Curry College

1071 Blue Hill Avenue, Milton, United States
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Overview of Curry College

About this school

Curry, founded in 1879, is a private, career-oriented, liberal arts institution. Its 131-campus is located in Milton, seven miles from downtown Boston.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,565
    • Men:1,033 (40.3%)
    • Women:1,532 (59.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Curry 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 recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
April 1
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
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1071 Blue Hill Avenue
City, State, Zip
Milton, MA  02186-9984
Phone
(617) 333-2210
Fax
(617) 333-6860
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
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
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Common Application Supplement and Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL), Cognitive and Achievement Testing for PAL required for freshmen
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
90% of 6,031 applicants were admitted
Women
93% of 3,686 applicants were admitted
Men
86% of 2,345 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
748 (14%) of 5,431 admitted students enrolled
Women
437 (13%) of 3,411 admitted students enrolled
Men
311 (15%) of 2,020 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.90
375 And Above
5%
3.50 - 3.74
5%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
34%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
504 average |460-540 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
7%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
36%
• Score 300 - 400
6%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
515 average |470-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
10%
• Score 500 - 600
55%
• Score 400 - 500
33%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
20%
• Score 18 - 23
61%
• Score 12 - 17
18%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $39,720 (67.43633276740238%)
  • Room & Board: - $15,885 (26.96943972835314%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,100 (1.867572156196944%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,195 (3.7266553480475384%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Curry College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002143
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
515 (85.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
514 (99.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
514 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
63 (12.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$30,765
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 514 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,843
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 433 (84.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,017
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 51 (9.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
82 (13.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,866

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,632 (79.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,586 (97.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,586 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
185 (11.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$28,668
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,583 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,285
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,351 (85.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,839
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 133 (8.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
379 (18.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,232

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
80%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$45,947
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
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, TEACH Grants
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


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

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,338

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


128

Part-Time Faculty


196

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


32%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 46% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 59% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 41% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# 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
322,943

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
245
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


Curry College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


68.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


44.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


51.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


52.5%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (28)


  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Community Services
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


Business administration, education

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (9)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


27,003

Nearest Metropolitan Area


131 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Boston

Weather


Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Boston

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


84% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


16%

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


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Colonel
School Colors
Purple, black, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, field hockey, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Curry College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, student radio station, student government, student program board, curry cares: community service, theatre

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,059

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,565
Women
1,532
Men
1,033

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.6% Asian
  • 11.5% Black/African-American
  • 7.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 67.7% White
  • 8.2% Unknown

International Students


1.8% from 21 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


234

Student Resources

Study resources