DCC is on a 130-acre campus in the suburban setting of Poughkeepsie, New York, not far from New York City.
DCC has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? DCC does not have fraternities or sororities.
DCC has the Rap, Poetry and Music. In fact, more students participate in the 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.
The DCC community comes together each year for FalconFest, Halloween Dance and Lyceum Series of Speakers.
This table offers information on housing at DCC.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||No special consideration for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||3%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||472|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||155|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||97%|
DCC offers housing for students. 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 2022, 3% of undergrads at DCC lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 97% of students lived off-campus or commuted to DCC. There are 472 spots available in on-campus housing for all 7,222 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 155 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.
At DCC there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at DCC:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Cross Country Running||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
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. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Additionally, DCC has Mass Notification System.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit DCC, take U.S. Route 9 to Poughkeepsie, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Stewart International airport.
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