Curry College campus
Curry College campus
Curry College campus
Curry College campus
Curry College campus
Curry College campus
Curry College campus
Curry College campus
Curry College campus
Curry College campus
Curry College campus
Curry College campus
Curry College campus
Curry College campus
Curry College campus

From the School

Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. At Curry, we educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. We are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, and we mentor and empower our students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions. Our relevant, career-directed programs and co-and extracurricular activities allow students to gain hands-on, practical field experiences, early and often in their college experience, both on campus and off campus.

Overall

From The School

As you explore enrollment at Curry College, the Office of Admission encourages you to visit the campus and meet with an Admission Counselor. To be considered for admission to Curry College, we require you to submit the following:

A completed application with a nonrefundable fee of $50
An official high school transcript
Results of the SAT or ACT
A letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor or high school teacher
A college essay

Overview

Applicants
5,448
Acceptance Rate
87%
Average HS GPA
2.80

GPA Breakdown

3%
Over 3.75
6%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
36%
2.50 - 2.99
27%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
420 - 520
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
430 - 520
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
420 - 520
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 21

Deadlines


Early Action
December 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
484
with Terminal Degree
196

321
Women
163
Men
32
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
36%
Graduate in 5 years
44%
Graduate in 6 years
45%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business/Commerce, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Science

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

  • History

  • Public/Applied History and Archival Administration

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, Other

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Graphic Design


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
36%
Graduate in 5 years
44%
Graduate in 6 years
45%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Annual Tuition and Fees 2015-2016
Tuition $34,730
Fees $2,035
Room/Board $13,900

Total (exclusive of PAL)
Resident: $53,850 **
Commuter: $42,572
PAL Fee (if applicable): $6,940

**The total cost for resident students is based on 14 meals per week and a multiple occupancy room. The plan including 17 meals per week would increase the cost by $590. The 10 meals per week plan would decrease the total cost by $1,330. A single occupancy room would increase the total cost by $1,960. Additional fees may apply.

Financial Aid

Recognizing that meeting the total cost of a higher education today can be challenging for students and families, Curry College provides a variety of financing options and participates in federal and state financial aid programs.

The Student Financial Services staff is committed to helping students create a financial plan that will allow them to reach their enrollment goals. In order to be considered for need-based financial aid, students must complete a FAFSA annually. You can fill out a FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or use the paper application. If you would like us to mail you a paper FAFSA application, please contact our office and we would be happy to mail one to you. FAFSA forms are also available at any high school. Financial aid comes in three forms: grants and scholarships; loans; and student employment. Curry College provides students with millions of dollars in financial aid each year. The college uses its own endowment funds, gifts from friends, foundations and corporations, alumni, parents, and other donors to be able to provide this funding to our students. We believe in the potential of every Curry College student and realize that financing a student's education can be a difficult task for a family. Curry also receives substantial funding from the various state and federal financial aid programs.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,918

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,318

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,474

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$43,388

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
80%

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$34,730
Required Fees
$1,715
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,150

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,200
Transportation for Commuters
$1,422

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Overall

From The School

At Curry College, you'll instantly become part of a unique, upbeat community with all the resources to help you excel academically, socially, and physically. The College serves approximately 2,100 traditional students from more than 31 states and 7 countries; more than 1,500 of its students reside on the Curry campus. Whether you're a resident student or commuter student, we'll help you find your niche.

You can choose from a wide array of extracurricular activities ranging from 14 NCAA Division III athletic teams seven men's team and seven women's teams to an outstanding theatre program. The Curry College experience is as unique as you are and the opportunities are endless.

Right on campus you'll find countless sources of entertainment, action, and challenge. You can unwind in the Student Center over a game of pool, meet friends at a movie night, take a turn behind the mic, or just listen, at a coffeehouse or comedy night. Work out in the weight room or exercise your voice in the Currier Times newspaper or campus chorale. Join one of the many student clubs and organizations or volunteer for community service projects.

