From the School

Stonehill College's focus is truly on the students, as it has created an environment that caters to them exclusively. Life at Stonehill equates to what many imagine to be the ideal collegiate setting: a 2,558 full-time student body with a comparatively large faculty and expansive campus setting in a charming New England town just outside of Boston. In addition, the curriculum is not only academically challenging but mind expanding, aiming to foster effective skills such as communication, critical thinking, and problem solving. Stonehill provides a powerful learning environment where students are known, safe, and valued.

Founded in 1948 as a college of arts, sciences and pre-professional studies, Stonehill continues to adhere to its mission of providing a rigorous education centered on Catholic values. The College offers 41 academic majors, international and U.S. internships, study abroad programs, undergraduate research opportunities as well as practicum and field work experiences. Typically, nearly 80% of Stonehill students by graduation have participated in an internship, practicum or field work experience, studied abroad, or conducted research with a faculty member.

Overview

Applicants
6,006
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average HS GPA
3.30

GPA Breakdown

13%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
500 - 600
SAT Math
510 - 620
ACT Composite
23 - 28

Deadlines

Early Decision
December 1

Regular
January 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability

Overall

From The School

Stonehill College's academic program doesn't follow the traditional model that so many schools employ. Rather then focusing the academic program on requirements, Stonehill focuses its program on exploration. The primary mission of the school is to encourage students to challenge themselves by experiencing academic offerings to begin a lifelong quest for intellectual excellence and a dedication to service. All students receive a foundation in liberal arts courses and expert training in one or more major field. The goal of this liberal arts foundation is to help students understand their culture, find and analyze information, develop critical-thinking skills, become effective communicators, and master proficient writing skills. The exploration can continue through the middle of junior year, when students must declare their major. At Stonehill, faculty and student interaction is an essential element to the academic process. Faculty and staff advisors help students choose a major and discuss course selections, study abroad opportunities, internships, as well as graduate school and full-time employment prospects.

Students typically take five courses each semester, and need 120 course credits to graduate with a Bachelor's degree.

Students Say

This small liberal arts college located between Boston and Providence “creates an inclusive environment and presents its students with countless opportunities for internships and other pre-grad networking opportunities,” opportunities pushed by educators who are “very engaging and passionate about their material.” The professors here “have all worked in the field they teach,” meaning “the academics are incredibly relevant to the real world.” The school’s modest size carries over to the classroom, where “class sizes are small enough to engage in meaningful discussions” with professors who “provide plenty of opportunities to meet with them outside of class and form lasting relationships with students.” These discussion-based classes “involve the students and engage them in the learning process,” while the “extremely helpful” educators “make students aware that they consider students real people and are always available both to discuss class material or personal matters if they can help.” The idea is to help students “work toward nurturing the whole person through a comprehensive education.” Some see the lack of graduate students as a plus, too, since “no graduate students means more opportunities for undergraduates, especially research positions.” With “small classes so students get to know their professors more intimately than at a larger university” and opportunities to study abroad and for internships, students say Stonehill is “worth the money.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
274
with Terminal Degree
185

148
Men
126
Women
28
Minority
8
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
97%
Graduate in 5 years
100%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Thomas May
Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Northeast Utilities

Hugh Lombardi
Senior Vice President and General Manager, TD Garden

Patrick Griffin
Managing Partner, Purple Strategies; Chrm Emeritus, Griffin York & Krause

Dr. Marsha Moses
Prof., Harvard Med School; Dir. Vasc. Bio. Prog., Children’s Hosp. Boston

Leo Meehan
President and Chief Executive Officer, WB Mason Company, Inc.

Dr. M. Elizabeth Fini
Prof. & Dir., USC Institute for Genetic Medicine, Keck School of Medicine

Judith Salerno
President and Chief Executive Officer, Susan G. Komen

Overview

From The School

Full-time tuition (including fees) for the 2011-2012 academic year is $33,920 and room and board is $12,860.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
90
Application Deadlines
Feb 1
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$26,233

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,001

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,732

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$31,622

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
77%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$17,433

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$37,426
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$893

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,500
Transportation for Commuters
$840

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
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

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

Stonehill College competes on the NCAA Division II level and offers a multitude of recreational, intramural, and intercollegiate club sports.

The Student Government Association (SGA) is an influential group of student leaders who represent the voice of Stonehill students to the President, the Board of Trustees, the Alumni Council, and the Faculty Senate.

