#31 Best Private Colleges in New York

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, New York

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Molloy College overview
Location Rockville Centre, New York
Online molloy.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Molloy College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Established in 1955 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic, Molloy College is a private Roman Catholic institution located in Rockville Centre, New York, approximately 20 miles east of New York City. Offering a suburban campus environment, the college comprises both traditional and modern architectural styles with facilities designed for an immersive educational experience. Nearly 5,000 students are enrolled in a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs with a foundational liberal arts curriculum. Noted for its strong programs in nursing, business, education, and social work, Molloy fosters academic development with a moderately selective admissions process. Residential options are available with on-campus housing to complement the academic experience. Molloy College's affiliation with NCAA Division II athletics includes teams known as the Lions, contributing to the school's energy in a selection of sports, although athletics is not the primary focus of the institution.

In the most recent statistical year 5,412 prospective students applied, and 4,147 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 642 enrolled in the school.  2,930 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,877 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $34,550 plus fees of $1,480. Molloy College is ranked 250 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Molloy College is rated within the top 33% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Molloy College overview
SAT 1080/1310
ACT 24/28
GPA 3.2

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $45

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Molloy College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,480
Room and Board $17,120
Budget for Other Expenses$2,680
Total One Year Cost$56,830

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$61,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

63% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Molloy College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 52%
Education 14%
Business 7%
Human Services 5%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 4%

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