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Emmanuel College

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In historic Boston, Massachusetts, a gem of an educational institution has existed since the early 1900s. Emmanuel College (EC) began as a Catholic college for women. While the school remained relatively unchanged for several decades, in the year 2000 the college formed an agreement with a major pharmaceutical corporation that began leasing a portion of the college’s facilities. With the income earned from this agreement, this school, the oldest women’s college in New England, began accepting male students.

EC is the only institute of higher learning in the United States with a fully-functioning pharmaceutical research laboratory on its campus. Because of this innovation, the academic structure has expanded from a school devoted to the liberal arts to a school that offers over forty degree opportunities in the arts and sciences. Students who attend can choose to receive either a minor or major in English, History, Biology, Chemistry, Education, Psychology, and much more.

Students are encouraged to customize their educational experience themselves by sampling from the wide variety of courses offered to create their own course of study. Helpful academic advisors and seasoned professionals are available to assist a student in determining which courses he or she should focus on. This unique style of secondary education helps students to avoid taking courses which are unnecessary or uninteresting to them. Students can receive a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Bachelor of Science degree, or a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Each of these degrees requires a standard minimum of 128 credit hours for completion.

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The process of admission is unique in that this institution does not have a formal GPA or standardized test level that prospective students must achieve to qualify for admission. Each student application is evaluated individually, and all factors of a student’s academic and social history are considered. For a student with low test scores or a low high school grade point average, admissions counselors are happy to discuss with the student why this school would or wouldn’t be a good fit.

While the average SAT score for the Emmanuel College is consistently around 1060, students with higher and lower SAT scores have been admitted. Because this is a smaller institute of learning, the student to faculty ratio is only fifteen to one. The admission process, therefore, is very personal, and every prospective student’s weaknesses are measured against his or her strengths.

This college gladly accepts students who have taken high school honors courses or completed Advanced Placement courses and exams. These courses are weighted more heavily than traditional high school classes. However, this college also accepts students who have taken the GED in lieu of high school graduation. The student body is highly varied, and students with many different academic backgrounds can find admittance here.


First year students at EC are required to live on campus. This requirement provides this school with a unique college lifestyle. Students will form lasting relationships in their first year and often travel together to take in the breathtaking historical and aesthetic sights of Boston and the surrounding New England area. Dormitories are coed by floor or by wing, and students will always have a study partner or a movie buddy close at hand.

The student body participates in scores of student-led and campus-promoted clubs and leagues. These leagues are athletic, academic, or social in nature. Knowledge bowl teams and academic study groups such as the Biology Club, Chemistry Club or Education Club attract large numbers of Emmanuel students. Social clubs and hobbyist groups such as S.C.A.F.F.U. (Science Fiction, Comic, Anime, Fantasy Fans Unite) are also prominent on campus. It is easy for students to get involved with other individuals who share their similar interests.

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The athletics program is affiliated with Division III of the NCAA. It is also affiliated with the Eastern College Athletic Conference and the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. With rivalries that stretch from New Hampshire up to Maine and back to Connecticut, the athletic opportunities are exciting and numerous.

The EC Saints men can compete in Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Volleyball, Golf, Lacrosse and Soccer. The lady Saints compete in Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Volleyball, Tennis, Soccer, Lacrosse and Softball. For talented athletes, athletic scholarships may be offered to entice a competitor to become a Saint. The athletic faculty is a motivated, honorable, and renowned group of individuals who excel in their particular sport. Students who are considering this school can contact the Admissions Department to set up a meeting with a coach or trainer.

In addition to the men’s and women’s sporting opportunities, this college also offers club sports and intramural sports for all of its students to participate in. Male club members can play intramural baseball, female club members can compete in field hockey. The college also offers coed cheerleading and even has its own tribute to the fictional game of Quidditch created in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter book series.

Local Community

Boston, Massachusetts residents are proud of their city’s reputation as the Athens of America. This reputation for quality education is evident in Boston’s over one hundred colleges and universities and the quarter of a million students who are seeking a secondary education in Boston. Students can enter academic partnerships with other colleges and universities, transferring credits from one of the many artistic conservatories or scientific institutes.

