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Massachusetts

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: Derived from the name of the Massachusett Native American tribe that lived on Massachusetts Bay; the name is thought to mean "at or about the Great Hill."

NICKNAME: The Bay State.

CAPITAL: Boston.

ENTERED UNION: 6 February 1788 (6th).

SONG: "All Hail to Massachusetts;" "Massachusetts" (folksong).

MOTTO: Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem (By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty).

COAT OF ARMS: On a blue shield, a Native American depicted in gold holds in his right hand a bow, in his left an arrow pointing downward. Above the bow is a five-pointed silver star. The crest shows a bent right arm holding a broadsword. Around the shield beneath the crest is a banner with the state motto in green.

FLAG: The coat of arms on a white field.

OFFICIAL SEAL: Same as the coat of arms, with the inscription Sigillum Reipublicœ Massachusettensis (Seal of the Republic of Massachusetts).

BIRD: Chickadee.

FISH: Cod.

FLOWER: Mayflower (ground laurel).

TREE: American elm.

GEM: Rhodonite.

LEGAL HOLIDAYS: New Year's Day, 1 January; Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., 3rd Monday in January; Washington's Birthday, 3rd Monday in February; Patriots' Day, 3rd Monday in April; Memorial Day, last Monday in May; Independence Day, 4 July; Labor Day, 1st Monday in September; Columbus Day, 2nd Monday in October; Veterans Day, 11 November; Thanksgiving Day, appointed by the governor, customarily the 4th Thursday in November; Christmas Day, 25 December. Legal holidays in Suffolk County include Evacuation Day, 17 March; and Bunker Hill Day, 17 June.

TIME: 7 AM EST = noon GMT.

LOCATION, SIZE, AND EXTENT

Located in the northeastern United States, Massachusetts is the fourth-largest of the six New England states and ranks 45th in size among the 50 states.

The total area of Massachusetts is 8,284 sq mi (21,456 sq km), of which land comprises 7,824 sq mi (20,265 sq km) and inland water occupies 460 sq mi (1,191 sq km). Massachusetts extends about 190 mi (306 k) e-w; the maximum n-s extension is about 110 mi (177 km). Massachusetts is bordered on the n by Vermont and New Hampshire; on the e by the Atlantic Ocean; on the s by the Atlantic Ocean and by Rhode Island and Connecticut; and on the w by New York.

Two important islands lie south of the state's fishhook-shaped Cape Cod peninsula: Martha's Vineyard (108 sq mi or 280 sq km) and Nantucket (57 sq mi or 148 sq km). The Elizabeth Islands, sw of Cape Cod and nw of Martha's Vineyard, consist of 16 small islands separating Buzzards Bay from Vineyard Sound. The total boundary length of Massachusetts is 515 mi (829 km), including a general coastline of 192 mi (309 km); the tidal shoreline, encompassing numerous inlets and islands, is 1,519 mi (2,444 km). The state's geographic center is located in Worcester County, in the northern section of the city of Worcester.

TOPOGRAPHY

Massachusetts is divided into four topographical regions: coastal lowlands, interior lowlands, dissected uplands, and residuals of ancient mountains. The coastal lowlands, located on the state's eastern edge, extend from the Atlantic Ocean 30-50 mi (48-80 km) inland and include Cape Cod and the offshore islands. The northern shoreline of the state is characterized by rugged high slopes, but at the southern end, along Cape Cod, the ground is flatter and covered with grassy heaths.

The Connecticut River Valley, characterized by red sandstone, curved ridges, meadows, and good soil, is the main feature of west-central Massachusetts. The Berkshire Valley to the west is filled with streams in its northern end, including the two streams that join below Pittsfield to form the Housatonic River.

East of the Connecticut River Valley are the eastern uplands, an extension of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. From elevations of 1,100 ft (335 m) in midstate, this ridge of heavily forested hills slopes down gradually toward the rocky northern coast.

In western Massachusetts, the Taconic Range and Berkshire Hills (which extend southward from the Green Mountains of Vermont) are characterized by numerous hills and valleys. Mt. Greylock, close to the New York border, is the highest point in the state, at 3,487 ft (1,064 m). Northeast of the Berkshires is the Hoosac Range, an area of plateau land. Its high point is Spruce Hill, at 1,974 ft (602 m). The mean elevation of the state is approximately 500 ft (153 m). The lowest point is at sea level on the Atlantic Ocean.

There are more than 4,230 mi (6,808 km) of rivers in the state. The Connecticut River, the longest, runs southward through west-central Massachusetts; the Deerfield, Westfield, Chicopee, and Millers rivers flow into it. Other rivers of note include the Charles and the Mystic, which flow into Boston harbor; the Taunton, which empties into Mount Hope Bay at Fall River; the Blackstone, passing through Worcester on its way to Rhode Island; the Housatonic, winding through the Berkshires; and the Merrimack, flowing from New Hampshire to the Atlantic Ocean via the state's northeast corner. Over 1,100 lakes dot the state; the largest, the artificial Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts, covers 24,704 acres (9,997 hectares). The largest natural lake is Assawompset Pond in southern Massachusetts, occupying 2,656 acres (1,075 hectares).

Hilly Martha's Vineyard is roughly triangular in shape, as is Nantucket Island to the east. The Elizabeth Islands are characterized by broad, grassy plains.

Millions of years ago, three mountainous masses of granite rock extended northeastward across the state. The creation of the Appalachian Mountains transformed limestone into marble, mud, and gravel into slate and schist, and sandstone into quartzite. The new surfaces were worn down several times. Then, during the last Ice Age, retreating glaciers left behind the shape of Cape Cod as well as a layer of soil, rock, and boulders.

CLIMATE

Although Massachusetts is a relatively small state, there are significant climatic differences between its eastern and western sections. The entire state has cold winters and moderately warm summers, but the Berkshires in the west have both the coldest winters and the coolest summers. The normal January temperature in Pittsfield in the Berkshires is 21°f (5°c), while the normal July temperature is 67°f (19°c). The interior lowlands are several degrees warmer in both winter and summer; the normal July temperature is 71°f (22°c). The coastal sections are the warmest areas of the state; the normal January temperature for Boston is 30°f (1°c), and the normal July temperature is 74°f (23°c). The record high temperature in the state is 107°f (42°c), established at Chester and New Bedford on 2 August 1975; the record low is 35°f (37°c), registered at Chester on 12 January 1981.

Precipitation ranges from 39 to 46 in (99 to 117 cm) annually, with an average for Boston of 42.9 in (108 cm). The average snowfall for Boston is 40.9 in (103 cm), with the range in the Berkshires considerably higher. Boston's average wind speed is 13 mph (21 km/hr).

FLORA AND FAUNA

Maple, birch, beech, oak, pine, hemlock, and larch cover the Massachusetts uplands. Common shrubs include rhodora, mountain laurel, and shadbush. Various ferns, maidenhair and osmund among them, grow throughout the state. Typical wildflowers include the Maryland meadow beauty and false loosestrife, as well as several varieties of orchid, lily, goldenrod, and aster. In April 2006, the US Fish and Wildlife Service listed the northeastern bulrush, sandplain gerardia, and small whorled pogonia as threatened and endangered plant species within the state.

As many as 76 species of mammals, 74 of them native species, have been counted in Massachusetts. Common native mammals include the white-tailed deer, bobcat, river otter, striped skunk, mink, ermine, fisher, raccoon, black bear, gray fox, muskrat, porcupine, beaver, red and gray squirrels, snowshoe hare, little brown bat, and masked shrew. Among the Bay State's 336 resident bird species are the mallard, ruffed grouse, bobwhite quail, ring-necked pheasant, herring gull, great horned and screech owls, downy woodpecker, blue jay, mockingbird, cardinal, and song sparrow. Native inland fish include brook trout, chain pickerel, brown bullhead, and yellow perch; brown trout, carp, and smallmouth and largemouth bass have been introduced. Native amphibians include the Jefferson salamander, red-spotted newt, eastern American toad, gray tree frog, and bullfrog. Common reptiles are the snapping turtle, stinkpot, spotted turtle, northern water snake, and northern black racer. The venomous timber rattlesnake and northern copperhead are found mainly in Norfolk, Hampshire, and Hampden counties. The Cape Cod coasts are rich in a variety of shellfish, including clams, mussels, shrimps, and oysters. Twenty Massachusetts animal species (vertebrates and invertebrates) were classified as threatened or endangered in 2006. Among them were the American burying beetle, the bald eagle, puma, short-nose sturgeon, five species of whale, and four species of turtle.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

All environmentally related programs are administered by the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) and its five agencies: the Department of Environmental Management (DEM); the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP); the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Law Enforcement (DFWELE); the Department of Food and Agriculture (DFA); and the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC).

EOEA agencies protect the state's more than 3,100 lakes and ponds covering about 150,000 acres (61,000 hectares); some 2,000 rivers and streams flowing 10,700 mi (17,200 km); 810,000 acres (about 328,000 hectares) of medium- and high-yield aquifers underlying about a sixth of the state; over a half-million acres (about 200,000 hectares) of wetlands covering about a 12% of the state; and 1,500 mi (2,400 km) of coastal capes, coves, and estuaries.

With disposal of treated sewage sludge in Boston Harbor halted in 1991 and with improved sewage treatment, the harbor as of 2005 was markedly cleaner. In 1988, 10% of the flounder caught in Boston Harbor had liver tumors caused by toxic chemicals; as of 1993, no flounder tested had tumors. In 1994, the state opened a new primary water treatment plant, and in 1996, a second new treatment facility also began operation.

Between 1978 and 1985, Massachusetts averaged 24 air pollution (i.e., ozone) violation days per year; between 1985 and 1993, the average dropped to 14. Since 1990, the state has averaged 7 violation days per year. With the adoption of Massachusetts acid rain legislation in 1985, sulfur dioxide output from Massachusetts sources has been cut by 17%. Additional decreases, particularly from out-of-state power plants, are expected to further cut sulfur dioxide emissions in half by 2000. In response to the Massachusetts Toxic Use Reduction Program and certain federal requirements, toxic air emissions were reduced by about a third between 1989 and 1996. In 2003, 9 million lb of toxic chemicals were released in the state.

The state's solid waste recycling and composting rate stood at 28% in 1994; its goal for 2000 was 46%. In the mid-1990s, 341 of the state's 351 communities had some type of recycling program, and about 49% of solid waste was incinerated. In 2003, Massachusetts had 411 hazardous waste sites listed in the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) database, 31 of which were on the National Priorities List as of 2006, including Materials Technology Laboratory (US Army), Otis Air National Guard Base, and South Weymouth Naval Air Station. In 2005, the EPA spent over $47.5 million through the Superfund program for the cleanup of hazardous waste sites in the state. The same year, federal EPA grants awarded to the state included $29.6 million for the drinking water state revolving fund program. A $771,279 grant was awarded to implement coastal beach monitoring projects and a $74,000 grant was awarded for a project to encourage food waste composting in the supermarket industry.

Since about 1900, the Commonwealth has protected 528,400 acres (208,730 hectares) through acquisitions or restrictions, an area equal to 10% of the total land mass of the state. In 1993/94, the state added 8,930 acres (3,614 hectares) to its stock of protected land, expending $41 million in the effort. Federal, county, local, and private nonprofit agencies and organizations provide another 375,680 acres (152,038 hectares) of open space.

POPULATION

As New England's most populous state, Massachusetts has seen its population grow steadily since colonial times. However, since the early 1800s, its growth rate has often lagged behind that of the rest of the nation. Massachusetts's population, according to the 1990 federal census, was 6,016,425 (13th in the nation), an increase of 4.9% over 1980, and much better than the 0.8% growth rate of the 1970s. Reasons behind the population lag include a birthrate well below the US average, and a net out-migration of 301,000 people between 1970 and 1983, the largest drop of all New England states.

Massachusetts ranked 13th in population in the United States with an estimated total of 6,398,743 in 2005, an increase of 0.8% since 2000. Between 1990 and 2000, Massachusetts's population grew from 6,016,425 to 6,349,097, an increase of 5.5%. The population is projected to reach 6.7 million by 2015 and 6.9 million by 2025. The population density in 2004 was 818.2 persons per sq mi, the third highest in the nation. In 2004 the median age was 38.1. Persons under 18 years old accounted for 22.8% of the population while 13.3% was age 65 or older.

The state's biggest city is Boston, which ranked 24th among the largest US cities with a population of 569,165 in 2004, up from an estimated 547,725 in 1994. Other large cities (with their 2004 estimated populations) are Worcester, 175,966, and Springfield, 152,091. The Greater Boston area had an estimated metropolitan population of 4,424,649.

ETHNIC GROUPS

Early industrialization helped make Massachusetts a mecca for many European migrants, particularly the Irish. As late as 1990 more than half of the population identified with at least one single ancestry group. As of 2000 the largest were the Irish (22.5% of the population), Italian (13.5%), English (11.4%), French (8%), Polish (5.1%), and Portuguese (4.4%). In that year, the foreign born numbered 772,983, or 12.2% of the state's population.

Massachusetts has always had a black population, and has contributed such distinguished figures as poet Phillis Wheatley and NAACP founder W.E.B. DuBois (the first black Ph.D. from Harvard) to US cultural and public life. A sizable class of black professionals has developed, and the 20th century has seen an influx of working-class blacks from southern states. In 2000 there were 343,454 black Americans in Massachusetts, 5.4% of the population. Blacks constituted more than 25% of Boston's population. In 2004, 6.8% of Massachusetts' population was black. The state also had 428,729 Hispanics and Latinos in 2000, predominantly Puerto Rican and Dominican. In 2004, 7.7% of the population was of Hispanic or Latino origin.

Greater Boston has a small, well-organized Chinatown; in the suburbs reside many Chinese professionals and businesspeople, as well as those connected with the region's numerous educational institutions. Statewide, there were 84,392 Chinese in 2000 (up from 47,245 in 1990), 33,962 Vietnamese (up from 13,101 in 1990), 19,696 Cambodians, 17,369 Koreans, and 10,539 Japanese. In 2000, the total Asian population was estimated at 238,124, and the Native American population (including Eskimos and Aleuts) totaled an estimated 15,015. Pacific Islanders numbered 2,489. In 2004, 4.6% of the population was Asian, 0.3% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.1% of Pacific Island origin. That year, 1.3% of the population reported origin of two or more races. Cape Cod has settlements of Portuguese fishermen, as has New Bedford.

LANGUAGES

Some general Algonkian loanwords and a few place-namessuch as Massachusetts itself, Chicopee, Quebbin, and Naukeagare the language echoes of the Massachuset, Pennacook, and Mahican Indians so historically important in the founding of Massachusetts Bay Colony and Old Colony, now Plymouth.

On the whole, Massachusetts English is classed as Northern, but early migration up the Connecticut River left that waterway a sometimes sharp, sometimes vague boundary, setting off special variations within the eastern half of the state. Two conspicuous but now receding features long held prestige because of the cultural eminence of Boston: the absence of /r/ after a vowel, as in fear and port, and the use of a vowel halfway between the short /a/ of cat and /ah/ in half and past as well as in car and park. Eastern Massachusetts speakers are likely to have /ah/ in orange and to pronounce on and fog with the same vowel as in form. In the east, a sycamore is a buttonwood, a tied and filled quilt is a comforter, a creek is a saltwater inlet, and pancakes may be called fritters.

Around Boston are heard the intrusive /r/ as in "the lawr of the land," the /oo/ vowel in butcher, tonic for soft drink, submarine for a large sandwich, and milkshake for a concoction lacking ice cream. West of the Connecticut River are heard the /aw/ sound in orange, /ah/ in on and fog, and the short /a/ of cat in half and bass;buttonball is a sycamore, and comfortable is a tied quilt.

In 2000, 81.3% of the population five years of age or older (down from 84.8% in 1990) spoke only English at home.

The following table gives selected statistics from the 2000 Census for language spoken at home by persons five years old and over.

LANGUAGE NUMBER PERCENT
Population 5 years and over 5,954,249 100.0
  Speak only English 4,838,679 81.3
  Speak a language other than English 1,115,570 18.7
Speak a language other than English 1,115,570 18.7
  Spanish or Spanish Creole 370,011 6.2
  Portuguese or Portuguese Creole 159,809 2.7
  French (incl. Patois, Cajun) 84,484 1.4
  Chinese 71,412 1.2
  Italian 59,811 1.0
  French Creole 43,519 0.7
  Russian 32,580 0.5
  Vietnamese 30,400 0.5
  Greek 28,819 0.5
  Polish 27,631 0.5
  Mon-Khmer, Cambodian 21,549 0.4
  German 20,029 0.3
  Arabic 18,742 0.3

RELIGIONS

While Protestant sects have contributed greatly to the state's history and development, more than half the state's population is Roman Catholic, a fact that has had a profound effect on Massachusetts politics and policies.

Both the Pilgrims, who landed on Plymouth Rock in 1620, and the Puritans, who formed the Massachusetts Bay Company in 1629, came to the land to escape harassment by the Church of England. These early communities were based on strict religious principles and forbade the practice of differing religions. Religious tolerance was included in the Charter of 1692, to protect the Baptists, Anglicans, and Catholics who had by then arrived in the colony.

The major influx of Roman Catholics came in the 1840s with the arrival of the Irish in Boston. By the 1850s, they had migrated to other towns and cities and formed the backbone of the state's industrial workforce. Later migration by Italian Catholics, German Catholics, and Eastern European Jews turned the state, by 1900, into a melting pot of religions and nationalities, although many of these minorities did not win substantial acceptance from the Protestant elite until the World War II era.

As of 2004, there were 3,033,367 Roman Catholics in Massachusetts, representing nearly half of the total population; the archdiocese of Boston held 2,077,487 members that year. The largest Protestant denominations in 2000 were: the Episcopal Church, 98,963; the United Methodist Church, 64,028; and the American Baptists (USA), 52,716. In 2005, the United Church of Christ reported a statewide membership of 89,264. The second largest religious affiliation is Judaism, with about 275,000 adherents in 2000. The Muslim population the same year was about 41,497 people. Though membership numbers were not available, reports noted that there were about 57 Buddhist congregations and 20 Hindu congregations throughout the state. About 35% of the population did not specify a religious affiliation.

Although small, the Church of Christ, Scientist, is significant to Massachusetts's history. Its first house of worship was founded in 1879 in Boston by Mary Baker Eddy, who four years earlier had published the Christian Science textbook Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. In Boston, the church continues to publish an influential newspaper, the Christian Science Monitor. Membership numbers are not published, but the church claims about 2,000 branch churches and societies in over 80 countries. Administrative and special group offices for the Unitarian Universalist Association are also located in Boston.

TRANSPORTATION

The first rail line in the United States, a 3-mi (5-km) stretch from the Neponset River to the granite quarries in Quincy, was built in 1826. The first steam railroad in New England, connecting Boston and Lowell, was completed seven years later. By the late 1830s, tracks were laid from Boston to Worcester and to Providence, Rhode Island, and during the next two decades, additional railroad lines opened up new cities for industrial expansion.

As of 2003, 10 railroads transported freight through Massachusetts: CSX Transportation, the state's sole Class I railroad; the Providence & Worcester and Guilford Rail, the state's regional railroads; and seven other local and switching and terminal railroads. In that same year, the state had 1,255 rail mi (2,020 km) of railroad. As of 2006, Boston was the northern terminus of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor route, linking New England with Washington, DC, via New York City and Philadelphia. East-west service from Boston to Chicago was also provided by Amtrak.

Commuter service is coordinated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), formed in 1964 to consolidate bus, commuter rail, high-speed trolley, and subway services to the 79 cities and towns in the Greater Boston area. The Boston subway, which began operation in 1897, is the oldest subway system in the United States. Boston also is one of the few cities in the United States with an operating trolley system. About 40% of all Bostonians commute to work by public transportation, the second-highest percentage in the nation, following New York City.

In 2004, there were 35,783 mi (57,610 km) of public roadways crisscrossing the state. The major highways, which extend from and through Boston like the spokes of a wheel, include I-95, which runs north-south; the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90), which runs west to the New York State border; I-93, which leads north to New Hampshire; State Highway 3 to Cape Cod; and State Highway 24 to Fall River. The other major road in the state is I-91, which runs north-south through the Connecticut River Valley. More than $3 billion was spent by all units of government for highways in 1997. In 2004, some 5.532 million motor vehicles registered in the state, of which about 3.486 were automobiles, approximately 1.898 million were trucks of all types, and around 11,000 were buses. There were also around 137,000 motorcycles registered with the state in that same year. There were 4,645,857 licensed driver's licenses in the state for 2004.

Because it is the major American city closest to Europe, Boston is an important shipping center for both domestic and foreign cargo. In 2004, a total of 25.796 million tons of cargo passed through the Port of Boston. All port activity is under the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Port Authority, which also operates Logan International Airport and Hanscom Field in Bedford. Fall River was another important port with a cargo total of 3.161 million tons that same year. In 2004, Massachusetts had 90 mi (144 km) of navigable inland waterways. In 2003, waterborne shipments totaled 30.655 million tons.

In 2005, Massachusetts had a total of 232 public and private-use aviation-related facilities. This included 76 airports, 137 heliports, 1 STOLport (Short Take-Off and Landing), and 18 seaplane bases. Logan International, near Boston, is the busiest airport in the state. In 2004, the airport had 12,758,020 enplanements, making it the 18th-busiest airport in the United States.

HISTORY

Some 15,000 years ago, when the last of the glaciers receded form the land we call Massachusetts, what remained was a rocky surface scoured of most of its topsoil. In time, however, forests grew to support a rich variety of wildlife. When the first Indians arrived from the south, game abounded and fish were plentiful in streams and along the coast. These first Indians were hunter-gatherers; their successors not only foraged for food but also cleared fields for planting corn (maize) and squash. Periodically they burned away the woodland underbrush, a technique of forest management that stimulated the vegetation that supported game. When English settlers arrived, they encountered five main Algonkian tribes: the Nauset, a fishing people on Cape Cod; the Wampanoag in the southeast; the Massachusetts in the northeast; the Nipmuc in the central hills; and the Pocumtuc in the west.

The earliest European explorersincluding the Norsemen, who may have reached Cape Codmade no apparent impact on these Algonkian groups, but in the wake of John and Sebastian Cabot's voyages (1497 and following), fishermen from England, France, Portugal, and Spain began fishing off the Massachusetts coast. By the mid-16th century, they were regularly going ashore to process and pack their catch. Within 50 years, fur trading with the Indians was established.

Permanent English settlement, which would ultimately destroy the Algonkian peoples, began in 1620 when a small band of Puritans left their haven at Leiden in the Netherlands to start a colony in the northern part of Virginia lands, near the Hudson River. Their ship, the Mayflower, was blown off course by an Atlantic storm, and they landed on Cape Cod before settling in an abandoned Wampanoag village they called Plymouth. Ten years later, a much larger Puritan group settled the Massachusetts Bay Colony, some miles to the north in Salem. Between 1630 and 1640, about 20,000 English people, chiefly Puritans, settled in Massachusetts with offshoots moving to Connecticut and Rhode Island.

The leaders of the Massachusetts settlement, most notably John Winthrop, a country gentleman with some legal training, intended to make their colony an exemplary Christian society. Though church and state were legally separate, they were mutually reinforcing agencies; thus, when Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson were separately found guilty of heresy in the 1630s, they were banished by the state. All male church members had a voice in both church and state leadership, though both institutions were led by college-educated men. In order to provide for future leaders, Harvard College (now Harvard University) was founded in 1636.

After the beginning of the English revolution in 1640, migration to Massachusetts declined abruptly. Farming soon overtook fishing and fur trading in economic importance; after the trade in beaver skins was exhausted, the remaining Indian tribes were decimated in King Philip's War (167576). Shipbuilding and Atlantic commerce also brought prosperity to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which was granted a new charter by King William and Queen Mary in 1692, merging Massachusetts and the colony of Plymouth. In that year, 19 people were executed for witchcraft on the gallows at Salem before Massachusetts authorities put a stop to the proceedings.

During the 18th century, settlement spread across the entire colony. Boston, the capital, had attained a population of 15,000 by 1730; it was an urbane community of brick as well as wooden buildings, with nearly a dozen church spires distinguishing its skyline by the 1750s. Religious revivals, also occurring elsewhere in America, swept Massachusetts in the 1730s and 1740s, rekindling piety and dividing the inhabitants into competing camps. Although the conflicts had ebbed by the 1750s, Massachusetts did not achieve unity again until the resistance to British imperial actions during the next two decades.

Up to this time, imperial government had rested lightly on Massachusetts, providing more advantages than drawbacks for commerce. The colony had actively supported British expeditions against French Canada, and supply contracts during the French and Indian War had enriched the economy. But the postwar recession after 1763 was accompanied by a new imperial policy that put pressure on Massachusetts as well as other colonies. None of the crown's three objectivestight regulation of trade, the raising of revenue, and elimination of key areas of colonial political autonomywere popular among the merchants, tradespeople, and farmers of Massachusetts. From 1765, when Bostonians violently protested the Stamp Act, Massachusetts was in the vanguard of the resistance.

At first, opposition was largely confined to Boston and surrounding towns, although the legislature, representing the entire colony, was active in opposing British measures. By December 1773, when East India Company tea was dumped into Boston harbor to prevent its taxation, most of the colony was committed to resistance. Newspaper polemics composed by Samuel Adams and his cousin John, among others, combined with the persuasive activities of the Boston Committee of Correspondence, helped convince a majority of Massachusetts residents that the slogan "no taxation without representation" stood for the preservation of their communities. When Parliament retaliated for the Tea Party by closing the port of Boston in 1774, rescinding the colony's 1692 charter, and remaking the government to put it under London's control, Massachusetts was ready to rebel. Military preparations began immediately on both sides. After almost a year of confrontation, battle began at Lexington and Concord on 19 April 1775. By this time, Massachusetts had the backing of the Continental Congress.

For Massachusetts, the battlefield experience of the Revolution was largely confined to 1775, the climaxes being the Battle of Bunker Hill and the British evacuation of Boston the following year. Thereafter, Massachusetts soldiers were active throughout the colonies, but the theater of action shifted southward. A new republican constitution, adopted in 1780, was the first state constitution to be submitted to the electorate for ratification.

Social and economic conditions in post-Revolutionary Massachusetts were much like those of the colonial era. Although the Shays Rebellion, an uprising of central and western farmers led by Daniel Shays in 178687, challenged the political hegemony of commercially oriented eastern leaders, the latter succeeded in maintaining their hold on the state. Massachusetts, which entered the Union on 6 February 1788, was the center of Federalism from 1790 until the mid-1820s. Although Jeffersonian Republicans and Jacksonian Democrats achieved substantial followings, Federalist policies, embodied in the Whigs in the 1830s and the Republicans from the late 1850s, were dominant. This political continuity was based on the importance of national commercial and industrial development to the state.

Even before 1800, it was clear that Massachusetts could not sustain growth in agriculture. Its soil had never been excellent, and the best lands were tired, having been worked for generations with little regard for conservation. Much of the state's population departed for New York, Ohio, and beyond during the first decades of the 19th century. Those who stayed maintained productive agriculture, concentrating more and more on fruits and dairying, but they also developed commerce and industry. At Waltham, Lowell, and Lawrence the first large-scale factories in the United States were erected, and smaller textile mills throughout the state helped to make Massachusetts a leader in the cloth industry. At Spring-field and Watertown, US armories led the way in metalworking, while shoes and leather goods brought prosperity to Lynn, and whale products and shipbuilding to New Bedford. By the 1850s, steam engines and clipper ships were both Bay State products.

The industrial development of Massachusetts was accompanied by a literary and intellectual flowering that was partly in reaction to the materialism and worldliness associated with urban and industrial growth. Concord, the home of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and a cluster of others, became the center of the transcendentalist movement in philosophy. Social reform also represented an assertion of moral values, whether in the field of education, health care, temperance, or penology. Abolitionism, the greatest of the moral reform efforts, found some of its chief leaders in Massachusetts, among them William Lloyd Garrison and Wendell Phillips, as well as a host of supporters.

In the years following the Civil War, Massachusetts emerged as an urban industrial state. Its population, fed by immigrants from England, Scotland, Germany, and especially Ireland, grew rapidly in the middle decades of the century. Later, between 1880 and 1920, another wave of immigrants came from French Canada, Italy, Russia, Poland, Scandinavia, Portugal, Greece, and Syria. Still later, between 1950 and 1970, black southerners and Puerto Ricans settled in the cities.

From the election of Lincoln in 1860 through the 1920s, Massachusetts was led by Protestant Yankee Republicans; most Democrats were Catholics. Class, ethnic, and religious tensions were endemic, occasionally erupting into open conflict. Three such episodes gained national attention. In 1912, immigrant textile workers in Lawrence were pitted against Yankee capitalists. A highly publicized strike of 1919 had the largely Irish-American police force rebelling against Yankees in city and state government, and brought Governor Calvin Coolidgewho suppressed the strike and refused to reinstate the striking policemento national prominence. In 1921, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian immigrant anarchists, were convicted for a payroll robbery and murder, though there was bitter controversy regarding the quality of the evidence against them. Before they were executed in 1927, their case and the issues it raised polarized political opinion throughout the United States. Subsequently, electoral competition between Democrats and Republicans emerged as a less divisive outlet for class and ethnic tensions. Since 1959, the Democrats have enjoyed ascendance statewide, and Republicans have won only when their candidates stood close to the Democrats on the issues. Party loyalties as such have waned, however.

The Massachusetts economy, relatively stagnant between 1920 and 1950, revived in the second half of the 20th century through a combination of an educated and skilled workforce, capital resources, and political clout. As the old industries and the mill cities declined, new high-technology manufacturing developed in Boston's suburban perimeter, centering on start-up manufacturing firms along Route 128 outside Boston. Electronics, computers, and defense-oriented industries led the way, stimulating a general prosperity in which service activities such as banking, insurance, health care, and higher education were especially prominent. As a result, white-collar employment and middle-class suburbs flourished, though run-down mill towns and Yankee dairy farms and orchards still dotted the landscape.

In this respect, as in its politics, Massachusetts resembled many other areas of the Northeast. It was a multiracial state in which the general welfare was defined by shifting coalitions of ethnic groups and special interests. From a national perspective, Massachusetts voters appeared liberal; the Bay State was the only one to choose Democrat George McGovern over President Richard M. Nixon in 1972, and, since the 1970s, has been a perennially secure base for Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Yet Boston was also the site of some of the most extreme anti-integration tension during the same era; Massachusetts was simultaneously a center of efforts in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment and against abortion.

Massachusetts's defiance of political categories continued into the 1990s. In 1990, blaming the current governor, Democrat Michael Dukakis, for the economy's decline, Massachusetts voters elected a Republican, William Weld, as governor. Yet Weld in fact espoused a blend of liberal and conservative positions. A fiscal conservative who called for cutting taxes and reducing programs such as Medicaid and state employee pension plans, Weld took a liberal stance on social issues, supporting gay rights, abortion rights, and strict protection of the environment. In August 1997, Weld resigned as governor to pursue an appointment as ambassador to Mexico.

Beginning in 1989, the Massachusetts economy declined dramatically, losing 14% of its total jobs in three years. Like other parts of New England, Massachusetts was hit hard by the recession of the early 1990s, and the state's economic woes were aggravated by the collapse in the late 1980s of speculative real estate ventures. The saturation of the real estate market forced retrenchments not only of that industry but of construction as well. By 1992, a number of indications suggested that a recovery had begun to take hold, aided in part by the privatization of highway maintenance, prison health care, and some other state-run operations.

By the mid-1990s, the Massachusetts economy was in the midst of a vigorous upturn, credited largely to the strength of its leading local industries, including software and mutual funds, and the health of the US economy as a whole. In 1996 the state's unemployment level fell to 4%, the lowest it had been since 1989. By 1999 the unemployment rate had dropped further, to 3.2%. Its 1998 per capita income of $32,902 was the third highest in the nation and had grown at the second-fastest rate (second only to that of Wyoming). Massachusetts' per capital personal income was $41,801 in 2004, second highest in the nation, behind Connecticut.

Despite that record, the thriving economy came to an abrupt halt in 2001, as the United States entered a recession marked by a large increase in job losses. In 2003, Massachusetts had a $3 billion budget deficit. Issues facing the legislature that year included Medicaid spending and a prescription drug program for senior citizens. The state Senate had approved a measure calling for a ban on smoking in the workplace, which was being considered by the House of Representatives. (This ban on smoking in the workplace, including in bars and restaurantsprivate clubs and cigar bars exceptedcame into effect in July 2004.) In addition, the state was considering the legality of same-sex marriages. Republican governor Mitt Romney, a business executive and fiscal conservative elected in 2002, took a liberal stand on some social issues, such as supporting abortion choice and gay rights, but he also advocated reinstatement of the death penalty. Romney recommended a 0.3% reduction in the personal income tax for his 2006 budget, from 5.3% to 5.0%.

Balancing development with environmental conservation was among the issues the state grappled with at the dawn of the 21st century. In 2000 the legislature approved a statewide initiative to preserve open space through local land-acquisition funds. The funds were to come from a $20 surcharge on all transactions at the Registry of Deeds and Land Court; communities would also be given the option to allow voters to approve a property tax increase of up to 3% to support the measure.

The state was the setting of a national controversy in April 2000: in a report condemning lax oversight of the largest public works project in US history, a federal task force charged that managers of Boston's multibillion-dollar highway project intentionally concealed cost overruns. Known as "Big Dig," the massive project includes building a 10-lane expressway under Boston and extending the Massachusetts Turnpike beneath Boston Harbor to Logan International Airport. State officials had revealed in February that the project, which began in 1991, was $1.4 billion over its $10.8 billion budget, making it more expensive than the Boston Harbor cleanup. The project to restore the harbor, considered the nation's filthiest in 1990, was drawing to a successful close in 2000, in spite of cost overruns. Portions of the highway project, including the extension of I-90 through the Ted Williams Tunnel to Logan Airport were completed in January 2003. During 2004, the old elevated Central Artery (formerly I-93) came down, creating 27 acres for a new tree-lined boulevard and cross streets, sidewalks, parks, and other refurbished open space. As of October 2005, 97% of the construction on the Big Dig project was complete.

Massachusetts was at the center of the sexual abuse scandals plaguing the Catholic Church in the early 2000s. Cardinal Bernard F. Law stepped down as Archbishop of Boston in December 2002 after widespread criticism of his handling of charges that priests sexually abused children, and of allegations of cover-ups. The Vatican replaced Law with Sean Patrick O'Malley as Archbishop of Boston in 2003.

In November 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Court became the first state supreme court in the nation to rule that same-sex marriages were legal. The court ruled that denying individuals from the "protections, benefits, and obligations of civil marriage solely because that person would marry a person of the same sex violates the Massachusetts constitution." Massachusetts became the first state to legally allow gay marriages to take place on 17 May 2004. In September 2005, the Massachusetts state legislature rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment that would have banned gay marriage but allowed civil unions.

STATE GOVERNMENT

The first state constitution, drawn up soon after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, was rejected by the electorate. A revised draft was not approved by the state voters until 15 June 1780, following two constitutional conventions. This constitution, as amended (120 times by January 2005), governs Massachusetts and is, according to the state, the oldest written constitution in the world still in effect.

The legislature of Massachusetts, known as the General Court, is composed of a 40-member Senate and 160-member House of Representatives, all of whom are elected every two years in even-numbered years. Annual legislative sessions begin the first Wednesday in January and must conclude by November 15 one year and by July 31 the following year. Additionally, legislators may petition to convene special sessions. Members of the Senate must have resided in Massachusetts for at least five years and must be residents of their districts; representatives must have lived in their districts for at least one year prior to election. The minimum age for all legislators is 18, and they must be qualified voters. The legislative salary was $53,379.93 in 2004.

The governor and lieutenant governor are elected jointly every four years. The governor appoints all state and local judges, as well as the heads of the executive offices. Both the governor and lieutenant governor must have resided in the state for at least seven years; there is no minimum age specified for the offices. As of December 2004, the governor's salary was $135,000 (Gov. Mitt Romney waives his salary). Other elected officials include the attorney general, secretary of the commonwealth, treasurer and receiver-general, and auditor of the commonwealth. All serve four-year terms.

Any Massachusetts citizen may file a bill through a state legislator, or a bill may be filed directly by a legislator or by the governor. To win passage, a bill must gain a majority vote of both houses of the legislature. After a bill is passed, the governor has 10 days in which to sign it, return it for reconsideration (usually with amendments), veto it, or hold onto it until after the legislature adjourns ("pocket veto"). A veto may be overridden by a two-thirds vote of the members present in both houses.

An amendment to the constitution may be introduced by any house or Senate member (legislative amendment); if it is approved by two successive sessions of the legislature, the amendment is then submitted to the voters at the next general election. An amendment may also be introduced by a petition signed by 3% of the total votes cast for governor in the last state election, which must be at least 25,000 qualified voters, and that is presented in a joint session of the General Court. No more than one-fourth of the signatures may come from any one county. The majority vote on the amendment must be 30% of the total ballots cast at the election.

To vote in a Massachusetts district, a person must be a US citizen, at least 18 years old, and a state resident. Convicted felons and those declared mentally incompetent by the court may not vote.

POLITICAL PARTIES

The Federalist Party, represented nationally by John Adams, dominated Massachusetts in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The state turned to the Whig Party in the second quarter of the 19th century. Predominantly Yankee in character, the Whigs supported business growth, promoted protective tariffs, and favored such enterprises as railroads and factories. The new Republican Party, to which most Massachusetts Whigs gravitated when their party split in the 1850s, was a prime mover of abolitionism and played an important role in the election of Abraham Lincoln as president in 1860. Republicans held most of the major state elective offices, as well as most US congressional seats, until the early 1900s.

The Democratic Party's rise starting in the 1870s was tied directly to massive Irish immigration. Other immigrant groups also gravitated toward the Democrats, and in 1876, the state's first Democratic congressman was elected. In 1928, the state voted for Democratic presidential candidate Alfred E. Smith, a Roman Catholic, the first time the Democrats won a majority in a Massachusetts presidential election. Democrats have subsequently, for the most part, dominated state politics. In 1960, John F. Kennedy, who had been a popular US senator from Massachusetts, became the first Roman Catholic president in US history. Since then the state has voted for all Democratic presidential candidates except Republican Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984; in 1972, it was the only state carried by Democrat George McGovern. Massachusetts chose its native son, Democratic governor Michael Dukakis, for president in 1988 and voted again for a Democrat in the next three elections, giving Al Gore 60% of the vote, Republican George W. Bush 33%, and Green Party candidate Ralph Nader 6% in 2000. In 2004, state voters gave native son, Democrat John Kerry, 53.4% of the vote to incumbent George W. Bush's 44.6%. In 2004 there were 3,973,000 registered voters. In 1998, 37% of registered voters were Democratic, 13% Republican, and 50% unaffiliated or members of other parties. The state had 12 electoral votes in the 2004 presidential election.

From 1990 to 1997, the governorship was held by a Republican, William Weld. Weld resigned in 1997 to pursue an appointment as ambassador to Mexico, at which time he was succeeded by lieutenant governor and fellow Republican Argeo Paul Cellucci. Cellucci was elected in his own right in November 1998. In 2002, Republican Mitt Romney was elected governor. Following the 2004 election, the US Senate seats for Massachusetts were held by Democrats Edward Kennedy (last elected in 2000) and John Kerry (last elected in 2002). In 2003, Kerry launched an unsuccessful campaign for the presidency. The 10-member US House delegation following the 2004 elections again consisted entirely of Democrats. In December 2005 the Massachusetts state Senate had 34 Democrats and 6 Republicans, while the state House of Representatives, known as the General Court, had 139 Democrats, 20 Republicans, with 1 Independent.

Massachusetts Presidential Vote by Political Party, 19482004
YEAR ELECTORAL VOTE MASSACHUSETTS WINNER DEMOCRAT REPUBLICAN SOCIALIST LABOR PROGRESSIVE
*Won US presidential election.
1948 16 *Truman (D) 1,151,788 909,370 5,535 38,157
1952 16 *Eisenhower (R) 1,083,525 1,292,197 1,957 4,636
1956 16 *Eisenhower (R) 948,190 1,393,197 5,573
1960 16 *Kennedy (D) 1,487,174 976,750 3,892
1964 14 *Johnson 1,786,422 549,727 4,755
AMERICAN IND.
1968 14 Humphrey (D) 1,469,218 766,844 6,180 87,088
SOC. WORKERS AMERICAN
1972 14 McGovern (D) 1,332,540 1,112,178 10,600 2,877
1976 14 *Carter (D) 1,429,475 1,030,276 8,138 7,55
LIBERTARIAN
1980 14 *Reagan (R) 1,048,562 1,054,213 21,311
1984 13 *Reagan (R) 1,239,600 1,310,936
NEW ALLIANCE
1988 13 Dukakis (D) 1,401,415 1,194,635 24,251 9,561
IND. (Perot)
1992 12 *Clinton (D) 1,318,639 805,039 9,021 630,731
1996 12 *Clinton (D) 1,571,763 718,107 20,426 227,217
GREEN
2000 12 Gore (D) 1,616,487 878,502 16,366 173,564
2004 12 Kerry (D) 1,803,800 1,071,109 15,022 10,623

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

As of 2005, Massachusetts had 14 counties, 45 municipal governments, 349 school districts, and 403 special districts. In 2002 there were also 306 townships.

In most counties, which mostly serve judicial purposes, executive authority is vested in commissioners elected to four-year terms. Other county officials include the register of probate and family court, sheriff, clerk of courts, county treasurer, and register of deeds.

All Massachusetts cities are governed by mayors and city councils. Towns are governed by selectmen, who are usually elected to either one- or two-year terms. Town meetingsa carryover from the colonial period, when every taxpayer had an equal voice in town governmentstill take place. By state law, to be designated as a city, a place must have at least 12,000 residents. Towns with more than 6,000 inhabitants may hold representative town meetings limited to elected officials.

In 2005, local government accounted for about 233,729 full-time (or equivalent) employment positions.

STATE SERVICES

To address the continuing threat of terrorism and to work with the federal Department of Homeland Security, homeland security in Massachusetts operates under the authority of state statute; activities are overseen by the public safety director.

State services are provided through the 14 executive offices and major departments that constitute the governor's cabinet. The heads of these departments are appointed by the governor. The Ethics in Massachusetts State Government organization distributes information on state government scandals.

Educational services are administered by the Department of Education. Included under its jurisdiction are the State Board of Education and Board of Higher Education, the Massachusetts community college and state college systems, the University of Massachusetts, the Council of the Arts and Humanities, and the State Library.

The Executive Office of Transportation supervises the Department of Public Works and has responsibility for the planning and development of transportation systems within the state, including the Massachusetts Port Authority, the Massachusetts Highway Department, the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Registry of Motor Vehicles, and the Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission.

All public health, mental health, youth, and veterans' programs are administered by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Also under its jurisdiction is the Department of Public Health. The Executive Office of Public Safety includes the Department of Correction, Emergency Management Agency, National Guard, and State Police.

The Executive Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation regulates state standards and registers professional workers. The departments of telecommunications and energy are also part of this office, as are the divisions regulating banks and insurance. Housing services are provided through the Department of Housing and Community Development.

The Executive Office of Environmental Affairs protects the state's marine and wildlife, and monitors the quality of its air, water, and food. Labor and industrial relations are monitored through the Department of Labor, which administers the minimum wage law, occupational safety laws, and child labor laws, among others. The Executive Office of Economic Development helps to improve the economic climate in the state and promotes exports and tourism.

JUDICIAL SYSTEM

All statewide judicial offices are filled by the governor, with the advice and consent of the executive council.

The Supreme Judicial Court, composed of a chief justice and six other justices, is the highest court in the state. It has appellate jurisdiction in matters of law and also advises the governor and legislature on legal questions. The superior courts, actually the highest level of trial court, have a chief justice and 79 other justices; these courts hear law, equity, civil, and criminal cases, and make the final determination in matters of fact. The appeals court, consisting of a chief justice and 13 other justices, hears appeals of decisions by district and municipal courts. There are also district and municipal courts and trial court judges. Other court systems in the state include the land court, probate and family court, housing court (with divisions in Boston and Hampden counties), and juvenile court (with divisions in Boston, Springfield, Worcester, and Bristol counties).

As of 31 December 2004, a total of 10,144 prisoners were held in Massachusetts' state and federal prisons, a decrease from 10,232 of 0.9% from the previous year. As of year-end 2004, a total of 741 inmates were female, up from 708 or 4.7% from the year before. Among sentenced prisoners (one year or more), Massachusetts had an incarceration rate of 232 per 100,000 population in 2004.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Massachusetts in 2004, had a violent crime rate (murder/nonnegligent manslaughter; forcible rape; robbery; aggravated assault) of 458.8 reported incidents per 100,000 population, or a total of 29,437 reported incidents. Crimes against property (burglary; larceny/theft; and motor vehicle theft) in that same year totaled 157,825 reported incidents or 2,459.7 reported incidents per 100,000 people. Massachusetts has no death penalty.

Under Massachusetts' gun control laws, all guns must be registered, and there is a mandatory one-year jail sentence for possession without a permit.

In 2003, Massachusetts spent $299,944,420 on homeland security, an average of $48 per state resident.

ARMED FORCES

The military installations located in Massachusetts in 2004 had 4,382 active-duty military personnel, 7,315 National Guard and Reserve, and 3,049 civilian personnel. The largest installation in the state is the Laurence G. Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford. Other installations include the Army reserve and development center at Natick, Westover Air Reserve Base, one of 11 Air Force Reserve host bases, home to the 439th Airlift Wing, and, the Navy's South Weymouth Naval Air Station closed in 1997 and redeveloped for multiple uses including parks and recreation. Defense contracts awarded in 2004 totaled $6.96 billion, eighth-highest in the United States for that year. In addition, Massachusetts received another $1.1 billion in defense payroll spending, including retired military pay.

There were 490,882 military veterans living in the state in 2003, of which 90,933 served in World War II; 65,672 during the Korean conflict; 142,892 during the Vietnam era; and 51,292 during the Persian Gulf War. In 2004, expenditures on veterans exceeded $1.3 billion.

As of 31 October 2004, the Massachusetts State Police employed 2,199 full-time sworn officers.

MIGRATION

Massachusetts was founded by the migration of English religious groups to its shores, and for over a century their descendants dominated all activity in the state. The first non-English to enter Massachusetts in significant numbers were the Irish, who migrated in vast numbers during the 1840s and 1850s. By 1860, one-third of Boston's population was Irish, while nearly one-fourth of Middlesex and Norfolk counties and one-fifth of the inhabitants of Berkshire, Bristol, Essex, and Hampden counties were Irish-born. Other ethnic groupssuch as the Scottish, Welsh, Germans, and Poleswere also entering the state at this time, but their numbers were small by comparison. During the late 1880s and 1890s, another wave of immigrantsfrom Portugal, Spain, Italy, Russia, and Greecearrived. Irish and Italians continued to enter the state during the 20th century.

A slow but steady migration from Massachusetts farm communities began during the mid-l700s and continued well into the 1800s. The first wave of farmers resettled in northern Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Later farmers moved to New York's Mohawk Valley, Ohio, and points farther west. Out-migration has continued into recent times: from 1970 to 1990, Massachusetts lost nearly 400,000 residents in net migration to other states but experienced an overall net increase from migration of 59,000 due to migration from abroad. Between 1990 and 1998, the state had a net loss of 237,000 in domestic migration and a net gain of 135,000 in international migration. In 1996, Massachusetts's foreign-born population numbered 591,000, or nearly 10% of the state's total population. In 1998, 15,869 foreign immi-grants arrived in Massachusetts, the 8th-highest total of any state for that year. Between 1990 and 1998, the state's overall population increased 2.2%. In the period 200005, net international migration was 162,674 and net internal migration was 236,415, for a net loss of 73,741 people.

