From the School

Saint Anselm College encourages you not only to challenge yourself academically, but also to lead a life that is both creative and generous. Saint Anselm student are active both in and out of the classroom.

Saint Anselm College prepares students for life. With a liberal arts education, they're ready for real career experience, for the challenges that lie ahead. They take their Saint Anselm experience with them to think critically, communicate effectively, and solve problems creatively.

Saint Anselm graduates are CEOs, doctors, engineers, teachers, marketers, and researchers. They are humanitarians, healers, and philanthropists. They graduate Saint Anselm with the drive to achieve, empowered to make the world a better place.

In fact, 97% of the class of 2014 was employed, in graduate school, or engaged in service within 6 months of graduation.

The Princeton Review ranks Saint Anselm as one of the country's best institutions for an undergraduate education and number 12 out of 3,000 national colleges for its food. See all Saint Anselm College's rankings.

Overall

From The School

In reviewing applicants for the first-year class, admission considers each prospective student carefully. Counselors assess each applicant's secondary school performance, SAT I or ACT scores (optional for non-nursing majors, nursing major must submit scores), recommendation letters, extracurricular involvement, and the written essay. Of highest priority is the applicant's secondary school transcript, with a specific focus on both the rigor of course study and the marks received. Saint Anselm invites transfer and international students to apply.

Saint Anselm College has the following admission deadlines:

Early Action, November 15
Nursing Majors, November 15
Regular Decision, February 1

Saint Anselm College invites students and families to visit campus for a tour, information session and/or interview.

For more information, students should contact:
Office of Admission
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102-1310
Telephone: 603-641-7500 or 888-426-7356 (toll-free)
Fax: 603-641-7550
Email: admission@anselm.edu
website: www.anselm.edu

Overview

Applicants
3,568
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
3.24

GPA Breakdown

10%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
26%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
520 - 610
SAT Math
530 - 620
SAT Writing
520 - 610
ACT Composite
23 - 28

Deadlines


Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

At Saint Anselm College, a comprehensive liberal arts education gives students the essential skills to be successful in the career of their choice. It's an education that challenges them to stretch their minds and encourages a lifelong pursuit of truth to enrich their lives.

The core curriculum focuses on humanities, college writing, and learning outcomes. It is a balance between common courses that foster academic community and elective courses that allow for individual choice.

At Saint Anselm College's New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library, students hear major policy speeches and meet today's most prominent political policy thinkers, journalists, scientists, industry executives, and global leaders. The Institute, nationally known to political scholars and strategists, is an essential campaign stop for presidential candidates offering unparalleled opportunities for students to be in the front row of the democratic process. In fact, every United States president in the last 50 years has visited Saint Anselm College.

Majors and Degrees Offered

At Saint Anselm College, students may pursue the Bachelor of Arts degree in the following academic programs and majors: accounting, American studies, biochemistry, biology, business, chemistry, classics, classical archaeology, communication, computer science, computer science with business, computer science with mathematics, criminal justice, economics, education (secondary and elementary), engineering physics (3-2 program), English, environmental politics and sustainability, environmental science, finance, fine arts, forensic science, French, German studies, history, international business, international relations, liberal studies in the great books, mathematics, mathematics with economics, natural science, peace and justice studies, philosophy, physics (applied), physics, politics, psychology, sociology, Spanish, and theology. The college also offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) through a traditional, undergraduate nursing program and a hybrid RN to BSN Program.

Saint Anselm students may pursue pre-professional programs in dentistry, law, medicine, theology, and veterinary medicine.

The engineering physics (3-2 program) partners with the University of Notre Dame, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Catholic University of America, and Manhattan College. Learn more at www.anselm.edu/engineering.

