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Assumption College

  • Worcester, MA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 60%40%
    student ratio
  • 2,015
    total students
  • $35,510 | $35,510
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 15
    fall application deadline
  • 74%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 564
    sat math
  • 554
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 25
    act composite

Overview

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.


Location & Contact

500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609-1296
USA

Ms.Kathleen Murphy

Dean of Enrollment

Phone: 508-767-7110
Fax: 508-799-4412
Email: admiss@assumption.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Italian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biotechnology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Molecular Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Organizational Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Criminology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Theology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

74% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied4,659
    • Accepted3,458
    • Acceptance Rate74%
    • Enrolled2,015
    • Female Applicants2,511
    • Females Accepted2,043
    • Female Acceptance Rate81%
    • Male Applicants2,148
    • Males Accepted1,415
    • Male Acceptance Rate65%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.32
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer July 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 554 510 595
    • SAT Math 564 510 620
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 25 23 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$35,510
    • Out-of-state tuition *$35,510
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$650.00
    • Room and board *$10,962.00
    • Room only *$6,914.00
    • * 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 offeredYes
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,015
    • Male Student Percentage40%
    • Female Student Percentage60%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino7.14%
    • Black or African American4.5%
    • White or Caucasian73.58%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.15%
    • Asian2.1%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races1.75%
    • Unknown9.64%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.15% representing 36 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students36% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 87%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Volunteer center, Campus Activities Board, student government, Campus Ministry, intramural sports
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other front gate security, well-lit pathways

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 2 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew No No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division 2 No
    • Golf Yes Division 2 No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 2 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 No
    • Track No Division 2 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew No Division 2 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Field hockey No Division 2 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 No
    • Softball Yes Division 2 No
    • Swimming Yes Division 2 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 No
    • Track No Division 2 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty215
    • Full-time Percentage68%
    • Part-time Percentage32%
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 19,999 students to 169 faculty


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