Learn. Lead. Succeed.


Dudley, Massachusetts, is nestled in the rolling, forested hills of southern New England. Students enjoy an active outdoor lifestylethroughout the year, with many local hiking trails, breathtaking vistas, and legendary foliage. Nichols College is just a short shuttle ride from shopping and entertainment in one of five nearby cities, including Boston. 


Type of SCHOOL: Business, undergraduate and graduate

Size of Campus:
200 acres

Number of Students:

Number of Faculty:

Colleges, programs, and degrees:
See listing to the left

Geographic Diversity: Students from 14 countries and 29 states

International Student Services: Dedicated advising staff in the Office for International Engagement with an open-door policy for all support services; international arrival student pickup; guaranteed on-campus housing

International Student Budget:
Tuition and Fees$34,800
Standard Room/Meals$13,950
Health Insurance$2,250
Financial Aid: Merit scholarships are available; 98% of Nichols students receive financial aid.

Test Score Requirements:
Proof of English proficiency may be established through any one of the following:
• Minimum TOEFL score of 72 (iBT)
• Minimum IELTs score of 6
• Minimum SAT Verbal/Critical Reading score of 350
• Graduation from an accredited, English-speaking secondary school
• Successful completion of an English-language program

Application Deadlines and Fees: Applications and support materials must be filed by June 25. Use our online application or the United States Common Application. For more information, contact Susan Wayman, Director of the Office for International Engagement, at susan.wayman@nichols.edu.

Degrees From Nichols
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
• Communication
• Criminal Justice
• Economics
• English
• History
• Mathematics
• Psychology

Bachelor of Science in Business
Administration (BSBA)

• Accounting
• Criminal Justice Management
• Economics
• Finance
• General Business
• Hospitality Management
• Human Resource Management
• International Business
• Management
• Marketing
• Sport Management

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Science (MS)
• Accounting
• Counterterrorism
• Organizational Leadership

Athletics at Nichols
Men’s Division III
• Baseball
• Basketball
• Cross-Country
• Football
• Golf
• Ice Hockey
• Lacrosse
• Soccer
• Tennis
• Track & Field
• Volleyball

Women’s Division III
• Basketball
• Cross-Country
• Field Hockey
• Ice Hockey
• Lacrosse
• Soccer
• Softball
• Tennis
• Track & Field
• Volleyball

Club Sports
• Cheerleading
• Dance
• Ice Hockey
• Rugby

Nichols College is a top choice for business and leadership education because of its distinctive career-focused approach to learning in and out of the classroom. Nichols students are encouraged to reach their potential through experiential learning, hands-on opportunities, and individualized mentoring. 

Every Nichols student takes part in our signature Professional Development Seminar, a four-year program of one-credit academic courses dedicated to developing professional interpersonal skills. You’ll learn to represent yourself and your brand as you move through the program by interviewing, speaking, writing, and launching your career.

No one gets lost in our community of 1,200 students, and you’ll enjoy access to some of the brightest minds teaching and doing business in New England today. Our faculty are composed of professionals who have succeeded in their own fields and now want to give back through teaching and mentoring. Many of our alumni credit Nichols’s solid business education, nurturing atmosphere, and close-knit campus as the underpinning for their personal success.

The campus
Located in the sprawling hills of Dudley, Massachusetts, the scenic Nichols College campus is rooted firmly in New England life but is also conveniently less than an hour from five major cities, including Boston, and just three hours from New York.

The campus itself is a mix of historic and modern buildings, with classic New England architecture that sets the tone for learning. Many of our original halls have been beautifully renovated to incorporate the latest technology and encourage team-based learning.

Eighty percent of our day students live on campus in one of our 10 residential communities. Campus life is centered around the Fels Student Center, which features a variety of student-life offices and dedicated spaces for studying, collaborating, and learning.

Fitness and competition are core competencies for business leaders and successful professionals in every market. We place a premium on these skills with a storied history of championships across our 21 NCAA Division III athletic teams. We also proudly sponsor four club teams and a variety of intramural activities.

The state-of-the-art Recreation and Athletic Center features a weight room, aerobics room, squash court, and indoor multi-use facility for basketball and volleyball with an elevated running track. Outdoor facilities include the newly revamped Vendetti multipurpose field, an eight-lane running track, tennis courts, basketball courts, a volleyball court, a campus-wide Frisbee golf course, and fields for baseball, softball, and soccer.

International students
At Nichols College, we welcome students from all over the world into our community. Our classic New England setting will let you experience rural America through the lens of the business leaders who make it their home. Whether you’re looking to spend four years abroad or get a taste of American business for a single semester, Nichols College will train you in the art and science of leadership in the quiet of central Massachusetts while keeping you connected to the bustle of today’s global economy in high-tech classrooms. 

International admission applications and supplemental materials must be submitted by June 25. Fill out the Nichols application online and include proof of English proficiency and official secondary school transcripts translated to English.