From the School

Future-focused Becker College has an average placement rate of over 90% for employment or further study. Becker prepares over 2,000 students from across the globe to create value in the 21st century.

Becker College is a private, independent, co-educational, four-year institution with undergraduate (associate and bachelor) degrees; graduate degrees; adult education degrees (associate and bachelor's); certificate programs. The College is dedicated to its mission of providing students with a transformational learning experience that prepares them to thrive, contribute to, and lead in a global society.

The College prepares students across all majors to navigate what experts have described as the greatest velocity of change in human history through a foundation in learning agility known as The Agile Mindset. Becker believes The Agile Mindset is essential for success in the increasingly complex, automated, and hyper-connected world of the 21st century. It forms the foundation of the College’s core curricula.

The Agile Mindset merges learning agility and value-creation orientation with a focus on four uniquely human skillsets: empathy to understand the needs of others and inspire innovation; divergent thinking to explore possibilities and discover opportunities where they may not appear to exist; an entrepreneurial outlook to create new value regardless of job position; and social and emotional intelligence to collaborate effectively with others in interdisciplinary teams.

Becker College traces its history to 1784—one of the nation's top-25 oldest institutions of higher learning—with a founding charter signed by American Revolutionaries John Hancock and Samuel Adams.


From The School

To learn more about Becker College call 877.523.2537, email, or visit

Complete applications must include:
  • A completed application for admission, Students may also submit an application through The Common Application.
  • An official copy of the secondary school transcript. Students who have received a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) must forward an official score report.
  • SAT I or ACT scores. The Becker College CEEB code is 3079.
  • Optional letter of recommendation. Becker College recognizes that all students are individuals and will consider each applicant’s personal strengths and achievements. Any other supporting materials that are submitted will be considered.
  • Optional essay on any topic, 250-500 words in length.


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
460 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
460 - 560
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 540

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 580

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted


Early Decision — November 15

Early Action — November 15

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

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Academic Programs

At Becker, preparing students appropriately for the future of work means cultivating adaptive learners with Agile Mindsets who can leverage the uniquely human skills of empathy, divergent thinking, an entrepreneurial outlook, and social and emotional intelligence to adapt and thrive in a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. The Agile Mindset is the academic foundation that equips students to navigate change and create new value in the hyper-connected, automated world of the 21st century.

While we believe that the Agile Mindset is the academic model to future-proof students, we also integrate the Agile Mindset outside of the classroom. By infusing the Agile Mindset into the fabric of our institutional culture, we engage and empower each and every member of the Becker community and thus crea

Majors and Degrees Offered

  • Biology
  • Equine Studies
  • Veterinary Science
    • Veterinary Technology
    • Pre-Veterinary
    • Laboratory Animal Sciences
  • Animal Care (AS)
  • Veterinary Technology (AS)
  • Applied Computer Science
  • Business Administration
    • Business Administration (3-years)
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Data Science
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Sport Management
  • Design
    • Graphic Design
  • Interactive Media Design
    • Game Arts
    • Game Design
    • Game Development & Programming
    • Game Production & Management
  • Interactive Media Design and Master of Fine Arts (3+2)
  • Criminal Justice
    • Forensics in Crime Scene Processing
    • Homeland Security
    • Pre-Law / Legal Studies
  • Early Childhood and Youth Education
  • Exercise Science
    • Health and Fitness
    • Community Health and Wellness
    • Pre-Physical Therapy / Health Science
  • Nursing (AS)
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
    • Addictions Counseling
    • Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Forensic Psychology
    • Mental Health Counseling
    • Pre-Med / Health Studies
    • Mental Health Counseling (MA)
  • Exploratory First Year
  • Global Citizenship
    • Liberal Arts
    • Global Citizenship
    • Pre-Law
  • Undecided
    Women’s Emergent Leadership Institute (Certificate)

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Animal Training
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • International and Intercultural Communication

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

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

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
  • Nursing Science
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Game and Interactive Media Design
  • Graphic Design

