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Get the facts about Bay Path University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Bay Path University Ranked?

2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Bay Path University was awarded 73 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is interior design management.

Overall Quality

Bay Path landed the #1,135 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Bay Path held the #1,335 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 63 colleges in Massachusetts, Bay Path is ranked at #46.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bay Path?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Bay Path University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 78%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 45% of students accepted to Bay Path submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 590. Math scores were between 460 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bay Path University  ( 480 to 590 )
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SAT Math Scores for Bay Path University  ( 460 to 580 )
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800
Bay Path received ACT scores from 4% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Bay Path University  ( 23 to 31 )
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Learn more about Bay Path University admissions.

Bay Path University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Bay Path is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bay Path University is 21%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  21 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Bay Path University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Bay Path University is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Bay Path the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 56%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  56 out of 100
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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Bay Path University.

Bay Path University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,795 undergraduates at Bay Path with 1,092 being full-time and 703 being part-time.

How Much Does Bay Path University Cost?

The overall average net price of Bay Path is $20,435. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Bay Path

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,589 $17,828 $24,041 $29,217 $30,421

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Bay Path, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Bay Path, approximately 92% of students took out student loans averaging $7,397 a year. That adds up to $29,588 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bay Path is 4.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Bay Path Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Bay Path with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $43,797 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.

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See which majors at Bay Path University make the most money.

Location of Bay Path University

Located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Bay Path University is a private not-for-profit institution. Longmeadow is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for Bay Path are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106
Phone: 413-565-1000
Website: www.baypath.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bay-Path-College/327652194837?ref=hl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bay_Path

Bay Path University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 30 majors graduated from Bay Path University. Of these students, 602 received undergraduate degrees and 548 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 172 $54,252
General Psychology 89 $29,837
Health Sciences & Services 53 $46,060
Liberal Arts General Studies 52 $28,332
General Biology 42 $28,041
Child Development & Psychology 39 NA
Accounting 28 NA
Computer Information Systems 22 NA
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 16 NA
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 16 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Bay Path University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Bay Path

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 3,224 students took at least one online class at Bay Path University. This is an increase from the 2,057 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,224 1,441
2018-2019 2,057 1,393
2017-2018 2,168 1,501
2016-2017 1,845 1,185
2015-2016 1,611 1,006

Learn more about online learning at Bay Path University.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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