Becker College

61 Sever St, Worcester, United States
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Overview of Becker College

About this school

Becker College, founded in 1887, is a private, liberal arts, coeducational school, with a branch campus in Leicester. Its 100-acre campus is located in Worcester.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,882
    • Men:786 (41.8%)
    • Women:1,096 (58.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Becker College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
61 Sever Street
City, State, Zip
Worcester, MA  01609
Phone
(508) 373-9400
Fax
(508) 831-7505
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
Recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
69% of 4,972 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 2,839 applicants were admitted
Men
68% of 2,133 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
514 (15%) of 3,451 admitted students enrolled
Women
262 (13%) of 2,010 admitted students enrolled
Men
252 (17%) of 1,441 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.08
375 And Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
530 average |480-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
15%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
30%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
542 average |490-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
26%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
8%
• Score 24 - 29
45%
• Score 18 - 23
33%
• Score 12 - 17
13%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $39,200 (68.57942617214836%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,800 (24.142757172848146%)
  • Other Expences: - $960 (1.6794961511546536%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,200 (5.5983205038488455%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Becker College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002123
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
391 (94.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
365 (93.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
365 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1 (.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$22,731
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 365 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,103
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 336 (92.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,633
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 57 (15.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
46 (11.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,467

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,427 (91.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,362 (95.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,362 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3 (.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$21,224
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,362 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,978
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,107 (81.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,344
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 179 (13.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
179 (11.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,586

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


48

Part-Time Faculty


219

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


12%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 63% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
61,871

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
404
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Becker College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (22)


  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Computer Graphics
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
  • Human Resources Management and Services, Other
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Visual and performing arts, Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology

Online Degrees


Business administration, nursing, mental health counseling

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (3)


  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Social Psychology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


182,669

Nearest Metropolitan Area


100 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Boston, MA; Providence, RI; Hartford, CT

Weather


Temperature
15 average low in January, 74.5 average high in September
Rain
133 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
40 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Worcester
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Worcester

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


55% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


45%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
-
Mascot
Hawks
School Colors
Royal blue, white, and scarlet

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Becker College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, campus activities board (cab), animal health club/pre-veterinary club, international game developers association (igda), dance club, marine wildlife conversation club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,530

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,882
Women
1,096
Men
786

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.4% Asian
  • 7.3% Black/African-American
  • 8.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 71.7% White
  • 6.0% Unknown

International Students


0.8% from 29 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


10

Student Resources

Study resources