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
From Nichols College

Most colleges create graduates. But at Nichols College, we create game changers. We provide a business and professional education that's focused on you and your potential. With field-tested faculty, hands-on learning, and our professional and leadership programs, you'll learn how to take on a challenge—and create your future.

With a curriculum that's designed to stay current, you'll be prepared academically, and you'll learn market-ready skills that will impress employers right away. That's what makes us different. And it's why you'll be ready for what's ahead—and ready to lead.

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

Application Deadline
January 23
Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Range
840-1030
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$28,421/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,935/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,113/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,828/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,692/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,815/ year

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
1,152Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
34%
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
91%
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
$47,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
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 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.
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Nichols College is a great business college. Professors are required to have office hours to help students, and are helpful and eager to help students any time they can. The school prepares you my having a Professional Development Seminar class to master resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and budgeting. The classes at Nichols have a lot of presentations and group projects. It is ridiculous to have to take two humanities courses and a social science course that are irrelevant to business and students majors. The food on campus is a hit or miss. The housing (dorm) situation is horrible. Some dorms are aweful and shouldn't be lived in. The social programming board and various clubs try to put on weekly events.
At Nichols College I absolutely love how student life would be as a Bison. They provide as much help as possible and the average classroom size is around 16. I also feel in love with the soccer field and hopefully have the opportunity to play in college. The dorm rooms were very nice and have enough space. The staff at Nichols College are very nice and want students to succeeded in the future. When I first went on campus I knew it felt like home. I would definitely recommend to visit Nichols College and see if it's a good fit for you.