Tuition & Fees

$34,800

$34,800

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

63%

male

37%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,999
Declined + 162
Total Received 2,161
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Private (nonprofit)

1,301

undergraduate students

232

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Sport Management
  2. General Business
  3. Accounting
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Codes

SAT 3666
ACT 1878

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Location

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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,533
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

250-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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
77%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
3%
Top 1/4
17%
Top 1/2
47%
Bottom 1/2
53%
Bottom 1/4
26%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
8%
500-599
47%
400-499
40%
300-399
5%
600-699
12%
500-599
47%
400-499
32%
300-399
9%
600-699
4%
500-599
26%
400-499
51%
300-399
18%
200-299
1%
24-29
19%
18-23
57%
12-17
24%

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

Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,999
Declined + 162
Total Received 2,161

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

Financial Aid

81%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$30,653

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $33,800
Room & board $13,950
Additional fees $1,000
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $49,850
Average Financial Aid - $30,653
Total with Avg. Aid $19,197

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,013,637
State $493,131
Institutional $17,980,301
Other external $200,939
Total $20,688,008

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $2,474,000
Other external
Total $2,474,000
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 508 213-2278
F: 508 213-2118
sfs@nichols.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Jennifer Bianco
Director of Financial Assistance
jen.bianco@nichols.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Ice Hockey, Paintball, Rugby

Club Sports - Women's

Ice Hockey, Rugby

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Dance, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Paintball, Racquetball, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Skiing, Snowboarding, Softball, Walleyball, Wiffle Ball

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Athletic Directors

Chris Colvin (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Sport Management
  2. General Business
  3. Accounting

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

1,533

total students

60%

in-state

40%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

1,301
students

Female
37%
478

Male
63%
823

15%

232
students

Female
55%
127

Male
45%
105

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

1,211
students

Female
36%
429

Male
64%
782

7%

90
students

Female
55%
49

Male
45%
41

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

61%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

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

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 19
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
Russia
Sweden
Thailand
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Steve Kligerman
Assistant Director of Admissions
800 470-3379
steve.kligerman@nichols.edu

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