Bay Path College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More

Bay Path College
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Bay Path College Admissions Overview:

Students can apply to Bay Path through the Common Application or the free Cappex Application. Students must also submit scores from either the SAT or ACT, and a high school transcript. Supplemental essays and letters of recommendation are optional, but encouraged. With an acceptance rate of 60%, Bay Path is moderately selective; students with good grades and test scores are likely to be admitted to the school.

Admissions Data (2016):

Bay Path College Description:

Bay Path College is a private women's college located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a suburb of Springfield. Boston is about 90 minutes away and New York City is two hours to the southwest. The college's curriculum has a career focus, and the college has evolved to cater to a wide range of students. Along with the residential undergraduate women's college, Bay Path has a One-Day-A-Week College designed for busy working women who want to further their educations. The One-Day programs are available on the main Longmeadow campus as well as satellite campuses in Sturbridge and Burlington, Massachusetts.

For women who prefer an online learning option, Bay Path is home to the first all-women online degree programs offered through the American Women's College. Bay Path's graduate programs are open to both men and women. The college takes pride in the personal attention its students receive thanks to the school's 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and average class size of 17.

Bay Path students are not limited to the course offerings at the college, for the school is a member of the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield, a consortium of eight colleges that allow cross-registration as well as sharing of library resources and campus events. Member institutions are American International CollegeElms College, Holyoke Community College, Springfield College, Springfield Technical Community College, Western New England University and Westfield State University. Bay Path students come from 20 states and 10 countries, and the great majority of students receive significant financial aid. On the athletic front, the Bay Path College Wildcats compete in the NCAA Division III New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) with eight sports including basketball, lacrosse, soccer and softball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,225 (1,893 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 0% Male / 100% Female
  • 75% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $32,739
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,610
  • Other Expenses: $1,900
  • Total Cost: $48,349

Bay Path College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 96%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,977
    • Loans: $8,033

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Health and Human Studies, Legal Studies, Liberal Studies, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 29%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 55%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Field Hockey, Soccer, Tennis, Cross Country, Volleyball, Softball, Lacrosse

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like Bay Path College, You May Also Like These Schools:

Students interested in a women's college should also check out Scripps College (California), Bryn Mawr College (Pennsylvania), Meredith College (North Carolina), Mary Baldwin University (Virginia), Wellesley College (Massachusetts), and Barnard College (New York).

For those interested in a private, small- to mid-sized school (1,000 to 3,000 undergraduates) located in Massachusetts, other great choices include Smith College, Lasell College, Lesley University, Clark University, Fisher College, or Amherst College.