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Molloy College Admission Requirements

Rockville Centre, New York

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Chances of getting into Molloy College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
74%
Admission Difficulty for Molloy College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Molloy College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Molloy College is 74%.  It ranks #92 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Molloy College is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 3,739 out of 5,043 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 44 percent (SAT 1080/1250 ACT 21/28). Molloy College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.1. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Molloy College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 89% of students submitted SAT scores and 30% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Molloy College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1080-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT 
89%
SAT Scores for Molloy College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Molloy College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1170

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Molloy College?

Molloy College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 990. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. Molloy College ranks #40 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Molloy College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1250 and Above Good >84%
1165 to 1250 Avg + 74%-84%
1080 to 1165 Avg - 60%-74%
995 to 1080 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 995 Low <44%
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Molloy College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
30%
ACT Scores for Molloy College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Molloy College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Molloy College?

Admission data indicates that Molloy College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #51 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Molloy College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Molloy College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >86%
24 to 28 Avg + 74%-86%
21 to 24 Avg - 62%-74%
18 to 21 Reach 49%-62%
Less than 18 Low <49%
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Molloy College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.1
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Molloy College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Molloy College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Molloy College was 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #101 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Molloy College accepts 74% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Molloy College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 3.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 9.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 9.0% Good
3.25 to 3.49 15.0% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 24.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 19.0% Avg -
2.00 to 2.49 16.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 5.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

66% of Molloy College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Molloy College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 66%
Top 50% of class 92%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Molloy College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,654 1,389 5,043
Accepted 2,728 1,011 3,739
Acceptance Rate 75% 73% 74%
Enrolled 370 175 545
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 17% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Molloy College is $40.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Molloy College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Molloy College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Molloy College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=193292 IPEDS survey data for Molloy College.

FAQs

Does Molloy College prefer SAT or ACT?

89% of students submit their SAT scores to Molloy College. 30% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Molloy College?

74% of those who apply are granted admission to Molloy College. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Molloy College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1080 and 1250. 89% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Molloy College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. 30% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.