The staff in the offices of Student Affairs-Student Activities, Residence Life, Public Safety, Health and Counseling, and the Chaplaincy-are all committed to helping you develop your personal goals and establish relationships within the Curry College community. We encourage your involvement and leadership in all aspects of college life.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,900
Out of State
22%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
20

Demographics

63% female
37% male
22% are out of state
73% are full time
27% are part time

Overview

From The School


Location

The wooded, 131-acre Milton campus is one of the most attractive small college campuses in New England. Unlike other isolated suburban or rural campuses, Curry College is just seven miles from downtown Boston, one of the most exciting cities in the world. The College's location offers students an exceptional advantage, and opportunities for internships and entertainment in this New England capital is a significant part of the Curry experience.

Curry's location has yet another advantage: it is less than two miles from the scenic Blue Hills, a natural reservation which offers skiing, hiking, horseback riding, and a range of resources for environmental education and recreation.

Back on campus, students also enjoy the comfort of Curry's tight-knit, friendly community and the security services provided by the Department of Public Safety. Students have a wealth of resources on campus to help them excel academically, socially, and physically and find endless sources of entertainment, action, and challenge.

Curry College is home to a caring and committed community where visitors are always welcome. We invite you to visit our interactive campus map online to learn about our campus facilities and to consider visiting Curry in person. We hope to see you on campus soon!

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Curry College opened its newest residence hall, Alexander Graham Bell Hall, in 2014. The 46,000 square-foot building has 168 beds, along with a classroom and other multi-functional areas where students can study and socialize in a true living and learning environment.

In total, there are 19 residential buildings on campus, offering a variety of living options ranging from traditional residence halls of over 150 students to smaller houses for under 20 residents. Four new residence halls were constructed between 1999 and 2005 as the College achieved an ambitious campus expansion plan. The College has also invested significant resources in modernizing well-established residential buildings that have classic architecture and a great history on campus. The expansion and enhancement of our residence halls has had a positive impact on the learning and living environment and experience of Curry College students.

Curry College's Student Center is an 84,000 square foot facility full of state-of-the-art areas for dinning, studying, athletics, student activities, or simply lounging around. The Student Center has become a place to study between classes, to meet up with friends for dinner, work out or take on a roommate in a game of billiards or foosball.

The Gertrude M. Webb Learning Center is a unique, Tudor-style building with several thousand square feet of space dedicated to students with learning differences receiving support through our Program of Advancement of Learning (PAL).

The Kennedy Academic Center, located on South Campus, houses many of Curry's classrooms as well as nursing and computer labs (PC and Mac).

The John S. Hafer Academic Building, located on the academic quad on North Campus houses many of Curry's classrooms. The Hafer Building is also a popular location on campus for hosting cultural activities and guest speakers. The building features our state-of-the-art television studio, the Hirsh Communication Center, a full-service HD studio that utilizes advanced virtual set technology to create dozens of set options at a click of a mouse, in addition to physical sets in a 20 x 40 television studio.

The studio also includes classroom space and digital editing facilities, which include, AVID, Final Cut Pro HD, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. We are an affiliate for CNN Newsource and our TV Practicum class produces content for our college TV station, CC8, ranging from a regularly scheduled newscast to live sports productions including basketball, baseball, hockey, football, soccer and more. Students also produce and script creative content like comedy shorts and documentary reports.

The College also houses an award-winning, non-commercial radio station on campus. Licensed by the Federal Communications Commission on April 1, 1975, WMLN-FM operates on an assigned frequency of 91.5 MHz with a power of 172 watts. WMLN serves a potential audience of 250,000 within a 40-mile radius on Boston's South Shore. Most programs are produced by radio station students who earn credits for their participation. WMLN-FM is affiliated with the following professional organizations: NBC/CNN, Associated Press, Intercollegiate Broadcasters Association, Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, National Association of Broadcasters, and the New England Broadcasters Association

The Academic and Performance Center is a three-story, 30,000 square-foot building with eight classrooms, including an amphitheatre-style lecture hall and a stock trading classroom, faculty office suites, a student lounge, conference and breakout meeting rooms, and a two-story atrium with a smart-cafe offering quick and healthy eating options. The building includes a 229-seat multi-purpose auditorium, which also serves as a performance space for Curry College students.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Curry College's proximity to Boston gives students access to a wide variety of internships at leading companies and clinical placements at world-class hospitals. Curry students may earn up to 30 credit hours for field internships. In consultation with faculty members, students develop learning contracts that articulate their educational and personal goals and establish criteria for the evaluation of their field experience. Students may also arrange to study abroad or at another institution within the United States while enrolled at Curry.

