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DCC Student Life

DCC is on a 130-acre campus in a suburban setting in Poughkeepsie, New York, not far from New York City. There are many activities and organizations for DCC students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

DCC does not have fraternities or sororities.

DCC has a thriving Rap, Poetry and Music. In fact, more students participate in Rap, Poetry and Music than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at DCC include Outdoor Adventure, Student Government Association, Gamers Club and Masquer's Guild Theatre Club.

DCC students' favorite campus events are FalconFest, Halloween Dance and Lyceum Series of Speakers.

Does DCC offer student housing?

DCC offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most DCC students live off campus. In 2021, 5% of undergrads at DCC lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 90% of students lived off-campus or commuted to DCC. There are 472 spots available in on-campus housing for all 8,691 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 34 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 50% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

DCC offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Is DCC Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Dutchess Community College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The DCC campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

DCC offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, DCC has Mass Notification System.

Plan a Visit to DCC

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to DCC, take U.S. Route 9 to Poughkeepsie, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Stewart International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New York you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore DCC's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

DCC Students

52%

Women

48%

Men

40%

Full Time

60%

Part Time

99%

In State

1%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

57%

21%

11%

4%

4%

3%

1%

0.21%

0.07%

Undergraduate Students

8,691

Non-Resident / International Students

49

DCC Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

8,691

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

70%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$4,470

Out-of-State

$8,820

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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