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Nichols Admission Requirements

Dudley, Massachusetts

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Your chances of getting into Nichols College

Open Admission Policy

Can I get into Nichols? Nichols College is an open admission policy institution. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met. New admission is often granted continually throughout the year. Please consult Nichols College directly to learn the specifics of its open admission policy.

Nichols GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Nichols College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Nichols are to have around a 2.9 high school GPA. You can get into Nichols with slightly below average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 2.9 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Nichols accepts 85% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Nichols is 2.9 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B- letter grades and regularly score around 80-82 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #59 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Nichols is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 2.9 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Nichols SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Nichols College. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 13% of students submitted SAT scores and 2% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Nichols College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 470
Math 25th Percentile 475
Composite 25th Percentile 945
SAT Scores for Nichols College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 590
Math 75th Percentile 590
Composite 75th Percentile 1180
Average SAT Score 1060

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Nichols College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Nichols is 1060 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 945-1180. Students who get into Nichols College score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Nichols ranks #48 in the state of Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1060 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Nichols regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 945 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 945, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 830, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Nichols College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1060 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1062, you have around a 85% chance of being admitted. A 1180 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 92% chance of getting in.

Nichols College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1180 and Above Good >92%
1062 to 1180 Avg + 85%-92%
945 to 1062 Avg - 75%-85%
828 to 945 Reach 61%-75%
Less than 828 Low <61%
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Nichols ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Nichols College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
ACT Scores for Nichols College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class


Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Nichols College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Nichols College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Nichols College Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Required to be considered for admission
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Nichols College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167260 IPEDS survey data for Nichols College.


Does Nichols College prefer SAT or ACT?

13% of students submit their SAT scores to Nichols. 2% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Nichols College?

Nichols has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges generally only require a high school diploma or a GED certificate to be admitted.