Located just outside of New York City, in scenic Orangeburg, New York, Dominican College offers independent, liberal arts education for undergraduate and master's-level students. The college was originally founded in 1952 by the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt with the mission of training young women to be teachers. Now co-educational, Dominican College offers a wide array of undergraduate studies ranging from economics, biology, business administration, nursing, criminal justice, humanities, and teacher education. In addition, students living in university housing and interested in professional and pre-professional programs may enroll in athletic training, computer information systems, social work, and educational media among others.
The Dominican College Chargers' athletic programs, as part of the NCAA's Division II, have won 12 conference championships in the last 5 years and are considered to be some of the finest in the New York metropolitan area. The school offers both men's and women's sports.
For those young scholars looking for off campus housing or student apartments, the tiny suburb of Orangeburg is only about 17 miles north of New York City - an easily drivable distance by car or coach bus. Orangeburg also offers quaint country and suburban student living, especially for students interested in World War II-era history. At the Camp Shanks Museum and Monument, visitors can learn about the nearly 1.3 million soldiers who were stationed in Orangeburg before shipping out to Europe. Furthermore, many German and Italian prisoners of war were detained and repatriated at Camp Shanks.
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