The only significant migration from other areas of the United States to Massachusetts has been the influx of southern blacks since World War II. According to census estimates, Massachusetts gained 84,000 blacks between 1940 and 1975; between 1990 and 1998, the black population grew from 300,000 to 395,000 persons, mostly in the Boston area.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION

Massachusetts participates in numerous regional agreements, including the New England Interstate Corrections, Police, Board of Higher Education, Radiological Health Protection, and Interstate Water Pollution Control compacts. The state is also a party to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Compact, the Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Compact, the Bay State-Ocean State Compact with Rhode Island, the Merrimack River Basin Flood Control Compact, the Thames River Flood Control Compact, and the Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Compact.

Border agreements include the Connecticut-Massachusetts Boundary Compact (ratified by Massachusetts in 1908), the Massachusetts-New York Compact of 1853, and the Massachusetts-Rhode Island Compact of 1859. During fiscal year 2001, the state received over $9.7 billion in federal grants. Following a national trend, that amount was decreased significantly to $8.589 billion in fiscal year 2005, an estimated $8.892 billion in fiscal year 2006, and an estimated $8.217 billion in fiscal year 2007.

ECONOMY

From its beginnings as a farming and seafaring colony, Massachusetts became one of the most industrialized states in the country in the late 19th century and, more recently, a leader in the manufacture of high-technology products.

During the colonial and early national periods, the towns of Salem, Gloucester, Marblehead, and Boston, among others, gave the state strong fishing and shipbuilding industries. Boston was also an important commercial port and a leading center of foreign commerce. Agriculture was important, but productivity of the rocky soil was limited, and by the mid-1800s, farming could not sustain the expanding population. The opening of the Erie Canal, and subsequent competition with cheaper produce grown in the West, hastened agriculture's decline in the Bay State.

Massachusetts's rise as a center of manufacturing began in the early 1800s, when cottage industries developed in small farming communities. Large factories were then built in towns with water power. The country's first "company town," Lowell, was built in the early 1820s to accommodate the state's growing textile industry. Throughout the rest of the 19th century, the state supplied the nation with most of its shoes and woven goods.

Underbid by cheap labor in the south and in other countries, the shoe and textile industries died a slow and painful death. Manufacturing remained central to Massachusetts's economy, however. Fueled in part by a dramatic increase in the Pentagon's budget during the Reagan administration which focused on high-technology weaponry, as well as by significant advances in information technology, high-tech companies sprung up around the periphery of Boston in the 1970s and early 1980s. Wholesale and retail trade, transportation and public utilities also prospered. In the late 1980s, the boom ended. The minicomputer industry failed to innovate at the same pace as its competitors elsewhere at the same time that the market became increasingly crowded, and defense contractors suffered from cuts in military spending. Between 1988 and 1991, jobs in both high-tech and non-high tech manufacturing declined by 17%. The early 1980s also saw the rise of speculative real estate ventures which collapsed at the end of the decade when the market became saturated. Employment in construction dropped 44% between 1988 and 1991, and real estate jobs declined 23.8%. Wholesale and retail trade lost 100,000 jobs. Hurt by unsound loans, banks were forced to retrench. Unemployment rose to 9% in 1991.

The economy recovered in the 1990s, as evidenced by several banks' announcement of new lending programs as well as a reduction in the unemployment rate to 4% by 1997. Annual growth rates soared to 7.8% in 1998,6.8% in 1999 and 9.8% in 2000 as Massachusetts benefited from information technology (IT) and stock market booms of the late 1990s. However, in the collapse of the dot.com bubble in the national recession of 2001, Massachusetts was the hardest hit among the New England economies, as growth abruptly plummeted to 1.7% in 2001. Continued weakness in national business investment and in equity markets continued to impede economic growth in Massachusetts in 2002.

Massachusetts's gross state product (GSP) in 2004 totaled $317.798 billion, of which real estate accounted for the largest portion at $43.439 billion or 13.6% of GSP, followed by manufacturing (durable and nondurable goods) at $34.912 billion (10.9% of GSP), and healthcare and social assistance at $26.353 billion (8.2% of GSP). In that same year, there were an estimated 599,389 small businesses in Massachusetts. Of the 178,752 businesses that had employees, a total of 175,217 or 98% were small companies. An estimated 18,822 new businesses were established in the state in 2004, down 0.9% from the year before. Business terminations that same year came to 20,270, down 7.3% from 2003. There were 315 business bankruptcies in 2004, down 20.5% from the previous year. In 2005, the state's personal bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13) filing rate was 278 filings per 100,000 people, ranking Massachusetts as the 50th highest in the nation.

INCOME

In 2005 Massachusetts had a gross state product (GSP) of $329 billion which accounted for 2.6% of the nation's gross domestic product and placed the state at number 13 in highest GSP among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2004 Massachusetts had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $42,176. This ranked third in the United States and was 128% of the national average of $33,050. The 19942004 average annual growth rate of PCPI was 4.8%. Massachusetts had a total personal income (TPI) of $270,235,901,000, which ranked 11th in the United States and reflected an increase of 5.8% from 2003. The 19942004 average annual growth rate of TPI was 5.4%. Earnings of persons employed in Massachusetts increased from $204,746,728,000 in 2003 to $218,451,912,000 in 2004, an increase of 6.7%. The 200304 national change was 6.3%.

The US Census Bureau reports that the three-year average median household income for 2002 to 2004 in 2004 dollars was $52,354 compared to a national average of $44,473. During the same period an estimated 9.8% of the population was below the poverty line as compared to 12.4% nationwide.

LABOR

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in April 2006 the seasonally adjusted civilian labor force in Massachusetts numbered 3,338,600, with approximately 163,900 workers unemployed, yielding an unemployment rate of 4.9%, compared to the national average of 4.7% for the same period. Preliminary data for the same period placed nonfarm employment at 3,218,000. Since the beginning of the BLS data series in 1976, the highest unemployment rate recorded in Massachusetts was 10.9% in January 1976. The historical low was 2.7% in December 2000. Preliminary nonfarm employment data by occupation for April 2006 showed that approximately 4.4% of the labor force was employed in construction; 9.4% in manufacturing; 17.7% in trade, transportation, and public utilities; 6.9% in financial activities; 14.5% in professional and business services; 18.4% in education and health services; 9.1% in leisure and hospitality services; and 12.7% in government.

Some of the earliest unionization efforts took place in Massachusetts in the early 1880s, particularly in the shipbuilding and construction trades. However, the most important trade unions to evolve were those in the state's textile and shoe industries. The workers had numerous grievances: shoebinders' salaries of $1.60-$2.40 a week during the 1840s, workdays of 14 to 17 hours, wages paid in scrip that could be cashed only at company stores (which charged exorbitantly high prices), and children working at dangerous machinery. In 1867, a seven-week-long shoemakers' strike at Lynn, the center of the shoe business, was at that time the longest strike in US history.

After the turn of the century, the state suffered a severe decline in manufacturing, and employers sought to cut wages to make up for lost profits. This resulted in a number of strikes by both the United Textile Workers and the Boot and Shoe Workers Union. The largest strike of the era was at Lawrence in 1912, when textile workers (led by a radical labor group, the Industrial Workers of the World) closed the mills, and the mayor called in troops in an attempt to reopen them. Although the textile and shoe businesses are no longer major employers in the state, the United Shoe Workers of America, the Brotherhood of Shoe and Allied Craftsmen, the United Textile Workers, and the Leather Workers International Union of America have their headquarters in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts was one of the first states to enact child labor laws. In 1842, it established the 10-hour day for children under 12. In 1867, it forbade employment for children under 10. The nation's first Uniform Child Labor Law, establishing an 8-hour day for children ages 14 to 16, was enacted by Massachusetts in 1913. Massachusetts was also the first state to enact minimum wage guidelines (1912).

The US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2005, a total of 402,000 of Massachusetts' 2,886,000 employed wage and salary workers were formal members of a union. This represented 13.9% of those so employed, up from 13.5% in 2004, and above the national average of 12%. Overall in 2005, a total of 431,000 workers (14.9%) in Massachusetts were covered by a union or employee association contract, which includes those workers who reported no union affiliation. Massachusetts is one of 28 states that does not have a right-to-work law.

As of 1 March 2006, Massachusetts had a state-mandated minimum wage rate of $6.75 per hour. In 2004, women in the state accounted for 48.3% of the employed civilian labor force.

AGRICULTURE

As of 2004, there were 6,100 farms in Massachusetts, covering 520,000 acres (210,000 hectares). Farming was mostly limited to the western Massachusetts counties of Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire, and southern Bristol County. Total agricultural income for 2005 was estimated at $390 million (47th of the 50 states), of which crops provided 76%. Although the state is not a major farming area, it is the second-largest producer of cranberries in the United States; production for 2004 was 180,400,000 lb, about 28% of the US total. Output totals for other crops in 2004 were as follows: corn for silage, 374,000 tons; hay, 181,000 tons; and tobacco, 989,000 lb. While of local economic importance, these figures are tiny fractions of US totals.

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

Massachusetts is not a major producer of livestock. The state had 48,000 cattle and calves worth around $52.8 million in 2005, and an estimated 12,000 hogs and pigs worth $1.3 million in 2004. Also during 2003, poultry farmers sold 863,000 lb (392,000 kg) of chickens, and the state produced an estimated 73 million eggs, worth around $4.8 million. An estimated 19,000 milk cows produced 332 million lb (151 million kg) of milk in 2003. During 2003, the state produced around 1.8 million lb (0.8 million kg) of turkeys worth $2.7 million.

FISHING

The early settlers earned much of their income from the sea. The first shipyard in Massachusetts opened at Salem Neck in 1637 and, during the years before independence, the towns of Salem, Newburyport, Plymouth, and Boston were among the colonies' leading ports. By 1807, Massachusetts's fishing fleet made up 88% of the US total. For much of the 19th century, Nantucket and, later, New Bedford were the leading US whaling centers. But with the decline of the whaling industry came a sharp drop in the importance of fishing to the livelihood of the state. By 1978, the fishing industry ranked 13th in importance of the 15 industries monitored by the state. However, the fishing ports of New Bedford and Gloucester were still among the busiest in the United States in 2004. New Bedford ranked first in the nation in catch value at $206.5 million and seventh in the nation for catch volume at 175.1 million lb (79.6 million kg). Gloucester was 12th in the nation in catch value ($42.7 million) and tenth in volume (113.3 million lb/51.5 million kg).

In 2004, Massachusetts ranked second in the nation for total commercial catch value at $326.1 million. The total catch volume that year was 336.9 million lb (153.1 million kg). The quahog catch of 14.1 million lb (6.4 million kg) was the second largest in the nation. The lobster catch was also the second largest with 11.3 million lb (5.1 million kg) valued at $51.5 million. Massachusetts was the leading producer of sea scallops with 28.1 million lb (12.8 million kg). In 2003, there were 232 fish processing and wholesale plants with an annual average of 4,504 employees in the state. The commercial fleet in 2001 had about 5,235 boats and vessels.

The state's long shoreline and many rivers make sport fishing a popular pastime for both deepsea and freshwater fishermen. The fishing season runs from mid-April through late October, with the season extended through February for bass, pickerel, panfish, and trout. In 2004, there were 203,139 fishing license holders.

FORESTRY

Forestry is a minor industry in the state. Forested lands cover about 3,126,000 acres (1,265,000 hectares), 76% of which are private lands. Wooded areas lost to urbanization in recent years have been offset by the conversion of inactive agricultural areas into forests. Red oak and white ash are found in the west; specialty products include maple syrup and Christmas trees. The wood and paper products industries require more pulp than the state currently produces. Lumber production in 2004 totaled 60 million board ft, 60% hardwood.

Massachusetts has the sixth-largest state park system in the nation, with 38 state parks and 74 state forests totaling some 273,000 acres (110,000 hectares). There are no national forests in Massachusetts.

MINING

According to preliminary data from the US Geological Survey (USGS), the estimated value of nonfuel mineral production by Massachusetts in 2003 was $186 million, a decrease from 2002 of about 4%.

By value, crushed stone, construction sand and gravel, and lime were the state's top three nonfuel mineral commodities in 2003, according to USGS data. Collectively, these commodities accounted for around 94% of the state's nonfuel mineral output, by value. According to preliminary figures for 2003, a total of 13.2 million metric tons of crushed stone, valued at $104 million, were produced, while 11.4 million metric tons of sand and gravel, worth $70.7 million, were produced. Massachusetts in 2003 was also a producer of dimension stone and common clays. Dimension stone output that year totaled 81,000 metric tons and was valued at $10.5 million, while output of common clays totaled 36,000 metric tons and was valued at $321,000, according to the preliminary data. Nationally, the state ranked fifth in dimension stone in 2003.

ENERGY AND POWER

As of 2003, Massachusetts had 69 electrical power service providers, of which 41 were publicly owned, 7 were investor owned, 4 were owners of independent generators that sold directly to customers, 9 were generation-only suppliers, and 8 were delivery-only providers. As of that same year there were 2,927,308 retail customers. Of that total, 2,456,890 received their power from investor-owned service providers. Publically owned providers had 382,808 customers, while 132 were independent generator or "facility" customers. Generation-only suppliers had 87,478 customers. There was no data on the number of delivery-only service customers.

Total net summer generating capability by the state's electrical generating plants in 2003 stood at 13.877 million kW, with total production that same year at 48.385 billion kWh. Of the total amount generated, only 4.2% came from electric utilities, with the remaining 95.8% coming from independent producers and combined heat and power service providers. The largest portion of all electric power generated, 22.423 billion kWh (46.3%), came from natural gas fired plants, with coal-fired plants in second place at 10.896 billion kWh (22.5%) and petroleum fueled plants in third at 7.459 billion kWh (15.4%). Nuclear power accounted for 10.3% of all power generated followed by other renewable power sources and hydroelectric sources.

In 2006, the Pilgrim power plant in Plymouth was Massachusetts' only operating nuclear power plant.

Boston Edison supplies electricity to the city of Boston; the rest of the state is served by 13 other companies, although a few municipalities do generate their own power. Power companies are regulated by the Department of Public Utilities, which establishes rates and monitors complaints from customers.

As of 2004, Massachusetts had no proven reserves of crude oil or coal, although oil exploration off the coast of Cape Cod did take place 1979 following a lengthy court battle. Environmentalists and fishermen had sought to prevent development of an oil industry in the region, which is one of the richest fishing grounds in the country. The state has no refineries.

The state consumes but does not produce natural gas. In 2004 about 373 billion cu ft (10.5 billion cu m) of natural gas were delivered. Slightly more than 30% of the gas sold was for residential use, 54% for industries and electricity generation, and 15% for commercial use.

The state encourages energy conservation and the development of alternative energy systems by granting tax credits to qualifying industries. Private researchers and the state have established demonstration projects for solar energy systems and other alternatives to fossil fuels.

INDUSTRY

Massachusetts was the nation's first major industrial state, and during the later part of the 19th century, it was the US leader in shoemaking and textile production. By 1860, the state was a major producer of machinery and milled nearly one-fourth of the country's paper.

Massachusetts remains an important manufacturing center. Nearly all the major manufacturing sectors had plants in Massachusetts's eastern counties. Significant concentrations of industrial machinery employment are in Attleboro, Wilmington, Worcester, and the Springfield area. Much of the manufacturing industry is located along Route 128, a superhighway that circles Boston from Gloucester in the north to Quincy in the south and is unique in its concentration of high-technology enterprises. Massachusetts's future as a manufacturing center depends on its continued preeminence in the production of computers, optical equipment, and other sophisticated instruments.

According to the US Census Bureau's Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) for 2004, Massachusetts' manufacturing sector covered some 20 product subsectors. The shipment value of all products manufactured in the state that same year was $76.538 billion. Of that total, computer and electronic product manufacturing accounted for the largest share at $20.757 billion. It was followed by chemical manufacturing at $9.254 billion; miscellaneous manufacturing at $6.437 billion; food manufacturing at $6.053 billion; and fabricated metal product manufacturing at $5.823 billion.

In 2004, a total of 302,263 people in Massachusetts were employed in the state's manufacturing sector, according to the ASM. Of that total, 179,747 were actual production workers. In terms of total employment, the computer and electronic product manufacturing industry accounted for the largest portion of all manufacturing employees at 58,806, with 25,353 actual production workers. It was followed by fabricated metal product manufacturing at 34,054 employees (24,028 actual production workers); miscellaneous manufacturing at 31,425 employees (19,006 actual production workers); machinery manufacturing at 23,887 employees (13,294 actual production workers); chemical manufacturing at 23,305 employees (10,354 actual production workers); and food manufacturing with 21,120 employees (13,743 actual production workers).

ASM data for 2004 showed that Massachusetts' manufacturing sector paid $14.895 billion in wages. Of that amount, the computer and electronic product manufacturing sector accounted for the largest share at $3.766 billion. It was followed by fabricated metal product manufacturing at $1.528 billion; chemical manufacturing at $1.501 billion; miscellaneous manufacturing at $1.354 billion; and machinery manufacturing at $1.327 billion.

COMMERCE

Massachusetts's machinery and electrical goods industries are important components of the state's wholesale trade, along with motor vehicle and automotive equipment, and paper and paper products. According to the 2002 Census of Wholesale Trade, Massachusetts' wholesale trade sector had sales that year totaling $127.1 billion from 9,333 establishments. Wholesalers of durable goods accounted for 5,546 establishments, followed by nondurable goods wholesalers at 2,826 and electronic markets, agents, and brokers accounting for 961 establishments. Sales by durable goods wholesalers in 2002 totaled $52.1 billion, while wholesalers of nondurable goods saw sales of $55.1 billion. Electronic markets, agents, and brokers in the wholesale trade industry had sales of $19.8 billion.

In the 2002 Census of Retail Trade, Massachusetts was listed as having 25,761 retail establishments with sales of $73.9 billion. The leading types of retail businesses by number of establishments were: food and beverage stores (4,529); clothing and clothing accessories stores (3,764); miscellaneous store retailers (2,979); and gasoline stations (2,333). In terms of sales, motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts dealers accounted for the largest share of retail sales at $17.6 billion, followed by food and beverage stores at $13.7 billion; general merchandise stores at $7.1 billion; and building material/garden equipment and supplies dealers $6.1 billion. A total of 359,149 people were employed by the retail sector in Massachusetts that year.

Exporters located in Massachusetts exported $22.04 billion in merchandise during 2005, ranking 10th in the nation.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Consumer protection in Massachusetts is handled by two state entities: the Executive Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, which serves as an information and referral center for consumer complaints and oversees the activities of many of the state's regulatory agencies; and the Office of the Attorney General which has a Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division that handles consumer complaints either through litigation or nine face-to-face mediation programs. The Massachusetts Consumer Council also advises the governor and legislature and there are many local consumer councils.

When dealing with consumer protection issues, the state's Attorney General's Office can initiate civil and criminal proceedings; represent the state before state and federal regulatory agencies; administer consumer protection and education programs; handle formal consumer complaints; and exercise broad subpoena powers. In antitrust actions, the Attorney General's office can act on behalf of those consumers who are incapable of acting on their own; initiate damage actions on behalf of the state in state courts; initiate criminal proceedings; and represent counties, cities and other governmental entities in recovering civil damages under state or federal law.

The Executive Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation and the Attorney General Office's Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division are both located in Boston. The Attorney General's Office also has regional offices in New Bedford, Springfield and Worcester. County government consumer affairs offices are located in Greenfield, Northampton, Pittsfield, Quincy, Worcester, Boston, Cambridge, Fall River, Haverhill, Hyannis, Lawrence, Lowell, Medford, Natick, Newton, North Weymouth, Plymouth, Revere, Springfield and Waltham.

BANKING

By the mid-1800s, Boston had developed into a major banking center whose capital financed the state's burgeoning industries. As of 2005 banking remained an important sector of the state's economy.

As of June 2005, Massachusetts had 195 insured banks, savings and loans, and saving banks, plus 103 state-chartered and 149 federally chartered credit unions (CUs). Excluding the CUs, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy market area accounted for the largest portion of the state's financial institutions and deposits in 2004, with 154 institutions and $141.035 billion in deposits. As of June 2005, CUs accounted for 8.8% of all assets held by all financial institutions in the state, or some $22.128 billion. Banks, savings and loans, and savings banks collectively accounted for the remaining 91.2% or $230.670 billion in assets held.

State chartered savings banks, trust companies, co-operative banks, credit unions, and other financial service providers, including mortgage lenders and brokers, debt collection agencies, foreign transmittal agencies, check cashers, and credit grantors, are regulated by the state's Division of Banks, within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The division administers the state's banking laws and oversees bank and financial institution practices and policies.

In 2004, the median percentage of past-due/nonaccrual loans to total loans stood at 0.60%, down from 0.70% in 2003. In that same year, the median net interest margin (the difference between the lower rates offered to savers and the higher rates charged on loans) for the state's insured institutions stood at 3.50%, down from 3.54% in 2003. Around 82% of insured institutions headquartered in Massachusetts are savings institutions, and residential real estate loans make up some 65% of the average loan portfolio.

INSURANCE

Insurance is an important business in Massachusetts, and some of the largest life and property and casualty insurance companies in the nation have their headquarters in Boston.

In 2004 there were over 3.1 million individual life insurance policies in force with a total value of over $349 billion; total value for all categories of life insurance (individual, group, and credit) was about $571 billion. The average coverage amount is $111,700 per policy holder. Death benefits paid that year totaled at over $1.2 billion.

As of 2003, there were 55 property and casualty and 19 life and health insurance companies domiciled in the state. In 2004, direct premiums for property and casualty insurance totaled $11.8 billion. That year, there were 40,473 flood insurance policies in force in the state, with a total value of $7.1 billion. About $39 billion of coverage was held through FAIR plans, which are designed to offer coverage for some natural circumstances, such as wind and hail, in high risk areas.

On 4 April 2006, the Massachusetts legislature approved a bill designed to make the purchase of health insurance a requirement for all state residents by 1 July 2007. The governor accepted most of the bill into law on 13 April. Under the terms of the bill, government subsidies will be available to assist low-income residents and employers with 11 employees or more may be required to either provide coverage for their workers or to pay an annual per employee fee to the government. Beginning in January 2008, residents could be required to report information concerning their health insurance policy on their state income tax return. Those who do not provide such proof of coverage may lose their personal state tax exemption and face penalties of up to half the cost of the lowest priced insurance policy. This bill, the first such legislation in the United States, is designed to address the issue of paying for the health care for over 500,000 of uninsured and underinsured residents.

In 2004, 60% of state residents held employment-based health insurance policies, 4% held individual policies, and 25% were covered under Medicare and Medicaid; 11% of residents were uninsured. In 2003, employee contributions for employment-based health coverage averaged at 20% for single coverage and 24% for family coverage. The state offers an 18-month health benefits expansion program for small-firm employees in connection with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA, 1986), a health insurance program for those who lose employment-based coverage due to termination or reduction of work hours.

In 2003, there were over 4.1 million auto insurance policies in effect for private passenger cars. Required minimum coverage includes bodily injury liability of up to $20,000 per individual and $40,000 for all persons injured in an accident, as well as property damage liability of $5,000. Personal injury protection and uninsured motorist coverage are also mandatory. In 2003, the average expenditure per vehicle for insurance coverage was $1,051.60, which ranked as the fourth-highest average in the nation (after New Jersey, New York, and the District of Columbia).

New England Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Boston was the first mutual company to be chartered in the United States and remains one of the largest firms in the business. John Hancock Mutual Life, also of Boston, is one of the largest life insurance companies in the United States.

All aspects of the insurance business in Massachusetts, including the licensing of agents, and brokers and the examination of all insurance companies doing business in the state, are controlled by the Division of Insurance, under the Executive Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.

SECURITIES

The Boston Stock Exchange, founded in 1834, is the only stock exchange in Massachusetts. The BSE has approximately 200 members, handles over 2,000 stocks, and is the fastest-growing stock exchange in the United States (increasing trade volume tenfold during the 1990s). In 2005, there were 7,070 securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents employed in the state. In 2004, there were over 468 publicly traded companies within the state, with over 235 NASDAQ companies, 101 NYSE listings, and 64 AMEX listings. In 2006, the state had nine Fortune 500 companies; Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance (based in Springfield) ranked first in the state and 92nd in the nation with revenues of over $22.7 billion, followed by Raytheon (Waltham), Liberty Mutual Insurance Group (Boston), Staples (Framingham), and TJX Companies (Framingham). Staples is listed on NASDAQ while the other four companies are on the NYSE.

The Securities Division of the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth is responsible for licensing and monitoring all brokerage firms in the state.

PUBLIC FINANCE

The Massachusetts budget is prepared by the Executive Office of Administration and Finance and is presented by the governor to the legislature for revision and approval. The fiscal year (FY) runs from 1 July to 30 June.

Fiscal year 2006 general funds were estimated at $28.1 billion for resources and $25.5 billion for expenditures. In fiscal year 2004, federal government grants to Massachusetts were $13.8 billion.

In 5 January 2006 the Bush administration released $100 million in emergency contingency funds targeted to the areas with the greatest need, including $4.7 million for Massachusetts.

TAXATION

In 2005, Massachusetts collected $18,015 million in tax revenues or $2,815 per capita, which placed it seventh among the 50 states in per capita tax burden. The national average was $2,192 per capita. Sales taxes accounted for 21.6% of the total, selective sales taxes 10.5%, individual income taxes 53.8%, corporate income taxes 7.4%, and other taxes 6.7%.

As of 1 January 2006, Massachusetts had a single individual income tax bracket of 5.3%. The state taxes corporations at a flat rate of 9.5%.

In 2004, state and local property taxes amounted to $9,814,315,000 or $1,532 per capita. The per capita amount ranks the state seventh-highest nationally. Local governments collected $9,814,264,000 of the total and the state government $51,000.

Massachusetts taxes retail sales at a rate of 5%. Food purchased for consumption off-premises is tax exempt. The tax on cigarettes is 151 cents per pack, which ranks eighth among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Massachusetts taxes gasoline at 21 cents per gallon. This is in addition to the 18.4 cents per gallon federal tax on gasoline.

According to the Tax Foundation, for every federal tax dollar sent to Washington in 2004, Massachusetts citizens received $0.77 in federal spending.

ECONOMIC POLICY

The Executive Office of Economic Development is responsible for setting economic policy, promoting Massachusetts as a place to do business, increasing the job base, and generating economic activity in the Commonwealth.

The following agencies are within the Executive Office of Economic Development: Department of Business and Technology; Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation; Department of Labor; and Department of Workforce Development. Other agencies addressing issues of economic development are: the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency (Mass Development); the Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development; the Workforce Training Fund; the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment; the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, the Massachusetts Technology Development Corp., and the Department of Housing and Community Development.

Throughout most of the 1990's and up to 2002, the state economic development plan was guided by the 1993 report entitled "Choosing to Compete: A Statewide Strategy for Economic Growth and Job Creation." The Massachusetts Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP), launched in 1993, was a series of initiatives geared to stimulate job creation, attract new businesses, and help firms expand. There were 34 Economic Target Areas (ETAs) throughout the state. Cities and towns, in partnership with the Commonwealth and private enterprises, also developed economic programs to attract new business. In 2002, building on what was seen as the success of the Choosing to Compete campaign, the former Department of Economic Development issued a new framework entitled "Toward a New Prosperity: Building Regional Competitiveness Across the Commonwealth." The approach divides the state economy into seven regional clusters, each with unique developmental needs and potentials. Six overall goals were stated: to improve the business climate for all business clusters; to support entrepreneurship and innovation; to prepare the workforce for the future; to build an information infrastructure for the 21st century; to ensure that economic growth is compatible with communities and the environment, and to the improve the outcome from government actions.

HEALTH

The infant mortality rate in October 2005 was estimated at 5 per 1,000 live births. The birth rate in 2003 was 12.5 per 1,000 population. The abortion rate stood at 21.4 per 1,000 women in 2000. In 2003, about 90% of pregnant woman received prenatal care beginning in the first trimester. In 2004, approximately 89% of children received routine immunizations before the age of three.

The crude death rate in 2003 was 8.8 deaths per 1,000 population. As of 2002, the death rates for major causes of death (per 100,000 resident population) were: heart disease, 229.3; cancer, 216.5; cerebrovascular diseases, 55.4; chronic lower respiratory diseases, 42.7; and diabetes, 22.1. The mortality rate from HIV infection was 3.6 per 100,000 population. In 2004, the reported AIDS case rate was at about 8.8 per 100,000 population. In 2002, about 51.3% of the population was considered overweight or obese, representing the lowest percentage among the 50 states. As of 2004, about 18.4% of state residents were smokers.

MassachusettsState Government Finances
(Dollar amounts in thousands. Per capita amounts in dollars.)
AMOUNT PER CAPITA
Abbreviations and symbols:zero or rounds to zero; (NA) not available; (X) not applicable.
source: U.S. Census Bureau, Governments Division, 2004 Survey of State Government Finances, January 2006.
Total Revenue 41,615,765 6,495.36
  General revenue 32,979,924 5,147.48
    Intergovernmental revenue 8,997,317 1,404.29
    Taxes 16,839,243 2,628.26
      General sales 3,743,204 584.24
      Selective sales 1,859,410 290.22
      License taxes 664,556 103.72
      Individual income tax 8,830,334 1,378.23
      Corporate income tax 1,301,076 203.07
      Other taxes 440,663 68.78
    Current charges 2,594,314 404.92
    Miscellaneous general revenue 4,549,050 710.01
  Utility revenue 130,376 20.35
  Liquor store revenue - -
  Insurance trust revenue 8,505,465 1,327.53
Total expenditure 38,405,514 5,994.31
  Intergovernmental expenditure 6,202,583 968.09
  Direc expenditure 32,202,931 5,026.21
    Current operation 20,238,600 3,158.83
    Capital outlay 4,317,975 673.95
    Insurance benefits and repayments 4,318,252 673.99
    Assistance and subsidies 702,842 109.70
    Interest on debt 2,625,262 409.75
Exhibit: Salaries and wages 4,117,062 642.59
Total expenditure 38,405,514 5,994.31
  General expenditure 33,646,572 5,251.53
    Intergovernmental expenditure 6,202,583 968.09
    Direct expenditure 27,443,989 4,283.44
  General expenditures, by function:
    Education 7,580,759 1,183.20
    Public welfare 10,552,819 1,647.08
    Hospitals 414,685 64.72
    Health 686,758 107.19
    Highways 3,015,459 470.65
    Police protection 407,951 63.67
    Correction 972,276 151.75
    Natural resources 272,138 42.48
    Parks and recreation 305,471 47.68
    Government administration 1,389,776 216.92
    Interest on general debt 2,566,137 400.52
    Other and unallocable 5,482,343 855.68
  Utility expenditure 440,690 68.78
  Liquor store expenditure - -
  Insurance trust expenditure 4,318,252 673.99
Debt at end of fiscal year 50,981,152 7,957.10
Cash and security holdings 65,110,609 10,162.42

Programs for treatment and rehabilitation of alcoholics are administered by the Division of Alcoholism of the Department of Health, under the Executive Office of Human Services. The Division of Communicable Disease Control operates venereal disease clinics throughout the state and provides educational material to schools and other groups. The Division of Drug Rehabilitation administers drug treatment from a statewide network of hospital agencies and self-help groups. The state also runs a lead-poisoning prevention program. In Massachusetts, all health-care facilities are registered by the Department of Public Health. The Division of Health Care Quality inspects and licenses hospitals, clinics, school infirmaries, and blood banks every two years. Licensing of nursing homes is also under its control.

In 2003, Massachusetts had 79 community hospitals with about 16,000 beds. There were about 785,000 patient admissions that year and 19.6 million outpatient visits. The average daily inpatient census was about 11,900 patients. The average cost per day for hospital care was $1,631. Also in 2003, there were about 478 certified nursing facilities in the state with 52,323 beds and an overall occupancy rate of about 89.8%. In 2004, it was estimated that about 79.5% of all state residents had received some type of dental care within the year; this was the third-highest dental care percentage in country (after Connecticut and Minnesota). Massachusetts had 451 physicians per 100,000 resident population in 2004 and 1,201 nurses per 100,000 in 2005; these rates some of the highest healthcare worker-population rates in the nation. In 2004, there were a total of 5,143 dentists in the state.

Four prominent medical schools are located in the state: Harvard Medical School, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, and the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. In 2005, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston ranked third on the Honor Roll of Best Hospitals 2005 by U.S. News & World Report. In the same report, it ranked fifth in the nation for care of heart disease and heart surgery and twelfth for care of cancer. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston ranked twelfth on the Honor Roll and sixth for best care in heart disease and heart surgery. The Children's Hospital Boston was ranked as second in the nation for best pediatric care. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston was ranked fourth in the nation for cancer care.

About 25% of state residents were enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare programs in 2004. Approximately 11% of the state population was uninsured in 2004. In 2003, state health care expenditures totaled $7.7 million.

SOCIAL WELFARE

In 2004, about 239,000 people received unemployment benefits, with the average weekly unemployment benefit at $351. In fiscal year 2005, the estimated average monthly participation in the food stamp program included about 368,122 persons (176,121 households); the average monthly benefit was about $82.18 per person. That year, the total of benefits paid through the state for the food stamp program was about $363 million.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the system of federal welfare assistance that officially replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) in 1997, was reauthorized through the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. TANF is funded through federal block grants that are divided among the states based on an equation involving the number of recipients in each state. The Massachusetts TANF cash assistance program is called Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC), and the work program is called the Employment Services Program (ESP). In 2004, the state program had 108,000 recipients; state and federal expenditures on this TANF program totaled $355 million in fiscal year 2003.

In December 2004, Social Security benefits were paid to 1,066,620 Massachusetts residents. This number included 692,260 retired workers, 96,030 widows and widowers, 146,990 disabled workers, 47,430 spouses, and 83,910 children. Social Security beneficiaries represented 16.6% of the total state population and 90.7% of the state's population age 65 and older. Retired workers received an average monthly payment of $961; widows and widowers, $933; disabled workers, $883; and spouses, $483. Payments for children of retired workers averaged $480 per month; children of deceased workers, $677; and children of disabled workers, $266. Federal Supplemental Security Income payments in December 2004 went to 169,205 Massachusetts residents, averaging $438 a month.

HOUSING

Massachusetts's housing stock, much older than the US average, reflects the state's colonial heritage and its ties to English architectural traditions. Two major styles are common: colonial, typified by a wood frame, two stories, center hall entry, and center chimney; and Cape Cod, one-story houses built by fishermen, typified by shallow basements, shingled roofs, clapboard fronts, and unpainted shingled sides weathered gray by the salt air. Many new houses are also built in these styles.

As of 2004, there were an estimated 2,672,061 housing units in the state, of which 2,435,421 were occupied; 64.6% were owner-occupied. About 52.5% of all housing units were single-family, detached homes. About 37.1% of all units were built before or during 1939. Nearly 42% of all units rely on utility gas for heating and 33.6% use fuel oil or kerosene. It was estimated that 50,724 units lacked telephone service, 7,775 lacked complete plumbing facilities, and 10,402 lacked complete kitchen facilities. The average household had 2.55 members.

In 2004, 22,500 new housing units were authorized for construction. The median home value was $331,200, the fourth highest in the United States. The median monthly cost for mortgage owners was $1,645. Renters paid a median of $852 per month. In 2006, the state received over $34.3 million in community development block grants from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The city of Boston received over $20.9 million in community development block grants.

The Executive Office of Communities and Development administers federal housing programs for the state. The Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency finances the construction and rehabilitation of housing by private and community groups.

EDUCATION

Massachusetts has a long history of support for education. The Boston Latin School opened in 1635 as the first public school in the colonies. Harvard Collegethe first college in the United Stateswas founded the following year. In 1647, for the first time, towns with more than 50 people were required by law to establish tax-supported school systems. More firsts followed: the country's first board of education, compulsory school attendance law, train-ing school for teachers, state school for the retarded, and school for the blind. The drive for quality public education in the state was intensified through the efforts of educator Horace Mann, who during the 1830s and 1840s was also a leading force for the improvement of school systems throughout the United States.

In 2004, 86.9% of state residents age 25 or older were high school graduates, and 36.7% had completed four or more years of college. Total public school enrollment for fall 2002 stood at 983,000. Of these, 701,000 attended schools from kindergarten through grade eight, and 282,000 attended high school. Approximately 74.6% of the students were white, 8.8% were black, 11.5% were Hispanic, 4.7% were Asian/Pacific Islander, and 0.3% were American Indian/Alaskan Native. Total enrollment was estimated at 978,000 in fall 2003 and was expected to be 919,000 by fall 2014, a decline of 6.5% during the period 2002 to 2014. Expenditures for public education in 2003/04 were estimated at $11.7 billion or $10,693 per student, the sixth-highest among the 50 states. Since 1969, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has tested public school students nationwide. The resulting report, The Nation's Report Card, stated that in 2005 eighth graders in Massachusetts scored 292 out of 500 in mathematics compared with the national average of 278.

The early years of statehood saw the development of private academies, where the students could learn more than the basic reading and writing skills that were taught in the town schools at the time. Some of these private preparatory schools remain, including such prestigious institutions as Andover, Deerfield, and Groton. In fall 2003 there were 134,708 students enrolled in 688 private schools.

As of fall 2002, there were 431,224 students enrolled in college or graduate school; minority students comprised 20.4% of total postsecondary enrollment. In 2005 Massachusetts had 122 degree-granting institutions. The major public university system is the University of Massachusetts, with campuses at Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell, and a medical school at Worcester. The Amherst campus was established in 1863, and the Boston campus in 1965. The state has a total of 15 public colleges and universities, while the Massachusetts Board of Regional Community Colleges has 16 campuses.

Harvard University, which was established in Cambridge originally as a college for clergymen and magistrates, has grown to become one of the country's premier institutions. Also located in Cambridge are Radcliffe College (whose enrollment is included in Harvard's), founded in 1879, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT (1861). Mount Holyoke College, the first US college for women, was founded in 1837. Other prominent private schools and their dates of origin are Amherst College (1821); Boston College (1863); Boston University (1869); Brandeis University (1947); Clark University (1887); Hampshire College (1965); the New England Conservatory of Music (1867); Northeastern University (1898); Smith College (1871); Tufts University (1852); Wellesley College (1875); and Williams College (1793).

Among the tuition assistance programs available to state residents are the Massachusetts General Scholarships, awarded to thousands of college students annually, and Massachusetts Honor Scholarships, for outstanding performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The State Board of Education establishes standards and policies for the public schools throughout the state; its programs are administered by the Department of Education. Higher education planning and programs are under the control of the Higher Education Coordinating Council.

The landmark Education Reform Act of 1993 established new systems of financial support for public elementary and secondary schools and instituted major reforms in governance, professional development, student educational goals, curricula, and assessments.

ARTS

Boston is the center of artistic activity in Massachusetts, and Cape Cod and the Berkshires are areas of significant seasonal artistic activity. In 1979, Massachusetts became the first state to establish a lottery solely for funding the arts. Boston is the home of several small theaters, some of which offer previews of shows bound for Broadway. Well-known local theater companies include the American Repertory Theatre and the Huntington Theatre. The 2006/07 season marked the Huntington Theatre's 25th anniversary; productions that season included the pre-Broadway, Radio Golf and the world premiere, Mauritius. Of the regional theaters scattered throughout the state, the Williamstown Theater in the Berkshires and the Provincetown Theater on Cape Cod are especially noteworthy.

The Boston Symphony, one of the major orchestras in the United States, was founded in 1881, and its principal conductors have included Serge Koussevitzky, Charles Munch, Erich Leinsdorf, and Seiji Ozawa. Emmanuel Church in Boston's Back Bay is known for its early music concerts, and chamber music by first-rate local and internationally known performers is presented at the New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall and other venues throughout the city. During the summer, the Boston Symphony is the main attraction of the Berkshire Music Festival at Tangle-wood in Lenox. An offshoot of the Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops Orchestra, gained fame under the conductorship of Arthur Fiedler. Its mixture of popular, jazz, and light symphonic music continued under the direction of Fiedler's successors, John Williams and Keith Lockhart. As of the 2006, Lockhart still presided over the Boston Pops as director and opened the season with a performance featuring Elvis Costello. Boston is also the headquarters of the Boston Lyric Opera. Prominent in the world of dance are the Boston Ballet Company and the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in the Berkshires. Ploughshares, a literary journal published through Emerson College in Boston, has become well known nationally as a showplace for new writers.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council provides grants and services to support public programs in the arts, sciences, and the humanities. Grants are made to organizations, schools, communities and artists. In 2005, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and other arts organizations received 87 grants totaling $4,587,600 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities was founded in 1974. The foundation offers unique traveling seminars; the 2005 "Saudades de Portugal" seminar provided the opportunity to travel to Portugal. In 2005, the National Endowment for the Humanities contributed $7,502,287 to 79 state programs.

LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS

The first public library in the United States was established in Boston in 1653. Massachusetts has one of the most important university libraries in the country, and numerous museums and historical sites commemorate the state's rich colonial history. For the fiscal year ending in June 2001, Massachusetts had 371 public library systems, with a total of 490 libraries, of which 119 were branches. The system served 351 towns and cities, and had 30,465,000 volumes of books and serial publications on its shelves, with a total circulation of 45,803,000 in that same year. The system also had 858,000 audio and 742,000 video items, 39,000 electronic format items (CD-ROMs, magnetic tapes, and disks), and 10 bookmobiles. The major city libraries are in Boston, Worcester, and Springfield. In fiscal year 2001, operating income for the state's public libraries was $220,510,000 including $1,107,000 in federal grants and $20,725,000 in state grants.

The Boston Athenaeum, with 650,000 volumes, is the most noteworthy private library in the state. The American Antiquarian Society in Worcester has a 690,000-volume research library of original source material dating from colonial times to 1876.

Harvard University's library system is one of the largest in the world, with 14,311,152 volumes in 1999. Other major academic libraries are those of Boston University, the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), Smith College, and Boston College.

Boston houses a number of important museums, among them the Museum of Fine Arts with vast holdings of artwork including extensive Far East and French impressionists collections and American art and furniture, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Science, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Children's Museum. Harvard University's museums include the Fogg Art Museum, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and the Botanical Museum. Other museums of note are the Whaling Museum in New Bedford, the Essex Institute in Salem, the Worcester Art Museum, the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, the Bunker Hill Museum near Boston, and the National Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. In addition, many towns have their own historical societies and museums, including Historic Deerfield, Framingham Historical and Natural History Society, Ipswich Historical Society, Lexington Historical Society, and Marblehead Historical Society. Plymouth Plantation in Plymouth is a recreation of life in the 17th century, and Old Sturbridge Village, a working historical farm, displays 18th- and 19th-century artifacts. The state had over 344 museums in 2000.

COMMUNICATIONS

The first American post office was established in Boston in 1639. Alexander Graham Bell first demonstrated the telephone in 1876 in Boston. As of 2004, 93.4% of the state's occupied housing units had telephones. In addition, by June of that same year there were 3,919,139 mobile wireless telephone subscribers. In 2003, 64.1% of Massachusetts households had a computer and 58.1% had Internet access. By June 2005, there were 1,235,672 high-speed lines in Massachusetts, 1,123,606 residential and 112,066 for business.

The state had 32 major AM stations and 64 major FM stations in 2005, when 10 major television stations were also in operation. In Boston, WGBH is a major producer of programming for the Public Broadcasting Service. In 1999, the Boston metropolitan area had 2,210,580 television-owning households, 80% of which received cable (the second-highest penetration rate for any city).

In 2000, Massachusetts had 239,358 Internet domain name registrations, ranking seventh among all the states.

PRESS

Milestones in US publishing history that occurred in the state include the first book printed in the English colonies (Cambridge, 1640), the first regularly issued American newspaper, the Boston News-Letter (1704), and the first published American novel, William Hill Brown's The Power of Sympathy (Worcester, 1789). During the mid-1840s, two noted literary publications made their debut, the North American Review and the Dial, the latter under the editorial direction of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller. The Atlantic, which began publishing in 1857, Harvard Law Review, Harvard Business Review, and New England Journal of Medicine are other influential publications.

As of 2005 there were 32 daily newspapers in the state (including 14 morning, 18 evening) and 16 papers with Sunday editions. The Boston Globe, the most widely read newspaper in the state, has won numerous awards for journalistic excellence on the local and national levels. The Christian Science Monitor is highly respected for its coverage of national and international news.

Major daily newspapers and their average circulations in 2005 were:

AREA NAME DAILY SUNDAY
Boston Christian Science Monitor (m) 60,723
Globe (m,S) 451,471 707,813
Herald (m,S) 240,759 152,813
Hyannis Cape Cod Times (m,S) 50,896 60,004
Worcester Telegram & Gazette (m,S) 103,113 121,437

Massachusetts is also a center of book publishing, with more than 100 publishing houses. Among them are Little, Brown and Co.; Houghton Mifflin; Merriam-Webster; and Harvard University Press.

ORGANIZATIONS

In 2006, there were over 10,485 nonprofit organizations registered within the state, of which about 7,701 were registered as charitable, educational, or religious organizations.

Headquartered in Massachusetts are the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Commission for Cooperative Education, both in Boston, and the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge. The Union of Concerned Scientists in Cambridge and the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War in Bostonrecipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prizeare major public affairs associations based in the state.

Academic and scientific organizations headquartered in Boston include the American Meteorological Society, American Society of Law and Medicine, American Surgical Association, the Visiting Nurse Associations of America and Optometric Research Institute. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is located in Cambridge. Other education and research organizations with national scope and membership include the Albert Einstein Institution, the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, the Bostonian Society, the Plymouth Rock Foundation, the Thoreau Society, and the Titan-ic Historical Society. There are numerous municipal and regional historical, preservations, and arts organizations.

Among the many professional, business, and consumer organizations based in Massachusetts are the American Institute of Management and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers in Quincy; the Wood Products Manufacturers Association in Gardner; and the National Consumer Law Center, Northern Textile Association, and Wool Manufacturers Council in Boston.

The national Organic Trade Association is based in Greenfield and the Cranberry Institute is in East Wareham. Local environmental groups include the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, the Boston Harbor Association, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, a few chapters of Trout Unlimited.

Oxfam-America, the US affiliate of the international humanitarian relief agency, is located in Boston. Students Against Destructive Decisions/Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) is based in Marlborough. The Christian Science Publishing Society, which publishes the Christian Science Monitor, is located in Boston. The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, a major body of the Unitarian Church, is also based in Boston.

Major sports associations in the state are the Eastern College Athletic Conference in Centerville and the American Hockey League in Springfield.

TOURISM, TRAVEL, AND RECREATION

In 2004, there were over 31.2 million travelers to and within the state. There were 1.4 million international visitors to the state, with Canada and the United Kingdom being the largest markets. About 20% of all tourist activity involves residents traveling within the state. The travel industry supports over 125,300 jobs with a payroll of $3.2 billion.

A trip to Boston might include visits to such old landmarks as the Old North Church, the USS Constitution, and Paul Revere's House, and such newer attractions as the John Hancock Observatory, the skywalk above the Prudential Tower, Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall, and Copley Place. Boston Common, one of the oldest public parks in the country, is the most noteworthy municipal park. The well-marked Freedom Trail takes visitors on a walking and driving tour of historical sites, including the cities of Lexington and Concord.

About 19% of all trips are made to Cape Cod (Barnstable County). Among its many attractions are beaches, fishing, good dining spots, several artists' colonies with arts and crafts fairs, antique shops, and summer theaters. Beaches, fishing, and quaint villages are also the charms of Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard.

The Berkshires are the summer home of the Berkshire Music Festival at Tanglewood and the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Lee, and during the winter also provide recreation for cross-country and downhill skiers. Essex County on the North Shore of Massachusetts Bay offers many seaside towns and the art colony of Rockport. Its main city, Salem, contains the Witch House and Museum as well as Nathaniel Hawthorne's House of Seven Gables. Middlesex County, to the west of Boston, holds the university city of Cambridge as well as the battlegrounds of Lexington and Concord. In Concord are the homes of Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Louisa May Alcott. Norfolk County, south of Boston, has the homes of three US presidents: John Adams and John Quincy Adams in Quincy and John F. Kennedy in Brookline. The seaport town and former whaling center of New Bedford and the industrial town of Fall River are in Bristol County. Plymouth County offers Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Plantation, and a steam-train ride through some cranberry bogs. The town of Springfield, birthplace of basketball, hosts the Basketball Hall of Fame; in June 1985 it opened in its present location, which welcomed its one-millionth visitor in July 1988. Springfield also has the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Arts. Plum Island has a nature preserve and a natural barrier reef. Many visitors visit Massachusetts in the fall to travel the Mohawk Trail to view the fall foliage. The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Presidential Library is in Boston.

