FAQs About College
Five Towns College on Long Island, NY, is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). 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 questions about college life, tuition, admissions and more college information below.
1. Where exactly is Five Towns College located?
Five Towns College is 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, and plan your visit today.
2. What is the campus like?
FTC 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 admission requirements?
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 Jazz/Commercial Music or Theatre Arts program, and a portfolio is required for the Film/Video and the Interactive Computer Graphics Programs. Learn more about audition requirements.
5. How much does it cost to attend?
Five Towns College is one of the most affordable, private, residential colleges on Long Island. Please click here for the updated tuition and fees.
6. Is there financial aid available?
Yes. Approximately 94% 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 $6,200 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?
Campus life is focused on the performing arts and there are usually a number of events offered each week throughout the semester. The Student Government Association, Residence Hall Association and the Student Activities Office are vibrant centers of campus life. Common Hour typically offers academic programs and jazz sessions in the Upbeat Cafe and there are many ways for the students to be engaged during their college years here. Learn more about Student Life.
Bachelor Degree Programs
- Business Management (B.B.A.)Concentrations: Audio Recording Technology, Marketing, and Music and Entertainment Industry Studies
- Film/Video (B.F.A.)
- Jazz/Commercial Music (Mus.B.) Concentrations: Audio Recording Technology, Composition/Songwriting, Music and Entertainment Industry Studies, and Performance
- Mass Communication- B.S.Concentrations: Audio Recording Technology, Broadcasting, Journalism, and Show Production
- Music Teacher Education (K-12) (Mus.B.)Concentrations: Instrumental Music and Vocal/Piano/Guitar
- Theatre Arts (B.F.A.)Concentrations: Acting, Musical Theatre and Theatre Design and Technology
Associate Degree Programs
- Liberal Arts (A.A.)Concentrations: Audio Recording Technology, Liberal Studies, Music, Music and Entertainment Industry Studies, and Theatre Arts
- Business Administration (A.A)
- Jazz/Commercial Music (A.A.S.)
Graduate Degree Programs
- Master of Music (M.M.)Concentrations: Composition/Arranging, Music Education (K-12), Music History, Music Technology and Performance/Analysis
- Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)Degrees: Composition/Arranging, Music History and Literature, and Music Education