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 undergone name changes, renovations, construction, and other major developments. One thing that has remained the same has been our focus on Humanics. You may be asking, “what is that?” We’re always happy to share. Humanics is our unique philosophy that calls for the education of students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. That means that we focus on helping students grow the whole person so they can serve as leaders in their communities, organizations, companies, or wherever their next steps take them.
Experience Springfield College through today's undergraduate students.
Springfield College academics make the grade.
With a student to faculty ratio of 13-to-1, professors who know you by name, and field experience beginning in the first year, students get the ultimate educational experience. Five schools make up the academic landscape of Springfield College: the School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies; the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; the School of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Studies; the School of Professional and Continuing Studies; and the School of Social Work. These schools offer a broad range of educational offerings and opportunities to fit the academic and professional needs of our students. We offer bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, certificates of advanced graduate study, and doctoral degrees.
Our graduates are ready for whatever comes next.
We strive to help students achieve their academic and professional goals. Our post-graduation survey found that 96 percent of 2014-15 bachelor degree recipients were either employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. This placement rate is 12 percent higher than the national average for schools like us and, on average, higher than other colleges and universities in New England. Our emphasis on experiential learning means students graduate with experience already on their resumes, which helps put them ahead of the curve.
We’re making the world better, starting with our corner of it.
Springfield College students provide more than 120,000 hours of community service annually. This is done through academic opportunities, such as our on-campus stroke therapy clinic for community members; clubs and organizations, which includes Habitat for Humanity and the Springfield College Outreach Committee; athletics, including Men’s Basketball Coach Charlie Brock’s reading program for students in Springfield Public Schools; and our Office of Student Volunteer Programs, which helps students locate and organize community service activities.
The city of Springfield is among the top 100 best cities in which to live.
The city of Springfield is ranked as one of the top 100 cities to live in the United States according to U.S.News & World Report. Those of us who live and work in and around the city every day already know this and embrace the vibrancy of this up-and-coming region.
Check out our lakeside lifestyle.
Springfield College is located in picturesque New England and is situated on the shores of Lake Massasoit. Centrally located to a variety of attractions, restaurants, and entertainment venues, there’s always something to do. Across the lake is East Campus, which is 82 acres of forest ecosystem in the center of the city. With ropes courses, canoes, kayaks, and an outdoor fire pit with seating for 200, East Campus serves as an excellent experiential learning and teambuilding resource. Our reach doesn’t stop in Springfield. Our School of Professional and Continuing Studies also has regional campuses across the country.
We are the Pride.
We boast a competitive NCAA Division III athletic program with 26 teams at Springfield College. Conditioning programs specifically tailored to each athletic team are created to help ensure teams are ready to compete at their full potential. In addition to strength, our teams have a lot of heart. In fact, many partner with Team IMPACT, an organization that connects college athletic teams with children diagnosed with life-threatening and chronic illnesses. The children are drafted onto the team and remain a teammate until graduation.
Our alumni are employed across industries and the globe.
A Springfield College T-shirt at the airport or a Luther Gulick triangle bumper sticker on your car are bound to attract Springfield College alumni who have the same amount of passion for the College as when they were students. Our alumni stay in touch, even if they’re living in a different time zone. The Office of Alumni Relations and Career Center host networking events where students can meet alumni, make connections, and get leads for jobs and internships.