Bay Path University
Exceptional Faculty, Practical Education, Supportive Community.
A Bay Path University education empowers undergraduate women and graduate women and men to become leaders in their careers and communities with an innovative approach to learning that prepares students to flourish in a constantly changing world. The Bay Path experience is nothing less than transformational. The University’s women-only undergraduate programs and coeducational graduate programs are offered both on campus and online, providing a flexible, 21st-century education for learners at all stages of their lives and careers. Bay Path students find a supportive and diverse community, close mentoring, and rigorous preparation for success in a complex and globally interdependent society. Students graduate with the applied knowledge, portable skill set, and confidence to thrive in their professions, identify and realize their dreams, and make a lasting difference in the world.
Get to know Bay Path University
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Common Intellectual Experiences
- Writing-Intensive Courses
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Undergraduate Research
- Diversity/Global Learning
- Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning
- Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience
Students at Bay Path quickly learn that a well-rounded classroom education is useless without the pairing of real-world experience. From small Honors classes to amazing study abroad programs, students are encouraged to think out of the box and bring their education to life. Bay Path’s programs are testament to the enriching student experience.
“I was attracted by the amount of resources Bay Path offers to students. From tutoring to the Sullivan Career and Life Planning Center, I was very confident in coming to Bay Path because I felt I was going to be provided with essential tools to succeed, great networking opportunities, and a reliable support system.” – Maryanisa, Psychology & Marketing Double Major
WOMEN AS EMPOWERED LEARNERS AND LEADERS (WELL) PROGRAM
WELL is a one of a kind program devoted to helping students find and use tools that will lead to their success both throughout and beyond their college years. Students in the WELL program are supported from their transition into college life to graduation. They tap into their strengths, challenge themselves to step out of their comfort zones, and think about their roles as leaders. They receive guidance and support of WELL faculty, advisors, and a peer mentor. Through activities in and out of the classroom, students are prepared for public speaking, communications, internships, and understanding what it means and what it takes to be a successful woman in today’s complex world.
The four-year Honors Program at Bay Path is a close-knit community of students who enjoy thought-provoking seminars, small classes, leadership opportunities, and community service. The Honors Program helps harness a love for learning and is open to all majors. There is a bond between classmates on an energetic and enriching level. Honor students also receive great scholarship support through a renewable annual $1,500 scholarship.
WOMEN IN STEM HONORS PROGRAM
Housed within the Center of Excellence for Women in STEM, the Bay Path University Women in STEM Honors Program (WiSH) offers a four year curriculum consisting of integrated and advanced study and research for dedicated future women scientists. Within this program, students experience hands-on project-based research and link science to real world applications. WiSH uniquely prepares women to not only enter scientific fields and excel within them, but to truly impact them. Research has shown that women thrive in environments that encourage hands-on project-based research, and female mentoring. WiSH students also receive great scholarship support through a renewable annual $2,500 scholarship.
No student should pass up the opportunity to study abroad. Often times, those who participate gain greater international awareness and a deeper understanding of other languages, cultures, and peoples. The professional world today is a colorful blend of cultures and ideas that is nurtured in Bay Path programs. Students can study abroad in places such as Ireland, France, Italy, or Australia.
The Bay Path idea of entrepreneurship is designed to prepare students to create, launch, and grow new businesses or ideas. This program works to connect students with faculty, successful entrepreneurs, communities, organizations, and the world! At the core of the program is the belief that entrepreneurship is a set of skills and knowledge that can be taught, learned, and applied in all majors. Bay Path’s entrepreneurial program promotes creativity, innovation, and an entrepreneurial mindset preparing students for leadership roles in corporations, nonprofits, small businesses, or their own business.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 8
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 70
White, non-Hispanic: 437
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 1
Asian, non-Hispanic: 26
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 19
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 31
Total Enrollment: 694
“Bay Path creates an environment where it’s safe to try new things. The faculty and staff help you get out of your comfort zone.” – Amanda, Elementary Education Major
FACULTY WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Students and alumni never seem to brag enough about the outstanding teaching faculty at Bay Path. Professors take on remarkable roles in shaping the careers that follow students’ time on campus. The low 12:1 student/faculty ratio gives students the opportunity to work closely, even one-on-one, with their professors to gain insight into their field of study. Bay Path professors are knowledge leaders in their disciplines and active practitioners in their fields. They share a drive to encourage students with similar passions.
