U.S.News & World Report
LONGMEADOW, Mass.—Bay Path College earned the #27 spot among Best Regional Colleges in the North in the 2011 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S.News & World Report. This is the seventh year in a row that Bay Path has been included in the top tier, moving up four spots from the previous year. The exclusive rankings will be published in the magazine’s September issue, and is available on newsstands beginning Tuesday, August 24.
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In 2010, Bay Path expanded its academic program offerings to include health and human studies for undergraduates as well as a Master of Science in Developmental Psychology. The College also provides highly competitive financial aid packages in order to make a college education affordable and accessible to all qualified students. Bay Path gives 100 percent of new full-time students a guaranteed scholarship or grant. Building on the Bay Path College Education Stimulus Plan announced in 2008, qualifying Bay Path undergraduates can receive a grant up to $10,000 to pursue their graduate studies at the College. The average aid package for students with financial need in the Class of 2013 was approximately $24,000.