Nichols College

129 Center Rd, Dudley, United States
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Overview of Nichols College

About this school

Nichols, is a private, liberal arts college. Founded in 1815 as a college for men, it adopted coeducation in 1970. Its 210-acre campus is located in Dudley, 15 miles south of Worcester.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,301
    • Men:823 Men (63.3%)
    • Women:478 Women (36.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Nichols College is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% 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
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
2
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
Not reported
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
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 5000
City, State, Zip
Dudley, MA 01571-5000
Phone
-
Fax
(508) 213-9885
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
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 1

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
-
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
92% of 2,161 applicants were admitted
Women
94% of 693 applicants were admitted
Men
91% of 1,468 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
430 (22%) of 1,993 admitted students enrolled
Women
135 (21%) of 650 admitted students enrolled
Men
295 (22%) of 1,343 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.89
375 And Above
6%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
24%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
507 average |456-550 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
12%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
32%
• Score 300 - 400
9%
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
8%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
40%
• Score 300 - 400
5%
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
19%
• Score 18 - 23
57%
• Score 12 - 17
24%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $34,000 (66.15%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,800 (26.85%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,400 (2.72%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,200 (4.28%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Nichols 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 002197
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
370 (99.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
316 (85.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
316 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
76 (24.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
92%
Average Award
$32,635
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 316 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,082
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 308 (97.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,645
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 17 (5.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
57 (15.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,615

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,044 (86.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
909 (87.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
909 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
233 (25.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$30,653
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 909 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,407
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 880 (96.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,365
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 162 (17.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
302 (24.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,915

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
84%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,873
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
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, 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


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


54

Part-Time Faculty


54

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


36%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 62% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

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
172,237
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
154
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Nichols College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


46.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


50%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


50.8%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (19)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • 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, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


Business administration

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (2)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Organizational Management

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


11,390

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Boston

Campus Size


250 acres

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Worcester
Nearest Train Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Worcester

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


77% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


23%

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
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bison
School Colors
Forest green and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, cheerleading, football, rock climbing, sand volleyball, skiing (downhill), soccer, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Nichols College offers radio station, campus activities board, institute for women's leadership, student government association, student athletic advisory council, student alumni association

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,211

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,301
Women
478
Men
823

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.4% Asian
  • 7.6% Black/African-American
  • 8.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 79.0% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


1.5% from 11 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


232

Student Resources

Study resources