About Newbury College

Founded in 1962, Newbury College. is a Private college. Located in Massachusetts, which is a city setting in Massachusetts, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 751 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Newbury College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 28 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Newbury College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate82%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,3% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Newbury College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
56%
“We know about current events and vote”
33%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
11%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
22%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
22%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
78%
“I feel extremely safe”
22%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
56%
“We bought the gear”
22%
“We live for the big game”
22%
“It”s not really our thing”
56%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
22%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
33%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
89%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
11%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
56%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
11%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
22%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
56%
“We know about current events and vote”
33%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
11%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
22%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
22%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
78%
“I feel extremely safe”
22%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
56%
“We bought the gear”
22%
“We live for the big game”
22%
“It”s not really our thing”
56%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
22%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
33%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
89%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
11%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
56%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
11%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
22%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    11 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    12 Students rated off-campus housing 2.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    15 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    15 Students rated campus facilities 3.3 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    15 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    15 Students rated school activities 3.3 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    15 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    15 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

Newbury College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Newbury College?

2 Students rated Newbury College

Anonymous - 06/23/2017

Terrible. Don't waste your money here. Straight up scammers. If you wanna attend school in Boston, spend your tuition dollars and loan $ somewhere. Maybe Boston College up the street. I spent my freshmen year at Newbury before transferring out like 90% of the class of 2019 and there is, even more, people from my that class that are going finish their last two years somewhere else. Essentially, I would describe Newbury as a stepping stone for many students. Newbury wasn't our dream school for many us but instead our last resorts. I've had classmates tell me they are coming to Newbury for a year or two to get their grades up to transfer to the school they really want to be at (ex. a kid on my floor couldn't get into Morehouse College because his HS grades were "horrible". It's just not a quality school and looks like it's on the brink of closing down in the next 10 years. My friend told me they shut two of their off-campus dormitories down, they stopped asking for housing deposits from people, in 2016 they had 860-something students and they went down 700. The food was terrible, they had one dining hall with limited options, no seasoning in the food and should be looked at by the Department of Health after one of the cafeteria workers gave me a plate of with a piece of stringy hair in it. The staff are RUDE from the dean to chairperson to even the public safety officer and if they don't like you it will show. They are very nice the first time you meet them because they want you come here. It's a dry campus, so I already was livid, because you're telling me when I turn 21 -year old I can't have liquor in my room?? Diversity and class size wise the school get an A. 57% of the students are minorities and my dorm hall Weltman was predominately black and Latino students we all hung out with each other a lot as most of the white kids were either busy with off-campus shenanigans or being a student-athlete. As far as class size, I prefer a class of 20-40 students, I'm not a lecture hall type student. Socially the school was VERY cliquey and no one tries to talk to you if you're outside their clique. Basically high school 2.0. It's a mostly commuter school and we couldn't even reap discounts down the hill or in Boston because the lack of student at our school. Boston College kids get discounts down on Chestnut Hill. There was absolutely nothing to do on any given day or weekend: no school trips or school activities because they the school doesn't really have money. There was barley any student organizations, I tried to start an open forum about racism and being black in America and I was denied. The black kids at this school (and I'm black so don't attack) were GHETTO. The amount of drama, fights and behavior had you thinking they were on a VH1 reality show. A lot of them come from nearby Boston and other parts of Mass specifically the inner-city neighborhoods. One black girl I remember was fighting this guy in the dining hall (screaming and coming near him) while the Res Life and Administration staff were sitting down eating dinner. Some the students (of all races) were just dumb but then again Newbury lets anyone come to their school. Academically wise, I'ma a Communications major and we had three full-time staff members. One I liked very much but she left when I did as well, the other was complete bitch and subtly disrespectful, the third was a technician for the tv studio and radio station and was very standoffish. The Comm dept. only had 50 students who were majoring in it..... We had no school newspaper (because of $), the Communication Club was rarely​ active, the radio station equipment was super old (people barley knew about the station which was internet radio only) and we had no money to fix it, the TV studio was off limits to new students. The RAs took their job WAY too seriously...trying to act like our parents like no I got one fucking mama and you are not her. One of them told us to mind our business but was talking shit about a best friend of mine. When 10pm hits it's quiet hours so u can't even be in the hallway you have to be in a room. The men's' basketball team sucks they lose almost every game. The dean of student punishes student over little things Way too unfairly. Weltman had communal bathroom which were nasty. We had some as NASTY bitches and niggas. The girls threw up all over the bathroom every friday because they couldn't handle their liquor, they got charged for clogging the toliet with their tampons and some girl even pooped in the shower and facilties had to clean it up. The RA said even said she "never experienced an issue like that before" We were always getting fined for damages on the floor because staff couldn't find out who did it. Like I said, don't come here. If you want to go for culinary arts maybe but beware of being in the dorms for that. People in Weltman make crazy noise until 2/3am in the morning and culinary arts students have to wake up at 6 to for their class that runs from 7am-1pm with three breaks (or you could do 2-8pm). There was also no student health center. I did appreiate them awarding student work-study because at my new school they rarley gives student work-study

