Fast Facts

Catholic Colleges of Distinction 2012-13

Undergraduate - 3,375 (fall 2013)

Graduate - 1,049 (fall 2013)

Doctoral - 31 (fall 2013)

  • Honors students made up more than 11 percent of the freshman class in fall 2013 compared to 4 percent in fall 2004.
  • On average, more than 45 percent of incoming freshmen are first-generation college students.
  • The average SAT score for incoming freshmen increased over 50 points in the past several years.

Student Life

  • Molloy campus life includes more than 60 student clubs and honor societies.
  • The College's first hall opened in Sept. 2011, and a second is scheduled to open in fall of 2014.
  • Student-athletes compete in the East Coast Conference, Division II.
  • In 2013, the Molloy women's softball team was one of only eight teams in the country to earn a spot in the College World Series.
  • Through Molloy's global learning program, students have studied abroad in a wide variety of locations, including Belgium, Italy, France, Spain, England, India, Thailand, Australia and China.


  • More than 68 percent of full-time faculty have doctoral degrees.
  • The number of full-time faculty members increased more than 15 percent in the past 5 years.

Additional information

  • Molloy is consistently recognized by national publications as a leading institution in the region
  • Molloy is ranked among the "Top Tier Institutions by USNews & World Report in its Regional Universities - North category".
  • The Princeton Review recognized Molloy as one of the "Best Northeastern Colleges." This honor is bestowed on a select number of institutions which The Princeton Review believes "stand out as academically excellent institutions of higher learning."
  • Molloy ranks in the top ten nationally for the percentage of freshmen returning for their sophomore year (89 percent in 2013).
  • Molloy's 6 year graduation rate (66 percent - class entering fall 2007) is nearly 10 percent higher than the average for colleges and universities in Queens/Long Island.
  • Molloy's dedication to students is evident in its small student-faculty ratio (10/1) - one of the lowest in the country.

Yet Molloy continues to grow

  • The number of undergraduate students at Molloy increased 46 percent since 2003.
  • The number of students majoring in the College's cutting-edge business and nursing programs have increased more than 30 percent during the same time period.
  • Enrollment in Molloy's graduate programs has increased more than 20 percent in the past five years.


Go Ahead

  • Academics Take classes at one of the top New York colleges from among our minor, major, graduate or our doctoral programs on Long Island.