Curry College

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1071 Blue Hill Avenue

Milton, MA 02186

Phone: (617) 333-0500
2013-2014 Tuition
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RNP Ranked Not Published.
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Regional Universities (North)

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Curry College is a private institution that was founded in 1879. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,769, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 135 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Curry College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $34,415 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution, founded in 1879 and located on 135 acres in Milton, MA.

The institutional mission of the College is to develop liberally educated persons who are able to gain and to apply knowledge humanely, intelligently, and effectively in a complex, changing world.

To achieve its mission, Curry College promotes individual intellectual and social growth by engaging its students in achieving these educational goals: Thinking Critically; Communicating Effectively; Understanding Context; Appreciating Aesthetic Experience; Defining a Personal Identity; Examining Value Systems; and Adapting and Innovating.

Curry is recognized as a world-leading college for individualized education by focusing on the particular learning needs of each student with an average class size of 20 students and a student/faculty ratio of 12:1. The College offers 20 majors and 65-plus minors and concentrations leading to undergraduate degrees in specialized and liberal arts programs as well as graduate degrees in business, education and criminal justice, with a combined annual enrollment of approximately 4,100 students. The student body consists of approximately 2,000 traditional students, 1,650 continuing education and 450 graduate students. Curry College students come from 35 states and 23 countries. Over 1,400 of its students reside on the Milton campus.

The College is well known for a variety of outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs, top flight nationally ranked athletic teams which compete in the NCAA Division III; and an outstanding theatre program.

Academically, the largest majors are Business Management, Communication, Nursing, Criminal Justice and Psychology. Curry's Homeland Defense program was recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as the first undergraduate certificate level program of its type in the country. Curry's Residential Property Management certificate level program is the sixth in the country and the only one in the Northeast. The college won international acclaim for its Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL) as the nation's first college-level program for students with language-based learning differences. Faculty have appeared or been cited in the media, from The Boston Globe to National Public Radio to MSNBC, and an evening from the nationally recognized Blue Hills Writing Institute was broadcast on Book TV on C-SPAN 2. Curry's television program was one of the first in the country to offer HDTV instruction.

Curry has also received great recognition for its communication program and award-winning radio station WMLN FM-91.5, and its nursing program, which absorbed the Children's Hospital nursing school.

The College recently launched a Master of Science in Nursing program which focuses on the emerging Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) role, an emerging role of the professional nurse developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in collaboration with leaders from the practice environment.

Beyond the Milton campus, Curry extends its educational programs to a branch campus in Plymouth through the Division of Continuing Education and Graduate Studies.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1879
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $63,662,514


When applying to Curry College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due April 1. The application fee at Curry College is $50. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 84.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity least selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 84.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by April 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Curry College is 12:1, and the school has 62.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Curry College include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Business Administration and Management, General; Communication and Media Studies; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 65.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 37%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 35%
Business Administration and Management, General 16%
Communication and Media Studies 12%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 12%
Psychology, General 8%

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Student Life

Curry College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,769, with a gender distribution of 37.7 percent male students and 62.3 percent female students. At this school, 50 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50 percent of students live off campus. Curry College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,040
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Curry College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Curry College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Curry College, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Curry College.

Students who have cars on campus 70%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Curry College, 74.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,856.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $34,415 (2013-14)
Room and board $13,130 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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