Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. Here you will find answers to questions concerning the following:
- Student Application Requirements
- Accreditation Status
- Student Housing and Cost of Living
- and More!
If you have a question that isn't answered here, please contact us.
Is the SAT or ACT exam required to complete the application?
Yes. An applicant must submit results from an SAT or ACT exam. The SAT subject tests are optional.
Does Sattler require a minimum SAT/ACT score or GPA?
No. We believe a student’s standardized test scores and high school grades cannot describe a person’s entire academic potential. We welcome all students interested in Sattler to apply.
Is it possible to take and send my SAT or ACT results after the application deadline, but before the decision notification date?
The College requires applicants to submit SAT or ACT test scores at the time of your application submission. After the deadline, students who wish to retake the exam and re-submit their improved scores are welcome to do so. For students with special circumstances, please contact us for more information.
Why should I consider early decision?
Early decision applications are “binding”, which means applicants commit to attend Sattler if accepted. This choice demonstrates a commitment to the mission of the College and increases the likelihood of being admitted. Choosing to apply early decreases the waiting time to hear back about a decision, takes away the need to apply to colleges that are not an applicant’s first choice, gives more time to plan for the move, and provides applicants more flexibility to consider other colleges if they are not accepted. We encourage prospective students who align with Sattler’s purpose and are zealous to attend to submit an early application. Click here to see the early decision deadline for this application season.
Does Sattler accept funding from the government?
Sattler College does not accept funding from any government entity. The College believes it is essential to operate independently as a Christian institution in order to promote the historic Christian faith in accordance with the College’s mission and founding precepts. Sattler is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Is Sattler College an accredited institution?
The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education granted Sattler College the authority to award the bachelor's degree in December 2016. We are the first college to receive this authority since 1997. With respect to accreditation status, Sattler currently is not an accredited institution of higher education. New colleges do not receive accreditation at the outset of their launch, it takes a period of time before institutions can apply and receive this status. The College plans to seek accreditation with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), which serves over 2,000 public and independent schools, technical and career institutions, colleges, and universities in New England plus International Schools in more than 65 nations worldwide.
I am currently enrolled at another school. Does Sattler accept transfer students or transfer credits?
Sattler College welcomes the possibility of transfer students on a case-by-case basis, please contact us for more information.
Where is Sattler’s campus?
Check out the view from the 17th floor of our campus on 100 Cambridge Street, located in the heart of downtown Boston.
Where will students live?
Students have many different housing options in the Boston area, the College provides gender-separated housing options for Sattler students with resident advisors who are aligned with Sattler’s founding precepts.
What is the cost of tuition?
College tuition costs approximately $9,000 per year. While the calculated value of this tuition is far greater, generous donors have subsidized a large part of its cost. Additionally, Sattler College is awarding fully paid tuition for the first year of accepted applicants entering in the Fall of 2018.
Does the tuition vary if you are in-state vs. out of state vs. international?
No, the tuition cost is the same regardless of where you are from.
Can Sattler College accept federal financial aid?
Currently, the College is not certified as a Title IV institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. As a result, Sattler is ineligible to accept federal financial aid in Title IV programs which includes Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loans etc.
What is the yearly cost of living in Boston?
The cost of living will vary per student depending on factors such as room and board decisions, health insurance, food, books, transportation, personal expenses etc. The cost of room and board makes up the majority of cost of living and the College is actively exploring options to drive this as low as possible.
Does Sattler offer scholarships?
Yes! We offer merit-based and need-based monetary awards that can range from paying for a portion of tuition to fully funding the costs associated with a college education. Inquiries from students for any Sattler scholarships are discussed on a case-by-case basis once an applicant has applied and is accepted.