Freshmen Students

At Dominican College, you can have it all. Academic challenge with personal support. Real-world career preparation. Championship athletics. A vibrant campus just 17 miles from New York. Opportunities to learn, compete, serve and set the world on fire as only a college student can. You get a complete collegiate experience.



You’ll quickly grow to love those 17 miles that separate Dominican College from New York City. We’re so close, you can easily go catch a game, see a show, tour a museum or just go explore. Some of the world’s best internship opportunities are that close, too. Of course those same 17 miles put you a world away. Our peaceful, scenic campus is your sanctuary, your home away from home.

Discover Dominican College.

Think you know us? We might just surprise you!

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Students
FAQs for Parents
Preguntas para los padres

Admission Requirements for First Year Students

Application Fee
Personal Interview

Contact an Admissions Counselor

An Admissions Counselor is easily accessible by phone, texting or e-mail.  You are also welcome to visit the campus and meet the counselors:

Michelle Wendt
(845) 848-7904
Responsible for letters A - C

Monique Lalanne, Freshman Admissions Counselor
(845) 848-7905
Responsible for letters D - K

Emma Fortunato, Freshman Admissions Counselor
(845) 848-7606
Responsible for letters L - Z, and International Students

Learning with a purpose, driven by an outcome: your success.

Academic Programs

Your goal is to graduate. Our goal is to make sure you graduate with an education that leads to a career. You can choose from over 30 academic degree programs geared toward specific professions.

Athletic Training
Communication Studies
Computer Information Systems
Criminal Justice
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Social Sciences
Social Work
Teacher Education

Honors Program

Are you a high achieving student? Intensify and enrich your educational experience in the Dominican College Honors Program:

  • Up to $18,000 in scholarship awards
  • 1-on-1 guidance from Honors Program faculty
  • Honors sections in selected programs
  • Priority registration and housing
  • Honors field trips
  • Research opportunities in your area of interest

Beyond the Classroom

Being part of a campus community is like being part of a large family. While we may not all get a chance to eat dinner together, campus life brings us together.

Resident students can choose from single rooms to apartment style living. All three residence halls feature computer stations, game rooms, wifi and 24-hour security.

The dining hall in the Granito Center always seems to be the hub of campus activity (a lot like your kitchen at home). Choose from three different meal plans to fit your budget (plus one just for commuter students).

Student-athlete or just a sports fan? Either way, Dominican College athletes play on 14 Division II varsity teams and have won numerous conference championships. Come out and play, or just cheer the Chargers on to victory.

Just 20 minutes from the excitement of the city that never sleeps. Take in a ball game, visit a museum, or take advantage of some of the country’s best internship opportunities. New York City is so close; it might as well be our backyard!


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