Founded in 1955 by the Dominican Sisters of Amityville more than 50 years ago, Molloy College was named after Archbishop Thomas E. Molloy. It was initially a college for Catholic women only. The original site of the campus was in a beautiful Victorian home located in Rockville Centre. The college quickly outgrew this space and moved to Quealy Hall. By 1958, they expanded into Kellenberg Hall and the Dominician Sisters lived on campus.
As the need to support more students arose, Molloy College continued to grow and expand. They even changed their all Woman’s College to a coeeducational facility in order to support men in their endeavors to get a good edcation. By the 1980s They added a much needed Theater, Communication Arts and Sciences and Music and Art departments. In the 1990s they constructed much needed facilities including a building for the Allied Health Sciences, Business, Nursing and Social Work programs. They also added a computer lab and updated the athletic facilities. As the educational programs continued to grow, so did the campus adding Siena Hall to house the departments of Criminal Justice, English, and Psychology and theology as well as Religious Studies.
Located on 30 acre of beautiful rolling hills Molloy College is central to all parts of Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. This allows students from all of these areas easy access to excellent education. Its location is excellent because there are no residential facilities on campus. Molloy College students find housing off campus or live in the surrounding counties and commute to classes daily.
The facility also has an off site programs that allows better access for the community. This campus is called the Suffolk Center. The Suffolk Center is Located on the grounds of the Republic Airport in Farmingdale, Long Island. At the Suffolk Center students have the option of working towards graduate courses in the Business, Education and Nursing programs. They also offer non credit continuing educational courses as well.
Regardless of which campus you choose to attend, Molloy is a college that has something to offer everyone. Ranked as a top college by US News and World Report, Molloy College continues to surprise all with what they have to offer. Molloy College has a teacher to student ratio of 1:10 which allows more one on one teaching and learning. They have undergraduate as well as graduate programs that will satisfy the needs of everyone. They also have the fourth largest Nursing program in the nation.
Above and beyond the academics students have the option of joining one of more than 40 different clubs and socieities. This includes everything from the Art Club to the Music Therapy Club, to the Performing Arts Club. If joining a club is not your thing, then you have the choice of participating in campus publications such as the campus newspaper or yearbook or joining one of the many performing arts groups. Or if sports are more up your alley then participating in one of the many college level programs is an option for you.
Molloy College is defintely a choice to consider when looking for an intutition of higher learning. Not only do they offer a large variety of options for careers, they also offer excellent choices in continuing education options. Through the past 5 decades, Molloy College has continued to grow and develop programs that offer everyone from all walks of life the opportunity to participate in an excellent educational program.
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Post-master's certificate
Other College Details:
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
- Suburb: Large
- Housing on Campus: No