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New England College

Henniker, NH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate99%
Acceptance Rate99%

About New England College

New England College Overview

New England College is a private, nonprofit school in the small town setting of Henniker, New Hampshire. New England College was founded in 1946 and the school enrolls around 4,327 students a year, including 1,776 undergraduates. New England College offers on-campus housing for up to 731 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 85% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Activities at New England College

Interested in music or performing? At New England College you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? New England College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at New England College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? New England College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at New England College on the Student Life page.

2022 New England College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 99%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 2.8
Tuition $27,108
Percent of Need Met 52%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $37,887

Is New England College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better view of what New England College offers and if it could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for New England College

New England College is not difficult to get into. Around 99% of applicants get into New England College each year. Last year, 6,306 students applied to New England College and 6,271 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at New England College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 61% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at New England Collegereturn for their sophomore year. Around 30% of students who started at New England College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for New England College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. 87% of graduates from New England College recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Check with New England College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

New England College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

New England College's endowment was valued at $11.9 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, New England College spends about $3,785 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at New England College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

New England College meets 52% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend New England College full-time are awarded $37,887 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $33,832 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at New England College.

Based on this information, how does New England College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is New England College a good school for you?

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Where is New England College?

New England College is located in the small town setting of Henniker, New Hampshire, less than an hour from Boston.

If you would like to see New England College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 89 to Henniker, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Manchester.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what New England College and Henniker are like without leaving home.

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College Info

15 Main Street Henniker, NH 03242-3293

Campus Setting: Small Town

New England College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Sep 5

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to New England College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to New England College is Sep 5.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at New England College is like? There are approximately 4,327 students enrolled at New England College, including 1,776 undergraduate students and 2,551 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 25% percent are from NH and 75% percent of students are from other states.


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