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Home >> Long Island Colleges >> Five Towns College

Five Towns College

Five Towns College education programs lead students to Associate, Bachelor, and Master's degrees that are designed for students preparing for careers as professional performers, composers, educators, recording engineers, cinematographers, producers of video music, journalists and business executives. This college is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents; Five Town has a well-known national reputation for areas of studies in music, media, and the performing arts, and attracts students from across New York State, the nation, and several foreign countries.

Five Towns College
305 N. Service Rd
Dix Hills, NY 11769

Type: 4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctor's degree
Campus setting: Suburb: Large
Campus housing: Yes
Students: 1,195 (1,136 undergraduate)
Five Towns College
Five Towns College is always looking for talented candidates from all over the United States and world wide of excellent moral character, who have interests and abilities to learn and excel by the opportunities their programs offer. SAT-1 or ACT exam is required of all freshmen and acceptance into any music program is contingent upon passing an audition and also demonstrating skill in performance on a major instrument or voice. Students of Music are required to take examinations in harmony, eye vision, singing, ear training and keyboard in order to demonstrate talent, well-developed musicianship, and artistic sensibilities.

Students planning entry to Five Towns College must submit a completed Undergraduate admission application and their school transcripts, plus two letters of recommendation along with a personal statement. Acceptance is based on the rolling system with decisions for the fall classes being mailed for starting in January. The spring semesters are mailed in October and there is a fee for application. Entry is allowed to foreign and non English speaking countries how ever they must have a score of 500 on the TOEFL and it is required to be submitted along with their application. Once Five Towns College accepts you into their school you are also required to submit a $500.00 tuition deposit.

Five Towns College offers 40 undergraduate and graduate programs, it all began in 1969 under the leadership of Dr. Cohen and a group with the vision petitioned the New York State Board of Regents for a Charter to establish Five Towns College. It took several years till the grand opening was realized in 1974; the College had leased its first building in Merrick, NY. The college enjoyed its first 10 years of education at its campus in Merrick. The college was first designed for business however music rapidly took the school and became its niche.

Perhaps it was due to the fact that great music legends like Ray Alexander, pianist Lee Evans, guitarist Ray Gogarty, electronic music pioneer Don Muro, and percussionist Mickey Sheen were part of the first faculty. 1982 Five Towns College had grown so large that it had to move to a new home just outside of Seaford, New York. However by 1990 once again growth of this college caused the need to make yet even another move. Right after the 1992 graduating class was celebrated the college packed up once more and moved to Dix Hills, NY, where it calls home today.

Five Towns College has a spectacular library filled with a vast collection of music with emphasis on jazz and American music. This collection comprises books, periodicals, scores, songbooks, sheet music, performance material, sound and video recordings, databases, reference materials and microfiche. Library holdings total 23,000 books, nearly 600 scores, 8000 sound recordings, 1600 video recordings, 500 periodical titles and several specialized databases.

There are scores of biography, music theory, and music history. Music journals represent all aspects of the jazz, popular music, general interest, music trade, musicology, and the technology of music. The staff is happy to assists you locate what you need, answer reference questions, and aid in research. The Library also doubles a Media Room where students may listen to and view sound and video recordings.

Five Towns College Arts Center presents a large variety of shows and concerts. Families can always find some great entertainment and shows with their ongoing schedule of events throughout the year. This college offers concerts, plays, and comedies that are great for all the Long Island community. The art center has the capacity to seat up to 500 people and it has been performing for 11 years. Families are always returning for these great Concerts, Plays, Comedies and Children's Theatre showings.

Five Towns encourages students who live on campus to take an active roles participating in activities such as Council Hall, Student Council, yearbook committee, coffee house poetry readings and the many clubs created and run entirely by students. Students are also encouraged to support fellow students at all college productions, in addition to attending living/learning classes that provide information about college living with a specific emphasis on health and safety issues. Classes are held on a weekly basis and are required for all resident students.

The Living Learning Center just opened in 2001, and this facility has 4 resident halls. Three of the halls are being used at this time, Harmony, Symphony and Rhapsody Halls. The 4 called the Melody Hall is still in the construction phase, all rooms offer private bathrooms, high-speed Internet access, satellite cable television, climate control systems, and individual telephone connections. Each room comes with a bed, dresser, desk and chair. There are options for roomy single and double occupancy rooms, as well as rooms equipped for handicapped accessibility. For a small charge students are welcome to make use of the on campus Laundry facilities for their convenience.

Five Towns College make the teaching environment fun and exciting for students and not just enjoying planned activities. They want students to express their individual interests and talents. Their Student Center offers settings where our students can relax, read a book, enjoy a game of pool with friends, join in some gamming tournaments or even use the Play Station 2 systems or watch a movie on the big screen television.

Now Five Towns College is a reasonable priced private college to attend, they recognize that college tuition can be very expensive for a lot of the students. Five Towns College is proud to offer a full service Financial Aid Office to help students and their families to be able to afford their great career choice.

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