Springfield College

263 Alden St, Springfield, MA


At Springfield College, our story isn’t just something we tell people. It’s something we show them. It's something we live. Since 1885, Springfield College has made a difference in the world. Our commitment to the Humanics philosophy is what sets us apart. You may be asking, “what is that?” We’re always happy to share. The Humanics philosophy calls for educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. No one else has it. Simply put, it's not all about books around here. It's also about bodies, attitudes, and emotions. So, while preparing for your life of helping others, your education at Springfield College will also provide you with an understanding of how the elements of Humanics work together. It’s all about balance. In more than 60 countries worldwide (at last count), Springfield College’s more than 45,000 alumni are providing leadership and making a difference—as coaches, corporate CEOs, social workers, authors, medical professionals, athletic trainers, software engineers—and that’s just the beginning. Springfield College offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of health sciences, human and social services, sport management and movement studies, education, business, and the arts and sciences. It also offers doctoral programs in physical education, physical therapy, and counseling psychology. With our foundation of academic excellence and rich athletic heritage, Springfield College prepares students with real-world leadership skills for careers that transform lives and communities. We have also been consistently ranked in the Top Tier in the category of “Best Regional Universities – North Region” in the U.S.News Best Colleges report for 6 years running and ranked 18th in its category of the U.S.News & World Report Best Value rankings that showcase colleges with high quality and a lower cost. Known as the Birthplace of Basketball, Springfield College is also well known as the school where the sport of basketball was invented. Springfield College graduate student James Naismith invented the game in 1891. Other notable alumni include William Morgan who invented volleyball in 1894, and actor and professional wrestler John Cena.

Questions and Answers about Springfield College

Paige P.
1 year ago
Would students be able to take the base courses required to graduate at a community college before attending Springfield College?
Paige P.
1 year ago
How does Springfield College support LGBTQ+ students?
Paige P.
1 year ago
What does a tour of the Springfield campus ensue?
Corey R.
1 year ago
What NCAA division is Springfield College sports teams?
Payton R.
1 year ago
How is your school updating the curriculum to help students better prepare for demands in the workforce?
Springfield College
Hi Payton! This is a great question. Springfield College recently implemented a new core curriculum that is designed to further strengthen our Humanics philosophy and prepare students for the demands in the workforce. You can learn more about the core curriculum here: springfield.edu/academic-affairs/general-education-information Additionally, with an emphasis on experiential learning, our students graduate with experience on their resume which prepares them for entry to graduate programs and employment opportunities post graduation.
Déshor E.
1 year ago
What is your school's acceptance rate?
Springfield College
Hi Deshor! Springfield College's acceptance rate is about 68%.
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Majors offered at Springfield College

Biggest majors
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions

Academics at Springfield College

SAT Score Range
Considered with application
ACT Score Range
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Less Selective (63% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution
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Common careers for Springfield College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Executive Director117k
Physical Therapist (PT)70k
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)59k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)54k
Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization49k
Strength and Conditioning Coach45k
Substance Abuse Counselor43k
Based on 2,485 student responses
45.1kAvg. Early Career Pay
69.7kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
71%in High-Meaning careers
4%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Springfield College

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