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Undergrad Profile

Bay Path University, located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, is empowering women—to seize the day, to become better leaders, to pursue their passions, and to develop their distinctive talents. 

A four-year women’s university, Bay Path is a small, highly personal community that provides you with:

• Career-focused majors and minors that give you practical knowledge, a global viewpoint, and a direct path to employment and careers;
Leadership opportunities through the distinctive WELL Program (Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders), encouraging you to find your voice and act on your convictions; and
• Real-world experience balanced with career counseling that gives you a distinct advantage for graduate school or that rewarding first job.

It starts here
We recognize we live in a constantly changing world, with challenges unique to our times. Your educational experience has to respond to the changes in our world and prepare you to face any situation—professionally and personally. At Bay Path University, our commitment is to educate you as a whole student. This is done by integrating a solid academic experience emphasizing ethical behavior, global citizenship, an appreciation of health and wellness, a firm grounding in financial literacy, and the importance of civic engagement.

Affordable private education
Bay Path provides a comprehensive program of need-based and merit-based financial aid in the form of federal-, state-, and College-based assistance. Bay Path works for you—more than 96% of students who apply receive some form of financial aid. You may qualify for a merit scholarship worth up to $17,000 a year. In fact, the average need-based award for freshmen living on campus is $32,969.

Education that matters
Internships, practicums, live case studies, special on-site projects, and study abroad: at Bay Path we believe opportunities like these are what provide you with practical and relevant experiences that add value to classroom learning while building your résumé and credentials. Ultimately, our goal is to enrich your education and enhance your ability to succeed in graduate school and begin your career.

Expand your boundaries
Bay Path believes that acquiring greater international awareness and a deeper understanding of other languages, cultures, and peoples is done by studying in a foreign country. This is key in preparing you to meet the personal and professional challenges of living and working in a global world. With our study abroad program, you can spend a semester in countries such as Australia, Italy, England, and Ireland. Bay Path also offers a domestic exchange program with Chaminade University of Honolulu and American University in our nation’s capital. Bay Path coordinates cultural enrichment trips several times during the year as well,including trips to Boston and New York. In addition, Bay Path arranges the Capitals of the World trip during spring break, which takes students, alumni, faculty, and friends to major cities around the world, including Athens, London, Rome, and Paris.




Quick Facts

Founded: 1897

Enrollment: More than 2,500 students, including over 650 undergraduate students

Average class size: 13

Expenses 2014–2015: Tuition $31,785 per year; room and board $12,420 (14 meals per week) per year 

Athletics: NCAA Division III
• Basketball
• Cross-country
• Field hockey
• Lacrosse
• Soccer
• Softball
• Tennis
• Volleyball

Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) 

Areas of Study
• Accounting
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Biology: Secondary Education
• Biotechnology
• Business Administration
• Child Psychology
• Criminal Justice
• Digital Forensics
• Early Childhood Education
• Elementary Education
• Exploratory
• Forensic Psychology
• Forensic Science
• Forensic Studies
• Health & Human Studies
• Human Resource Management
• Information Assurance
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• Legal Studies
• Liberal Studies
• Marketing
• Medical Science
• Neurobiology
• Neuropsychology
• Operations Management
• Paralegal Studies
• Pre-occupational Therapy Studies
• Professional Writing
• Psychology
• Residential & Commercial Interior Design
• Small Business Development