Curry College

Curry College

Milton, MA
student ratio
total students
$34,730 | $34,730
in-state | out-of-state tuition
April 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite


Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Curry College educates and graduates students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. The College is comprised of an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, and faculty and staff mentor and empower students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions. Relevant, career-directed programs and co-and extracurricular activities allow students to gain hands-on, practical field experiences, early and often in their college experience, both on campus and off campus.

Academic Opportunities - Small Classes, Big Experience

Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and its rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that occurs at the College.

Recognizing the potential in all students, Curry takes a personalized approach to education that allows students to build on their dreams while they simultaneously explore new ideas and uncover talents, strengths, and abilities they never thought they had. Students find challenge through honors programs or support through the Program for Advancement of Learning.

Students can select from 22 majors and 65-plus minors and concentrations ranging from biology to theatre.

Location - Minutes Away From Boston's Economic, Social and Cultural Hub

The wooded, 131-acre Milton campus is one of the most attractive small college campuses in New England. Unlike other isolated suburban or rural campuses, Curry College is just seven miles from downtown Boston, one of the most exciting cities in the world. The College's location offers students an exceptional advantage, and opportunities for internships and entertainment in this New England capital is a significant part of the Curry experience.

Curry College's proximity to Boston gives students access to a wide variety of internships at leading companies and clinical placements at world-class hospitals. Curry students may earn up to 30 credit hours for field internships. In consultation with faculty members, students develop learning contracts that articulate their educational and personal goals and establish criteria for the evaluation of their field experience. Students may also arrange to study abroad or at another institution within the United States while enrolled at Curry.

Curry's location has yet another advantage: it is less than two miles from the scenic Blue Hills, a natural reservation which offers skiing, hiking, horseback riding, and a range of resources for environmental education and recreation.

Back on campus, students also enjoy the comfort of Curry's tight-knit, friendly community and the security services provided by the Department of Public Safety.

Residence Life

There are 19 residential buildings on campus, offering a variety of living options ranging from traditional residence halls of over 150 students to smaller houses for under 20 residents. Curry College opened its newest residence hall, Alexander Graham Bell Hall, in 2014. The 46,000 square-foot building has 168 beds, along with a classroom and other multi-functional areas where students can study and socialize in a true living and learning environment. Four new residence halls were constructed between 1999 and 2005 as the College achieved an ambitious campus expansion plan. The College has also invested significant resources in modernizing well-established residential buildings that have classic architecture and a great history on campus. The expansion and enhancement of our residence halls has had a dramatic and positive impact on the learning and living environment and experience of Curry College students.

Exceptional Facilities Include Dynamic Student Center

The College's Hirsh Communication Center is a full-service HD studio that utilizes advanced virtual set technology to create dozens of set options at a click of a mouse, in addition to physical sets in a 20 x 40 television studio. The studio includes classroom space and digital editing facilities using AVID, Final Cut Pro HD, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. The College is an affiliate for CNN Newsource and our TV Practicum class produces content for our college TV station, CC8, ranging from a regularly scheduled newscast to live sports productions including basketball, baseball, hockey, football, soccer and more. Students also produce and script creative content like comedy shorts and documentary reports.

The College also houses an award-winning, non-commercial radio station on campus. Licensed by the Federal Communications Commission on April 1, 1975, WMLN-FM operates on an assigned frequency of 91.5 MHz with a power of 172 watts. WMLN serves a potential audience of 250,000 within a 40-mile radius on Boston's South Shore. Most programs are produced by radio station students who earn credits for their participation. WMLN-FM is affiliated with the following professional organizations: NBC/CNN, Associated Press, Intercollegiate Broadcasters Association, Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, National Association of Broadcasters, and the New England Broadcasters Association.

Student Center, Activities and Organizations

At Curry College, students become part of a unique, upbeat community with all the resources to help them excel academically, socially, and physically. Students can choose from a wide array of extracurricular activities ranging from 14 NCAA Division III athletic teams to an outstanding theatre program.

Curry College's Student Center is an 84,000 square foot facility with areas for dinning, studying, athletics, student activities, or simply lounging around. The Student Center has become a place to study between classes, to meet up with friends for dinner, work out or take on a roommate in a game of pool.

Right on campus students find countless sources of entertainment, action, and challenge. They can unwind in the Student Center, meet friends at a movie night, take a turn behind the mic, or just listen, at a coffeehouse or comedy night. They can work out in the weight room or exercise their voice in the Currier Times newspaper or campus chorale. The opportunities to join or create a student club or organization, or volunteer for community service projects, are endless.

Location & Contact

1071 Blue Hill Avenue
Milton, MA 02186-9984

Ms.Jane Fidler

Dean of Admission

Phone: 617-333-2210
Fax: 617-333-2114

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • 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 Media Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Programming Related
      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.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Social Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


86% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied5,448
    • Accepted4,733
    • Acceptance Rate86%
    • Enrolled2,900
    • Female Applicants3,230
    • Females Accepted2,900
    • Female Acceptance Rate89%
    • Male Applicants2,218
    • Males Accepted1,833
    • Male Acceptance Rate82%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$50
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
      There is a supplemental form for Common Application subscribers and Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL). Students applying to the PAL Program must submit Cognitive and Achievement Testing
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman2.80
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen April 1st Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer July 1st Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 471 420 520
    • SAT Math 477 430 520
    • SAT Writing 470 420 520
    • ACT Composite 20 18 21
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$34,730
    • Out-of-state tuition *$34,730
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,715
    • Room and board *$13,900
    • Room only *$7,800
    • * 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 tuitionChildren of Alumni, Employees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,900
    • Male Student Percentage37%
    • Female Student Percentage63%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino5.24%
    • Black or African American9.04%
    • White or Caucasian68.62%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.35%
    • Asian1.69%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races1.83%
    • Unknown11.85%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.37% representing 12 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students22% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 75%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • 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 No
    • Most popular organizations Student radio station, Student government, Student Program Board, Curry Cares: Community Service, Theatre
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other A campus safety office offers security services


Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No No No
    • Equestrian sports Yes Division C No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes Division C No
    • Field hockey Yes No No
    • Football No No No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division C No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Rugby No No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty484
    • Full-time Percentage25%
    • Part-time Percentage75%
    • Female Percentage66%
    • Male Percentage34%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio11:1 or 2,593 students to 243 faculty