Dowling College


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New York


Dowling College is an independent comprehensive educational institution in the liberal arts tradition whose mission is to provide our students with a well-rounded education based upon innovative teaching, informed and engaging research, and a commitment to democratic citizenship with a community service component. We foster an open and supportive learning environment that is based upon collaboration between a committed and supportive expert faculty and a student body diverse in its interests, beliefs, culture, ethnicity, and geographic origin. We recognize learning as a lifetime endeavor, particularly as it relates to globalization.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 5706
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Faculty: 120

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 48:1
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Contact Information

150 Idle Hour Blvd
Oakdale New York 11769


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Main Phone: 631-244-3000

Additional Campuses:
Brookhaven Campus
1300 William Floyd Parkway
Shirley, NY 11967

Melville Center
145 Pinelawn Rd., Ste. 350 S
Melville, NY 11747

Admissions Contact:
Candice Coleman
Assistant Director, Enrollment Services

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Applying to Transfer

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Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Transfer credit is awarded for appropriate work completed, with a grade of C or better, at another accredited college or university.

Credits (Min/Max):
A student who transfers from a two-year college must ordinarily take his or her final 60 credits at a four-year institution. The last 30 credits earned prior to graduation must be taken at Dowling College.

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Letters of Recommendation Required:
Letters of Recommendation are recommended.

Essay(s) required:
An essay is required on the Common Application.

Application Fee:
There is a $35 fee to apply.

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All students who transfer to Dowling College, both full time and part time, are automatically considered for a transfer scholarship. Awards range from $3,500 to $11,000 per academic year and are renewable when academic conditions are met.

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