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?
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.
Saint Anselm College “is a school with rigorous academics on the weekdays,” notes a Communication major, “and tons of different things to be involved in on the weekends.” Greek life is not “big on campus,” and though there is drinking, some say it is “frowned upon.” Students note that they like that “there aren’t too many parties.” On campus, students hang out and “watch movies,” play “pool in their dorms,” and attend “sports events.” The Campus Activities Board “brings magicians, comedians, and musicians” to campus that students can “see for free.” Students can also enjoy the “Abbey Players or various theater performances at the Dana Center,” and “many students grab a bite to eat at the Coffee Shop” afterward. “There are plenty of options to keep busy!” says an International Relations major. Including community service work, which is a “big part of Saint Anselm’s mission.”