Dominican College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Dominican College in Orangeburg, NY
Dominican College in Orangeburg, NY. Alexisrael / Wikimedia Commons

Dominican College Admissions Overview:

75% of applicants were accepted to Dominican College in 2016, making the school accessible. In general, successful applicants will have grades and test scores above average. To apply, visit the school's admissions website, and fill out the online application. Applicants must also submit scores from either the SAT or ACT.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Dominican College Acceptance Rate: 75%

Dominican College Description:

Catholic in origin, Dominican College is today an independent four-year and master’s level liberal arts college located in Orangeburg, New York. With a student / faculty ratio of 13 to 1 and roughly 2,000 students, Dominican offers its students individualized experiences. High achieving students should look into the Honors Program -- those students accepted to the program right out of high school receive early course registration, a free lap top, and $1,000 scholarship their sophomore, junior, and senior years. Dominican is host to 21 chartered student clubs and is a member of the Central Atlantic College Conference (CACC) for Division II athletics with 10 competitive sports.

If that’s not enough to do, New York City is just 17 miles away. Dominican College is also the proud home of the Palisades Institute which provides workshops and seminars designed to create leaders and innovative thinkers in the community.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,012 (1,478 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 33% Male / 67% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $27,438
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,420
  • Other Expenses: $2,950
  • Total Cost: $44,308

Dominican College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 84%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,405
    • Loans: $7,761

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Sciences, Teacher Education.

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 23%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 30%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 43%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Golf, Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball, Basketball 
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Cross Country, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Dominican College Mission Statement:

read the complete mission statement at http://www.dc.edu/about/our-mission/

"The aim of Dominican College is to promote educational excellence, leadership, and service in an environment characterized by respect for the individual and concern for the community. The College is an independent institution of higher learning, Catholic in origin and heritage. In the tradition of its Dominican founders, it fosters the active, shared pursuit of truth and embodies an ideal of education rooted in the values of reflective understanding and compassionate involvement..."

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