Education at Springfield College is all about taking action.
With an international reputation for educating tomorrow’s leaders in some of the most vital career fields, Springfield College provides students with a competitive edge—top-quality academic preparation and real-world experience on their résumés before graduating.
As early as their first year on campus, students put their classroom education to practice through fieldwork and service learning. It’s a learning advantage based on the College’s historic mission, the Humanics philosophy, which calls for educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. Humanics is at the base of everything the College does—in academics, athletics, and student life.
Springfield College has a welcoming community on its midsize campus, where transfer students quickly become engaged in academic and campus life. Credits from other accredited colleges and universities transfer easily, and financial aid is available based on need and/or merit. Students are never a number at Springfield College, and they receive individual attention from expert faculty members. With approximately 100 students transferring to Springfield College annually, there are programs designed to assist transfer students with making a seamless transition both academically and socially. Programs include Transfer Summer Orientation as well as a four-day New Student Orientation program, where students discuss the ins and outs of the transfer experience and connect with other transfer students.
Springfield College is located in a picturesque New England setting on about 100 acres in the Pioneer Valley. It’s an easy drive to Boston or New York City, and just down the road, students can experience East Campus, 57 acres of forest ecosystem that sits on a mile of lake shoreline and houses ropes courses, canoes, kayaks, and a camping facility.
The College has 10 residence halls that offer coeducational living, as well as relatively independent living for upperclassmen. There are several dining and snack services, and the main dining facility offers an excellent variety of creative, fresh food stations to accommodate individual dietary preferences.
The campus has wireless internet access, smart classrooms, and computer labs. In addition, a television studio lab, journalism lab, and fully functioning radio station are located on campus. Other facilities include a human anatomy lab, a performance assessment lab, an art gallery, an exercise physiology/biomechanics lab, a theater, and a medical simulation lab, featuring high-fidelity 3G adult and baby patient simulator manikins that respond to treatment as human patients would.
Extensive athletic and recreational facilities include the Field House and Wellness and Recreation Center, which house strength and conditioning facilities; a six-lane running track; multipurpose courts; a six-lane, 50-meter pool; and classrooms and laboratories.