Nichols Academy was founded by Amasa Nichols, a wealthy Dudley industrialist. Samuel Slater, “the father of cotton manufacture in the United States,” who owned mills in the nearby town of Webster, was an early benefactor.
Textile manufacturer Hezekiah Conant donated three buildings during the 1800s; Academy Hall, Conant Hall and the Chapel. Nichols Academy closed in 1909.
Nichols undergrads can choose between a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts, with diverse studies built around student passions and employer demand. Our curriculum is regularly updated to meet the professional needs of tomorrow's business landscape, and taught by industry veterans who know what it takes to succeed in the job market.
Nichols signature Professional Development Seminar (PDS) Program is a four-year program of one credit academic courses. Coursework logically builds on the prior year, with first-year students making the transition to college and discovering what it takes to succeed; second-year students learning how to represent themselves and develop their professional brand; third-year students refining their interviewing and networking skills; and fourth-year students launching successful careers.
The Academic Resource Center (ARC) at Nichols College helps students become stronger, more confident learners and is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). We assist students in developing the necessary skills and strategies for successful learning and realizing their academic goals. Our primary goal is to help Nichols College students reach their academic potential through peer assistance.
Almost 85% of our students live on campus. It’s convenient and it keeps you in the middle of our active community. We have 10 residential communities to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that suits you.
We offer traditional rooms in single-sex and co-ed residence halls, suite-style living and modern apartments, along with a variety of specialized living and learning opportunities.
At Nichols College Conant Library, you’ll find what you need to succeed: state-of-the-art research tools and computer technology, wireless Internet, experienced information specialists, and a library facility that’s perfect for individual and group study.
As we address the challenges of working in a constantly evolving technological landscape, the Information Technology team provides high quality, reliable, cost-effective, and innovative solutions. To support its mission, the Information Technology team.
Our health services office is committed to the health of every Nichols student. With a registered nurse and physician on staff, the Merrill Health Center at Nichols is here to help whenever you are sick or injured, and to assist our students in maintaining optimum health and wellness while living on campus.
The heart of Nichols’ campus life is the Fels Student Center. Students come here for freshly made food and gourmet coffee. Student clubs and organizations meet here, and the trading room offers dual-monitor work stations for various classes and student projects. On any given evening or weekend, students might be entertained by singers, comics, guest speakers, or a movie screening.
The Nichols community offers plenty to do outside of class. Student Organizations are opportunities to explore your interests, find new ones, make friends and develop leadership skills that you’ll use long after graduation.
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