College Snap Shots

In an effort to provide Burlington High School students and their families with relevant and up-to-date college information, the Guidance Staff will be visiting various colleges and universities and providing you with information. The colleges visited do not represent a preference on the part of the BHS Guidance Department towards any particular school.

In the college search process, many things are taken into consideration. Things that are considered, but not limited to are: campus size, location, number of students on campus, majors, tuition, distance from home, athletic programs, clubs and other activities. When considering a college, students must also make realistic decisions based on personal interest, grades, test scores, etc.

The department feels that the college visit is an integral part of the process, and we strongly encourage students to visit any and all schools that interest them, especially if these schools are fairly close by. The information we provide is only a small snapshot into each respective college. We hope to add information about other schools in the future, and as always we appreciate any feedback that you have that would help us provide our students and their families useful information in the sometimes overwhelming college search process.

Furthermore we ask that students also research colleges by using their Naviance accounts and scheduling meetings with their counselor on a consistent basis. Please feel free to contact your son or daughter's individual counselor if you have any further questions.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Nichols College

Nichols College Snapshot
Date of BHS Guidance Visit: 12/7/12
Location: Dudley, MA
Population of School: 1300 undergraduates
Campus type: Small town with rolling hills just outside of Worcester

Most Popular Majors
Business majors and Sports Management seem to be most popular. Majors are located either in the School of Business or Liberal Arts. Majors that are part of the business programs are varied, including criminal justice and sports management. Students can choose to complete an MBA in 5 years.

On Campus Housing Information
90% of freshmen live in a co-ed dorm where each double or triple room has its own private bathroom as opposed a bathroom shared by the floor. Other options include suite and apartment style living.

Small, private, comprehensive, coeducational college specializing in career-focused business education. 4 out of 10 graduates go on to become a CEO, president, or business owner. All classes involve lots of presentations and papers as opposed to tests. Professors not only teach, but also have experience in the field and frequently get together with students outside of class. All students participate in the “Professional Development Seminar” system during all four years. They attend seminars on a weekly basis, focused on learning skills that will help them in college and in the transition to life after college.
Freshman year: focus on transition to college, study skills, time management
Sophomore year: exploring choice of major and internship, building a portfolio, creating a resume and cover letter
Junior year: practicing interview skills (including online and phone interviews), doing an internship
Senior year: transitioning to career, financial literacy, salary negotiation, dining etiquette, what to wear to job interviews
The average accepted student has a 2.4-3.4 GPA and 900-1000 on the SAT. Merit scholarships are offered to students with a 2.5 GPA or higher starting at $12,000. The average financial aid package is for $27,000. The average student also seems to be very athletic; ESPN is the channel of choice in most student lounges and many students seem to be involved in varsity sports. Tennis and hockey are especially strong.

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