Sattler College FAQ's

Read through our frequently asked questions and watch a recording of our students and faculty discussing academics and student life at Sattler College. 

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What Will Your Sattler Journey Look Like?

  • What does a typical weekday at Sattler College look like?
  • Why did current students choose a brand new college?
  • What are the pros and cons of going to a local college vs moving to Boston for college?
  • What does the Sattler College discipleship program look like?
  • Is Sattler College going to be accredited?
  • What advice would you give to a student that is trying to accelerate their time in high school to get into college faster?
  • Do you accept homeschool education?
  • Where do married students live?
  • How challenging are the academics at Sattler College and how do they compare to other colleges?
  • What is it like to interact with college faculty and staff?
  • Why does Sattler use the cohort admissions model?

Here you will find answers to questions concerning the following:

  • Student Application Requirements
  • Accreditation Status
  • Student Housing and Cost of Living
  • Scholarships
  • and More!

If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please contact us.

What is the cost of tuition?

Tuition is $37,000 per year. However, thanks to our generous donors, every student receives a $27,000 Sattler College grant upon acceptance.

In addition, students can apply for need and merit-based financial aid.

Is the SAT, ACT, or CLT exam required to complete the application?

Yes. An applicant must submit results from an SAT, ACT, or CLT exam. The SAT subject tests are optional.

Check out this post on which test is better!

Does Sattler require a minimum SAT/ACT/CLT 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, ACT, or CLT results after the application deadline, but before the decision notification date?

The College requires applicants to submit SAT, ACT or CLT 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.

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.

Does Sattler College accept federal financial aid?

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.

Is Sattler College an accredited institution?

Sattler College is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: (434) 525-9539; e-mail: info@tracs.org], having been awarded Accredited Status as a Category II institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on October 26, 2021. This status is effective for a period of five years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (ED), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

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?

Our campus is on the 17th floor of 100 Cambridge Street, located in the heart of downtown Boston.

Check out our visit page for a virtual tour of the campus as well as instructions for planning out a visit.

Where will students live?

The College provides gender-separated housing for single students in Boston’s Back Bay (a 20-minute walk to campus). Each building has student resident advisors.

Sattler will work with married students on a case-by-case basis to find optimal housing.

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.

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.

View our student hub for more information on financial aid, housing, and budgeting tips for students.

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.

Visit our scholarships page for more information.

Is the College affiliated with Followers of the Way?

As of February 2023, Sattler College remains unaffiliated with any church. That being said, many of the staff members and all of the current board of trustees are members of Followers of the Way, a network of local churches meeting in homes in the Boston area. Additionally, several of the core classes are taught by Dr. Kuruvilla (founder, primary funder, and chair of the board) who is also one of the founding members of Followers of the Way. Thus, it is unsurprising that the following classes (all taught by Dr. Kuruvilla) include teachings of Followers of the Way: Christian Doctrines (core), Fundamental Texts of Christianity (core), and Evangelism (noncore). Thus, the influence of this particular local church on the college is real. However, there are no formal requirements at the school to attend or join a Followers of the Way church. We want all students to regularly fellowship with other believers. Sattler Chapel, led by David Eicher (Director of Student Services—non-Followers of the Way), exists as a weekly space for students who want to remain connected to their home church while engaging in weekly fellowship in Boston.