Bay Path, founded in 1897, is a private, liberal arts college for women. Its 44-acre campus is located in the town of Longmeadow, three miles from Springfield.

Website: www.baypath.edu/

Private
1,947
Undergraduate
Students
(100.0%) 1,947 Women
(%Not Reported) Men
1,351
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
63% of 1,470 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.40
SAT Math
470-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
500-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$49,856
Tuition and Fees
$33,557
Room and Board
$12,799
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Freshman Award
$29,406
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$41,594
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
73
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 41% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
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Campus Life

Longmeadow Population
15,784
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Hartford, CT and Boston, MA
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
45% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Wildcats
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.1% Asian
13.1% Black/African-American
19.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.5% White
5.3% Unknown
International Students
0.6% from 5 countries
First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
53.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2 3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 2  
History 1  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
588 Longmeadow Street
City, State, Zip
Longmeadow, MA 01106-2292
Phone
(413) 565-1331
Fax
(413) 567-0501
E-mail
admiss@baypath.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
63% of 1,470 applicants were admitted
Women
63% of 1,470 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
557 (60%) of 924 admitted students enrolled
Women
557 (60%) of 924 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.40
3.75 and Above
24%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
470-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
14%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
29%
Score of 300 - 400
5%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
500-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
31%
Score of 500 - 600
43%
Score of 400 - 500
22%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
7%
Score of 24 - 29
29%
Score of 18 - 23
57%
Score of 12 - 17
7%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 19%
Top quarter: 47%
Top half: 76%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$49,856
Tuition and Fees
$33,557
Room and Board
$12,799
Books and Supplies
$1,600
Other Expenses
$1,900
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002122
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
128 (95.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
122 (97.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
122 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
11 (7.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$29,406
Need-Based Gift
Received by 122 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,295
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 113 (88.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,438
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 5 (7.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
8 (4.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,859

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
600 (96.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
573 (95.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
572 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
51 (6.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$27,453
Need-Based Gift
Received by 572 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,595
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 531 (91.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,232
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 25 (4.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
44 (7.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,402

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
90%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$41,594
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, International Students, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminalistics and Criminal Science
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Food Science
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Interior Design
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Psychology, General
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Psychology, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, occupational therapy
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
73
Part-Time Faculty
405
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
10%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 41% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 86% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
515,755
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
235
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Longmeadow Population
15,784
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Hartford, CT and Boston, MA
Campus Size
48 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Springfield
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Springfield

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing
Students in College Housing
45% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
55%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Wildcats
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x      
Cross-Country Running x      
Field Hockey x      
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x      
Softball x      
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball    
Cross-Country Running    
Field Hockey    
Lacrosse    
Soccer    
Softball    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, habitat for humanity, tactical team, wellness wildcats, women of culture, alliance club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Undergrad women only
All Undergraduates
1,947
Women
1,947 (100.0%)
Men
NotReported (%NotReported)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,367
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.1% Asian
13.1% Black/African-American
19.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.5% White
5.3% Unknown
International Students.
0.6% from 5 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
1,351

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
53.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
56.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
58.1%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Average Starting Salary
65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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