About Nichols College

Founded in 1815, Nichols 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 1,269 full time undergraduate students, and 211 full time graduate students.

The Nichols College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 51 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Nichols College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate83%
Application Deadline3-Dec
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,8% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 15 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

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

0%
“We”re apathetic”
27%
“We know about current events and vote”
64%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
9%
“Sometimes, but not often”
36%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
55%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
9%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
91%
“I feel extremely safe”
18%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
18%
“We bought the gear”
64%
“We live for the big game”
45%
“It”s not really our thing”
9%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
36%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
9%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
18%
“They keep regular office hours”
82%
“They”re always available”
91%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
9%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
45%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
18%
“We only party on weekends”
36%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
27%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
55%
“There might be people who do”
18%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
27%
“We know about current events and vote”
64%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
9%
“Sometimes, but not often”
36%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
55%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
9%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
91%
“I feel extremely safe”
18%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
18%
“We bought the gear”
64%
“We live for the big game”
45%
“It”s not really our thing”
9%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
36%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
9%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
18%
“They keep regular office hours”
82%
“They”re always available”
91%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
9%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
45%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
18%
“We only party on weekends”
36%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
27%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
55%
“There might be people who do”
18%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Nichols College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    21 Students rated on-campus housing 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    14 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    22 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    22 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    22 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    22 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    22 Students rated local services 3.3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    22 Students rated academics 4 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Nichols College?

9 Students rated Nichols College

Samantha

I love it here! As a commuter, I do not get to fully experience Nichols College. However, what I do experience is an atmosphere where everyone is not just focused on the now, but on their futures. Professors and faculty members genuinely put the students and their careers first.

Megan

My overall opinion of Nichols College is that it is a great environment for any student/person to flourish. I am only a freshman in my second semester, but I feel that I have found my home here at Nichols. I have connected with people in ways that I never thought I would; such as through sports, roommates, classes, and extracurricular's. From the moment I first stepped on campus, I knew that there was an emphasis on community. Whether it be holding the door for someone you do not know, or saying hello to the lunch woman Mary in the dining hall: everyone in this community cares for eachother's successes. Another example of this is on the sport's field, court, or weight training room. For example, my team was lifting in thr varsity weight room with some Field Hockey players. Not only did my teammates encourage me to keep lifting the heavy weights, the Field Hockey girls also encouraged me. Nichols College is a community, and that is why I love it so much here.

Sachelle

Nichols College is my home. I love the environment here. I am glad and grateful to be a Nichols Bison. The professors are always here to help and your advisors push you to your fullest potential. They will not give up on you. The resources that are given to us are helpful and allow us to do great in academics.

Jacob

My overall opinion of Nichols College is amazing. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. The environment is great, the people and faculty are friendly. The classroom sizes are perfect and the academics are great. You're faced will be recognized and remembered here at Nichols College.

Nichols College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Nichols College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Nichols College is 83%. 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?

    No parent should push their child to attend a college or university that they do not want to attend. Every child should pick the college of their choice, they know best what fits them. I am currently a commuter student after living on campus my freshman and sophmore year. I do think it is importnt to try living on campus in order to gain a sense of independence and repsonsibility. Living on campus did not work out for me because I am not into the party scene, and since the commute from my home to Nichols is only 30 minutes, I was always at home. In college you have to be open-minded. You must be able to accept and try new things, if you don't you are not going to enjoy the experience.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are all close and spend most of their time with the people in their own grade.

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

    Small very small

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  5. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Small, friendly campus well known for job placement after graduation. Nichols is career oriented.

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

    this school is small and somewhat close knit.

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

    I wouldn't consider anything to be the worst thing about my school. Overall it is a wonderful place and has a very friendly and inviting atmosphere.

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

    the book store and other facilities are closed on weekends.

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  9. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Neither is true. Although we are a private school, almost all students receive some sort of financial aid that helps them with their tuition costs. Also, through grants and scholarships, it makes it very affordable to attend the institution. Also, many do play sports at Nichols, although there is a growing number of students that are choosing to go down a different path, whether it is through the many clubs and organizations we have on campus, or the many different departments that offer work study jobs and regular paid jobs.

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  10. What are the academics like at your school?

    Usually on average, a classroom size is about 25-35 students which is great because the professor usually gets to know you by first name. They get to see your strengths and weaknesses and are able to help you when the time comes, if you are having trouble in a certain chapter or section of the class. You’re known by a name here, not a number like some of the other big colleges around the area. Students study when it is needed and act very professional, since we are predominantly a business school. Students are not so competitive when it comes to the classroom, usually because many of the classes that are offered have students team up and work together to get a project or assignment done. The most unique class I have taken was my sophomore year; Physical World. I learned all about the effects of global warming and pollution around the world, and what we can do to stop it. Also learning about glacier melt and sea level rise was interesting to see what the world will look like in about a hundred years. The education that is provided through Nichols is one that will have you learn a great deal about your major, but in addition, it will also prepare you for the “real world”. Nichols also offers a great and unique 4 year PDS program (Professional Development Seminar). This is a one credit course that is taken one semester each year, for four years. By the time you complete your senior year, you will have an immaculate resume, a portfolio with your greatest pieces of work to show potential employers, great interviewing skills, and a general knowledge of how to negotiate sales. With a 95% job placement rating within 6 months of graduation, the school gets you ready for the rest of your life.

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

    All Clubs have a good rep to them. Sports have the greatest interest. We have a rugby club and hockey club that have gotten some good positive feed back in the last couple of years. Student ambassadors have a good interest, which gives tours to interested high school seniors. The ambassadors have a great working environment for a work study. If you want to make up a club, all you need is a sponsor and about 6 people to start it up. Students that reside in Shamie (freshman) tend to leave their doors open just because it opens up the room and gives people a chance to stop by. Other halls, people do not keep their doors open because most have a common room and people don’t want to leave the main door to their appt open.

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  12. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    That only rich kids attend. That's not true. Most are middle class and a sizeable chunk are low income.

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  13. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The best thing about Nichols College is that it is a very close community and very friendly. Saying hello to someone you don't know happens daily here on campus. In addition, we have some of the most scenic views, sitting on top of a hill with almost a 360 degree view of mountain landscape. We are a smaller school (1,100+ enrolled - 2008) but i feel it goes well with the rural theme of campus. It’s hard to say where most of the time is spent, because its usually everywhere. It could be in one of the 11 Residence Halls we have or the Student Center or in Davis. Nichols College demonstrates great pride throughout the campus, during any season. There is a great attendance when it comes to sporting events or cultural’s that we have on campus and people get active around the community.

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  14. What's unique about your campus?

    I enjoy small classes and getting to know my professor's and classmates.

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

    Where are the good fast foods restaurants

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

    Someone who likes large cities and not being any farther than 10 minutes from the nearest mass. If you're not here for business, don't come. If you don't want small classes, Nichols is not a good choice.

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  17. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Mostly Business Majors.

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Student Body

Students

40%

female

60%

male

1,269

Total Undergrad Enrollment

211

Total Grad Students

40%

Out-Of-State

58%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

31

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

56%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
7%
% Hispanic/Latino
7%
% White or Caucasian
80%

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.

97% of students attending Nichols College receive some sort of financial aid. 33% were awarded federal grants. While 82% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$33,400

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,400

Books and Supplies

$13,500

Room and Board

48,300

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$23,379
$30 - $48K
$24,629
$48 - $75K
$25,302
$75 - $110K
$29,064
$110K & UP
$32,119

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