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Tuition & Fees

$34,000

$34,000

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
8%
500-599
25%
400-499
50%
300-399
17%
200-299
0
600-699
11%
500-599
31%
400-499
45%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
600-699
4%
500-599
26%
400-499
51%
300-399
18%
200-299
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
45%
12-17
31%
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undergraduateRatios

60%

40%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,935
Declined + 625
Total Received 2,560
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Private (nonprofit)

1,272

undergraduate students

207

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. General Business/management
  2. Sports Management
  3. Criminal Justice Management
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Codes

SAT 3666
ACT 1878

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School Facts

Nichols College, founded in 1815, is a private, coeducational college offering degrees in business and liberal arts. Its more than 200-acre campus is located in Central Massachusetts in the historic town of Dudley, less than an hour from five major New England cities. With a strong focus on leadership and professional education, Nichols College ensures that today's students are prepared to be tomorrow's leaders.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,479
Established in 1815
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Dudley, MA

200-acre campus in Dudley (population: 11,390), 20 miles from Worcester; branch campus in Marlborough. Air, bus, and train serve Worcester; major airports serve Providence (45 miles), Hartford (50 miles), and Boston (55 miles).

Nichols College
124 Center Road
Dudley, MA 01571

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
88%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
6%
Top 1/4
20%
Top 1/2
54%
Bottom 1/2
46%
Bottom 1/4
20%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
8%
500-599
25%
400-499
50%
300-399
17%
200-299
0
600-699
11%
500-599
31%
400-499
45%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
600-699
4%
500-599
26%
400-499
51%
300-399
18%
200-299
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
45%
12-17
31%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,935
Declined + 625
Total Received 2,560

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Paul Brower
Assistant Dean of Enrollment
P: 800 470-3379
F: 508 943-9885
admissions@nichols.edu

Cost

Tuition $33,600
Room & board $13,800
Additional fees $400
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $48,900
Average Financial Aid - $30,397
Total with Avg. Aid $18,503

Financial Aid

84%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$30,397

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,744,696
State $474,026
Institutional $18,436,348
Other external $180,953
Total $20,836,023

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $1,881,000
Other external
Total $1,881,000

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
racquetball
rugby
soccer
softball
squash
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Commonwealth Coast Conference (Division III), ECAC Hockey (Division III), ECAC Women's Hockey (Division III)
Mascot
Bison
School colors
black, white, and green
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Business Administration
Communication
Counterterrorism
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Management
Economics
English
Finance
General Business
History
Hospitality Management
Human Resource Management
International Business
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Organizational Leadership
Psychology
Retail Management
Sport Management
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Undergraduate

86%

1,272
students

Female
40%
511

Male
60%
761

Graduate

14%

207
students

Female
51%
106

Male
49%
101

undergraduateFull-time

91%

1,163
students

Female
39%
447

Male
61%
716

undergraduatePart-time

9%

109
students

Female
59%
64

Male
41%
45

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

41%

Transfer applicants accepted

49%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

credits

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 27
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
India
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Steve Kligerman
International Admissions Counselor
800 470-3379
steve.kligerman@nichols.edu

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