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Springfield College

  • Springfield, MA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 48%52%
    student ratio
  • 2,204
    total students
  • $32,980 | $32,980
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • April 1
    fall application deadline
  • Not Reported
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

Welcome to Springfield College

Springfield College graduates enter the workforce or advanced education with a competitive advantage -- top-quality education and real-world experience.

Founded in 1885, Springfield College has an international reputation for educating leaders in health sciences, human and social services, sport and movement studies, education, business and the arts and sciences. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, it is a private, coeducational institution offering bachelor of science, (B.S.), bachelor of arts (B.A), master of science (M.S.), master of arts (M.S.) degrees, a doctorate in physical therapy (D.P.T) and a doctorate in physical education (Ph.D.). It is a premier leadership development center of the YMCA of the USA. The Institute for International Sport named it one of the 15 most influential educators through sport in America. College rankings include the 2010 edition of the "U.S. News & World Report America's Best Colleges," listing in the top tier of "Best Universities-Master's-North Region." Students perform field work, internships, or community service as a learning advantage based in the College's mission -- education in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. The college has received national recognition for community service.

An ethnically diverse student body of 3,200 students at the main campus represents many U.S. states and other countries, with the majority from the Northeastern U.S.

Leading academic programs for tomorrow's careers feature internships, fieldwork

Springfield College offers bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degrees in: American studies, applied exercise science, art, art therapy, athletic training, biology, business administration, communications/sports journalism, communication disorders, computer and information sciences, computer graphics/digital arts, criminal justice, dance, emergency medical services management, English, general studies, health science/general studies, health services administration, health education (health studies), history, human services, mathematics, mathematics and computer technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy (six-and-a-half-year program culminating in D.P.T), physician assistant (five-year program culminating in M.S.), psychology, recreation management, rehabilitation and disability studies, applied sociology, sport management, sports biology, youth development, and undeclared major. Programs for students wanting to become a teacher are early childhood education, elementary education, physical education, (movement and sport studies), secondary education, teacher preparation, and teacher licensure. Popular minors include YMCA professional studies and non-profit management.

Several medical schools guarantee acceptance of qualified Springfield College students. Extensive study abroad programs are available. Many programs allow undergraduates to take graduate courses or courses at nearby colleges.

For fieldwork, internships, and service learning, the College maintains relationships with businesses, nonprofits, public agencies, and schools. Sites have included the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, American Hockey League, Boston Globe, YMCAs, MassMutual, Children's Hospital, Hilton Head Crowne Plaza, Reebok Health and Fitness Center, child development centers, parks, recreation departments, and more.

Picturesque lakeside campus features award-winning facilities

The 180-acre campus of Springfield College in Massachusetts features state-of-the-art academic and student life facilities. This East Coast college features new and newly renovated campus buildings preserving traditional architecture.

Ten residence halls guarantee campus housing. There are traditional accommodations and suites with private rooms sharing a lounge, kitchen and bathrooms. Single-sex and coeducational options are available. All are wireless. Seniors may live off-campus. The main dining facility has received national awards.

The campus has wireless zones, smart classrooms, computer labs, videoconferencing, a conference center, language laboratory, and more. There is a new television studio, journalism laboratory, and radio station.

The new Athletic Training/Exercise Science Complex is recognized among the most outstanding of its kind nationally. Science facilities include the newly renovated science center, with state-of-the-art equipment, and the Allied Health Sciences Center, with a human anatomy laboratory and sophisticated equipment for physical testing, analysis and treatment. Other halls include testing, treatment, rehabilitation, and counseling facilities.

The newly renovated Fuller Arts Center hosts performances, and the Visual Arts Center contains studios and an exhibition center.

The 82-acre East Campus comprises a forest ecosystem with camping facilities and lake shoreline.

Extensive athletic and recreational facilities include a new Field House and Wellness Center, cites among the finest of their kind nationally. They contain strength and conditioning facilities, a six-lane running track, multi-purpose courts, classrooms, and laboratories. There are sports fields with synthetic surfaces; a six-lane, 50-meter pool; 2000-seat, multi-purpose arena with jogging track; gymnastics center; wrestling room; and racquetball/handball and tennis courts. There are baseball and softball fields; an eight-lane outdoor track; and indoor batting/pitching cages.

Athletics, student organizations, activities, enrich campus life

Enhancing student life are co-curricular activities, health and wellness programs, arts and cultural events, an extensive campus recreation program, and one of the largest athletics programs in the nation for a mid-sized college. There are more than 100 organizations and opportunities for involvement. Athletics include varsity teams, intramurals, and club sports. There are men's and women's teams in basketball, cross-country, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, diving, tennis, track and volleyball. Women' teams also include field hockey and softball, and there are additional men's teams in baseball, football, golf and wrestling.

Western Massachusetts offers a rich array of social, recreational, cultural and athletic opportunities

On Lake Massasoit in the Pioneer Valley, Springfield College is in the fourth-largest Massachusetts city. The valley is vibrant with social, cultural and athletic activities, and 12 other colleges and universities. Nearby towns offer many attractions including trendy shops, galleries, theater productions, health food stores, nightclubs, and restaurants. The Berkshire Hills offer hiking, skiing, biking, and other outdoor activities. Boston is 90 miles east, New York City 130 miles south, Vermont 45 miles north, and Bradley International Airport 20 miles south.


Location & Contact

263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109-3797
USA

Richard Veres

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: 413-748-3136
Fax: 413-748-3694
Email: admissions@spfldcol.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication and Journalism Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Graphics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Child Development
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Art Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Emergency Medical Technology (EMT Paramedic)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physician Assistant
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Therapeutic Recreation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Mathematics and Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied
    • Accepted
    • Acceptance Rate
    • Enrolled2,204
    • Female Applicants
    • Females Accepted
    • Female Acceptance Rate
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some portfolio
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman2.69
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen April 1st April 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan December 1st February 1st --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 1st August 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$32,980
    • Out-of-state tuition *$32,980
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$475.00
    • Room and board *$11,210.00
    • Room only *$6,100.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,204
    • Male Student Percentage52%
    • Female Student Percentage48%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino1.41%
    • Black or African American1.41%
    • White or Caucasian19.19%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.05%
    • Asian.05%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.05%
    • Two or more races.64%
    • Unknown.18%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students60% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing Not Reported
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Not Reported
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Not Reported
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Not Reported
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Not Reported
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball No Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football No Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Gymnastics No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No
    • Wrestling No Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball No Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Gymnastics No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty353
    • Full-time Percentage51%
    • Part-time Percentage49%
    • Female Percentage55%
    • Male Percentage45%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 3,110 students to 238 faculty

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