Massachusetts has 79 operational state parks.

SPORTS

There are five major professional sports teams in Massachusetts: the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball, the New England Patriots of the National Football League, the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association, the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League, and the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer.

The Red Sox won the World Series in 2005 by defeating their rivals, the New York Yankees. The Patriots have won nine division championships, five conference championships, and the Super Bowl in 2001, 2003, and 2004. The Celtics are the winningest team in NBA history; they have won the championship 16 times, including the seemingly unbeatable record of 8 consecutive titles from 1959 to 1966. They last won an NBA championship in 1986. The Bruins won the Stanley Cup in 1929, 1939, 1941, 1970, and 1972. Additionally, there are minor league hockey teams in Springfield, Worcester, and Lowell.

Suffolk Downs in East Boston features thoroughbred horse racing and harness racing takes place at the New England Harness Raceway in Foxboro. Dog racing can be seen at Raynham Park in Raynham, Taunton Dog Track in North Dighton, and Wonderland Park in Revere.

Probably the most famous amateur athletic event in the state is the Boston Marathon, a race of more than 26 mi (42 km) held every Patriots' Day (third Monday in April). It attracts many of the world's top long-distance runners. During the summer, a number of boat races are held. Rowing is also popular. Each October the traditional sport is celebrated at the Head of the Charles, a regatta held on the Charles River between collegiate rowing teams.

In collegiate sports, the University of Massachusetts has become a nationally ranked basketball powerhouse, reaching the Final Four in 1996; Boston College has appeared in 12 bowl games, highlighted by a victory in the Cotton Bowl in 1985; and the annual Harvard-Yale football game is one of the traditional rites of autumn.

FAMOUS BAY STATERS

Massachusetts has produced an extraordinary collection of public figures. Its four US presidents were John Adams (17351826), a signer of the Declaration of Independence; his son John Quincy Adams (17671848); John Fitzgerald Kennedy (191763), and George Herbert Walker Bush (b.Milton, 12 June 1924). All four served in Congress. John Adams was also the first US vice president; John Quincy Adams served as secretary of state under James Monroe, Calvin Coolidge (b.Vermont, 18721933) was governor of Massachusetts before his election to the vice-presidency in 1920 and his elevation to the presidency in 1923. George Bush was elected vice president on the Republican ticket in 1980 and reelected in 1984. Bush was elected president in 1988. Two others who held the office of vice president were another signer of the Declaration of Independence, Elbridge Gerry (17441814), for whom the political practice of gerrymandering is named, and Henry Wilson (b.New Hampshire, 181275), a US senator from Massachusetts before his election with Ulysses S. Grant.

Massachusetts's great jurists include US Supreme Court Justices Joseph Story (17791845), Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (18411935), Louis D. Brandeis (b.Kentucky, 18561941), and Felix Frankfurter (b.Austria, 18821965). David Souter (b.1939), a Supreme Court justice appointed during the Bush administration, was born in Melrose. Stephen Breyer (b.California, 1939), another Supreme Court justice, was a Circuit Court of Appeals judge in Boston before his appointment. Important federal officeholders at the cabinet level were Henry Knox (17501806), the first secretary of war; Timothy Pickering (17451820), the first postmaster general and later secretary of war and secretary of state under George Washington and John Adams; Levi Lincoln (17491820), attorney general under Jefferson; William Eustis (17531825), secretary of war under Madison; Jacob Crowninshield (17701808), secretary of the navy under Jefferson, and his brother Benjamin (17721851), who held the same office under Madison; Daniel Webster (b.New Hampshire, 17821852), US senator from Massachusetts who served as secretary of state under William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and Millard Fillmore; Edward Everett (17941865), a governor and ambassador who served as secretary of state under Fillmore; George Bancroft (180091), a historian who became secretary of the Navy under James K. Polk; Caleb Cushing (180079), attorney general under Franklin Pierce; Charles Devens (182091), attorney general under Rutherford B. Hayes; Christian Herter (18951966), secretary of state under Dwight Eisenhower; Elliot L. Richardson (192099), secretary of health, education and welfare, secretary of defense, and attorney general under Richard Nixon; Henry Kissinger (b.Germany, 1923), secretary of state under Nixon and Gerald Ford and a Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1973; and Robert F. Kennedy (192568), attorney general under his brother John and later US senator from New York.

Other federal officeholders include some of the most important figures in American politics. Samuel Adams (17221803), the Boston Revolutionary leader, served extensively in the Continental Congress and was later governor of the Bay State. John Hancock (173793), a Boston merchant and Revolutionary, was the Continental Congress's first president and later became the first elected governor of the state. In the 19th century, Massachusetts sent abolitionist Charles Sumner (181174) to the Senate. As ambassador to England during the Civil War, John Quincy Adams's son Charles Francis Adams (180786) played a key role in preserving US-British amity. At the end of the century, Henry Cabot Lodge (18501924) emerged as a leading Republican in the US Senate, where he supported regulatory legislation, protectionist tariffs, and restrictive immigration laws, and opposed women's suffrage and the League of Nations; his grandson, also Henry Cabot Lodge (190285), was an internationalist who held numerous federal posts and was a US senator. Massachusetts has provided two US House speakers: John W. McCormack (18911980) and Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill Jr. (191294). Other well-known legislators include Edward W. Brooke (b.1919), the first black US senator since Reconstruction, and Edward M. Kennedy (b.1932), President Kennedy's youngest brother and a leading Senate liberal. Paul Tsongas (194197), a senator and presidential candidate during the 1992 election, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. Michael S. Dukakis (b.1933), a former governor of the state and the 1988 Democratic nominee for president, was born in Brookline.

Among other historic colonial and state leaders were John Winthrop (b.England, 15881649), a founder of Massachusetts and longtime governor; William Bradford (b.England, 15901657), a founder of Plymouth, its governor, and author of its classic history; Thomas Hutchinson (171180), colonial lieutenant governor and governor during the 1760s and 1770s; and Paul Revere (17351818), the Patriot silversmith-courier, who was later an industrial pioneer.

Literary genius has flourished in Massachusetts. In the 17th century, the colony was the home of poets Anne Bradstreet (161272) and Edward Taylor (16451729) and of the prolific historian, scientist, theologian, and essayist Cotton Mather (16631728). Notables of the 18th century include the theologian Jonathan Edwards (b.Connecticut, 170358), poet Phillis Wheatley (b.Senegal, 175384), and numerous political essayists and historians. During the 1800s, Massachusetts was the home of novelists Nathaniel Hawthorne (180464), Louisa May Alcott (b.Pennsylvania, 183288), Horatio Alger (183299), and Henry James (b.New York, 18431916); essayists Ralph Waldo Emerson (180382) and Henry David Thoreau (181762); and such poets as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (b.Maine, 180782), John Greenleaf Whittier (180792), Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (180994), James Russell Lowell (181991), and Emily Dickinson (183086). Classic historical writings include the works of George Bancroft, William Hickling Prescott (17961859), John Lothrop Motley (181477), Francis Parkman (182393), and Henry B. Adams (18381918). Among 20th-century notables are novelists John P. Marquand (b.Delaware, 18931960) and John Cheever (191282); poets Elizabeth Bishop (191179), Robert Lowell (191777), Anne Sexton (192874), and Sylvia Plath (193263); and historian Samuel Eliot Morison (18871976). In philosophy, Charles Sanders Peirce (18391914) was one of the founders of pragmatism; Henry James's elder brother, William (b.New York, 18421910), was a pioneer in the field of psychology; and George Santayana (b.Spain, 18631952), philosopher and author, grew up in Boston. Mary Baker Eddy (b.New Hampshire, 18211910) founded the Church of Christ, Scientist, during the 1870s.

Reformers have abounded in Massachusetts, especially in the 19th century. William Lloyd Garrison (180579), Wendell Phillips (181184), and Lydia Maria Child (180280) were outstanding abolitionists. Lucretia Coffin Mott (17931880), Lucy Stone (181893), Abigail Kelley Foster (181087), Margaret Fuller (181050), and Susan Brownell Anthony (18201906) were leading advocates of women's rights. Horace Mann (17961859), the state secretary of education, led the fight for public education; and Mary Lyon (17971849) founded Mount Holyoke, the first women's college.

Efforts to improve the care and treatment of the sick, wounded, and handicapped were led by Samuel Gridley Howe (180176), Dorothea Lynde Dix (180287), and Clara Barton (18211912), founder of the American Red Cross. The 20th-century reformer and NAACP leader William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (18681963) was born in Great Barrington.

Leonard Bernstein (191890) was a composer and conductor of worldwide fame. Arthur Fiedler (189479) was the celebrated conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra. Composers include William Billings (17461800), Carl Ruggles (18761971), and Alan Hovhaness (19112000). Charles Bulfinch (17631844), Henry H. Richardson (b.Louisiana, 183886), and Louis Henri Sullivan (18561924) have been among the nation's important architects. Painters include John Singleton Copley (17381815), James Whistler (18341903), Winslow Homer (18361910), and Frank Stella (b.1936); Horatio Greenough (180552) was a prominent sculptor.

Among the notable scientists associated with Massachusetts are Nathaniel Bowditch (17731838), a mathematician and navigator; Samuel F. B. Morse (17911872), inventor of the telegraph; and Robert Hutchins Goddard (18821945), a physicist and rocketry pioneer.

Two professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, have won the Nobel Prize in economicsPaul A. Samuelson (b.Indiana, 1915), in 1970, and Franco Modigliani (b.Italy, 19182003), in 1985. Other winners of the Nobel Prize include: Merton Miller (19232000), in economics; William Sharpe (b.1934), in economics; Douglass C. North (b.1920), 1993 co-recipient in economics; Elias James Carey (b.1928); Henry Kendall (192699), 1990 co-recipient in physics; and Joseph E. Murray (b.1919), the 1990 winner in medicine or physiology.

Massachusetts's most famous journalist has been Isaiah Thomas (17501831). Its great industrialists include textile entrepreneurs Francis Lowell (17751817) and Abbott Lawrence (17921855). Elias Howe (181967) invented the sewing machine.

Massachusetts was the birthplace of television journalists Mike Wallace (b.1918) and Barbara Walters (b.1931). Massachusetts-born show business luminaries include director Cecil B. DeMille (18811959); actors Walter Brennan (18941974), Jack Haley (190179), Ray Bolger (190484), Bette Davis (190884), and Jack Lemmon (19252001); and singers Donna Summer (b.1948) and James Taylor (b.1948). Outstanding among Massachusetts-born athletes was world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano (Rocco Francis Marchegiano, 192569), who retired undefeated in 1956.

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Massachusetts

MASSACHUSETTS

MASSACHUSETTS. One of the oldest settlements in British North America, Massachusetts was the site of the outbreak of the American Revolution (1775–1783), and later the state most closely associated with the movements to promote public education, to reform the care of the mentally ill, to abolish slavery, and to restrict immigration. Massachusetts's people refer to it either as "the state" or "the Commonwealth." At the close of the twentieth century, Massachusetts continued to be a national leader in business, politics, higher education, medicine, high technology, environmental protection, and the arts and sciences.

Topography

Massachusetts is the center of New England, as it is the only state that shares a border with four of the other states in the region. It is south of New Hampshire and Vermont, east of New York, and north of Connecticut and Rhode Island. Maine, which was part of the Commonwealth until it achieved its independence in 1820, is separated from Massachusetts by less than twenty miles of New Hampshire's Atlantic coast. The state's land area is 7,840 square miles, and it ranks forty-fifth among the states. Its highest point is Mount Greylock, 3,491 feet, which is in the northwest corner of the state, near Williamstown. Significant on the Atlantic coast is the state's highest drumlin, the Great Blue Hill, south of Boston, used for hiking, skiing, and as a nature preserve.

The Atlantic coastline is nearly 1,500 miles long, and includes Cape Ann, north of Boston; Cape Cod, south of Plymouth; and Buzzard's Bay, which washes the shores of New Bedford and Fall River, two venerable former textile mill towns, whose fame is derived from their participation in the whaling industry. In the Atlantic, south of Cape Cod, are the islands Martha's Vineyard (106 square miles) and Nantucket (46 square miles.)

The Connecticut River flows from north to south across the west central portion of the state and passes the industrial cities of Holyoke, Chicopee, and Springfield. The Taunton River in the southeastern corner of the state flows into an arm of Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. The Merrimack, which flows from north to south within New Hampshire, flows from west to east after it enters Massachusetts. In this northeast corner of the state, the border with New Hampshire was set ten miles north of the Merrimack so that the communities situated along its banks could tend to their river without the complication of two separate state governments. The urban and suburban Charles River is eighty miles long, flows from south to north through some of the western suburbs, and empties into Boston Harbor. During the 1990s. the Metropolitan District Commission, a state agency, began reclaiming the banks of the Charles River—once abandoned public lands upon which adjacent residential and industrial property owners had encroached—by restoring the natural river banks and building a set of park-like pedestrian and bicycle pathways.

Perhaps equal in importance to the state's natural waterways is the system of manmade reservoirs and aqueducts that bring fresh water from the rural west to the state's urban east. During the 1930s, a dam on the Swift River near Ware created the Quabbin reservoir, under which four rural towns were submerged. The Quabbin water joins the older Wachusett water system. On its way to Boston the aqueduct crosses the Charles River on the high Echo Bridge at the river's spectacular Hemlock Gorge.

Population

The state's population at the turn of the twenty-first century continued to grow, but at a rate much lower than the nation as a whole. The population reached 6,349,097 in 2000 and the state ranked thirteenth (in size) among all the states. It ranked third in population living in urban areas and third in per capita income. The state ranked third in population density, and second in the percentage of foreign-born residents. It ranked eighth in the number of undocumented (illegal) immigrants. African Americans constituted 5.4 percent of the state's population and included large numbers from the Carribean, including

French-speaking Haitians. Hispanics made up 6.8 percent, Asians 3.8 percent, and people of mixed race 2.3 percent of the state's population.

With a highly concentrated population, Massachusetts nonetheless developed an awkward division between a predominantly white, financially comfortable, highly educated population in urban and suburban areas, and a poor and less educated population in the older neighborhoods and in manufacturing cities and former mill towns. The continuation of this division may be one of the state's most significant social problems. Massachusetts has in effect two separate and unequal societies, one marked by people with excellent housing, schools, libraries, and hospitals, with modern office buildings and laboratories; and other communities plagued by poor housing, modest schools, and many of the economic and social problems that stem from poverty. The state ranks first in the percentage of the population possessing college degrees, first in attracting out-of-state students to its colleges and universities, second in state spending for the arts, and third in per capita library holdings. But it is fiftieth in per capita state spending for public higher education, thirty-seventh in state aid per pupil for elementary and secondary schools, and among youths joining the military, the state ranked thirty-fourth on scores in the Armed Forces Qualification Test.

History

The history of the Commonwealth can be divided into four periods: colonial, federal, industrial, and the present era, high technology and services.

The first successful English settlement north of Virginia was that of the Pilgrim Separatists, who had been religious refugees in Holland. Their party, consisting of 101 passengers, which included hired (non-Separatist) workmen, arrived at the site of Plymouth in late December 1620. The group was quartered on the anchored Mayflower during a hard winter in which half of their number died. In the spring they were joined by Squanto, an English-speaking Native American who had been a victim of Spanish slavers but was able to return to the site of his youth, where he found that his tribe had been wiped out by a plague. He joined the Pilgrims and taught them how to hunt, fish, and farm. He helped in the construction of Plymouth Plantation but died two years after joining the colony. After a supply ship arrived at Plymouth in 1621, the Pilgrims were able to trade with the Native Americans one hundred miles along the coastline.

The success of the Pilgrims encouraged other English settlers to visit, trade, and establish towns, and early trading posts and settlements were established at Salem, Weymouth, Wollaston, and Gloucester. The most important settlement came with the chartered Massachusetts Bay Company. Its first wave included 800 settlers together with livestock and building materials. These Puritans initially chose Charlestown as the site of their capital, but before a year passed they moved to the Shawmut peninsula, where a spring was found. If the Puritans had remained in Charlestown, situated at the junction of two rivers, with plenty of space and good overland routes to the interior, they would have engaged in agriculture, fishing, and timber harvesting, as well as trade. But the move to Boston on the small peninsula forced their colony to grow as a seaport and trading center.

This early Boston was a theocracy in which the ministers instructed the civil officers. Those like Anne Hutchinson, whose orthodoxy was questioned, were exiled, while troublesome Quakers like Anne Dyer were put to death. Literacy was important and a printing press was set up. Primary schools were followed by the founding of the Boston Latin School, and Harvard College one year later. Located at the midpoint of British North America, Boston became the region's largest city and chief transshipment point. The Congregational churches were self-governing and merchants overtook ministers as the leaders of the colony, yet church and state were unified until 1833, and in most towns the same buildings were used both for worship and for town meetings.

The cultural achievement of the Bay Colony was significant. Boston became a center of fine furniture production. John Singleton Copley and Gilbert Stuart painted great portraits, and Paul Revere's silver bowls are widely admired. The Old State House, the Old North Church, the Old South Meeting House, the King's Chapel, Harvard's Massachusetts Hall, and Christ Church, Cambridge are exemplary and surviving works of architecture. Also important were the newspapers and pamphlets, which together with discussions in taverns, led to the coming of the American Revolution.

The Federal period was a time of great population growth and achievements in many fields. Shays' Rebellion (1786) was a result of a post–Revolutionary War recession. Many of the farmers in the Connecticut Valley were in debt and faced foreclosures of their properties. Shays, a Revolutionary War veteran, led an unsuccessful raid on the United States arsenal in Springfield in an attempt to arm the threatened farmers so that they could shut down the courthouses where foreclosures would take place, before the legislature could meet and enact a moratorium on foreclosures. The rebellion and the threat of a mortgage moratorium frightened well-to-do citizens throughout the nation; historians connect this rebellion with the calling of the Philadelphia Convention of 1787, which wrote the second (present) U.S. Constitution, which created a stronger central government and forbids the states from enacting laws impairing the obligations of contracts.

The land area of Boston grew through the filling-in of the peninsula's tidal basins. The top sixty feet of rock and soil of the steep Beacon Hill was leveled to create a site for the nation's oldest prestige neighborhood. The debris from this project was dumped into the millpond to create the West End. Later the South End, and still later the Back Bay, were graceful neighborhoods built on filled land.

Charles Bullfinch was the outstanding architect and developer of this period. His Tontine Crescent combined town houses with a public library. His New State House (1797), Massachusetts General Hospital (1823), the First Harrison Gray Otis House (1796), and his North Hanover Street Church (1804) are all on the National Registry of historic Places. Alexander Parris's Cathedral of Saint Paul (1820), Quincy Marketplace adjacent to Faneuil Hall (1826), and the Unitarian Church of the Presidents in Quincy are all noteworthy. Also important are the African Meeting House (1806), the first church and social center in the nation that a black community built for its own use, and the Abiel Smith School (1835), the first publicly supported school for black children. In 1855, the Legislature outlawed racial segregation in the public schools of the Commonwealth.

Massachusetts leadership in the antislavery movement was crucial. William Lloyd Garrison of Newbury-port founded the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1833. Amos Adams Lawrence financed members of the anti-slavery movement who moved to Kansas in an attempt to bring that territory into the Union as a free state. Lawrence also financed John Brown, a Springfield woolen merchant, in his trips to Kansas, where five slavery advocates were put to death, and to Harpers Ferry, Virginia, where a United States arsenal was attacked in 1859.

The creation of the Massachusetts State Board of Education in 1837, with Horace Mann as its leader, provided for publicly supported schools throughout the state, and two years later the nation's first public teachers' college was founded here. Mount Holyoke College, the nation's first women's college, was founded in 1837.

From 1845 to 1945 the United States became the greatest industrial, financial, and military power in the world, and in the first half of that period, New England, and especially Massachusetts, was the chief focus of these developments.

In 1813, in Waltham, the Boston Manufacturing Company built the first factory where raw cotton was processed into finished cloth in a single building. Four decades later, the Waltham Watch Company began the manufacture of machine-made watches, which prospered there for nine decades. The textile industry took a major step with the formation of the Merrimack Manufacturing Company and the establishment of Lowell as a company-owned, cotton-weaving town in 1822. Downstream, in 1845, Boston financiers founded Lawrence, which quickly became the nation's most important worsted (woolen) weaving center. The great Lawrence strike of 1912 was widely recognized as a major victory for the American working man. Brockton was the leading center for shoe manufacturing before the Civil War (1861–1865), and the site of an experimental electric streetcar line. Lynn was also a leading shoe-producing city, and it had General Electric's major engine facility. Worcester could boast of a variety of wire-making, metal machine tool, and shoe factories. The United States Armory at Springfield produced small arms for the military services for nearly eighteen decades until its closing in 1968. Its existence provided work for scores of metalworking and machine shops in Springfield and adjacent towns.

By the 1860s, two hundred mills, most situated at waterpower sites within a hundred miles of Boston, made Massachusetts the most important industrial state in the union. In the early decades of the twentieth century, General Electric was the state's largest industrial employer. Raytheon was the leader of the state's large electronics industry. This entry could be filled with a listing of American industries that had their beginnings or early expansion in the Commonwealth.

The decades following the Civil War were an era of accomplishment for the fine arts. Boston's Museum of Fine Arts built its first home at Copley Square, which opened to the public in 1876. The Worcester Art Museum dates from 1896. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, house magnificent personal art collections. Important art museums are found on the campuses of Harvard, Williams, Smith, and other colleges and universities in the state. The Boston Symphony was endowed in 1881 and its magnificent hall was opened in 1900. The Boston Public Library was the first of the large city libraries in the nation. Its McKim building, named for its architect, was opened in 1895 and remains one of the great treasure houses of the nation.

The first digital computer was built at Harvard University in 1944. Massachusetts is second only to California in the high-technology industry. More than 30,000 scientists and engineers, all with advanced degrees, live and work in the Boston region. Their efforts are matched by perhaps 60,000 technically trained blue-collar workers.

Immigration

Immigration, emigration, and social mobility have changed what was once called the tribal nature of the Common-wealth's social system. The historic enmity between wealthy Protestants of English ancestry and working-class Irish Catholics that existed in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is difficult to detect today. Relations among and between other immigrant groups are friendly and respectful. In 1975, the controversy over the busing of students to remedy racial segregation in the Boston public schools caused violence to occur in several blue-collar Irish-identified older neighborhoods and heightened tensions throughout the region. But the city and the state entered the twenty-first century with these tensions much reduced, if not entirely eliminated. The only evidence of racial negativism in the political sphere may be detected in the failure of the black and Hispanic populations to win citywide elections in Boston and Democratic Party nominations to county and statewide offices. Immigration during the last quarter of the twentieth century brought many new people from nations not previously settled here to the state and its cities and towns. The number of foreign-born residents rose from 573,733 in 1990 to 756,165 in 2000. (The economic prosperity of the 1990s may have played an important role here.)

Economics

Economic trends that began in the decades prior to World War II continued in the closing decades of the century. There was the almost complete displacement of the textile, garment, shoe, machinery, and food-processing industries. Over fishing is a major threat to the state's ocean fishing fleet. High costs associated with cold winters, lack of fossil fuels, failure to develop sustainable power sources, and a location distant from national markets and raw materials, together with unionized workers and a relatively high state minimum wage scale, made competition in manufacturing with Sunbelt states and the less industrialized nations difficult. The state's prosperity rests on its high-technology, electronics, investment (finance), higher education, medical research, and service industries, which replaced the older manufacturing industries.

During the recessions of the early 1970s and the late 1980s, state government was plagued by unbalanced budgets, high unemployment, and increases in public assistance spending. The recovery of the 1980s was called the "Massachusetts miracle." High technology took root in the 1960s and, supported by military research and breakthroughs in electronics and miniaturization, produced the economic turnaround. Expansion of architecture and engineering firms, centers for medical treatment and research, and graduate and professional education also were important. Within the post-1960 economic revival, unemployment soared to 11.2 percent in 1975 but dropped to 3.2 percent in 1987. During the 1990s, unemployment ranged from 9.6 percent in 1991 to 2.5 percent in 2000.

Important to the economic revival was the scientific and technologic excellence of the state's research universities, especially the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard. Government-sponsored research conducted here during World War II and the Cold War decades produced many military breakthroughs, some with civilian applications. Another factor was the region's skilled manpower, especially in machine tools, which provided an abundance of trained technicians. Massachusetts has entered the twenty-first century with several other strong and large research universities moving into positions of national prominence. Included here are Boston University and Boston College, whose assets exceed $1 billion each. Northeastern University has pioneered in placing its students in a vast array of work experiences. Important smaller research universities include Tufts in Medford and Somerville, Brandeis in Waltham, and Clark and Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester. Also significant is the five-campus University of massachusetts system that includes a large graduate school in Amherst and a medical school in Worcester.

Office and hotel construction in Boston and elsewhere in the state was meager in the decades between 1920 and 1960, but in response to the business revival after 1960 many office, apartment, and hotel towers were built in Boston, and were matched by numerous office buildings, factories, laboratories, warehouses, hotels, and shopping malls erected at almost every interchange of the Boston region's pioneering circumferential highway, Route 128. The area adjacent to this highway, west of the research universities in Cambridge, contains one of the nation's most important concentrations of high-technology industries. Within the city of Boston, Mayor John Collins (1960–1968) and redevelopment director Edward Logue pursued one of the largest and boldest redevelopment programs in the nation, which focused on both the city's business and government office building centers and a cross-section of older neighborhoods.

Transportation

Prior to the 1970s the state government may have been antiquated, burdened by patronage, and unable to plan and coordinate continued economic development, but in the last three decades of the twentieth century there were several notable achievements. The Massachusetts Port Authority expanded and modernized Boston's Logan Airport, the eighth largest in the nation in terms of the number of passengers served. In 1970 Governor Francis Sargent, in a prophetic move, declared a moratorium on highway construction within the Route 128 perimeter. Two years later, the Boston Transportation Planning Review proposed major extensions and improvements of the region's rail-oriented Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, including both the rapid transit system serving Boston and its immediate suburbs, and the region's commuter rail system. Entering the twenty-first century, the rapid transit system's four major lines carried 250,000 passengers on the average workday. The bus system carried 170,000 passengers, commuter rail lines carried 33,000 passengers, and commuter boats carried 2,000. (These figures assume that passengers take two trips each day.)

The decade of the 1990s witnessed the restoration of the Old Colony commuter rail line serving suburban communities south of Boston. The region's first "busway" (highway lanes and paved transit tunnels built to accommodate certain types of buses) will serve a corridor in one of Boston's oldest residential neighborhoods, the new U.S. courthouse, and a planned business, hotel, and convention area in the South Boston waterfront, and is scheduled for completion in 2003. Planning is under way for a circumferential transit ring, approximately two miles from the business core, which will connect several low-income neighborhoods to two major medical centers, the airport, and declining warehouse and industrial areas. This wealth of public transportation facilities serves to preserve the historic and business areas of Boston as perhaps the most walk-friendly city center in the nation.

Boston's Central Artery and Tunnel project, a ghost of the 1950s automobile-oriented highway mind-set, is scheduled for completion in 2005, and is expected to cost nearly $15 billion, making it the nation's most expensive highway project. Called "The Big Dig," it includes replacing an elevated expressway with an eight-lane underground roadway, the world's widest bridge to carry traffic across the Charles River, a four-lane harbor tunnel connecting the downtown with the airport, and a vast amount of highway spaghetti providing links to all the downtown area's highways and expressways. A significant failure of this project is the lack of a one-mile rail link between the city's two major rail terminals. This causes passengers from Maine and the New Hampshire coastal towns to have to take a taxi or a complicated transit trip If they intend to proceed by rail south or west of Boston.

Politics

Massachusetts voters may be the most liberal in the nation. Democratic presidential candidates carry the state by the widest margins, or lose it by the narrowest margins, in the nation. The state's delegation in Congress is entirely composed of liberal Democrats. Democrats control both houses of the legislature with overwhelming majorities. Michael Dukakis, a Democrat, was the only governor to serve more than seven years. He served three full four-year terms. Democrats also have had success in winning election to the state's four lesser constitutional offices (attorney general, treasurer, auditor, and secretary of state). But Republicans and conservative Democrats had remarkable success in winning the governorship during the last quarter of the century. In 1978 a conservative Democrat, Edward J. King, was elected governor, and in 1990 a moderate Republican, William Weld, was elected over a conservative Democrat, John Silber. Weld was reelected in 1994, but chose not to serve his full second term. In 1998, his successor, Lieutenant Governor Paul Cellucci, was elected to a full term, but when nominated to be ambassador to Canada, he vacated the governorship to his lieutenant governor, Jane Swift, who assumed office at age thirty-six, making her the youngest woman ever to serve as one of the nation's governors. Upon leaving office, both King and Weld have pursued their careers out-side of the state.

Massachusetts's political party organizations may be among the weakest in the nation. On even-numbered years the use of the office block form, which scatters party nominees almost at random across the ballot, weakens party awareness. Nonpartisan local elections deprive party organizations of needed exercise during odd-numbered years, when local officials are elected. In 2000, 36 percent of voters were enrolled Democrats, 14 percent were enrolled Republicans, and 50 percent chose not to enroll in either party. Almost all candidates in both partisan and nonpartisan elections must build personal political organizations for raising campaign funds and for getting out the vote on Election Day. In a referendum in 1998 the voters, by a two-thirds margin, enacted a system of state-financed election campaigns, but the legislature has failed to provide funds for the system, and the issue is being argued in the state courts.

Culture and the Arts

Massachusetts is the home of an unrivaled array of cultural and educational institutions. The Boston Symphony Orchestra is admired around the world. In addition to its traditional season of concerts in Symphony Hall, its summer activities include the Boston Pops, free concerts on the Esplanade, and Tanglewood, its vacation home in the Berkshires. The state has other magnificent music halls and conservatories. Down the street from the Symphony is Berklee, the only four-year college in the nation devoted solely to jazz and contemporary popular music. In the field of the visual arts, the collections and galleries of the Museum of Fine Arts rival the world's greatest museums, but the state also has major collections of art displayed in magnificent buildings in Worcester, Williams-town, Salem, North Adams, and at several sites on the Harvard campus in Cambridge. Smith and Wellesley Colleges have important fine arts museums on their campuses. Boston's outstanding Children's Museum shares a former warehouse with the Computer Museum. Brookline is the host to a museum of transportation, and New Bedford has its whaling museum. The large and popular Museum of Science is located adjacent to a dam on the Charles River. Harvard has several important science museums and is most famous for its collection of glass flowers.

Land and Conservation

From the Berkshires to Cape Cod, Massachusetts is a place of natural beauty, and the need to safeguard this resource for healthy environments and spiritual delights is well understood. Boston's historic Common may be the nation's oldest public park. All levels of government and a variety of citizens' organizations share in protecting the Commonwealth's lands and waters. The National Park Service maintains fourteen parks and historical sites in Massachusetts, including the Cape Cod National Seashore. The state system of parks and forests consists of 170 properties (298,000 acres). The Boston Metropolitan Park System, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Charles Eliot, is known as the Emerald Necklace and comprises 20,000 acres of parks, woodlands, wetlands, and beaches, and 162 miles of landscaped parkways, all located within fifteen miles of the statehouse in Boston.

The Trustees of Reservations was organized by private parties to protect the Massachusetts landscape in 1891. It owns 91 reservations (22,545 acres) that are open to the public, and it protects 202 additional properties (13,314 acres) with conservation restrictions. Massachusetts Audubon (independent of the national organization) owns 60 sanctuaries (25,794 acres). The Charles River Watershed Association, supported by membership contributions of 5,200 individuals and organizations, serves as a guardian of this valued resource. No other citizens' group focused on a river valley has attracted and held the support of so many dues-paying people. Massachusetts is first among the states in the number of local and regional conservation land trusts. These include 143 trusts, which own and protect 210,000 scenic acres.

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts (măsəchōō´sĬts), most populous of the New England states of the NE United States. It is bordered by New York (W), Vermont and New Hampshire (N), the Atlantic Ocean (E, SE), and Rhode Island and Connecticut (S).

Facts and Figures

Area, 8,257 sq mi (21,386 sq km). Pop. (2010) 6,547,629, a 3.1% increase since the 2000 census. Capital and largest city, Boston. Statehood, Feb. 6, 1788 (6th of the original 13 states to ratify the Constitution). Highest pt., Mt. Greylock, 3,491 ft (1,065 m); lowest pt., sea level. Nickname, Bay State. Motto,Ense Petit Placidam Sub Libertate Quietem [By the Sword We Seek Peace, But Peace Only under Liberty]. State bird, chickadee. State flower, mayflower. State tree, American elm. Abbr., Mass.; MA

Geography

The eastern part of the commonwealth (its official designation), including the Cape Cod peninsula and the islands lying off it to the south—the Elizabeth Islands, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket—is a low coastal plain. In this area short, swift rivers such as the Merrimack have long supplied industry with power, and an indented coastline provides many good natural harbors, with Boston a major U.S. port. In the interior rise uplands separated by the rich Connecticut River valley, and farther west lies the Berkshire valley, surrounded by the Berkshire Hills, part of the Taconic Mts. The western streams feed both the Hudson and the Housatonic rivers. The state has a mean altitude of c.500 ft (150 m), and Mt. Greylock in the Berkshires is the highest point (3,491 ft/1,064 m). The climate is variable.

Boston is the capital and largest city. Other important cities include Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, New Bedford, Cambridge, Brockton, Fall River, and Quincy. The state is famed for its historic points of interest, among them being those at Concord and Lexington; at three national historical parks—Boston, Lowell, and Minute Man; and at eight national historic sites—Adams, Boston African American, Frederick Law Olmsted, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Longfellow, Salem Maritime, Saugus Iron Works, and Springfield Armory (see National Parks and Monuments, table). Cultural attractions include the noted Tanglewood Music Festival and the many educational facilities of the state.

As a recreation and vacation land, Massachusetts has great stretches of seashore in the east and many lakes and streams in the wooded Berkshire Hills in the west. There are numerous state parks, forests, and beaches, and Cape Cod is the site of a national seashore. Provincetown, on Cape Cod, and Rockport, on Cape Ann, are artist colonies; Marblehead is a noted yachting center.

Economy

Massachusetts is traditionally industrial, and, with its predominantly urban population, is one of the most densely settled states in the nation. Its many, diverse manufactures include electrical and electronic equipment, industrial equipment, technical instruments, plastic products, paper and paper products, machinery, tools, and metal and rubber products. Shipping, printing, and publishing are also important, and the jewelry industry dates from before the American Revolution.

Leading agricultural products include cranberries, greenhouse and nursery items, apples, and milk and other dairy goods. Commercial fishing, chiefly from Gloucester and New Bedford, and shellfishing have declined in recent years. Lime, clay, sand, gravel, and stone dominate the state's small mineral output.

High-technology research and development, finance, and trade are all prominent in the commonwealth's economy. The service sector, in which tourism is primary, now employs over one third of Massachusetts workers.

Government, Politics, and Higher Education

The governor of Massachusetts is elected for a four-year term. The legislature (the General Court) has a senate of 40 members and a house of representatives with 160 members, all of whom serve two-year terms. Massachusetts sends 9 representatives and 2 senators to the U.S. Congress and has 11 electoral votes. The state is predominantly Democratic, but from 1991 it had only Republican governors—William Weld (1991–97), Paul Cellucci (1997–2001), Jane Swift (2001–3), and Mitt Romney (2003–7)—until Democrat Deval Patrick, the first African American to be elected governor of Massachusetts, won the post in 2006. Patrick was reelected in 2010. In 2014 Republican Charles Baker was elected governor.

Massachusetts is historically the capital of American higher education. Besides Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at Cambridge, noted institutions include Amherst College, at Amherst; the Univ. of Massachusetts, at Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, and Worcester; Boston College, at Chestnut Hill; Boston Univ., Simmons College, and Northeastern Univ., at Boston; Brandeis Univ., at Waltham; Clark Univ., College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, at Worcester; Mount Holyoke College, at South Hadley; Smith College, at Northampton; Tufts Univ., at Medford; Wellesley College, at Wellesley; Wheaton College, at Norton; Williams College, at Williamstown; and the nine institutions of the Massachusetts State Colleges. The state is also renowned for its private secondary schools, such as Phillips Academy (Andover) and for research centers such as the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, at Falmouth.

History

Early European Exploration and Colonization

The coast of what is now Massachusetts was probably skirted by Norsemen in the 11th cent., and Europeans of various nationalities (but mostly English) sailed offshore in the late 16th and early 17th cent. Settlement began when the Pilgrims arrived on the Mayflower and landed (1620) at a point they named Plymouth (for their port of embarkation in England). Their first governor, John Carver, died the next year, but under his successor, William Bradford, the Plymouth Colony took firm hold. Weathering early difficulties, the colony eventually prospered.

Other Englishmen soon established fishing and trading posts nearby—Andrew Weston (1622) at Wessagusset (now Weymouth) and Thomas Wollaston (1625) at Mt. Wollaston, which was renamed Merry Mount (now Quincy) when Thomas Morton took charge. The fishing post established (1623) on Cape Ann by Roger Conant failed, but in 1626 he founded Naumkeag (Salem), which in 1628 became the nucleus of a Puritan colony led by John Endecott of the New England Company and chartered by the private Council for New England.

The Puritan Colonies

In 1629 the New England Company was reorganized as the Massachusetts Bay Company after receiving a more secure patent from the crown. In 1630 John Winthrop led the first large Puritan migration from England (900 settlers on 11 ships). Boston supplanted Salem as capital of the colony, and Winthrop replaced Endecott as governor. After some initial adjustments to allow greater popular participation and the representation of outlying settlements in the General Court (consisting of a governor, deputy governor, assistants, and deputies), the "Bay Colony" continued to be governed as a private company for the next 50 years. It was also a thoroughgoing Puritan theocracy (see Puritanism), in which clergymen such as John Cotton enjoyed great political influence. The status of freeman was restricted (until 1664) to church members, and the state was regarded as an agency of God's will on earth. Due to a steady stream of newcomers from England, the South Shore (i.e., S of Boston), the North Shore, and the interior were soon dotted with firmly rooted communities.

The early Puritans were primarily agricultural people, although a merchant class soon formed. Most of the inhabitants lived in villages, beyond which lay their privately owned fields. The typical village was composed of houses (also individually owned) grouped around the common—a plot of land held in common by the community. The dominant structure on the common was the meetinghouse, where the pastor, the most important figure in the community, held long Sabbath services. The meetinghouse of the chief village of a town (in New England a town corresponds to what is usually called a township elsewhere in the United States) was also the site of the town meeting, traditionally regarded as a foundation of American democracy. In practice the town meeting served less to advance democracy than to enforce unanimity and conformity, and participation was as a rule restricted to male property holders who were also church members.

Because they were eager for everyone to have the ability to study scripture and always insisted on a learned ministry, the Puritans zealously promoted the development of educational facilities. The Boston Latin School was founded in 1635, one year before Harvard was established, and in 1647 a law was passed requiring elementary schools in towns of 50 or more families. These were not free schools, but they were open to all and are considered the beginning of popular education in the United States.

Native American resentment of the Puritan presence resulted in the Pequot War (see Pequot) of 1637, after which the four Puritan colonies (Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Haven) formed the New England Confederation, the first voluntary union of American colonies. In 1675–76, the confederation broke the power of the Native Americans of southern New England in King Philip's War. In the course of the French and Indian Wars, however, frontier settlements such as Deerfield were devastated.

The population of the Massachusetts Bay Colony naturally rejoiced at the triumph of the Puritan Revolution in England, but with the restoration of Charles II in 1660 the colony's happy prospects faded. Its recently extended jurisdiction over Maine was for a time discounted by royal authority, and, worse still, its charter was revoked in 1684. The withdrawal of the charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony had long been expected because the colony had consistently violated the terms of the charter and repeatedly evaded or ignored royal orders by operating an illegal mint, establishing religious rather than property qualifications for suffrage, and discriminating against Anglicans.

A New Royal Colony

In 1691 a new charter united Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, and Maine into the single royal colony of Massachusetts. This charter abolished church membership as a test for voting, although Congregationalism remained the established religion. Widespread anxiety over loss of the original charter contributed to the witchcraft panic that reached its climax in Salem in the summer of 1692. Nineteen persons were hanged and one crushed to death for refusing to confess to the practice of witchcraft. The Salem trials ended abruptly when colonial authorities, led by Cotton Mather, became alarmed at their excesses.

By the mid-18th cent. the Massachusetts colony had come a long way from its humble agricultural beginnings. Fish, lumber, and farm products were exported in a lively trade carried by ships built in Massachusetts and manned by local seamen. That the menace of French Canada was removed by 1763 was due in no small measure to the unstinting efforts of England, but the increasing British tendency to regulate colonial affairs, especially trade (see Navigation Acts), without colonial advice, was most unwelcome. Because of the colony's extensive shipping interests, e.g., the traffic in molasses, rum, and slaves (the "triangular trade" ), it sorely felt these restrictions.

Discontent and Revolution

In 1761 James Otis opposed a Massachusetts superior court's issuance of writs of assistance (general search warrants to aid customs officers in enforcing collection of duties on imported sugar), arguing that this action violated the natural rights of Englishmen and was therefore void. He thus helped set the stage for the political controversy which, coupled with economic grievances, culminated in the American Revolution. In Massachusetts a bitter struggle developed between the governor, Thomas Hutchinson, and the anti-British party in the legislature led by Samuel Adams, John Adams, James Otis, and John Hancock. The Stamp Act (1765) and the Townshend Acts (1767) preceded the Boston Massacre (1770), and the Tea Act (1773) brought on the Boston Tea Party. The rebellious colonials were punished for this with the Intolerable Acts (1774), which troops under Gen. Thomas Gage were sent to enforce.

Through committees of correspondence Massachusetts and the other colonies had been sharing their grievances, and in 1774 they called the First Continental Congress at Philadelphia for united action. The mounting tension in Massachusetts exploded in Apr., 1775, when General Gage decided to make a show of force. Warned by Paul Revere and William Dawes, the Massachusetts militia engaged the British force at Lexington and Concord (see Lexington and Concord, battles of). Patriot militia from other colonies hurried to Massachusetts, where, after the battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775), George Washington took command of the patriot forces.

The British remained in Boston until Mar. 17, 1776, when Gen. William Howe evacuated the town, taking with him a considerable number of Tories. British troops never returned, but Massachusetts soldiers were kept busy elsewhere fighting for the independence of the colonies. In 1780 a new constitution, drafted by a constitutional convention under the leadership of John Adams, was ratified by direct vote of the citizenry.

The New Nation

Victorious in the Revolution, the colonies faced depressing economic conditions. Nowhere were those conditions worse than in W Massachusetts, where discontented Berkshire farmers erupted in Shays's Rebellion in 1786. The uprising was promptly quelled, but it frightened conservatives into support of a new national constitution that would displace the weak government created under the Articles of Confederation; this constitution was ratified by Massachusetts in 1788.

Independence had closed the old trade routes within the British Empire, but new ones were soon created, and trade with China became especially lucrative. Boston and lesser ports boomed, and the prosperous times were reflected politically in the commonwealth's unwavering adherence to the Federalist party, the party of the dominant commercial class. European wars at the beginning of the 19th cent. at first further stimulated maritime trade but then led to interference with American shipping. To avoid war Congress resorted to Jefferson's Embargo Act of 1807, but its provisions dealt a severe blow to the economy of Massachusetts and the rest of the nation.

War with Great Britain came anyway in 1812, and it was extremely unpopular in New England. There was talk of secession at the abortive Hartford Convention of New England Federalists, over which George Cabot presided. As it happened, however, the embargo and the War of 1812 had an unexpectedly favorable effect on the economy of Massachusetts. With English manufactured goods shut out, the United States had to begin manufacturing on its own, and the infant industries that sprang up after 1807 tended to concentrate in New England, and especially in Massachusetts. These industries, financed by money made in shipping and shielded from foreign competition by protective tariffs after 1816, grew rapidly, transforming the character of the commonwealth and its people.

Labor was plentiful and often ruthlessly exploited. The power loom, perfected by Francis Cabot Lowell, as well as English techniques for textile manufacturing (based on plans smuggled out of England) made Massachusetts an early center of the American textile industry. The water power of the Merrimack River became the basis for Lowell's cotton textile industry in the 1820s. The manufacture of shoes and leather goods also became important in the state. Agriculture, on the other hand, went into a sharp decline because Massachusetts could not compete with the new agricultural states of the West, a region more readily accessible after the opening of the Erie Canal (1825). Farms were abandoned by the score; some farmers turned to work in the new factories, others moved to the West.

In 1820 Maine was separated from Massachusetts and admitted to the Union as a separate state under the terms of the Missouri Compromise. In the same year the Massachusetts constitution was considerably liberalized by the adoption of amendments that abolished all property qualifications for voting, provided for the incorporation of cities, and removed religious tests for officeholders. (Massachusetts is the only one of the original 13 states that is still governed under its original constitution, the one of 1780, although this was extensively amended by the constitutional convention of 1917–19.)

Reform Movements and Civil War

In the 1830s and 40s the state became the center of religious and social reform movements, such as Unitarianism and transcendentalism. Of the transcendentalists, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Thoreau were quick to perceive and decry the evils of industrialization, while Bronson Alcott, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Emerson had some association with Brook Farm, an outgrowth of Utopian ideals. Horace Mann set about establishing an enduring system of public education in the 1830s. During this period Massachusetts gave to the nation the architect Charles Bulfinch; such writers and poets as Richard Henry Dana, Emily Dickinson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, and John Greenleaf Whittier; the historians George Bancroft, John Lothrop Motley, Francis Parkman, and William Hickling Prescott; and the scientist Louis Agassiz.

In the 1830s reformers began to devote energy to the antislavery crusade (see abolitionists). This was regarded with great displeasure by the mill tycoons, who feared that an offended South would cut off their cotton supply. The Whig party split on the slavery issue, and Massachusetts turned to the new Republican party, voting for John C. Frémont in 1856 and Abraham Lincoln in 1860. Massachusetts was the first state to answer Lincoln's call for troops after the firing on Fort Sumter. Massachusetts soldiers were the first to die for the Union cause when the 6th Massachusetts Regiment was fired on by a secessionist mob in Baltimore. In the course of the war over 130,000 men from the state served in the Union forces.

Industrialization and Immigration

After the Civil War Massachusetts, with other northern states, experienced rapid industrial expansion. Massachusetts capital financed many of the nation's new railroads, especially in the West. Although people continued to leave the state for the West, labor remained cheap and plentiful as European immigrants streamed into the state. The Irish, oppressed by both nature and the British, began arriving in droves even before the Civil War (beginning in the 1840s), and they continued to land in Boston for years to come. After them came French Canadians, arriving later in the 19th cent., and, in the early 20th cent., Portuguese, Italians, Poles, Slavs, Russian Jews, and Scandinavians. Also from the British Isles came the English, the Scots, and the Welsh. Of all the immigrant groups, English-speaking and non-English-speaking, the Irish came to be the most influential, especially in politics. Their religion (Roman Catholic) and their political faith (Democratic) definitely set them apart from the old native Yankee stock.

Practically all the immigrants went to work in the factories. The halcyon days of shipping were over. The maritime trade had bounded back triumphantly after the War of 1812, but the supplanting of sail by steam, the growth of railroads, and the destruction caused by Confederate cruisers in the Civil War helped reduce shipping to its present negligible state—a far cry from the colorful era of the clipper ships, which were perfected by Donald McKay of Boston. Whaling, once the glory of New Bedford and Nantucket, faded quickly with the introduction of petroleum.

The Growth of the Cities and the Labor Movement

The rise of industrialism was accompanied by a growth of cities, although the small mill town, where the factory hands lived in company houses and traded in the company store, remained important. Labor unions struggled for recognition in a long, weary battle marked by strikes, sometimes violent, as was the case in the Lawrence textile strike of 1912.

