Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students. Its rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities.
Students are attracted to Curry’s friendly and caring academic community. The student body consists of approximately 2,000 traditional undergraduate students, and approximately 75% of students reside on the Curry campus.
Curry students have access to a wide range of co-curricular and extracurricular activities, including student newspaper and other campus media; performing arts programs such as theatre and dance; and intramural sports and NCAA Division III athletic teams.
Curry College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts-based institution founded in 1879. The College awards Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees and offers 25 undergraduate majors and over 65 minors and concentrations. The College’s academic programs of study include pre-health professions, pre-law, and pre-medicine, as well as an accelerated, five-year, dual degree M.Ed. program. Curry awards four master’s degrees, including a Master of Education (M.Ed.); a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice; a Master of Business Administration (MBA.); and a Master of Science in Nursing. Curry College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; its nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Get to know Curry College
- Choral groups
- International Student Organization
- Jazz band
- Musical theatre
- Radio station
- Student government
- Student newspaper
- Television station
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Common Intellectual Experiences
- Learning Communities
- Writing-Intensive Courses
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Undergraduate Research
- Diversity/Global Learning
- Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning
- Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience
- Career Services
- Writing Center
- Academic Advisors
- Library Services
- Faculty Mentors
- Disability Services
- Multicultural Engagement Center
- Health Services
- Academic Tutors
- Financial Aid Advisors
- Student Success Initiative
- Veteran Services
- Peer Mentors
- Gender & Sexuality Center
In an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, Curry students are mentored and empowered. They build meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.
At Curry College, diversity is central to excellence in education, not a separate goal. The College believes that training students to become inclusive, empathetic citizens requires consistent learning throughout all four years of study. As a result, diversity plays a core role in both the College’s Mission Statement and as a guiding principal in cores courses. Regardless of their program of study, students are encouraged to develop a deep respect for diversity in all its forms. By graduation students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the world’s diversity and interconnectedness as well as identify similarities and differences among cultures, religions, genders, and value systems. Students graduate able to identify and demonstrate an understanding of both their own values and those of others.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 54
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 269
White, non-Hispanic: 1,801
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 13
Asian, non-Hispanic: 81
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 13
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 54
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 242
Total Enrollment: 2,688
At the heart of Curry College’s undergraduate curriculum is the General Education (Gen Ed) curriculum. Gen Ed is required of all students and explores the liberal arts through a series of topical, real-world issues. The Gen Ed curriculum addresses the “Essential Learning Outcomes” and High Impact Practices established by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The curriculum develops skills needed to participate in the 21st century economy. These valued skills include global knowledge, effective written and oral communication, critical thinking, information literacy, quantitative reasoning, intercultural sensitivity, teamwork, and ethical judgment.
Honors programs are available for motivated, intellectually curious students who wish to challenge themselves and their classmates, including options for first-year students and those in designated academic disciplines.
There are 122 full-time faculty members at Curry, 81 percent of whom hold terminal degrees in their fields. Additionally, the College annually hires highly qualified part-time faculty members and visiting lecturers to augment its teaching staff. Although primarily a teaching faculty, Curry’s professors are also engaged in writing, research, and consulting. One-on-one faculty-student relationships provide many opportunities for personalized instruction and close interaction. The average class size is 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio is 10:1.
PROGRAM FOR ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING (PAL)
The internationally acclaimed Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL) at Curry College was established in 1970 as the nation’s first college-level program for students with language-based learning differences. PAL is the longest-standing comprehensive support program designed to help intelligent and motivated students with language-based learning differences achieve at the college level. PAL faculty at the master’s and doctoral level work directly with students to provide individual or small-group instruction. Each student is matched with a professor with whom they meet for 2.5 hours per week. Students must apply and be admitted into the program in order to take advantage of PAL’s services. Students receive academic credit for enrollment in the program for the first year and are able to continue in the program for as long as needed.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
Exchange student program (domestic)
Liberal arts/career combination
Teacher certification program
LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded throughout co- and extracurricular activities. Students engage in common and collaborative learning across a wide range of programs and activities, including the First-Year Living Learning Communities Program. This program allows students to collaborate with faculty and other first-year students both in and out of the classroom. Students investigate a common theme as they complete required courses. They are asked to challenge themselves as they engage in discussions, lectures, activities, and community events throughout the semester. Students seeking a holistic experience that integrates their classroom and residence hall experience should consider this beneficial learning opportunity.
Curry College was founded in Boston in 1879 and moved to its present campus in Milton, MA in 1952. Curry’s 131-acre campus is one of the most attractive college campuses in New England.
Only seven miles from downtown Boston, its proximity to the city gives students access to a wide variety of internships at leading companies as well as clinical placements at world-class hospitals. The city provides myriad opportunities for cultural, recreational, and sports-related activities.
Curry’s location is also less than two miles from the scenic Blue Hills, a natural reservation which offers skiing, hiking, horseback riding, and resources for environmental education and recreation.
Curry College hosts intramural sports and fourteen NCAA Division III athletic teams. Varsity sports for men are baseball, basketball, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and tennis; women’s varsity sports are basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. The College’s mascot is the Colonel, and athletic uniform colors are purple and white.
Percent of students living on campus.
Campus housing options.
Special housing for disabled students
Special housing for international students
Undergraduate internship experience is a key factor in job marketability after graduation. The Internship Program at Curry College offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of career paths. By learning about their interests, skills, strengths, and values, students are able to narrow down their career options to the fields that best suit their talents. Curry students may earn up to 30 credit hours for field internships. In consultation with faculty members, students develop learning contracts that articulate their educational and personal goals, establishing the criteria for the evaluation of their field experience.
Students at Curry College maintain an ePortfolio that tracks their beginning first-year inquiry course all the way up to their junior-year inquiry. This digital portfolio demonstrates the reflection and integration of learning within the entire Gen Ed curriculum. The ePortfolio also supports a responsibility for learning, providing both evidence and direction for career choices and longer-term career advancement.
Rigor of secondary school record | Recommendation(s)
Class rank | Standardized test scores | Application Essay | Interview
Extracurricular activities | Talent/ability | Character/personal qualities
Alumni/ae relation | Volunteer work | Work experience | Level of applicant’s interest
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 420 | 75th Percentile: 520
25th Percentile: 420 | 75th Percentile: 520
25th Percentile: 18 | 75th Percentile: 23
25th Percentile: 17 | 75th Percentile: 24
25th Percentile: 17 | 75th Percentile: 22
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $14,735