Fisher College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Magnolias on Beacon Street, Home of Fisher College
Magnolias on Beacon Street, Home of Fisher College. Lucy Orloski / Flickr

Fisher College Admissions Overview:

Around seven out of every ten applicants who applied to Fisher College in 2015 were admitted--the school isn't highly selective, and successful students have solid grades and a strong application. Interested students can submit SAT or ACT scores, official high school transcripts, and an application (through the mail, or online) in order to apply. More information can be found at the school's admissions webpages. 

Admissions Data (2016):

Fisher College Description:

Fisher College has gone through numerous changes since its 1903 founding as Winter Hill Business College in Somerville, Massachusetts. Today, the college's main campus occupies prime real estate on Beacon Street in  Back Bay Boston, just a few steps from the Public Garden and Esplanade. Roughly 300 students live in the college's four brownstone residence halls, while many other students live off campus or commute. Fisher has branch campuses in Brockton, New Bedford, and North Attleborough. The college awards both two-year and four-year degrees, and many programs can be pursued online. Business fields are most popular at the bachelor's level. Academics are supported by a 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Along with all that Boston has to offer, the college has wide range of student clubs and organizations including Yoga Club, Small Craft Boat Club, Drama Club, and ROTC. At the intercollegiate level, the Fisher Falcons are an independent member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Sports include baseball, softball, and men's and women's basketball and soccer.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,030 (1,996 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 26% Male / 74% Female
  • 59% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,640
  • Books: $2,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $15,459
  • Other Expenses: $3,200
  • Total Cost: $50,299

Fisher College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 85%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,281
    • Loans: $6,893

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Health Care Management, Human Services.

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 62%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 38%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 30%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Fisher College Mission Statement:

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"Fisher College improves lives by providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a lifetime of intellectual and professional pursuits."

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