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Nichols College
Dudley, MA
Nichols, is a private, liberal arts college. Founded in 1815 as a college for men, it adopted coeducation in 1970. Its 210-acre campus is located in Dudley, 15 miles south of Worcester.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,272
   Women 511 (40.2%)
   Men 761 (59.8%)
Graduate Students 207
Entrance Difficulty  
Overall Admission Rate Not reported
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered  
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 2.87
SAT Math 481 average
420-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 467 average
410-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 20 average
17-23 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $49,650
  Tuition and Fees $33,400
  Room and Board $13,500
Average Percent of Need Met 81%
Average Freshman Award $28,773
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 47
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 3% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 57% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Dudley Population 11,390
Nearest Metropolitan Area Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 91% of freshmen, 82% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Bison
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
6.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.2% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students 1.5% from 13 countries
First-Year Students Returning 71.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 44.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 93%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 12.0%