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Nichols College

Dudley, Massachusetts

Nichols College is a college of choice for business and leadership education as a result of its distinctive career-focused and leadership-based approaches to learning, both in and out of the classroom.

Student Profile

Fall 2015 Enrollment
1,267 undergraduate students
91% of undergrad students are full time
64% male — 36% female
42% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2015-2016 Academic Year
48 full-time faculty
38 part-time faculty
17 to 1 student/faculty ratio

High-Impact Practices

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First-Year Seminars and Experiences X
Common Intellectual Experiences X
Learning Communities  
Writing-Intensive Courses X
Collaborative Assignments and Projects X
Undergraduate Research  
Diversity/Global Learning  
Service Learning, Community-Based Learning  
Internships/Coops/Practicums X
Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience X

Retention Fall 2015

71% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 Year Graduation Rate 2015

44% of students graduated in 6 years

ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2015

Nonresident aliens 1%
Hispanic/Latino 6%
Black or African American 7%
White 81%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 0%

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Accounting; Criminal Justice Management; Economics; Finance; General Business; Hospitality Management; Human Resource Management; Integrated Marketing and Communication; International Business; Management; Sport Management Bachelor of Arts Communications; Criminal Justice; Economics; English; History; Mathematics; Psychology

Activities Offered

Campus Ministries X
Choral groups X
Concert band  
Dance X
Drama/theater  
International Student Organization X
Jazz band  
Literary magazine X
Marching band  
Model UN  
Music ensembles  
Musical theater  
Opera  
Pep band  
Radio station X
Student government X
Student newspaper  
Student-run film society  
Symphony orchestra  
Television station  
Yearbook X

Common Core

Arts/fine arts X
Computer literacy X
English (including composition) X
Foreign languages  
History X
Humanities X
Mathematics X
Philosophy  
Sciences (biological or physical) X
Social science X

Class size breakdown

Size 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 17 113 180 1 2 0 0 313

CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Coed dorms X
Men’s dorms X
Women’s dorms X
Apartments for married students  
Apartments for single students X
Special housing for disabled students X
Special housing for international students  
Fraternity/sorority housing  
Cooperative housing  
Theme housing  
Wellness housing  
Other housing options  

ADMISSIONS

Admissions Fall 2015

2,260 Total Applicants
1,881 Total Admissions
325 Total Freshmen Enrollment

Selectivity
83.23% of applicants admitted

Rolling admission? No

Closing date: Aug 15
Priority: Feb 1

Admissions Factors

Very Important
Academic GPA

Important
Rigor of secondary school record
Standardized test scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Extracurricular activities

Considered
Class rank
Interview
Character/personal qualities
Volunteer work
Work experience
Level of applicant’s interest

Freshmen Profile Fall 2015

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 420 510
SAT Math 440 530
SAT Writing    
SAT Essay    
ACT Composite 14 22
ACT Math    
ACT English    
ACT Writing    

TUITION AND COSTS

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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 14/15

Expenses  
Tuition $32,070
Fees $300
Total $32,370
   
Room and Board (on campus) $12,235
Estimated Total On Campus $44,605

FINANCIAL AID

Average Financial Aid Packages 14/15 Final

$24,319 First year students
$17,058 All undergrads

Financial Aid Breakdown 14/15 Final

75% on average, the percentage of need that was met
20% of financial need students that had need fully met

$17,058 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$3,645 Average need-based loan

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