New England College

265 reviews
  1. Henniker, NH
  2. 4 Year
D+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    D-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    D
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    D-
  10. Campus Food
    D-
  11. Student Life
    D-
  12. Safety
    C-
New England College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Eastern College Athletic Conference
Address
98 Bridge St
Henniker, NH 03242
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
96%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$27,994/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $28,872/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,860/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,385/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,800/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,710/ year

Academics

Professors
D
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,660Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
35%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Respectful
    39%
  • Athletic, mixture of academic/non-academic
    22%
  • Fun
    22%
  • Low life
    11%
  • Rude and mean
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
48%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.25 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Small, Nice town
    29%
  • Beautiful
    18%
  • Online
    18%
  • Pretty area, small
    18%
  • Boring
    12%
  • You'll question why you went here 2 months into it
    6%

After New England College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses

Reviews

265 reviews
  • Excellent
    30
  • Very Good
    72
  • Average
    107
  • Poor
    23
  • Terrible
    33
NEC has been pretty good to me. I love the professors who are really knowledgeable and care. My major (education) has one of the best departments and it's really comprehensive with plenty of field experiences. I've been able to schedule classes around busy work life (I substitute teach 4 days a week with an above average class-load; crazy; this has probably been the best part about NEC).

Class sizes are small and instructors are experienced. Professors are pretty lenient about deadlines but I'd say you should definitely get into the habit of passing things on time so it doesn't build up. Courses are fairly challenging, but by contributing to discussions, completing all the work and asking to redo parts of it, I have been able to maintain a high GPA with a high course load. There aren't that many courses to choose from for General Education, but they are quite comprehensive and well-taught and give you a new perspective. I took some online courses over J-Term and the summer, a great way to meet requirements but I feel I missed out on debates and meeting new people.

Overall, I'd recommend NEC for prospective teachers!
  • College Sophomore
  • Mar 23 2015
The guys are okay, more attractive at other colleges, really depends what you're into. Personally, I find it hard to meet guys if you're in a female dominated major (education). There are quite a few who don't care about academics, and many who are into athletics. There are very few openly gay guys on campus or in the area which sucks for me (I think I'm one of six at NEC), so you probably won't want to come here if you're gay and hoping to meet someone! People are friendly and you can strike up a conversation most of the time (I like to meet people in the library). Students tend to dress casually (sweat pants, sports clothes) if they just have classes.

Girls are quite pretty and friendly. Easy to make friends with plenty of girls. I'd say girls are more academic-focused.

The social life is pretty good if you live on campus. I commute from far away which is awful for social life. I have found it pretty hard to meet people outside of classes as a result. So I'd definitely recommend living on campus for your freshman year.
  • College Sophomore
  • Mar 23 2015
Very diverse racially, especially compared with the surrounding area. There are lots of black male students, although many racial groups keep within their race for a lot of the time.

There are a good mixture of religious affiliations: lots of Catholics, a fair amount of liberal Christians, and many who don't care. People are very accepting of your religious beliefs, I'm an atheist and it has no effect on my life in school.

There is a pretty diverse mix of political affiliations in my experience; a lot of the students in my writing class were supportive of capital punishment which was interesting. You will have no problem voicing your opinions. There's also a club for each political party, and politicians regularly come to NEC and you can have the opportunity to grill them!

LGBT diversity is not great, and it's hard to meet other LGBT young adults in the area. I am a gay male and have not had a boyfriend or even a hook-up during my time at NEC! This is one of the main reasons I may transfer to another school. have had no problems being openly gay though (I came out at the beginning of my sophomore year).
  • College Sophomore
  • Mar 23 2015