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Health & Medicine Profile

Becker offers nationally recognized degrees in human and animal health that prepare graduates for the challenges and entrepreneurial opportunities of the 21st century.

The College’s charter, signed by American Revolutionaries John Hancock and Samuel Adams in 1784, was our launch pad. Like them, we think differently. Our focus is on developing an agile mindset in students, so they are adaptive, nimble, entrepreneurial, and have a global perspective to transform lives and communities. Their excellence begins with our excellence.

Becker College—named a best college for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review for four consecutive years—is a private, independent, coeducational institution, with bachelor’s, graduate, and associate degrees. We offer nationally recognized programs in human and animal health, including nursing, exercise science, biology, pre-med, pre-PT, community health and wellness, psychology, health and human services, mental health counseling, veterinary technology, pre-vet, clinical and laboratory animal management, and equine studies. Fifty-four percent of students are enrolled in STEM-based programs. Becker is #1 among private undergraduate nursing programs in Massachusetts. Students benefit from classroom learning and hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art simulation lab.

Our School of Animal Studies is #1 in New England and #2 in the United States among four-year private institutions in awarding undergraduate animal studies degrees and the third-largest producer of vet tech degrees in the country. Students gain experience at our on-campus animal clinic and more than 350 externship sites. We also offer a first-in-the-nation degree in global citizenship and a master’s in mental health counseling. Let us prepare you for the world ahead through a wide range of academic programs, student leadership opportunities, and a 95% postgraduate placement rate for employment or further study.

Financial aid
Financial aid is available for all eligible students through federal, state, and institutional programs. Upon acceptance, all applicants are reviewed for merit scholarship assistance. There are also:
• Grants
• Scholarships
• Student loans
• Work-study programs

Financial aid preference is given to students who complete the application process by March 15 for the upcoming academic year. For more information on financial aid, go to

See Becker for yourself
To find out if Becker College is right for you, visit both of our campuses. Open houses and special events are also available so you can meet many of the College’s students, faculty, staff, and administration. For specific dates and times or to schedule a visit:
• Go to
• Call the Office of Admissions at 877-523-2537.
• Contact the office via e-mail at

Directions, hotel accommodations, and maps of local attractions are available for visitors who are not familiar with the area.

Two campuses—one great experience
More than 2,000 students from across the nation and around the world live and learn on the College’s two distinctively New England campuses, located six miles apart, in the heart of Massachusetts. Campus shuttles provide students with transportation between the two campuses. Each campus has its own residence halls, academic classrooms and labs, dining hall, fitness center, library, and bookstore. Both campuses offer all-female, all-male, co-ed, over-21, and all-freshman living spaces. Students in the equine programs are involved in the daily maintenance and care of horses at the Becker College 40-acre Equestrian Center, located on a beautiful expansive site in nearby Paxton. The Becker College Lenfest Animal Health Center houses the College’s veterinary clinic, which includes teaching facilities for grooming, dog obedience, and laboratories for animal care and veterinary technology students.

Worcester campus
The Worcester Campus is situated in the Elm Park neighborhood of Worcester—New England’s second-largest urban center, with a population of approximately 180,000. With its quiet tree-lined streets and historic Victorian-style homes, the Worcester Campus is only a short walk from the downtown business district.  
Leicester campus
The Leicester Campus is situated in a quintessential New England country town, adjacent to a historic village green. This rural setting provides space for Becker’s Division III athletic team facilities and the animal studies programs.

Close-knit family atmosphere
Our students like to think of Becker College as their home away from home. It’s a place where professors know you by name and care that you achieve your best, and where you’ll easily make friends. Becker is a warm, safe, caring, and considerate community that makes it easy to relax and be yourself.

About 75% of Becker College men and women participate in athletics. Every year, the College’s varsity teams qualify for conference post-season tournaments. More than one-third of student-athletes are annually recognized for achieving a GPA of 3.0 or higher. No matter what level of athletics you prefer, we offer plenty of opportunities.

The Becker College Hawks are a member of:
• Commonwealth Coast Conference (men’s ice hockey)
• New England Collegiate Conference (baseball, softball, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, field hockey, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, golf, volleyball)
• Great Northeast Athletic Conference (men’s lacrosse)
• New England Women’s Lacrosse Alliance (women’s lacrosse)
• Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (football)
• Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (equestrian)
• Eastern College Atlantic Conference North (women’s ice hockey)

Men’s Varsity:
• Baseball
• Basketball
• Football
• Golf
• Ice hockey
• Lacrosse
• Soccer
• Tennis

Co-ed Sports:
• Cheerleading
• Equestrian

Women’s Varsity:
• Basketball
• Field hockey
• Ice hockey
• Lacrosse
• Soccer
• Softball
• Tennis
• Volleyball


• Founded: 1784

• Location: Campuses in Worcester and Leicester, Massachusetts (approximately one hour from Boston by car or train, three hours from New York City, and 70 miles or less from three major international airports)

• Degrees awarded: Graduate, bachelor’s, and associate

• Programs of study: 50+

• Student-faculty ratio: 16:1

• Enrollment: More than 2,150 students representing 31 states and 21 countries

• Housed on campus: 71%

• NCAA Division III
• Varsity sports: 17
• Intramural sports: 5
• Clubs: 20

• New England Association of Schools and Colleges
• American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities
• Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

• Academic buildings: 8
• Residence halls: 20
• Library: 2 (one on each campus) with 24/7 access to electronic educational and research resources. The libraries are a member of Worcester Area Cooperating Libraries.

Athletics Facilities
• Football/field hockey/lacrosse/soccer turf field
• Physical Education Center
• Gymnasium

• Tuition (2015–2016): $32,500
• Room and board (2015–2016): $12,400
• Financial aid: 95% of Becker College students received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and/or work-study programs.

Member of Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts: 12 Worcester-area colleges and universities provide cross-institutional access.

Join in the Fun!

There’s so much going on at Becker. Clubs include:  
• Becker League of Legends
• Black Student Union/ALANA (African, Latino, Asian, Native American)
• Campus Activities Board
• Dance Club/Team
• Fencing Club
• IGDA (International Game Developers Association)
• Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
• Lambing Team
• Longboarding Club
• Mazunte Turtle Project Club
• Music Club
• National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)
• ONE Campus
• Pre-Veterinary Club
• Ski & Snowboard Club
• Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC)
• Student Government Association
• Traditional Gaming Club