Student Organizations & Activities

At Curry College, you'll instantly become part of a unique, upbeat community with all the resources to help you excel academically, socially, and physically. The College serves approximately 2,100 traditional students from more than 31 states and 7 countries; more than 1,500 of its students reside on the Curry campus. Whether you're a resident student or commuter student, we'll help you find your niche.

You can choose from a wide array of extracurricular activities ranging from 14 NCAA Division III athletic teams seven men's team and seven women's teams to an outstanding theatre program. The Curry College experience is as unique as you are and the opportunities are endless.

Right on campus you'll find countless sources of entertainment, action, and challenge. You can unwind in the Student Center over a game of pool, meet friends at a movie night, take a turn behind the mic, or just listen, at a coffeehouse or comedy night. Work out in the weight room or exercise your voice in the Currier Times newspaper or campus chorale. Join one of the many student clubs and organizations or volunteer for community service projects.

The staff in the offices of Student Affairs-Student Activities, Residence Life, Public Safety, Health and Counseling, and the Chaplaincy-are all committed to helping you develop your personal goals and establish relationships within the Curry College community. We encourage your involvement and leadership in all aspects of college life.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
52%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
89%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL)

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Director
Dr. Nancy Winbury

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Diagnostic evaluation with narrative report. Testing must have been administered within three years of application and include: 1) comprehensive cognitive testing (WAIS, WISC or WJ-III), 2) Achievement testing in reading (word recognition and reading comprehension), written language (must include written expression) and math (computation and reasoning). The WRAT or other abbreviated achievement measures are not accepted.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
No

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies
1

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Colonels)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Football
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Colonels)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis

Student Services

Health
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Stonehill College
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Stonehill College

Sustainability


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
65

Average Number of PC's per Lab
50

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
HP

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Admission Office

Address
Admissions Office
1071 Blue Hill Ave.
Milton, MA 02186

Phone
6173332210

Email
curryadm@curry.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Drapkin Student Center
Levin Library
WMLN Campus Radio Station
The Suites- New Residence Hall
Hafer Academic Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall - Boston
New England Aquarium
Museum of Fine Arts
Newbury Street-Boston
Blue Hills Nature Reservation

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday and Saturday
8:30am-4:30pm and 10am-3pm
6173332210

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri; 9am-3pm hourly; Slected Sats 10am-2pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Logan International Airport in Boston is approximately 10 miles from campus. From the airport, you can take the MBTA (public transportation) and then the Curry College Shuttle to campus, or you can take the Collegiate Limousine Service (617-477-0441) for the whole trip. Amtrak trains, Greyhound buses, and Vermont Transit (New England, New York, and Montreal) serve Boston. The MBTA (public transportation) combined with the Curry College Shuttle can bring you to campus from downtown.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-90 (Massachusetts Tpke.), exit to Rte. 128 S. Proceed to Exit 2B and take Rte. 138 N. for 2.5 miles; the college will be on the left. From Providence, RI, take I-95 N. to Rte. 128 S. Proceed to Exit 2B and take Rte. 138 N. for 2.5 miles; the college will be on the left. From Boston, take I-93 S. to Rte. 128 N. Proceed to Exit 2B and take Rte. 138 N. for 2.5 miles; the college will be, yes, on the left.

Local Accommodations
Curry College is south of Boston, in the suburb of Milton. In the immediate area, choices include a number of chain motels and hotels. Motel 6 (125 Union Street, Braintree; 781-848-7890) offers basic accommodations 15 minutes from campus. Rates are reasonable. Three motels offer moderate rates: Holiday Inn (1374 North Main St., Randolph; 781-961-1000); Holiday Inn (55 Ariadne Rd., Dedham; 781-329-1000); Comfort Inn (235 Elm St., Dedham; 781-326-6700). All 3 are 15 minutes away from the campus. The more expensive options include: Sheraton Tara (South Shore Plaza, Braintree; 781-848-0600) has an indoor pool, a health club, and two restaurants. Hilton at Dedham Place (95 Dedham Place, Dedham; 781-329-7900).