Sidney - 05/18/2017

My overall opinion of Newbury College is that it is a great school, and I don't regret deciding to complete my Bachelors degree in Psychology at Newbury. I love the feeling of still feeling like I'm at home, and the T to go into the city is accessible because we are located about 10-15 minutes away from the city of Boston. In terms of security we have 24/7 on campus security where people are monitored in every building because of our great camera system that is watched by our Longwood police team. I feel safe living on campus, academically I'm also able to understand what is going in the classroom because of how small the class sizes are! Professors are also willing to meet with students outside the classroom if additional extra help is needed. The campus also has a great success center where students can study and do their homework after class times.

Newbury College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Newbury College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Newbury College is 82%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    The best advice I could give a student is to make sure it is what they want, not what their parents want. And to remember that education comes first. If they don't have your major but your sport, you need to be able to decide which one is more important. And for parents, the best advice I can give them is to make sure they are behind their child 100{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of the way. Choosing a college to attend is one of the most difficult choice a student can make, and they need to make sure they aren't alone in their decision.

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  3. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular activites that occur on campus are getting involved with athletics. Many students are student-athletes. However the college puts on many activites for all students like different guest speakers or (my personal favorite) having the dining hall open until ten and serving foods like wings to kick off the NFL season. There are not many "typical" college parties that occur on campus since we are a dry campus but we are right near BC, BU, and Northeastern therefore on the weekends there are parties to attend. However since we are so close to the city there are so many other activites that people can go to like shopping at Faneuil Hall or going out to the movies.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Self absorbed

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  5. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I feel like there is not a specific stereotype at this school. Newbury is diverse in culture, ethnic background, and students come from all around the world.

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  6. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I love Newbury. It's diverse, small class sizes, people are friendly, and the professors of the Psych department make my major worth while.

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  7. What are the academics like at your school?

    Depending on your level of prior education, it can be super easy, or somewhat challenging. Students are placed into classes they will do well in and work with their academic counselor to decide which classes to enroll into each semester. Most classes are straight forward and easy; there is a lot of reading usually and homework to do, but you have to try to fail your classes.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I believe the kind of person that should not attend this school would be a person that is layed back and someone who is not willing to put in an extra effort. This person should not be someone who expects everything to be handed to them without putting in full effort.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The only other school I really considered was Salem State. Compared to that school, Newbury is really small, but the class sizes are the perfect size. They're not too big or small. What I like about this school is that everyone on my floor is pretty close and I really like that. I like being able to go to anyone's door and it be normal that I'm there.

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  10. What are your classes like?

    The student ration here at Newbury College is 15:1. Classes are extremely diverse. Students come from all over the world with different backgrounds and experiences. So classes are pretty small but it's very interesting to actually get to know everyones perspective and opinions in a small clazz size. You can really learn so much from the discussions as much as you can add to them. In Newbury Professors get to learn your name right away because of the average class size. Due to this reason, you create a more personal relationship with your professor, in which many cases the professor actually gets to know who you are as a student.

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  11. What's unique about your campus?

    i love how helpfull and friendly the staff is i have had a great exsprience so far. small class sizes and lots of resourses, also being in the city is great to.

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  12. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A small school just outside a big city.

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  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    the different type of cuturals in the campus

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  14. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Culinary Arts, and Interior design.

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  15. What kind of person should attend this school?

    anyone who likes a small school envirment and is willing to work hard can attend this college.

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  16. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Nothing is frustrating about this college that really stands out to me.

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  17. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I would consisdered the fact that the space that we have is very small i understand that we are located in a residental area but i dpo feel the way that the campus is at could definately look bigger than it is. The bulidings are very old some as old as in the early 1800s so that means that the colod air from outside will make its way into the room making it a good idea to bring a sweater to class. The desks are very gross or just too small for the skinniest person in the room.

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  18. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The school work to fit your needs. The staff is very welcoming and willing to help you understand how the college life work. Everyone have positive attitude and are very friendly.

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Student Body

Students

58%

female

42%

male

751

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

23%

Out-Of-State

72%

In-State

5%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

35%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
6%
% Black or African-American
34%
% Hispanic/Latino
16%
% White or Caucasian
35%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

98% of students attending Newbury College receive some sort of financial aid. 62% were awarded federal grants. While 86% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$33,510

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,500

Books and Supplies

$14,150

Room and Board

49,160

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$21,288
$30 - $48K
$20,905
$48 - $75K
$24,243
$75 - $110K
$23,133
$110K & UP
$28,031

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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