Curry, founded in 1879, is a private, career-oriented, liberal arts institution. Its 131-campus is located in Milton, seven miles from downtown Boston.

Website: www.curry.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,565
Undergraduate
Students
(59.7%) 1,532 Women
(40.3%) 1,033 Men
234
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
90% of 6,031 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.90
SAT Math
504 average
460-540 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
515 average
470-560 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$59,250
Tuition and Fees
$39,720
Room and Board
$15,885
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Freshman Award
$30,765
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$45,947
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
128
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
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Campus Life

Milton Population
27,003
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
84% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Colonel
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
11.5% Black/African-American
7.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.7% White
8.2% Unknown
International Students
1.8% from 21 countries
First-Year Students Returning
68.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
44.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
9.0%
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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
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History   2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some April 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1071 Blue Hill Avenue
City, State, Zip
Milton, MA 02186-9984
Phone
(617) 333-2210
Fax
(617) 333-6860
E-mail
adm@curry.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
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 15

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 all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Common Application Supplement and Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL), Cognitive and Achievement Testing for PAL required for freshmen
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
90% of 6,031 applicants were admitted
Women
93% of 3,686 applicants were admitted
Men
86% of 2,345 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
748 (14%) of 5,431 admitted students enrolled
Women
437 (13%) of 3,411 admitted students enrolled
Men
311 (15%) of 2,020 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
80
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
17

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
2.90
3.75 and Above
5%
3.50 - 3.74
5%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
34%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
504 average
460-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
7%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
36%
Score of 300 - 400
6%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
515 average
470-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
10%
Score of 500 - 600
55%
Score of 400 - 500
33%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
20%
Score of 18 - 23
61%
Score of 12 - 17
18%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 3%
Top quarter: 16%
Top half: 47%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$59,250
Tuition and Fees
$39,720
Room and Board
$15,885
Books and Supplies
$1,100
Other Expenses
$2,195
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
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002143
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
515 (85.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
514 (99.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
514 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
63 (12.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$30,765
Need-Based Gift
Received by 514 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,843
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 433 (84.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,017
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 51 (9.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
82 (13.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,866

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,632 (79.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,586 (97.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,586 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
185 (11.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$28,668
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,583 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,285
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,351 (85.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,839
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 133 (8.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
379 (18.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,232

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
80%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$45,947
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
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
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, TEACH Grants
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
2,139
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
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students
Number of Awards
34
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,338
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Community Services
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, education
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
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
128
Part-Time Faculty
196
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
32%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 59% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 41% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 1% 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
322,943
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
245
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
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Milton Population
27,003
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Campus Size
131 acres

Weather

Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Boston

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
84% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
16%
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
campus safety office

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Colonel
School Colors
Purple, black, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x      
Football     x  
Ice Hockey     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running    
Football x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, ice hockey
Men's Club Sports
equestrian sports, rugby

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, field hockey, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, student radio station, student government, student program board, curry cares: community service, theatre
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,565
Women
1,532 (59.7%)
Men
1,033 (40.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,059
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
11.5% Black/African-American
7.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.7% White
8.2% Unknown
International Students.
1.8% from 21 countries
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
234

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
68.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
44.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
51.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
52.5%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
9.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Law 1%
Arts and Sciences 10%
Education 4%

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