Bay Path University

Bay Path University


A Bay Path University education empowers undergraduate women and graduate women and men to become leaders in their careers and communities with an innovative approach to learning that prepares students to flourish in a constantly changing world. The Bay Path experience is nothing less than transformational. Our women-only undergraduate programs and our coeducational graduate programs are offered both on campus and online, providing a flexible, 21st-century education for learners at all stages of life and career. Bay Path students find a supportive and diverse community, close mentoring, and rigorous preparation for success in a complex and globally interdependent society. Students graduate with the applied knowledge, portable skillset, and confidence to thrive in their professions, identify and realize their dreams, and make a lasting difference in the world.

Programs Supporting First-Generation College Students

Scholarship & Financial Aid Scholarships

Bay Path University is dedicated to ensuring college remains accessible and affordable to young women regardless of their level of financial need. Upon completion of the admissions application, students are automatically considered for one of Bay Path’s merit scholarships, which do not have to be repaid, and are based on your academic performance and renewable contingent upon full time enrollment and maintaining satisfactory academic progress. Learn more about Scholarships

Academic Advising & Support The Bashevkin Center for Academic Excellence

The Bashevkin Center for Academic Excellence assists all Bay Path University students in becoming more independent and successful learners, equipped with the knowledge of their own abilities in order to gain a deeper educational experience. The Center assists students in strengthening understanding of various content areas and in developing vital skills in time management and learning strategies. The Center provides free, on ground tutoring and 24/7 online tutoring to students. The Center welcomes students of all abilities and serves as an initial contact for those with learning differences. Learn more about The Bashevkin Center for Academic Excellence

Academic Courses & Service Learning Women in STEM Honors Program

Housed within the Center of Excellence for Women in STEM, the Bay Path University Women in STEM Honors Program (WiSH) offers a four year curriculum consisting of integrated and advanced study and research for dedicated future women scientists. Within this program students will experience hands-on project-based research and link science to real world applications. WiSH uniquely prepares women to not only enter scientific fields and excel within them, but to truly impact them. Research has shown that women thrive in environments that encourage hands-on project-based research, include female mentoring and role models, and link science to real world applications.WiSH students also receive great scholarship support through a renewable annual $2,500 scholarship! Learn more about Women in STEM Honors Program

Academic Courses & Service Learning Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders (WELL) Program

WELL is a one of a kind program devoted to helping students find and use tools that will lead to their success in academics, in beginning a rewarding career, and in building a fulfilling life. Students in the WELL program are supported from their transition into college life to graduation. Students tap into their strengths, challenge themselves to step out of their comfort zone, and think about their role as a leader, all while receiving the guidance and support of WELL faculty, advisors, and a peer mentor. Through activities in and out of the classroom, students are prepared for public speaking, communications, internships and understanding what it means and what it takes to be a successful woman in today’s complex world. Learn more about Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders (WELL) Program

Student Diversity

  • 694
  • 0/100
  • 44%
    First-generation college students
  • <1%
    American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 4%
  • 10%
    Black or African American
  • 15%
  • <1%
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 63%
  • 3%
    Two or more races
  • 5%
    Race and/or ethnicity unknown
  • 1%

Student Success

  • 73%
    First-to-second year retention
  • 61%
    Six-year graduation
  • n/a
    Six-year graduation for underrepresented minority groups
  • 42%
    Freshmen who live on campus
  • 45%
    Undergraduates who live on campus
  • 62
    Full-time faculty
  • 7
    Full-time minority faculty
  • 10:1
    Student–faculty ratio
  • Top 5 Majors

  • Multicultural Student Clubs and Organizations

    Black Student Association, Essence Step Team, Native Cultures Club, Women of Culture


Cost of Attendance

  • $33,557
  • $33,557
    In-state Tuition
  • n/a
    Required Fees
  • $12,799
    Room and Board

Financial Aid

  • n/a
    Total institutional scholarships/grants
  • $21,049
    Average aid package
  • n/a
    Average student loan debt upon graduation (of those who borrow)
  • 52%
    Pell Grant recipients among freshmen
  • 93%
    Students with financial need
  • 93%
    Students with need awarded financial aid
  • 90%
    Students with need awarded need-based scholarship or grant aid
  • 4%
    Students with need whose need was fully met


Applicant Academics

  • 1,542
    # of applicants
  • 60%
  • 3.32
    Average HS GPA
  • 22
    ACT Composite
  • 425—550
    SAT Critical Reading
  • 420—515
    SAT Math
  • 420—540
    SAT Writing
  • yes
    SAT/ACT optional


  • rolling
    Regular application closing date
  • $25
    Application Fee
  • n/a
    Application Fee (online)
  • yes
    Fee waiver for applicants with financial need
  • n/a
    Early decision plan
  • n/a
    Early decision application closing date
  • yes
    Early action plan
  • 12/15
    Early action application closing date