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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B-
Nichols College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Football Conference
Address
Center Rd
Dudley, MA 01571

Nichols College Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
840-1030
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$29,302/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,379/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,629/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,302/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,064/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,119/ year
Student Loan Options from Lenders
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  • Affordable fixed or variable rates
  • No application, origination or disbursement fees
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  • Loans from community lenders that put people before profits
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.19 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,160Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
32%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Dumb and rich, smart and poor, or athletic d-bag
    41%
  • Business
    24%
  • We have a variety of people
    18%
  • Either very smart or not smart
    6%
  • entreprunuer
    6%
  • Rachet
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Business
    53%
  • Many oportunities
    18%
  • Education worthy; college experience poor
    12%
  • Worth the Money
    12%
  • Many activities. Mostly sports in the beginning.
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
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Nichols College Reviews

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I absolutely love Nichols College! Though it is "in the middle of nowhere," it is still very fun and easily accessible. Their are a bunch of major cities (Boston, Providence, Worcester) within an hour drive. The school does a great job of keeping students entertained and happy on campus. The dorms are really nice, and everyone on campus is so helpful. All administrative and financial offices are responsive and open to any and all questions. The professors are down to earth and really interested in you as a student. I could not imagine going anywhere else. Go Bison!
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My experience at Nichols has shaped me for the real world in many ways. By becoming very involved in both academics and the community, I have made numerous connections. The staff and faculty at the college pushes you to be the best you can be. They offer any type of resource to make sure that you're successful upon completion. If there was one thing I would change, it would be adding a multicultural office to campus. Currently, the number of minority is rising and there is no place for us to come together and advocate for ourselves.
Nichols College does a great job at attracting students to join the "community". Things greatly change once you actually become a student and see what life is like on campus. One of the best ways to judge a school is to look at the parking lots on the weekends. Nichols loses about 70% of resident students on the weekends. Resident Life is a horrible and has become extremely strict on enforcing rules and regulations. The professors are friendly but outdated and the curriculum is behind many of the other great business schools. Nichols tells you alumni are connected and love giving back, however, the institution is over 200 years old and has less than 16,000 alumni. Most alumni have stayed local and do not have major success. If you are looking for an education that will prepare you to work for a large company you should choose another institution.