Students Say

Saint Anselm College offers a well-rounded, high-standard curriculum, as well as a close-knit community, all while upholding a liberal arts education with an emphasis on the Benedictine values of hospitality and service. In addition to having a well-regarded nursing program, the school gives students “a solid foundation academically, politically, socially, and in sports,” which means students emerge, “in one word, well-rounded.” “Saint Anselm works very hard to produce intellectual students with good morals,” says a student. Saint Anselm also has a legendarily strict attendance policy, which has its detractors, but its fans as well: “I love the attendance policy. You will not hear many students say that, but the extra motivation gets you out of bed at eight!” says a student. The professors in this “intimate college community” are “enthusiastic about what they do,” and that’s what makes the classes more motivating and interesting.” Depending on the major and classes the student has enrolled in, “class discussion and participation are crucial.” In the liberal arts majors, such as philosophy and great books, “there is much more discussion than in most nursing and science courses.“ However, “the amount of discussion and participation is proper and proportional to its importance in one’s major.” Regardless, the faculty is “always there to answer questions,” and the small classroom setting “makes the learning environment a lot easier.” In accordance with the school’s Benedictine Catholic tradition, there are plenty of “opportunities for service involvement,” and there is a monastic community to help students keep the faith. The school is also “one of the centers of politics in New England,” and students are all required to take two courses in theology and philosophy. “Saint Anselm College is all about creating an educational, fun, respectful, and peaceful environment that is open to all faculty and students.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
209
with Terminal Degree
140

124
Women
85
Men
18
Minority
3
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
70%
Graduate in 5 years
75%
Graduate in 6 years
75%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • German Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Finance, General
  • International Business

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General

  • Education

  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Education, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

  • Engineering

  • Engineering, Other
  • Engineering, Other

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • American History (United States)
  • History
  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Natural Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections
  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Archeology
  • Archeology
  • Economics
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Theology/Theological Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine/Studio Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's

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

Prominent Alumni


Elaine C. Lloyd
Managing Dir., Deutsche Bank

Michael J. Sheehan
CEO, Boston Globe

Col. Harvey C. Barnum, Jr.
Dep. Asst. Sec. of the Navy for Reserve Affairs

Dr. Paul M. Colombani
Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Robert K. Weiler
Pres. and CEO, Phase Forward

David Pietrycha
Chief Financial Officer of NBC Sports Group

Mark Sullivan
Prior Secret Service Director

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

The 2015-2016 school year tuition is $36,724 and room and board costs are $13,334. Total cost is $51,028.

Financial Aid

Saint Anselm provides students with financial aid opportunities through both private and federal aid programs. The college provides financial aid to offset the reasonable monetary investment that the student and family are expected to contribute.

Ninety-seven percent of the college's undergraduates receive some degree of financial aid. Saint Anselm's financial aid opportunities include grants, loans, scholarships, and employment positions.

Merit awards are awarded to outstanding students. Two forms are required in applying for institutional need-based aid; the student must submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 15.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
83
Application Deadlines
Mar 15
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,382

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,255

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,326

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,601

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
82%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$16,967

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

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

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall

From The School

With more than 65 clubs and organizations, 20 varsity athletic teams, a performing arts center, and an art gallery, Saint Anselm students have plenty of activities to explore. From the soccer club to the mock trial team to the Muslim Student Association, there is a club for every interest, cultural to academic.

Students interested in service will be right at home volunteering through the Meelia Center for Community Engagement or through Campus Ministry. Saint Anselm students volunteered more than 50,926 hours last year doing everything from teaching English to new Americans to working the crisis hotline at the YWCA. Every winter and spring break, Saint Anselm students travel to organizations around the country to volunteer at service sites through Service & Solidarity Mission Trips.

Saint Anselm College is part of the Division II Northeast-10 and ECAC Conferences with 20 varsity teams: men's intercollegiate sports in baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, and tennis and women's sports in basketball, cross-country, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. For students interested in club or intramurals, Saint Anselm has a variety of club, recreational, and intramural sports teams.

Students Say

"Academics are the number one priority for all the students here," so it shouldn't be surprising that "people work hard for the most part and are smart about their studies." Many students describe the typical student as white, Catholic ("mass is always crowded with students"), and from the Boston area (or New England at least), and there is a "large percentage of preppy, Red Sox-loving students." All students are quick to point out that the student body as a whole is "very friendly" and "extremely polite to anyone they meet or just pass by."Students"create a very comfortable and friendly environment for everyone on campus," says a student. It "can be sort of cliquey; but if you find the right group of people you will meet some of your greatest friends."By following your interests, "you will meet a lot of people who share your interest and find a lot of new friends that way."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,968
Out of State
76%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
6

