Founded in 1897 as the Bay Path Institute, Bay Path’s first location was at the corner of State and Dwight Streets in downtown Springfield, MA. For decades, it experienced both educational and financial success, becoming one of the largest and most respected co-educational business schools in the region.
It starts with your relationship with your Bay Path professor—a highly personal, highly focused partnership where we blend the classroom (picture online, or even on the lawn of Bay Path on a sunny day) with experiences that take you out of your comfort zone.
The Division of Research and Academic Resources at Bay Path University encourages and supports undergraduate and graduate students in all majors and programs to undertake special research projects, scholarly activities, or creative works under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
The Sullivan Career and Life Planning Center (SCLP) engages students and alumni in mindful career development through a variety of initiatives, inside and outside the classroom.
Bay Path's staff and faculty work together to create an environment that helps students throughout their college experience.
The Learning Commons encompasses the Center for Online and Digital Learning and the Library.
Moving your body daily, being passionate about your future career, knowing how to relieve your stress, allowing a few minutes for daily reflection, being engaged in your community, have a desire for learning new things, finding balance financially, and connecting with others are just some of the ways that achieving wellness has proven to impact your success through college.
Our main campus located in Longmeadow, MA is home to our Residential College for high school, transfer and international young women; The American Women's College for its accelerated, on-campus Saturday classes; and our Graduate College for men and women.
The Bay Path University Wildcats compete in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) across seven sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, and Volleyball.
Participation in student-run clubs and organizations is a way to balance and round out your college experience. By being active in extracurricular activities it makes your college years more rewarding and adds a layer of connectivity that lasts beyond graduation.
Bay Path University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.). is also addressed through accreditation.
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