Dominican College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Dominican College

Dominican College is an independent four-year and master’s level liberal arts college situated in Orangeburg, New York. With a student/faculty ratio of 15 to 1 and roughly 2,000 students, Dominican offers its students personalized learning experiences. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from. The institution is home to a wide range of student clubs and organizations. It is a member of the Central Atlantic College Conference (CACC) for Division II athletics with 10 competitive sports.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,956 (1,450 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 34% Male/66% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,844
  • Books: $1,500
  • Room and Board: $13,414
  • Other Expenses: $2,950
  • Total Cost: $47,708

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 76%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,655
    • Loans: $7,392

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors:Physical Therapy/Therapist; Occupational Therapy/Therapist; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Social Sciences, General; and Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 46%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 31%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 43%

NCAA Athletic Programs

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

Overview of Dominican College Admissions

77% of applicants were accepted to Dominican College in 2018, making the school accessible. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application, and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data

  • Dominican College Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 470/560
    • SAT Math: 470/560
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 17/24
    • ACT English: -/-
    • ACT Math: -/-

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Dominican College, then it should be easy for you to gain admissions to the schools below. If Dominican College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

California State University Stanislaus, California State University San Bernardino, California State University Bakersfield, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles, State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Dominican College, then you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Texas A&M University – Commerce, Radford University, University of Texas at El Paso, University of California, Merced, California State University Sacramento, Texas A&M University – Kingsville, California State University Northridge

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Dominican College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of Alabama, University of Texas at Arlington, Pace University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University, Washington State University

Applying to Dominican College

Application Deadline: Rolling

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