Nichols College

Dudley, MA

Nichols College

Dudley, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$36,540

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

63%

male

37%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,984
Declined 504
Total Received 2,488
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Private

1,326

undergraduate students

227

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Nichols College, founded in 1815, is a private, coeducational college offering degrees in business and liberal arts, with a focus on leadership and professional development. 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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,553
Established in 1815
Coeducational Coeducational

250-acre campus in Dudley (population: 11,768), 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).

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: TF Green (PVD)

Nichols College
124 Center Road
Dudley, MA
01571

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
74%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Campus Activities Board
  • Institute for Women's Leadership
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Athletic Advisory Council
  • Student Alumni Association

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Spring Weekend (BisonFest)
  • Welcome Week
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run radio station

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
52%
400-499
32%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
12%
500-599
51%
400-499
31%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
28%
18-23
55%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 2.9

Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,984
Declined 504
Total Received 2,488

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
application essay
recommendation(s)
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
interview
class rank
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,052

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $35,290
Room & board $13,950
Additional fees $1,250
Total $50,490
Average Financial Aid - $5,052
Total with Avg. Aid $45,438
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

ice hockey, paintball, rugby

Club Sports - Women's

ice hockey, rugby

Intramural Sports Men

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Sand volleyball, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Football, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Sand volleyball, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Business/Managerial Economics
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Finance, General
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Organizational Communication, General
Psychology, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

1,553

total students

61%

in-state

39%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

1,326
students

Female
37%
497

Male
63%
829

15%

227
students

Female
52%
119

Male
48%
108

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

1,218
students

Female
36%
438

Male
64%
780

9%

108
students

Female
55%
59

Male
45%
49

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 76%
Student 4 year graduation rate 55%
Student 5 year graduation rate 3%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

43

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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