• Address: 588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01106

  • Phone Number: 800-782-7284

  • Website: http://www.baypath.edu/

About

Bay Path University is a private-not-for-profit institution located at Longmeadow, Massachusetts which was established in 1897. It is a member of Women’s College Coalition. The university offers traditional and online programs. Other branches of the university are located at East Longmeadow, Sturridge and Concord, Massachusetts.

  • University's acceptance rate is 60%.

  • The university consists of around 3,225 students which include 1,985 full-time and 1,240 part-time students.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 11:1.


Online Education at Bay Path University

The online platform of the university is designed to provide an academic atmosphere where the students and faculty can interact and have discussions and debates. 

  • Accelerated programs are offered to earn a degree before the said time period.

  • The university follows the 'Social Online Universal Learning' (SOUL) program to offer personalized instructions and academic materials for an engaging atmosphere.

  • The university also offers a unique 'Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders' (WELL) program to help women with their careers.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Longmeadow, Massachusetts

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002122

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Institutional Accreditation

CIHE

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Programmatic Accreditation

AOTA

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.baypath.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

The university is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

Accredited Programs

OT- Combined Baccalaureate/ Master’s and OT- Professional Entry-Level Master’s programs are accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 11: 1
Total Population 3,225
Student Population Full Time: 1,985 Part Time: 1,240
Gender Division Male: 6 % Female: 94 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Bay Path University offers 35 online programs across 13 Majors

Criminal Justice

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Business Management

Offering 8 programs accross 2 degrees

Nursing

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Psychology

Offering 4 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Accounting

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Education

Offering 4 programs accross 3 degrees

Applied Science

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Fine Arts

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Media Studies

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Admissions

Bay Path University Acceptance Rate is 60%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $25
Graduate Application Fee $45

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Bay Path University Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 136
Number of students submitting ACT scores 27
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 88%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 18%

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Bay Path University Admission ProcessBay Path University Admissions

Bay Path University has made admissions process easy for students. Students can start the admission process by filling the online application which hardly takes minutes. Students require a few requirements at the time of admissions such as high school and college transcripts, an essay, letter of recommendations, SAT or ACT scores, an updated resume etc. Students having a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to undertake graduate degree programs at Bay Path University. International students are required to submit their TOEFL or IELTS scores. 

Bay Path University admission process

  • Students should fill the online application which takes just minutes to complete it
  • An admission counsellor will contact the students by the next business day to confirm the application of the students
  • The students will be advised by the admission counsellor to send the transcripts
  • The admission counsellor will set up a time to talk with the students about their further goals, areas of interests, financial aid process and any special concerns they have
  • The admissions committee will make its decision in one or two days once the application and all other necessary materials are received and the students will be notified immediately about their application.

Bay Path University Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degree Programs

  • A completed application should be submitted by the students
  • Students should have official high school and college transcripts
  • Students should submit an essay
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counsellor should be submitted by the students
  • Students should submit their SAT or ACT score

Bay Path University Requirements for Graduate Degree Programs

  • Students should submit a completed application
  • Students should be having a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher in their undergraduate and other degrees
  • Students should submit their updated resume
  • Students should submit an essay of at least 250 words
  • Students undertaking Applied Behaviour Analysis program should submit a copy of their MTEL results and a copy of their current teaching license (optional)
  • Two letters of recommendations should be submitted by the students
  • The students will be interviewed by Bay Path University

Note: The recommendation forms and official transcripts should be mailed directly to Bay Path University’s Office of Graduate Admissions


Bay  Path University Requirements for Transfer Students

  • Students should submit a completed application
  • Official high school transcripts and college transcripts should be sent directly to Bay Path University
  • Students with fewer than 12 credits should apply through traditional first-year admission
  • Students should submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or an administrator
  • A one to three page graded paper or typed essay that addresses what the students hope to gain from their university experience as well as what they bring to the Bay Path University should be submitted by the students
  • Students will be interviewed either in person or by phone.

Bay Path University Admissions for International Students

A rich tradition of international student enrolment is enjoyed by Bay Path University. To enrol in any of the associate or baccalaureate degree programs, students are required to have a minimum TOEFL score of 71 on the Internet-based test or a 5.5 bandwidth score in the IELTS, a ‘C’ or higher overall average in high school.

Bay Path University Admission Requirements for International Students

  • Students should send a completed application
  • Students should pay non-refundable application fees of $25
  • Students should send their official high school transcripts which should be in English
  • Students should submit their TOEFL score
  • Students should send a certified bank statement which should be in English and converted to U.S dollars providing evidence of appropriate  financial support
  • Two letters of recommendations should be submitted by students
  • A typed essay should be sent to the university

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university provides financial aid programs for the students in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study options.

Students seeking to avail this facility should fill the FAFSA form. Bay Path University federal school code is 002122.

  • Federal Aid provided by the university include Pell Grant, FSEOG, Federal Work-Study Program, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan.

  • Institutional Aid awarded consist of Bay Path Opportunity Grant, Graduate Grant, ROTC Scholarship, Provost’s Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, Pathways Award, and Phi Theta Kappa program.\

  • Military Aid includes Tuition Assistance Program and Post 9/11 GI Bill. 

  • State Aid is also awarded which includes MASS Grant and MA Gilbert Matching Student Grant.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,585 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. April 1st, 2019
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $1,829 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. April 1st, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies Need of Financial support. U.S. National or Eligible non-resident. Varies
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $6,627 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Enrolled as half-time eligible for a direct loan. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $9,080 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Enrolled as half-time eligible for a direct loan. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loans $6,627 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Enrolled as half-time eligible for a direct loan. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
MASSGrant $2,534 Undergraduate. Resident of Massachusett. May 1st, 2019
MA Gilberth Matching Student Grant Varies Compliance with Selective Service Registration. U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible May 1st, 2019

Data Source: http://www.baypath.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Bay Path Opportunity Grant Varies U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Demonstrate financial needs due to change in family situation October 1st, 2018
Graduate Grant Varies Undergraduates continuing their education at the University to earn a Master’s degree Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
ROTC Scholarship $18,000 Student members of Army or Air Force ROTC Varies
Provost's Scholarship $18,000 Residential students of Bay Path University Varies
Dean's Scholarship $17,000 Residential students of Bay Path University Varies
Pathways Award $12,000 Residential students of Bay Path University Varies
Phi Theta Kappa $2,500 Members of Phi Theta Kappa Varies

Data Source: http://www.baypath.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Tuition Assistance Program $3,583 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $12,212 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: http://www.baypath.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $17,946
$30,001 - $48,000 $20,230
$48,001 - $75,000 $23,441
$75,001 - $110,000 $25,462
Over $110,000 $29,040

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 64% $3,668
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $21,977
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 58% $5,427
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $18,025
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 96% $8,033
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 96% $6,081
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 22,012
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 36 $11,756
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 21 $12,187
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 15 $11,153

Data Source: http://www.baypath.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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