1,940
Students
Financial aid thermometer
27,681
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
78
78%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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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 41 majors and 48 minors, gaining the depth and breadth of knowledge that is the foundation of lifelong success. Assumption students, who hail from 25 states and 36 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 in the nation" 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. Seventy-nine percent of 2016 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 COMPASS (Common Pursuit of Academic and Social Success), groups students into 27-person learning communities, chosen according to their interests. Together, each community takes two courses together. By taking these first steps together, students form strong bonds, reinforce one others academic accomplishments, and are more comfortable engaging in the classroom.. The SOPHIA program (Sophomore Initiative at Assumption College) 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. 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. Engineering agreements with University of Notre Dame and Washington University in St. Louis; 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

Address 500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA  01609-1296
United States
Contact Phone: 508-767-7000

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Actuarial Science Checkmark
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International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,508
Applied
3,561
Accepted
1,940
Enrolled
79%
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Female Admissions

2,233
Females Applied
1,959
Females Accepted
88%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,275
Males Applied
1,602
Males Accepted
70%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.34
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 15th Not reported
Early decision plan November 1st December 8th
Other early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Transfer July 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 586 540 630
SAT Math 579 530 620
ACT Composite 26 23 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

40,208
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Fees

750
Full-time student fees
12,684
Room & board
8,029
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

27,681
Avg. Financial Aid Package
28,121
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
22,357
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,561
Avg. Loan Aid
15,806
Avg. Grant Aid
22,325
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
76%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
28%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,940
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
35%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.1%
Black or African American 5.39%
White or Caucasian 76.78%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.05%
Asian 2.54%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.16%
Two or more races 2.13%
Other 3.63%

Gender

Male (42.37%)
Female (57.63%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 85%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Family Weekend, Spring Concert and Midnight Breakfast

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Volunteer center, Campus Activities Board, Student Government, Campus Ministry and intramural sports

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
front gate security, well-lit pathways

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 No
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Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 2 No
Golf Checkmark Division 2 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 2 No
Lacrosse No Division 2 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rowing No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 No
Track And Field No Division 2 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Division 2 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 2 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rowing No Division 2 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 No
Softball Checkmark Division 2 No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 2 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 No
Track And Field No Division 2 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 No

Faculty

231
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 143
Part-time - 88
Male - 130
Female - 101
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