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Dowling College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1955
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,052
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $11,390,700
Admissions Address

Idle Hour Boulevard
Oakdale Long Island, NY 11769

Website

http://www.dowling.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@dowling.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.8
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Frank S. Pizzardi
Admissions office telephone: (631) 244-3030
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $225 (Refundable by September 30)
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 2
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A N/A
Social studies 3 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: N/A
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: N/A
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Considered
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 74%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 74%
Total applicants: 2,370
Total acceptances: 1,760
Total freshman enrollment: 443
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,061
Male acceptances: 768
Male freshman enrollment: 223
 
Female applicants: 1,309
Female acceptances: 992
Female freshman enrollment: 220
Out-of-state freshmen: 5%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 6%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 20%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 50%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 89%
Average high school GPA: 2.8
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 92%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 53%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 410 – 500
Math: 410 – 540
Combined: 820 – 1040

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 1.0%
600-699 9.0% 9.0%
500-599 46.0% 35.0%
400-499 24.0% 37.0%
300-399 17.0% 14.0%
200-299 3.0% 4.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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