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Assumption College


Students Flourish at Assumption College

Established in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption, Assumption College is a Catholic, coeducational institution known for its classic liberal arts curriculum and strong academic programs in business and professional studies. Nearly 2,000 undergraduates choose among 42 majors and 47 minors, gaining the depth and breadth of knowledge that is the foundation of lifelong success.

Assumption students, who hail from 25 states and 23 foreign countries, enjoy a warm, collegial environment where they receive individualized attention and are part of a supportive community.

Assumption Receives National Recognition as an Academic Institution of Excellence

Assumption's diverse curriculum is infused with the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The school's Catholic identity creates a distinct culture that allows it to stand out among the nation's premier academic institutions.

The College is nationally recognized as an excellent choice for higher education. The Princeton Review lists Assumption as "one of the best colleges and universities in the Northeast" and U.S. News and World Report: Best Colleges ranked it among the best masters-level colleges in the North. In the most recent National Survey of Student Engagement report Assumption students and alumni gave their experience at the College higher marks than students surveyed at other private, four-year colleges.

Worcester, Massachusetts, Provides Abundant Internships and Opportunities

Assumption¿s beautiful 185-acre campus is situated in a safe residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Worcester, Massachusetts, the second-largest city in New England. Both Boston and Providence are only an hour¿s drive away, with numerous transportation options available.

Worcester is home to 12 colleges and universities, as well as a variety of restaurants, cultural, retail and entertainment options, and professional sports teams, providing excellent options for off-campus activities.

Assumption¿s location also offers a broad choice of internship opportunities. Almost 70 percent of recent graduates took part in at least one internship in areas such as medicine, law, school systems, media or business.

Students Learn to Find Their Own Answers Alongside Experienced Faculty Members

At Assumption, students receive a top-notch education that combines faculty expertise with hands-on learning and is supported by a small student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Professors get to know their students and are committed to helping them succeed and achieve their academic and professional goals.

Assumption¿s faculty are active scholars who love teaching, and who challenge students to make their own discoveries. The faculty members, 91 percent of whom hold the highest degree available in their field, also serve as mentors and academic advisors.

Several College programs focus on fostering this special teacher-student bond. Our first-year program, called ¿The Tagaste Project,¿ pairs 20 students with two faculty members in the fall and spring semesters to help the students build a social and academic network that will assist them in transitioning to college. The newly-introduced SOPHIA Initiative is specially designed to help students discover a deeper connection between their spiritual, personal and professional lives by combining residential, academic and travel opportunities under the guidance of four dedicated faculty mentors.

Academic Options Help Assumption Students Excel

Assumption's cocurricular opportunities and study abroad programs give students the chance to expand their horizons and branch out beyond the classroom.

Special academic programs such as the College¿s Honors Program allow students to feed their intellectual curiosity and hone their analytical skills through focused learning and independent study. Our Fortin and Gonthier Foundations of Western Civilization Program integrates the study of politics, arts, literature, philosophy, theology and history to help students reflect upon the heritage of the Western world and better understand the interconnected nature of the various disciplines.

In order to provide our students with even more academic options, Assumption College has developed partnerships with a number of other nationally recognized colleges and universities. An engineering agreement with University of Notre Dame; law school partnerships with Duquesne, Vermont and Western New England; and environmental programs with Duke University are just a few of the many options available to students.

Assumption students are encouraged to learn about other cultures and become true citizens of the world through our robust study abroad program. The College has opened a campus in the heart of Rome, where onsite Assumption faculty utilize the city as a ¿living classroom.¿ Other study abroad offerings include highly regarded programs at sites like: Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne, Madrid, Barcelona, Florence, London, Paris, Dublin, Costa Rica, Washington D.C. and the Semester at Sea program.

Clubs and Organizations Make Student Life Robust and Active

When students are not studying, they can take part in the more than 60 student-run clubs and organizations Assumption offers, ensuring a well-rounded and engaged college experience. Among the most popular student organizations are the AC Chorale, Student Government Association, Le Provocateur (the student-run newspaper), Drama Club, Campus Ministry, and club sports like the equestrian team, and intramural teams. An active campus life within a supportive community is one of the hallmarks of an Assumption education, and contributes to a diverse, dynamic experience.

