New England College

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Introduction to New England College

New England College is located in Henniker, New Hampshire, which lies about an hour and a half from Boston and 20 minutes away from Concord. Established in 1946 as a school to serve the needs of service men and women returning home from World War II, New England College is a classic example of the small, East Coast private school. New England College continues to grow, with a strong liberal arts foundation and a competitive academic environment where students can thrive.

Student Life at New England College

Both traditional New England and modern structures comprise the 30 buildings spread out on NEC's campus. Residence halls connect to classrooms by a covered bridge across the Contoocook River.

More than 1,000 students are enrolled at NEC, but around 85 percent of the student population is from outside of New Hampshire. All enjoy smaller classroom sizes and personal interaction and feedback from the faculty. Students participate in over two dozen student clubs and organizations, while NEC has 13 intercollegiate athletic teams that compete at the NCAA Division III level in the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

FAQs on New England College

What is the Accreditation Status of New England College?

New England College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

What Are Some Requirements for Admission to New England College?

Students who are interested in applying to NEC need to submit an online application for admission, along with a nonrefundable fee and a well-written personal statement. New England College also requires candidates to submit two letters of recommendation, official high school transcripts and standardized test scores from the SAT or ACT.

Can I Receive Financial Aid From New England College?

Over 90 percent of students attending New England College receive some kind of financial assistance, while the school gives grants and scholarships based on need and merit. All students should submit a FAFSA form for federal funding, work-study and loans. Available scholarships from NEC include the Alta Petenda Scholarship, the New England Scholarship, the John Stark Scholarship and Henniker Area Scholarship, among others.

What Are the Degree Options at New England College?

Given its liberal arts roots, New England College's academic offerings are mainly in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Degrees for undergraduate programs include art history, health and sports science, business administration, environmental science, music, writing, psychology, women's studies, sports and recreational management, criminal justice, kinesiology, sociology, communications and more. Graduate degree programs include a Master of Education, a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry and Master of Arts in Public Policy, as well as MS degrees in management, mental health counseling and human services.