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College Profile: Nichols College

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Nichols College is a private, co-educational, four-year institution of higher learning that is located in Dudley, Massachusetts. As a business College, Nichols has a strong business program. The strength of the Nichols program is demonstrated by the success of its students. Here are some examples of what Nichols has to offer • One in ten of our graduates becomes a CEO, corporate president or business owner • 96% for the graduating class of 2007 with an average starting salary of over $39,000 • Nichols faculty have extensive real-world experience and its those experiences that bring the subject to life in the classroom • Business classes use a highly interactive, team-based approach. Students often work in small groups on case studies and class projects. • Our four-year Professional Development Seminar (PDS) prepares students for success. The PDS program covers topics like resume writing, cover letters, interviewing techniques, building a professional business portfolio, networking, job searching and other life skills that will help student launch a successful career • Ample study abroad options and internship programs round out the Nichols’ experience • Nichols is affordable – 98% of students receive financial assistance and the average aid package is over $26,000 Nichols’ alumni are well known in the business community. Dozens of corporations come to Nichols specifically to recruit our students. Our strong alumni base gives our graduates an added advantage in the workforce. Nichols graduates are successful and want to hire others with the same potential for success! We have many degree programs to suit a variety of interests: Business majors: Accounting, Arts & Entertainment Management, Business Communications, Criminal Justice Management, Economics (B.S.B.A.), Finance, General Business, Human Resource Management, International Business, Legal Studies, Marketing, Management, Management Information Systems and Sport Management. Liberal Arts majors: Economics (B.A.), English, Mathematics, History, Psychology and Educator Preparation (grades 5 – 12). We also have a program that allows students to complete both their B.S.B.A and their MBA within 5 years. As with our undergraduate degrees, a Nichols MBA is highly respected in the business community. The lively Nichols campus has top of the line technology and facilities across campus. Every classroom has a built-in computer and a projector to make those classroom presentations exceptional. Every residence hall is wired for internet access with cable-like speed. There are hot spots across the campus and the state-of-the-art athletic facilities provide ample opportunities for students to work out, play a game of squash, racquetball, basketball, or hit the rock climbing wall. Students have opportunities to participate in a variety of club sports or Division III athletics teams. Students may elect to live on campus or commute. The campus is located on 200 rolling acres in the quaint, safe, New England town of Dudley, Massachusetts. Nichols is located just 20 minutes south of Worcester and is centrally located within an hour of four other major New England cities. For more information, contact Nichols College at (800) 470-3379 or visit their website at www.nichols.edu. Nichols College athletics compete in the NCAA at the Division III level. Their teams are known as the Bison and Lady Bison. All of Nichols College athletic fields are located on campus in Dudley Hill.
Center Rd
Dudley, MA
508-213-1560 (general)
508-213-2276 (financial aid)
508-213-2203 (admissions)


General Information
Other Names Nichols
Type Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private not-for-profit
Size 1,000 - 4,999
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
Yes ROTCYes Distance learning opportunities
Yes ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Nichols College Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Required

Applicants (most recent fall period)
Admissions (most recent fall period)
Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
1,919 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
2,348 Fall Applicants975 Total Dormitory Capacity
1,749 Fall Admissions

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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
Yes Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

Degrees and Certifications
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration  General Business (Bachelor Degree)
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration was specifically designed with working individuals in mind. It prepares students to become business leaders via evening, weekend, and online courses, a variety of locations, and accelerated formats. Blending theory and application, the program provides directly applicable, real world business knowledge that can be used the next day.

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