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor&Apos;S, Master&Apos;S, Post-Master&Apos;S, And Postbachelor&Apos;S Certificates
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studiesitalian Studies; Latin American Studiesbiological And Biomedical Sciencesbiology/Biological Sciences; Molecular Biology; Neurobiology And Behaviorbusiness, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Servicesaccounting; Business Administration And Management; International Business/Trade/Commerce; Marketing/Marketing Managementcommunication, Journalism, And Related Programsorganizational Communicationcomputer And Information Sciences And Support Servicescomputer And Information Scienceseducationart Teacher Education; Biology Teacher Education; Chemistry Teacher Education; Elementary Education; English/Language Arts Teacher Education; French Language Teacher Education; History Teacher Education; Latin Teacher Education; Mathematics Teacher Education; Middle School Education; Science Teacher Education; Secondary Education; Spanish Language Teacher Educationenglish Language And Literature/Lettersenglishforeign Languages, Literatures, And Linguisticsclassics And Classical Languages; Foreign Languages And Literatures; French; Spanishhealth Professions And Related Programsrehabilitation And Therapeutic Professions Relatedhistoryhistorymathematics And Statisticsmathematicsmulti/Interdisciplinary Studiesinternational/Global Studiesnatural Resources And Conservationenvironmental Sciencephilosophy And Religious Studiesphilosophyphysical Scienceschemistrypsychologypsychologysocial Scienceseconomics; Political Science And Government; Sociologytheology And Religious Vocationstheologyvisual And Performing Artsgraphic Design; Music; Visual And Performing Arts


Admission: 4,440 applied; 3,345 admitted; 559 enrolled Average high school GPA: 3.29

Test Scores:

Options: electronic application, early action, deferred entrance
Application fee: $50
Required: essay or personal statement, high school transcript, 1 letter of recommendation
Recommended: interview
Notification: continuous (freshmen), continuous (transfers)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

Undergraduate Student Population
2,056 Undergraduate Students, 60% Women, 40% Men, 2% Transferred In
Minority Breakdown
4% Black Or African American Non-Hispanic/Latino, 2% Asian, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 6% Hispanic/Latino, 0.1% American Indian Or Alaska Native, Non-Hispanic/Latino , 2% Two Or More Races, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 11% Race/Ethnicity Unknown
International Population
0.7% Representing 28 Other Countries
Housing Info
92% Live On Campus

Campus Life

Coed, Women-Only, Disabled Students, Campus Housing Is University Owned. Freshman Campus Housing Is Guaranteed
Drama/Theater Group, Student-Run Newspaper, Television Station, Choral Group, Volunteer Center, Campus Activities Board, Student Government, Campus Ministry, Intramural Sports
Most popular organizations
Volunteer Center, Campus Activities Board, Student Government, Campus Ministry, Intramural Sports
Campus security
24-Hour Emergency Response Devices And Patrols, Student Patrols, Late-Night Transport/Escort Service, Controlled Dormitory Access, Front Gate Security, Well-Lit Pathways
Student services
Health Clinic, Personal/Psychological Counseling
Academic Programs
Special Study Options: Advanced Placement Credit, Double Majors, Honors Programs, Independent Study, Internships, Off-Campus Study, Part-Time Degree Program, Services For LD Students, Student-Designed Majors, Study Abroad, Summer Session For Creditrotc: Army (C), Air Force (C)Unusual Degree Programs: 3-2 Business Administration; Engineering With University Of Notre Dame; Forestry With Duke University; Nursing With Massachusetts College Of Pharmacy And Health Sciences; Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling; Law (JD) With Duquesne U Sch Of Law, Western NE Col Sch Of Law, Vermont Law Sch; Optometry With New England Col Of Optometry; Osteopathic Medicine With Des Moines U; Environmental Science Management With Duke U; See Catalog For Othersschool Calendar: Semesters


Member:Ncaadivision:All Division II


Total: 228Full-Time: 64% Full-Timestudent/Faculty Ratio: 12 :1

Financial Aid

Costs (2013&-14)
Comprehensive fee:$45,721 includes full-time tuition ($34,475), mandatory fees ($500), and room and board ($10,746). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load
Room and board:college room only: $6777. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility
Waivers:employees or children of employees

Financial Aid
Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2013,429 Federal Work-Study jobs (averaging $1380)
Financial aid deadline:2/15



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