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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A+
Bay Path University is an above-average private university located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts in the Springfield, MA Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,364 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Bay Path University acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Health Service Preparatory Studies. Graduating 59% of students, Bay Path University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,200.
588 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Collegiate Conference

Bay Path University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

BPU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
970-1190
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$21,100/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$25,055/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
98%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
17
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
4
Online Bachelor's Programs
11
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    20%
  • On Campus
    34%
  • Online
    46%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,364Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
559
Undergrads Over 25
42%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Great group of highly motivated women
    56%
  • Most people are friendly
    22%
  • Most girls are very dedicated
    11%
  • Bay Path college is an all woman's college that fo
    7%
  • Immature
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Empowering
    48%
  • Bold
    15%
  • Too many to choose from! Overall, amazing school
    15%
  • Average
    6%
  • Overrated
    6%
  • It's a hard school and very demanding.
    3%
  • Strict
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
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Bay Path University has been an amazing experience for me. A week after I found out I was accepted to Bay Path I had found out I was pregnant, but that didn't stop me from continuing my education. The staff and students here at Bay Path have been nothing but supportive and kind to me throughout my experience of being pregnant while going to school and then when I came back after my daughter. All of the professors I have had really care about me and my education and being able to succeed. I high recommended this university to everyone!
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I have been here at this univ for 3 years now & I have faced the most discrimination & in your face racism from students & faculty in my whole life. As a POC your safety is not seen to be top priority. Each year more things happen to POC of all classes & majority ends up transferring out because actions are never taken. For Black History Month they served barbecue chips & said that was the representation of black culture. The education is amazing but with the lack of diversity, ignorant students and faculty, lack of safety, and honestly the lack of a campus life I wish I would have gone elsewhere. This was my top pick for college I boasted about this college to everyone before coming here. Now I hate to walk on this campus that cost too much and seems like all they care about is money. They say they love diversity but they dont. As a WOC I warn others DO NOT COME HERE!
Bay Path University is located in Massachusetts in a great town of Longmeadow. I am an online student who is 48 years old and returning back to college after twenty plus years. I intend to complete my school with a bachelors in two years in the health and wellness program and continue on to gain an masters with nutritiona and fitness. The online community at Bay Path is called The American Women's College. I am beyond impressed at the high quality of education I am receiving. The professors are continually available, all the materials needed are at my fingertips, the knowledge and professionalism is amazing and professors are so encouraging of their students.