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Molloy University

Rockville Centre, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate79%
Acceptance Rate79%

About Molloy College

“If you come to Molloy, you graduate with a job in your field at a salary that’s significantly higher than average.”

Dr. James Lentini
President, Molloy University

Molloy University Emphasizes Careers, Value and Values

Students and their families are always looking for an academic environment that offers the best fit and the best value for their tuition dollars. Molloy was recently named one of the top 50 “Value” institutions in the country by Niche, the only Long Island university or college to earn this distinction and one of only five Catholic colleges to make this prestigious list. Molloy has also earned other honors, including being ranked # 15 in a list of the “Safest Colleges” in the nation, as chosen by Niche.

In addition to being recognized as a great value, Molloy is one of the lower-priced private universities in the region, and approximately 90% of Molloy students receive some form of institutional aid. Additionally, Molloy’s strong retention and graduation rates means that most of our students graduate on time, resulting in significant financial savings compared to students who transfer to other colleges or universities.

A small student-to-faculty ratio (10:1) means that you are more than a number to our professors, who provide input and guidance that will enable you to pursue your dreams.

Academic Programs That Fuel Careers

At Molloy, you can earn your degree in a variety of outstanding academic programs (including nursing, business, education, social work, music therapy, computer studies and many more) that lead to rich and rewarding careers. Additionally, Molloy offers a variety of graduate and doctoral programs that provide the opportunity for you to further enhance your career or take a new direction while pursuing a passion.

Molloy University Overview

Molloy University is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Rockville Centre, New York. Molloy University was founded in 1955 and the school now enrolls around 4,910 students a year, including 3,308 undergraduate students. Molloy University provides housing for up to 305 students. Most students live in off campus housing.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Molloy University by October 15.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Molloy University!

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Molloy University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Molloy University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Molloy University does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Molloy University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Molloy University on the Student Life page.

2022 Molloy University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 54%
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 54%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 21%
Tuition and Fees $36,030
Percent of Need Met 51%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $21,686

Is Molloy University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Molloy University offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Molloy University

It is moderately difficult to get into Molloy University. Molloy University admitted 79% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 5,108 applications received in 2022, 4,052 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Molloy University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 85% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Molloy Universityare still enrolled their sophomore year. Around 70% of students who started at Molloy University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Molloy University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Quinnipiac is rated the top college in the U.S. for job placement of its graduates over a 10-year period. Within six months of graduating, 97% of graduates are working full-time in their field, pursuing their own business venture or are enrolled in graduate studies.

Recent Quinnipiac grads have an average starting salary of $53,561 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Job Outlook Molloy University Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Molloy University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Molloy University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Molloy University's endowment was $52.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Molloy University spends about $14,943 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Molloy University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Molloy University meets 51% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Molloy University full-time are awarded $21,686 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $32,682 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Molloy University.

Based on this information, is Molloy University the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Molloy University a good school for you?

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Where is Molloy University?

Molloy University is locatedin the town of Rockville Centre, New York, in New York City.

If you are interested in seeing Molloy University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Southern State Parkway to Rockville Centre, or book a flight to the nearest airport, John F. Kennedy International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Molloy University and Rockville Centre are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1000 Hempstead Avenue Rockville Centre, NY 11571

Campus Setting: Suburban

Molloy College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Molloy College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Molloy College is Continuous processing.

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Molloy College ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Molloy College is 27. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Molloy College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Molloy College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1110 - 1320


Math SAT Range

590 - 670


Reading SAT Range

520 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1320 and Above


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The median SAT score for Molloy College students is 1206. Applicants with SAT scores of 1320 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Molloy College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1110 to 1320 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1110 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Molloy College.

Molloy College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Molloy College is like? There are approximately 4,910 students enrolled at Molloy College, including 3,308 undergraduate students and 1,602 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from NY and 6% percent of students are from other states.


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