Becker College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know
Overview of Becker College
Becker College is an undergraduate and graduate, career-focused private college. We offer a supportive and inclusive learning community that prepares graduates for their first to last careers. Becker’s undergraduate, graduate, and online and evening programs provide students with skills, knowledge, hands-on experience, and the ability and agility to adapt to an ever-changing global society. Becker College is one of the 25 oldest institutions in the U.S., tracing its history from the union of two Massachusetts educational institutions—one founded in 1784 with a charter signed by American Revolutionaries John Hancock and Samuel Adams, and the other in 1887. Today the College’s nearly 1,700 students live and learn on the College’s two distinctively New England campuses, located six miles apart, in the heart of Massachusetts.
- Total Enrollment: 1,839 (1,824 undergraduate)
- Gender Breakdown: 59% Male/41% Female
- 81% Full-time
Cost of Attendance Information
- Tuition and Fees: $39,200
- Books: $960
- Room and Board: $13,800
- Other Expenses: $3,200
- Total Cost: $57,160
Financial Aid Information
- Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
- Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
- Grants: 100%
- Loans: 80%
- Mean Amount of Aid
- Grants: $18,453
- Loans: $6,937
Academic Programs Offered
- Most Popular Majors: Game Design, Veterinary Technology, and Nursing
Retention and Graduation
- First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%
- 4-Year Graduation Rate: 36%
- 6-Year Graduation Rate: 45%
NCAA Athletic Programs (Division III)
- Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey, Soccer
- Women’s Sports: Basketball, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Overview of Becker College Admissions
Becker College has a test-optional policy that allows students the choice of whether to submit their SAT or ACT scores in support of their admissions application. Applicants who do not choose to submit their test scores must have a cumulative GPA requirement of 2.0 or higher. Students are required to indicate at the time of application submission whether they will submit test scores. It is recommended that a student submit their scores if they believe it will enhance their overall application or qualifications. Please note, there are some exceptions to the test-optional policy outlined below.
Vet Program (Vet-Tech or Pre-Vet): Students who are interested in applying for pre-vet or vet-tech must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher in order to go test flexible
Nursing Program (BSN): All nursing applicants (freshman, transfer, or current Becker students) must complete either the ACT/SAT exam or the TEAS exam. Students who have an ACT composite score below 19 or SAT score below 900 on the SAT Critical Reading and Math sections, must take and score proficient or higher on the TEAS exam as part of their application. Note: scores are subject to change. SAT or ACT scores are required for freshman applicants.
** We recognize the changes in SAT/ACT administration since Spring 2020 due to COVID-19 have created challenges for students who wish to take or retake these examinations as part of their application process for Fall 2021. For first-year (freshmen) students applying for Fall 2021 admission into the BSN nursing program during the 2020-2021 admission cycle, we have adopted an SAT/ACT optional policy. Students may submit scores, but they are not required.
- Becker College Acceptance Rate: 69%
- Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
- SAT Critical Reading: 490/600
- SAT Math: 490/580
- SAT Writing: -/-
- ACT Overall: 20/25
- ACT English: 20/27
- ACT Math: 17/26
Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission
If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Becker College, then it should be easy for you to gain admissions to the schools below. If Becker College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.
California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno, California State University Bakersfield, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles
Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission
If you’re a competitive candidate for Becker College, then you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, State University of New York at Fredonia, Montclair State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, La Salle University, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge
These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Becker College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.
Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of Alabama, Pace University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University
Applying to Becker College
Application Deadline: Rolling
Undergraduate Admissions Website: https://www.becker.edu/admissions/high-school-students/
Undergraduate Application Link(s): https://www.becker.edu/admissions/apply-now/
Graduate Admissions Website: https://www.becker.edu/admissions/graduate-students/
Graduate Application Link(s): https://www.becker.edu/admissions/apply-now/