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Nichols College

Dudley, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate80%
Acceptance Rate80%

Nichols College Admissions

Check in with Nichols College's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Application fees can add up, but some schools offer free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Nichols College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Nichols College's admissions stats.

Nichols College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.9
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 71%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 4%
Waitlist No

Nichols College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Nichols College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes December 1 December 1

Applying Early to Nichols College?


Nichols College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

The Early Action deadline is December 1. Nichols College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 1.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.


More on Nichols College Admissions


How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Nichols College?

Nichols College is a not difficult school to get into. Nichols College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Nichols College accepted 80% of all applicants, around 1,984 from 2,488 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Nichols College, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

Transferring to Nichols College

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Nichols College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Nichols College

Wondering what factors are considered by Nichols College during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Nichols College for more information on admission factors.

Nichols College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Nichols College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Nichols College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing


What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Nichols College?

Students admitted to Nichols College have an average unweighted GPA of 2.9.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Nichols College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Nichols College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 71% of Nichols College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Nichols College?

To be competitive with other Nichols College applicants, you should aim to score between 950 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Nichols College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Nichols College students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Nichols College students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Nichols College?

To be most competitive at Nichols College, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Nichols College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Nichols College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Nichols College

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Nichols College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Nichols College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term


Nichols College Admissions FAQs


Can I defer my acceptance to Nichols College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Nichols College.

Does Nichols College accept transfer credits?

✅ Nichols College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Nichols College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Nichols College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Nichols College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Nichols College?

❌ No, Nichols College is test optional, so you can make the call whether to include your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Nichols College's acceptance rate?

✅ Nichols College has an acceptance rate of 80%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Nichols College?

❌ Nichols College does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Nichols College?

✅ Nichols College offers early action but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

Want To Learn More About Nichols College?

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Nichols College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

80%

How hard is it to get into Nichols College? Nichols College is a less selective institution. The Nichols College acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 79 out of every 100 applicants.

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Nichols College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Nichols College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Nichols College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

19 to 24

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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Nichols College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

950 - 1150

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Math SAT Range

470 - 570

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 570

Nichols College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

2.9

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Nichols College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.9. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,553

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

80%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$38,800

Out-of-State

$38,800

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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