Students Say

At Becker College, a private institution founded in 1784 in the second largest city in New England, undergrads truly feel that their school is dedicated to "helping students achieve their dreams." Students say that the college prides itself on providing a "personal education," one that helps you "push yourself to do your best." And it offers a "small, close-knit community" where everybody can get to know their peers. Academically, Becker allows students the opportunity to pursue a number of great disciplines. Of course, we'd be remiss if we didn't highlight the "outstanding" nursing program and the "very well established and highly successful pre-veterinary program." In addition, the college has "one of the best game design programs in the country." Inside the classroom, undergrads love that so many of their courses involve "one-on-one interaction and class discussions." There's no fear of languishing through boring lectures here! And, certainly, that can be attributed to "great" professors who go out of their way to "include real life examples" in their teaching. Perhaps even more essential, the instructors at Becker "are all very nice and genuinely care about their students' success." An animal care major shares that "all of my professors are very thorough and answer all my questions and concerns. They are easy to meet up with outside of classes." And a fellow animal care student summarizes her classroom experience by stating, "The professors dedicate a lot of their time to make sure that we are studying and working to the best of our abilities."



Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

Eli Whitney

William Morton
Dentist, Anesthesia

Harry G. Stoddard
Businessman & Industrialist

Robert Goddard
Professor, Physicist, and Inventor

Edward Fendell
NASA Johnson Space Center

Colleen Barrett
President Emeritus Southwest Airlines

Jacob Knight (nee Roger Jaskoviak)

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes


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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Full Time Tuition (12-18 credits per semester) $34,650
On Campus Room Board $13,300
Required Fees $3,600

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for all eligible students through federal, state, and Becker College programs.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


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

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)
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

Becker College students participate in an active community through a variety of social, educational, and cultural programs. The Becker College student experience provides numerous opportunities to get involved and to follow your passion. Becker College empowers you to take initiative, get involved, and be a leader.

Becker College is home to more than 20 student organizations—from archery, music, cosplay, and pre-veterinary clubs, to P.R.I.D.E—People Respecting Identity Difference of Everyone, We are Global, Semester at Sea, and Young Americans for Liberty—and students are welcome to develop their interests and apply to establish new clubs. Campus events and programs for Becker College students are planned by Becker College students. The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a student organization that works in conjunction with the Office of Campus Activities and Student Leadership.CAB provides student-led social, cultural, and educational events for Becker College students that align with the College’s goals and mission. Any Becker College student can join CAB. Other opportunities include Becker’s 16 Division III Varsity Sports and numerous intramural sports and activities.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



61% female
39% male
47% are out of state
72% are full time
28% are part time

Students Say

Becker undergrads tend to think very highly of their peers. And they assure us that anyone who chooses to attend can "make friends very quickly." This can certainly be attributed to the fact that "almost everyone is easy to talk to" as well as "easygoing." Even shy students can find their place here. The trick is simply to get involved. As one veterinarian science major explains, "Students fit in very well through sports teams and other activities and clubs outside the classroom." Despite having the adjective "nerd" bandied about, we're told that "the campus holds a diverse student body with many different interests." And, if "you play sports, video games, or share a love for animals, you'll fit in." Lastly, a nursing student shares, "what we all have in common is our dedication to our studies and our school. We all work hard in class."


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Becker’s Worcester campus is situated in the Elm Park section of Worcester, MA; a quiet area of tree-lined streets and historic homes—including 15 residence halls. The campus is a short walk from the downtown business district, which is also home to an additional apartment-style residence hall. An academic building and library, and a health science center stand on the Worcester campus quad, and a number of other college properties dot the neighborhood. The city of Worcester (pop. 182,544) is New England’s second largest urban center.

On the Leicester campus, former homes dating from the 19th century, now student housing and faculty offices, surround a lush town common. There are eight residence halls, and additional facilities include a campus center which opened in 2012, academic buildings, an auditorium, library, gymnasium, athletic field, and the Lenfest Animal Health Center—a teaching facility which includes a veterinary clinic that is open to the public. The Becker College Equestrian Center is just a few scenic miles away, in Paxton, Mass.

Becker College maintains a shuttle schedule, from morning to evening, and on weekends, between the Worcester and Leicester campuses, and from the Worcester campus to Bancroft Hall and Houghton Hall, located in downtown Worcester.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

In 2018, Becker will open the Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship–a 10,000 sq. ft. building–which will house several initiatives to spur global change through value creation and social impact. The Center will include meeting and co-work space, computer labs, and facilities dedicated to research, design, and new enterprise incubation.

The Lenfest Animal Health Center, a unique experience in higher education, is a teaching facility which includes a veterinary clinic that is open to the public and sees about 1,000 clients a year for wellness care and non-urgent medical and surgical care for dogs, cats, other small mammals, and birds.

