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Springfield College

Springfield, MA

Springfield College


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 Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T) and a Doctor of Philosophy 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 top-tier listing in the 2015 edition of U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges." 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 3,286 students at the main campus represents many U.S. states and other countries, with the majority from the Northeastern United States.

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

Springfield College offers bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degrees in: accounting, 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, finance, general business (4+1 MBA), general studies, health care management, health science/general studies, health services administration, health education (health studies), history, human services, management, marketing, mathematics, mathematics and computer technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy (six-and-a-half-year program culminating in D.P.T), physician assistant (fivesix-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, children's hospitals, parks, and recreation departments, and more.

Picturesque lakeside campus features award-winning facilities

The 182-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 of the -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 renovated Schoo-Bemis Science Center, with state-of-the-art equipment, and the Health Sciences Center, with a human anatomy laboratory and sophisticated equipment for physical testing, analysis and treatment. Herbert P. Blake Hall houses the medical simulation laboratory - or sim lab - that features high-fidelity 3D adult and baby patient simulator mannequins that respond like humans. Other buildings include testing, treatment, rehabilitation, and counseling facilities. The 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 Centerthe award-winning Wellness & Recreation Complex, cites among the finest of their kind nationally. This complex houses the Wellness Center, Field House, and Athletic Training/Exercise Science Complex. 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's 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

Address 263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA  01109
United States
Contact Richard K. Veres
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 413-748-3136
Fax: 413-748-3694

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Emergency Medical Technology (EMT Paramedic) Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Acceptance Rate

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Female Admissions

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Male Admissions

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Application Fee
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
One recommendation
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended Interview
Other requirements: Portfolio

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen April 1st Not reported
Early decision plan December 1st February 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 1st Not reported Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Full-time student fees
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

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Student Body

Total Undergrad students
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Hispanic/Latino 6.14%
Black or African American 5.3%
White or Caucasian 81.49%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.28%
Asian 0.98%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.14%
Two or more races 1.64%
Other 1.45%


Male (49.49%)
Female (50.51%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 83%

Student Activities

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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 And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball No Division 3 No
Wrestling No Division 3 No
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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 And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball No Division 3 No
Wrestling No No No


Total Faculty
Male - 100
Female - 111