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Five Towns College

Five Towns College is college with 760 students located in Dix Hills, NY.

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

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Student Life

Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 760
Gender 69% Male / 31% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 95% Full Time / 5% Part Time
Geography 88% In State / 12% Out of State / % International
Socio-Economic Diversity 32% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 51%
Multi-racial 5%
Hispanic/Latino 14%
Ethnicity Unknown 8%
Black or African American 20%
Asian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $250.00. Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.. No cars. No pets.

20% of students live on-campus.

30% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Wellness Housing

Activities

Student Publications: The Record

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Radio Station
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Musical Theater
  • Music Ensembles
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Drama/Theater

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center pre-admission summer program reduced course load tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates personal counseling alcohol/substance abuse counseling economically disadvantaged students services financial aid counseling
  • Facilities: 72-channel recording studios, korg midi technology studio, avid system, professional film/video arts studio, theater technology labs
  • Special Needs Services: comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): independent study internships liberal arts/career combination teacher certification
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Business Administration and Management (43%), Film/Cinema/Video Studies (14%), Music Teacher Education (10%), Music (9%), Business Administration and Management (6%), Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, Other (5%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Actors
Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.
Producers and Directors
Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other
All entertainers and performers, sports and related workers not listed separately.

A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Producers and Directors
Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.

Any single instructional program in liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities not listed above.

A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

Job Opportunities:

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

Associates

Any single instructional program in liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities not listed above.

A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

Job Opportunities:

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

A program that prepares individuals to teach music and music appreciation programs at various educational levels.

Job Opportunities:

Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Administration & Faculty

President Stanley Cohen, Ed.D.
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 22
Student : Faculty Ratio 16 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 50 : 50
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 49/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 55.1% accepted of 452 applications

55% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
40% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
15% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite19 - 23
English18 - 25
Math16 - 24
Writing6 - 8
 
SATMath380 - 500
Reading390 - 500
Writing380 - 490

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Character Personal Qualities, Application Essay, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Recommendations, Talent Ability, Academic GPA

Important: Class Rank, Level Of Applicants Interest, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Extracurricular Activities, Work Experience, Volunteer Work, Interview

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 0 4
Math 0 3
Science 0 3
Social Studies 0 4
Foreign Language 0 2

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $22,090 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $26,927
$30K-$48K $28,307
$48K-$75K $29,499
$75K-$110K $31,419
$110K+ $31,383

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $20,400, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $20,400 Same as On-Campus
Fees $370 Same as On-Campus
Housing $13,000 $12,000
Books $1,400 $1,400
Total (before financial aid) $35,170 $34,170

Students Receiving Aid

82% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 65% $9,007
Federal Scholarships/Grants 32% $3,965
Institutional Grants 69% $5,618
Other Federal Grants 16% $134
Other Loans 5% $12,808
Pell Grants 32% $3,898
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 47% $2,374
Student Loans 65% $10,014

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.ftc.edu/admissions/adm_financial.html.

Estimate the net price for you at http://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/ftc.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

28% of students graduated on time.

39% of students graduated in six years.

67% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

Washington Monthly

#59 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#98 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#100 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#138 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#138 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#158 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#205 Baccalaureate Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD rank
#234 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#337 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
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