World War I, which caused a vast increase in industrial production, improved the lot of workers, but not of Boston policemen, who staged and lost their famous strike in 1919. For his part in breaking the strike, Gov. Calvin Coolidge won national fame and went on to become vice president and then president, the third Massachusetts citizen (after John Adams and John Quincy Adams) to hold the highest office in the land. The Sacco-Vanzetti Case, following the police strike, attracted international attention, as liberals raged over the seeming lack of regard for the spirit of the law in a state that had given the nation such an eminent jurist as Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841–1935). Labor unions finally came into their own in the 1930s under the New Deal.

World War II to the Present

Industry spurted forward again during World War II, and in the postwar era the state continued to develop. Politically, the state again assumed national importance with the 1960 election of Senator John F. Kennedy as the nation's 35th President. In 1974, Michael S. Dukakis, a Democrat, was elected governor. He lost to Edward King in 1978, but won again in 1982 and was reelected in 1986. In 1988 he ran for president, losing to George H. W. Bush. Dukakis decided not to run again for governor.

During the postwar period the decline of textile manufacturing was offset as the electronics industry, attracted by the skilled technicians available in the Boston area, boomed along Route 128. Growth in the computer and electronics sectors, much of it spurred by defense spending, helped Massachusetts prosper during much of the 1980s. At the end of the decade effects of a nationwide recession and the burden of a huge state budget hit Massachusetts hard, but in the 1990s there was a substantial economic recovery, spearheaded by growth in small high-tech companies.

Bibliography

See A. B. Hart, ed., Commonwealth History of Massachusetts (5 vol., 1927–30, repr. 1966); C. Hansen, Witchcraft at Salem (1969); G. Lewis, The Encyclopedia of Massachusetts (1984); M. Kaufman et al., A Guide to the History of Massachusetts (1988); G. Orcutt, Massachusetts (2 vol., 1988); R. Wilkie and J. Tager, ed., Historical Atlas of Massachusetts (1991).

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Massachusetts

MASSACHUSETTS


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The State in Brief

Nickname: Bay State, Old Colony

Motto: Ense Petit Placidam Sub Libertate Quietem (By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty)

Flower: Mayflower

Bird: Chickadee

Area: 10,554 square miles (2000; U.S. rank: 44th)

Elevation: Ranges from sea level to 3,487 feet

Climate: Temperate, with a colder, drier climate in the western portion of the state

Admitted to Union: February 6, 1788

Capital: Boston

Head Official: Governor Mitt Romney (R) (until 2007)

Population

1980: 5,737,000

1990: 6,016,425

2000: 6,349,097

2004 estimate: 6,416,505

Percent change, 19902000: 5.5%

U.S. rank in 2004: 13th

Percent of residents born in state: 66.1% (2000)

Density: 809.8 people per square mile (2000)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 198,890

Racial and Ethnic Characteristics (2000)

White: 5,367,287

Black or African American: 343,454

American Indian and Alaska Native: 15,015

Asian: 238,124

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 2,489

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 428,729

Other: 236,724

Age Characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 397,268

Population 5 to 19 years old: 1,277,845

Percent of population 65 years and over: 13.5%

Median age: 36.5 years (2000)

Vital Statistics

Total number of births (2003): 80,345

Total number of deaths (2003): 55,836 (infant deaths, 425)

AIDS cases reported through 2003: 8,397

Economy

Major industries: Services, trade, manufacturing, agriculture, tourism

Unemployment rate: 4.7% (April 2005)

Per capita income: $39,408 (2003; U.S. rank: 4th)

Median household income: $52,084 (3-year average, 2001-2003)

Percentage of persons below poverty level: 9.7% (3-year average, 2001-2003)

Income tax rate: 5.3%

Sales tax rate: 5% on most items (does not include food and clothing)

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts State in New England, on the Atlantic Ocean, ne USA; the capital and largest city is Boston. Other major cities are Worcester, Springfield, Cambridge, and New Bedford. The Pilgrim Fathers formed the first settlement, Plymouth Colony, on Massachusetts Bay in 1620. In 1630 English Puritans founded Boston, and it became the centre of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The area played a leading role in events leading up to the American Revolution, and was the scene of the first battle. Massachusetts prospered after achieving statehood in 1788. In the e of the state is a low-lying coastal plain. The Connecticut River valley and the Berkshire valley divided the uplands of the interior. The principal rivers are the Housatonic, Merrimack, and Connecticut. A highly industrialized region, Massachusetts is one of the most densely populated states in the nation. Agricultural produce includes cranberries, tobacco, hay, vegetables, and market garden and dairy products. Industries: electronic equipment, plastics, footwear, paper, machinery, metal and rubber goods, printing and publishing, fishing. Area: 20,300sq km (7838sq mi). Pop. (2000) 6,349,097.

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Massachusetts

MASSACHUSETTS


The first Europeans to exploit resources in the state of Massachusetts were fishermen who came from England, France, Portugal, and Spain in the mid-sixteenth century. They went ashore to process their catch; soon a flourishing fur trade was established with Native Americans. Religious persecution later drove a group of English Puritans who wished to separate from the Church of England to the New World in 1620. They settled in a Massachusetts village, which they named Plymouth. In 1630 a non-Separatist Puritan group settled to the north in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The group was headed by patriarch John Winthrop (15881649). Winthrop believed strongly that the material success of the new colony would be a visible sign of God's blessing. Between 1630 and 1640 around 20,000 English people settled in Massachusetts.

Migration of the English to Massachusetts slowed around 1640, because in that year a civil war brought Puritans to power in the mother country and removed religious persecution as a reason for immigration. Towns like Salem, Gloucester, Marblehead, and Boston, however, afterward remained important centers of the fishing industry; but as time went by, fishing and fur trading began to decline. As the supply of valuable beaver skins was being exhausted, the settlers turned to farming the rocky soil as means of sustenance. In the face of white encroachment upon the land, Native American tribes steadily declined, and many were wiped out in King Philip's War (16751676). As a sign of European dominance, Plymouth and the Massachusetts Bay Colony were merged in 1692 by royal decree.

Settlements spread across the colony in the eighteenth century. By 1730 Boston reached a population of 15,000. The city soon became a center of shipping and commerce. It also evolved into a hotspot of political unrest, since colonists were becoming more and more dissatisfied with tight political and economic controls imposed by the British. The cry of "taxation without representation" accompanied resentment caused by British control of trade and political rights. In 1773 the citizens of Boston expressed their frustration by dumping tea into the harbor. By 1775 the time was ripe for the beginnings of the American Revolution (17751783) in Lexington and Concord.

Massachusetts required some adjustments after the defeat of the British. The Shays' Rebellion (17861787) occurred when central and western farmers challenged the power of eastern commercial leaders; but the rebellion ultimately failed to change the status quo. Massachusetts went on to become the sixth state of the Union in 1788. The Federalist Party soon became dominant in Massachusetts. They represented the governing commercial interests.

By 1800 it became evident that an agricultural economy was not viable in Massachusetts. In addition to inhospitable, rocky soil, land was depleted of its resources. For years farmers had paid little attention to conservation. More and more farmers moved westward to find better land and better opportunities. The Erie Canal made it easier for western farmers to find markets in the East. Massachusetts began to look toward other economic horizons. For a time the whaling industry in Nantucket and New Bedford was the most profitable in the nation. With the decline of the whaling and fishing industries the state also became a center for the textile industry. That was especially true in the mill towns of Waltham, Lowell, and Lawrence. The mills were originally built because of the unavailability of British textiles during the War of 1812 (18121814). Mills flourished since there was ample waterpower available on Massachusetts rivers.

The best-known of the mills was at Lowell. The "Lowell system" included a large capital investment and the concentration of all processes in one plant under a unified management. It specialized in a kind of coarse cloth easily worked by unskilled workers. Most of the workers were young women from surrounding farms who came to supplement their families' meager incomes. They worked from sunup to sunset for very low wages. The well-designed Lowell community provided supervised housing and activities for the girls. Other mill towns copied this paternalistic system. Yet by 1840 Lowell mirrored other mill towns in its over-crowded, dirty conditions.

One positive development in the 1840s was that Massachusetts enacted the nation's first child labor law. It allowed a maximum 10-hour day for children under 10. While this law may seem inadequate by today's standards, it was quite progressive in an era when children were routinely exploited in the workplace.

Other industries that sprouted up in Massachusetts during that period included the manufacture of metal products, leather goods, whale products, and shipbuilding. Shoe factories were particularly prominent. Although most of the shoe factories fled to other states Massachusetts remained the center of shoe workers' unions for a long time to come. By 1850 steam engines were produced in Massachusetts. A network of railroads that was begun in 1826 helped open new areas for industrial expansion. The American Civil War (18611865) spurred industrial growth, which was also helped by the many immigrants who flocked to Massachusetts from northern and southern Europe and from French Canada.

As one of Massachusetts' major urban areas, Boston faced a major challenge in the mid-1840s, when a potato famine precipitated a mass migration from Ireland. These desperately poor immigrants were willing to take any menial job in order to survive, but they were greeted in their new country with a widespread disdain that was based upon ethnic and religious bigotry. After 1865, however, the Irish became politically powerful as mainstays of the Democratic Party and economically successful throughout the state. They helped Massachusetts become one of the most industrialized states in the nation by the end of the nineteenth century. The family history of President John F. Kennedy (19171963) is a good example of the rags-toriches stories of some Irish immigrants.

Conflicts between immigrants and their descendants, and the entrenched Republican Yankee conservatives in Massachusetts continued to plague the state into the new century. Class conflicts were largely responsible for a devastating strike of immigrant textile workers in Lawrence in 1912. The various factions eventually learned to accommodate one another. According to historian Richard D. Brown, there was a "pragmatic willingness" to accept diversity and, "haltingly, people adjusted to the multiethnic, urban, industrial character of Massachusetts."

The Great Depression of the 1930s nearly devastated Massachusetts. Unemployment in some localities reached as high as 40 percent. Massachusetts embraced Franklin D. Roosevelt's (18821945) efforts to stimulate the economy, but only World War II (19391945) brought any real increase in employment. The state's economy began to revive around 1950. While many of the old industries and mill towns were in decline, high-technology businesses began to develop in the suburbs of Boston. Industries oriented toward electronics, computers, and defense systems sprang up. That led to an increase in service sector businesses like banking, insurance, health care, and higher education. White-collar employment in the middle-class suburbs was on the rise.

By 1989 Massachusetts was again in a serious economic decline. It lost 14 percent of its jobs in three years. The general recession of the early 1990s was aggravated by a collapse in the real estate market in the late 1980s. Employment in construction dropped 44 percent between 1988 and 1991. Wholesale and retail trade lost 100,000 jobs. Voters blamed then current governor Michael Dukakis for the state's economic woes. In 1990 they elected Republican William Weld as the new governor. Weld then privatized a number of state operations in an effort to economize. By the mid-1990s the state's economy was improving greatly. Per capita income reached third place in the nation by 1995. Local industries like software and mutual funds led the upturn in the economy. The fishing industry was still the eighth largest in the nation in 1995 though not as important to the state's economy as it once was. Tourism was also important to the state, bringing in well over $8 million annually. Boston, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, and the Berkshire Mountains were popular vacation spots.

At the state level the Department of Economic Development continued making attempts to promote business, increase employment, and generate economic activity. In 1993 the Massachusetts Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) was launched to aid existing and new businesses. It provided 34 Economic Target Areas (ETAs) in the state. The Target Areas, along with local initiatives, provided attractive incentives to prospective businesses.

See also: Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Francis Cabot Lowell, Lowell System of Labor, Shays' Rebellion, Samuel Slater, Spinning Mills, Whaling Industry

FURTHER READING

Bedford, Henry F., ed. Their Lives and Numbers: The Condition of Working People in Massachusetts, 18701900. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1995.

Brown, Richard D. Massachusetts: A Bicentennial History. New York: Norton, 1978.

Handlin, Oscar. Boston's Immigrants. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1979.

Haskell, John D., Jr., ed. Massachusetts: A Biography of Its History. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1976.

Rothenberg, Winifred Barr. From Market-Places to a Market Economy: The Transformation of Rural Massachusetts. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.

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Massachusetts

MASSACHUSETTS

MASSACHUSETTS , New England state of the U.S. Massachusetts had a population of 6,357,000 in 2001, of whom 275,000 were Jews. Both the Jewish population and the state population have been relatively stable during the past 35 years. In 1917 the state's Jewish population was 190,000; by 1937 it had risen to 263,000, dropping to 223,000 in 1959, and then rising over the following decade to 260,000. Nearly 80% of the Jews in the state live within an hour's ride of *Boston.

In 2000, the Greater Boston metropolitan area, embracing large sections of New England, was the sixth-largest Jewish metropolitan area in the United States, including some 10,500 Jews from the former Soviet Union, most of whom arrived after 1985. More than half of the community's Jews were engaged in professional and technical work, and 40 percent of Jewish adults held advanced degrees. The number of Jews also significantly increases during the school year as the number of colleges and universities in the Boston area and in all of Massachusetts is high and the Jewish student population significant.

The shift from the older neighborhoods in and around Boston to the suburbs created substantial new Jewish communities in Newton-Wellesley-Brookline; Cambridge-Belmont-Lexington-Concord-Waltham-Woburn; Natick-Framingham; the Massachusetts Bay north shore towns of *Lynn, Swampscott, Marblehead, Nahant, Salem, and Saugus; and the southern suburbs. Over the last generation thousands of Jewish scientists, engineers, and manufacturing entrepreneurs have found employment in the industrial complexes that line Route 128 west of Boston, and they have given a new élan to the Jewish communities that have sprung up in the expanded Boston suburbs. In the late 20th and the early 21st centuries the high-tech industries attracted many young Jews who easily made the transition from college to industry.

Beyond metropolitan Boston there were 35 cities and towns with 100 or more Jewish residents. The largest Jewish

populations were to be found in *Springfield (10,000), *Worcester County (12,000), *Fall River (1,100), Andover (2,500), Amherst area (1,300), New Bedford (2,600), Lowell (2,000), Pittsfield and Berkshire County (4,000), Haverhill (2,300), and Holyoke (1,300). Several areas, which were once considered virtually off-limits to Jews, now have synagogues and thriving Jewish communities. Synagogue life on Cape Cod, including Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, is active, and there is ongoing Jewish life during the winter months. Many Jews who had previously enjoyed the rich cultural life of the Berkshires have chosen to live there year-round and to participate in the active Jewish life now afforded in these communities.

At the beginning of the 21st century there were about 250 synagogues in 85 communities, most of them erected in the 1960s and beyond either as the first houses of worship in newly settled areas or as replacements for older sanctuaries in communities where Jewish residence antedated the massive move out of Boston.

Early History

Aaron *Lopez, a ship owner, was the first Jew naturalized in Massachusetts (at Taunton, 1752). In 1777 he founded the first Jewish community in Massachusetts, at Leicester near Worcester. The families of Lopez and of Jacob Rodriguez *Rivera, numbering 61 people, stayed in Leicester until after the Revolution.

Massachusetts' first permanent Jewish community was established in the late 1830s in Boston, where Central European settlers established the state's first Jewish congregation, Ohabei Shalom, in the 1840s. For about 100 years the Boston Jewish community exercised a powerful influence on the growth of new settlements throughout the state.

The first Jews to take up permanent residence outside Boston were German and East European peddlers who replaced the itinerant Yankee traders in the 1840s and 1850s. Typical of these was Abraham *Kohn, later a figure in the Republican Party in Illinois. In 1842 and 1843, Kohn carried a pack through central and northern Massachusetts, praying alone in the fields, sometimes with his brother and partner, Judah, or with other Jewish peddlers he met on the way. Peddlers like Kohn settled down and became storekeepers; they were followed by tailors, watchmakers, cigarmakers, shoemakers, and dealers in dairy products, leather goods, provisions, lumber, and kerosene.

These merchants established themselves in the factory and mill towns, including Pittsfield (1850), where most were of German origin; Worcester (1860); Holyoke (1873; first congregation, Agudas Achim, founded 1895); Springfield (1881); Fall River (1881); Lawrence (late 1880s); Lynn (1893); and Haverhill (1897). Some Sephardi Jews lived in New Bedford, which has a Jewish cemetery said to date from the post-Revolutionary era, as late as the 1850s, when the first German Jews arrived. One of these was Leopold *Morse, who served in Congress from a Boston district in 1877–85 and again in 1887–89. A burial society, Bnay Israel, was formed in New Bedford in 1857. The first Jewish burial took place the same year. East European Jews arrived in New Bedford about 1877, the earliest of them being Isaac Goodman and Simon Siniansky. The first minyan was formed in 1879; services were held in Siniansky's house. The first congregation, Ahabath Achim, was founded in 1893 and purchased a cottage house as its first synagogue. A new synagogue was dedicated in 1899. In 1898 Congregation Chesed Shel Emes was incorporated; it occupied a new synagogue building in 1903. Springfield also had a colony of Sephardi Jews in the 1830s, but the first Russian arrivals found no trace of them. German and Polish Jews arrived in Worcester in the late 1860s.

Contemporary Life

Massachusetts is the home of several major national Jewish institutions: the nonsectarian *Brandeis University, in Waltham, and the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst and the Jewish Women's Archive in Brookline. The *Menorah Society, the first Jewish intercollegiate movement, was organized at Harvard University in 1906.

Jewish students and Jewish studies give Massachusetts a unique flavor. In 2004 there were approximately 90 dedicated staff positions in Jewish studies at seven major private universities in the Boston area with over 30 more similar positions at the universities in Worcester and the Amherst area. Internationally renowned graduate programs in Jewish Studies are found at Massachusetts universities, including the only graduate Ph.D. program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. The Hebrew College, which has moved from Brookline to Newton, now has a non-denominational rabbinic program with Arthur Green, a distinguished scholar of Ḥasidism, as its founding dean. Several universities had Jewish presidents in the last quarter of the 20th century and into the 21st. Among them, Harvard has a Jewish president, Lawrence *Sommers, and mit has had Jewish presidents. Brandeis has always had a Jewish president.

Jewish charitable institutions are coordinated by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston and by counterpart organizations in 12 other cities, including Jewish welfare federations in Berkshire County, Merrimack Valley (serving Andover, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Newburyport and 27 surrounding communities), New Bedford, Northshore, Springfield, and Worcester.

Hillel Foundations are found at the following Massachusetts colleges: Amherst College; Babson College; Bentley College; Berklee College of Music; Boston College (a Jesuit University); Boston University; Brandeis University; Clark University; College of the Holy Cross (a noted Roman Catholic College); Curry College; Emerson College; Fitchburg State College; Framingham State College; Hampshire College; Harvard University … Radcliffe College; Hebrew College; Lesley University; Massachusetts Bay Community College; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Mount Holyoke College; New England College; New England Conservatory of Music; Newbury College; Northeastern University; Quinsigamond Community College; Salem State College; Simmons College; Smith College; Springfield College; Suffolk University; Tufts University; Tufts University Veterinary School; umass Medical School; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; University of Massachusetts, Boston Harbor; University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; University of Massachusetts, Lowell; Wellesley College; Wentworth Institute of Technology; Western New England College; Westfield State College; Wheaton College; Wheelock College; Williams College; and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The presence of Hillel on campus was often symbolic of the Jewish presence. Brandeis has three chapels at the center of its campus – Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish – emblematic of the three great religions of mid-20th-century America. When the new Hillel at Harvard opened, a procession of Torah scrolls marched through the campus. One speaker said that the movement of Hillel from the periphery of the campus to its center reflected the journey of Jews at Harvard and indeed throughout American intellectual life.

Jewish community centers (jccs) and ym-ywhas are affiliated with the Greater Boston Associated jccs, and similar institutions are maintained in Framingham and Marblehead, Newton, North Dartmouth, Peabody, Springfield, Stoughton, Westboro, Worcester, Brighton, and Brookline. Jewish weeklies are published in the state: the Jewish Advocate, in Boston; Metro-West Jewish Reporter; the Jewish Journal/North of Boston; the Jewish Chronicle, in Worcester; and the national monthly Sh'ma, which is published by Jewish Family and Life in Newton.

George Feingold, who was the Republican nominee for governor when he died in 1958, was the first Jew to win statewide elective office, serving three terms as attorney general (1952–58). Springfield, Worcester, Holyoke, and Pittsfield (Daniel Englander, elected 1902) have had Jewish mayors. In 1961 Jacob J. Spiegel was named to the State Supreme Court, the first Jew to serve in that office. Abraham *Ratshesky was ambassador to Czechoslovakia under President Hoover (1930–32). David K. *Niles was one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's key White House aides and later served President Truman in a similar capacity (1942–51). Maxwell M. *Rabb served as secretary to the cabinet under President Eisenhower (1953–58). Steven *Grossman was chairman of the Democratic National Committee and ran unsuccessfully for governor as did Robert *Reich, a Brandeis professor and former Clinton secretary of labor. Politics in Massachusetts is considered the domain of the Irish. Boston has never had a Jewish mayor. Remarkably there have only been two Jewish congressmen, Barney *Frank and Leopold *Morse. Franklin Delano Roosevelt appointed Charles E. Wyzanski, Jr., to the United States District Court; Richard Nixon appointed Frank H. Freedman; Jimmy Carter, Rya Zobel; Ronald Reagan appointed Mark L. Wolf; Bill Clinton, Nancy Gertner and Patti Saris. Three Jewish sons of Massachusetts have served on the Supreme Court: Louis *Brandeis, Felix *Frankfurter, and Steven *Breyer.

bibliography:

L.M. Friedman, Pilgrims in a New Land (1915); idem, Jewish Pioneers and Patriots (1942); J.R. Marcus, Early American Jewry, 2 vols. (1951–53); B. Postal and L. Koppman, Jewish Tourist's Guide to the U.S. (1954), 219–41. add. bibliography: L.S. Maisel and I.M. Forman, Jews in American Politics (2001); K.F. Stone, The Congressional Minyan (2002); O. Israelowitz, United States Travel Guide (2003).

[Bernard Postal /

Michael Berenbaum (2nd ed.)]

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts

■ AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE F-5

1000 State St.
Springfield, MA 01109-3189
Tel: (413)737-7000
Admissions: (413)205-3201
Fax: (413)737-2803
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aic.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1885. Setting: 58-acre urban campus. Endowment: $7.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5132 per student. Total enrollment: 1,815. Faculty: 159 (72 full-time, 87 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,333 applied, 84% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 90% from top half. 7 class presidents, 2 valedictorians, 107 student government officers. Full-time: 1,214 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 184 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 52 other countries, 42% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 25% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 12% 25 or older, 55% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences; security and protective services; psychology; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $30,260 includes full-time tuition ($20,990) and college room and board ($9270). Part-time tuition: $470 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 2% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Committee, Golden Key Society, PRIDE (Persons Ready in Defense of Ebony), student government. Major annual events: homecoming, Model Congress, Press Forum. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 600 college housing spaces available; 562 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. James J. Shea Jr. Library with 118,000 books, 390 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $566,354. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Springfield is a city of 165,000 that offers a multitude of activities for college students, including a quadrangle of museums, the Stage West Theater Company, and the Springfield Civic Center.

■ AMHERST COLLEGE D-5

PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
Tel: (413)542-2000
Admissions: (413)542-2328
Fax: (413)542-2040
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.amherst.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1821. Setting: 1,000-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.2 billion. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $15,732 per student. Total enrollment: 1,623. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 6,284 applied, 19% were admitted. 87% from top 10% of their high school class, 95% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 98 National Merit Scholars, 44 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,623 students, 48% women, 52% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 31 other countries, 87% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 10% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 0% 25 or older, 98% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 97% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: public administration and social services; English; foreign languages and literature; psychology; visual and performing arts; history. Calendar: semesters. Self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major. Off campus study at Five Colleges, Inc., Twelve College Exchange Program. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: 4/5, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $41,590 includes full-time tuition ($32,395), mandatory fees ($610), and college room and board ($8585). College room only: $4600.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all. Most popular organizations: choral groups, WAMH (campus radio station), OUTREACH (community service), literary magazines, The Amherst Student (school newspaper). Major annual events: homecoming, Casino Night, Newport Jazz. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,600 college housing spaces available; 1,550 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Robert Frost Library plus 5 others with 1 million books, 530,038 microform titles, 10,632 serials, 45,139 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.9 million. 182 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Well-known American poets Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost and Eugene Field, and author Ray Stannard Baker (David Grayson) all lived in Amherst. Located on eastern edge of Connecticut Valley, the town has mean winter temperature of 25.2 degrees, and summer, 72 degrees. Annual rainfall is 43.8 inches. Rail and bus service is available. Free 5-college bus system connects all five institutions. Recreation provided at Mt. Sugarloaf and Mt. Tom Reservation nearby. Town has theatres, golf, tennis, fishing, and ice skating. Community opera performs annually. Nearby are the Pelham Hills, where Daniel Shays organized his rebellion; Deerfield, with its Bloody Brook, so named after a 17th-century clash between Indians and settlers; the Holyoke Range; and byways reminiscent of colonial days. Tobacco farms and apple orchards dot the Connecticut River valley, and throughout the neighboring hills are many opportunities for hiking, canoeing, and skiing amid the small villages, farms, and abandoned factories of another age. An exciting community lies in the midst of this bucolic setting. Amherst students and townspeople alike thrive on the contemporary vitality of a major academic center, since both Hampshire College and the University of Massachusetts are also located in Amherst, with Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges nearby. The resulting concentration of students, teachers, practicing artists, and visiting speakers makes the area a hub of scholarship and creativity. It has even been said that, after Boston, the Pioneer Valley offers the richest array of cultural events in New England.

■ ANNA MARIA COLLEGE E-8

Sunset Ln.
Paxton, MA 01612
Tel: (508)849-3300
Free: 800-344-4586
Admissions: (508)849-3360
Web Site: http://www.annamaria.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1946. Setting: 180-acre rural campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $1.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3335 per student. Total enrollment: 1,042. Faculty: 170 (38 full-time, 132 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 557 applied, 90% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 15% from top quarter, 47% from top half. Full-time: 540 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 205 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 21% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 3% 25 or older, 60% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 59% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: security and protective services; public administration and social services; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Colleges of Worcester Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: audition for music programs, portfolio for art programs. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $29,815 includes full-time tuition ($19,900), mandatory fees ($1980), and college room and board ($7935). Part-time tuition: $663.33 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Drama Club, Ski Club, chorus, Criminal Justice Club. Major annual events: Spring Weekend, Winter Semi-Formal, Harvest Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 397 college housing spaces available; 329 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Mondor-Eagen Library with 79,039 books, 1,738 microform titles, 318 serials, 895 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $302,994. 59 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus.

Community Environment:

Paxton is located in the geographical center of Massachusetts, eight miles northwest of Worcester and a one-hour drive from Boston or Providence. Summer and winter sports are available in the area. Excellent job opportunities are available in the immediate area.

■ THE ART INSTITUTE OF BOSTON AT LESLEY UNIVERSITY D-12

700 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02215-2598
Tel: (617)585-6600
Admissions: (617)585-6701
Fax: (617)437-1226
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aiboston.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Administratively affiliated with Lesley University. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1912. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Endowment: $43.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $887,653. System-wide educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,882 per student. Total enrollment: 6,521. 885 applied, 78% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 83% from top half. 4 class presidents, 1 valedictorian, 37 student government officers. Full-time: 964 students, 80% women, 20% men. Part-time: 78 students, 77% women, 23% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 24 other countries, 41% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 7% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 8% 25 or older, 66% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, NY studio program, Parsons School of Design. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, interview, portfolio, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $29,550 includes full-time tuition ($19,600) and college room and board ($9950). College room only: $6100. Full-time tuition varies according to program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $824 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: Peer Advisors, Ski Club, International Student Association, Student Gallery Committee, Literary Journal. Major annual events: Edible Art, student and faculty Coffee Hours, Student Lunches. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, lighted walkways. 500 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. The Art Institute of Boston Library plus 2 others with 100,000 books, 826,172 microform titles, 1,160 serials, 49,943 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.9 million. 175 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ASSUMPTION COLLEGE E-9

500 Salisbury St.
Worcester, MA 01609-1296
Tel: (508)767-7000; 888-882-7786
Admissions: (508)767-7110
Fax: (508)799-4412
Web Site: http://www.assumption.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1904. Setting: 145-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $47.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6552 per student. Total enrollment: 2,451. Faculty: 216 (129 full-time, 87 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 3,357 applied, 76% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 79% from top half. Full-time: 2,099 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 25 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 8 other countries, 31% from out-of-state, 0.05% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 21% 25 or older, 90% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: psychology; business/marketing; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Colleges of Worcester Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: continuous until 5/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $32,085 includes full-time tuition ($25,895), mandatory fees ($415), and college room and board ($5775). College room only: $3395.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Most popular organizations: Volunteer Center, Campus Activities Board, student government, Campus Ministry, resident assistants. Major annual events: Siblings' Weekend, Family Weekend, Welcome Back Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, front gate security, well-lit pathways. 1,942 college housing spaces available; 1,938 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Emmanuel d'Alzon Library with 103,467 books, 17,690 microform titles, 1,119 serials, 1,450 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.2 million. 190 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

175-acre park-like campus situated in residential section of city. See Clark University for area details.

■ ATLANTIC UNION COLLEGE D-9

PO Box 1000
South Lancaster, MA 01561-1000
Tel: (978)368-2000
Free: 800-282-2030
Admissions: (978)368-2239
Fax: (978)368-2015
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.atlanticuc.edu/

Description:

Independent Seventh-day Adventist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1882. Setting: 314-acre small town campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $2 million. Total enrollment: 473. 713 applied, 39% were admitted. Students come from 15 states and territories, 18 other countries, 45% from out-of-state, 68% live on campus. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations. Required for some: essay, interview. Placement: SAT or ACT required; SAT recommended. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $17,600. Part-time tuition: $525 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time and program. Tuition: $525 per credit hour part-time. Part-time tuition varies according to class time and program. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Association, Black Christian Union, choir, CHISPA (Hispanic group). Major annual events: Student Week of Prayer, Campus Clean-Up, Encore. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. G. Eric Jones Library with 135,694 books, 15,742 microform titles, 533 serials, 4,544 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 74 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Rural community (population 6,500), located in the approximate center of the state. Moderate climate in spring and fall; winters are cold. fall; winters are cold.

■ BABSON COLLEGE E-11

Babson Park, MA 02457-0310
Tel: (781)235-1200
Free: 800-488-3696
Fax: (781)239-5614
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.babson.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1919. Setting: 370-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $179.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.7 million. Total enrollment: 3,210. Faculty: 229 (151 full-time, 78 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 3,159 applied, 37% were admitted. 52% from top 10% of their high school class, 87% from top quarter, 99% from top half. Full-time: 1,725 students, 39% women, 61% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 59 other countries, 70% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 3% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 18% international, 83% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 95% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, internships. Off campus study at Pine Manor College, Regis College (MA), Brandeis University, Wellesley College, Olin College of Engineering. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT Subject Test in math. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/15 for early decision, 11/15 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision, 1/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $43,478 includes full-time tuition ($32,256) and college room and board ($11,222). College room only: $7242.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 9% of eligible men and 9% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Free Press, Dance Ensemble, Asian Pacific Student Association, college radio. Major annual events: Oktoberfest, Spring Weekend, Family Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,435 college housing spaces available; 1,420 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only housing available. Horn Library plus 1 other with 131,436 books, 346,933 microform titles, 626 serials, 5,411 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.4 million. 290 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Breadth distinguishes Babson from other undergraduate management programs. The focus of the Babson education blends professional (50%) and liberal arts (50%) courses with campus and field experiences in a small college setting where both halves of the faculty work together to help students perform well and to grow in response to change. Babson is located 30 minutes by car from Boston.

■ BAY PATH COLLEGE F-5

588 Longmeadow St.
Longmeadow, MA 01106-2292
Tel: (413)565-1000
Free: 800-782-7284
Fax: (413)567-0501
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.baypath.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1897. Setting: 48-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $19.3 million. Total enrollment: 1,456. Faculty: 162 (38 full-time, 124 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 599 applied, 69% were admitted. 2 class presidents, 6 student government officers. Full-time: 1,109 students, 100% women. Part-time: 234 students, 100% women. Students come from 17 states and territories, 6 other countries, 41% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 12% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 54% 25 or older, 40% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/2 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $30,220 includes full-time tuition ($20,606) and college room and board ($9614). Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $440 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 36 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, All Women Excel, Golden Z Service Club, Alliance, Women of Culture. Major annual events: Campus Day, Women in Culture. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 410 college housing spaces available; 362 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: women-only housing available. Hatch Library with 55,060 books, 4,312 microform titles, 132 serials, 3,764 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $382,825. 155 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Longmeadow is a small, residential, historic town located on the Connecticut/Massachusetts border. Its location near two major cities provides cultural and social advantages.

■ BAY STATE COLLEGE D-12

122 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02116-2975
Tel: (617)236-8000
Free: 800-81-LEARN
Fax: (617)536-1735
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.baystate.edu/

Description:

Independent, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 757. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,405 applied, 80% were admitted. Students come from 11 states and territories, 11 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 18% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 12% 25 or older, 21% live on campus. Retention: 50% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, independent study, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission. Required: essay, high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $26,325 includes full-time tuition ($15,900), mandatory fees ($350), and college room and board ($10,075). Part-time tuition: $1530 per course.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 9 open to all. Most popular organizations: Activities Club, Hospitality Travel Association, Fashion Club, Early Childhood Education Club, Student Medical Assisting Society. Major annual events: Senior Cruise, Celtics Game. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 14-hour patrols by trained security personnel. 174 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Bay State College Library with 4,490 books, 262 serials, 471 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $36,177. 55 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Boston University.

■ BECKER COLLEGE E-9

61 Sever St.
Worcester, MA 01609
Tel: (508)791-9241; 877-5BECKER
Fax: (508)831-7505
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.beckercollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees (also includes Leicester, MA small town campus). Founded 1784. Setting: 100-acre urban campus with easy access to Boston. Total enrollment: 1,660. 1,790 applied, 65% were admitted. Full-time: 910 students, 75% women, 25% men. Part-time: 750 students, 85% women, 15% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 2 other countries, 29% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 23% 25 or older, 40% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 61% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Colleges of Worcester Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, recommendations. Required for some: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $26,425 includes full-time tuition ($18,000), mandatory fees ($425), and college room and board ($8000). Part-time tuition: $750 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Student Activities Committee, Black Student Union, Animal Health Club, Drama Club. Major annual events: Family Weekend, Halloween Week, Spring Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 492 college housing spaces available; 40 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Ruska Library plus 1 other with 75,000 books, 2,230 microform titles, 400 serials, 2,900 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 155 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BENJAMIN FRANKLIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY D-12

41 Berkeley St.
Boston, MA 02116-6296
Tel: (617)423-4630
Fax: (617)482-3706
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bfit.edu/

Description:

Independent, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1908. Setting: 3-acre urban campus. Endowment: $8 million. Total enrollment: 386. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 668 applied, 91% were admitted. Students come from 12 states and territories, 0.3% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 38% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 10% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at University of Massachusetts.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Tuition: $12,750 full-time, $531 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 4 open to all; local fraternities. Most popular organizations: Society of Manufacturing Engineers, student government, Yearbook Committee, athletics, Institute of Electrical and electronic Engineers (IEEE). Major annual events: Engineering Week Competition, Ben Franklin's Birthday, Spring Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols. College housing not available. Lufkin Memorial Library with 10,000 books, 90 serials, and an OPAC. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BENTLEY COLLEGE J-1

175 Forest St.
Waltham, MA 02452-4705
Tel: (781)891-2000
Free: 800-523-2354
Admissions: (781)891-2244
Fax: (781)891-3414
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bentley.edu

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1917. Setting: 143-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $199.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,510 per student. Total enrollment: 5,565. Faculty: 475 (270 full-time, 205 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 5,802 applied, 43% were admitted. 39% from top 10% of their high school class, 81% from top quarter, 99% from top half. Full-time: 3,958 students, 41% women, 59% men. Part-time: 336 students, 44% women, 56% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 69 other countries, 47% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 3% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 7% 25 or older, 79% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 94% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; interdisciplinary studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at The Bentley-Brandeis-Regis Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/15 for early decision, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 12/22 for early decision, 1/30 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $38,784 includes full-time tuition ($28,390), mandatory fees ($224), and college room and board ($10,170). College room only: $6060. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1368 per course. Part-time mandatory fees: $10 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 90 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, Hall Council Advisory Board, WBTY. Major annual events: Homecoming Weekend, Spring Weekend, Midnight Madness. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security cameras. College housing designed to accommodate 3,127 students; 3,128 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Baker Library plus 1 other with 136,094 books, 1,744 microform titles, 16,848 serials, 5,850 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.7 million. 4,441 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The college represents the best of New England college campuses and provides an inviting atmosphere for study and socializing. Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, just 10 miles from Boston, Bentley's 163-acre suburban campus puts the city's many resources within easy reach. Boston is the country's ultimate college town. From theater to art exhibits, dance clubs to alternative rock concerts, championship sports to championship shopping, Boston has the proverbial "something for everyone." The college offers a shuttle service into Cambridge at Harvard Square, and from there, the entire city of Boston is accessible via public transportation.

■ BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC D-12

1140 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02215-3693
Tel: (617)266-1400
Free: 800-BER-KLEE
Admissions: (617)747-2222
Fax: (617)747-2047
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.berklee.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1945. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $127.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $11,151 per student. Total enrollment: 4,037. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,474 applied, 57% were admitted. Students come from 54 states and territories, 66 other countries, 78% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 6% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 22% international, 20% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, double major, summer session for credit, internships. Off campus study at Pro Arts Consortium.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview, 2 years of formal music study and audition. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 3/31, 1/31 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100. Comprehensive fee: $37,997 includes full-time tuition ($21,790), mandatory fees ($4517), and college room and board ($11,690).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 39 open to all. Most popular organizations: Musical Theater at Berklee Club, Yoga Society, Black Student Union, Christian Fellowship. Major annual events: Convocation, Welcoming Barbecue, International Night. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 771 college housing spaces available; 760 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. The Stan Getz Media Center and Library with 30,208 books, 77 serials, 19,480 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $775,000. 45 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Boston University.

■ BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-2

1350 West St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201-5786
Tel: (413)499-4660
Fax: (413)496-9511
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.berkshirecc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3341 per student. Total enrollment: 2,328. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 399 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 923 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 1,405 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 14 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 40% 25 or older, 13% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Williams College, Springfield Technical Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing and allied health. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $780 full-time, $26 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7800 full-time, $260 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2820 full-time, $94 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 19 open to all. Most popular organizations: Mass PIRG, Student Nurse Organization, Student Senate, Diversity Club, LPN Organization. Major annual events: concerts, speakers, film presentations. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Jonathan Edwards Library plus 1 other with 74,271 books, 319 serials, 3,247 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $126,014. 354 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Set in the cultural mecca of the rolling Berkshire hills, this attractive area is also the home to long established plastics and paper industries. The city has three libraries, numerous churches, two hospitals, a museum, YMCA, and good shopping facilities. Regular transportation is available by rail bus and air. Theatres, bowling, three golf courses, two large lakes, many parks, and closeness to area festivals and summer attractions make this city a favorite recreation spot. Part-time employment is available.

■ BOSTON ARCHITECTURAL COLLEGE D-12

320 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02115-2795
Tel: (617)262-5000; 877-585-0100
Admissions: (617)585-0256
Fax: (617)585-0111
Web Site: http://www.the-bac.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1889. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Endowment: $6.1 million. Total enrollment: 910. Faculty: 327 (10 full-time, 317 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 338 applied, 70% were admitted. Full-time: 466 students, 37% women, 63% men. Part-time: 41 students, 22% women, 78% men. Students come from 43 states and territories, 47% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 67% 25 or older, 14% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Art Institute of Boston at Lesley College, ProArts Consortium.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: resume. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $8610 full-time, $717 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $20 full-time, $150. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organization: student government. Major annual event: Sketch Problem Weekend. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, electronically operated building access. College housing not available. Shaw and Stone Library with 27,000 books, 140 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $398,012. 63 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BOSTON BAPTIST COLLEGE D-12

950 Metropolitan Ave.
Boston, MA 02136
Tel: (617)364-3510; 888-235-2014
Fax: (617)364-0723
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.boston.edu/

Description:

Independent Baptist, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1976. Setting: 8-acre suburban campus with easy access to Providence. Total enrollment: 130. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 21% from top quarter, 42% from top half. Full-time: 120 students, 37% women, 63% men. Part-time: 10 students, 20% women, 80% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 3 other countries, 70% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 10% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: theology and religious vocations. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: Common Application. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $14,784 includes full-time tuition ($6930), mandatory fees ($1600), and college room and board ($6254). College room only: $3594. Part-time tuition: $290 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $900 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: local fraternities, local sororities. Major annual events: Christmas Concert, Missions Conference, Open House East. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols. 100 college housing spaces available; 90 were occupied in 2003-04. 9 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BOSTON COLLEGE E-12

140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3800
Tel: (617)552-8000
Free: 800-360-2522
Admissions: (617)552-3100
Fax: (617)552-0798
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bc.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic (Jesuit), university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates (also offers continuing education program with significant enrollment not reflected in profile). Founded 1863. Setting: 240-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $1.2 billion. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $24.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $19,808 per student. Total enrollment: 13,755. Faculty: 1,285 (662 full-time, 623 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 23,823 applied, 31% were admitted. 75% from top 10% of their high school class, 95% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 7 National Merit Scholars, 138 student government officers. Full-time: 9,019 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 100 other countries, 71% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 6% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 21% 25 or older, 78% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 96% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Boston University, Brandeis University, Hebrew College, Pine Manor College, Regis College (MA), Tufts University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 4/15, 12/25 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $70. One-time mandatory fee: $355. Comprehensive fee: $42,283 includes full-time tuition ($30,950), mandatory fees ($488), and college room and board ($10,845). College room only: $6945. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 171 open to all. Most popular organizations: Ski Club, The Bostonians, Boston College Bop. Major annual events: Homecoming, Middlemarch Ball, Student Leadership Awards Banquet. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 7,068 students; 7,341 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Thomas P. O'Neill Library plus 6 others with 2.2 million books, 3.9 million microform titles, 22,266 serials, 162,202 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $20.9 million. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Boston College considers, and the students concur, that the suburban location of the campus six miles from Boston is the ideal setting for a University. The campus boasts superior academic, residential, and recreational facilities, and the dynamic Greater Boston area offers unlimited cultural, educational, and personal opportunities for individual development within a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

■ THE BOSTON CONSERVATORY D-12

8 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02215
Tel: (617)536-6340
Admissions: (617)912-9153
Fax: (617)536-3176
Web Site: http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1867. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 537. 989 applied, 43% were admitted. Full-time: 404 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 3 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 60% from out-of-state, 0% 25 or older, 29% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, advanced placement, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Pro Arts Consortium.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.7 high school GPA, 4 recommendations, audition, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 12/1. Notification: 4/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $105. Comprehensive fee: $42,155 includes full-time tuition ($26,400), mandatory fees ($1435), and college room and board ($14,320).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 16 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 25% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Korean Student Association, Chinese Student Association, Sigma Alpha Iota. Major annual events: Spring Weekend, International Student Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. The Albert Alphin Music Library with 40,000 books and 92 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $130,000. 16 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in an urban environment in central Boston near Symphony Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts. Public transportation, metropolitan shopping, artistic areas and fine dining are within walking distance.

■ BOSTON UNIVERSITY D-12

Boston, MA 02215
Tel: (617)353-2000
Admissions: (617)353-2300
Fax: (617)353-9695
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bu.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1839. Setting: 132-acre urban campus. Endowment: $712.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $218.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $19,796 per student. Total enrollment: 30,957. Faculty: 2,438 (1,454 full-time, 984 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 31,431 applied, 57% were admitted. 58% from top 10% of their high school class, 87% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 108 valedictorians. Full-time: 17,384 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 1,310 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 54 states and territories, 103 other countries, 77% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 3% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 3% 25 or older, 74% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 91% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: communications/journalism; social sciences; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Boston College, Brandeis University, Hebrew College, Tufts University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview, audition, portfolio, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 11/1 for early decision plan 1, 1/1 for early decision plan 2. Notification: continuous until 4/15, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $70. Comprehensive fee: $42,046 includes full-time tuition ($31,530), mandatory fees ($436), and college room and board ($10,080). College room only: $6450. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and degree level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $985 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $40. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and degree level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 380 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 3% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: performing and acappella groups, cultural organizations, service organizations, student government, residence hall associations. Major annual events: Head of the Charles River Regatta, Homecoming Weekend, World Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security personnel at residence hall entrances, self-defense education, well-lit sidewalks. College housing designed to accommodate 10,818 students; 10,914 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Mugar Memorial Library plus 18 others with 2.3 million books, 4.5 million microform titles, 30,067 serials, 72,153 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $17.4 million. 750 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Historic capital of Massachusetts, Boston is a contrast of past and present with broad avenues disappearing into crooked, narrow streets of colonial Boston. Modern stores and buildings stand next to Revolutionary shrines. With one in every five residents a college student, Boston is America's ultimate college town.

■ BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY J-1

415 South St.
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
Tel: (781)736-2000
Free: 800-622-0622
Admissions: (781)736-3500
Fax: (781)736-3536
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.brandeis.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1948. Setting: 235-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $519 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $36.7 million. Total enrollment: 5,189. Faculty: 472 (343 full-time, 129 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 7,343 applied, 38% were admitted. 74% from top 10% of their high school class, 96% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 21 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 3,242 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 25 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 57 other countries, 63% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 3% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 0% 25 or older, 82% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 94% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; area and ethnic studies; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Tufts University, Babson College, Bentley College, Boston University, Wellesley College, Boston College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 1/1 for early decision. Notification: 4/1, 12/1 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $41,551 includes full-time tuition ($31,532), mandatory fees ($969), and college room and board ($9050). College room only: $5083. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $986 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 184 open to all. Most popular organizations: Waltham Group, Student Programming Board, performing groups, student government. Major annual events: Louis, Louis Weekend, Bronstein Weekend, Community Service Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 2,456 students; 2,536 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Goldfarb Library plus 2 others with 938,835 books, 914,322 microform titles, 15,835 serials, 35,287 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $11.5 million. 104 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Waltham is a city of 58,000, ten miles west of Boston on the Charles River. It is a traditional manufacturing community that now hosts extensive high-tech industries. The City is served by commuter railroad and excellent bus lines for easy access to Boston and Cambridge. The locale has two colleges, four hospitals, a wide range of religious institutions, public library, Federal Archives and Records Center, parks, and a variety of ethnic restaurants. Good job and community service opportunities for students are available.

■ BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE G-12

Bridgewater, MA 02325-0001
Tel: (508)531-1000
Admissions: (508)531-1237
Fax: (508)531-1707
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bridgew.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1840. Setting: 235-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $11.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3836 per student. Total enrollment: 9,649. Faculty: 494 (261 full-time, 233 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 5,446 applied, 80% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 69% from top half. Students come from 32 states and territories, 28 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 16% 25 or older, 31% live on campus. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: psychology; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at 8 members of the Southeastern Association for Cooperation in Higher Education in Massachusetts, 9 members of the College Academic Program Sharing. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $910 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7050 full-time, $294 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $4596 full-time, $188 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $6614. College room only: $4114. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 76 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, coed fraternities. Most popular organizations: Children's Developmental Clinic, Student Government Association, Afro-American/Latino Club, Program Committee. Major annual events: Homecoming, Springfest, Parents' Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 2,045 students; 2,220 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Clement Maxwell Library with 326,662 books, 756,874 microform titles, 1,100 serials, 10,590 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $788,068. 780 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

This largely residential, colonial town, 30 miles southeast of Boston, has among its manufactures, shoes, leatherboard, nails, and bricks. Extensive excavations by archaeologists have revealed the remains of two Indian civilizations in the area. Boston provides the area with all the cultural, and recreational advantages of a large city.

■ BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE I-12

777 Elsbree St.
Fall River, MA 02720-7395
Tel: (508)678-2811
Fax: (508)674-8838
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bristol.mass.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 105-acre urban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $2.9 million. Total enrollment: 6,873. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 3,684 applied, 80% were admitted. Full-time: 3,097 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 3,776 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 25 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 35% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Southeastern Association for Cooperation in Higher Education in Massachusetts.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology, occupational therapy assistant programs. Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $576 full-time, $24 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5520 full-time, $230 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2544 full-time, $99 per credit part-time, $30 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 32 open to all. Most popular organizations: International Club, MASS/PIRG WaterWatch, Criminal Justice Society, Society for Students in Free Enterprise, Portuguese Club. Major annual events: Orientation, Student Awards Night, International Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center with 65,000 books, 380 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $990,128. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located approximately 50 miles south of Boston, Massachusetts and 18 miles southeast of Providence, Rhode Island on the New England Coast, the City is easily accessible by train, bus and air. Fall River's major industries include textiles, needlecrafts, and rubber and chemicals. The city, the factory outlet capital of New England, is experiencing a revitalization in its business and residential districts. Many opportunities exist for part-time and full-time work for students.

■ BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-12

250 New Rutherford Ave.
Boston, MA 02129-2925
Tel: (617)228-2000
Admissions: (617)228-2420
Fax: (617)228-2120
Web Site: http://www.bhcc.mass.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1973. Setting: 21-acre urban campus. Endowment: $2.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,496 per student. Total enrollment: 7,837. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 3,697 applied, 69% were admitted. Full-time: 2,388 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 5,449 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 93 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 29% black, 14% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 52% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health career programs. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $576 full-time, $24 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5520 full-time, $230 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1824 full-time, $76 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 28 open to all. Most popular organizations: African-American Cultural Society, Asian-Pacific Students Association, Arab Students Association, Hospitality Club, Radio station. Major annual events: Holiday Stroll, Family Day, Spring Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Bunker Hill Community College Library with 65,953 books, 5,554 microform titles, 330 serials, 934 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $388,584. 585 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The college is located on a 21-acre site in the Charlestown District of Boston. The campus is very near the Bunker Hill Monument and the U.S.S. Constitution. The school is within immediate access to Boston's bus-streetcar-subway system.

■ CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE D-12

1000 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138-5304
Tel: (617)868-1000
Free: 800-877-4723
Fax: (617)349-3545
Web Site: http://www.cambridgecollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1971. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $6.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $13,101 per student. Total enrollment: 4,031. Faculty: 806 (33 full-time, 773 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 503 applied, 99% were admitted. Full-time: 226 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 685 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 6 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 24% Hispanic, 34% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 16% 25 or older, 49% transferred in. Retention: 28% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: psychology; interdisciplinary studies; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: trimesters. ESL program, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, interview. Recommended: 3 years of work experience. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. One-time mandatory fee: $110. Tuition: $8040 full-time, $335 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Cambridge College Online Library with an OPAC and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $168,758.

■ CAPE COD COMMUNITY COLLEGE I-15

2240 Iyanough Rd.
West Barnstable, MA 02668-1599
Tel: (508)362-2131
Web Site: http://www.capecod.mass.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 120-acre rural campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $3.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8081 per student. Total enrollment: 4,243. 1,179 applied, 98% were admitted. 10% from top quarter of their high school class, 31% from top half. Full-time: 1,470 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 2,773 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 5 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 58% 25 or older, 10% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Bridgewater State College, Bristol Community College, Dean College, Massasoit Community College, Stonehill College, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, dental hygiene, physical therapy programs. Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: essay, recommendations. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/10. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $720 full-time, $24 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6900 full-time, $230 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $2940 full-time, $98 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 31 open to all. Most popular organizations: Innkeepers Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Senate, Learning Disabilities Support Group, Ethnic Diversity. Major annual events: Spree Day, Commencement festivities, Annual Arts Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Cape Cod Community College Learning Resource Center with 54,342 books, 30,740 microform titles, 705 serials, 6,107 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $588,557. 240 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A rural village in the town of Barnstable on Cape Cod with several museums dedicated to early Americana in the area. The community has excellent facilities for all sports, yacht races and tournaments, and many historic celebrations. Part-time employment is available with exceptional opportunities in the summer. Transportation provided by air and bus. Shopping facilities are excellent.

■ CLARK UNIVERSITY E-9

950 Main St.
Worcester, MA 01610-1477
Tel: (508)793-7711
Free: 800-GO-CLARK
Admissions: (508)793-7431
Fax: (508)793-8821
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.clarku.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1887. Setting: 50-acre urban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $206 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3195. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,154 per student. Total enrollment: 3,118. Faculty: 263 (167 full-time, 96 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 4,463 applied, 62% were admitted. 34% from top 10% of their high school class, 70% from top quarter, 97% from top half. Full-time: 2,097 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 158 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 55 other countries, 61% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 1% 25 or older, 77% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; psychology; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Worcester Consortium for Higher Education, Howard University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $37,365 includes full-time tuition ($31,200), mandatory fees ($265), and college room and board ($5900). College room only: $3550. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $915.63 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 74 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Board, Hillel, Pub Entertainment Committee, Massachusetts PIRG, Film Society. Major annual events: Academic Spree Day, Student Spree Day, G and P Variety Show. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,570 college housing spaces available; 1,545 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Robert Hutchings Goddard Library plus 4 others with 289,658 books, 60,084 microform titles, 1,383 serials, 1,007 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.8 million. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

An industrial center and state center for biotechnology and related research, Worcester is the second largest city in all of New England. Good transportation facilities make area easily accessible. Located 38 miles west of Boston, city has several religious groups of all denominations, as well as significant libraries, museums, parks, theatre, and music facilities and municipal recreation opportunities and the Centrum (seating 13,000) houses concerts, sport events, and exhibits. Many students take advantage of the city's offerings through paid and unpaid internships with area corporations and institutions.

■ COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS E-9

1 College St.
Worcester, MA 01610-2395
Tel: (508)793-2011
Free: 800-442-2421
Admissions: (508)793-2443
Fax: (508)793-3888
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.holycross.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic (Jesuit), 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1843. Setting: 174-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $465.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $13,777 per student. Total enrollment: 2,816. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 4,744 applied, 48% were admitted. 66% from top 10% of their high school class, 93% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 3 National Merit Scholars, 19 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,788 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 28 students, 86% women, 14% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 18 other countries, 63% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 4% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 0% 25 or older, 88% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 97% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; English; history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, internships. Off campus study at Colleges of Worcester Consortium of Higher Education. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Recommended: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 12/15 for early decision. Notification: 4/1, 1/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $40,664 includes full-time tuition ($30,960), mandatory fees ($484), and college room and board ($9220). College room only: $4610. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 94 open to all. Most popular organizations: SPUD (community service organization), choral and music groups, Campus Activities Board, Student Government Association, Purple Key Society. Major annual events: homecoming, Family Weekend, Spring Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,353 college housing spaces available; 2,272 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Dinand Library plus 5 others with 606,647 books, 15,913
microform titles, 1,626 serials, 26,675 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.9 million. 482 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Clark University.

■ CURRY COLLEGE E-12

1071 Blue Hill Ave.
Milton, MA 02186-9984
Tel: (617)333-0500
Free: 800-669-0686
Admissions: (617)333-2210
Fax: (617)333-6860
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.curry.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1879. Setting: 131-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $13.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9544 per student. Total enrollment: 3,202. Faculty: 372 (102 full-time, 270 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 3,006 applied, 69% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 57% from top half. Full-time: 2,203 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 752 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 15 other countries, 34% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 4% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; security and protective services; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation. Recommended: interview. Required for some: interview, SAT or ACT, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised for PAL candidates. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 4/1, 12/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $33,940 includes full-time tuition ($23,400), mandatory fees ($900), and college room and board ($9640). College room only: $5640.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: student radio station, student government, Community Campus Activities Board, student newspaper, Drama Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Midnight Madness, Spring Fest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,285 college housing spaces available; 1,235 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Levin Library plus 1 other with 90,000 books, 24,000 microform titles, 675 serials, 1,050 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $850,915. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Suburban location about seven miles south of Boston near the Neponset River in the town of Milton. All forms of transportation easily accessible. Shuttle bus to Boston, rapid transit. Blue Hills Reservation, a summer and winter sports center with golf course, ice rink, ski slopes, is located nearby. Job opportunities, community services, and cultural advantages will be found in neighboring Boston, as well as on campus.

■ DEAN COLLEGE F-10

99 Main St.
Franklin, MA 02038-1994
Tel: (508)541-1900; 877-TRY-DEAN
Admissions: (508)541-1508
Fax: (508)541-8726
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dean.edu/

Description:

Independent, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1865. Setting: 100-acre small town campus with easy access to Boston and Providence. Endowment: $20.7 million. Total enrollment: 1,249. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 1,816 applied, 74% were admitted. Full-time: 925 students, 45% women, 55% men. Part-time: 324 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 14 other countries, 48% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 3% 25 or older, 90% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. One-time mandatory fee: $200. Comprehensive fee: $34,350 includes full-time tuition ($24,000) and college room and board ($10,350). College room only: $6550. Part-time tuition: $690 per course.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Emerging Leaders, College Success Staff, Student Ambassadors, student government, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Homecoming, Harvest Weekend, Leadership Conference. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 817 college housing spaces available Free: 800 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. E. Ross Anderson Library with 46,226 books and 185 serials. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Franklin is located 30 miles southwest of Boston and is the birthplace of Horace Mann. This is a rapidly growing area easily accessible by bus and rail. The community has swimming pools, tennis courts, ski facilities, riding, golf, movies, bowling, and dancing. There are many shopping centers nearby. Some part-time employment is available for students.

■ EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE E-12

23 East Elm Ave.
Quincy, MA 02170-2999
Tel: (617)745-3000
Free: 800-88-ENC88
Admissions: (617)745-3732
Fax: (617)745-3907
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.enc.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Church of the Nazarene. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1918. Setting: 15-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4532 per student. Total enrollment: 1,212. 552 applied, 62% were admitted. 17 class presidents, 10 valedictorians, 25 student government officers. Full-time: 1,043 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 26 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 32 states and territories, 18 other countries, 57% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 10% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 50% 25 or older, 82% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities, Boston University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Boston College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,900 includes full-time tuition ($17,700), mandatory fees ($610), and college room and board ($6590). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, gender, and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $750 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 26 open to all. Most popular organizations: AMS Associated Men Students, AWS Associated Women Students, gospel choir, ACTS Actors Christians Teachers Singers, Kid's Club. Major annual events: Festival of Life, Homecoming, Heritage Day/Alumni Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Nease Library with 117,540 books, 57,030 microform titles, 466 serials, 1,290 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $473,409. 98 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Quincy College.

■ ELMS COLLEGE F-5

291 Springfield St.
Chicopee, MA 01013-2839
Tel: (413)594-2761
Free: 800-255-ELMS
Admissions: (413)592-3189
Fax: (413)594-2781
Web Site: http://www.elms.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1928. Setting: 32-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $53,003. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7359 per student. Total enrollment: 1,234. Faculty: 146 (59 full-time, 87 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 447 applied, 89% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 45% from top quarter, 70% from top half. Full-time: 681 students, 75% women, 25% men. Part-time: 385 students, 90% women, 10% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 1 other country, 19% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 40% 25 or older, 39% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield, Sisters of Saint Joseph Colleges Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $29,920 includes full-time tuition ($21,520) and college room and board ($8400). Part-time tuition: $440 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $20 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Zonta, Elmscript, Umoja, Social Work Club. Major annual events: Midnight Madness, Semi-Formal, Soph Show. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 313 college housing spaces available; 229 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Alumnae Library with 111,379 books, 3,334 microform titles, 529 serials, 2,948 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $466,344. 70 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Elms is located in western Massachusetts, two and one half miles from Springfield, near the junction of I-91 and I-90 (Mass. Turnpike). The climate is temperate. The community has several churches, museums, a library, theatre, sports center, cultural and social events at many of the nearby colleges, shopping, and major civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations. Part-time employment is available.

■ EMERSON COLLEGE D-12

120 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116-4624
Tel: (617)824-8500
Admissions: (617)824-8600
Fax: (617)824-8609
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.emerson.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1880. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $86.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8292 per student. Total enrollment: 4,326. Faculty: 381 (143 full-time, 238 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 5,008 applied, 45% were admitted. 36% from top 10% of their high school class, 83% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 8 valedictorians. Full-time: 3,092 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 281 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 43 other countries, 63% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 2% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 3% 25 or older, 45% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; communications/journalism; business/marketing; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview, audition, essay, portfolio, or resume for performing arts applicants. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/5, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $35,042 includes full-time tuition ($24,064), mandatory fees ($558), and college room and board ($10,420). College room only: $6200. Part-time tuition: $752 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 3% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: EIV (Emerson Independent Video), WERS 88.9 FM, Musical Theatre Society, Berkeley Beacon, International Student Association. Major annual events: EVVY's, Spring Musical, Hand Me Down Night. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,207 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Emerson Library plus 1 other with 174,782 books, 9,129 microform titles, 16,426 serials, 9,760 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.8 million. 385 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Boston University.

■ EMMANUEL COLLEGE D-12

400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617)277-9340
Admissions: (617)735-9715
Fax: (617)735-9801
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.emmanuel.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1919. Setting: 16-acre urban campus. Endowment: $62 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3518 per student. Total enrollment: 2,296. Faculty: 222 (67 full-time, 155 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 3,107 applied, 61% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 78% from top half. Full-time: 1,503 students, 74% women, 26% men. Part-time: 593 students, 80% women, 20% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 39 other countries, 28% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 7% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 29% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at College of Notre Dame (CA), Colleges of the Fenway. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: 12/1, 12/1 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $32,000 includes full-time tuition ($21,900), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($9700). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $684 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Hellas, Student Government Association, Peace and Justice Club, Theatre Guild, L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Major annual events: Family Weekend, Clam Bake, Tap-Off Tournament. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour security personnel on duty at front desk in residence halls. College housing designed to accommodate 1,023 students; 1,029 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Cardinal Cushing Library with 97,627 books, 2,128 microform titles, 394 serials, 567 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $590,561. 115 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ENDICOTT COLLEGE C-13

376 Hale St.
Beverly, MA 01915-2096
Tel: (978)927-0585
Free: 800-325-1114
Admissions: (978)921-1000
Fax: (978)927-0084
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.endicott.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1939. Setting: 240-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $14.9 million. Total enrollment: 3,326. Faculty: 146 (66 full-time, 80 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 3,081 applied, 47% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 79% from top half. Full-time: 1,860 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 178 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 33 other countries, 53% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 10% 25 or older, 84% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual and performing arts; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at 10 members of the Northeast Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 2/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $30,156 includes full-time tuition ($19,690), mandatory fees ($700), and college room and board ($9766). College room only: $6846. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $615 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $200 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Committee, student government, yearbook, Admissions Ambassadors, Adventure Base Council. Major annual events: Spring Week, Halloween activities, Winter Carnival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,369 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Endicott College Library with 121,000 books, 23,500 microform titles, 3,500 serials, 475 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $446,243. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Suburban.

■ FINE MORTUARY COLLEGE, LLC E-11

150 Kerry Place
Norwood, MA 02062
Tel: (781)762-1211
Fax: (781)762-7177
Web Site: http://www.fine-ne.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1996. Calendar: continuous.

■ FISHER COLLEGE D-12

118 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02116-1500
Tel: (617)236-8800
Free: 800-446-1226
Admissions: (617)236-8822
Fax: (617)236-8858
Web Site: http://www.fisher.edu/

Description:

Independent, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1903. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $12.9 million. Total enrollment: 507. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,700 applied, 62% were admitted. Full-time: 507 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 14 states and territories, 21 other countries, 21% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 19% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 47% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 18% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Emerson College.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $30,280 includes full-time tuition ($18,330), mandatory fees ($950), and college room and board ($11,000).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, student government, Student Activity Club, Inter-Cultural Club. Major annual events: Parents' Weekend, Fashion Show, All-College Outing. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Fisher College Library plus 1 other with 30,000 books, 160 serials, and an OPAC. 112 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Boston University.

■ FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE C-9

160 Pearl St.
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697
Tel: (978)345-2151
Free: 800-705-9692
Fax: (978)665-4540
Web Site: http://www.fsc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1894. Setting: 45-acre small town campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $9.9 million. Total enrollment: 5,340. Faculty: 242 (166 full-time, 76 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 3,070 applied, 67% were admitted. Full-time: 2,950 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 703 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 7% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 16% 25 or older, 48% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual and performing arts; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous, continuous for nonresidents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $970 full-time, $40.42 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7050 full-time, $293.75 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $4032 full-time, $168 per credit part-time. College room and board: $6274.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 65 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 10% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Residence Hall Council, student radio station, student newspaper, Dance Club. Major annual events: film festivals, student Convocations, Falcon Fest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 1,400 students; 1,470 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Hammond Library with 238,743 books, 455,651 microform titles, 2,039 serials, 1,489 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 135 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The college is located in an urban setting, 50 miles from Boston.

■ FRAMINGHAM STATE COLLEGE E-10

100 State St., PO Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
Tel: (508)620-1220
Admissions: (508)626-4500
Fax: (508)626-4017
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.framingham.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1839. Setting: 73-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $5.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $13,294. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4077 per student. Total enrollment: 5,874. Faculty: 234 (167 full-time, 67 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 3,955 applied, 64% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 74% from top half. Full-time: 3,045 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 727 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 20 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 10% 25 or older, 45% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at College Academic Program Sharing, 8 members of the other Massachusetts State colleges. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, recommendations. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 11/15 for early action. Notification: 3/31, 12/15 for early action. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $970 full-time, $41 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7050 full-time, $294 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $4029 full-time, $184 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load. College room and board: $6157. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Union Activities Board, Student Government Association, Gatepost (student newspaper), Hilltop Players, literary magazine. Major annual events: homecoming, All College Day, Sandbox Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,500 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Whittemore Library with 165,219 books, 658,878 microform titles, 409 serials, 3,313 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.6 million. 575 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Area is located 20 miles west of Boston and has transportation facilities. Part-time job opportunities are available for students. This diversified community offers many opportunities in the areas of high technology, retailing, and manufacturing, as well as being a major residential center.

■ FRANKLIN W. OLIN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING E-11

Olin Way
Needham, MA 02492-1200
Tel: (781)292-2300
Admissions: (781)292-2250
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.olin.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Endowment: $419 million. Total enrollment: 285. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 546 applied, 23% were admitted. 94% from top 10% of their high school class, 100% from top quarter. Full-time: 285 students, 43% women, 57% men. 90% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 2% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 0% 25 or older, 100% live on campus. Retention: 99% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Self-designed majors, independent study, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT Subject Tests. Application deadline: 1/6. Notification: 3/21.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Option: coed housing available.

■ GIBBS COLLEGE D-12

126 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116-2904
Tel: (617)578-7100
Free: 800-6SK-ILLS
Admissions: (617)578-7150
Fax: (617)262-2610
Web Site: http://www.katharinegibbs.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Career Education Corporation. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1917. Setting: urban campus. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 10% from top quarter, 30% from top half. Students come from 15 states and territories, 6 other countries, 35% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, CPAt, SAT, or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Most popular organizations: student council, yearbook, International Student Organization. Major annual events: Holiday Toys for Tots Drive, Spring Formal, Graduation Cruise. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. William F. Reilly Library plus 1 other with 3,270 books and 81 serials. 70 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ GORDON COLLEGE C-13

255 Grapevine Rd.
Wenham, MA 01984-1899
Tel: (978)927-2300; (866)464-6736
Admissions: (978)867-4218
Fax: (978)524-3704
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gordon.edu/

Description:

Independent nondenominational, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1889. Setting: 500-acre small town campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $30.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,965 per student. Total enrollment: 1,650. Faculty: 145 (93 full-time, 52 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,098 applied, 84% were admitted. 33% from top 10% of their high school class, 69% from top quarter, 87% from top half. 9 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 1,555 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 34 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 28 other countries, 75% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 1% 25 or older, 88% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; English; business/marketing; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Christian College Consortium, Northeast Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview, pastoral recommendation, statement of Christian faith, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/15 for early decision, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision, 1/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $29,194 includes full-time tuition ($21,930), mandatory fees ($994), and college room and board ($6270). College room only: $4200. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time mandatory fees: $1550 per credit, $248.50 per term. Part-time fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, student ministries, diverse music ensembles. Major annual events: Center for Christian Studies Spring Symposium, Homecoming, Day of Prayer and Fasting. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 1,420 students; 1,422 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Jenks Learning Resource Center with 142,688 books, 31,285 microform titles, 8,555 serials, 10,266 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $626,107. 141 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE C-5

1 College Dr.
Greenfield, MA 01301-9739
Tel: (413)775-1000
Admissions: (413)775-1806
Fax: (413)773-5129
Web Site: http://www.gcc.mass.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 120-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 2,217. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 727 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 994 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 1,223 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 7 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 46% 25 or older, 12% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health, outdoor leadership programs. Required for some: high school transcript, interview, Psychological Corporation Practical Nursing Entrance Examination. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $780 full-time, $26 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8430 full-time, $281 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3227 full-time, $103.50 per credit part-time, $61. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Major annual event: Spring Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Greenfield Community College Library with 52,690 books and 356 serials. 115 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The world's largest producer of taps and dies, Greenfield is a center for winter sports, and hunting and fishing in season. This is a combined rural and suburban area with bus service and limited rail service available. Climate is temperate. Recreational facilities include excellent ski area, 13 movie theatres, and all water sports on Connecticut River. Limited part-time employment for students. County fair held annually in September; Winter Carnival in February; Spring Farmers' Market.

■ HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE D-5

893 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Tel: (413)549-4600; 877-937-4267
Admissions: (413)559-5471
Fax: (413)582-5631
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hampshire.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 800-acre rural campus. Endowment: $25.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $940,930. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,463 per student. Total enrollment: 1,376. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 2,243 applied, 64% were admitted. 28% from top 10% of their high school class, 63% from top quarter, 90% from top half. 7 National Merit Scholars, 74 class presidents, 2 valedictorians, 67 student government officers. Full-time: 1,376 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 26 other countries, 82% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 3% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 1% 25 or older, 93% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; social sciences; English. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, internships. Off campus study at members of Five Colleges, Inc. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/15 for early decision, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $41,038 includes full-time tuition ($31,939), mandatory fees ($580), and college room and board ($8519). College room only: $5433. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 80 open to all. Most popular organizations: Alternative Music Collective, Jewish Student Union, Student Action for Radical Change, Theatre Board, Red Scare Ultimate Frisbee. Major annual events: Spring Jam, Hampshire Halloween, The QCA Drag Ball. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,179 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Harold F. Johnson Library with 136,326 books, 5,429 microform titles, 2,288 serials, 39,135 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. 186 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Amherst College.

■ HARVARD UNIVERSITY D-12

Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: (617)495-1000
Admissions: (617)495-1551
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.harvard.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1636. Setting: 380-acre urban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $25.9 billion. Total enrollment: 19,376. Faculty: 2,035 (1,592 full-time, 443 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 22,796 applied, 9% were admitted. 96% from top 10% of their high school class, 99% from top quarter, 100% from top half. Full-time: 6,649 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 53 states and territories, 82 other countries, 1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 8% black, 18% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 9% international, 1% 25 or older, 96% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 98% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Comprehensive fee: $43,655 includes full-time tuition ($30,275), mandatory fees ($3434), and college room and board ($9946). College room only: $5328.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 250 open to all; 'House' system; 99% of eligible men and 99% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Phillips Brooks House, Asian-American Association, International Relations Council, Harvard Crimson (newspaper), Harvard/Radcliffe Chorus. Major annual event: Commencement. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, required and optional safety courses. 6,660 college housing spaces available; 6,425 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Widener Library plus 90 others with 14 million books and 97,568 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $91 million.

Community Environment:

Settled in 1630, Cambridge has been the home of such famous writers as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. It is also the birthplace in Massachusetts of high technology industry. With a population of about 95,000 concentrated in 6.25 square miles, Cambridge today is the sixth largest city in the state. A vital university town, Cambridge is also a city of long-established neighborhoods with strong ethnic roots and traditions. Just across the Charles River and connected by an efficient transit system, Boston offers historical landmarks, professional sports, cosmopolitan shopping, world-famous hospitals and outstanding cultural opportunities.

■ HEBREW COLLEGE E-12

160 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Tel: (617)559-8600
Free: 800-866-4814
Admissions: (617)559-8610
Fax: (617)559-8601
Web Site: http://www.hebrewcollege.edu/

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1921. Setting: 3-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $8 million. Total enrollment: 6. Full-time: 5 students, 80% women, 20% men. Part-time: 1 student, 100% women. Students come from 6 states and territories, 1 other country, 1% from out-of-state, 99% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern University, Simmons College, University of Massachusetts Boston, Brandeis University, Andover Newton Theological School, Tufts University.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, interview. Required for some: GRE, audition. Placement: SAT required. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/15 for early decision. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $18,600 full-time, $775 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $200 full-time, $100 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Rae and Joseph Gann Library with 125,000 books, 3,600 microform titles, 280 serials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $211,820. 10 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ HELLENIC COLLEGE E-12

50 Goddard Ave.
Brookline, MA 02445-7496
Tel: (617)731-3500; (866)424-2338
Fax: (617)232-7819
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hchc.edu/

Description:

Independent Greek Orthodox, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees (also offers graduate degree programs through Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology). Founded 1937. Setting: 52-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $23 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,409 per student. Total enrollment: 191. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 22 applied, 50% were admitted. Full-time: 84 students, 39% women, 61% men. Students come from 39 states and territories, 10 other countries, 85% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 1% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 19% international, 10% 25 or older, 90% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 94% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Boston Theological Institute.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview, health certificate, SAT or ACT. Required for some: SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $25,075 includes full-time tuition ($15,435), mandatory fees ($380), and college room and board ($9260). Part-time tuition: $643 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $260 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: controlled dormitory access. 190 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Archbishop Iakoros Library with 115,805 books, 863 microform titles, 721 serials, 2,911 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6437. 9 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-5

303 Homestead Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040-1099
Tel: (413)538-7000; (413)552-2850
Admissions: (413)552-2321
Web Site: http://www.hcc.mass.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 135-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $5.8 million. Total enrollment: 6,258. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. Full-time: 3,075 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 3,183 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 11 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 31% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, radiological science, ophthalmic technology programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $2570 full-time, $103 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7514 full-time, $309 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, Music Club, Student Advisory Board. Major annual events: Spring Fling Week, Welcome Week, Black History Month. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Elaine Marieb Library with 75,222 books, 135,807 microform titles, 365 serials, 7,489 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $511,775. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Holyoke is located 87 miles west of Boston on the shores of the Connecticut River and was the first planned industrial center in the country. Industries include the production of fine writing paper and various mills. The game of volleyball, first known as minonette, was invented here in 1895. The city has historical points of interest, museums, three movie theatres, public beaches and marinas, a community concert series featuring nationally known artists, and Mt. Tom Ski area. Westover Air Force Base is five miles from town. Part-time employment is available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (NORWOOD) E-11

333 Providence Hwy.
Norwood, MA 02062
Tel: (781)278-7200
Free: 800-879-8324
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate degrees. Founded 1990. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (WOBURN) D-12

10 Forbes Rd.
Woburn, MA 01801
Tel: (781)937-8324
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate degrees. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ LABOURÉ COLLEGE D-12

2120 Dorchester Ave.
Boston, MA 02124-5698
Tel: (617)296-8300
Web Site: http://www.laboure.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $951,296. Total enrollment: 432. 88 applied, 22% were admitted. 25% from top quarter of their high school class, 25% from top half. Students come from 3 states and territories, 4 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 31% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 72% 25 or older. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, college yearbook, peer advisors. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Helen Stubblefield Law Library with 10,975 books, 24 microform titles, 155 serials, 650 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LASELL COLLEGE E-11

1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466-2709
Tel: (617)243-2000; 888-LASELL-4
Admissions: (617)243-2225
Fax: (617)796-4343
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lasell.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1851. Setting: 50-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $12.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5680 per student. Total enrollment: 1,253. Faculty: 162 (55 full-time, 107 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,652 applied, 67% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 32% from top quarter, 62% from top half. Full-time: 1,194 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 22 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 15 other countries, 48% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 6% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 5% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $30,100 includes full-time tuition ($19,900), mandatory fees ($1000), and college room and board ($9200). Part-time tuition: $660 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $250.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Center for Public Service, student government, Umoja-Nia, yearbook, Fashion Board. Major annual events: River Day/Family and Friends Weekend, Torchlight Parade, spring/winter balls. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 910 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Brennan Library with 60,250 books, 50,083 microform titles, 474 serials, 9,844 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $251,333. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Boston University.

■ LESLEY UNIVERSITY D-12

29 Everett St.
Cambridge, MA 02138-2790
Tel: (617)868-9600
Free: 800-999-1959
Admissions: (617)349-8800
Fax: (617)349-8150
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lesley.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1909. Setting: 5-acre urban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $45.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $887,653. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $24,200 per student. Total enrollment: 7,298. Faculty: 184 (53 full-time, 131 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,351 applied, 72% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 78% from top half. 4 class presidents, 1 valedictorian, 37 student government officers. Full-time: 1,023 students, 77% women, 23% men. Part-time: 242 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 24 other countries, 37% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 6% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 8% 25 or older, 66% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Harvard University Extension Program, National Audubon Society Expedition Institute. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. One-time mandatory fee: $950. Comprehensive fee: $34,950 includes full-time tuition ($24,200), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($10,500). College room only: $6400. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1020 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Women for Social Justice, Hillel, Swim Club, Third Wave. Major annual events: Family and Friends Weekend, Quad Fest, World Fest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, self-defense education, lighted pathways. 500 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Eleanor DeWolfe Ludcke Library plus 2 others with 118,729 books, 826,172 microform titles, 1,150 serials, 49,943 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.9 million. 175 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MARIAN COURT COLLEGE D-13

35 Little's Point Rd.
Swampscott, MA 01907-2840
Tel: (781)595-6768
Fax: (781)595-3560
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mariancourt.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 6-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Total enrollment: 281. 136 applied, 97% were admitted. Students come from 5 other countries, 45% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at members of the Northeast Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Most popular organizations: Travel Club, student government, Yearbook Committee, Theater Club. Major annual events: International Supper, Winter Dance, Luau. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: well-lit parking lots. College housing not available. Lindsay Library with 5,006 books, 122 serials, and an OPAC. 43 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-11

50 Oakland St.
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Tel: (781)239-3000
Admissions: (781)239-2501
Fax: (781)239-1047
Web Site: http://www.massbay.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 84-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Total enrollment: 5,015. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 2,557 applied, 99% were admitted. Full-time: 2,145 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 2,870 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 50 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 12% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 42% 25 or older, 38% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $720 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $6900 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Latino Student Organization, New World Society Club, Mass Bay Players, Student Occupational Therapy Association. Major annual events: Spring Barbeque, Health Fair, Career Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Perkins Library with 50,333 books, 12,820 microform titles, 291 serials, 4,650 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $427,680. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Wellesley College.

■ MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART D-12

621 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115-5882
Tel: (617)879-7000
Admissions: (617)879-7225
Fax: (617)879-7250
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.massart.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1873. Setting: 5-acre urban campus. Endowment: $4 million. Total enrollment: 2,130. Faculty: 209 (86 full-time, 123 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,210 applied, 61% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 86% from top half. Full-time: 1,379 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 615 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 48 other countries, 29% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 4% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 15% 25 or older, 26% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; education; architecture. Core. Calendar: semesters. Self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Pro Arts Consortium, Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, CAPS, Colleges of the Fenway. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, recommendations, portfolio, SAT or ACT. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 4/15. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $6850 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $19,200 full-time. College room and board: $9800.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: International Students' Club, Design Research Unit, Spectrum, film society, Event Works. Major annual events: All School Show, Annual Holiday Sale, Service Learning Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, security lighting, self-defense workshops. 367 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Morton R. Godine Library with 231,586 books, 8,700 microform titles, 757 serials, and 125,000 audiovisual materials. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Boston University.

■ MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS B-3

375 Church St.
North Adams, MA 01247-4100
Tel: (413)662-5000
Admissions: (413)662-5410
Fax: (413)662-5179
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mcla.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1894. Setting: 80-acre small town campus. Endowment: $3.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $10,635. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6200 per student. Total enrollment: 1,811. 1,106 applied, 71% were admitted. Full-time: 1,193 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 265 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 21% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 14% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at College Academic Program Sharing, Williams College, Berkshire Community College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: recommendations, interview, SAT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early action.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 45 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Council, Weightlifting Club, Non-Traditional Student Organization, Outing Club, Lacrosse Club. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Academic Convocation, semi-formal dances. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required through junior year. Option: coed housing available. Freel Library with 241,000 microform titles, 541 serials, 4,567 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $547,718.

Community Environment:

In the northwestern corner of state, this Berkshire town produces a diversity of small business establishments and cultural activities. Bus lines are accessible. A regional hospital, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and numerous civic and service organizations are found here. There are 6 major ski areas within 25 miles and Mohawk and Taconic Trails. Part-time employment is seasonal for students. The city has an annual Fall Festival.

■ MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES D-12

179 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115-5896
Tel: (617)732-2800
Free: 800-225-5506
Admissions: (617)732-2850
Fax: (617)732-2801
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mcphs.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1823. Setting: 2-acre urban campus. Endowment: $45.4 million. Total enrollment: 2,896. Faculty: 162 (157 full-time, 5 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,200 applied, 76% were admitted. 28% from top 10% of their high school class, 64% from top quarter, 90% from top half. Full-time: 1,764 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 122 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 34 other countries, 38% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 5% black, 32% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 26% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Colleges of the Fenway. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 2/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 2/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $70. Comprehensive fee: $32,270 includes full-time tuition ($20,400), mandatory fees ($650), and college room and board ($11,220). College room only: $7900. Part-time tuition: $750 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $160 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 35% of eligible men and 30% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Academy of Students of Pharmacy, Vietnamese Student Association, Student Government Association, Students of American Dental Hygienists. Major annual events: Fall Harvest Ball, Culture Fest, Activities Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, stress management, crisis management consultation to student groups. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access, electronically operated academic area entrances, security guards at entrance. 495 college housing spaces available; 484 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Sheppard Library with 32,000 books, 700 serials, 525 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY D-12

77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Tel: (617)253-1000
Admissions: (617)253-4791
Fax: (617)258-8304
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://web.mit.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1861. Setting: 154-acre urban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $6.7 billion. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $529.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $49,800 per student. Total enrollment: 10,206. Faculty: 1,554 (1,177 full-time, 377 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 10,440 applied, 14% were admitted. 97% from top 10% of their high school class, 100% from top quarter. 233 valedictorians. Full-time: 4,014 students, 44% women, 56% men. Part-time: 52 students, 23% women, 77% men. Students come from 55 states and territories, 78 other countries, 91% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 6% black, 27% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 1% 25 or older, 93% live on campus, 0.05% transferred in. Retention: 98% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering; computer and information sciences; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Wellesley College, Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Art, School of the Museum of Fine Arts. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests. Recommended: interview. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 3/25, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Comprehensive fee: $41,800 includes full-time tuition ($32,100), mandatory fees ($200), and college room and board ($9500). College room only: $5250. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $505 per unit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 330 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities. Most popular organizations: Tech Catholic Community, Outing Club, Society of Women Engineers, Hillel, South Asian-American Students. Major annual events: Orientation, Commencement, Spring Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 3,025 students; 3,050 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. MIT Libraries plus 10 others with 2.7 million books, 2.4 million microform titles, 22,597 serials, 596,928 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $18.1 million. 1,100 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Harvard University.

■ MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME ACADEMY H-14

101 Academy Dr.
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-1803
Tel: (508)830-5000
Free: 800-544-3411
Admissions: (508)830-6441
Fax: (508)830-5077
Web Site: http://www.maritime.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and first professional certificates. Founded 1891. Setting: 55-acre small town campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $7.9 million. Total enrollment: 1,008. Faculty: 70 (59 full-time, 11 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 901 applied, 61% were admitted. Full-time: 923 students, 11% women, 89% men. Part-time: 46 students, 20% women, 80% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 4 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 100% live on campus. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters plus sea term. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Naval.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, physical examination, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, Rolling for nonresidents, 11/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, continuous for nonresidents, 12/15 for early decision, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Area resident tuition: $1062 full-time. State resident tuition: $1591 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,591 full-time. Mandatory fees: $4045 full-time. College room and board: $6464. College room only: $3286.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all; 70% of eligible men and 70% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Club Hockey, water sports, sailing/cruising, Rugby Club, Scuba Club. Major annual events: Emery Rice Day, Homecoming, Winter Sea Cruise. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,000 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Hurley Library with 55,000 books, 253 serials, 200 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $202,218. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Bourne is the second largest town on Cape Cod and has a New England climate. It is located 60 miles from Boston, and bus service and air service from Hyannis are available. The Trading Post, located here, is a replica of the trading post built in 1627. Bourne Scenic Park is a good area for picnics and camping. Boating, fishing, swimming and golf are available for recreation in this resort community.

■ MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-12

1 Massasoit Blvd.
Brockton, MA 02302-3996
Tel: (508)588-9100
Fax: (508)427-1220
Web Site: http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Total enrollment: 6,808. Full-time: 3,178 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 3,630 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 3 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 15% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 35% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at 9 members of the Southeastern Association for Cooperation in Higher Education in Massachusetts.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $576 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5520 full-time. Mandatory fees: $2088 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 32 open to all. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, student newspaper, Phi Theta Kappa, International Student Association, Student Senate. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. 75,000 books and 396 serials. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Brockton is located 20 miles south of downtown Boston and the center of the second fastest growing area of the State. The college service area encompasses one million people in 51 cities and towns south of Boston and includes the city of Quincy.

■ MERRIMACK COLLEGE B-12

315 Turnpike St.
North Andover, MA 01845-5800
Tel: (978)837-5000
Fax: (978)837-5222
Web Site: http://www.merrimack.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 220-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $31.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $97,269. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9447 per student. Total enrollment: 2,188. Faculty: 223 (143 full-time, 80 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 3,412 applied, 71% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 85% from top half. 20 class presidents, 4 valedictorians, 197 student government officers. Full-time: 1,950 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 204 students, 42% women, 58% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 16 other countries, 28% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 2% 25 or older, 74% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Northeast Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts, American University, Massachusetts Bay Marine Studies Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, first quarter senior grades, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.8 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/30 for early action. Notification: continuous until 4/1, 12/20 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $34,380 includes full-time tuition ($24,200), mandatory fees ($450), and college room and board ($9730). College room only: $5500. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $900 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $55 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course level, course load, and degree level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 48 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 16% of eligible men and 19% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Merrimaction Community Outreach, MORE Retreat Program, Merrimack Marketing Association, Orientation Committee Coordinators, Developing Leaders Program. Major annual events: Parents' Weekend, Homecoming, Winter Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,590 college housing spaces available; 1,497 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. McQuade Library with 115,639 books, 11,624 microform titles, 1,044 serials, 1,972 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 175 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

North Andover is approximately 25 miles north of Boston and has rail and bus service to the city. Andover is used extensively for relaxation, shopping and eating. The local area is rich in cultural and historic attractions.

■ MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE I-1

Springs Rd.
Bedford, MA 01730-1655
Tel: (781)280-3200
Admissions: (978)656-3207
Fax: (978)656-3322
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.middlesex.mass.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 200-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $1.1 million. Total enrollment: 8,016. Students come from 5 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 39% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.
Off campus study at members of the Northeast Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for most programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required for some: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, interview, CPT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 31 open to all. Most popular organizations: Mental Health Club, International Club, Early Childhood Education Club, Student Union Government Association, Student Activities Board. Major annual events: Annual Speaker Series, Annual Recognition Banquet, Annual Semi-Formal. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Main library plus 1 other with 52,960 books, 538 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $577,053. 325 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MONTSERRAT COLLEGE OF ART C-13

23 Essex St., Box 26
Beverly, MA 01915
Tel: (978)922-8222
Free: 800-836-0487
Admissions: (978)921-4242
Fax: (978)922-4268
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.montserrat.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 10-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $645,166. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5739 per student. Total enrollment: 308. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 326 applied, 85% were admitted. Full-time: 279 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 29 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 1 other country, 50% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 7% 25 or older, 53% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 51% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Northeast Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts, Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.25 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, portfolio. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/20.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. One-time mandatory fee: $725. Tuition: $19,934 full-time, $831 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $745 full-time, $22 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $5300. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Council, Language Partners, peer leaders, Fashion Show Committee, coed intramural sports. Major annual events: Global Holiday, Halloween Party, Tropical Party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. 198 college housing spaces available; 153 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Paul Scott Library plus 1 other with 12,025 books, 76 serials, 50,031 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $135,724. 98 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Just 30 minutes north of Boston, Beverly is a residential city with a population of 52,000. The historic rocky coast of the north shore of Boston offers a contemplative setting with its harborside parks and beaches, access to the nearby fishing and yachting harbors of Gloucester, Marblehead and Rockport, and to the historic city of Salem, immediately adjacent to Beverly. The environment of the north shore is offset by the accessibility to a large metropolitan city with galleries, museums, cultural events, and nightlife.

■ MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE E-5

50 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Tel: (413)538-2000
Admissions: (413)538-2023
Fax: (413)538-2409
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, women only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1837. Setting: 800-acre small town campus with easy access to Springfield. Endowment: $460.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $19,304 per student. Total enrollment: 2,127. Faculty: 241 (207 full-time, 34 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 2,924 applied, 52% were admitted. 51% from top 10% of their high school class, 80% from top quarter, 95% from top half. 2 National Merit Scholars, 26 valedictorians, 142 student government officers. Full-time: 2,052 students. Part-time: 73 students. Students come from 48 states and territories, 72 other countries, 75% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 4% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 14% international, 6% 25 or older, 93% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 94% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; biological/life sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Twelve College Exchange Program, Five Colleges, Inc., Spelman College, Mills College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Recommended: interview. Required for some: SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/1 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 1/1 for early decision plan 1, 2/1 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $42,148 includes full-time tuition ($32,430), mandatory fees ($168), and college room and board ($9550). College room only: $4670. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1015 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 145 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, WMHC (radio station), Mount Holyoke News, cultural organizations, a cappella groups. Major annual events: A Cappella Jams, Junior Show, Las Vegas Night. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, police officers on-campus. 2,022 college housing spaces available; 1,983 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: women-only housing available. Williston Memorial Library plus 2 others with 909,720 books, 23,088 microform titles, 2,325 serials, 6,453 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.8 million. 561 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Across from campus in South Hadley Center is the Village Commons, apartments, movie theaters, a restaurant, an ice cream shop, a pub, a video rental shop, clothing stores, and offices, all attract people from across the five college areas. South Hadley is approximately 3 hours from the city of New York and only an hour and 30 minutes away from Boston. The Bradley International Airport is 40 minutes away and serves the Hartford and Springfield areas. Springfield, only 12 miles away, is accessible by Amtrak. There are buses running from Boston, Hartford, and Springfield to the campus gates. A free bus runs every half hour, taking students to the four other schools (Smith, Amherst, Hampshire, and The University of Massachusetts at Amherst).

■ MOUNT IDA COLLEGE E-11

777 Dedham St.
Newton, MA 02459-3310
Tel: (617)928-4500
Fax: (617)928-4507
Web Site: http://www.mountida.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1899. Setting: 72-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $9.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3908 per student. Total enrollment: 1,297. 1,994 applied, 79% were admitted. Full-time: 1,191 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 106 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 33 other countries, 0.1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 12% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 38% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $28,926 includes full-time tuition ($18,500), mandatory fees ($596), and college room and board ($9830). Part-time tuition: $515 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $15 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Leadership Students, student government, Phi Theta Kappa, Residence Council, Alpha Chi. Major annual events: Homecomng/Parents' Weekend, Winter Fest, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled residence hall entrances, secured campus entrance. 800 college housing spaces available; 764 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Wadsworth Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 100,695 books, 533 serials, and a Web page. 101 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MOUNT WACHUSETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE C-8

444 Green St.
Gardner, MA 01440-1000
Tel: (978)632-6600
Fax: (978)632-8925
Web Site: http://www.mwcc.mass.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 270-acre small town campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $1.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4083 per student. Total enrollment: 4,170. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 1,542 applied, 98% were admitted. Full-time: 1,958 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 2,212 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 8 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 4% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 42% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Retention: 49% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, physical therapy assistant programs. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $750 full-time, $25 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6900 full-time, $230 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3480 full-time, $111 per credit part-time, $55 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Sophomore Nursing Club, Freshman Nursing Club, Alpha Beta Gamma, Physical Therapist Assistant Club, Multicultural Club. Major annual events: Orientation, Commencement Dinner/Awards Ceremony. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Mount Wachusett Community College Library with 56,344 books, 6,051 microform titles, 532 serials, 2,185 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $348,122. 415 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

City has airport and bus service. Community services include three libraries, many churches of most denominations, the Henry Heywood Memorial Hospital, and a downtown shopping center. Recreational facilities are swimming pool, golf course, lakes, bowling and theatre. Excellent opportunities for part-time employment.

■ NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE OF FINANCE D-12

10 High St.
Ste. 204
Boston, MA 02111-2645
Tel: (617)951-2350; 888-696-NECF
Fax: (617)951-2533
Web Site: http://www.finance.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees (offers primarily part-time evening degree programs; bachelor's degree offered jointly with Bentley College, Assumption College, Providence College, University of Hartford, and University System College for Lifelong Learning). Founded 1909. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 412. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. Students come from 4 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 9% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 22% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: 8 week terms (6 per academic year). Academic remediation for entering students, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Tuition: $242 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: reception desk in lobby of building. College housing not available. 10 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC D-12

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115-5000
Tel: (617)585-1100
Admissions: (617)585-1101
Fax: (617)585-1115
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.newenglandconservatory.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1867. Setting: 2-acre urban campus. Endowment: $65.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $12,743 per student. Total enrollment: 801. Faculty: 210 (83 full-time, 127 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 4:1. 968 applied, 30% were admitted. Full-time: 388 students, 44% women, 56% men. Part-time: 24 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 39 other countries, 86% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 2% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 17% international, 4% 25 or older, 40% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Simmons College, Tufts University, Northeastern University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.75 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, audition, SAT or ACT. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 12/1. Notification: 4/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100. Comprehensive fee: $40,389 includes full-time tuition ($29,000), mandatory fees ($300), and college room and board ($11,089). Part-time tuition: $950 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 8 open to all; local fraternities; 15% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: NEC Student Association, Chinese Student Association, Christian Fellowship, Vegetarian Club, Soccer Club. Major annual events: spring and fall barbecues, International Day, Chinese New Year. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. 169 college housing spaces available; 163 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Spaulding Library plus 1 other with 78,853 books, 298 microform titles, 275 serials, 46,384 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $645,921. 48 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Boston University.

■ THE NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF ART E-12

10 Brookline Place West
Brookline, MA 02445
Tel: (617)267-7910
Admissions: (617)739-1700
Fax: (617)236-7883
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.neia.aii.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Boston. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3145 per student. Total enrollment: 1,293. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 919 applied, 97% were admitted. Full-time: 1,004 students, 30% women, 70% men. Part-time: 289 students, 31% women, 69% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 63% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international. Retention: 100% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; computer and information sciences; engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum X high school GPA, interview. Required for some: recommendations, portfolios. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $28,053 includes full-time tuition ($17,850), mandatory fees ($225), and college room and board ($9978). College room only: $7718. Part-time tuition: $595 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run radio station. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Graphic Design Club, Naked Truth, Naked Eye Video, Naked Ear Records, Web Raisers. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Spring Festival, Summer Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 190 college housing spaces available; 185 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. The New England Institute of Art Library with 8,800 books, 175 serials, 660 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NEWBURY COLLEGE E-12

129 Fisher Ave.
Brookline, MA 02445
Tel: (617)730-7000
Free: 800-NEW-BURY
Admissions: (617)730-7007
Fax: (617)731-9618
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.newbury.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 10-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $1.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5560 per student. Total enrollment: 1,311. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,950 applied, 74% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 21% from top quarter, 54% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 1 class president, 40 student government officers. Full-time: 928 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 383 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 30 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 19% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 10% 25 or older, 47% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT or ACT. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous until 8/1, 1/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $24,350 includes full-time tuition ($15,500), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($8250). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $220 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Newbury College Programming Board, Inn Keepers Club, Speech and Debate Team, International Student Organization. Major annual events: Family Day, Multicultural Week, Spring Formal. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 450 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Newbury College Library plus 1 other with 32,500 books, 1,115 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $620,000. 85 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The main campus of Newbury College is nestled in a beautiful residential section of Brookline, Massachusetts, just 4 miles from downtown Boston, and easily accessible by public transportation.