A state of the art game design laboratory with the latest technologies including Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Audio Recording Studio, and 3D Printers.

Becker is home to the 1st Yunus Social Business Centre in the U.S. This Centre empowers individuals to identify real-world problems and create self-sustaining business solutions that have social impact while generating jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities that drive economic development regionally and around the world.

On Becker’s Worcester campus, the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) operates as the statewide center for economic development, entrepreneurship, and academic cooperation in the Commonwealth’s interactive media and game development ecosystem.

The Becker College Equestrian Center is situated on 30 acres of land and includes expansive turn-out pastures for the horses, an indoor riding arena, and a large outdoor ring. The center offers full board for horses and lessons to both Becker College students and the public.

The John J. Dorsey, Sr., Crime Scene Lab gives students the opportunity to assess a crime scene, understand the nature of physical evidence, learn the proper actions of the initial responding officer, perform evidence recognition and preservation tasks, and ultimately solve the crime.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Worcester offers a wide array of social, cultural, and recreational opportunities, including entertainment and sports arenas, first-class museums, the Hanover Theatre, outdoor recreation areas, and a wide range of shopping and dining options.

Worcester features world-renowned museums and concert halls, theatres, galleries, as well as a wealth of performing groups, ethnic festivals, artists of every discipline, restaurants, specialty shops, and hotels. Becker students also have access to facilities, events, courses, and activities at the 10 other colleges in the Worcester area.

Just an hour‘s distance from Boston and Springfield, Mass., Providence, R.I., and Hartford, Conn., Worcester is at the crossroads of several major routes, including the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90), Interstates 290 and 395, and Routes 146 and 20. Becker College offers study abroad options through its partnerships with the Center for International Studies (CIS), CIEE, and Semester at Sea, as well as a wide range of service trips to such locations as Haiti, Jamaica, Boston, and more.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

Becker maintains "a 50/50 split between commuters and residents." However, it's certainly possible to seek out some fun on the weekends. Given Becker 's amazing game design program, it's no surprise that "everybody plays video games here." Beyond simply cozying up with an X-Box, undergrads can also be found playing "Magic: The Gathering," and some ingenious students have even "made their own card games." Even if you're not a gamer, you'll still be able to find activities. Many undergrads tend to congregate by "the pool tables in the student center." There are 16 Division III varsity sports and many mure intramural sports and activities, including plenty of clubs like the music club, fencing club, and dance team. And Becker even "sponsors trips every weekend." Semester at Sea and College for Social Innovation Semester in the City programs are available. There is a moderate amount of alcohol consumption, but it doesn't seem to dominate campus life. A nursing student explains, "There are parties off campus, and I do enjoy going to them, but a lot of people choose not to drink." Finally, students enjoy taking advantage of the city of Worcester 's many shopping and dining options.

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams

Dictionary allowed in exams

Computer allowed in exams

Spellchecker allowed in exams

Extended test time


Oral exams


Distraction-free environment

Accommodation for students with ADHD

Reading machine

Other assistive technology

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations


Athletic Division
Division III

49% participate in intramural sports
16% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Hawks)
9 Sports

Equestrian Sports
Ice Hockey
Women's Sports (Hawks)
9 Sports

Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey

Student Services

LGBT Support Groups: Becker currently has a very active Gay Straight Alliance. They meet weekly and participate in the Colleges of Worcester Consortium events (World AIDS Day, National Coming Out Day, etc.) and provide on-campus programs.

Minority Support Groups: BSU/ALANA is the student organization at Becker. Students participate in the Colleges of Worcester Consortium events (Kwanzaa, MLK Jr. Day, etc.).

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: WPI
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: WPI


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources:

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Christine Bostek
Visit Coordinator

Office of Admissions
61 Sever St
Worcester, MA 01609



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Fuller Student Center in Leicester
Weller Academic Center in Worcester
Design Center in Worcester
Boutin Student Center in Worcester
Lenfest Animal Clinic

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Becker College Equestrian Center in Paxton, MA
DCU Center Downtown Worcester
"Restaurant Row" Shrewsbury Street, Worcester
Solomon Pond Mall
Millbury Shopping Outlets

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Varies throughout the academic year

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Contact Admissions Office


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) Three local taxi companies Worcester College Consortium Shuttle Service Becker College Shuttle Service Amtrak Train Service MBTA Commuter Rail to Boston

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