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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.

Web Sitewww.nichols.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students1,272
   Women511 (40.2%)
   Men761 (59.8%)
Graduate Students207

ADMISSION

Entrance Difficulty 
Overall Admission RateNot reported
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision Offered 
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA2.87
SAT Math481 average
420-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading467 average
410-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing458 average
410-510 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite20 average
17-23 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$51,400
Tuition and Fees
$34,000
Room and Board
$13,800
Average Percent of Need Met81%
Average Freshman Award$28,773
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$35,392

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
50
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 5% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 62% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Dudley Population11,390
Nearest Metropolitan AreaBoston
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 91% of freshmen, 82% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotBison
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

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 Students1.5% from 13 countries
First-Year Students Returning71.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
44.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
93%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
12.0%
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  GPA SAT ACT
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Average 3.32 4.09 470 520 31
Low 2.26 4.09 420 460 31
High 4.00 4.10 520 580 31
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