From the School

Emmanuel College — a Catholic, coeducational, residential, liberal arts and sciences college in Boston — has been educating critical thinkers, ethical decision makers and community leaders since its founding in 1919 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Emmanuel is a vibrant community of more than 1,800 undergraduate students from across the country and around the world. The College’s 17-acre campus is in the heart of Boston’s Fenway neighborhood and the Longwood Medical and Academic Area.

Emmanuel College—a Catholic, coeducational, residential, liberal arts and sciences college in Boston—has been educating critical thinkers, ethical decision makers and community leaders since its founding in 1919 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Emmanuel is a vibrant community of more than 1,800 undergraduate students from across the country and around the world. The College’s 17-acre campus is in the heart of Boston’s Fenway neighborhood and the Longwood Medical and Academic Area. At Emmanuel College, excellence in the liberal arts and sciences intersects 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. The College offers more than 50 majors, minors and concentrations in the liberal arts and sciences.

Overall

From The School

Application Requirements In our application review, Emmanuel College takes a holistic view of your high school academic achievement, a thoughtful, well written essay and your commitment to service, social justice, and activities outside of school that shape who you are. Emmanuel’s application review process is individualized and comprehensive. In addition to your grades and courses taken, we carefully consider whether your interests align with the College’s mission of strong ethical values, a commitment to social justice and service. Candidates are not required to submit standardized test scores. If you are applying as a transfer student or international student, please make note of special requirements. The requirements for domestic first-year applicants include: Application Form Official High School Transcript Essay Two Letters of Recommendation Standardized Test Scores (optional) Interview (optional) Application Form You must submit the online Common Application. Please note: If you are a home-schooled student, use the code 970000 for the secondary school block on the Common Application. Official High School Transcript Your school counselor may submit your current high school transcript by mail or through the Common Application website. When you’re first marking period grades become available, please make sure they are submitted to the Admissions office. Essay Please submit an essay based on one of the Common Application essay prompts. Two Letters of Recommendation Your recommendations should come from your school counselor and an academic teacher of your choosing. Standardized Test Scores (optional) Applicants for admission will not be required to submit standardized test scores (SAT I, SAT II and ACT). If you choose to submit your test results, please have them sent directly from the testing agency or indicated on your official high school transcript. The Emmanuel College CEEB code is 3368. For more information on this policy, please visit website at emmanuel.edu/admissions and click on Application Requirements. Interview (optional) While not required, an interview with an admissions counselor is provided should you feel the personal discussion with an admissions counselor would help support your application. Interviews are available on campus or by phone. Please feel free to contact the Emmanuel College Admissions office and send all application materials to the following address: Office of Admissions Emmanuel College 400 The Fenway Boston, MA 02115 Admissions Phone Number: 617-735-9715 Admissions Email Address: enroll@emmanuel.edu

Overview

Applicants
5,899
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average HS GPA
3.62

GPA Breakdown

42%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 590
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 26

Deadlines


Regular
February 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)

