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.
Majors & Degrees
|Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Latin American Studies|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business Administration And Management|
|Communication, Journalism And Related Programs||Associate||Bachelors|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Computer And Information Sciences|
|Computer And Information Systems Security|
|Education (multiple Levels)|
|English Language And Literature/Letters||Associate||Bachelors|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences|
|Registered Nursing/registered Nurse|
|Rehabilitation And Therapeutic Professions Related|
|Mathematics And Statistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Natural Resources And Conservation||Associate||Bachelors|
|Philosophy And Religious Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Political Science And Government|
|Theology And Religious Vocations||Associate||Bachelors|
|Visual And Performing Arts||Associate||Bachelors|
|Type||Application Closing||Notification Date||Rolling Admissions|
|Fall freshmen||February 15th||Not reported|
|Early decision plan||November 1st||December 8th|
|Other early decision plan||Not reported||Not reported|
|Transfer||July 1st||Not reported||Yes|
Test Scores Accepted
|Test||Avg. Score||25th %||75th %|
|SAT Critical Reading||586||550||628|
Tuition & Fees
Other Payment Considerations
|Guaranteed tuition plan offered||No|
|Tuition pre-payment plan||No|
|Black or African American||4.88%|
|White or Caucasian||76.74%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.1%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.1%|
|Two or more races||2.08%|
|% of undergrad students who live in college housing||84%|
Family Weekend, Spring Concert and Midnight Breakfast
Volunteer center, Campus Activities Board, Student Government, Campus Ministry and intramural sports
front gate security, well-lit pathways
|Swimming And Diving||No||No|
|Track And Field||No||No||No|
|Cross-country Running||No||Division 2||No|
|Field Hockey||No||Division 2||No|
|Swimming And Diving||No||Division 2||No|
|Track And Field||No||Division 2||No|