Dowling College

150 Idle Hour Blvd, Oakdale, NY

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Dowling College provides a variety of degree programs for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Oakdale, New York and operated as a private institution. Dowling College has a yearly student enrollment of around five thousand.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Transportation And Materials Moving

Students applying for admission are generally required to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions staff. This school has an admissions rate of around 82% of which only 24% decided to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of tuition is nearly $28,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to use the school's net price calculator to better estimate their cost of attending Dowling College. This school may offer financial aid for students that qualify as grants and loans.

The mascot for Dowling College is the "Golden Lions", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division II)

Contact information, tuition information, programs offered, and much more can be accessed on school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates Dowling College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Dowling College is around 2,300 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 10% enrolling as graduate students and 75% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $32,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,200-$1,500 per unit
  • Room and board is estimated to cost around $13,000

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships97%$17,552
Receiving Student Loans84%$6,520

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Dowling College may provide services to students like:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

Dowling College has an overall graduation rate which is around 34%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years18%
Graduating in 5 Years12%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2004)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Dowling College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (East Coast Conference)
  • Basketball (East Coast Conference)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

    Health and Clinical Professions


    Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences


    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Transportation and Materials Moving

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Dowling College for official up-to-date information.

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