Selectivity Rating

Overall

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Academic Programs

Emmanuel College offers more than 50 areas of study in the liberal arts and sciences, providing a rigorous and personal academic experience. Academic programs at Emmanuel are driven by mission, helping to create lives rich in meaning, service and purpose. Students graduate with honed analytical, communicative and creative skills, bringing ethical standards and moral sensitivity to every endeavor. Through required courses drawn from a cross-section of the liberal arts disciplines, students are exposed to models of analytical reasoning, symbolic thinking, observation, creativity, critical thinking, moral reasoning, self-knowledge; and significant intellectual content from the fields of history, literature, the arts, philosophy, religion, the social sciences, the natural sciences and the study of cultures outside the United States. All new students are also required to take a first-year seminar of his or her choice. In small classes, working closely with each other and a member of the faculty, students are introduced to the academic traditions of the liberal arts and sciences, and to the expectations and values of Emmanuel College’s academic community. Emmanuel College's Office of Academic Advising provides students with the support needed to attain their academic goals and serves as a model of the Emmanuel experience. All first-year students are assigned an academic advisor who assists them in navigating the transition to college and in developing a unique four-year plan. Through the Career Center, students have access to resources for finding internships and preparing for life after Emmanuel. Each year, students who demonstrate superior academic ability and promise are invited to participate in Emmanuel College's Honors Program. This four-year academic and co-curricular program combines a rigorous, discussion-based curriculum with complementary opportunities such as cultural activities, faculty-directed research projects and service in the community. The program includes: five interdisciplinary, writing-intensive seminars; a service-learning component; and an independent research project.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Emmanuel offers opportunities in the pursuit of learning, teaching, exploration and research in more than 50 areas of study in the liberal arts and sciences. Students are also encouraged to pursue an individualized major by tailoring a course of study from the College's offerings. Majors and minors are offered in the following departments and subject areas: Accounting B.A. in accounting Minor in accounting American Studies B.A. in American studies with concentration in cultural studies B.A. in American studies with concentration in American politics and society Minor in American studies Art B.F.A. in graphic design B.A. in studio art B.A. in studio art with specialization in art therapy Minors in studio art, art history, photography and graphic design Biology B.S. in biology B.S. in biology with concentration in health sciences B.S. in biology with concentration in neuroscience B.S. in biology with concentration in physiology Minor in biology Biostatistics B.S. in biostatistics Chemistry B.S. in chemistry B.S. in chemistry with concentration in biochemistry B.S. in chemistry with concentration in forensic science Minor in chemistry Communication and Media Studies B.A. in communication and media studies Education B.A. in elementary education B.A. in secondary education English B.A. in literature B.A. in writing and literature Minors in communication, literature and writing Modern Languages B.A. in Spanish Minor in Spanish Gender and Women’s Studies Minor in gender and women’s studies History B.A. in history Minor in history International Studies B.A. in international studies B.A. in international studies with concentration in diplomacy and security B.A. in international studies with concentration in sustainability and global justice Minor in peace studies Latin American Studies Minor in Latin American studies Business and Economics B.A. in management B.A. in management with concentration in sport management Minors in management, economics and organizational leadership Mathematics B.A. in mathematics Minor in mathematics Middle East Studies Minor in Middle East Studies Performing Arts Minors in music, music-theater and theater arts Philosophy B.A. in philosophy Minor in philosophy Political Science and International Studies B.A. in political science B.A. in political science with concentration in international relations and comparative politics B.A. in political science with concentration in American politics and government Minor in political science Psychology B.A. in psychology with concentration in developmental psychology B.A. in psychology with concentration in counseling and health psychology B.A. in psychology with concentration in neuroscience Minor in psychology Sociology B.A. in sociology B.A. in sociology with concentration in crime and justice B.A. in sociology with concentration in human services B.A. in sociology with concentration in social inequality and social justice Minor in sociology Theology and Religious Studies B.A. in theology and religious studies Minor in Catholic studies Minor in theology and religious studies

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
231
with Terminal Degree
130

139
Women
92
Men
29
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
56%
Graduate in 5 years
63%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biostatistics
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiology, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Education

  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Forensic Chemistry

  • Psychology

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
56%
Graduate in 5 years
63%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Emmanuel College is committed to providing students with a quality education at an affordable cost. We offer billing and payment options to make paying for an Emmanuel education as convenient as possible. 2014-2015 Tuition and Fees Tuition: $35,312 Room and Board: $13,580 (double occupancy) Estimated Student Health Insurance: $2,083 Student activity fee (per year): $220 Orientation fee (one-time, new students only): $280

Financial Aid

Emmanuel College is committed to making a liberal arts and sciences education affordable for our students and their families. We believe that paying for an education is a partnership between the student, the family, and the College. At Emmanuel, financial assistance programs include institutional scholarships and grants, federal and state grants, federal loans and part-time employment. Merit scholarships are based on a combination of students' high school academic achievement and extracurricular activities. To apply for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once a FAFSA is completed, students are automatically considered for Emmanuel College grant aid. Some students will also be eligible to receive federal, state and other grant or scholarship funding. These funds may be awarded in addition to merit or other scholarship funds students receive from Emmanuel. Students who complete a FAFSA may also receive low-interest student loans, including the Federal Direct Loan, and Federal Work Study.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,343

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,872

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,869

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,679

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
77%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$20,059

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$35,312
Required Fees
$220
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$880

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,625
Transportation for Commuters
$1,035

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

From The School

With more than 90 different co-curricular clubs, activities and organizations on campus, Emmanuel is a community alive with a strong sense of mission, a vibrant, confident faith and a joyful spirit. Emmanuel students are challenged to act, to lead, to give generously to others and to get involved. Students find ample opportunities to take part in academic clubs, honor societies, media clubs, performing arts, cultural organizations, intramurals, leadership roles and special-interest groups. They put their beliefs into action through educational programs and volunteer service through Mission + Ministry. As an NCAA Division III school, Emmanuel offers an athletic program that includes 16 varsity teams.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,082
Out of State
44%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
48

Demographics

3.48%
Asian
5.42%
African-American
7.06%
Hispanic
73.08%
Caucasian
7.57%
Unknown
1.48%
International

