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Saint Anselm College

  • Manchester, NH
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 59%41%
    student ratio
  • 1,923
    total students
  • $35,396 | $35,396
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 73%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 570
    sat math
  • 570
    sat reading
  • 570
    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

Saint Anselm College Prepares Students to Live Lives of Meaning

Founded in 1889, Saint Anselm College is a Catholic, liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition. Located on 380 acres in Manchester, N.H., Saint Anselm is an hour drive from Boston, the seacoast, and the White Mountains. A private, undergraduate institution, Saint Anselm enrolls 1,923 students.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Saint Anselm College in the top tier of undergraduate national liberal arts colleges. The Princeton Review ranks Saint Anselm as one of the country's best institutions for an undergraduate education and number 10 out of 3,000 national colleges for its food. See all Saint Anselm College's rankings.

A Liberal Arts Education that Prepares Students for Success in Any Field

Saint Anselm has 43 majors and 40 minors in the liberal arts, business, and the sciences. The college also has several pre-professional programs to prepare students for advanced studies in dentistry, law, medicine, and theology.

A traditional liberal arts education, the academic core at Saint Anselm College prepares students for life; it's an education that provides professional and career preparation, and encourages a lifelong pursuit of truth to sustain and enrich their lives. The core curriculum focuses on the humanities, college writing, and learning outcomes. It is a balance between common courses that foster academic community and elective courses that allow for individual student choice.

At Saint Anselm, every voice is heard whether in or out of the classroom. With an average class size of 18, students receive individual attention in small classes. Saint Anselm College faculty are the heart and soul of the academic experience; they're experts in their fields. They know their students one-on-one, make time for them, and are dedicated to their success. With 198 professors and no teaching assistants, Saint Anselm faculty are committed to educating through rigorous coursework and collaborative research projects.

Research at Saint Anselm College is an integral part of a student's education. Students assist faculty in all areas of research: conducting work in the laboratory or in social sciences, archaeological history and theology. Students have the opportunity to work alongside instructors through their coursework and gain valuable experience as research assistants. Students are published in national journals and often present at conferences. There are also opportunities for students to conduct research on the subject of their choice with the assistance of a Saint Anselm faculty mentor.

If students are not sure what to study, there are 22 faculty dedicated to advising them. Saint Anselm faculty lead education trips abroad, advise student clubs, and many have been interviewed as experts on all the major news networks.

In addition, students benefit from community service components and experiential learning opportunities that give them real experience and build essential skills.

Saint Anselm Graduates Find High Return on their Investment

Saint Anselm College is proud that 98% of the class of 2013 was employed, in graduate school or engaged in service within a year of graduation. Alumni have gone on to successful careers at organizations all over the world. Recent employers include Cigna Healthcare, National Public Radio, Massachusetts General Hospital, and BNY Mellon Wealth Management. Young alumni are attending graduate school at Yale University, Dartmouth College, and the University of Notre Dame, to name a few.

According to Payscale.com, Saint Anselm graduates find a high return on their investment, ranked number 55 for mid-career average salary among national liberal arts colleges. The list, compiled by the online salary, benefits and compensation information company, ranked Saint Anselm 216 out of 1,016 schools, in the top 25 percentile in the nation. It was ranked second highest in New Hampshire.

At Saint Anselm College, students receive a liberal arts education that prepares them to think critically and communicate effectively to solve problems creatively and collaborate successfully. With a background in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts and a focus in their major, they have a solid foundation for any career. And real world experience through internships, study abroad, volunteering, or student leadership positions gives them the skills and insight that employers are looking for.

Financial Aid from Saint Anselm College

A Saint Anselm education is an investment that yields a lifetime of rewards. Saint Anselm provides students access to a number of resources that make the investment manageable. In 2013-2014, 96% of first-year Saint Anselm students received some sort of gift or grant aid.

In fact, the average first-year overall need-based financial aid package was $25,200. The grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study that students receive makes the real cost of attending Saint Anselm much less.

Meet the Next Leader of the Free World at Saint Anselm College

Saint Anselm College is home to the New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library, which offers unparalleled opportunities for students to be in the front row of the democratic process.

The Institute is nationally known to political scholars and strategists. It is an essential campaign stop for presidential candidates. So students hear major policy speeches, high-level endorsements, and interviews. They also meet today's most prominent political policy thinkers and researchers, journalists and authors, scientists, industry executives, and global leaders.

At the Institute, students watch and participate in history in the making through nationally televised First-in-the-Nation Presidential Primary debates hosted on campus. During debates, students are couriers, guides, and media assistants. They work for and network with campaign staff and major television news executives.

And with a commitment to open-minded, civic dialogue and debate, the Institute engages citizens to participate in civic and political life. It provides diverse programming and research that are issues of critical importance to this nation. Recent speakers include Governor Howard Dean, CBS Chief White House Correspondent Major Garret, and national political consultant Alex Castellanos.


Location & Contact

100 Saint Anselm Drive
NH 03102-1310

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering
      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.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences and Humanities Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      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.
    • Chemistry Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • 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.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Theology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

73% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied3,829
    • Accepted2,820
    • Acceptance Rate73%
    • Enrolled1,923
    • Female Applicants2,144
    • Females Accepted1,571
    • Female Acceptance Rate73%
    • Male Applicants1,685
    • Males Accepted1,249
    • Male Acceptance Rate74%
  • 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 freshman3.21
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 570 540 610
    • SAT Math 570 520 620
    • SAT Writing 570 520 620
    • ACT Composite 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 *$35,396
    • Out-of-state tuition *$35,396
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$940.00
    • Room and board *$13,040.00
    • 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 Students1,923
    • Male Student Percentage41%
    • Female Student Percentage59%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.02%
    • Black or African American1.87%
    • White or Caucasian78.21%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.21%
    • Asian.78%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.1%
    • Two or more races1.82%
    • Unknown13.36%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.62% representing 5 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students76.2% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 90%
  • 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 Center for Volunteers, Anselmian Abbey Players, Knights of Columbus, spring break alternative, International Relations 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 Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 2 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Skiing No Division 2 Yes
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Field hockey No Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 2 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Skiing No Division 2 Yes
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty215
    • Full-time Percentage68%
    • Part-time Percentage32%
    • Female Percentage55%
    • Male Percentage45%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio11:1 or 1,893 students to 169 faculty


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