Dominican College

470 Western Hwy S, Orangeburg, United States
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Overview of Dominican College

About this school

Dominican, founded in 1952, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 24-acre campus is located in Rockland County, 17 miles north of New York City.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,425
    • Men:476 (33.4%)
    • Women:949 (66.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Dominican College is noncompetitive: virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
1
2
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
August 16
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
470 Western Highway
City, State, Zip
Orangeburg, NY  10962-1210
Phone
(845) 848-7901
Fax
(845) 359-2313
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35|Fee may be reduced or waived if student applies online. Check with Admissions Office.
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
75% of 1,751 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 1,114 applicants were admitted
Men
76% of 637 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
229 (17%) of 1,321 admitted students enrolled
Women
132 (16%) of 838 admitted students enrolled
Men
97 (20%) of 483 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.03
375 And Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
20%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
493 average |30-540 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
503 average |450-540 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
17-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $29,000 (62.23175965665236%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,150 (28.218884120171673%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,500 (3.218884120171674%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,950 (6.330472103004292%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Dominican College accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002713
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
224 (97.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
201 (89.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
201 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
24 (11.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$26,111
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 201 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,286
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 170 (84.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,522
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 18 (9.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
26 (11.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,500

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,103 (91.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,003 (90.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,000 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
133 (13.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$23,168
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 990 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,594
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 836 (83.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,654
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 96 (9.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
165 (13.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,897

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
92%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,463
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Education
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,500

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


77

Part-Time Faculty


160

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


23%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 33% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
267,175

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
150
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Dominican College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


74.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


28.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


40.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


43.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (34)


  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Social sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


Engineering, occupational therapy

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (9)


  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Elementary Education
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


4,568

Nearest Metropolitan Area


70 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


New York City

Weather


Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
169 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
40 mile(s) from campus in Newark, N.J.
Nearest Bus Station
25 mile(s) from campus in New York City
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in New York City

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


48% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


52%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Charger
School Colors
Black, red, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Dominican College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student government association, business club, aquin players drama society, anime magna and videogame club, student nursing association

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,271

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,425
Women
949
Men
476

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.9% Asian
  • 15.2% Black/African-American
  • 30.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.9% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 35.7% White
  • 8.5% Unknown

International Students


1.4% from 16 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


529

Student Resources

Study resources