New England College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of New England College

New England College is a private masters-level institution situated in Henniker, New Hampshire. Students can select from 32 bachelor’s degree programs. The institution also offers 13 master’s degree programs, and at the graduate level, business, education, and health management majors have the highest enrollments. A healthy student/faculty ratio backs students, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via many clubs and organizations. The New England College Pilgrims play in the NCAA Division III North Atlantic Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 2,713 (1,840 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male/58% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $39,120
  • Books: $1,000
  • Room and Board: $14,176
  • Other Expenses: $2,250
  • Total Cost: $56,546

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94%
    • Loans: 86%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,330
    • Loans: $7,668

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Health-Related Knowledge and Skills; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 56%
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 47%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 23%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 29%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Skiing-Snowboarding, Soccer, Wrestling
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Skiing-Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Overview of New England College Admissions

As New England College has an acceptance rate or 100%, students are likely to be admitted. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • New England College Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • New England College has test-optional admissions
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Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for New England College, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If New England College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Kean University, California State University Los Angeles, University of Texas at Brownsville, State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, Alabama State University, College of St. Elizabeth, Albertus Magnus College

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for New England College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

University of Texas at El Paso, University of California, Merced, California State University Sacramento, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than New England College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

San Jose State University, California State University Long Beach, University of Texas at San Antonio, Washington State University, East Carolina University, Texas State University, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis

Applying to New England College

Application Deadline: Rolling

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