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Want the scoop on Bay Path University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Bay Path offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Bay Path University Ranked?

2021 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 21 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is psychology.

Overall Quality

Bay Path landed the #815 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Bay Path is also ranked #52 out of 68 schools in Massachusetts.

See all of the rankings for Bay Path University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Bay Path?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Bay Path University is a competitive 63%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 65% 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 500 and 610. Math scores were between 470 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bay Path University  ( 500 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Bay Path University  ( 470 to 580 )
Bay Path received ACT scores from 10% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Bay Path University  ( 20 to 25 )

Learn more about Bay Path University admissions.

Bay Path University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Bay Path University is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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

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

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 50%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Bay Path University.

Bay Path University Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,923 undergraduates at Bay Path with 1,364 being full-time and 559 being part-time.

Bay Path Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 14.09 out of 100, Bay Path is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  14.09 out of 100
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How Much Does Bay Path University Cost?

The overall average net price of Bay Path is $20,485. 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 +
$17,002 $17,050 $21,240 $24,314 $27,813

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bay Path, approximately 91% of students took out student loans averaging $9,971 a year. That adds up to $39,884 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bay Path is 4.8%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Bay Path make around $42,700 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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

Location of Bay Path University

Bay Path University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Bay Path is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Location of Bay Path University

Contact details for Bay Path are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106
Phone: 413-565-1000

Bay Path University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 29 majors graduated from Bay Path University. Of these students, 281 received undergraduate degrees and 581 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 61 $49,500
General Psychology 32 $34,800
General Biology 31 NA
Health Sciences & Services 30 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 16 $32,300
Child Development & Psychology 16 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 14 $38,200
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 14 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 13 $25,800
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 13 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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 2,168 students took at least one online class at Bay Path University. This is an increase from the 1,845 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,168 1,501
2016-2017 1,845 1,185
2015-2016 1,611 1,006
2014-2015 970 911
2013-2014 551 385

Learn more about online learning at Bay Path University.

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Notes and References


*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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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