74% female
26% male
44% are out of state
87% are full time
13% are part time

Overview

From The School


Location

Emmanuel College's 17-acre green campus is located in the famed Fenway neighborhood of Boston. From the historic Administration Building to the innovative Wilkens Science Center, and from the lively Jean Yawkey Center to the residence halls, Emmanuel’s campus is top-notch and bustling with activity. For our students, 400 The Fenway is their Boston address for four years. For our alumni, it’s the home they return to for reunions and events, to reconnect with faculty or to grab a cup of coffee. For the entire Emmanuel College community, it is home base – a place of innovation, history, service, friendship and academic rigor... all with a big green backyard in the midst of Boston's medical, business and cultural worlds.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Emmanuel’s campus is comprised of academic, administrative, programming and residential buildings. Situated in the heart of campus, the Administration Building is the architectural symbol of Emmanuel College, representative of its rich traditions and history. Designed by famed architectural firm Maginnis + Walsh more than nine decades ago, the recently-renovated Administration Building houses spaces from the historic Chapel to high-tech classrooms. The academic hub of campus, the Administration Building includes faculty and staff offices, a variety of meeting spaces, a café and an impressive Art Department. The Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center includes 14 laboratories for biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry and neuroscience, multipurpose classrooms, meeting spaces and common areas. This world-class science center has been designed to foster interactive learning and community building. Students conduct research side-by-side with faculty members and take full advantage of the College’s location in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area. The Jean Yawkey Center is the "living room" of Emmanuel's campus – the student center, NCAA gymnasium (home to Emmanuel’s varsity basketball and volleyball teams), fitness center and more. The center also houses the bookstore, Marian Hall Dining Room, Emmanuel's main dining facility, and the Jean Yawkey Center for Community Leadership. The Cardinal Cushing Library offers extensive study space, with individual study carrels, wireless access, reference terminals, and conference rooms for group projects. The reference desk is staffed more than 90 hours each week during the semester to assist student research. The Library provides a required library component as part of the First-Year Programs. Resources include more than 161,000 volumes in the electronic, circulating and reference collections, 2,000+ active journal subscriptions in print and online and 61 subscription databases. The Library also houses the College Archives. Roberto Clemente Field is the home field for Emmanuel’s softball, men's and women's soccer and lacrosse teams, as well as the practice facility for men's and women's track and field. The facility includes a 120,000-square-foot, NCAA-regulation synthetic turf field, a three-lane, rubberized all-weather track, and practice space for expanded track and field events, including high jump, long jump, triple jump, discus, javelin and shot put. The College has four residence halls on campus – Loretto Hall, St. Joseph Hall, St. Ann Hall and Julie Hall.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Emmanuel is steps from cultural sights and museums, world-renowned hospitals and research institutions, and the home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park. The Emmanuel College campus is in the heart of Boston's Fenway neighborhood, which means easy access to all that is cultural, historic and fun. Besides the famous ballpark that bears its name, the Fenway area offers visitors a tale of two cities: the innovative and urban vs. the lush and serene. As a part of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, Emmanuel is located within a hub of hospitals, colleges and research institutes, including Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital. Our location offers students interested in health care, science and technology a head start in developing skills for future careers. Our neighborhood isn't just about medicine and research. It's also home to Boston art institutions like the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where students can become inspired by the brush strokes of the great masters of art. Across the street from campus, the Muddy River offers a front-row seat to Boston's Emerald Necklace series of six parks and waterways stretching throughout the city. Designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who is perhaps best known for his creation of Manhattan's Central Park, the park system includes miles of green spaces, bike and running trails, rivers and ponds for all to enjoy.

Student Organizations & Activities

With more than 90 different co-curricular clubs, activities and organizations on campus, Emmanuel is a community alive with a strong sense of mission, a vibrant, confident faith and a joyful spirit. Emmanuel students are challenged to act, to lead, to give generously to others and to get involved. Students find ample opportunities to take part in academic clubs, honor societies, media clubs, performing arts, cultural organizations, intramurals, leadership roles and special-interest groups. They put their beliefs into action through educational programs and volunteer service through Mission + Ministry. As an NCAA Division III school, Emmanuel offers an athletic program that includes 16 varsity teams.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
72%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
94%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
56
Number of Honor Societies
15

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
5

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

19% participate in intramural sports
12% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Saints)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Saints)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: OUTspoken

Minority Support Groups: ACCENT – International Student Association; ASA – Asian Student Association; BSU – Black Student Union; HUELLAS – Latino Student Association.

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Northeastern University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Boston University

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
41

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Samantha Levine
Campus Visits & Events Coordinator

Address
400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Phone
617-735-9715

Email
enroll@emmanuel.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Gymnasium and Fitness Center
Quad
Roberto Clemente Field

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Fenway Park
Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market
Prudential Center
Newbury Street
Museum of Fine Arts

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 11am, 1.30pm, 3pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Logan Airport Taxi MBTA Subway MBTA Bus MBTA Commuter Rail

Local Accommodations
Hotel Commonwealth Best Western - Inn at Longwood Medical
Howard Johnson (Boylston Street) Hilton Boston Back Bay Holiday Inn Brookline The Westin Copley Place
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Key Stats

5,899
Applicants
2,082
Size
69%
Acceptance Rate