Demographics

1.85%
African-American
2.93%
Hispanic
80.72%
Caucasian
11.88%
Unknown

60% female
40% male
76% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview

From The School


Location

Saint Anselm College is located on 380 acres in Manchester, N.H., the largest city in the state. Just minutes from downtown Manchester, students can find great restaurants and coffee shops and all the venues a small city has to offer, a theatre, museum, minor league baseball and hockey teams, and the Verizon Arena to name a few. The Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is also just minutes from campus. The college is an hour drive from Boston, the seacoast, and the White Mountains.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Saint Anselm College is located on 380 acres in Manchester, N.H. with more than 60 campus buildings. There's much to see and do on campus from open skate nights at Sullivan Arena to spring concerts on the quad. Academic buildings including the Goulet Science Center and Gadbois Hall house innovative labs where remarkable research happens every day. There are cell culture labs, climate controlled environmental chambers, a green house, a sleep lab, SimMan labs in Nursing, and more. In the library students have access to a range of workspaces for individuals and groups in addition to technological advances.

Recreational facilities include the Carr Center with basketball courts and the recently renovated 9,000-square-foot, three-level fitness center. Saint Anselm College boasts some of the top athletic facilities in the Northeast-10 Conference. The college's 20 intercollegiate athletic teams play all of their home contests on campus (with the exception of the golf and alpine ski teams) whether at Grappone Stadium, Sullivan Arena, or Melucci Field.

Ninety-two percent of Saint Anselm students live on campus in traditional residence halls, suites, townhouses, or apartments. A new 47,000-square-foot, 150-bed residence hall will be completed in August 2014 offering students an innovative, living-learning community. Whether students live on campus or commute, every one has access to Saint Anselm College's amazing food, named 12th in the nation by the Princeton Review.

Finally, Saint Anselm is home to the New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library (NHIOP), which offers unparalleled opportunities for students to be in the front row of the democratic process. It's auditorium, West Wing, TV-studio, and classrooms are where students meet today's most prominent political policy thinkers and researchers, journalists and authors, scientists, industry executives, global leaders and presidential candidates. Have we mentioned all the U.S. presidents in the last 50 years have visited Saint Anselm?

Off-Campus Opportunities

At Saint Anselm College, a liberal arts education gives students a solid foundation for any career but opportunities out-of-the-classroom give students a competitive edge and real job experience.

Students find all kinds of experiential learning opportunities at Saint Anselm College including internships, research, study abroad, and volunteering. Students of all majors and interests can find opportunities for internships through the Office Career Services, which also brings employers to campus and advises students throughout their job search.

Internships are offered in Boston, Mass., New York City, N.Y., Washington, D.C. and Manchester, N.H. Recent internships opportunities include: The Boston Bruins, United States Secret Service, Fidelity Investments, The United States Senate, Fox News, and the American Cancer Society.

Many students work closely on research projects with faculty on campus to gain valuable lab skills but there are also opportunities at local hospitals and businesses.

Students interested in study abroad can travel the world visiting such places as Thailand, Morocco, and South Africa. In recent years, students have studied marine biology on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, art history in the museums of Florence, finance in London, language in Spain and France, the culture of peace in Peru, and political history in Ireland.

And if studying abroad for an entire semester seems too long, Saint Anselm students have traveled with faculty members on week-long trips to places such as China, Panama, Vietnam, and Belize.

Saint Anselm students have gained essential leadership and organizational skills through volunteering. Last year, students volunteered more than 50, 926 hours through the Meelia Center for Community Engagement doing everything from teaching English to new Americans to working the crisis hotline at the YWCA.

In addition, every winter and spring break, Saint Anselm students travel to organizations around the country to volunteer at service sites through Service & Solidarity Mission Trips. These service trips challenge students, giving them valuable perspectives and changing their views on the world.

Student Organizations & Activities

With more than 65 clubs and organizations, 20 varsity athletic teams, a performing arts center, and an art gallery, Saint Anselm students have plenty of activities to explore. From the soccer club to the mock trial team to the Muslim Student Association, there is a club for every interest, cultural to academic.

Students interested in service will be right at home volunteering through the Meelia Center for Community Engagement or through Campus Ministry. Saint Anselm students volunteered more than 50,926 hours last year doing everything from teaching English to new Americans to working the crisis hotline at the YWCA. Every winter and spring break, Saint Anselm students travel to organizations around the country to volunteer at service sites through Service & Solidarity Mission Trips.

