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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
Goodwin is a private college located in East Hartford, Connecticut in the Hartford Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 401 undergraduate students. The Goodwin acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing, Health Professions, and Human Services. Graduating 26% of students, Goodwin alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,600.
About Goodwin College...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
One Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$20,058/ 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
$11,692/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.52 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
401Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,993
Undergrads Over 25
48%
Pell Grant
64%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    60%
  • Outgoing
    40%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.5 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Supportive
    61%
  • Supportive but wants your money
    15%
  • Too expensive but education friendly.
    15%
  • Wants your money
    4%
  • Willing
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%

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I love the flexibility in schedules! As a mom of four, flexibility is a must. Campus is clean and well maintained and the grounds are beautiful. The view of the Ct river is amazing. Faculty and staff is professional and personable making it easy to discuss anything with them. I also am very fond of the professors I have had so far. Online professors provide a open line of communication and are quick to respond to emails and messages which makes online learning so much easier. The professors on campus are friendly and knowledgeable. They have been very encouraging and truly want to see their students succeed. The school also provides so many options for extra curricular activities like clubs, keeping moral up.
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I liked many things about this college;most of the teachers care and are excellent teachers. The campus is nice and the people that work there are nice and seem to take pride in what they do(campus security, the librarians, etc). I enjoyed the majority of my classes, and felt that I learned a lot and for the most part, got a good return on my investment.
This school is VERY expensive. It is also infuriating that when I started there, they had certain criteria in place for the nursing program point system...which they changed right before I applied, making it even more difficult to get into this program.
Some of the courses required are ridiculous. I also feel that some of the classes and teachers are not up to snuff, and that the teachers do not care at all. Which is why the rating system is so great! At the end of your course, you rate the professor and the course.
I do feel that even though I received a degree, that I will not be able to get a job with it.
Goodwin College is my saving grace they were the last school to make me actually feel as if they actually cared about my education. The professors really stand behind their students to make their dreams come true. As long as your willing to put in the work they are willing to help you. Not once did anyone at Goodwin College discourage me from chasing my dreams of becoming a nurse. I am truly thankful to be at a school where everyone cares about the students and just want everyone to succeed. I'm happy to be apart of a community that is accepting of everyone even if you messed up in college the first time around. It's not about the mistakes you have made it's about how you correct them!