■ NICHOLS COLLEGE F-8

PO Box 5000
Dudley, MA 01571-5000
Tel: (508)213-1560
Free: 800-470-3379
Admissions: (508)213-2203
Fax: (508)213-9885
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nichols.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1815. Setting: 210-acre rural campus with easy access to Boston. Total enrollment: 1,792. 1,195 applied, 84% were admitted. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 49% from top half. Full-time: 938 students, 35% women, 65% men. Part-time: 494 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 50 other countries, 35% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 30% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Rugby Club, Accounting Club, Racquetball Club, student publications, Theater Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Weekend, Commencement. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. 737 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Conant Library plus 1 other with 43,989 books, 3,808 microform titles, 211 serials, 1,711 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 850 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE C-13

1 Ferncroft Rd.
Danvers, MA 01923-4093
Tel: (978)762-4000
Fax: (978)762-4021
Web Site: http://www.northshore.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $4.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4310 per student. Total enrollment: 6,604. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 3,061 applied, 90% were admitted. Full-time: 2,764 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 3,840 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 8 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 8% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 45% 25 or older, 9% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, engineering, health-related programs. Options: electronic application, early admission. Required for some: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $600 full-time, $25 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6168 full-time, $257 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2184 full-time, $91 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: Program Council, student government, performing arts, student newspaper, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: multicultural fair, Spring Fling, Alcohol Awareness Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center plus 2 others with 97,818 books, 78,311 microform titles, 408 serials, 7,795 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 380 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Suburban.

■ NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY D-12

360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115-5096
Tel: (617)373-2000
Admissions: (617)373-2200
Fax: (617)373-8780
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.northeastern.edu

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1898. Setting: 67-acre urban campus. Endowment: $557.5 million. Total enrollment: 19,541. Faculty: 1,257 (853 full-time, 404 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 25,467 applied, 47% were admitted. 36% from top 10% of their high school class, 73% from top quarter, 94% from top half. Full-time: 14,730 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 123 other countries, 66% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 6% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 4% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Retention: 90% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at New England Conservatory of Music, Hebrew College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 1/15. Notification: continuous until 4/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $75. Comprehensive fee: $39,342 includes full-time tuition ($28,400), mandatory fees ($392), and college room and board ($10,550). College room only: $5620. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 200 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities; 4% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, NU Hus-kiers and Outing Club, International Student Association, Council for University Programs, Resident Student Association. Major annual events: Homecoming Week, Springfest, International Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 7,244 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Snell Library plus 4 others with 965,833 books, 2.3 million microform titles, 7,636 serials, 17,215 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,993 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Students at Northeastern University have access to the full range of cultural, educational, historical, and recreational offerings of Boston, the higher education capital of the world. The cultural opportunities include the Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall, and the Boston Public Library. The University is adjacent to the Fenway, a spacious park that includes a beautiful rose garden and paths.

■ NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE B-12

100 Elliott St.
Haverhill, MA 01830
Tel: (978)556-3000
Free: 800-NECC-123
Admissions: (978)556-3616
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.necc.mass.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 106-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $2.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $12,363 per student. Total enrollment: 6,362. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 3,347 applied, 95% were admitted. Students come from 4 states and territories, 16% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 20% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 51% 25 or older. Retention: 54% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Bradford College, members of the Northeast Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health, human services, technology programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript, Psychological Corporation Aptitude Test for Practical Nursing. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3150 full-time, $105 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3660 full-time, $346 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Bentley Library with 61,120 books, 598 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $529,028. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ PINE MANOR COLLEGE E-12

400 Heath St.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Tel: (617)731-7000
Free: 800-762-1357
Admissions: (617)731-7104
Fax: (617)731-7199
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pmc.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, women only. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1911. Setting: 65-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $11.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6252 per student. Total enrollment: 461. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 387 applied, 94% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 23% from top quarter, 58% from top half. Full-time: 448 students. Part-time: 13 students. Students come from 26 states and territories, 24 other countries, 24% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 42% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 9% international, 13% 25 or older, 74% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: psychology; business/marketing; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Marine Studies Consortium, Boston College, Babson College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to students from colleges with whom PMC has an articulation agreement.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $25,288 includes full-time tuition ($15,538), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($9500). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition: $460 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, ALANA, LOVES (Ladies of Various Ebony Shades), CVSA (Cape Veraean Student Alliance), Campus Activities Board. Major annual events: Family and Friends Weekend, Fall Fest Weekend, Spring Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 481 college housing spaces available; 371 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: women-only housing available. Annenberg Library with 65,359 books, 62,027 microform titles, 313 serials, 1,907 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $307,946. 126 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ QUINCY COLLEGE E-12

34 Coddington St.
Quincy, MA 02169-4522
Tel: (617)984-1600
Admissions: (617)984-1775
Fax: (617)984-1669
Web Site: http://www.quincycollege.edu/

Description:

City-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 2-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $112,021. Total enrollment: 4,000. Students come from 11 states and territories, 92 other countries, 0.1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 20% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 45% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, surgical technology programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: CPT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4500 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, campus newspaper. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Anselmo Library plus 1 other with 32,000 books and 125 serials. 130 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

An important business and industrial city today, Quincy has given the nation some of its most important patriots. Quincy was the birthplace of two presidents, John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams. This South Shore suburb is located about seven miles from downtown Boston, a 15-minute ride by public transportation. There is easy access to all Boston facilities.

■ QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-9

670 West Boylston St.
Worcester, MA 01606-2092
Tel: (508)853-2300
Admissions: (508)854-4262
Fax: (508)852-6943
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.qcc.mass.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 57-acre urban campus with easy access to Boston. Total enrollment: 5,970. 1,433 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,761 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 3,209 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 13 other countries, 0.5% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 8% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 45% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Colleges of Worcester Consortium. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for business administration, general studies programs. Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $576 full-time, $24 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5520 full-time, $230 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2479 full-time, $96 per credit part-time, $85 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 24 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Nursing Club, Rad Tech Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Criminal Justice Club. Major annual events: Welcome Week, Spring Fling, Honors and Awards Banquet. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center, disability services, academic advising, career planning, tutoring. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Quinsigamond Library plus 1 other with 54,000 books, 11 microform titles, 310 serials, 230 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC.
Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $459,484. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Clark University.

■ REGIS COLLEGE J-1

235 Wellesley St.
Weston, MA 02493
Tel: (781)768-7000; (866)438-7344
Admissions: (781)768-7100
Fax: (781)768-8339
Web Site: http://www.regiscollege.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1927. Setting: 168-acre small town campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $15.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7889 per student. Total enrollment: 1,303. Faculty: 113 (55 full-time, 58 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 908 applied, 76% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 58% from top quarter, 83% from top half. Full-time: 621 students, 99% women, 1% men. Part-time: 222 students, 91% women, 9% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 8 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 14% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 13% 25 or older, 46% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; biological/life sciences; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Babson College, Bentley College, Boston College, American University, National Federation of Carondolet Colleges. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview, rank in upper 50% of high school class. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $31,350 includes full-time tuition ($21,525) and college room and board ($9825). College room only: $4995.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Board of Programmers, student government, Glee Club, Amigos, AHANA Club. Major annual events: Family Weekend, Cultural Enlightenment, Spring Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 600 college housing spaces available; 416 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: women-only housing available. Regis College Library with 137,070 books, 19,704 microform titles, 805 serials, 6,204 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $702,107. 159 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Regis College is in a suburban community located approximately 12 miles west of Boston. Community services, cultural, and recreational facilities are located in Boston.

■ ROXBURY COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-12

1234 Columbus Ave.
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120-3400
Tel: (617)427-0060
Admissions: (617)541-5310
Web Site: http://www.rcc.mass.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1973. Setting: 12-acre urban campus with easy access to Boston. Total enrollment: 2,382. 1,290 applied, 83% were admitted. Full-time: 1,124 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 1,258 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 14 states and territories, 0.1% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 48% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 61% 25 or older, 1% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to local residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Roxbury Community College Library with 12,800 books. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SALEM STATE COLLEGE C-13

352 Lafayette St.
Salem, MA 01970-5353
Tel: (978)542-6000
Admissions: (978)542-6200
Fax: (978)542-6126
Web Site: http://www.salemstate.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1854. Setting: 62-acre small town campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $6.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $93,258. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4252 per student. Total enrollment: 9,863. Faculty: 668 (296 full-time, 372 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 4,827 applied, 90% were admitted. Full-time: 5,468 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 1,828 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 10% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 6% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 18% 25 or older, 22% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other Massachusetts state colleges, Northeast Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $910 full-time, $37.92 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7050 full-time, $293.75 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $4,374 full-time, $182.24 per credit part-time, $13.50 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. College room and board: $7350. College room only: $5047. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 44 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Program Council, Hispanic American Student Association, GLBT Alliance, WMWM Radio. Major annual events: 'Big Name' Spring Concert, Spring Fling Dance, NCAA Athletic Events. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,404 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Salem State College Library with 217,842 books, 230,788 microform titles, 1,914 serials, 79,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.9 million. 426 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Salem State College is located in Salem, Massachusetts. Salem was founded in 1626, and is one of the oldest cities in the country. It was one of the most active seaports in the New World, and was the capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony until 1630. Salem was the site of the witchcraft trials in which the accusations of group of children and women caused 19 people to be hanged and one pressed to death. Many handsome old houses reminiscent of the days when sea captains and China merchants grew rich from importing are still to be seen. Marblehead harbor, one of the yachting capitals of the world, is only three miles away. The city is located approximately 14 miles north of Boston, is suburban in nature and has good bus and train service.

■ SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON D-12

230 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617)267-6100
Admissions: (617)369-3626
Fax: (617)369-3679
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.smfa.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Administratively affiliated with Tufts University; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1876. Setting: 14-acre urban campus. Endowment: $19.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7300 per student. Total enrollment: 773. Faculty: 180 (51 full-time, 129 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 858 applied, 84% were admitted. Full-time: 611 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 66 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 26 other countries, 58% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 2% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 18% 25 or older, 9% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts; education. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Pro Arts Consortium, Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, portfolio. Required for some: recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 2/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Tuition: $23,850 full-time, $1000 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $910 full-time, $455 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and program. College room only: $10,795. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Alliance, Student Body, Inc., film, video and animation screening nights, Chess Club, Animation Club. Major annual events: juried and unjuried art exhibitions, Halloween Costume Contest, Open Studios. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 60 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. William Morris Hunt Memorial Library plus 2 others with 280,000 books, 47 microform titles, 497 serials, 274 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $202,527. 46 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Boston University.

■ SIMMONS COLLEGE D-12

300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617)521-2000
Free: 800-345-8468
Admissions: (617)521-2057
Fax: (617)521-3199
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.simmons.edu/

Description:

Independent, university. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1899. Setting: 12-acre urban campus. Endowment: $152.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $12,864 per student. Total enrollment: 4,805. Faculty: 374 (193 full-time, 181 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 2,303 applied, 64% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 59% from top quarter, 93% from top half. 7 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 1,688 students, 100% women. Part-time: 277 students, 90% women, 10% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 26 other countries, 39% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 7% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 16% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; social sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of Colleges of the Fenway, Fisk University, Mills College, Spelman College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/2, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 4/15, 1/20 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $35,640 includes full-time tuition ($24,680), mandatory fees ($760), and college room and board ($10,200). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition: $770 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 70 open to all; 30% of women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Simmons Community Outreach, Campus Activities Board, class councils, Simmons Voice. Major annual events: Winter Wonderland Dinner, Spring Spree Weekend, Simmons Cup. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,103 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: women-only housing available. Beatley Library plus 4 others with 253,145 books, 35,549 microform titles, 1,749 serials, 4,843 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.5 million. 420 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Simmons College is next door to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and two blocks away from the Museum of Fine Arts. Other nearby attractions are Fenway Park, the Charles River, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Cambridge and the North End. Complete intercity transportation is available.

■ SIMON'S ROCK COLLEGE OF BARD E-1

84 Alford Rd.
Great Barrington, MA 01230-9702
Tel: (413)528-0771
Free: 800-235-7186
Admissions: (413)528-7245
Fax: (413)528-7334
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.simons-rock.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Administratively affiliated with Bard College. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 275-acre rural campus with easy access to Albany and Springfield. Endowment: $9.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,554 per student. Total enrollment: 386. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 247 applied, 79% were admitted. Full-time: 369 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 17 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 39 states and territories, 1 other country, 79% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 4% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 1% 25 or older, 81% live on campus, 0% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: area and ethnic studies; visual and performing arts; English; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Bard College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview, parent application, SAT, PSAT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, ACT. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 6/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $41,988 includes full-time tuition ($32,834), mandatory fees ($500), and college room and board ($8654). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition: $285 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $650. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 21 open to all. Most popular organizations: Women's Center, Math and Sciences Club, multicultural student organization, Community Health Institute, Community Service Program. Major annual events: The Anti-Prom, Winter Solstice, Mayfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour weekend patrols by trained security personnel. 356 college housing spaces available; 313 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Alumni Library with 73,514 books, 7,619 microform titles, 417 serials, 4,623 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $456,474. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SMITH COLLEGE E-5

Northampton, MA 01063
Tel: (413)584-2700
Free: 800-383-3232
Admissions: (413)585-2500
Fax: (413)585-2123
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.smith.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1871. Setting: 125-acre small town campus with easy access to Hartford. Endowment: $1 billion. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $18,744 per student. Total enrollment: 3,093. Faculty: 316 (288 full-time, 28 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 3,304 applied, 52% were admitted. 61% from top 10% of their high school class, 90% from top quarter, 98% from top half. Full-time: 2,612 students, 99.9% women, 0.1% men. Part-time: 30 students, 100% women. Students come from 53 states and territories, 65 other countries, 78% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 6% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 8% 25 or older, 91% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; history; psychology. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Pomona College, Amherst College, Bowdoin College, Connecticut College, Dartmouth College, Mount Holyoke College, Trinity College, Vassar College, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University, Wheaton College, Williams College, several historically black colleges. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/2 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/2 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $41,474 includes full-time tuition ($30,520), mandatory fees ($234), and college room and board ($10,720). College room only: $5160. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $955 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 112 open to all. Most popular organizations: Recreation Council, Service Organizations of Smith, Glee Club and choirs, Athletic Association, Black Student Alliance. Major annual events: International Students' Bazaar, Otelia Cromwell Day (Diversity Day), Rally Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, self-defense workshops, emergency telephones, programs in crime and sexual assault prevention. 2,449 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: women-only housing available. Neilson Library plus 3 others with 1.3 million books, 141,932 microform titles, 6,530 serials, 65,135 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $7 million. 585 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The early frontier town of Northampton, settled in 1654, has been transformed over the intervening three-and-one-half centuries into a lively and sophisticated center of culture, commerce, and entertainment. Northampton has been named the Number 1 small town for the arts in the country by writer John Villani. Today there is a population of over 30,000. Located in the western-central part of state, about 18 miles north of Springfield, the area is easily accessible to good recreational sites. The city has a community hospital, theatres, art galleries, parks, and several hotels and motels. Part-time work is available for students.

■ SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE F-5

263 Alden St.
Springfield, MA 01109-3797
Tel: (413)748-3000
Free: 800-343-1257
Admissions: (413)748-3136
Fax: (413)748-3764
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.spfldcol.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1885. Setting: 167-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 3,155. Faculty: 342 (174 full-time, 168 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 2,326 applied, 69% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 72% from top half. Full-time: 2,172 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 45 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 65% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 85% live on campus, 0.2% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: parks and recreation; health professions and related sciences; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 4 members of the Private Colleges of Greater Springfield, 7 members of the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 4/1, 12/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous until 4/15, 2/1 for early decision. Preference given to children of alumni.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $30,845 includes full-time tuition ($22,390), mandatory fees ($325), and college room and board ($8130). College room only: $4400. Part-time tuition: $679 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Babson Library with 125,000 books and 850 serials. 95 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus.

Community Environment:

Established as a trading post in 1636, Springfield is located on the Connecticut River in Southwestern part of the state. City is noted today for its diversified industries including the manufacture of firearms, plastics, chemicals, radio equipment, tires, paper, and electrical equipment. Ample part-time job opportunities available. Several movie theatres, municipal auditorium, drive-ins, summer theatre, two municipal golf courses, 150 parks, civic center, and playgrounds, swimming, skating, quadrangle of museums, public libraries, provide excellent recreational and cultural opportunities. Easy access to commercial, bus and rail service.

■ SPRINGFIELD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-5

1 Armory Square, PO Box 9000
Springfield, MA 01102-9000
Tel: (413)781-7822
Fax: (413)781-5805
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 34-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 5,823. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 2,211 applied, 93% were admitted. Full-time: 2,658 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 3,165 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 15% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 42% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for certain vocational programs. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview, SAT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $750 full-time, $25 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7260 full-time, $242 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $2604 full-time, $80 per credit hour part-time, $109 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Landscape Club, Dental Hygiene Club, Clinical Lab Club, Physical Therapist Assistant Club. Major annual events: Multicultural Luncheon, Spring Fling, Opening Picnic. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Springfield Technical Community College Library with 63,945 books, 96,688 microform titles, 259 serials, 17,586 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,175 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Springfield College.

■ STONEHILL COLLEGE G-12

320 Washington St.
Easton, MA 02357-5510
Tel: (508)565-1000
Admissions: (508)565-1373
Fax: (508)565-1500
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stonehill.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1948. Setting: 375-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $118.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $102,167. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7423 per student. Total enrollment: 2,443. Faculty: 253 (132 full-time, 121 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 4,848 applied, 57% were admitted. 48% from top 10% of their high school class, 87% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 4 class presidents, 5 valedictorians, 37 student government officers. Full-time: 2,260 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 171 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 8 other countries, 42% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 7% 25 or older, 82% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 90% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 8 members of the Southeastern Association for Cooperation of Higher Education in Massachusetts. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: campus visit. Required for some: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $36,104 includes full-time tuition ($25,540) and college room and board ($10,564). Part-time tuition: $840 per course. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 66 open to all. Most popular organizations: Into the Streets, student radio station, student government, Summit (student newspaper), sports clubs. Major annual events: Winter Week, Spring Weekend, Halloween Masquerade Mixer. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing designed to accommodate 1,825 students; 1,907 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Bartley MacPhaidin, C.S.C. Library with 215,581 books, 360,232 microform titles, 2,196 serials, 6,089 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.5 million. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The College is in Easton, adjoining Brockton and 20 miles south of Boston. Transportation is available to Brockton, and the Boston subway system. Cultural, recreational and community services are all quite accessible.

■ SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY D-12

8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108-2770
Tel: (617)573-8000
Free: 800-6-SUFFOLK
Admissions: (617)573-8749
Fax: (617)742-4291
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.suffolk.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates (doctoral degree in law). Founded 1906. Setting: 2-acre urban campus. Endowment: $74.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9470 per student. Total enrollment: 8,474. Faculty: 779 (255 full-time, 524 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 6,244 applied, 82% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 69% from top half. Full-time: 4,075 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 709 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 100 other countries, 24% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 3% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 9% international, 9% 25 or older, 19% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/ continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/15, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $33,160 includes full-time tuition ($21,140), mandatory fees ($80), and college room and board ($11,940). College room only: $10,020. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $526 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $10 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 75 open to all; national fraternities, local sororities; 25% of eligible men and 29% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Program Council, Black Student Union, Evening Student Association, International Student Association. Major annual events: Cultural Unity Week, Commencement Ball, Temple Street Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 827 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Mildred Sawyer Library plus 3 others with 129,562 books, 135,749 microform titles, 8,644 serials, 380 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $5.1 million. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Suffolk University is located in the heart of Boston, a city rich in history and culture. In addition to being an international center for high-technology, finance, architecture, and medicine, Boston boasts over 50 of the finest colleges and universities in the nation. Founded in 1630, ten years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, Boston is the capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is the largest city in New England. The city of Boston has a population of over 600,000 people whose heritage is drawn worldwide. The Freedom Trail includes 16 landmarks significant to our nation's history, including Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church, Paul Revere's house, Old Ironsides and the Bunker Hill Monument. Hidden throughout Boston are treasures such as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the African Meeting House, which is the oldest black church building still standing in this country. There is various entertainment such as the Boston Ballet, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the theatre, as well as comedy clubs and clubs featuring many different types of music. In addition, Boston offers some of the finest shopping and dining facilities in the country. Boston is also the home of four professional sports teams -- the Boston Bruins, the Boston Celtics, the Boston Red Sox, and the New England Patriots. The city is accessible by public transportation, commuter rail, bus service,

■ TUFTS UNIVERSITY D-12

Medford, MA 02155
Tel: (617)628-5000
Admissions: (617)627-3170
Fax: (617)627-3860
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tufts.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1852. Setting: 150-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $880.5 million. Total enrollment: 9,780. Faculty: 1,194 (765 full-time, 429 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 15,536 applied, 28% were admitted. 80% from top 10% of their high school class, 96% from top quarter, 100% from top half. Full-time: 4,971 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 107 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 67 other countries, 74% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 7% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 75% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 95% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; engineering; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Swarthmore College, American University, Lincoln University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/1 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/1 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $70. Comprehensive fee: $42,018 includes full-time tuition ($31,828), mandatory fees ($793), and college room and board ($9397). College room only: $4827. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 160 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 15% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Leonard Carmichael Society, Mountain Club, Environmental Consciousness Outreach. Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Fling, Supershow. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security lighting, call boxes to campus police. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Tisch Library plus 1 other with 1.6 million books, 1.2 million microform titles, 5,204 serials, 33,731 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 254 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Medford is a residential suburb of Boston, located approximately five miles northwest of the city. One of the oldest settlements in the Commonwealth and in the United States, Medford was founded in 1630 and has many historical points of interest. Beautiful Mystic Lakes are located on the northwest border of the city, and further recreational opportunities are provided by the Middlesex Fells, a mountainous reservation of approximately 4,000 acres. Part-time employment is available in Boston.

■ UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST D-5

Amherst, MA 01003
Tel: (413)545-0111
Admissions: (413)545-0222
Fax: (413)545-4312
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.umass.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Massachusetts. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1863. Setting: 1,463-acre small town campus with easy access to Hartford. Endowment: $91.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $113.5 million. Total enrollment: 25,093. Faculty: 1,338 (1,148 full-time, 190 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 20,205 applied, 80% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 51% from top quarter, 88% from top half. Full-time: 18,054 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 1,340 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 56 states and territories, 97 other countries, 15% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 5% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 7% 25 or older, 61% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the National Student Exchange, Five Colleges, Inc., other units of the University of Massachusetts System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early action, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $2031 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,857 full-time. Mandatory fees: $7564 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 200 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Minutemen Marching Band, Theater Guild, Ski Club, Outing Club, student newspaper. Major annual events: First Week, Family Weekend. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, controlled dormitory access, residence halls locked nights and weekends. College housing designed to accommodate 10,864 students; 11,020 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. W. E. B. Du Bois Library plus 1 other with 3.2 million books, 2.5 million microform titles, 37,716 serials, 22,781 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $12.1 million. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Amherst College.

■ UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON D-12

100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393
Tel: (617)287-5000
Admissions: (617)287-6100
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.umb.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Massachusetts. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1964. Setting: 177-acre urban campus. Endowment: $8.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $14.2 million. Total enrollment: 11,862. Faculty: 813 (445 full-time, 368 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 3,174 applied, 60% were admitted. Full-time: 5,768 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 3,190 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 64 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 15% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 51% 25 or older, 13% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the National Student Exchange, New England Regional Student Exchange, Boston Five Course Exchange Program. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.75 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $1714 full-time, $71.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9758 full-time, $406.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $6551 full-time, $273 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, program, reciprocity agreements, and student level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, program, reciprocity agreements, and student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 72 open to all. Most popular organizations: Women's Center, Black Student Center, Asian Student Center, Veterans Student Center, Disabilities Student Center. Major annual events: Convocation, Commencement, fall and spring festivals.

Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, crime prevention program, bicycle patrols. College housing not available. Joseph P. Healey Library with 584,015 books, 827,112 microform titles, 25,575 serials, 2,011 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.8 million. 260 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Boston University.

■ UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH I-13

285 Old Westport Rd.
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
Tel: (508)999-8000
Admissions: (508)999-8605
Fax: (508)999-8755
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.umassd.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Massachusetts. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1895. Setting: 710-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston and Providence. Endowment: $18.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $16.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5500 per student. Total enrollment: 8,549. Faculty: 571 (355 full-time, 216 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 6,432 applied, 74% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 65% from top half. Full-time: 6,449 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 1,070 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 29 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 10% 25 or older, 48% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Southeastern Association for Cooperation in Higher Education in Massachusetts. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35, $55 for nonresidents. State resident tuition: $1417 full-time, $59.04 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8099 full-time, $454.88 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $6619 full-time, $275.79 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $7634. College room only: $4460. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 90 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Board, Outing Club, Phi Sigma Sigma, Portuguese Language Club, United Brothers and Sisters. Major annual events: Senior Week, Welcome Back Week, Spring Semi-Formal. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 3,250 college housing spaces available; 3,113 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Library with 947,000 books, 810,127 microform titles, 2,925 serials, 12,980 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 368 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

North Dartmouth is located near the larger city of New Bedford, MA. This city, on Buzzard's Bay, was once the greatest whaling port in the world. Fishing fleets and allied industries contribute one-fifth of New Bedford's income. The city is also known for the manufacture of fine textile goods, plastics, tire fabrics, boats, golf balls, cut glass, and other products. The area is easily accessible by rail, bus, and air. The city has a library and whaling museum. Major community services are located in the immediate area. Part-time jobs opportunities are available.

■ UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL C-11

1 University Ave.
Lowell, MA 01854-2881
Tel: (978)934-4000
Free: 800-410-4607
Admissions: (978)934-3944
Fax: (978)934-3000
Web Site: http://www.uml.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Massachusetts. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1894. Setting: 100-acre urban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $18.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $24.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9536 per student. Total enrollment: 10,666. Faculty: 623 (383 full-time, 240 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 4,766 applied, 63% were admitted. Students come from 30 states and territories, 12 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 4% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 13% 25 or older, 40% live on campus. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; engineering. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Northeast Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $1454 full-time, $60.58 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8567 full-time, $356.96 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $6712 full-time, $291.33 per credit part-time. College room and board: $6311. College room only: $3810. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all. Major annual events: Spring Carnival, Family Day, Culture Fest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,175 college housing spaces available; 2,080 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. O'Leary Library plus 2 others with 549,243 books, 534,974 microform titles, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.1 million. 4,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

in the metropolitan area, the cotton and woolen plants once caused city to be known as"the spindle city." Today, textile manufacture has been de-emphasized and industry is diversified with electronics paramount. Lowell is the home of the only federal Urban National Park. Part-time employment available for students. Commercial air, rail, and bus service is easily accessible. Community has public library, churches of all denominations, YMCA, YWCA, art gallery, and hospitals. All sports facilities are available as well as beaches, theatres, and famous ski area within a short distance.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-BOSTON CAMPUS E-12

100 Grossman Dr.
Braintree, MA 02184-4949
Tel: (781)843-0844
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 2001. Total enrollment: 628. Faculty: 119 (4 full-time, 115 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 5:1. 20 applied. Full-time: 421 students, 54% women, 46% men. 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 9% international, 93% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $13,020 full-time, $434 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. University Library with 444 books, 666 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS CAMPUS E-9

One Research Dr.
Westborough, MA 01581
Tel: (508)614-4100
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 2003. Total enrollment: 339. Faculty: 51 (2 full-time, 49 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 4:1. 22 applied. Full-time: 233 students, 46% women, 54% men. 5% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 13% international, 98% 25 or older. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $13,020 full-time, $434 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. University Library with 444 books, 666 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million.

■ URBAN COLLEGE OF BOSTON D-12

178 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02111
Tel: (617)292-4723
Fax: (617)423-4758
Web Site: http://www.urbancollegeofboston.org/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1993. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 609. 10 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 12 students, 92% women, 8% men. Part-time: 597 students, 95% women, 5% men. 38% Hispanic, 31% black, 17% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 100% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Part-time degree program.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ WELLESLEY COLLEGE E-11

106 Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel: (781)283-1000
Admissions: (781)283-2257
Fax: (781)283-3678
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wellesley.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, women only. Awards bachelor's degrees (double bachelor's degree with Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Founded 1870. Setting: 500-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $1.3 billion. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $12.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $22,427 per student. Total enrollment: 2,331. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 4,347 applied, 34% were admitted. 77% from top 10% of their high school class, 95% from top quarter, 100% from top half. Full-time: 2,216 students. Part-time: 115 students. Students come from 52 states and territories, 79 other countries, 84% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 6% black, 27% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 3% 25 or older, 97% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 94% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; psychology; foreign languages and literature. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Brandeis University, Babson College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, members of the Twelve College Exchange Program, Spelman College, Mills College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $41,030 includes full-time tuition ($30,696), mandatory fees ($652), and college room and board ($9682). College room only: $4906. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 160 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, radio station, cultural clubs, Rugby Club, theater groups. Major annual events: Spring Weekend, Fall Gala, Junior Show. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: women-only housing available. Margaret Clapp Library plus 3 others with 765,530 books, 488,721 microform titles, 4,945 serials, 22,777 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $5.6 million. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The campus is located in a suburb of Boston 15 miles from the heart of the city. Railroad and bus transportation is available. Community services, and cultural and recreational facilities are found in adjacent Boston.

■ WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY D-12

550 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115-5998
Tel: (617)989-4590
Free: 800-556-0610
Fax: (617)989-4010
Web Site: http://www.wit.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1904. Setting: 35-acre urban campus. Endowment: $73.5 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $66,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3476 per student. Total enrollment: 3,636. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. 3,040 applied, 60% were admitted. Full-time: 3,141 students, 21% women, 79% men. Part-time: 495 students, 15% women, 85% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 41 other countries, 40% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 12% 25 or older, 41% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering; computer and information sciences; architecture. Calendar: semesters for freshmen and sophomores, trimesters for juniors and seniors. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Emmanuel College (MA), Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Simmons College, Wheelock College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $27,500 includes full-time tuition ($18,500) and college room and board ($9000).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 43 open to all. Most popular organizations: intramural sports, Wentworth Events Board, Asian Students Association, Ski and Adventure Club. Major annual events: Beaux Arts Ball, Family Weekend, Design Lecture Series. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 41 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Wentworth Alumni Library with 77,000 books, 500 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $778,000. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Boston University.

■ WESTERN NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE F-5

1215 Wilbraham Rd.
Springfield, MA 01119
Tel: (413)782-3111
Free: 800-325-1122
Admissions: (413)782-1321
Fax: (413)782-1777
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wnec.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1919. Setting: 215-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $36.7 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $38,597. Total enrollment: 3,729. Faculty: 320 (164 full-time, 156 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 4,243 applied, 75% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 32% from top quarter, 73% from top half. Full-time: 2,363 students, 40% women, 60% men. Part-time: 477 students, 29% women, 71% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 5 other countries, 51% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 20% 25 or older, 57% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: security and protective services; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $32,054 includes full-time tuition ($21,600), mandatory fees ($1564), and college room and board ($8890). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $452 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $21 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Residence Hall Association, Campus Activities Board, student radio station, Management Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Family Weekend, Spring Concert. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, controlled dormitory access, security cameras. 1,950 college housing spaces available; 1,880 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. D'Amour Library plus 1 other with 100,010 books, 361,460 microform titles, 787 serials, 2,989 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 460 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The College is located in a residential section of Springfield, Massachusetts, about four miles from the city's downtown area. Because Springfield is a city of 157,000 people, there are a variety of social, cultural, and athletic activities from which to choose. Some of the city's special features are live theater ant City Stage; the Springfield Symphony; the Quadrangle, a complex of museums; the Basketball Hall of Fame; the Springfield Falcons hockey team; Six Flags New England Amusement Park; the Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds; and many activities, shows, and concerts held in the Springfield Civic Center. Public transportation is available to locations throughout the greater Springfield area. The College is also a member of the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield, a group of 8 private and public colleges in the immediate area.

■ WESTFIELD STATE COLLEGE F-4

Western Ave.
Westfield, MA 01086
Tel: (413)572-5300
Admissions: (413)572-5218
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wsc.ma.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1838. Setting: 227-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4446 per student. Total enrollment: 5,345. Faculty: 344 (179 full-time, 165 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 4,248 applied, 74% were admitted. Full-time: 4,112 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 555 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 7% from out-of-state, 9% 25 or older, 54% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: security and protective services; business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at National Student Exchange, New England Student Exchange Program. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: recommendations, SAT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $970 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $7050 full-time. Mandatory fees: $4687 full-time. College room and board: $6470.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 67 open to all. Major annual events: Spring Weekend, Student Senate Banquet. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing designed to accommodate 2,114 students; 2,156 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Ely Library with 124,363 books, 547,002 microform titles, 819 serials, 2,379 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1 million. 238 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Founded in 1669, city is located in southwestern part of state approximately nine miles northwest of Springfield. This is an industrial city manufacturing paper, machinery, and toys. Part-time employment is available for students. Several historical sites are found in the immediate area, including Grandmother's Garden, a municipally owned garden of old-fashioned flowers and herbs. Nearby Stanley Park offers 85 acres of floral gardens, arboretum, concerts, 96-foot high Carillon, covered bridge, old mill, blacksmith shop, and multicolored fountain. Adjacent cities offer many community services.

■ WHEATON COLLEGE G-11

East Main St.
Norton, MA 02766
Tel: (508)285-7722
Free: 800-394-6003
Admissions: (508)286-8251
Fax: (508)285-8271
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wheatoncollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1834. Setting: 385-acre small town campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $150.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $11,500 per student. Total enrollment: 1,568. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 3,697 applied, 44% were admitted. 56% from top 10% of their high school class, 82% from top quarter, 97% from top half. 103 student government officers. Full-time: 1,558 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 10 students, 90% women, 10% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 31 other countries, 65% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 97% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; English; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at members of the Twelve College Exchange Program, American University, Williams College, Brown University, members of the Southeastern Association for Cooperation in Higher Education in Massachusetts, Connecticut College (National Theatre Institute), SALT Center for Documentary Field Studies, Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, MA). Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Recommended: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $40,180 includes full-time tuition ($32,115), mandatory fees ($235), and college room and board ($7830). College room only: $4130.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 65 open to all; 50% of eligible men and 50% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Community Service Network, Amnesty International, a cappella singing groups, Programming Council. Major annual events: Academic Festival, Spring Weekend, Wheaton Family Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,471 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Madeleine Clark Wallace Library plus 1 other with 372,322 books, 85,105 microform titles, 3,726 serials, 14,078 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.4 million. 285 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ WHEELOCK COLLEGE D-12

200 The Riverway
Boston, MA 02215-4176
Tel: (617)879-2000
Free: 800-734-5212
Admissions: (617)879-2209
Fax: (617)566-7531
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wheelock.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1888. Setting: 7-acre urban campus. Endowment: $34.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $120,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $15,317 per student. Total enrollment: 1,016. Faculty: 95 (65 full-time, 30 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 703 applied, 77% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 66% from top half. Full-time: 623 students, 95% women, 5% men. Part-time: 40 students, 93% women, 8% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 63% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 2% 25 or older, 69% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; family and consumer sciences; public administration and social services. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 5 other members of Colleges of the Fenway. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/1 for early decision, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous until 4/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $33,075 includes full-time tuition ($23,100), mandatory fees ($525), and college room and board ($9450). Part-time tuition: $722 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 25 open to all; 6% of eligible men and 94% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, AHANA Club, residence hall councils, class councils. Major annual events: Fall Fest Weekend, Semi-Formal Banquet, Spring Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, self-defense education. 475 college housing spaces available; 371 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Wheelock College Library with 93,534 books, 587,044 microform titles, 536 serials, 5,058 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $623,000. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Boston University.

■ WILLIAMS COLLEGE B-2

PO Box 687
Williamstown, MA 01267
Tel: (413)597-3131
Admissions: (413)597-2211
Fax: (413)597-4018
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.williams.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1793. Setting: 450-acre small town campus with easy access to Albany. Endowment: $1.3 billion. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $22,702 per student. Total enrollment: 2,070. Faculty: 312 (257 full-time, 55 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 5,822 applied, 19% were admitted. 85% from top 10% of their high school class, 97% from top quarter, 100% from top half. Full-time: 1,984 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 33 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 63 other countries, 87% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 9% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 0% 25 or older, 93% live on campus, 0.2% transferred in. Retention: 97% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; visual and performing arts; English; psychology. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Twelve College Exchange Program, Bennington College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, California Institute of Technology, Dartmouth College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Columbia University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 11/10 for early decision. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $40,310 includes full-time tuition ($31,548), mandatory fees ($212), and college room and board ($8550). College room only: $4330. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 110 open to all. Major annual events: homecoming, Winter Carnival, Spring Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,020 college housing spaces available; 1,880 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Sawyer Library plus 10 others with 932,000 books, 491,623 microform titles, 12,063 serials, 38,076 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $5.2 million. 252 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

This pleasant colonial town was named for its founder, Col. Ephraim Williams. It is located in the Berkshire Mountains within easy commuting distance of Albany, Boston, and New York. Heavy tourist trade is found here, and the area is known as"Village Beautiful." Excellent facilities are available for skiing, horseback riding, hunting in season, fishing, hiking, and golf. The town has several art museum and its own symphony orchestra. The Tanglewood Music Festival is held nearby annually.

■ WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE E-9

100 Institute Rd.
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
Tel: (508)831-5000
Admissions: (508)831-5286
Fax: (508)831-5875
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wpi.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1865. Setting: 80-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $327.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $11.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $16,633 per student. Total enrollment: 3,910. Faculty: 317 (232 full-time, 85 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 3,575 applied, 71% were admitted. 46% from top 10% of their high school class, 77% from top quarter, 96% from top half. 23 National Merit Scholars, 117 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,811 students, 25% women, 75% men. Part-time: 81 students, 21% women, 79% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 49% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 2% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 0% 25 or older, 60% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 92% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering; computer and information sciences; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: 4 7-week terms. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Colleges of Worcester Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT Subject Tests. Required for some: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 2/1 for nonresidents, 11/15 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 4/1 for nonresidents, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $43,110 includes full-time tuition ($32,850), mandatory fees ($420), and college room and board ($9840). College room only: $5720. Part-time tuition: $2738 per unit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 33% of eligible men and 33% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Masque (drama group), music groups, intramural sports, ethnic clubs. Major annual events: Homecoming/Parents' Weekend, Traditions Day, Winter Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing designed to accommodate 1,242 students; 1,260 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. George C. Gordon Library with 275,299 books, 109,800 microform titles, 7,822 serials, 2,614 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.9 million. 700 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Clark University.

■ WORCESTER STATE COLLEGE E-9

486 Chandler St.
Worcester, MA 01602-2597
Tel: (508)929-8000; (866)WSC-CALL
Admissions: (508)929-8825
Fax: (508)929-8131
Web Site: http://www.worcester.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1874. Setting: 53-acre urban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $8.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5673 per student. Total enrollment: 5,471. Faculty: 400 (167 full-time, 233 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 3,113 applied, 59% were admitted. Full-time: 3,242 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 1,356 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 46 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 4% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 17% 25 or older, 35% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Worcester Consortium for Higher Education, other Massachusetts state colleges. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $970 full-time, $40.42 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7050 full-time, $293.75 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $4109 full-time, $167.04 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $7420. College room only: $4730. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Most popular organizations: Senate, SEC (Student Events Committee), TWA (Third World Alliance), WSCW (Radio Station), Dance Company/Club. Major annual events: Multicultural Festival, Homecoming, SGA Auction to Benefit the Homeless. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, well-lit campus, limited access to campus at night. College housing designed to accommodate 693 students; 961 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Learning Resources Center with 150,419 books, 15,602 microform titles, 1,021 serials, 12,127 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $762,356. 102 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The Worcester State College location has the advantages of a suburban setting in the west side of Worcester, while less than two miles from downtown Worcester. A shuttle service provides free student transportation to the other nine college in the Colleges of Worcester Consortium and to City Hall, the Worcester Public Library, and several cultural centers. Worcester, the"Heart of New England," is about 40 miles from Boston, 45 miles from Providence, Rhode Island and 60 miles from Hartford, Connecticut. More than 700,000 people live within an hour's drive. The Worcester Centrum and Convention Center, with a seating capacity of 15,500, hosts a variety of sports and entertainment events. Lakes, rivers, city parks and beaches make fishing and boating, and a variety of activities, available. Hiking and skiing are available in nearby Mt. Wachusett.