The city of Boston is also well-known for its numerous public art galleries, concert venues, live theaters, restaurants, and extensive night life. Students will have immediate access to all of this and will also live in proximity to American tourist draws such as New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. The Northeast is one of the most thrilling and worthwhile places to seek a college degree.

Additional School Information

Emmanuel College is uniquely dedicated to its students. Because of its relatively small student body size, the faculty is especially attuned to the needs and desires of the students. This is evident in the myriad of opportunities designed with the student in mind. EC hosts several family weekends throughout the semester. These family weekends are often assigned a fun theme such as “Casino Night” and provide students with an excellent way to entertain their families.

One of the school’s greatest missions is establishing a mentor relationship between professors and students. Professors are encouraged to communicate regularly and on an individual basis with students to better understand their personal goals and challenges.

This school is a “dry campus,” meaning no alcoholic beverages of any kind are allowed on the premises. Students who attend must agree to these campus terms and may receive disciplinary action if the guidelines are breached.

Information Summary

Ranks 37th in Massachusetts and 727th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 3 0.12
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.04
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 6 0.24
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 3,014 0.49
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 63 0.01
Forcible Rape 271 0.04
Robbery 1,904 0.31
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 3,482 0.56
Larceny 14,064 2.26
Vehicle theft 1,899 0.31

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 958th for the average student loan amount.
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Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Boston, MA 02115
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population25,486 (25,486 urban / N/A rural)
Households10,365 (1.70 people per house)
Median Household Income$28,244
Families2,199 (2.56 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate professional (business dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingSmall four-year, highly residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringPost-master's certificate
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Congressional District2507

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 227th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $34,450 $34,450 $34,450
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $220 $220 $220
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $1,077 $1,077 $1,077
FT Graduate Tuition $14,319 $14,319 $14,319
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $795 $795 $795
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $51,363 $51,363 $51,363
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $51,363 $51,363 $51,363
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $38,678 $38,678 $38,678

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $32,300 $33,650 $32,300 $33,650 $32,300 $33,650
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $880(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $12,750 $12,990
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,498(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $12,750 $12,990
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,498(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,128(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$60
Graduate Application FeeN/A
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 6,623 (1,946 male / 4,677 female)
Admitted 4,006 (1,072 male / 2,934 female)
Admission rate 60%
First-time Enrollment 515 (128 male / 387 female)
FT Enrollment 515 (128 male / 387 female)
PT Enrollment N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Total Enrollment2,436

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference Great Northeast Athletic Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Great Northeast Athletic Conference

ACT Test Admission

603rd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 18%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 21 / 26

SAT Test Admission

540th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 93%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 500 / 590
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 500 / 590
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1000 / 1180

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity1,339
Meals per Week19
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 5 42 35 13 1 380 42 523
Accounting 1 4 9 14
American/United States Studies/Civilization 3 3
Art Therapy/Therapist 1 1 4 1 7
Biochemistry 2 2
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 1 1 2 20 2 26
Business Administration and Management, General 1 18 6 4 103 8 141
Chemistry, General 2 3 6
Counseling Psychology 1 2 1 19 1 24
Developmental and Child Psychology 1 10 2 13
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 1 3 1 5
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 1 2 1 5
English Language and Literature, General 19 20
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other 1 9 2 12
Environmental Science
Fine/Studio Arts, General 2 1 3
Forensic Chemistry 2 2
Graphic Design 1 2 2 2 7
History, General 10 1 11
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 1 4 2 13 2 22
International/Global Studies 1 6 3 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 14 3 18
Mathematics, General 6 1 7
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 12 1 14
Neuroscience 1 2 1 16 20
Political Science and Government, General 1 10 1 12
Psychology, General 2 2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 11 1 1 28 6 47
Research and Development Management 1 2 1 4
Secondary Education and Teaching 1 4 1 6
Sociology 1 3 2 7 13
Spanish Language and Literature 1 1 2
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 3 38 1 45

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1101st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $73,398 ($70,751 male / $68,354 female)
Number of FT Faculty 97 (41 male / 56 female)
Number of PT Faculty 217
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $2,478,930

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