Bay Path University was established in 1897. The name, Bay Path, is based on a footpath used by Native Americans that was later formalized as a much-traveled commercial route between early Connecticut settlements and towns of the Massachusetts Bay Colony including Boston. Today, Bay Path University enrolls more than 3000 undergraduate and graduate students.
Bay Path University provides students with both undergraduate and graduate education. Our many undergraduate majors include neurobiology, cybersecurity, and business analytics. Minors and concentrations are also offered to deepen your knowledge in a specific area. Bay Path University prides itself on educating the whole person. We strive to give you - the student - the courage and confidence to be your best self. We aim to help you achieve your personal, academic and professional goals.
Bay Path University is the environment where research is not only taught at a theoretical level, but practical as well. Numerous modern topics such as globalization or mentoring are being extensively analysed in the most professional manner.
When Bay Path opened its doors to students in 1897, it had a clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities.
From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial - constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit students' needs and professional goals.
Today, that spirit and philosophy are more important than ever in higher education.
At Bay Path University, it’s not just the breadth of educational programs that defines us. It is also our ability to connect classroom learning to leadership skills, to hands-on experiences, and attractive career options and success.
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Bay Path University offers its students multiple offices, particularly designed to ease their adaptation process: Learning Support Office, Student Disability Services or Tutoring just to name a few.
Hatch Library offers all the academic resources a student could need, from books and ebooks to CDs to online databases.
The Health and Wellness Department of Bay Path seeks to enhance the college’s central mission of creating confident and resourceful participants to our increasingly interdependent world by endorsing a collaborative approach to promote wellness through facilitating programming, advocating for individuals, educating and supporting those in their pursuit of wellness.
Our main campus located in Longmeadow, MA is home to our Residential College, for high school, transfer and International young women; One Day A Week Saturday Program, for adult women with classes on Saturday; and 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, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball 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 (NECHE).
Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process.
An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.
Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
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