Curry College


Enrollment: 1,709.

Student Body: 53% female, 47% male, 40% out-of-state, 1% international (20 countries represented). Asian 1%, African American 4%, Caucasian 48%, Hispanic 2%.

Retention and Graduation: 68% freshmen return for sophomore year. 44% freshmen graduate within 4 years. 17% grads go on to further study within 1 year. 10% grads pursue arts and sciences degrees. 1% grads pursue law degrees. 2% grads pursue business degrees.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 12:1.


Degrees: Bachelor’s, master’s.

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, double major, honors program, independent study, internships, liberal arts/ career combination, student-designed major, study abroad, teacher certification program, weekend college. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include tape recorders, tutors.


Housing: Coed dorms, special housing for international students, women’s dorms.

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: On-campus preschool, nursing lab, psychology lab.

Computers: Students can register for classes online.


Environment: Village.

Activities: Choral groups, dance, drama/theater, literary magazine, music ensembles, radio station, student government, student newspaper, television station, yearbook.

Organizations: 1 honor societies, 2 religious organizations.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis. Women: Basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis.

On-Campus Highlights: Drapkin Student Center, Levin Library, WMLN Campus Radio Station, The Suites- New Residence Hall, Hafer Academic Center.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 2.3. 5% in top 10% of high school class, 22% in top 25% of high school class, 65% in top 50% of high school class. 76% from public high schools. Minimum paper TOEFL 500. Minimum computer TOEFL 173.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Important factors considered include: Class rank, academic GPA, recommendation(s), rigor of secondary school record. Other factors considered include: Application essay, standardized test scores, alumni/ae relation, character/personal qualities, extracurricular activities, interview, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units required: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 2 science, (2 science labs), 1 social studies, 1 history, 5 academic electives.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 3,509 applied, 66% admitted, 30% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: College transcript(s), essay or personal statement, minimum college GPA of 2.0 required. Lowest grade transferable C-.

General Admission Information: Application fee $40. Early decision application deadline 12/1. Regular application deadline 4/1. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 1/15. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 12. Credit and/or placement offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $17,160. Room and board $6,870. Required fees $755. Average book expense S700.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA, institutions own financial aid form. Priority financial aid filing date 3/1.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 3/1.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid. Loans: FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins, state loans.

Student Employment:

Financial Aid Statistics: 45% freshmen, 38% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 50% freshmen, 47% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 65% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $19,125.

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