Nichols is a private college located in Dudley, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,232 undergraduate students. The Nichols acceptance rate is 93%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, and Sport and Fitness Management. Graduating 51% of students, Nichols alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,500.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Commonwealth Coast Conference
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Early Decision/Early Action
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.19 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.32 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
Nichols College Reviews
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!
Nichols will become your home away from home. The professors and the staff truly care about your success and preparing you for life after college. You'll take four years of Professional Development Seminar (PDS), which offers students the opportunity to create a resume and cover letter tailored to your intended career path, take part in mock interviews with industry professionals, and obtain financial guidance on a successful transition from college life to professional life. I found this to be one of the most valuable opportunities Nichols had to offer. In terms of student life, you have to put yourself out there to make the most of your time on campus. Leave your dorm and go to events (they have pub nights, dances, speakers, etc.), join one or more of the many clubs offered, or just hang out on the quad when the weather cooperates. College is all in what you make it and I'm so happy that I chose Nichols.
Nichols prides its self with creating the leaders of tomorrow however the alumni that you get to know when attending Nichols end up not going far. I know more alumni that I can count on my hands that make just above minimum wage with a four year college career. Granted that does have to do with the over educated population right now. But Nichols also says how they will help you and I know multiple people who have and did not receive this "help" they pride themselves in. Nichols is very small so the campus feels like a high school. You have to make the best of your situation there. The professors on the liberal arts side are amazing and they really care but the bottom line is the classes are wayyyyy to easy. I gave my sister who is a freshman in high school one of my assignments and she laughed because she was doing the same thing in HIGH SCHOOL. That is why I think basically everyone graduates there, if they don't transfer because they hate it.