Newbury College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Brookline, Massachusetts
Brookline, Massachusetts. John Phelan / Wikimedia Commons

Important Note: Newbury College closed at the end of the 2018-19 academic year. The campus has been sold to become a senior living facility. All academic records for Newbury College graduates are being handled by Lasell University.

Newbury College Admissions Overview

Newbury College has an acceptance rate of 83%, making it generally open to most applicants. Successful applicants will generally have strong applications and good grades/test scores. As part of the application, interested students will need to submit official high school transcripts, a writing sample, and a letter of recommendation. Scores from the SAT or ACT are optional. Check out Newbury's website for more information about applying.

Admissions Data (2016)

  • Newbury College Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Newbury College Description

Newbury College is an independent, career-focused liberal arts college located in Brookline, Massachusetts. The scenic 10-acre suburban campus is less than 4 miles from downtown Boston, just a short train ride from a number of cultural and entertainment destinations. Academically, Newbury has a student faculty ratio of 16 to 1 and an average class size of 18 students. The college offers five associate’s degrees and 16 bachelor’s degree programs. The most popular areas of study at Newbury include business management, psychology and hotel, restaurant and service management. Students are actively involved on and off campus, participating in nearly 20 academic, social and cultural clubs and organizations as well as a variety of community service activities in the area. The Newbury Nighthawks compete in the NCAA Division II Eastern College Athletic Conference and the North Atlantic Conference.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 751 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,510
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,150
  • Other Expenses: $2,100
  • Total Cost: $51,620

Newbury College Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 87%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,951
    • Loans: $6,153

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Culinary Management, Hospitality Management, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 42%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 34%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 36%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Volleyball, Tennis, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer

Data Source: National Center for Education Statistics

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