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE

1000 State St.
Springfield, MA 01109-3189
Tel: (413)737-7000
Admissions: (413)205-3201
Fax: (413)737-2803
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aic.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Harry J. Courniotes
Registrar: Judith E. Syner
Admissions: Peter Miller
Financial Aid: Irene Martin
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 96% SAT V 400+; 97% SAT M 400+; 50% ACT 18-23; 2% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 84 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $30,260 includes full-time tuition ($20,990) and college room and board ($9270). Part-time tuition: $470 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,214, PT 184, Grad 417 Faculty: FT 72, PT 87 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 90 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 55 Library Holdings: 118,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AOTA, APTA, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

AMHERST COLLEGE

PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
Tel: (413)542-2000
Admissions: (413)542-2328
Fax: (413)542-2040
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.amherst.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Anthony W. Marx
Registrar: Dr. Gerald M. Mager
Admissions: Thomas Parker
Financial Aid: Joe Paul Case
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 29.3% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 19 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 01 Application Fee: $55.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $41,590 includes full-time tuition ($32,395), mandatory fees ($610), and college room and board ($8585). College room only: $4600. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,623 Faculty: FT 190, PT 28 Student-Faculty Ratio: 8:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 48 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 98 Library Holdings: 1,003,887 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 32 courses, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Fencing M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby M & W; Sailing M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Squash M & W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Ultimate Frisbee M & W; Volleyball M & W; Water Polo M & W

ANNA MARIA COLLEGE

Sunset Ln.
Paxton, MA 01612
Tel: (508)849-3300
Free: 800-344-4586
Admissions: (508)849-3360
Web Site: http://www.annamaria.edu/
President/CEO: William McGarry
Registrar: Sr. Rollande Quintal
Admissions: Elaine Lapomardo
Financial Aid: Nicole Brennan
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 84. 41% SAT V 400+; 76.14% SAT M 400+; 61.54% ACT 18-23; 7.69% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 90 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $29,815 includes full-time tuition ($19,900), mandatory fees ($1980), and college room and board ($7935). Part-time tuition: $663.33 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 540, PT 205, Grad 297 Faculty: FT 38, PT 132 Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 81 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 60 Library Holdings: 79,039 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates; 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: CSWE, NASM, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

THE ART INSTITUTE OF BOSTON AT LESLEY UNIVERSITY

700 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02215-2598
Tel: (617)585-6600
Admissions: (617)585-6701
Fax: (617)437-1226
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aiboston.edu/
President/CEO: Margaret A. McKenna
Registrar: Andy Rademaker
Admissions: Bonnie Roth Galinski
Financial Aid: Paul Henderson
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Lesley University; Education Management Corporation Scores: 97% SAT V 400+; 95% SAT M 400 + Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $29,550 includes full-time tuition ($19,600) and college room and board ($9950). College room only: $6100. Full-time tuition varies according to program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $824 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 964, PT 78, Grad 5,479 Faculty: FT 54, PT 131 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 78 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 66 Library Holdings: 100,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NASAD Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball W; Crew W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball M & W

ASSUMPTION COLLEGE

500 Salisbury St.
Worcester, MA 01609-1296
Tel: (508)767-7000; 888-882-7786
Admissions: (508)767-7110
Fax: (508)799-4412
Web Site: http://www.assumption.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Thomas R. Plough
Registrar: David A. Aalto
Admissions: Kathleen Murphy
Financial Aid: Karen Puntillo
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 98% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400+; 48% ACT 18-23; 27% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 76 Admission Plans: Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $32,085 includes full-time tuition ($25,895), mandatory fees ($415), and college room and board ($5775). College room only: $3395. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,099, PT 25, Grad 327 Faculty: FT 129, PT 87 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 70 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 90 Library Holdings: 103,467 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 40 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: CORE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

ATLANTIC UNION COLLEGE

PO Box 1000
South Lancaster, MA 01561-1000
Tel: (978)368-2000
Free: 800-282-2030
Admissions: (978)368-2239
Fax: (978)368-2015
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.atlanticuc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. George P. Babcock
Registrar: Dr. Issumael Nzamutuma
Admissions: Rosita Lashley
Financial Aid: Sandra Boucher
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Seventh-day Adventist Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $17,600. Part-time tuition: $525 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time and program. Tuition: $525 per credit hour part-time. Part-time tuition varies according to class time and program. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT I % Receiving Financial Aid: 68 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 68 Library Holdings: 135,694 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 64 hours, Associates; 128 hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: CSWE, NASM, NLN

BABSON COLLEGE

Babson Park, MA 02457-0310
Tel: (781)235-1200
Free: 800-488-3696
Fax: (781)239-5614
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.babson.edu/
President/CEO: Brian M. Barefoot
Registrar: Linda Kean
Admissions: R. Alan Kines
Financial Aid: Melissa Shaak
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 83% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 37 Admission Plans: Early Action; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 15 Application Fee: $60.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $43,478 includes full-time tuition ($32,256) and college room and board ($11,222). College room only: $7242. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,725, Grad 1,485 Faculty: FT 151, PT 78 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 41 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 83 Library Holdings: 131,436 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Golf M; Ice Hockey M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

BAY PATH COLLEGE

588 Longmeadow St.
Longmeadow, MA 01106-2292
Tel: (413)565-1000
Free: 800-782-7284
Fax: (413)567-0501
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.baypath.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Carol A. Leary
Registrar: Charles Bertolino
Admissions: Lisa Casassa
Financial Aid: Stephanie King
Type: Comprehensive Scores: 95.4% SAT V 400+; 96.8% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 69 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $30,220 includes full-time tuition ($20,606) and college room and board ($9614). Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $440 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,109, PT 234, Grad 113 Faculty: FT 38, PT 124 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 87 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 40 Library Holdings: 55,060 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AOTA Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball W; Cross-Country Running W; Soccer W; Softball W; Tennis W; Volleyball W

BAY STATE COLLEGE

122 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02116-2975
Tel: (617)236-8000
Free: 800-81-LEARN
Fax: (617)536-1735
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.baystate.edu/
President/CEO: Howard E. Horton, Esq
Registrar: Raymond Barnes
Admissions: Pamela DellaPorta
Financial Aid: Melissa Holster
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 80 Admission Plans: Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $26,325 includes full-time tuition ($15,900), mandatory fees ($350), and college room and board ($10,075). Part-time tuition: $1530 per course. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 522, PT 235 Faculty: FT 19, PT 47 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 21 Library Holdings: 4,490 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ABHES, APTA

BECKER COLLEGE

61 Sever St.
Worcester, MA 01609
Tel: (508)791-9241; 877-5BECKER
Fax: (508)831-7505
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.beckercollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Kenneth Zirkle
Registrar: Andrew Baglio
Admissions: Elaine Lapomardo
Financial Aid: Denise Lawrie
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 73% SAT V 400+; 71% SAT M 400+; 41% ACT 18-23; 13% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $26,425 includes full-time tuition ($18,000), mandatory fees ($425), and college room and board ($8000). Part-time tuition: $750 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 910, PT 750 Faculty: FT 39, PT 64 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 86 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 40 Library Holdings: 75,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 122 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: APTA, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M; Ice Hockey M & W; Lacrosse M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

41 Berkeley St.
Boston, MA 02116-6296
Tel: (617)423-4630
Fax: (617)482-3706
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bfit.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Richard K. Fields
Registrar: Kevin M. Sullivan
Admissions: Norman R. Kraft
Financial Aid: Kevin M. Sullivan
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 91 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 15 Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Tuition: $12,750 full-time, $531 per credit part-time. Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 22, PT 20 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 10,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 70 credits, Associates; 134 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ABET

BENTLEY COLLEGE

175 Forest St.
Waltham, MA 02452-4705
Tel: (781)891-2000
Free: 800-523-2354
Admissions: (781)891-2244
Fax: (781)891-3414
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bentley.edu
President/CEO: Dr. Joseph G. Morone
Registrar: Dr. Barbara H. Palmer
Admissions: Kenton W. Rinehart
Financial Aid: Donna Kendall
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 43 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 01 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $38,784 includes full-time tuition ($28,390), mandatory fees ($224), and college room and board ($10,170). College room only: $6060. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1368 per course. Part-time mandatory fees: $10 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and student level. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,958, PT 336, Grad 1,271 Faculty: FT 270, PT 205 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 51 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 79 Library Holdings: 136,094 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 122 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf W; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

1140 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02215-3693
Tel: (617)266-1400
Free: 800-BER-KLEE
Admissions: (617)747-2222
Fax: (617)747-2047
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.berklee.edu/
President/CEO: Roger H. Brown
Registrar: Michael Hagarty
Admissions: Damien Bracken
Financial Aid: Pamela Gilligan
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 57 Admission Plans: Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 01 Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Comprehensive fee: $37,997 includes full-time tuition ($21,790), mandatory fees ($4517), and college room and board ($11,690). Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,037 Faculty: FT 207, PT 277 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 44 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 20 Library Holdings: 30,208 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors

BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1350 West St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201-5786
Tel: (413)499-4660
Fax: (413)496-9511
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.berkshirecc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Bryan K. Blanchard
Registrar: Donald Pfeifer
Admissions: Michael Bullock
Financial Aid: Anne Moore
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Massachusetts Public Higher Education System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $10.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $780 full-time, $26 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7800 full-time, $260 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2820 full-time, $94 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 923, PT 1,405 Faculty: FT 55, PT 115 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Library Holdings: 74,271 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: APTA, CARC, NLN

BOSTON ARCHITECTURAL COLLEGE

320 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02115-2795
Tel: (617)262-5000; 877-585-0100
Admissions: (617)585-0256
Fax: (617)585-0111
Web Site: http://www.the-bac.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Theodore C. Landsmark Registrar: Valerie Nichols
Admissions: Jeff Cutting
Financial Aid: Maureen Samways
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed % Accepted: 70 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $8610 full-time, $717 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $20 full-time, $150. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 466, PT 41, Grad 403 Faculty: FT 10, PT 317 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 77 Library Holdings: 27,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 178.50 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: FIDER

BOSTON BAPTIST COLLEGE

950 Metropolitan Ave.
Boston, MA 02136
Tel: (617)364-3510; 888-235-2014
Fax: (617)364-0723
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.boston.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Harry Boyle
Admissions: Karen Fox
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Baptist Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $14,784 includes full-time tuition ($6930), mandatory fees ($1600), and college room and board ($6254). College room only: $3594. Part-time tuition: $290 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $900 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 120, PT 10 Faculty: FT 4, PT 5 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 65 Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: TACCS

BOSTON COLLEGE

140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3800
Tel: (617)552-8000
Free: 800-360-2522
Admissions: (617)552-3100
Fax: (617)552-0798
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bc.edu/
President/CEO: Rev. William P. Leahy, SJ
Registrar: Dr. Louise M. Lonabocker
Admissions: John L. Mahoney, Jr.
Financial Aid: Bernard Pekala
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic (Jesuit) Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 31 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 01 Application Fee: $70.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED not accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $70. One-time mandatory fee: $355. Comprehensive fee: $42,283 includes full-time tuition ($30,950), mandatory fees ($488), and college room and board ($10,845). College room only: $6945. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 9,019, Grad 3,917 Faculty: FT 662, PT 623 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 40 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 78 Library Holdings: 2,236,516 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 114 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, AACN, AANA, ABA, APA, AALS, ATS, CSWE, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Fencing M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby M & W; Sailing M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Water Polo M; Wrestling M

THE BOSTON CONSERVATORY

8 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02215
Tel: (617)536-6340
Admissions: (617)912-9153
Fax: (617)536-3176
Web Site: http://www.bostonconservatory.edu/
President/CEO: Richard Ortner
Registrar: Jacque Wilson
Admissions: Halley Shefler
Financial Aid: James Bynum
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $105.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $105. Comprehensive fee: $42,155 includes full-time tuition ($26,400), mandatory fees ($1435), and college room and board ($14,320). Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 404, PT 3, Grad 130 Faculty: FT 44, PT 127 Student-Faculty Ratio: 4:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 54 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 29 Library Holdings: 40,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 125 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NASM

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Boston, MA 02215
Tel: (617)353-2000
Admissions: (617)353-2300
Fax: (617)353-9695
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bu.edu/
President/CEO: Daniel S. Goldin
Registrar: Florence Bergeron
Admissions: Kelly A. Walter
Financial Aid: Christine W. McGuire
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 10% ACT 18-23; 61% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 57 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 01 Application Fee: $70.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $70. Comprehensive fee: $42,046 includes full-time tuition ($31,530), mandatory fees ($436), and college room and board ($10,080). College room only: $6450. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and degree level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $985 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $40. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and degree level. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 17,384, PT 1,310, Grad 10,217 Faculty: FT 1,454, PT 984 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT II % Receiving Financial Aid: 41 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 74 Library Holdings: 2,346,194 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACEHSA, ABA, ACNM, ADA, ADtA, AOTA, APTA, APA, ASLHA, AClPE, AALS, ATS, CEPH, CORE, CSWE, JRCEPAT, LCMEAMA, NASM Intercollegiate Athletics: Badminton M & W; Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Fencing M & W; Field Hockey W; Golf M & W; Gymnastics M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby M & W; Sailing M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Ultimate Frisbee M & W; Volleyball M & W; Water Polo W; Wrestling M

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY

415 South St.
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
Tel: (781)736-2000
Free: 800-622-0622
Admissions: (781)736-3500
Fax: (781)736-3536
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.brandeis.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jehuda Reinharz
Registrar: Dr. Mark Hewitt
Admissions: Gil J. Villanueva
Financial Aid: Peter Giumette
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 2% ACT 18-23; 48% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 38 Admission Plans: Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 15 Application Fee: $55.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $41,551 includes full-time tuition ($31,532), mandatory fees ($969), and college room and board ($9050). College room only: $5083. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $986 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,242, PT 25, Grad 1,922 Faculty: FT 343, PT 129 Student-Faculty Ratio: 8:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 47 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 82 Library Holdings: 938,835 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 32 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M; Cross-Country Running M & W; Fencing M & W; Field Hockey W; Golf M; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby M & W; Sailing M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer W; Softball W; Squash M; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE

Bridgewater, MA 02325-0001
Tel: (508)531-1000
Admissions: (508)531-1237
Fax: (508)531-1707
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bridgew.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Dana Mohler-Faria
Registrar: Irene Checkovich
Admissions: Gregg Meyer
Financial Aid: Janet Gumbris
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Massachusetts Public Higher Education System Scores: 95.15% SAT V 400+; 93.8% SAT M 400+; 63.9% ACT 18-23; 22.2% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 80 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 15 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $910 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7050 full-time, $294 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $4596 full-time, $188 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $6614. College room only: $4114. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 6,435, PT 1,416, Grad 1,798 Faculty: FT 261, PT 233 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 52 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 31 Library Holdings: 326,662 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: CSWE, JRCEPAT, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Water Polo M & W; Wrestling M

BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

777 Elsbree St.
Fall River, MA 02720-7395
Tel: (508)678-2811
Fax: (508)674-8838
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bristol.mass.edu/
President/CEO: John J. Sbrega, PhD
Registrar: Joanne Carroll-Connor
Admissions: Rodney S. Clark
Financial Aid: David Allen
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 80 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission Application Fee: $10.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $576 full-time, $24 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5520 full-time, $230 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2544 full-time, $99 per credit part-time, $30 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,097, PT 3,776 Faculty: FT 316, PT 476 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Library Holdings: 65,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, AHIMA, AOTA, NAACLS, NLN

BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

250 New Rutherford Ave.
Boston, MA 02129-2925
Tel: (617)228-2000
Admissions: (617)228-2420
Fax: (617)228-2120
Web Site: http://www.bhcc.mass.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Mary L. Fifield
Registrar: Debra Boyer
Admissions: Debra Boyer
Financial Aid: Scott Jewel
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 69 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $10.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $576 full-time, $24 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5520 full-time, $230 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1824 full-time, $76 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,388, PT 5,449 Faculty: FT 123, PT 325 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Library Holdings: 65,953 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ARCEST, JRCEDMS, JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W

CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE

1000 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138-5304
Tel: (617)868-1000
Free: 800-877-4723
Fax: (617)349-3545
Web Site: http://www.cambridgecollege.edu/
President/CEO: Mahesh C. Sharma
Registrar: Cecelia Cull
Financial Aid: Dr. Gerri Major
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed % Accepted: 99 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. One-time mandatory fee: $110. Tuition: $8040 full-time, $335 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $150 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Trimester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 226, PT 685, Grad 3,120 Faculty: FT 33, PT 773 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 72 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors

CAPE COD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2240 Iyanough Rd.
West Barnstable, MA 02668-1599
Tel: (508)362-2131
Web Site: http://www.capecod.mass.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Kathleen Schatzberg
Registrar: Sandra Brito
Admissions: Susan Kline-Symington
Financial Aid: Sherry Andersen
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Massachusetts Public Higher Education System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $10.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $720 full-time, $24 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6900 full-time, $230 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $2940 full-time, $98 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,470, PT 2,773 Faculty: FT 79, PT 252 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Library Holdings: 54,342 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, NLN

CLARK UNIVERSITY

950 Main St.
Worcester, MA 01610-1477
Tel: (508)793-7711
Free: 800-GO-CLARK
Admissions: (508)793-7431
Fax: (508)793-8821
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.clarku.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. John E. Bassett
Registrar: Jane Reno
Admissions: Harold M. Wingood
Financial Aid: Mary Ellen Severance
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 23% ACT 18-23; 67% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 62 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 15 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $37,365 includes full-time tuition ($31,200), mandatory fees ($265), and college room and board ($5900). College room only: $3550. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $915.63 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,097, PT 158, Grad 863 Faculty: FT 167, PT 96 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 54 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 77 Library Holdings: 289,658 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 32 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, APA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Lacrosse M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS

1 College St.
Worcester, MA 01610-2395
Tel: (508)793-2011
Free: 800-442-2421
Admissions: (508)793-2443
Fax: (508)793-3888
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.holycross.edu/
President/CEO: Rev. Michael C. McFarland, SJ
Registrar: Elaine J. Rynders
Admissions: Ann Bowe McDermott
Financial Aid: Lynne M. Myers
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic (Jesuit) Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 48 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 15 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $40,664 includes full-time tuition ($30,960), mandatory fees ($484), and college room and board ($9220). College room only: $4610. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 2,788, PT 28 Faculty: FT 240, PT 57 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 53 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 88 Library Holdings: 606,647 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 32 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: NAST Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

CURRY COLLEGE

1071 Blue Hill Ave.
Milton, MA 02186-9984
Tel: (617)333-0500
Free: 800-669-0686
Admissions: (617)333-2210
Fax: (617)333-6860
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.curry.edu/
President/CEO: Kenneth Quigley
Registrar: Sally Buckley
Admissions: Jane P. Fidler
Financial Aid: Anne Downey
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 91% SAT V 400+; 83% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 69 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: April 01 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $33,940 includes full-time tuition ($23,400), mandatory fees ($900), and college room and board ($9640). College room only: $5640. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,203, PT 752, Grad 75 Faculty: FT 102, PT 270 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 66 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 65 Library Holdings: 90,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running W; Football M; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W

DEAN COLLEGE

99 Main St. Franklin, MA 02038-1994
Tel: (508)541-1900; 877-TRY-DEAN
Admissions: (508)541-1508
Fax: (508)541-8726
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dean.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Paula M. Rooney
Admissions: Jay Leiendecker
Financial Aid: Jamey Cournoyer
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 75% SAT V 400+; 72% SAT M 400+; 32% ACT 18-23; 10% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 74 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. One-time mandatory fee: $200. Comprehensive fee: $34,350 includes full-time tuition ($24,000) and college room and board ($10,350). College room only: $6550. Part-time tuition: $690 per course. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 925, PT 324 Faculty: FT 30, PT 67 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 90 Library Holdings: 46,226 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 63 credits, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Football M; Golf M; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE

23 East Elm Ave.
Quincy, MA 02170-2999
Tel: (617)745-3000
Free: 800-88-ENC88
Admissions: (617)745-3732
Fax: (617)745-3907
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.enc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David McClung
Registrar: Myrna F. Giberson
Admissions: Doris Webb
Financial Aid: Douglas Fish
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Church of the Nazarene Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 53% ACT 18-23; 31% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,900 includes full-time tuition ($17,700), mandatory fees ($610), and college room and board ($6590). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, gender, and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $750 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,043, PT 26, Grad 143 Faculty: FT 44, PT 4 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 73 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 82 Library Holdings: 117,540 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 65 hours, Associates; 130 hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: CSWE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Lacrosse M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball M & W

ELMS COLLEGE

291 Springfield St.
Chicopee, MA 01013-2839
Tel: (413)594-2761
Free: 800-255-ELMS
Admissions: (413)592-3189
Fax: (413)594-2781
Web Site: http://www.elms.edu/
President/CEO: Rev. Mark S. Stelzer
Registrar: Laura Lander
Admissions: Joseph P. Wagner
Financial Aid: Troy Davis
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 97% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 89 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $29,920 includes full-time tuition ($21,520) and college room and board ($8400). Part-time tuition: $440 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $20 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 681, PT 385, Grad 168 Faculty: FT 59, PT 87 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 84 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 39 Library Holdings: 111,379 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACN, CSWE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Golf M; Lacrosse W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Volleyball M & W

EMERSON COLLEGE

120 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116-4624
Tel: (617)824-8500
Admissions: (617)824-8600
Fax: (617)824-8609
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.emerson.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jacqueline W. Liebergott
Registrar: William DeWolf
Admissions: Sara Ramirez
Financial Aid: Daniel Pinch
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 15% ACT 18-23; 68% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 45 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 05 Application Fee: $60.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $35,042 includes full-time tuition ($24,064), mandatory fees ($558), and college room and board ($10,420). College room only: $6200. Part-time tuition: $752 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,092, PT 281, Grad 953 Faculty: FT 143, PT 238 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 52 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 45 Library Holdings: 174,782 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ASLHA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

EMMANUEL COLLEGE

400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617)277-9340
Admissions: (617)735-9715
Fax: (617)735-9801
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.emmanuel.edu/
President/CEO: Sr. Janet Eisner, SND
Registrar: Beth Ross
Admissions: Sandra Robbins
Financial Aid: Jennifer Porter
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400+; 63% ACT 18-23; 18% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 61 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $32,000 includes full-time tuition ($21,900), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($9700). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $684 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,503, PT 593, Grad 200 Faculty: FT 67, PT 155 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 78 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 65 Library Holdings: 97,627 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W

ENDICOTT COLLEGE

376 Hale St.
Beverly, MA 01915-2096
Tel: (978)927-0585
Free: 800-325-1114
Admissions: (978)921-1000
Fax: (978)927-0084
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.endicott.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Richard E. Wylie
Registrar: Anita McFarlane
Admissions: Thomas J. Redman
Financial Aid: Marcia Toomey
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400+; 66% ACT 18-23; 25% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 47 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 15 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $30,156 includes full-time tuition ($19,690), mandatory fees ($700), and college room and board ($9766). College room only: $6846. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $615 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $200 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,860, PT 178, Grad 1,288 Faculty: FT 66, PT 80 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 62 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 84 Library Holdings: 121,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 67 credits, Associates; 124 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: FIDER, JRCEPAT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball M & W

FINE MORTUARY COLLEGE, LLC

150 Kerry Place
Norwood, MA 02062
Tel: (781)762-1211
Fax: (781)762-7177
Web Site: http://www.fine-ne.com/
President/CEO: Dr. Louis Misantone
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Continuous

FISHER COLLEGE

118 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02116-1500
Tel: (617)236-8800
Free: 800-446-1226
Admissions: (617)236-8822
Fax: (617)236-8858
Web Site: http://www.fisher.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Charles C. Perkins
Registrar: John Ohotnicky
Admissions: Robert Melaragni
Financial Aid: Frank Lauder
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 62 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $30,280 includes full-time tuition ($18,330), mandatory fees ($950), and college room and board ($11,000). Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 507 Faculty: FT 24, PT 24 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 50 Library Holdings: 30,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: AHIMA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W

FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE

160 Pearl St.
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697
Tel: (978)345-2151
Free: 800-705-9692
Fax: (978)665-4540
Web Site: http://www.fsc.edu/
President/CEO: Robert V. Antonucci
Registrar: Marion Karanja
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Massachusetts Public Higher Education System Scores: 96% SAT V 400+; 97% SAT M 400+; 63% ACT 18-23; 17% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 67 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $10.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $970 full-time, $40.42 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7050 full-time, $293.75 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $4032 full-time, $168 per credit part-time. College room and board: $6274. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,950, PT 703, Grad 1,687 Faculty: FT 166, PT 76 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 49 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 48 Library Holdings: 238,743 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACN, NAACLS, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Ice Hockey M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W

FRAMINGHAM STATE COLLEGE

100 State St., PO Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
Tel: (508)620-1220
Admissions: (508)626-4500
Fax: (508)626-4017
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.framingham.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Helen L. Heineman
Registrar: Mark Powers
Admissions: Elizabeth J. Canella
Financial Aid: Susan Lanzillo
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Massachusetts Public Higher Education System Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 64 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 15 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $970 full-time, $41 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7050 full-time, $294 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $4029 full-time, $184 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load. College room and board: $6157. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,045, PT 727, Grad 2,102 Faculty: FT 167, PT 67 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 47 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 45 Library Holdings: 165,219 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 128 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AAFCS, ADtA, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

FRANKLIN W. OLIN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Olin Way
Needham, MA 02492-1200
Tel: (781)292-2300
Admissions: (781)292-2250
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.olin.edu/
Admissions: Duncan C. Murdoch
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 5% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 23 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 06 Application Fee: $60.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $60. Enrollment: FT 285 Faculty: FT 33, PT 4 Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT II % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 100

GIBBS COLLEGE

126 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116-2904
Tel: (617)578-7100
Free: 800-6SK-ILLS
Admissions: (617)578-7150
Fax: (617)262-2610
Web Site: http://www.katharinegibbs.com/
President/CEO: David J. Waldron
Registrar: Alisa Seraton-Cazeau
Admissions: Robert A. Andriola
Financial Aid: Lisa Sander
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Career Education Corporation Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 6, PT 36 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 3,270 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS

GORDON COLLEGE

255 Grapevine Rd.
Wenham, MA 01984-1899
Tel: (978)927-2300; (866)464-6736
Admissions: (978)867-4218
Fax: (978)524-3704
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gordon.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. R. Judson Carlberg
Registrar: Carol Herrick
Admissions: Nancy Mering
Financial Aid: Barbara R. Layne
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: nondenominational Scores: 99.2% SAT V 400+; 99.4% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 84 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For home schooled students: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $29,194 includes full-time tuition ($21,930), mandatory fees ($994), and college room and board ($6270). College room only: $4200. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time mandatory fees: $1550 per credit, $248.50 per term. Part-time fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,555, PT 34, Grad 61 Faculty: FT 93, PT 52 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 67 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 88 Library Holdings: 142,688 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: CSWE, NASM Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Golf M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1 College Dr.
Greenfield, MA 01301-9739
Tel: (413)775-1000
Admissions: (413)775-1806
Fax: (413)773-5129
Web Site: http://www.gcc.mass.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert Pura
Registrar: Heather A. Hoyt
Admissions: Herbert Hentz
Financial Aid: Jane L. Abbott
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $10.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $780 full-time, $26 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8430 full-time, $281 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3227 full-time, $103.50 per credit part-time, $61. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 994, PT 1,223 Faculty: FT 56, PT 143 Student-Faculty Ratio: 23:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 52,690 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: NLN

HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE

893 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Tel: (413)549-4600; 877-937-4267
Admissions: (413)559-5471
Fax: (413)582-5631
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hampshire.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Gregory S. Prince, Jr.
Registrar: Roberta Stuart
Admissions: Karen S. Parker
Financial Aid: Kathy Methot
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 15% ACT 18-23; 56% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 64 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 15 Application Fee: $55.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $41,038 includes full-time tuition ($31,939), mandatory fees ($580), and college room and board ($8519). College room only: $5433. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,376 Faculty: FT 94, PT 43 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 56 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 93 Library Holdings: 136,326 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges ROTC: Army Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Fencing M & W; Soccer M & W

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: (617)495-1000
Admissions: (617)495-1551
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.harvard.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Lawrence H. Summers
Registrar: Arlene Becella
Admissions: Dr. William R. Fitzsimmons
Financial Aid: James S. Miller
Type: University Sex: Coed % Accepted: 9 Admission Plans: Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 01 Application Fee: $65.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $65. Comprehensive fee: $43,655 includes full-time tuition ($30,275), mandatory fees ($3434), and college room and board ($9946). College room only: $5328. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 6,649, Grad 9,960 Faculty: FT 1,592, PT 443 Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 49 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 96 Library Holdings: 14,000,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 16 full-year courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ABA, ADA, ADtA, ACSP, APA, ASLA, AClPE, AALS, ATS, CEPH, LCMEAMA, NASPAA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Fencing M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Sailing M & W; Skiing (Cross-Country) M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Squash M & W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W; Water Polo M & W; Wrestling M

HEBREW COLLEGE

160 Herrick Rd.
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Tel: (617)559-8600
Free: 800-866-4814
Admissions: (617)559-8610
Fax: (617)559-8601
Web Site: http://www.hebrewcollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David Gordis
Registrar: Evelyn Herwitz
Admissions: Ina Regosin
Financial Aid: Norma Frankel
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Jewish Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED not accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $18,600 full-time, $775 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $200 full-time, $100 per semester hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 5, PT 1 Faculty: FT 20, PT 21 Exams: SAT I Library Holdings: 125,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors

HELLENIC COLLEGE

50 Goddard Ave.
Brookline, MA 02445-7496
Tel: (617)731-3500; (866)424-2338
Fax: (617)232-7819
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hchc.edu/
Registrar: Dr. Eugen Pentiuc
Admissions: Sonia Daly
Financial Aid: George A. Georgenes
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Greek Orthodox % Accepted: 50 Admission Plans: Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $25,075 includes full-time tuition ($15,435), mandatory fees ($380), and college room and board ($9260). Part-time tuition: $643 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $260 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 84, Grad 35 Faculty: FT 16, PT 16 Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT II % Receiving Financial Aid: 93 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 90 Library Holdings: 115,805 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credits, Bachelors

HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

303 Homestead Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040-1099
Tel: (413)538-7000; (413)552-2850
Admissions: (413)552-2321
Web Site: http://www.hcc.mass.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. William F. Messner
Registrar: Anthony Sbalbi
Admissions: Marcia Rosbury-Henne
Financial Aid: Karen Derouin
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Massachusetts Public Higher Education System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $10.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $2570 full-time, $103 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7514 full-time, $309 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,075, PT 3,183 Faculty: FT 112, PT 315 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Library Holdings: 75,222 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ACBSP, COptA, JRCERT, NASM, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (NORWOOD)

333 Providence Hwy.
Norwood, MA 02062
Tel: (781)278-7200
Free: 800-879-8324
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/
President/CEO: Steve Bonkowski
Admissions: Dennis Saccoia
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: ITT Educational Services, Inc Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Exams: Other Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (WOBURN)

10 Forbes Rd.
Woburn, MA 01801
Tel: (781)937-8324
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/
President/CEO: Jeffrey Abrams
Admissions: Nadine Dowling
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: ITT Educational Services, Inc Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Exams: Other Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS

LABOURÉ COLLEGE

2120 Dorchester Ave.
Boston, MA 02124-5698
Tel: (617)296-8300
Web Site: http://www.laboure.edu/
President/CEO: Joseph W. McNabb, PhD
Registrar: Dr. Ann Belanger
Admissions: Gina M. Morrissette
Financial Aid: Daniel Smith
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 25, PT 14 Student-Faculty Ratio: 8:1 Library Holdings: 10,975 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: AHIMA, JRCEET, JRCERT, NLN

LASELL COLLEGE

1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466-2709
Tel: (617)243-2000; 888-LASELL-4
Admissions: (617)243-2225
Fax: (617)796-4343
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lasell.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Thomas E.J. de Witt
Registrar: Dianne Polizzi
Admissions: James Tweed
Financial Aid: Michele Kosboth
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 94% SAT V 400+; 95% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 67 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $30,100 includes full-time tuition ($19,900), mandatory fees ($1000), and college room and board ($9200). Part-time tuition: $660 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $250. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,194, PT 22, Grad 37 Faculty: FT 55, PT 107 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 84 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 80 Library Holdings: 60,250 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: JRCEPAT Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball M & W

LESLEY UNIVERSITY

29 Everett St.
Cambridge, MA 02138-2790
Tel: (617)868-9600
Free: 800-999-1959
Admissions: (617)349-8800
Fax: (617)349-8150
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lesley.edu/
President/CEO: Margaret A. McKenna
Registrar: Scott James
Admissions: Deborah Kocar
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 95% SAT V 400+; 94% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 72 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. One-time mandatory fee: $950. Comprehensive fee: $34,950 includes full-time tuition ($24,200), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($10,500). College room only: $6400. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1020 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,023, PT 242, Grad 6,033 Faculty: FT 53, PT 131 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 71 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 66 Library Holdings: 118,729 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credits, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball M & W

MARIAN COURT COLLEGE

35 Little's Point Rd.
Swampscott, MA 01907-2840
Tel: (781)595-6768
Fax: (781)595-3560
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mariancourt.edu/
President/CEO: Sr. Joanne Bibeau
Registrar: Linda Lundstrom
Admissions: Lisa Emerson Parker
Financial Aid: Melissa Foye
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 194, PT 87 Faculty: FT 7, PT 18 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Library Holdings: 5,006 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates

MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

50 Oakland St.
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Tel: (781)239-3000
Admissions: (781)239-2501
Fax: (781)239-1047
Web Site: http://www.massbay.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Lindsay D. Norman
Registrar: Michael Rice
Admissions: Donna Raposa
Financial Aid: Paula L. Ogden
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 99 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $720 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $6900 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,145, PT 2,870 Faculty: FT 73, PT 263 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Library Holdings: 50,333 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: APTA, CARC, JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART

621 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115-5882
Tel: (617)879-7000
Admissions: (617)879-7225
Fax: (617)879-7250
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.massart.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Katherine Sloan
Registrar: Frank Callahan
Admissions: Kay Ransdell
Financial Aid: Ken Berryhill
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Massachusetts Public Higher Education System Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 96% SAT M 400+; 55% ACT 18-23; 45% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 61 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 15 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $6850 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $19,200 full-time. College room and board: $9800. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,379, PT 615, Grad 136 Faculty: FT 86, PT 123 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 57 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 26 Library Holdings: 231,586 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NASAD

MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

375 Church St.
North Adams, MA 01247-4100
Tel: (413)662-5000
Admissions: (413)662-5410
Fax: (413)662-5179
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mcla.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Mary K. Grant
Registrar: Andrea Demayo
Admissions: Denise Richardello
Financial Aid: Elizabeth Petri
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Massachusetts Public Higher Education System Scores: 96.2% SAT V 400+; 92.4% SAT M 400+; 100% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,193, PT 265, Grad 353 Faculty: FT 80, PT 42 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT I % Receiving Financial Aid: 68 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 65 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Ice Hockey M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis W

MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES

179 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115-5896
Tel: (617)732-2800
Free: 800-225-5506
Admissions: (617)732-2850
Fax: (617)732-2801
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mcphs.edu/
President/CEO: Charles F. Monahan
Registrar: Marjorie McMahon
Admissions: William Dunpey
Financial Aid: Carrie Glass
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 62% ACT 18-23; 28% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 76 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 01 Application Fee: $70.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $70. Comprehensive fee: $32,270 includes full-time tuition ($20,400), mandatory fees ($650), and college room and board ($11,220). College room only: $7900. Part-time tuition: $750 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $160 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,764, PT 122, Grad 276 Faculty: FT 157, PT 5 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 85 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 30 Library Holdings: 32,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 127 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ACPhE, ADA, JRCNMT, NLN

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Tel: (617)253-1000
Admissions: (617)253-4791
Fax: (617)258-8304
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://web.mit.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Susan Hockfield
Registrar: Mary R. Callahan
Admissions: Marilee Jones
Financial Aid: Elizabeth M. Hicks
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 12% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 14 Admission Plans: Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 01 Application Fee: $65.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $65. Comprehensive fee: $41,800 includes full-time tuition ($32,100), mandatory fees ($200), and college room and board ($9500). College room only: $5250. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $505 per unit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,014, PT 52, Grad 6,140 Faculty: FT 1,177, PT 377 Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT II % Receiving Financial Aid: 64 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 93 Library Holdings: 2,707,849 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 17 General Institute Requirements (GIR) plus 180 units beyond the GIRs, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACSP Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Fencing M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M; Gymnastics M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Riflery M & W; Sailing M & W; Skiing (Cross-Country) M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Squash M; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W; Water Polo M; Wrestling M

MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME ACADEMY

101 Academy Dr.
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-1803
Tel: (508)830-5000
Free: 800-544-3411
Admissions: (508)830-6441
Fax: (508)830-5077
Web Site: http://www.maritime.edu/
President/CEO: Rear Adm. Maurice J. Bresnahan, Jr.
Registrar: Capt. Allen R. Hansen
Admissions: Capt. Fran McDonald
Financial Aid: Elizabeth Benway
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Massachusetts Public Higher Education System Scores: 93% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400+; 90% ACT 18-23; 2% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 61 Admission Plans: Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Area resident tuition: $1062 full-time. State resident tuition: $1591 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,591 full-time. Mandatory fees: $4045 full-time. College room and board: $6464. College room only: $3286. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 923, PT 46, Grad 39 Faculty: FT 59, PT 11 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 44 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 100 Library Holdings: 55,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 164 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Lacrosse M; Riflery M & W; Sailing M & W; Soccer M; Softball W; Volleyball W

MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1 Massasoit Blvd.
Brockton, MA 02302-3996
Tel: (508)588-9100
Fax: (508)427-1220
Web Site: http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert R. Rose
Registrar: Daniel Kimborowicz
Admissions: Michelle Hughes
Financial Aid: Sharon McLaughlin
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $576 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5520 full-time. Mandatory fees: $2088 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,178, PT 3,630 Faculty: FT 131, PT 359 Library Holdings: 75,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, CARC, JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W

MERRIMACK COLLEGE

315 Turnpike St.
North Andover, MA 01845-5800
Tel: (978)837-5000
Fax: (978)837-5222
Web Site: http://www.merrimack.edu/
President/CEO: Richard J. Santagati
Registrar: Martin Grace
Financial Aid: Christine A. Mordach
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 78% ACT 18-23; 19% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 71 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 01 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $34,380 includes full-time tuition ($24,200), mandatory fees ($450), and college room and board ($9730). College room only: $5500. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $900 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $55 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course level, course load, and degree level. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,950, PT 204, Grad 34 Faculty: FT 143, PT 80 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 61 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 74 Library Holdings: 115,639 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 20 courses, Associates; 40 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: ABET, JRCEPAT Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W

MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Springs Rd.
Bedford, MA 01730-1655
Tel: (781)280-3200
Admissions: (978)656-3207
Fax: (978)656-3322
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.middlesex.mass.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Carole A. Cowan
Registrar: Audrey Nahabedian
Admissions: Laurie Dimitrov
Financial Aid: Christopher J. Fiori
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Massachusetts Public Higher Education System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 125, PT 343 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 52,960 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, ADA, JRCEDMS, JRCERT, NLN

MONTSERRAT COLLEGE OF ART

23 Essex St., Box 26
Beverly, MA 01915
Tel: (978)922-8222
Free: 800-836-0487
Admissions: (978)921-4242
Fax: (978)922-4268
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.montserrat.edu/
President/CEO: Stan Trecker
Registrar: Theresa Bonacci
Admissions: Jessica Sarin-Perry
Financial Aid: Creda Camacho
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 92% SAT V 400+; 86% SAT M 400+; 83% ACT 18-23 % Accepted: 85 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. One-time mandatory fee: $725. Tuition: $19,934 full-time, $831 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $745 full-time, $22 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $5300. Room charges vary according to housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 279, PT 29 Faculty: FT 26, PT 37 Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 76 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 53 Library Holdings: 12,025 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: NASAD

MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE

50 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Tel: (413)538-2000
Admissions: (413)538-2023
Fax: (413)538-2409
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Joanne V. Creighton
Registrar: Monica Augustin
Admissions: Diane Anci
Financial Aid: Jill Cashman
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Women Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 99.67% SAT M 400+; 57.5% ACT 18-23; 3.75% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 52 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 15 Application Fee: $60.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $42,148 includes full-time tuition ($32,430), mandatory fees ($168), and college room and board ($9550). College room only: $4670. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1015 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 2,052, PT 73, Grad 2 Faculty: FT 207, PT 34 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: SAT II % Receiving Financial Aid: 63 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 93 Library Holdings: 909,720 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball W; Crew W; Cross-Country Running W; Equestrian Sports W; Field Hockey W; Golf W; Lacrosse W; Soccer W; Softball W; Squash W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis W; Track and Field W; Volleyball W

MOUNT IDA COLLEGE

777 Dedham St.
Newton, MA 02459-3310
Tel: (617)928-4500
Fax: (617)928-4507
Web Site: http://www.mountida.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Carol J. Matteson
Admissions: Judith Kaufman
Financial Aid: Linda Mularczyk
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 73.3% SAT V 400+; 68.3% SAT M 400 + Admission Plans: Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $28,926 includes full-time tuition ($18,500), mandatory fees ($596), and college room and board ($9830). Part-time tuition: $515 per credit hour. part-time mandatory fees: $15 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,191, PT 106 Faculty: FT 60, PT 154 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 83 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 38 Library Holdings: 100,695 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates; 120 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ABFSE, ADA, FIDER, NASAD Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running W; Equestrian Sports W; Football M; Lacrosse M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball M & W

MOUNT WACHUSETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

444 Green St.
Gardner, MA 01440-1000
Tel: (978)632-6600
Fax: (978)632-8925
Web Site: http://www.mwcc.mass.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Daniel M. Asquino
Registrar: Glenn Roberts
Admissions: John D. Walsh
Financial Aid: Kelly Morrissey
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Massachusetts Public Higher Education System % Accepted: 98 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $10.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $750 full-time, $25 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6900 full-time, $230 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3480 full-time, $111 per credit part-time, $55 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,958, PT 2,212 Faculty: FT 71, PT 150 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Library Holdings: 56,344 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, APTA, NLN

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE OF FINANCE

10 High St.
Ste. 204
Boston, MA 02111-2645
Tel: (617)951-2350; 888-696-NECF
Fax: (617)951-2533
Web Site: http://www.finance.edu/
President/CEO: Robert A. Regan
Registrar: Robert Nagstaff
Admissions: Robert Wagstaff
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Tuition: $242 per semester hour part-time. Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Available Enrollment: , PT 412 Faculty: FT 0, PT 216 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 63 credits, Associates

NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115-5000
Tel: (617)585-1100
Admissions: (617)585-1101
Fax: (617)585-1115
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.newenglandconservatory.edu/
President/CEO: Daniel Steiner
Registrar: Robert Winkley
Admissions: Tom Novak
Financial Aid: Ken Ferreira
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed % Accepted: 30 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: December 01 Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Comprehensive fee: $40,389 includes full-time tuition ($29,000), mandatory fees ($300), and college room and board ($11,089). Part-time tuition: $950 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 388, PT 24, Grad 389 Faculty: FT 83, PT 127 Student-Faculty Ratio: 4:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 61 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 40 Library Holdings: 78,853 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NASM

THE NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF ART

10 Brookline Place West
Brookline, MA 02445
Tel: (617)267-7910
Admissions: (617)739-1700
Fax: (617)236-7883
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.neia.aii.edu/
President/CEO: Stacy Sweeney
Registrar: Adrienne McLaughlin
Admissions: Ken Post
Financial Aid: Deana Coady
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Education Management Corporation % Accepted: 97 Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $28,053 includes full-time tuition ($17,850), mandatory fees ($225), and college room and board ($9978). College room only: $7718. Part-time tuition: $595 per credit. Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,004, PT 289 Faculty: FT 34, PT 81 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Library Holdings: 8,800 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 61 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors

NEWBURY COLLEGE

129 Fisher Ave.
Brookline, MA 02445
Tel: (617)730-7000
Free: 800-NEW-BURY
Admissions: (617)730-7007
Fax: (617)731-9618
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.newbury.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David A. Ellis
Registrar: Rachelle Mazza
Admissions: Salvadore Liberto
Financial Aid: Jeannie Gonzales
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 67% SAT V 400+; 64% SAT M 400+; 50% ACT 18-23; 25% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 74 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $24,350 includes full-time tuition ($15,500), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($8250). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $220 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, and program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 928, PT 383 Faculty: FT 28, PT 65 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 65 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 47 Library Holdings: 32,500 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 121 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: FIDER Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball M & W

NICHOLS COLLEGE

PO Box 5000
Dudley, MA 01571-5000
Tel: (508)213-1560
Free: 800-470-3379
Admissions: (508)213-2203
Fax: (508)213-9885
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nichols.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Debra M. Murphy
Registrar: Deana Gleason
Admissions: R. Joseph Bellavance
Financial Aid: Diane Gillespie
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 79.9% SAT V 400+; 83.2% SAT M 400 + Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 938, PT 494, Grad 360 Faculty: FT 38, PT 27 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 65 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 80 Library Holdings: 43,989 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 122 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse M & W; Racquetball M & W; Rugby M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1 Ferncroft Rd.
Danvers, MA 01923-4093
Tel: (978)762-4000
Fax: (978)762-4021
Web Site: http://www.northshore.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Wayne Burton
Admissions: Dr. Joanne Light
Financial Aid: Del Brown
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 90 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $600 full-time, $25 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6168 full-time, $257 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2184 full-time, $91 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,764, PT 3,840 Faculty: FT 135, PT 269 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Library Holdings: 97,818 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: AOTA, APTA, CARC, CAA, JRCERT, NLN

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115-5096
Tel: (617)373-2000
Admissions: (617)373-2200
Fax: (617)373-8780
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.northeastern.edu
Registrar: Linda D. Allen
Admissions: Ronne Turner
Financial Aid: Seamus Harreys
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 14% ACT 18-23; 69% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 47 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 15 Application Fee: $75.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $75. Comprehensive fee: $39,342 includes full-time tuition ($28,400), mandatory fees ($392), and college room and board ($10,550). College room only: $5620. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 14,730, Grad 4,193 Faculty: FT 853, PT 404 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 60 Library Holdings: 965,833 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 128 semester hour, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACPE, AACN, AANA, ABA, ACPhE, AHIMA, APTA, APA, ASLHA, AALS, CARC, CORE, JRCEPAT, NAACLS, NASPAA, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Ice Hockey M & W; Soccer M & W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis M; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE

100 Elliott St.
Haverhill, MA 01830
Tel: (978)556-3000
Free: 800-NECC-123
Admissions: (978)556-3616
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.necc.mass.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David F. Hartleb
Registrar: Kevin Stanley
Admissions: Nora Sheridan
Financial Aid: Nancy Sabin
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 95 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3150 full-time, $105 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3660 full-time, $346 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,300, PT 4,062 Faculty: FT 99, PT 398 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 61,120 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: ADA, AHIMA, CARC, JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Volleyball M & W

PINE MANOR COLLEGE

400 Heath St.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Tel: (617)731-7000
Free: 800-762-1357
Admissions: (617)731-7104
Fax: (617)731-7199
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pmc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Gloria Nemerowicz
Registrar: Kerry Boyd
Admissions: Robin Engel
Financial Aid: Nancy Amaral
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Women Scores: 59% SAT V 400+; 53% SAT M 400+; 56% ACT 18-23 % Accepted: 94 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $25,288 includes full-time tuition ($15,538), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($9500). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition: $460 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 448, PT 13 Faculty: FT 30, PT 36 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 77 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 74 Library Holdings: 65,359 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 16 courses, Associates; 32 courses, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball W; Cross-Country Running W; Lacrosse W; Soccer W; Softball W; Tennis W; Volleyball W

QUINCY COLLEGE

34 Coddington St.
Quincy, MA 02169-4522
Tel: (617)984-1600
Admissions: (617)984-1775
Fax: (617)984-1669
Web Site: http://www.quincycollege.edu/
President/CEO: Sean L. Barry
Admissions: Tom DeSantes
Financial Aid: Rose DeVito
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4500 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 20, PT 384 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 32,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: NLN

QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

670 West Boylston St.
Worcester, MA 01606-2092
Tel: (508)853-2300
Admissions: (508)854-4262
Fax: (508)852-6943
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.qcc.mass.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis
Registrar: Tara Fitzgerald-Jenkins
Admissions: Ronald Smith
Financial Aid: Maribeth Ford
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $576 full-time, $24 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5520 full-time, $230 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2479 full-time, $96 per credit part-time, $85 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,761, PT 3,209 Faculty: FT 106, PT 292 Library Holdings: 54,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, ADA, AOTA, CARC, JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W

REGIS COLLEGE

235 Wellesley St.
Weston, MA 02493
Tel: (781)768-7000; (866)438-7344
Admissions: (781)768-7100
Fax: (781)768-8339
Web Site: http://www.regiscollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Mary Jane England
Registrar: Dr. Patricia McDonough, CSJ
Admissions: Emily Keily
Financial Aid: Delores Ludwick
Type: Comprehensive Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 85.07% SAT V 400+; 80.52% SAT M 400+; 40% ACT 18-23; 20% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 76 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $31,350 includes full-time tuition ($21,525) and college room and board ($9825). College room only: $4995. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 621, PT 222, Grad 460 Faculty: FT 55, PT 58 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 80 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 46 Library Holdings: 137,070 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 72 credits, Associates; 36 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: CSWE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball W; Cross-Country Running W; Field Hockey W; Lacrosse W; Soccer W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis W; Track and Field W; Volleyball W

ROXBURY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1234 Columbus Ave.
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120-3400
Tel: (617)427-0060
Admissions: (617)541-5310
Web Site: http://www.rcc.mass.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Randolph Bromery
Registrar: Valerie Abrahamsen
Admissions: Milton Samuels
Financial Aid: Raymond O'Rourke
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Massachusetts Public Higher Education System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $10.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,124, PT 1,258 Faculty: FT 65, PT 55 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Library Holdings: 12,800 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Soccer M & W; Tennis M & W

SALEM STATE COLLEGE

352 Lafayette St.
Salem, MA 01970-5353
Tel: (978)542-6000
Admissions: (978)542-6200
Fax: (978)542-6126
Web Site: http://www.salemstate.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Nancy D. Harrington
Registrar: Ali Guvendiren
Admissions: Nate Bryant
Financial Aid: Mary Benda
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Massachusetts Public Higher Education System Scores: 83.6% SAT V 400+; 84.29% SAT M 400+; 68.4% ACT 18-23; 10.5% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 90 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $910 full-time, $37.92 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7050 full-time, $293.75 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $4,374 full-time, $182.24 per credit part-time, $13.50 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. College room and board: $7350. College room only: $5047. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 5,468, PT 1,828, Grad 2,567 Faculty: FT 296, PT 372 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 48 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 21 Library Holdings: 217,842 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 125 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACN, AOTA, CSWE, JRCEPAT, JRCNMT, NASAD, NAST, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Golf M; Ice Hockey M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

230 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617)267-6100
Admissions: (617)369-3626
Fax: (617)369-3679
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.smfa.edu/
President/CEO: Deborah Dluhy
Registrar: Cheryl Martin
Admissions: Susan Clain
Financial Aid: Beth Goreham
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Tufts University; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Scores: 97% SAT V 400+; 95% SAT M 400+; 14% ACT 18-23; 57% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 84 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 01 Application Fee: $65.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $65. Tuition: $23,850 full-time, $1000 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $910 full-time, $455 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and program. College room only: $10,795. Room charges vary according to housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 611, PT 66, Grad 96 Faculty: FT 51, PT 129 Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 66 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 9 Library Holdings: 280,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 162 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NASAD

SIMMONS COLLEGE

300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617)521-2000
Free: 800-345-8468
Admissions: (617)521-2057
Fax: (617)521-3199
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.simmons.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Daniel Cheever
Registrar: Donna Dolan
Admissions: Catherine Childs-Capolupo
Financial Aid: Barry Paine
Type: University Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 55% ACT 18-23; 40% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 64 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 02 Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $35,640 includes full-time tuition ($24,680), mandatory fees ($760), and college room and board ($10,200). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition: $770 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,688, PT 277, Grad 2,840 Faculty: FT 193, PT 181 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 70 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 70 Library Holdings: 253,145 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 128 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ACEHSA, AACN, ADtA, ALA, APTA, CSWE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball W; Crew W; Field Hockey W; Sailing W; Soccer W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis W; Track and Field W; Volleyball W

SIMON'S ROCK COLLEGE OF BARD

84 Alford Rd.
Great Barrington, MA 01230-9702
Tel: (413)528-0771
Free: 800-235-7186
Admissions: (413)528-7245
Fax: (413)528-7334
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.simons-rock.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Leon Botstein
Registrar: Rochelle Duffy
Admissions: Leslie Davidson
Financial Aid: Kristin Johnson
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Bard College Scores: 98% SAT V 400+; 98% SAT M 400+; 22% ACT 18-23; 45% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 79 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: June 15 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $41,988 includes full-time tuition ($32,834), mandatory fees ($500), and college room and board ($8654). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition: $285 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $650. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 369, PT 17 Faculty: FT 38, PT 30 Student-Faculty Ratio: 8:1 Exams: ACT, Other, SAT I % Receiving Financial Aid: 71 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 81 Library Holdings: 73,514 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates; 120 credit hours, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Fencing M & W; Racquetball M & W; Soccer M & W; Swimming and Diving M & W

SMITH COLLEGE

Northampton, MA 01063
Tel: (413)584-2700
Free: 800-383-3232
Admissions: (413)585-2500
Fax: (413)585-2123
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.smith.edu/
President/CEO: Carol Christ
Registrar: Patricia O'Neil
Admissions: Debra Shaver
Financial Aid: Deborah Leukens
Type: Comprehensive Scores: 99.83% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 16.8% ACT 18-23; 53.3% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 52 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 15 Application Fee: $60.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $41,474 includes full-time tuition ($30,520), mandatory fees ($234), and college room and board ($10,720). College room only: $5160. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $955 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 2,612, PT 30, Grad 451 Faculty: FT 288, PT 28 Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 60 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 90 Library Holdings: 1,296,828 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: CSWE Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball W; Crew W; Cross-Country Running W; Equestrian Sports W; Field Hockey W; Lacrosse W; Skiing (Downhill) W; Soccer W; Softball W; Squash W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis W; Track and Field W; Volleyball W

SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE

263 Alden St.
Springfield, MA 01109-3797
Tel: (413)748-3000
Free: 800-343-1257
Admissions: (413)748-3136
Fax: (413)748-3764
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.spfldcol.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Richard B. Flynn
Registrar: Irene Rios
Admissions: Mary N. DeAngelo
Financial Aid: Ed Ciosek
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed % Accepted: 69 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: April 01 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $30,845 includes full-time tuition ($22,390), mandatory fees ($325), and college room and board ($8130). College room only: $4400. Part-time tuition: $679 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,172, PT 45, Grad 938 Faculty: FT 174, PT 168 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 77 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 85 Library Holdings: 125,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 130 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AOTA, APTA, CORE, CSWE, JRCEPAT, NRPA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M; Gymnastics M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W; Wrestling M

