College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (631) 244-3000 or check Dowling College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$10,800
Dowling College provides a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Dowling College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
B+
Dowling College offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates about 500 students, which provides a good on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is high -- about $10,800 a year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Dowling College. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Dowling College appears to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Dowling College Location and Maps



Post Address: Dowling College, 150 Idle Hour Blvd, Oakdale, New York 11769-1999, USA
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