Springfield College

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263 Alden Street

Springfield, MA 01109

Phone: (413) 748-3000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Apr. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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#37 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Springfield College is a private institution that was founded in 1885. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,267, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 182 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Springfield College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 37. Its tuition and fees are $30,390 (2013-14).

Springfield College in Massachusetts educates students through the principle of Humanics, a holistic approach that focuses on the mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes community service and leadership. Students collectively volunteer for more than 150,000 hours a year. For other extracurricular activities, Springfield College offers more than 40 student clubs and organizations. The Springfield College Pride, as the school’s sports teams are known, compete in the NCAA Division III. The school hails itself as the Birthplace of Basketball, after a college alumnus and gym teacher, James Naismith, invented the sport in the school’s gymnasium in 1891. Other notable alumni of Springfield College include Erin Pac, Olympic bobsledding bronze medalist, and John Cena, professional wrestler with the WWE.

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

Founded in 1885, Springfield College is known worldwide as the Birthplace of Basketball and for the guiding principles of its humanics philosophy - educating the whole student in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. With its foundation of academic excellence and rich athletic heritage, Springfield College prepares students with real-world leadership skills for careers that transform lives and communities. Simply put, Springfield College students pursue careers that help people. Springfield College provides a vibrant environment with excellent facilities; co-curricular activities; health, recreation and wellness programs; arts programs and cultural events; and one of the largest athletic programs in the nation for a mid-sized college. The lakeshore campus is situated in picturesque New England, and is just hours from Boston, New York City, and Albany.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1885
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $48,166,602


When applying to Springfield College, it's important to note the application deadline is April 1, and the early decision deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due April 15. The application fee at Springfield College is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 66.8 percent.

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

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 66.8%
Application deadline April 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by April 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Springfield College is 13:1, and the school has 53.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Springfield College include: Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Health Professions and Related Programs; Psychology; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; and Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 54%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 35%
Health Professions and Related Programs 30%
Psychology 8%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 5%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 4%

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Student Life

Springfield College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,267, with a gender distribution of 53.6 percent male students and 46.4 percent female students. At this school, 95 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 5 percent of students live off campus. Springfield College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,284
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Springfield College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Springfield 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 Springfield College, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Springfield College.

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

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Paying for School

At Springfield College, 82.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,321.

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Tuition and fees $30,390 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,920 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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