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Study at Dowling College

Dowling College is a private, coeducational college with main campuses located in Oakdale, Shirley, and Melville, Suffolk County, New York, United States. It was established in 1955 as an extension of Adelphi College. In 1968, the College became an independent institution and was renamed to Dowling College after its chief benefactor, Robert Dowling, a well-known city planner, philanthropist, and aviator. Dowling College grants admission to more than 6,000 students every year.

Dowling College is organized into the following schools:

  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Aviation
  • School of Education
  • Townsend School of Business
Dowling College s sports teams are called the Golden Lions. The official mascot is the Golden Lion. The College offers baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, and tennis to men. The College offers basketball, cross country, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball to women.

Profile of Dowling College

Dowling is located in a large suburb, in Oakdale, NY. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Dowling top out at the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study business and management and education and teaching.

Dowling Selectivity

The admissions department at Dowling does not accept all those who apply.


The school s tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, Dowling tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student enrolment

The school offers classes to 5,833 students (4,072 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Dowling has a large share of part-time students. Students sports include formal participation in New York Collegiate Athletic Conference competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Dowling College is an independent, comprehensive institution in the liberal arts tradition whose first priority is educating its diverse Student enrolment for personal and professional development. Dowling provides every student with a broad range of educational opportunities in a personalized environment empowered by a faculty totally committed to student success. As The Personal College, Dowling is known for the extraordinary attention given to student learning in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in each of the Colleges four schools. The students, faculty and staff of the College contribute to the arts, sciences and professions such as business, education and aviation. Dowling College provides its community and alumni with continuing educational opportunities so that they may participate in learning as a lifetime endeavor. "

Dowling Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching613special ed, reading teaching, elementary school teaching, educational administration, secondary teaching, middle school teaching, science teaching, music teaching, . . .
Business and Management445 business management, finance, accounting, international business, sales and marketing, financial management
Liberal Arts 150liberal arts and sciences, social services, English, history, political science, economics, sociology, foreign language and literature, . . .
Therapy and Counseling42 psychology
Science16biology, geology, biological and physical sciences
Media14 communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering 13computer and info science, computer support
Fine Arts 7fine arts studies
Music1 music
Hospitality0tourism and travel
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial art
Engineering0various engineering courses, aerospace engineering
Transportation0 transportation and materials moving
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy
Medicine 0health professions

Contact: Dowling

Dowling College

Idle Hour Blvd

Oakdale, NY 11769-1999

General Phone: (631) 244-3000

http://www.DOWLING. EDU

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