SPRINGFIELD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1 Armory Square, PO Box 9000
Springfield, MA 01102-9000 Tel: (413)781-7822
Fax: (413)781-5805
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Andrew M. Scibelli
Registrar: Jane Alinovi
Admissions: Louisa Davis-Freeman
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 93 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $10.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $750 full-time, $25 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7260 full-time, $242 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $2604 full-time, $80 per credit hour part-time, $109 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,658, PT 3,165 Faculty: FT 154, PT 281 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I Library Holdings: 63,945 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ARCEST, AAMAE, ADA, AOTA, APTA, CARC, JRCEDMS, JRCERT, JRCNMT, NAACLS, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Tennis M & W; Wrestling M

STONEHILL COLLEGE

320 Washington St.
Easton, MA 02357-5510
Tel: (508)565-1000
Admissions: (508)565-1373
Fax: (508)565-1500
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stonehill.edu/
President/CEO: Rev. Mark T. Cregan, CSC
Registrar: Linda I. Sullivan
Admissions: Brian P. Murphy
Financial Aid: Eileen K. O'Leary
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 25% ACT 18-23; 69% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 57 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 15 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $36,104 includes full-time tuition ($25,540) and college room and board ($10,564). Part-time tuition: $840 per course. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,260, PT 171, Grad 12 Faculty: FT 132, PT 121 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 64 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 82 Library Holdings: 215,581 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 40 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Ultimate Frisbee M & W; Volleyball M & W

SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY

8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108-2770
Tel: (617)573-8000
Free: 800-6-SUFFOLK
Admissions: (617)573-8749
Fax: (617)742-4291
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.suffolk.edu/
President/CEO: David J. Sargent
Registrar: Mary Lally
Admissions: John Hamel
Financial Aid: Christine Perry
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 93.1% SAT V 400+; 94.8% SAT M 400+; 61.5% ACT 18-23; 25% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 82 Admission Plans: Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 15 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $33,160 includes full-time tuition ($21,140), mandatory fees ($80), and college room and board ($11,940). College room only: $10,020. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. part-time tuition: $526 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $10 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,075, PT 709, Grad 2,019 Faculty: FT 255, PT 524 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 54 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 19 Library Holdings: 129,562 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 66 semester hours, Associates; 122 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABA, APA, AALS, FIDER, NASAD, NASPAA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Ice Hockey M; Soccer M; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

TUFTS UNIVERSITY

Medford, MA 02155
Tel: (617)628-5000
Admissions: (617)627-3170
Fax: (617)627-3860
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tufts.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Lawrence S. Bacow
Registrar: JoAnn M. Smith
Admissions: Lee Coffin
Financial Aid: Patricia Reilly
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 3% ACT 18-23; 33% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 28 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 01 Application Fee: $70.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $70. Comprehensive fee: $42,018 includes full-time tuition ($31,828), mandatory fees ($793), and college room and board ($9397). College room only: $4827. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,971, PT 107, Grad 3,051 Faculty: FT 765, PT 429 Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 38 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 75 Library Holdings: 1,613,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 34 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ABET, ADA, ADtA, ACSP, AOTA, APA, AVMA, CEPH, LCMEAMA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Fencing W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse M & W; Sailing M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Squash M & W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST

Amherst, MA 01003
Tel: (413)545-0111
Admissions: (413)545-0222
Fax: (413)545-4312
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.umass.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. John V. Lombardi
Registrar: Patricia M. Stowell
Admissions: Kevin Kelly
Financial Aid: Kenneth W. Burnham
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Scores: 97.9% SAT V 400+; 99.1% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 80 Admission Plans: Early Action Application Deadline: January 15 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $2031 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,857 full-time. Mandatory fees: $7564 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 18,054, PT 1,340, Grad 5,699 Faculty: FT 1,148, PT 190 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 51 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 61 Library Holdings: 3,158,359 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AACN, AAFCS, ADtA, ACSP, APA, ASLA, ASLHA, CEPH, NASM, NCATE, SAF Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Crew W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON

100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393
Tel: (617)287-5000
Admissions: (617)287-6100
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.umb.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jo Ann M. Gora
Registrar: David Cesario
Admissions: Liliana Mickle
Financial Aid: Judy Keyes
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Scores: 96% SAT V 400+; 97% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 60 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: June 01 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $1714 full-time, $71.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9758 full-time, $406.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $6551 full-time, $273 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, program, reciprocity agreements, and student level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, program, reciprocity agreements, and student level. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 5,768, PT 3,190, Grad 2,904 Faculty: FT 445, PT 368 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 64 Library Holdings: 584,015 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACSB, AAMFT, AACN, APA, CORE, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH

285 Old Westport Rd.
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
Tel: (508)999-8000
Admissions: (508)999-8605
Fax: (508)999-8755
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.umassd.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jean F. MacCormack
Admissions: Steven Briggs
Financial Aid: Bruce Palmer
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Scores: 96% SAT V 400+; 97% SAT M 400+; 67% ACT 18-23; 22% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 74 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35, $55 for nonresidents. State resident tuition: $1417 full-time, $59.04 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8099 full-time, $454.88 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $6619 full-time, $275.79 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $7634. College room only: $4460. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 6,449, PT 1,070, Grad 1,030 Faculty: FT 355, PT 216 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 64 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 48 Library Holdings: 947,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, NAACLS, NASAD, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL

1 University Ave.
Lowell, MA 01854-2881
Tel: (978)934-4000
Free: 800-410-4607
Admissions: (978)934-3944
Fax: (978)934-3000
Web Site: http://www.uml.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. William T. Hogan
Registrar: Janet King
Admissions: Kerri Mead
Financial Aid: Richard Barrett
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Scores: 98% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 63 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $1454 full-time, $60.58 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8567 full-time, $356.96 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $6712 full-time, $291.33 per credit part-time. College room and board: $6311. College room only: $3810. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 383, PT 240 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 50 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 40 Library Holdings: 549,243 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AACN, APTA, NAACLS, NASAD, NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M; Ice Hockey M; Soccer M; Swimming and Diving M; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-BOSTON CAMPUS

100 Grossman Dr.
Braintree, MA 02184-4949
Tel: (781)843-0844
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/
President/CEO: Jackie Armitage
Admissions: Nina Omelchanko
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $110.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $110. Tuition: $13,020 full-time, $434 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Continuous, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 421, Grad 207 Faculty: FT 4, PT 115 Student-Faculty Ratio: 5:1 Library Holdings: 444 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS CAMPUS

One Research Dr.
Westborough, MA 01581
Tel: (508)614-4100
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/
Admissions: Nina Omelchanko
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $110.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $110. Tuition: $13,020 full-time, $434 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Continuous, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 233, Grad 106 Faculty: FT 2, PT 49 Student-Faculty Ratio: 4:1 Library Holdings: 444 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors

URBAN COLLEGE OF BOSTON

178 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02111
Tel: (617)292-4723
Fax: (617)423-4758
Web Site: http://www.urbancollegeofboston.org/
President/CEO: Dr. Linda E. Turner
Admissions: Dr. Henry J. Johnson
Financial Aid: Pat Harden
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Application Fee: $10.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester Enrollment: FT 12, PT 597 Faculty: FT 3, PT 21 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 65 credits, Associates

WELLESLEY COLLEGE

106 Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel: (781)283-1000
Admissions: (781)283-2257
Fax: (781)283-3678
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wellesley.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Diana Chapman Walsh
Registrar: Ann Hamilton
Admissions: Heather Woodcock Ayres
Financial Aid: Kathryn Osmond
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Women Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 2% ACT 18-23; 42% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 34 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 15 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $41,030 includes full-time tuition ($30,696), mandatory fees ($652), and college room and board ($9682). College room only: $4906. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,216, PT 115 Faculty: FT 227, PT 102 Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 60 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 97 Library Holdings: 765,530 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 32 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball W; Crew W; Cross-Country Running W; Fencing W; Field Hockey W; Golf W; Lacrosse W; Rugby W; Sailing W; Skiing (Downhill) W; Soccer W; Softball W; Squash W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis W; Track and Field W; Ultimate Frisbee W; Volleyball W

WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

550 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115-5998
Tel: (617)989-4590
Free: 800-556-0610
Fax: (617)989-4010
Web Site: http://www.wit.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. John F. Van Domelen
Registrar: Kevin Stanley
Financial Aid: Traci Cady
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 86% SAT V 400+; 94% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 60 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $27,500 includes full-time tuition ($18,500) and college room and board ($9000). Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,141, PT 495 Faculty: FT 115, PT 124 Student-Faculty Ratio: 24:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 42 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 41 Library Holdings: 77,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 72 credits, Associates; 128 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ABET, ACCE, FIDER Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse M; Riflery M & W; Rugby M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball M & W

WESTERN NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE

1215 Wilbraham Rd.
Springfield, MA 01119
Tel: (413)782-3111
Free: 800-325-1122
Admissions: (413)782-1321
Fax: (413)782-1777
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wnec.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Anthony S. Caprio
Registrar: Rodney W. Pease
Admissions: Dr. Charles R. Pollock
Financial Aid: Kathleen M. Chambers
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400+; 60% ACT 18-23; 30% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 75 Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $32,054 includes full-time tuition ($21,600), mandatory fees ($1564), and college room and board ($8890). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $452 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $21 per term. part-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,363, PT 477, Grad 293 Faculty: FT 164, PT 156 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 71 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 57 Library Holdings: 100,010 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates; 122 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ABA, AALS, CSWE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

WESTFIELD STATE COLLEGE

Western Ave.
Westfield, MA 01086
Tel: (413)572-5300
Admissions: (413)572-5218
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wsc.ma.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Frederick Woodward
Registrar: Cynthia Siegler
Admissions: Michelle Mattie
Financial Aid: Michelle Mattie
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Massachusetts Public Higher Education System Scores: 97.07% SAT V 400+; 97.06%SATM400+; 60% ACT 18-23; 33.33% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 74 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $970 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $7050 full-time. Mandatory fees: $4687 full-time. College room and board: $6470. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,112, PT 555, Grad 678 Faculty: FT 179, PT 165 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT I % Receiving Financial Aid: 65 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 54 Library Holdings: 124,363 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: CSWE, JRCEPAT, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

WHEATON COLLEGE

East Main St.
Norton, MA 02766
Tel: (508)285-7722
Free: 800-394-6003
Admissions: (508)286-8251
Fax: (508)285-8271
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wheatoncollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Dale Rogers Marshall
Registrar: Patricia Santilli
Admissions: Gail Berson
Financial Aid: Susan Beard
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 8% ACT 18-23; 65% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 44 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 15 Application Fee: $55.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $40,180 includes full-time tuition ($32,115), mandatory fees ($235), and college room and board ($7830). College room only: $4130. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,558, PT 10 Faculty: FT 121, PT 40 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 49 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 97 Library Holdings: 372,322 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 32 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Lacrosse W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

WHEELOCK COLLEGE

200 The Riverway
Boston, MA 02215-4176
Tel: (617)879-2000
Free: 800-734-5212
Admissions: (617)879-2209
Fax: (617)566-7531
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wheelock.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Marjorie Bakken
Registrar: David Twombly
Admissions: Lisa Walmsley
Financial Aid: Daniel Forster
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 92% SAT V 400+; 87% SAT M 400+; 50% ACT 18-23; 50% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 77 Admission Plans: Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $33,075 includes full-time tuition ($23,100), mandatory fees ($525), and college room and board ($9450). Part-time tuition: $722 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 623, PT 40, Grad 353 Faculty: FT 65, PT 30 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 73 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 69 Library Holdings: 93,534 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 134 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: CSWE, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball W; Field Hockey W; Soccer W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W

WILLIAMS COLLEGE

PO Box 687
Williamstown, MA 01267
Tel: (413)597-3131
Admissions: (413)597-2211
Fax: (413)597-4018
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.williams.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Morton Owen Schapiro
Registrar: Charles R. Toomajian, Jr.
Admissions: Richard L. Nesbitt
Financial Aid: Paul J. Boyer
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 1% ACT 18-23; 29% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 19 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 01 Application Fee: $60.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $40,310 includes full-time tuition ($31,548), mandatory fees ($212), and college room and board ($8550). College room only: $4330. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,984, PT 33, Grad 53 Faculty: FT 257, PT 55 Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 42 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 93 Library Holdings: 932,000 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 36 courses, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby M & W; Sailing M & W; Skiing (Cross-Country) M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Squash M & W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W; Water Polo M & W; Wrestling M

WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

100 Institute Rd.
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
Tel: (508)831-5000
Admissions: (508)831-5286
Fax: (508)831-5875
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wpi.edu/
President/CEO: Dennis D. Berkey
Registrar: Nikki Andrews
Admissions: Edward J. Connor
Financial Aid: Michael J. Curley
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 16% ACT 18-23; 60% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 71 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 01 Application Fee: $60.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $43,110 includes full-time tuition ($32,850), mandatory fees ($420), and college room and board ($9840). College room only: $5720. Part-time tuition: $2738 per unit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,811, PT 81, Grad 1,018 Faculty: FT 232, PT 85 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT II % Receiving Financial Aid: 74 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 60 Library Holdings: 275,299 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 45 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Water Polo M & W; Wrestling M

WORCESTER STATE COLLEGE

486 Chandler St.
Worcester, MA 01602-2597
Tel: (508)929-8000; (866)WSC-CALL
Admissions: (508)929-8825
Fax: (508)929-8131
Web Site: http://www.worcester.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Janelle C. Ashley
Registrar: Julie Chaffee
Admissions: Jay Tierney
Financial Aid: Jayne McGinn
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Massachusetts Public Higher Education System Scores: 93.3% SAT V 400+; 97.55% SAT M 400+; 57. 45% ACT 18-23; 10.64% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 59 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: June 01 Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED not accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $970 full-time, $40.42 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7050 full-time, $293.75 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $4109 full-time, $167.04 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $7420. College room only: $4730. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,242, PT 1,356, Grad 873 Faculty: FT 167, PT 233 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 43 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 34 Library Holdings: 150,419 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AOTA, ASLHA, JRCNMT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W

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Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, AB

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business Teacher Education, B

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Clinical Psychology, M

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Criminal Justice/Police Science, B

Criminology, M

Economics, B

Education, BMDO

Educational Administration and Supervision, MO

Educational Psychology, MD

Elementary Education and Teaching, BMO

English Language and Literature, B

Finance, B

Forensic Psychology, M

History, B

Human Resources Development, MO

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Human Services, B

Information Science/Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, AB

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, BM

Organizational Management, M

Philosophy, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, BM

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, BMD

Public Administration, BM

Reading Teacher Education, MO

Secondary Education and Teaching, BMO

Social Sciences, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BMO

AMHERST COLLEGE

African-American/Black Studies, B

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature, B

Anthropology, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Asian Studies/Civilization, B

Astronomy, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Chemistry, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Computer Science, B

Dance, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

English Language and Literature, B

European Studies/Civilization, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

German Language and Literature, B

History, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Law and Legal Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Neuroscience, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Russian Language and Literature, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Women's Studies, B

ANNA MARIA COLLEGE

Art Teacher Education, B

Art Therapy/Therapist, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Behavioral Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, AB

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, B

Counseling Psychology, M

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Criminology, M

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, M

Education, MO

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental and Occupational Health, M

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Fire Protection Engineering, M

Fire Science/Firefighting, B

History, B

Human Services, M

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, AB

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Music Therapy/Therapist, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, M

Philosophy, B

Piano and Organ, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, BM

Public Policy Analysis, MO

Reading Teacher Education, M

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Work, B

Voice and Opera, B

THE ART INSTITUTE OF BOSTON AT LESLEY UNIVERSITY

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Graphic Design, B

Illustration, B

Photography, B

ASSUMPTION COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

BioTechnology, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Chemistry, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Computer Science, B

Counseling Psychology, MO

Economics, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Sciences, B

Foreign Languages and Literatures, B

French Language and Literature, B

History, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International/Global Studies, B

Latin American Studies, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Molecular Biology, B

Organizational Communication, B

Philosophy, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, B

Rehabilitation Counseling, MO

School Psychology, M

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, M

Theology/Theological Studies, B

Visual and Performing Arts, B

ATLANTIC UNION COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biochemistry, B

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Teacher Education, B

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, B

Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv.), AB

Education, BM

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

French Language and Literature, B

History, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Interior Design, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, AB

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Mathematics, B

Modern Languages, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Natural Sciences, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, AB

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Engineering, A

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, AB

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Theology/Theological Studies, B

BABSON COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Accounting and Business/Management, B

Accounting and Finance, B

Auditing, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, BM

Business/Corporate Communications, B

Economics, B

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, B

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, B

Finance, B

Finance and Financial Management Services, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, BM

International Finance, B

Investments and Securities, B

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Marketing, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Office Management and Supervision, B

Operations Management and Supervision, B

Operations Research, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Sales, Distribution and Marketing Operations, B

Small Business Administration/Management, B

BAY PATH COLLEGE

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

BioTechnology, B

Business/Commerce, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, M

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Law and Legal Studies, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management Information Systems and Services, M

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, BM

Pre-Law Studies, B

Psychology, B

BAY STATE COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, AB

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, A

Fashion Merchandising, AB

Fashion/Apparel Design, A

General Studies, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Physical Therapy/Therapist, A

Recording Arts Technology/Technician, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

BECKER COLLEGE

Accounting, AB

Animal Sciences, A

Animal Training, A

Business Administration and Management, AB

Business Administration, Management and Operations, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, AB

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, AB

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, AB

Criminal Justice/Police Science, AB

Dog/Pet/Animal Grooming, A

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Graphic Design, AB

Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management, B

Hospitality Administration/Management, B

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, B

Human Resources Management and Services, AB

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, AB

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Tourism and Travel Services Management, B

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, AB

Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician, AB

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Science, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Engineering Technology, A

Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

BENTLEY COLLEGE

Accounting, BMO

Business Administration and Management, AB

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Business/Corporate Communications, B

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

English Language and Literature, B

Ergonomics and Human Factors, M

Finance, B

Finance and Banking, MO

History, B

Information Science/Studies, M

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Marketing, MO

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Philosophy, B

Public Policy Analysis, B

Taxation, MO

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

Audio Engineering, B

Jazz/Jazz Studies, B

Music, B

Music Management and Merchandising, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Music Theory and Composition, B

Music Therapy/Therapist, B

Piano and Organ, B

Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments, B

Voice and Opera, B

Wind and Percussion Instruments, B

BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Banking and Financial Support Services, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business/Commerce, A

Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Engineering, A

Engineering Technology, A

Environmental Studies, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Human Services, A

International/Global Studies, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Social Work, A

Surgical Technology/Technologist, A

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

Visual and Performing Arts, A

BOSTON ARCHITECTURAL COLLEGE

Architecture, BM

Interior Design, BM

BOSTON BAPTIST COLLEGE

Bible/Biblical Studies, AB

BOSTON COLLEGE

Accounting, BM

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Biochemistry, BMDO

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, MDO

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Chemistry, BMD

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, BM

Community Health Nursing, M

Computer Science, B

Counseling Psychology, MDO

Curriculum and Instruction, MDO

Developmental Psychology, MD

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, M

East European and Russian Studies, MO

Economics, BD

Education, MDO

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities, M

Educational Administration and Supervision, MDO

Educational Measurement and Evaluation, MD

Educational Psychology, MD

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English, MD

English Education, M

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Finance, B

Finance and Banking, MDO

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Foreign Language Teacher Education, M

French Language and Literature, BMD

Geology/Earth Science, BMO

Geophysics and Seismology, BMO

German Language and Literature, B

Gerontological Nursing, M

Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, MDO

Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies, B

History, BMD

Human Development and Family Studies, B

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Inorganic Chemistry, D

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Italian Language and Literature, BM

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Law and Legal Studies, PO

Linguistics, MO

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing, M

Mathematics, BMO

Mathematics Teacher Education, M

Music, B

Nurse Anesthetist, M

Nursing, MDO

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Operations Research, B

Organic Chemistry, D

Organizational Behavior Studies, D

Organizational Management, D

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, MDO

Philosophy, BMD

Physical Chemistry, D

Physics, BMD

Political Science and Government, BMD

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing, M

Psychology, BMD

Reading Teacher Education, MO

Religious Education, MDO

Russian Language and Literature, BMO

Russian Studies, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, M

Secondary Education and Teaching, BM

Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, BMO

Social Studies Teacher Education, M

Social Work, MDO

Sociology, BMDO

Spanish Language and Literature, MD

Special Education and Teaching, BMO

Theology and Religious Vocations, MD

Theology/Theological Studies, B

Western European Studies, M

THE BOSTON CONSERVATORY

Composition, M

Dance, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Music, BMO

Music Teacher Education, BM

Music Theory and Composition, B

Performance, MO

Piano and Organ, B

Theater, M

Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments, B

Voice and Opera, B

Wind and Percussion Instruments, B

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Accounting, BDO

Acting, B

Actuarial Science, M

Advertising and Public Relations, MO

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, BMD

African Studies, O

African-American/Black Studies, M

Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, MD

Allopathic Medicine, PO

American/United States Studies/Civilization, BD

Anatomy, MDO

Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature, B

Animal Physiology, B

Anthropology, BMD

Archeology, BMD

Area Studies, B

Art Education, M

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, BMDO

Art Teacher Education, B

Arts Management, M

Astronomy, BMD

Astrophysics, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Bilingual and Multilingual Education, B

Biochemistry, BMDO

Bioethics/Medical Ethics, M

Bioinformatics, MD

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, BMDO

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical Engineering, MDO

Biomedical/Medical Engineering, B

Biophysics, MDO

Biopsychology, M

Biostatistics, MD

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Cell Biology and Anatomy, MDO

Chemistry, BMD

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, BMDO

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Clinical Research, M

Cognitive Sciences, MD

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication and Media Studies, MO

Communication Disorders, BMDO

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Composition, MD

Computer Engineering, BMD

Computer Science, BMD

Counseling Psychology, MD

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, MO

Criminology, M

Curriculum and Instruction, MDO

Dental and Oral Surgery, MDO

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, M

Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician, B

Dentistry, O

Drama and Dance Teacher Education, B

Drawing, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, MDO

East Asian Studies, B

Ecology, B

Economics, BMDO

Education, BMDO

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments, Including Deafness, B

Educational Administration and Supervision, MO

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, MDO

Electrical Engineering, MD

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Electronic Commerce, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Energy Management and Policy, M

Engineering, B

Engineering and Applied Sciences, MDO

English, MD

English as a Second Language, MO

English Education, MDO

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Environmental and Occupational Health, MD

Environmental Policy and Resource Management, M

Environmental Studies, B

Epidemiology, MD

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, B

Film, Television, and Video Production, MO

Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism, M

Finance, B

Finance and Banking, M

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Foreign Language Teacher Education, BM

Foreign Languages and Literatures, B

French Language and Literature, BMD

Genetic Counseling/Counselor, M

Geographic Information Systems, M

Geography, BMD

Geology/Earth Science, B

Geosciences, MD

German Language and Literature, B

Graphic Design, M

Health Education, MO

Health Promotion, MD

Health Services Administration, MDO

Historic Preservation and Conservation, MO

History, BMD

Hospitality Administration/Management, B

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, B

Human Development, MDO

Human Resources Management and Services, MO

Immunology, DO

Industrial and Manufacturing Management, D

Industrial Engineering, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, BMD

International Affairs, MO

International and Comparative Education, M

International Business/Trade/Commerce, BM

International Finance, B

International Public Health/International Health, MDO

International Relations and Affairs, B

Investment Management, M

Italian Language and Literature, B

Journalism, BM

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Latin American Studies, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Law and Legal Studies, MPO

Legal and Justice Studies, M

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, B

Leisure Studies, M

Liberal Studies, M

Linguistics, BMD

Management, M

Management Information Systems and Services, BD

Management of Technology, M

Manufacturing Engineering, MDO

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, B

Marketing, D

Marketing Research, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, BMO

Maternal and Child Health, MO

Mathematical and Computational Finance, M

Mathematics, BMD

Mathematics and Computer Science, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, BMDO

Mechanical Engineering, BMD

Media Studies, MO

Microbiology, MDO

Modern Greek Language and Literature, B

Molecular Biology, BMDO

Molecular Medicine, DO

Multilingual and Multicultural Education, MO

Museology/Museum Studies, O

Music, MDO

Music History, Literature, and Theory, BMD

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, BMD

Music Theory and Composition, BMD

Neurobiology and Neurophysiology, MDO

Neuroscience, BMDO

Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management, M

Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery, O

Nutritional Sciences, BMD

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, BMD

Operations Management and Supervision, B

Oral and Dental Sciences, MDPO

Oral Biology, MD

Organizational Behavior Studies, BD

Orthodontics, MDO

Painting, BM

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Pathology/Experimental Pathology, DO

Pedodontics, MDO

Performance, MDO

Periodontics, MDO

Pharmaceutical Sciences, MDO

Pharmacology, MDO

Philosophy, BMDO

Photonics, M

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, BMDO

Physical Therapy/Therapist, BMD

Physics, BMD

Physiology, MDO

Piano and Organ, B

Political Science and Government, BMD

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Psychology, BMD

Public Administration, M

Public Health, MDO

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Radio and Television, B

Reading Teacher Education, MDO

Rehabilitation Counseling, MDO

Rehabilitation Sciences, MD

Rehabilitation Therapy, B

Religion/Religious Studies, BMD

Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, MD

Russian Language and Literature, B

Russian Studies, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, BMDO

Sculpture, BM

Social Sciences, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, BMDO

Social Work, MDO

Sociology, BMD

Spanish Language and Literature, BMD

Special Education and Teaching, BMDO

Speech Teacher Education, B

Systems Engineering, MD

Taxation, M

Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, B

Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology, B

Telecommunications, M

Theater, MO

Theatre Literature, History and Criticism, B

Theology and Religious Vocations, MDPO

Travel and Tourism, M

Urban and Regional Planning, M

Urban Studies/Affairs, BM

Voice and Opera, B

Writing, MD

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY

African Studies, B

African-American/Black Studies, B

American/United States Studies/Civilization, BMD

Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature, B

Anthropology, BMD

Arabic Language and Literature, B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biochemistry, BMD

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, BMDO

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biophysics, BMD

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Cell Biology and Anatomy, MD

Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, B

Chemistry, BMD

Child and Family Studies, M

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Cognitive Sciences, D

Comparative Literature, B

Composition, MD

Computer Science, BMDO

Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies, M

Developmental Psychology, D

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

East Asian Studies, B

Economics, BMD

Elementary Education and Teaching, M

Engineering Physics, B

English, MD

English Language and Literature, B

European Studies/Civilization, B

Finance and Banking, MD

Fine Arts and Art Studies, O

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

Genetic Counseling/Counselor, M

Genetics, D

German Language and Literature, B

Health Services Administration, M

Hebrew Language and Literature, M

History, BMD

Human Services, M

Inorganic Chemistry, MD

International Affairs, MD

International Business/Trade/Commerce, MD

International Development, M

International Public Health/International Health, M

Islamic Studies, B

Jewish/Judaic Studies, BMDO

Latin American Studies, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Linguistics, B

Mathematics, BMD

Microbiology, D

Molecular Biology, MD

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music, BMD

Music Theory and Composition, MD

Musicology and Ethnomusicology, MD

Near and Middle Eastern Studies, BMDO

Neurobiology and Neurophysiology, D

Neuroscience, BMD

Organic Chemistry, MD

Philosophy, B

Physical Chemistry, MD

Physics, BMD

Political Science and Government, BMD

Psychology, BMD

Public Administration, M

Public Policy Analysis, D

Religious Education, M

Russian Language and Literature, B

Russian Studies, B

Social Psychology, D

Sociology, BMD

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Structural Biology, MD

Sustainable Development, M

Theater, M

Women's Studies, BM

BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE

Accounting, BM

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, B

American Government and Politics (United States), B

Anthropology, B

Archeology, B

Area Studies, B

Art Education, M

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, B

Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology, B

Chemistry, B

City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, B

Communication Disorders, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Science, BM

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, MO

Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry, B

Creative Writing, B

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Criminology, M

Developmental and Child Psychology, B

Drama and Dance Teacher Education, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, BM

Economics, B

Education, MO

Educational Administration and Supervision, MO

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English, M

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Environmental Biology, B

Ethics, B

Finance, B

Finance and Banking, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Geochemistry, B

Geography, B

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

Graphic Design, B

Health and Physical Education/Fitness, B

Health Promotion, M

Health Teacher Education, B

Health/Medical Psychology, B

History, B

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist, B

Law and Legal Studies, B

Management, M

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, M

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Philosophy, B

Photography, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, BM

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, BM

Public Administration, M

Reading Teacher Education, MO

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, M

Science Technologies/Technicians, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, M

Social Studies Teacher Education, M

Social Work, BM

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Transportation/Transportation Management, B

BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Civil Engineering, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, A

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Elementary Education and Teaching, A

Engineering, A

Engineering Science, A

Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, A

Environmental Sciences, A

Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, A

Finance and Financial Management Services, A

Fine/Studio Arts, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

General Studies, A

Graphic Design, A

Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician, A

Human Services, A

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Information Technology, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Therapist Assistant, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist, A

Chemistry, A

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, A

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Design and Visual Communications, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, A

Education, A

Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, A

English Language and Literature, A

Finance, A

Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician, A

General Studies, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

History, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Human Services, A

International Business/Trade/Commerce, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Mathematics, A

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Operations Management and Supervision, A

Physics, A

Psychology, A

Sociology, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE

Counseling Psychology, M

Education, M

Electronic Commerce, M

Human Services, B

Management, M

Management Science, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

CAPE COD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Graphics, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Education, A

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, A

Environmental Studies, A

Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

History, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Information Technology, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management Science, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Mathematics, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Modern Languages, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, A

Philosophy, A

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Psychology, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

CLARK UNIVERSITY

Accounting, M

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Asian Studies/Civilization, B

Biochemistry, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, MD

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Chemistry, BMD

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Clinical Psychology, D

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication and Media Studies, M

Comparative Literature, B

Computer Science, B

Development Economics and International Development, B

Developmental Psychology, D

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Ecology, B

Economics, BD

Education, BM

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering, B

English, M

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Policy and Resource Management, M

Environmental Studies, M

Ethnic and Cultural Studies, B

Film/Cinema Studies, B

Finance and Banking, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

Geographic Information Systems, M

Geography, BD

Geology/Earth Science, B

Health Services Administration, M

History, BMDO

Holocaust Studies, D

Information Science/Studies, M

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, M

International Development, M

International Relations and Affairs, B

Jewish/Judaic Studies, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Liberal Studies, M

Management, M

Management Information Systems and Services, M

Marketing, M

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Modern Languages, B

Molecular Biology, B

Music, B

Natural Resources Management/Development and Policy, B

Neuroscience, B

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, BMD

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, BD

Public Administration, MO

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Psychology, D

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Sustainable Development, M

Urban and Regional Planning, M

Women's Studies, BD

COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS

Accounting, B

Anthropology, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Asian Studies/Civilization, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Chemistry, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Comparative Literature, B

Computer Science, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

German Studies, B

History, B

Italian Language and Literature, B

Mathematics, B

Medieval and Renaissance Studies, B

Music, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Russian Language and Literature, B

Russian Studies, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

CURRY COLLEGE

Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, MO

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Education, BMO

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Family and Community Services, B

Film/Cinema Studies, B

Health Teacher Education, B

History, B

Information Technology, B

Journalism, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Radio and Television, B

Reading Teacher Education, MO

Sociology, B

Special Education and Teaching, BMO

Women's Studies, B

DEAN COLLEGE

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Dance, AB

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Mathematics and Computer Science, A

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, A

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, A

EASTERN NAZARENE COLLEGE

Advertising, B

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, B

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical/Medical Engineering, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business/Commerce, A

Chemistry, B

Clinical Psychology, B

Computer Engineering, B

Computer Science, B

Counseling Psychology, M

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, MO

Education, BMO

Educational Administration and Supervision, MO

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, BMO

Engineering Physics, B

English as a Second Language, MO

English Language and Literature, B

General Studies, A

History, B

Industrial Engineering, B

Journalism, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, AB

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, M

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mechanical Engineering, B

Middle School Education, MO

Music, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Pharmacy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, B

Physics, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

Radio and Television, B

Reading Teacher Education, MO

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Religious Education, AB

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, BMO

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Special Education and Teaching, BMO

Systems Engineering, B

ELMS COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Applied Art, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, B

Bilingual and Multilingual Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Communication Disorders, BO

Computer Science, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, M

Education, BMO

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English as a Second Language, M

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

French Language and Literature, B

History, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Law and Legal Studies, B

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, AB

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Liberal Studies, M

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Molecular Biology, B

Natural Sciences, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Reading Teacher Education, M

Religion/Religious Studies, BM

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, BM

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, A

EMERSON COLLEGE

Acting, B

Advertising, B

Advertising and Public Relations, M

Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, B

Communication and Media Studies, M

Communication Disorders, BM

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Corporate and Organizational Communication, M

Creative Writing, B

Drama and Dance Teacher Education, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments, B

Film, Television, and Video Production, M

Film/Cinema Studies, B

Health Promotion, M

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Intermedia/Multimedia, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, M

Journalism, BM

Marketing, M

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Media Studies, M

Playwriting and Screenwriting, B

Political Communication, B

Public Health, M

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Publishing, BM

Radio and Television, B

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician, B

Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, B

Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology, B

Theater, M

Visual and Performing Arts, B

Writing, M

EMMANUEL COLLEGE

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, B

Art Therapy/Therapist, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biostatistics, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemistry, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Developmental and Child Psychology, B

Economics, B

Education, BMO

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Educational Leadership and Administration, O

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Graphic Design, B

Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, B

History, B

Human Resources Management and Services, MO

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management, M

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Nursing Administration, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, BM

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

ENDICOTT COLLEGE

Art Education, M

Art Therapy/Therapist, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Design and Visual Communications, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Education, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Hospitality Administration/Management, BM

Human Services, B

Information Technology, B

International and Comparative Education, M

International/Global Studies, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, AB

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Organizational Management, M

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Psychology, B

Reading Teacher Education, M

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, M

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

FISHER COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Business Administration and Management, AB

Fashion Merchandising, A

Fashion/Apparel Design, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Psychology, A

Public Health (MPH, DPH), A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE

Accounting, BM

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Art Education, MO

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

BioTechnology, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Child and Family Studies, O

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, B

Communication and Media Studies, BMO

Comparative Literature, B

Computer Science, BM

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Counseling Psychology, MO

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, MO

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Criminology, M

Development Economics and International Development, B

Developmental and Child Psychology, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, BM

Economics, B

Education, B

Educational Administration and Supervision, MO

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician, B

English Education, M

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Environmental Sciences, B

Forensic Nursing, MO

General Studies, BM

Geography, B

Geography Teacher Education, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

Graphic Design, B

History, B

History Teacher Education, B

Human Resources Management and Services, M

Human Services, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, B

Industrial Technology/Technician, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, O

Intermedia/Multimedia, B

Journalism, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management Science, B

Manufacturing Technology/Technician, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, MO

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Middle School Education, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Photography, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, M

Secondary Education and Teaching, BM

Social Studies Teacher Education, M

Sociology, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, O

Technical and Business Writing, BM

Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology, B

Technology Education/Industrial Arts, B

Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education, B

Vocational and Technical Education, M

FRAMINGHAM STATE COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Acting, B

American Government and Politics (United States), B

American History (United States), B

Anthropology, B

Apparel and Textiles, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical Sciences, B

BioTechnology, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business/Corporate Communications, B

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, B

Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist, B

Communication and Media Studies, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Communication, Journalism and Related Programs, B

Computer Programming/Programmer, B

Computer Science, B

Counseling Psychology, M

Creative Writing, B

Curriculum and Instruction, M

Design and Visual Communications, B

Developmental and Child Psychology, B

Dietetics/Dieticians, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Economics, B

Education, B

Educational Leadership and Administration, M

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English as a Second Language, M

English Education, M

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Environmental Biology, B

Environmental Sciences, B

Environmental Studies, B

European History, B

Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Communication, B

Fashion Merchandising, B

Fashion/Apparel Design, B

Film/Cinema Studies, B

Finance, B

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Food Science, B

Food Science and Technology, BM

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, B

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, B

Foreign Language Teacher Education, BM

Foreign Languages and Literatures, B

French Language and Literature, B

Geography, B

Geography Teacher Education, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

Graphic Design, B

Health Services Administration, M

Health Teacher Education, B

History, B

History Teacher Education, B

Human Nutrition, B

Human Resources Management and Services, M

Human Services, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Information Technology, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International/Global Studies, B

Journalism, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, BM

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nutritional Sciences, M

Painting, B

Physical Sciences, B

Political Science and Government, B

Printmaking, B

Psychology, BM

Public Administration, M

Reading Teacher Education, M

Sculpture, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, M

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, BM

Special Education and Teaching, M

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management, B

Wildlife Biology, B

GIBBS COLLEGE

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

GORDON COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Christian Studies, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Science, B

Economics, B

Education, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Foreign Languages and Literatures, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

History, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, BM

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

Youth Ministry, B

GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

American/United States Studies/Civilization, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Behavioral Sciences, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Education, A

Engineering Science, A

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Food Science, A

Human Services, A

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Mathematics, A

Natural Resources Management/Development and Policy, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, A

Photography, A

Pre-Engineering, A

HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE

African-American/Black Studies, B

Agriculture, B

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Anthropology, B

Applied Art, B

Asian Studies/Civilization, B

Asian-American Studies, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Chemistry, B

Cognitive Sciences, B

Comparative Literature, B

Computer Graphics, B

Computer Science, B

Dance, B

Demography and Population Studies, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Design/Architecture, B

Environmental Studies, B

Film/Video and Photographic Arts, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies, B

History, B

International/Global Studies, B

Jewish/Judaic Studies, B

Latin American Studies, B

Law and Legal Studies, B

Linguistics, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Nutritional Sciences, B

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Playwriting and Screenwriting, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Sociology, B

Urban Studies/Affairs, B

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

African Studies, B

African-American/Black Studies, B

Allopathic Medicine, PO

American/United States Studies/Civilization, BD

Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Animal Genetics, B

Anthropology, BMD

Applied Mathematics, BMD

Applied Physics, MD

Applied Science and Technology, O

Arabic Language and Literature, BMD

Archeology, BMD

Architectural Engineering, B

Architecture, MD

Art Education, M

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, BD

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, B

Asian Languages, MD

Asian Studies/Civilization, BMD

Astronomy, BMD

Astrophysics, BMD

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, B

Behavioral Sciences, B

Bible/Biblical Studies, B

Biochemistry, BMD

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, MDO

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biological Anthropology, MD

Biology Technician/BioTechnology Laboratory Technician, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical Engineering, MD

Biomedical Sciences, B

Biomedical/Medical Engineering, B

Biometry/Biometrics, B

Biophysics, BD

Biostatistics, MD

BioTechnology, M

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MDO

Cancer Biology/Oncology, D

Cell Biology and Anatomy, D

Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology, B

Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, MD

Central/Middle and Eastern European Studies, B

Chemical Engineering, B

Chemistry, BMD

Chinese Language and Literature, B

Chinese Studies, MD

City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, B

Civil Engineering, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, BMD

Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics, B

Cognitive Sciences, BM

Communication and Media Studies, O

Communication Disorders, D

Community Health and Preventive Medicine, M

Comparative Literature, BD

Composition, MD

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Engineering, B

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Computer Graphics, B

Computer Programming/Programmer, B

Computer Science, BMD

Creative Writing, B

Curriculum and Instruction, M

Dental and Oral Surgery, O

Dentistry, PO

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

East Asian Studies, BM

East European and Russian Studies, M

Ecology, B

Economics, BMD

Education, MD

Educational Leadership and Administration, MD

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, M

Educational Psychology, M

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Engineering, B

Engineering and Applied Sciences, MD

Engineering Physics, B

Engineering Science, B

English, MDO

English Language and Literature, B

Entomology, B

Environmental and Occupational Health, MD

Environmental Biology, B

Environmental Design/Architecture, B

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, MD

Environmental Policy and Resource Management, MO

Environmental Sciences, MD

Environmental Studies, B

Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, B

Epidemiology, MD

Ethnic and Cultural Studies, B

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, B

Ethnomusicology, MD

European Studies/Civilization, B

Evolutionary Biology, BD

Film/Cinema Studies, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Fluid and Thermal Sciences, B

Forestry, M

Foundations and Philosophy of Education, O

French Language and Literature, BMD

Genetics, D

Genomic Sciences, D

Geochemistry, B

Geological/Geophysical Engineering, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

Geophysics and Seismology, B

Geosciences, MD

German Language and Literature, BMD

Health Promotion, MD

Health Services Administration, MD

Hebrew Language and Literature, BMD

Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies, B

History, BD

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, B

History of Science and Technology, MD

Human Development, MD

Human Development and Family Studies, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Immunology, D

Infectious Diseases, D

Information Science/Studies, BM

Inorganic Chemistry, MD

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International and Comparative Education, M

International Development, M

International Economics, B

International Public Health/International Health, MD

International Relations and Affairs, B

Islamic Studies, B

Italian Language and Literature, BMD

Japanese Language and Literature, B

Japanese Studies, MD

Jewish/Judaic Studies, BMD

Landscape Architecture, MD

Latin American Studies, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Law and Legal Studies, MDPO

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Liberal Studies, M

Linguistics, BMD

Management Information Systems and Services, D

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, B

Materials Engineering, B

Materials Sciences, B

Maternal and Child Health, MD

Mathematics, BMD

Mathematics and Computer Science, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, M

Mechanical Engineering, B

Medical Informatics, M

Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology, B

Medical Physics, D

Medieval and Renaissance Studies, BMD

Metallurgical Engineering, B

Microbiology, D

Modern Greek Language and Literature, B

Modern Languages, B

Molecular Biology, BD

Molecular Genetics, D

Molecular Pharmacology, D

Multilingual and Multicultural Education, D

Museology/Museum Studies, M

Music, BMD

Music History, Literature, and Theory, B

Music Theory and Composition, MD

Musicology and Ethnomusicology, MD

Natural Resources and Conservation, B

Near and Middle Eastern Languages, MD

Near and Middle Eastern Studies, BMDO

Neurobiology and Neurophysiology, D

Neuroscience, BD

Nuclear Physics, B

Nutritional Sciences, D

Oral and Dental Sciences, MDO

Organic Chemistry, MD

Organizational Behavior Studies, D

Orthodontics, O

Pathology/Experimental Pathology, D

Periodontics, O

Philosophy, BMD

Physical Chemistry, MD

Physical Sciences, B

Physics, BMD

Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology, B

Physiology, D

Planetary Astronomy and Science, MD

Political Science and Government, BMDO

Polymer Chemistry, B

Population Studies, MD

Portuguese Language and Literature, BMD

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, BMD

Public Administration, M

Public Health, MDO

Public Policy Analysis, BMDO

Reading Teacher Education, M

Religion/Religious Studies, BMD

Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Russian Language and Literature, BMD

Russian Studies, B

Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, BMD

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, M

Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, BMD

Social Psychology, MD

Social Sciences, B

Sociology, BMD

South and Southeast Asian Studies, M

South Asian Studies, B

Southeast Asian Studies, B

Spanish Language and Literature, BMD

Statistics, BMD

Structural Biology, D

Systematic Biology/Biological Systematics, D

Systems Engineering, B

Technical Communication, M

Theology and Religious Vocations, MDP

Theoretical Physics, MD

Urban and Regional Planning, M

Urban Design, M

Urban Education and Leadership, D

Urban Planning, MD

Urban Studies/Affairs, B

Virology, D

Women's Studies, B

HEBREW COLLEGE

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, O

Education, BMO

Jewish/Judaic Studies, BMO

Middle School Education, O

Music, BO

Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management, O

Religious Education, BMO

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Sacred Music, O

Social Work, O

Special Education and Teaching, O

HELLENIC COLLEGE

Business Administration and Management, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Human Development and Family Studies, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Theology/Theological Studies, B

HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

American/United States Studies/Civilization, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business Teacher Education, A

Chemistry, A

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, A

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operator, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Elementary Education and Teaching, A

Engineering Science, A

Environmental Studies, A

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, A

Fine/Studio Arts, A

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Human Services, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Photography, A

Physics, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, A

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

Visual and Performing Arts, A

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (NORWOOD)

CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (WOBURN)

CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

LABOURÉ COLLEGE

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, A

Dietetics/Dieticians, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

LASELL COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Child Development, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, B

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Fashion Merchandising, B

Fashion/Apparel Design, B

Finance, B

Graphic Design, B

History, B

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, B

Human Services, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Law and Legal Studies, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management, M

Marketing, M

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Psychology, B

Sociology, B

LESLEY UNIVERSITY

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Art Education, MO

Art Therapy/Therapist, BMD

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Child Development, B

Clinical Psychology, M

Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, B

Computer Education, MO

LABOURE

Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies, M

Counseling Psychology, BMO

Curriculum and Instruction, MO

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, M

Ecology, M

Education, BMDO

Educational Administration and Supervision, MO

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Education, M

Environmental Studies, B

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Health Education, M

Human Development and Family Studies, B

Human Resources Management and Services, M

Human Services, BM

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, AM

International Affairs, MO

International and Comparative Education, M

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Media Studies, M

Middle School Education, M

Multilingual and Multicultural Education, M

Natural Sciences, B

Project Management, M

Psychology, MDO

Reading Teacher Education, MO

School Psychology, M

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, M

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Special Education and Teaching, BMO

Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music, MD

MARIAN COURT COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, A

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Biology Technician/BioTechnology Laboratory Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business/Commerce, A

Chemical Technology/Technician, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Science, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Engineering Technology, A

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, A

Forensic Science and Technology, A

General Studies, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Human Services, A

Information Science/Studies, A

International Relations and Affairs, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Social Sciences, A

MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, B

Applied Arts and Design, M

Architecture, B

Art Education, M

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, BM

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Design and Applied Arts, M

Fashion/Apparel Design, B

Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts, B

Film, Television, and Video Production, M

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Industrial Design, B

Intermedia/Multimedia, B

Jewelry/Metalsmithing, M

Metal and Jewelry Arts, B

Painting, BM

Photography, BM

Printmaking, BM

Sculpture, BM

Textile Design, M

Theater, M

MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Accounting, B

Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, B

Anthropology, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, B

Comparative Literature, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Science, B

Creative Writing, B

Curriculum and Instruction, M

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, BM

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Finance, B

History, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Journalism, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Psychology, B

Reading Teacher Education, M

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Special Education and Teaching, M

Visual and Performing Arts, B

MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES

Chemistry, BMD

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, B

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, B

Health Services Administration, M

Health/Medical Psychology, B

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, B

Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Pharmaceutical Administration, M

Pharmaceutical Sciences, MD

Pharmacology, MD

Pharmacy, B

Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, B

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, BMDO

Anthropology, B

Architecture, BMD

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, MD

Biochemistry, D

Bioengineering, MD

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, MDPO

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical Engineering, MD

Biophysics, D

Business/Commerce, B

Cell Biology and Anatomy, D

Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, D

Chemical Engineering, BMDO

Chemistry, BD

City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, B

Civil Engineering, BMDO

Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics, B

Cognitive Sciences, D

Communication Disorders, D

Computational Biology, D

Computational Sciences, M

Computer Engineering, D

Computer Science, BMDO

Construction Engineering and Management, D

Creative Writing, B

Developmental Biology and Embryology, D

Economics, BMD

Electrical Engineering, MDO

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Electronic Materials, D

Engineering and Applied Sciences, MDO

Engineering Management, M

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Biology, D

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, MDO

Environmental Sciences, D

Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, B

Foreign Languages and Literatures, B

Genetics, D

Geochemistry, D

Geology/Earth Science, BD

Geophysics a