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Emmanuel College

  • Boston, MA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 73%27%
    student ratio
  • 2,176
    total students
  • $35,312 | $35,312
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 15
    fall application deadline
  • 60%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 545
    sat math
  • 552
    sat reading
  • 553
    sat writing
  • 24
    act composite

Overview

A Vibrant Campus in the Heart of Boston's Fenway Neighborhood

Founded in 1919 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Emmanuel College is a Catholic, coeducational, residential, liberal arts and sciences college in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston. The College's 17-acre campus is in the heart of the city's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities. Emmanuel enrolls almost 2,500 students including 1,860 traditional undergraduate students from 29 states and 43 countries.

At Emmanuel College, academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences combines with experiential learning opportunities, including student-faculty collaboration on research and scholarship; internships with an array of corporations, institutions and nonprofits; service learning; study abroad programs; and scores of co-curricular activities that promote engagement and leadership. Emmanuel offers more than 50 majors, minors and concentrations in the liberal arts and sciences, along with graduate programs in education, nursing and management.

The Value of a Personalized Liberal Arts and Sciences Education

Emmanuel liberal arts and sciences curriculum is complemented by real-world experiences and the belief that education is for life. This education is supported by an individualized approach, in small classes (14:1 student: faculty ratio) and students working closely with each other and faculty. This educational experience allows undergraduates the opportunity to work directly with faculty on major research projects, as well as to present at national conferences and publish in anthologies and journals.

All students have an academic advisor from the moment they arrive on campus, and students work with their advisors to create a comprehensive four-year plan. This plan can include double majors, minors, study abroad, research, athletics and more! Emmanuel's Career Center offers advising for professional pursuits, including internships, job shadowing, and interview and resume preparation. Nearly 90 percent of Emmanuel students participate in at least one internship, practicum or research experience prior to graduation.

At the Center of it All

Students at Emmanuel can walk outside their door and experience a residential campus bursting with life, as well as the endless opportunities that the exciting city of Boston offers. Emmanuel is big-hearted in spirit, global in outlook and small enough to create individual access to whatever opportunities its students seek. The college is alive with energy through more than 90 clubs, organizations and activities. At the core of Emmanuel's mission is a commitment to social justice and service to the community. More than 80% of Emmanuel's students participate in community service, contributing to a total of more than 30,000 hours of service each year.

Emmanuel's 16 NCAA Division III athletics program gives every recruit a chance to make his or her mark. Not interested in playing at the varsity level - Emmanuel also offers intramural and club teams for students.

Emmanuel College is part of the Colleges of the Fenway (COF) consortium, which allows students to cross register for courses at neighboring colleges, participate in additional intramurals, activities and even play in a joint orchestra. COF schools include Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MCPHS University, Simmons College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Wheelock College.

A Place to Call Home

Emmanuel students have the opportunity to live on campus all four years, and most do: 95 percent of first-year students live in on-campus housing, and 72 percent remain in college housing until they graduate. Students develop life-long bonds with their roommates, classmates and friends made at Emmanuel.

The Application Process

Emmanuel College uses the Common Application. The college has three different admissions deadlines for incoming freshmen from which to choose: Early Action 1 (November 1), Early Action 2 (December 1) or Regular Decision (February 15). Please visit the Emmanuel website to learn more about each deadline and the materials required for admission!


Location & Contact

400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
USA

Ms.Sandra Robbins

Dean for Enrollment

Phone: 617-735-9715
Fax: 617-735-9801
Email: enroll@emmanuel.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biostatistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      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.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English Language and Literature Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Art Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      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.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Forensic Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Counseling Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Developmental and Child Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • American Government and Politics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      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.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      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.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

60% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied6,623
    • Accepted4,006
    • Acceptance Rate60%
    • Enrolled2,176
    • Female Applicants4,646
    • Females Accepted2,931
    • Female Acceptance Rate63%
    • Male Applicants1,977
    • Males Accepted1,075
    • Male Acceptance Rate54%
  • 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 freshman3.60
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 15th December 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer April 1st December 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 552 500 590
    • SAT Math 545 500 590
    • SAT Writing 553 510 600
    • ACT Composite 24 21 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$35,312
    • Out-of-state tuition *$35,312
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$220.00
    • Room and board *$13,580.00
    • 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 offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,176
    • Male Student Percentage27%
    • Female Student Percentage73%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino5.69%
    • Black or African American5.44%
    • White or Caucasian70.1%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.29%
    • Asian2.99%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.15%
    • Two or more races2.3%
    • Unknown11.76%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.27% representing 46 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students42% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 72%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • 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 Emmanuel College Program Board, Black Student Union, OUTSpoken (LGBTQ Club), Psychology Club, EC Yoga Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other 24-hour staffed residence hall desks and security office, closed-circuit surveillance in public areas, off-campus escorts, bike patrol

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey Yes No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty217
    • Full-time Percentage45%
    • Part-time Percentage55%
    • Female Percentage60%
    • Male Percentage40%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 1,852 students to 130 faculty


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