What Sets Springfield College Apart? | Springfield College

This is What Makes Us So Special.

Springfield College was founded to help people be productive. Proactive. To move their bodies. Stretch their minds. Energize their communities. We are the change catalysts and the solvers.

We keep moving.

Exercise Science student on treadmill


Students gardening at Humanics in Action Day

The cornerstone of Springfield College is our Humanics philosophy—to educate the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. It informs everything we do.

Through that mission, we instill the ideal of giving back—in many forms—whether within our own College community or helping our local community. Our students, who perform more than 120,000 hours of community service annually, learn from their volunteerism and other acts of kindness.



Our job is to prepare you to excel in your field and make your mark in the world. Your success is our success. Our 2022-23 post-graduate career outcomes speak for themselves: 98% of Springfield College graduates report successful career outcomes


We are proud of our students and their academic achievements. Take our student-athletes from the 2023-24 academic year. The Pride's nearly 650 student-athletes earned a 3.533 GPA that spring, which is the highest in-person GPA ever achieved.


Students with their eye on the prize will love our dual degree option programs, which allow students to earn multiple degrees at an accelerated pace.


We are big believers in the concept of learning by doing. Our students jump into their programs and start experiential learning as early as year one. That allows them to put theory into practice. The best part about our “early and often” philosophy? You will have experience on your resume before you even graduate.

"Because of the experience I gained working as a student leader, it helped me have the confidence to transition into what I am doing now. I have come full circle, having worked the Hoophall as a student, and now being a part of the event in my professional career. I owe my professional growth to Springfield College because this event led me to what I am enjoying as a professional now." - Jeremy Therrien '21


Photo of female student smilingAt Springfield College, we lead with an open mind and an open heart. We embrace inclusivity. The College offers a dozen diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) clubs and more than 60 annual DEI programs. Leading these inclusion efforts on campus are members of the Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. They aim to support and cultivate a campus climate that is inclusive, student-centered, and safe.



Female student climbing wall at East CampusSince 1885, Springfield College has had a lot of opportunities to create traditions. Whether it’s first-year students wearing beanies when they begin their journey to Stepping Up Day to Homecoming to Outdoor Pursuits—and much more—such rich traditions strengthen our bonds as a campus community.





Male alumni networking with other alums.With more than 52,000 living Springfield College alumni, our students have opportunities to learn from those who came before them to gain insight and advice about life after college. The Career Center connects students with our alumni who are looking for internship and job opportunities. The College also hosts an annual event on campus for students to network with invited alumni.