New England College, founded in 1946, is a private, liberal arts institution. Its 225-acre campus is located in Henniker, 17 miles from Concord.

Website: www.nec.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,756
Undergraduate
Students
(58.9%) 1,035 Women
(41.1%) 721 Men
869
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
99% of 4,204 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.57
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$56,164
Tuition and Fees
$37,914
Room and Board
$15,250
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Freshman Award
$27,668
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$37,450
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
43
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 51% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Henniker Population
1,747
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Pilgrims
Sororities
8% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
25.3% Black/African-American
8.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
54.7% White
7.5% Unknown
International Students
4.0% from 19 countries
First-Year Students Returning
60.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
76%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% 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   3
Foreign Language    
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
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 Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
15 Main Street
City, State, Zip
Henniker, NH 03242-3293
Phone
(603) 428-2223
Fax
 
E-mail
admission@nec.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
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
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

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
2 required for all freshmen
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
99% of 4,204 applicants were admitted
Women
99% of 2,403 applicants were admitted
Men
99% of 1,801 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
743 (18%) of 4,163 admitted students enrolled
Women
412 (17%) of 2,383 admitted students enrolled
Men
331 (19%) of 1,780 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
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
2.57
3.75 and Above
4%
3.50 - 3.74
5%
3.25 - 3.49
8%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
29%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 1%
Top quarter: 11%
Top half: 41%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
1%
Student Government Officer
3%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$56,164
Tuition and Fees
$37,914
Room and Board
$15,250
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,000
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 April 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002579
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
484 (93.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
437 (90.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
435 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
16 (3.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$27,668
Need-Based Gift
Received by 426 (97.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,785
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 406 (93.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,468
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
34 (6.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,309

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,585 (88.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,564 (98.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,450 (92.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
95 (6.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$23,463
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,342 (92.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,182
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,322 (91.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,138
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
114 (6.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,847

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
85%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$37,450
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
18.0%
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
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Humanities, International Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
966
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
1
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
30
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Parents of Current Students, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
359
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
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Journalism
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Interdisciplinary studies, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, nursing, education, political science, law with New York Law School
Special Programs
Accelerated 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
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
43
Part-Time Faculty
224
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
13%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 51% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 83% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 13% 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
350,123
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
200
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

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Human Services
  • International Affairs
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Project Management
  • Public Policy
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Special Education

Location and Setting


Henniker Population
1,747
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Campus Size
225 acres

Weather

Temperature
7.4 average low in January, 77.3 average high in September
Rain
126 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Concord
Nearest Train Station
90 mile(s) from campus in Boston

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
64%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

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
emergency text system

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Pilgrims
School Colors
Royal and scarlet

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

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

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student senate, campus activities board, role playing association, international student association, political science club
Sororities
8% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,756
Women
1,035 (58.9%)
Men
721 (41.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,730
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
25.3% Black/African-American
8.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
54.7% White
7.5% Unknown
International Students.
4.0% from 19 countries
Average Age
28
All Graduate Students
869

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
60.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
29.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
31.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
76%
Average Starting Salary
76%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 13%
Law 1%
Arts and Sciences 4%
Education 1%
Other 1%

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