Nichols College

237 reviews
  1. Dudley, MA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Nichols College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Football Conference
Address
Center Rd
Dudley, MA 01571

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
840-1030
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$27,326/ 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
    $20,689/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,807/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,676/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,323/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,336/ year

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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,180Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
33%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Dumb and rich, smart and poor, or athletic d-bag
    44%
  • Business
    25%
  • We have a variety of people
    19%
  • Either very smart or not smart
    6%
  • Rachet
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.29 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Business
    56%
  • Education worthy; college experience poor
    13%
  • Many oportunities
    13%
  • Worth the Money
    13%
  • Many activities. Mostly sports in the beginning.
    6%

After Nichols College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses

Reviews

237 reviews
  • Excellent
    28
  • Very Good
    79
  • Average
    98
  • Poor
    23
  • Terrible
    9
Nichols College is a great business college. Professors are required to have office hours to help students, and are helpful and eager to help students any time they can. The school prepares you my having a Professional Development Seminar class to master resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and budgeting. The classes at Nichols have a lot of presentations and group projects. It is ridiculous to have to take two humanities courses and a social science course that are irrelevant to business and students majors. The food on campus is a hit or miss. The housing (dorm) situation is horrible. Some dorms are aweful and shouldn't be lived in. The social programming board and various clubs try to put on weekly events.
  • Senior
  • 1 month ago
Explore Your Options. Follow Your Passion – At Nichols College, you'll develop your skills, knowledge and passion, preparing you for a meaningful career in corporate, business, government or nonprofit environments. Our classes are small (22-25 students) and our faculty is experienced at helping you transform from student to successful professional. No matter which business specialization or liberal arts major you choose, you'll gain valuable education that translates to a number of careers - and a solid foundation for graduate studies.

The Nichols model of business education provides confidence and the tools you need to transform your life - 180 degrees if you want. And our technology makes it easy to access course work, register, view grades and track your account ...at any time.

Many choose Nichols because of the reputation of our approachable, business-savvy faculty, who are dedicated to your growth and will help you graduate as an individual able to respond to challenges and accept responsibility. Expect major catalysts for learning to include relevant classroom discussions and case studies.

Nichols academic programs increasingly emphasize leadership and scholarly activities surrounding global issues. In your classes, you will be engaged in issues that have ethical and global perspectives, as well as have many opportunities to travel to abroad to see international business first hand.
  • College Sophomore
  • Dec 12 2011
I love Nichols. Once a bison, always a bison! The moment you step on campus, you feel the spirit. The school is a great school that provides students with the opportunity to grow. As long as you put in the effort, Nichols will provide you with an excellent education.
  • College Freshman
  • Oct 13 2014