Over 70 organized student groups representing academic societies, multicultural interests, music as well as performance, community service, and shared interests enable the full-time student population of 2,558 to actually become involved.

Just 22 miles south of Boston and connected to the "T" via a free campus shuttle service, many Stonehill students venture into the city to attend major sporting events and concerts, to shop or dine, or simply stated, just to have fun!

Students Say

"Stonehill is always described as a place where people hold the door open for you," a campus full of "relatively normal and sociable" "middle class white kids." Expect a student body that is "very New England-lots of plaid, jeans, Stonehill sweatshirts." There may be "some diversity," but not much in the way of ethnic minorities. Instead, "students stand out like they would in high school; there's the jocks, nerds, school activists, party animals, and so on." For the most part, "everyone is pretty laid back." The "friendly and helpful" stu­ dents here are "academically driven and community focused," making it "feel like family even after being here for only a couple months." There are cliques, but they "tend to be predicated on what type of activities you do or your major" rather than who you are, because no matter what, "everyone is still friendly to everyone else." Though "there is a place for everyone at Stonehill," those "who are less community-focused have a harder time clicking with the student body but will undoubtedly find friends if they try." This openness and willingness to embrace one another "is what has led us to become such a strong community."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,401
Out of State
44%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
8

Demographics

2.23%
Asian
4.21%
African-American
4.63%
Hispanic
84.43%
Caucasian
2.48%
Unknown

60% female
40% male
44% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Overview

From The School

At Stonehill, you get it all: the campus atmosphere and accessibility of small-town life and the excitement and opportunities of nearby Boston.

Easton, in the heart of southeastern Massachusetts, has a population of 22,980. Our 384-acre campus is yours to explore and share with only 2,363 other full-time degree students. This is a vast expanse of space that includes a pond, rolling fields, and stretches of woods. Boston is a mere 22 miles away, and offers countless cultural, social, internship, and academic opportunities. Museums, theater, professional athletic teams, a vibrant music scene, and thousands of other college students are all found in Boston. Other highly popular student retreats are the beaches and activities of Cape Cod and Newport and Providence, Rhode Island, all within 45 minutes from Easton.

The College does provide a free shuttle service to Boston's subway system. The student government association also has vans that students can reserve for trips to sporting events, concerts, skiing, and other activities.

Students Say

For many at Stonehill, life is “mainly centered around academics.” Even downtime is spent doing things other than partying. Students are “provided with opportunities that abound, especially in the form of internships and community service,” so most “get pretty involved in clubs, sports, and community service.” These organizations allow students to “form very strong, long lasting relationships.” The “great atmosphere” includes a strong focus on sports— “even if someone isn't involved in varsity sports, the campus is very active in Rec sports, intramurals, and just general fitness and use of the athletic facility”— along with the expected “watching movies, taking hikes around campus, playing video games with friends and taking the school shuttle to the mall.” Trivia, bingo, campus coffeehouse gatherings, and going out to “sweat all over each other on a dance floor” provide other distractions. If this sounds far removed from keggers and drunken binges, it is. The idea that partying is not the be-all and end-all of weekend life “is present among a strong population of Stonehill College students.” One student sums it up: “I never thought my weekends would be full of volunteering until I came here and now I truly wouldn't have it any other way.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
92%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
83
First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
92

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Other
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
80
Number of Honor Societies
19

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
4

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

62% participate in intramural sports
20% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Skyhawks)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Skyhawks)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: PRIDE http://www.stonehill.edu/offices-services/intercultural-affairs/getting-involved/

Minority Support Groups: Asian American Society http://www.stonehill.edu/offices-services/intercultural-affairs/getting-involved/ Spanish Club http://www.stonehill.edu/offices-services/intercultural-affairs/getting-involved/ Diversity on Campus http://www.stonehill.edu/offices-services/intercultural-affairs/getting-involved/

Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Stonehill College’s commitment to sustainability is certainly impressive. The school has pledged to reduce its energy usage by 20 percent by 2018. To that end, Stonehill has begun relying on solar farms, electric meters and motion sensor light switches. Lighting retrofits have also been installed to reduce wattage, hence allowing for more energy efficiency. Importantly, dining services has jumped on the sustainability bandwagon as well. The college’s dining company, Sodexo, composts all pre-consumer scraps. And diners are invited to compost all post-consumer items such vegetables, fruit and salad scraps. The compost is then delivered to a farm where it’s used to enrich the soil. Fortunately, these initiatives aren’t just spearheaded or celebrated by the administration. Stonehill also encourages their students to pick up the mantle of environmental stewardship. For example, all freshmen receive “green kits” during fall orientation. These kits contain items such as reusable hot and cold tumblers, a reusable to-go container, laundry detergent pods, a reusable bag, a hand towel and a recycling bin. Undergrads also excitedly participate in campus-wide contests such as “Stop the Drop.” Sponsored by Residence Life, this event pits dorm against dorm in a competition to see which residence hall can conserve the most water. During the 2013 contest, students cut overall usage by 12 percent and the winning dorm cut its usage by an astonishing 32 percent. Undergrads also competed in the 2013 RecycleMania Tournament. Stonehill ended up ranking 187 out of 273 schools and produced a solid 22.6 percent recycle rate.

Green Rating
89
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
15%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

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
11

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
No

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
No

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

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Christopher Lydon
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Address
Office of Admissions
320 Washington Street
Easton, MA 02357-5610

Phone
508-565-1373

Email
admission@stonehill.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Hill (entertainment/dining social space)
The MacPhaidin Library
The Roche Dining Commons
The Shields Science Center
The Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Boston (Quincy Market/Harvard Square/Public Garden)
Cape Cod Beaches
Fenway Park (Red Sox)
Patriot Place (Shopping/N.E. Patriots Stadium/N.E. Revolution Soccer)
Shopping (South Shore Plaza/Wrentham Village Premium Outlets)

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Logan International Airport in Boston, MA is 25 miles from campus. T.F. Green Airport in Providence, RI is 45 miles from campus. Bus and train serve Brockton (1 mile from campus). Public transportation serves campus. School operates transportation to Boston subway system.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Boston and Directly North of Boston: Follow Route 93 South. At Route 3/93 split in Quincy, bear right. Follow signs for Interstate 93 South to Interstate 95 (Dedham, Providence). Stay left to Exit # 4 - Route 24 South/Brockton. Take Exit # 17B - Route 123 West/Easton. College is 1/2 mile on right. From West of Boston: Take Interstate 90 (Mass Pike) East. Take Exit # 15 onto Interstate 95 South. At junction of I-95 South and I-93 North, stay straight (Exit # 12) for Interstate 93 North to Braintree (Do not take exit for Route 95 South). Take Exit # 4 for Route 24 South toward Brockton and Fall River. Take Exit # 17B - Route 123 West/Easton. College is 1/2 mile on right. From Northern CT, Western MA, and Upper NY: Take Interstate 84 East in CT to Interstate 90 (Mass Pike) East in MA. Take Exit # 11A onto Interstate 495 South. Take Exit # 7A - Route 24 North. Take Exit # 17B - Route 123 West/Easton. College is 1/2 mile on right. From Northwest of Boston: Take Interstate 93 South. Take Exit # 37B onto Interstate 95 South. At junction of I-95 South and I-93 North, stay straight (Exit # 12) for Interstate 93 North to Braintree. (Do not take exit for Route 95 South). Take Exit # 4 for Route 24 South toward Brockton and Fall River. Take Exit # 17B - Route 123 West/Easton. College is 1/2 mile on right. From Long Island, NYC, New Jersey, Southern CT, and Rhode Island: Take Interstate 95 into MA. Take Exit # 6A onto Interstate 495 South. Take Exit # 7A - Route 24 North. Take Exit # 17B - Route 123 West/Easton. College is 1/2 mile on right. From Cape Cod: Take U.S. 6 to Route 25 West. Merge into Interstate 495 North. Take Exit # 7A - Route 24 North. Take Exit # 17B - Route 123 West/Easton. College is 1/2 mile on right.

Local Accommodations
Hotel Accommodations: Courtyard Marriott (Stoughton, MA; Exit # 20A off Route 24, 781-297-7000); Residence Inn by Marriot (Brockton, MA; Exit # 17B off Route 24, 508-583-3600); Courtyard Marriott (Raynham, MA; Exit # 13A off Route 24, 508-822-8383); Sheraton Hotel (Braintree, MA; Exit # 6 off I-93, 781-848-0600). Holiday Inn (Taunton, MA; Exit # 9 off Route 495, 508-823-0430); Comfort Inn (Foxboro, MA; Exit # 7A off Route 95, 508-543-1000).
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Key Stats

6,006
Applicants
2,401
Size
77%
Acceptance Rate
1120
SAT Scores

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