Dominican College

Orangeburg, NY

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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.

Website: www.dc.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,425
Undergraduate
Students
(66.6%) 949 Women
(33.4%) 476 Men
529
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Noncompetitive
Overall Admission Rate
75% of 1,751 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.03
SAT Math
493 average
30-540 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
503 average
450-540 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
17-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$46,600
Tuition and Fees
$29,000
Room and Board
$13,150
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Freshman Award
$26,111
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,463
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
77
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
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Campus Life

Orangeburg Population
4,568
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
48% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Charger
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
28.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 1 2
Social Studies 3 4
History    
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted August 16
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
470 Western Highway
City, State, Zip
Orangeburg, NY 10962-1210
Phone
(845) 848-7901
Fax
(845) 359-2313
E-mail
admissions@dc.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
229 (17%) of 1,321 admitted students enrolled
Women
132 (16%) of 838 admitted students enrolled
Men
97 (20%) of 483 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
0
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.03
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
493 average
30-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
503 average
450-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$46,600
Tuition and Fees
$29,000
Room and Board
$13,150
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Other Expenses
$2,950
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002713
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

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 Who Took Out Loans
92%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,463
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Education
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,500
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Health professions and related sciences, Social sciences, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, occupational therapy
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
267,175
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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School 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

  • 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

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Allied Health--General
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Physical Therapy

Location and Setting


Boston Population
4,568
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
70 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
48% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
52%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x    
Golf     x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Track And Field x x    
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,425
Women
949 (66.6%)
Men
476 (33.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,271
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
All Graduate Students
529

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
28.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
40.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
43.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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