Saint Anselm College is part of the Division II Northeast-10 and ECAC Conferences with 20 varsity teams: men's intercollegiate sports in baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, and tennis and women's sports in basketball, cross-country, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. For students interested in club or intramurals, Saint Anselm has a variety of club, recreational, and intramural sports teams.

Students Say

The scenic campus in New Hampshire has plenty going for it (though certainly not "Internet speed"), but one particular affirmation isn't heard all that often on college campuses: "The food rules!" Many who go here speak of the feeling of acceptance from before they matriculated: "When I first toured the campus, it instantly felt like home. Everyone was very welcoming, and the beauty of the campus really lured me in." "Saint A:s always has some sort of event going on, and the gym, Carr Center, coffee shop, and pub are always great places to hang out and have some fun," says a student. Since the school is right in the Manchester area, off campus is also fruitful in its options; "You can always get to restaurants, the mall, clubs, and stores pretty easily." Many students party over the weekend, 'but it's not crazy at all," and "if you don'twantto drink you don't have to." Service in general is also a popular extracurricular, and "a good portion of the students are involved in one way or another through course-based experiences, service societies, or Campus Ministry or participation in volunteer­ ing through the Meelia Center for Community Engagement." There are also "a lot of club sports and intramurals that are fun and easy to join," including the popular flag football and club hockey teams. If you aren't into athletics, you can "definitely find people who like video games and board games as well." The overwhelming majority of students do live on campus, so a lot of people "hang out in the common rooms on each floor and interact with their floor mates."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
90%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
84
First-Year Students living on campus
95%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
77

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other

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
11

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations
7

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Hawks)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Hawks)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services


Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of New Hampshire

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
6

Average Number of PC's per Lab
50

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

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
96%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Lenovo

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Michael Iorio
Senior Associate Director of Admission

Address
Office of Admission
100 Saint Anselm
Manchester, NH 03102-1310

Phone
603-641-7500

Email
admission@anselm.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Residence Hall (Living and Learning Community)
Chapel Arts Center
Davison Hall Dining Hall
New Hampshire Institute of Politics and Political Library
Abbey Church
Coffee Shop and Pub Cushing Student Center Fitness Center Chapel Art Center Various Academic Spaces

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Currier Gallery of Art
Palace Theatre
Verizon Wireless Arena
White Mountains
Proximity to Boston
Fisher Cat Stadium Local Restaurants and Shopping Seacoast

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Firday, select Saturdays
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., some exceptions
603-641-7500

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, see website

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

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
Manchester-Boston Regional airport is ten minutes from campus. Vans, limousines and taxis are available from the airport. The Manchester Bus Depot is ten minutes from campus as well. Connecting Bus Service is available to campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Via Manchester Boston Regional Airport Head west on Airport Road. Airport Road becomes Brown Ave. / NH-3A. Take NH-101 west (Bedford / Nashua / Concord) and continue as directed below.* From Points Southeast Take Interstate 93 north to Interstate 293 north. Exit left to Route 101 west (Bedford/Goffstown) to junction of Route 101 and Route 114 (set of lights) and continue as directed below.* From Seacoast Take Route 101 west and continue as directed below.* From Points West Take Route 101 east and continue as directed below.* From Points Southwest Take Route 3 north. Continue north on Everett Turnpike (through toll plaza) to Route 101 west to junction of Route 101 and Route 114 (set of lights) and continue as directed below.* From Points North Take Interstate 93 south to Interstate 293 south (Everett Turnpike) to Route 101 west to junction of Route 101 and Route 114 (set of lights) and continue as directed below.* * From Junction of Rt. 101 and Rt. 114 At the junction of Route 101 and Route 114, (set of lights) take Route 114 north. Continue through two sets of lights. The third set of lights is Saint Anselm Drive. Turn right onto Saint Anselm Drive. Campus is approximately one mile on right. Visitor parking is available behind Alumni Hall. Driving Distances 1 -3 Hours Augusta, ME Hartford, CT Montpelier, VT Providence, RI Springfield, MA 4 - 6 Hours Albany, NY New York, NY Philadelphia, PA 7 - 9 Hours Baltimore, MD Buffalo, NY Washington, DC