Dominican College

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College Profile

Dominican College offers students a broad-based liberal arts education and specialized academic tracks to prepare for a successful and fulfilling career. The independent, four-year, liberal arts college for men and women was founded in 1952 by the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt in the catholic tradition.  All of the College’s degree programs are registered by the New York State Education Department and accredited the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, several of the College’s programs hold specialized national accreditations.

Dominican College offers a supportive, nurturing, small college experience in a safe, beautiful community outside one of the world’s most vibrant, dynamic cities.  The liberal arts institution provides professional programs including ones in nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, teacher education, athletic training, social work, and business administration.  More than 30 programs are offered on the undergraduate and master’s level.  In addition, there are doctoral programs in Nursing Practice and Physical Therapy. The student body is richly diverse and composed of students who commute or reside on campus.  There are special programs for adult learners who work full-time while attending programs in the evenings, on weekends, or online.

A member of the NCAA Division II, the Athletic Department sponsors 15 competitive sports during fall, winter and spring.  Dominican College students have access to outstanding internships, clinical opportunities, and the largest-growing job market in the country.  The College also provides many opportunities to get involved and make a difference by volunteering locally, taking a mission trip to help children in El Salvador, or working with Habitat for Humanity. There are over 30 student run clubs on campus and 16 national honors societies. New York City is readily available through specific trips to explore museums, athletic events, and downtown Manhattan.


Programs We Offer


Undergraduate Graduate
Accounting Business (MBA Program)
Athletic Training Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner)
Biology/Pre-Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy
Computer Information Systems Teacher Education
Criminal Justice Teacher of Students Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice
Psychology Doctor of Physical Therapy
Social Sciences
Teacher Education

Institution Demographics

  • Total enrollment: 2012
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1478
  • Graduate enrollment: 534
  • International Student Enrollment: undergraduate 20    graduate 2
  • Male %, Female % – 32% male, 68% female
  • Faculty-student ratio: 15:1
  • Faculty: Full-Time ­­­­75,  Part-Time 160
  • Number of countries represented on campus: 12
  • Top five countries represented on campus: Canada, Mexico, Spain, Germany, South Korea
  • The college is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

International Student Housing Options

Rosary Hall

Rosary Hall’s single rooms offer personal space while also providing many different types of common spaces. Rosary Hall has one large, themed lounge on each residential floor. The second floor study lounge offers computer stations with printer access, a projector, and large group study tables. The third floor lounge focuses on media with two flat screen televisions, comfortable seating, and a Netflix account for student use. On the fourth floor pool tables and ping pong tables are surrounded with high top seating and a flat screen television.  The second and fourth floor lounges have kitchenettes. Laundry facilities are offered on every residential floor and wifi can be accessed throughout the building. Rosary Hall has a 24-hour security guard station at the entrance to the building.

Hertel Hall

Hertel Hall is the largest residence center on campus providing a safe and comfortable living environment and many different room layouts. A meeting room, quiet study room, study lounges, and a computer lab with printer access lets you work on your academics while the building also offers two entertainment lounges with televisions, pool tables, and ping pong. A full kitchen, large laundry facility, and vending area are found on the first floor and wifi can be accessed throughout the building. Hertel Hall has a 24-hour security guard station at the entrance to the building.

Guzman Hall

Guzman Hall offers apartment style living with central air and nicer finishes along with private bedrooms and semi-private bathrooms. Every floor offers a study lounge with quiet study areas, a group work space, and casual seating. Other amenities include a laundry facility, vending services, a small fitness room, and a conference room. The first floor lounge includes a computer and printing station, flat screen television, ping pong table, and small dining area with a public refrigerator and wifi can be accessed throughout the building. Guzmán Hall has a 24-hour security guard station at the entrance of the building.

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First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

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Visa Information

Dominican College issues documents for an F-1 (Student) visa

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students

Full time undergraduate tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $13,794 per semester. Room and board is $6,335 per semester.
Part time tuition (fewer than 12 credits) is $650 per credit.
Graduate tuition is $900 per credit, $976 per credit for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program,  and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.


Financial Aid

All undergraduate students pursuing a first degree are considered for an academic scholarship, which is based upon the High School GPA for freshmen and College GPA for transfer students.

Student Activities and Campus Life

Dominican College has over 30 clubs and organizations and 15 Division II athletic teams. Newly expanded state of the art fitness center with gymnasium, weight room and indoor track. Dominican College has many annual traditions in which both faculty and students participate such as “Big Charger Weekends”, Family Day, Talent Show, Winter Ball, Spring Fest and Founders Week.