Nichols Academy was founded by Amasa Nichols, a wealthy Dudley industrialist. Samuel Slater, “the father of cotton manufacture in the United States,” who owned mills in the nearby town of Webster, was an early benefactor.
Nichols signature Professional Development Seminar (PDS) Program is a four-year program of one credit academic courses. Coursework logically builds on the prior year, with first-year students making the transition to college and discovering what it takes to succeed; second-year students learning how to represent themselves and develop their professional brand; third-year students refining their interviewing and networking skills; and fourth-year students launching successful careers.
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The Academic Resource Center (ARC) at Nichols College helps students become stronger, more confident learners and is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). We assist students in developing the necessary skills and strategies for successful learning and realizing their academic goals. Our primary goal is to help Nichols College students reach their academic potential through peer assistance.
Almost 85% of our students live on campus. It’s convenient and it keeps you in the middle of our active community. We have 10 residential communities to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that suits you.
We offer traditional rooms in single-sex and co-ed residence halls, suite-style living and modern apartments, along with a variety of specialized living and learning opportunities. Every residence hall has cable television, wired and wireless Internet access, voice mail, easy and secure card access to your building, free washers and dryers, and much more.
The heart of Nichols’ campus life is the Fels Student Center. Students come here for freshly made food and gourmet coffee. Student clubs and organizations meet here, and the trading room offers dual-monitor work stations for various classes and student projects. On any given evening or weekend, students might be entertained by singers, comics, guest speakers, or a movie screening.