Frequently Asked Questions
Five Towns College on Long Island, NY, is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The College’s educational programs are registered by the New York State Department of Education. Detailed information about the College is contained in the most recent College Catalog. Find answers to our most frequently asked question about tuition, student life, admissions and more below.
1. Where exactly is Five Towns College located?
Five Towns College is located in Dix Hills, New York, the geographic heart of Long Island. Dix Hills is in the Town of Huntington, one of Long Island’s historic north shore towns. New York City is just a train ride away. Get directions to Five Towns College.
2. How big is the College?
The College occupies a beautiful 40-acre campus on Long Island. Approximately 800 full and part-time, graduate and undergraduate students are enrolled. Learn more about the campus facilities.
3. What are the requirements for admission?
All applicants must submit an admissions application, high school transcript, college transcripts (if applicable), and one letter of recommendation. SAT or ACT scores are optional. In some cases an applicant may be required to sit for an entrance examination administered by the College. See the complete listing of admissions requirements.
4. Is an interview or audition required?
An interview may be required on a case-by-case basis. An audition is required for all applicants seeking admission into the music, music education, or theatre arts program. Learn more about audition requirements.
5. How much does it cost to attend?
Five Towns College is a very affordable private college. Five Towns College tuition for full-time students is $9,490 per semester ($18,980 per year), plus fees. Tuition for part-time students is $863 per credit. See the complete listing of fees.
6. Is there financial aid?
Yes. Approximately 82% of all Five Towns College students receive some form of financial assistance to help pay tuition and other costs. Qualified students may receive state and federal grants, student loans and work-study employment. Need-based, merit-based and talent-based scholarships are also offered. The Financial Aid Office can help you apply for financial aid. Their services are free. Learn more about Financial Aid.
7. Does the College have dorms?
Yes. Students may reside in one of four modern on-campus Long Island dormitories. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom, broadband Internet access, personal heat and a/c, and cable television services. The double occupancy dorm fee, including a mandatory meal plan, is $6,100 per semester. View our residence hall info.
8. Does the College have an Internship Program?
Yes. Five Towns College provides an Internship Program, which is required for some degree programs and encouraged in all others. The College is affiliated with some of the most recognized companies in the music and entertainment industry. Among them are Sony Music, Universal Music Group, Def Jam Records, Cablevision, MTV Networks, 20th Century Fox Films, and many more. Annual on-campus Career Fairs provide our students the opportunity to meet and network with representatives from these and other professional organizations. Learn more about Career Services.
9. Can you tell me about campus life?
Numerous clubs, activities and events are offered each semester. These include Student Council, Dormitory Council, Audio Club, Broadcasters Club, The Record (campus newspaper), radio station WFTU, and countless musical and theatrical performing groups. Learn more about Student Life.
Bachelor Degree Programs
- Business Management (B.P.S.)
Concentrations: Audio Recording Technology, Business Management, and Music Business
- Jazz/Commercial Music (Mus.B.)
Concentrations: Performance, Composition/Songwriting, Audio Recording Technology, and Music Business
- Music Education (Mus.B.)
- Childhood Education (B.S.)
- Film/Video (B.F.A.)
- Theatre Arts (B.F.A.)
- Mass Communication (B.S.)
Concentrations: Broadcasting and Journalism
Associate Degree Programs
- Liberal Arts (A.A.)
Concentrations: Literature and Teaching Assistant
- Business Management (A.A.S.)
Concentrations: Audio Recording Technology and Music Business
- Jazz/Commercial Music (A.A.S.)
Graduate Degree Programs
- Childhood Education (M.S. in Education)
- Music Education (M.M.)
- Jazz/Commercial Music (M.M.)
Concentrations: Composition/Arranging, Music History, Music Performance, and Music Technology
- Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)
Degrees: Performance, Composition/Arranging, Music History and Literature, and Music Education