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Bay Path University Overview

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

What Is Bay Path University Known For?

284 Undergraduate Awards
$42,911 Avg Cost After Aid
63% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Bay Path is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Bay Path.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 21% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Bay Path bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $42,700 a year. That's about 5% more than their peers at other schools.
  • The average Bay Path student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Bay Path University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bay Path.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#14 Best Health Sciences & Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#102 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Bay Path has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Psychology Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#9 Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#32 Highest Paid Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Graduates College Factual
#57 Highest Paid Psychology Graduates College Factual
#87 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#145 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is Bay Path University?

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
Website: www.baypath.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bay-Path-College/327652194837?ref=hl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bay_Path

How Do I Get Into Bay Path?

You can apply to Bay Path online at: www.baypath.edu/admissions/apply

Admission Requirements for Bay Path

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Bay Path?

63% Acceptance Rate
100% Of Accepted Are Women
65% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Bay Path is 63%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

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 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Bay Path University  ( 470 to 580 )
200
800
Bay Path received ACT scores from 10% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 23. Math scores were between 7 and 18. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Bay Path University  ( 22 to 23 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Bay Path University  ( 7 to 18 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Bay Path University  ( 20 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford Bay Path University?

$42,911 Net Price
91% Take Out Loans
4.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Bay Path is $42,911. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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.

Bay Path University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,364 Full-Time Undergraduates
100% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,923 undergraduate students at Bay Path, with 1,364 being full-time and 559 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Bay Path

There are also 1,521 graduate students at the school.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bay Path University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Bay Path Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 33
Black or African American 194
Hispanic or Latino 261
White 761
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 108

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Bay Path University. At this time, 12 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 16 countries are represented at Bay Path. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Pakistan.

Online Learning at Bay Path University

1,501 Took All Classes Online
2,168 Took At Least One Class Online
47.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 18 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at Bay Path. In 2017-2018, 2,168 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bay Path has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 19th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Bay Path

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bay Path University was 47.9%. This is the #514 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bay Path regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Bay Path majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 33%
Child Development & Psychology 15%
Education 1%
Educational Administration 24%
General Biology 32%
Health Professions 5%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 20%
Mental & Social Health Services 61%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 27%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Bay Path ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Bay Path.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Child Development & Psychology #2
Non-Professional General Legal Studies #3
Writing Studies #4
Health Sciences & Services #6
Management Information Systems #7
English Language & Literature #9
Legal Support Services #15
Legal Professions #19
General Psychology #22
Psychology #30
Accounting #32
Educational Administration #36
Liberal Arts General Studies #51
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #51
Criminal Justice & Corrections #56
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #58
Nursing #77
Education #94
Business Administration & Management #127
Health Professions #139
Business, Management & Marketing #164

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Bay Path University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 163 11 174
Business Administration & Management 0 3 61 1 105 0 170
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 14 6 90 0 110
General Education 0 0 4 3 64 0 71
Educational Administration 0 0 0 23 14 0 37
General Psychology 0 0 32 0 0 0 32
General Biology 0 0 31 0 0 0 31
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 30 0 30
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 30 0 0 0 30
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 5 22 0 27
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 16 0 11 0 27
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 23 0 23
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 3 14 0 0 0 17
Accounting 0 0 5 0 11 0 16
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 13 0 3 0 16
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 15 0 15
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 11 0 11
Computer Information Systems 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Nursing 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Legal Support Services 2 0 2 0 0 0 4
General Science Technologies/Technicians 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Food Science Technology 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Biotechnology 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 3 6 275 38 570 11 903

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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