Dominican College: Narrative Description

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470 Western Hwy.
Orangeburg, NY 10962-1210
Tel: (845)359-7800; (866)432-4636; Admissions: (845)359-7800; Fax: (845)359-2313; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1952. Setting: 26-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $312,000. Educational spending 2002-03: $6041 per student. Total enrollment: 1,428. Faculty: 165 (52 full-time, 113 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 847 applied, 88% were admitted. Full-time: 927 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 376 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 18% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 15% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 37% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 66% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $24,810 includes full-time tuition ($16,000), mandatory fees ($650), and college room and board ($8160). Part-time tuition: $490 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $150 per term.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Business Club, Aquin Players, school newspaper, Nursing Association. Major annual events: Spring Formal, Spring Festival, Family Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 266 college housing spaces available. Option: coed housing available. Pius X Hall plus 1 other with 103,350 books, 650 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $280,156. 38 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Orangeburg, population 50,000, is located in southeast New York, located 3 miles southwest of Nyack on the northern border of New Jersey. The area may be reached by the New York State Thruway, Exit 12, or Palisades Parkway, Exit 6E.

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