Springfield College

Springfield, MA

Springfield College

Springfield, MA

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Promoting an education grounded in the Humanics philosophy of educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others, Springfield College provides students with a well-rounded college experience that sets them up for success.

Promoting an education grounded in the Humanics philosophy of educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others, Springfield College provides students with a well-rounded college experience that sets them up for success.

With more than 40 undergraduate programs, first-rate facilities, and 100 acres of picturesque New England campus, Springfield College is set apart by its reputation for educating tomorrow’s leaders in some of the most vital, stimulating career fields and its commitment to real-world service.

Graduates enter the workforce or advanced education with a competitive advantage thanks to top-quality academic preparation and experience in their fields. As early as their first year on campus, students put classroom learning to practice through fieldwork and service learning. This experience helps catapult graduates on to great things, with 97% of recent Springfield College graduates finding employment or enrolling in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Springfield College also promotes volunteerism, with its students contributing a combined 120,000 hours to community service annually, which provides vital support to and enhances quality of life for community members. The College received the 2016 Presidential Award in the Education category of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for commitment to volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement.

Academics
The world is your campus at Springfield College. Though located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the College has a rich history of its students participating in learning experiences and study abroad opportunities across the globe.

On campus, students work closely with faculty members who are experts in their fields and always willing to provide one-on-one service to help students achieve their academic goals. Students in our health care majors get experience early andoften, from research to hands-on training, leaving them prepared for advanced education or careers in health-related fields after graduation.

The campus
In addition to ensuring studentsgain practical experience, the College offers all students the academic resources needed to succeed. The new Learning Commons, which opened in fall 2017, provides students with a hub for all their academic needs, from Library Services to the Academic Success Center.

Students in our health care majorshave abundant on-campus resources that allow them to gain practical knowledge. The medical simulation lab provides adult and baby simulator manikins that perform cardiac and other critical functions while exhibiting vital signs, so students get a feel for what it’s like to work with patients early on.

The human performance lab andbiochemistry lab provide studentswith the opportunity to get hands- on experience through a variety of resources, tools, and equipment that they’ll utilize to conduct research on all aspects of wellness and performance.

The Athletic Training facility allows students to jump head first into life as an athletic trainer, learning critical skills that will prepare them for their careers in the field. Springfield College also has a community stroke therapy group on campus, providing Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy students the ability to give back to their community and further perfect their skills with clients. 

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Students
• Springfield College is the first choice of 75% of its first-year students.
• There are 2,200 undergraduate students, 1,000 graduate students, and 1,000 School of Professional and Continuing Studies students at Springfield College.
• Students come from 33 states and 30 countries, mostly from the northeastern corridor of the United States.
More than 85% of first-year students on the main campus return as sophomores, and 69% of them complete their degrees within four years, which is above the national average.
• Most students live on campus (85%), with 96% of first-year students residing on campus.

Faculty
• Springfield College faculty members are recognized experts in their fields, known nationally and internationally.
• There are 211 full-time faculty members, 85% of whom have earned the highest degrees in their fields.
• The faculty provide close personal attention with a student-faculty ratio of 15:1.

CAREER SERVICES
• A total of 97% of recent Springfield College students found employment or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduating.
• The Career Center offers students assistance and guidance throughout their academic experience so they have résumés prepared and interview skills developed when they graduate.

ALUMNI
• Forming a network around the world, more than 45,000 Springfield College graduates live in most states and many countries. Alumni events around the nation keep graduates connected to the College and each other.

Athletics
• Springfield College offers 26 varsity sports for men and women, seven club sports, and extensive intramurals.
• The College competes in Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and is a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
• Faculty and alumni have played active roles in the Olympics as athletes, coaches, trainers, sport psychologists, officials, members of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), and volunteers.
• The outstanding coaching staff also teaches, and many have received regional and national coaching awards.

Undergraduate Programs
in Health-Related Fields


• Art Therapy
• Athletic Training+
• Biology
• Communication Sciences and Disorders
• Exercise Science
• Health Care Management
• Health, Family, and Consumer Science#
• Health Promotion for Schools and Communication
• Health Science
• Movement and Sport Studies
• Occupational Therapy*+
• Physical Education
• Physical Therapy*++
• Physician Assistant*#
• Psychology
• Rehabilitation Counseling
• Sociology
• Sports Biology
• Therapeutic Recreation

* Special deadlines and requirements apply
+Five-and-a-half-year program leading to a Master of Science (MS)
++Six-year program leading to a doctorate
#Six-year program leading to an MS

2019–2020 Costs
• Undergraduate tuition at the main campus in Springfield is $39,305. Room and board is $12,930.

FINANCIAL AID
• 100% of new students receive some form of financial aid.
• On average, the Springfield College
financial aid package is $33,000, which accounts for scholarships, grants, and loans. After the package is applied, the average cost—based on tuition, fees, and standard room and board—is $19,000. Some aid packages may be more or less than this amount.

Student Activities
• More than 50 opportunities for student involvement include academic-interest clubs, special-interest clubs, special-event clubs, honor societies, campus publications and media outlets, performing arts, and more.
• An ongoing series of visual and performing arts programs, open to the public, includes concerts, art exhibitions, theater presentations, film festivals, and readings by noted authors.

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