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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B-
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.
About Nichols College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Football
Address
123 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
93%
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

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Cost

Net Price
$30,500/ 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
    $23,907/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,299/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,829/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,708/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,565/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
81%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,232Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Dumb and rich, smart and poor, or athletic d-bag
    39%
  • Business
    22%
  • We have a variety of people
    22%
  • Either very smart or not smart
    6%
  • entreprunuer
    6%
  • Rachet
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.21 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Business
    50%
  • Many oportunities
    22%
  • Education worthy; college experience poor
    11%
  • Worth the Money
    11%
  • Many activities. Mostly sports in the beginning.
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
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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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.