While building resumes and credentials is important, the overall value of an experience is irreplaceable. Experiences such as internships, research, live case studies, special on-site projects, and study abroad programs alongside professors builds insight that cannot be found in a textbook or in a lecture hall. Bay Path professors work hard to make each student’s academic experience as meaningful as it can possibly get.
Once students set foot on the Bay Path campus, they find that community is more than just a place to live and learn; it’s a feeling. The feeling of pride for the school and other fellow peers, the feeling of joy that arises while walking across campus, the feeling of charity while giving back to others in through caring service.
At Bay Path, community is valued by showing a mutual respect for others, manifesting in volunteer projects and service opportunities. Taking part in volunteer work while in college is a way to balance and round out the entire college experience, which is why clubs and organizations on campus strive to deliver the best opportunities to students.
Bay Path offers 30+ clubs and organizations. Here is a sampling:
ALANA (African American, Latina, Asian, Native American) Leaders club celebrates every race, ethnicity, nationality and spiritual background. They promote diversity, individual development, respect, and awareness in a safe environment for all students.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Habitat for Humanity strives to help build decent and affordable housing for low-income families in order to empower people to reach their full potential. Habitat for Humanity volunteers aim to provide some stability for families in order to break the cycle of poverty. Club members seek to work with volunteers from all walks of life to build these homes in partnership with those in need.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS CLUB
The Women in Business Club inspires women leaders to apply their knowledge gained scholastically in a supportive and welcoming community. Club members organize and attend events that promote networking, career focus, and women owned or operated businesses.
STUDENT EVENT COMMITTEE
Student Event Committee is a student run organization that plans and runs weekend and weekday events during the school year. These events are open to all Bay Path students and members of the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield colleges. The Student Events Committee hosts such traditions as Campus Day, Miss Bay Path, and Spring Weekend.
The Bay Path University Wildcats compete in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) across seven sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, and Volleyball. Bay Path is an NCAA Division III school.
Student-athletes develop leadership, communication and team-building skills to make them more confident leaders upon graduation. They put into practice their abilities through a balance of classroom work and competitions. Participating in athletics is an opportunity for students to expand their potential by developing goals, physical fitness and self-confidence in their lives.
Percent of students living on campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 42%
While the strong women of Bay Path are success driven to start with, the community of the college works to boost students to a level of success higher than they could have dreamed. With programs such as Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders (WELL) program igniting leadership, and internships that spark careers, Bay Path creates an environment that has a lasting effect on students.
BASHEVKIN CENTER FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
The Bashevkin Center for Academic Excellence assists all Bay Path University students in becoming more independent and successful learners. The Center assists students in strengthening understanding of various content areas and in developing vital skills in time management and learning strategies. The Center provides free, on-ground tutoring and 24/7 online tutoring to students. The Center welcomes students of all abilities and serves as an initial contact for those with learning differences.
An internship, practicum, field work, or related experience is guaranteed for every student before they graduate. Employers and graduate schools across the country desire experienced candidates that have a solid foundation in their respective situations. Students build their resumes while gaining useful credit and knowledge for the future.
SAT Critical Reading
25th Percentile: 425 | 75th Percentile: 550
25th Percentile: 420 | 75th Percentile: 515
25th Percentile: 420 | 75th Percentile: 540
25th Percentile: 19 | 75th Percentile: 25
For admissions information, please visit https://www.baypath.edu/admissions-aid/undergraduate-admissions/.
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $12,799
For further financial aid information, visit www.baypath.edu/financialaid.