Becker College

Worcester, MA

Becker College, founded in 1887, is a private, liberal arts, coeducational school, with a branch campus in Leicester. Its 100-acre campus is located in Worcester.

Website: www.becker.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,882
Undergraduate
Students
(58.2%) 1,096 Women
(41.8%) 786 Men
10
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
69% of 4,972 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.08
SAT Math
530 average
480-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
542 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$57,360
Tuition and Fees
$39,200
Room and Board
$13,800
Average Percent of Need Met
59%
Average Freshman Award
$22,731
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
48
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Worcester Population
182,669
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston, MA; Providence, RI; Hartford, CT
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students in College Housing
55% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Hawks
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.4% Asian
7.3% Black/African-American
8.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.7% White
6.0% Unknown
International Students
0.8% from 29 countries
First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
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 required

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   2
Social Studies   2
History   2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
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 SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
61 Sever Street
City, State, Zip
Worcester, MA 01609
Phone
(508) 373-9400
Fax
(508) 831-7505
E-mail
admissions@becker.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
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
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
Recommended 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
69% of 4,972 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 2,839 applicants were admitted
Men
68% of 2,133 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
514 (15%) of 3,451 admitted students enrolled
Women
262 (13%) of 2,010 admitted students enrolled
Men
252 (17%) of 1,441 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
75% of 20 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
88% of 800 applicants were admitted
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
3.08
3.75 and Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
530 average
480-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
15%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
30%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
542 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
21%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
26%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
8%
Score of 24 - 29
45%
Score of 18 - 23
33%
Score of 12 - 17
13%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$57,360
Tuition and Fees
$39,200
Room and Board
$13,800
Books and Supplies
$960
Other Expenses
$3,200
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 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002123
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
391 (94.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
365 (93.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
365 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1 (.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$22,731
Need-Based Gift
Received by 365 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,103
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 336 (92.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,633
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 57 (15.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
46 (11.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,467

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,427 (91.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,362 (95.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,362 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3 (.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$21,224
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,362 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,978
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,107 (81.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,344
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 179 (13.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
179 (11.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,586

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Alternative 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
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal 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

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Computer Graphics
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
  • Human Resources Management and Services, Other
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Visual and performing arts, Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, nursing, mental health counseling
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, 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
48
Part-Time Faculty
219
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
12%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 63% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 13% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 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
61,871
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
404
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, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Social Psychology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Worcester Population
182,669
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston, MA; Providence, RI; Hartford, CT
Campus Size
100 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Worcester
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Worcester

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
55% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
45%
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
 
Mascot
Hawks
School Colors
Royal blue, white, and scarlet

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cheerleading x   x  
Equestrian Sports x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf     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  
Cheerleading x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf    
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading, ultimate Frisbee

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, campus activities board (cab), animal health club/pre-veterinary club, international game developers association (igda), dance club, marine wildlife conversation club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,882
Women
1,096 (58.2%)
Men
786 (41.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,530
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.4% Asian
7.3% Black/African-American
8.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.7% White
6.0% Unknown
International Students.
0.8% from 29 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
10

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
Not reported

After Graduation


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

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