Dowling College

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Dowling College can be found in Oakdale, NY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly 5,700 students are enrolled at Dowling College.

Dowling College accepts roughly 80% of those that apply. Of those that are accepted, roughly 19% continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Dowling College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Dowling College was reported as 78.3% in Fall 2012 with over 2,680 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Dowling College has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 79.0%
  • 2009-2010: 86.4%
  • 2010-2011: 81.5%
  • 2011-2012: 78.6%
  • 2012-2013: 78.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 79.9%

How Does Dowling College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Dowling College is forty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
New York College of Health Professions81.0%
SUNY College at Old Westbury58.0%
Molloy College72.7%
University of Bridgeport63.9%
Fairfield University71.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)

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