Springfield College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Springfield College Admissions Overview:

Around two-thirds of applicants are admitted to Springfield College each year; students with good grades and test scores have a good chance of being accepted. Students interested in applying will need to submit an application, official high school transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores. For complete requirements and information about applying, be sure to visit the school's admissions website, or contact the admissions office at Springfield.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Springfield College Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Springfield College Description:

Springfield College, founded in 1885, is located in Springfield, Massachusetts. Affiliated with the YMCA, the school started out as a 2-year vocational college; now, it offers over 40 undergraduate majors, 15 Master's programs, and Doctoral programs in Exercise Science and Physical Education. Popular undergraduate majors include Business Administration, Psychology, Art Therapy, and Exercise/Fitness Science. Academics at Springfield are supported by a healthy 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Outside of the classroom, students can join a number of campus-wide activities and organizations, including: Environmental Club, Hillel, History Club, Yearbook Club, a campus radio station, and a number of performing arts groups, among many others. On the athletic front, the Springfield College "Pride" compete in the NCAA Division III, with most of the teams in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). Popular sports include basketball, football, track and field, and softball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,144 (2,114 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,475
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,890
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $50,365

Springfield College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 81%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,288
    • Loans: $9,322

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Health Services, Rehabilitation Professions, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Psychology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Art Therapy, Physical Education/Coaching

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 63%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 70%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Gymnastics, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Springfield and the Common Application

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