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Stonehill is a Catholic college that values integrity, tradition and the rewards that come when you pair rigorous academics with world-class faculty committed to helping students find their purpose in life. We combine traditional liberal arts disciplines with outstanding resources in business, science and pre-professional fields. Add our nationally recognized experiential learning, and you have graduates who are compassionate leaders and global thinkers. More than 80% of our students study abroad, complete an internship or perform field research and our record of students finding jobs before graduating is twice the national average. We offer an academic program that fosters 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 39 academic majors and 44 minors in the liberal arts, business, science and pre-professional fields.

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Overview

Applicants
6,260
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average HS GPA
3.32

GPA Breakdown

13%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
550 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 630
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required

Deadlines

Early Decision — December 1

Early Action — November 1

Regular — January 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Talent / Ability

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
284
with Terminal Degree
201

147
Men
137
Women
31
Minority
6
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
77%
Graduate in 5 years
80%
Graduate in 6 years
80%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization.
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Neuroscience.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Christian Studies.
  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Astronomy.
  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.
  • Planetary Astronomy and Science.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.


Students Say

Stonehill College, resting between Boston and Providence, is a place where students say "I can be myself," and "I am supported in all my endeavors" by a community of people who "want [me] to succeed." At this Roman Catholic liberal arts college students feel like the academics place a productive emphasis on developing all the "necessary training, knowledge and skills that will allow us to succeed post-graduation." "My resumè is unique, and I feel secure that I will have a successful job after I leave," one student reports, listing "a full-time internship in L.A." and the chance to travel "abroad to do service in South Africa next semester" among the career-building opportunities to be found at Stonehill. Students also praise "the invaluable Career Development Center, providing ample career opportunities and professional training." This "strong liberal arts program geared toward traditional students" provides students with "fully-integrated classrooms and laboratories" and professors who are "friendly, with intimate class sizes of ten to twenty-five students." The "knowledgeable and passionate" professors are "accessible to students" outside of class and "challenge students to work hard and think critically." They are genuinely interested in their students and want to help them succeed. They "really do care about you and make an effort to get to know you (academically as well as outside the classroom, i.e. hobbies, etc.). One student describes a professor they had their first semester who "still says hi to me when he sees me in the hallways (and I haven't had him as a professor in three years)," and many other students tell us about how professors are "willing to meet with you to go over a test or paper" to make sure "you succeed."

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Thomas May
Chairman of the Board, Viacom, Inc.

David Simas
CEO, The Obama Foundation

Robert Rivers
President & CEO, Eastern Bank

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, New York Academy of Medicine

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
77%
Graduate in 5 years
80%
Graduate in 6 years
80%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,901

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,209

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,781

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
77%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$36,502

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$22,780

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$41,300
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$893

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

On-Campus Room and Board
$15,760
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,498
Foreign Countries Represented
11

Demographics

1.92%
Asian
4.37%
African-American
4.49%
Hispanic
84.76%
Caucasian
1.52%
Unknown

59% female
41% male
40% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Students Say

Stonehill students are quick to tell you just how nice everyone is. People "always say hello even if they don't know you," and "if you run out of money at the dining hall someone will almost always help you out." It is rare to "see people eating alone in the cafeteria," and students say they "strive towards creating an accepting, welcoming community and [that they] are committed to making our world just for all." Demographically, "Stonehill is primarily white, Catholic students from New England," though some students say that the administration has "been working on [increasing diversity] in the past couple years." Stonehill is a place where you will find people who are "kind and thoughtful," "friendly to everyone and passionate about their areas of study, service and [extracurricular activities]."

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Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

Stonehill College is "aesthetically beautiful, idealistically comfortable with a suburban yet grandiose green appeal." Life during the week is structured around academics, and you will find students "[making] use of one of the countless awesome study spots on campus to do some homework alone or with friends" or else "scattered about doing various different clubs and sports, and eating in the dining hall." Study-weary students can always find a chance to relax and enjoy themselves at "fun events around campus both during the week and on weekends, between sporting events, intense BINGO, a musical or dancing performance, or other fun activities." Students try to "make an effort to volunteer both on and off campus to give back to the community," either "on campus volunteering at the farm...to help provide fresh produce to the surrounding area" or at a local organization, like the "Big Sister Big Brother program." Stonehill students are an active bunch; "When it's nice out, you can expect to see people playing frisbee or spikeball on the quad," and "intramural sports is a big [past] time." It isn't a "huge party school," but "many upperclassmen students party...on-campus and off-campus on Thursday and there are parties on-campus on Friday and Saturday nights."

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Eileen Bellemore

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
80
Number of Honor Societies
24

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

38% participate in intramural sports
19% 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)
12 Sports

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

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: LGBTQ Resource Portal: http://www.stonehill.edu/offices-services/intercultural-affairs/lgbtq/ lots of info her on what we offer Programs and Training: http://www.stonehill.edu/offices-services/intercultural-affairs/lgbtq/programs-trainings/ LGBTQ Self- Identified group & LGBTQ+ Employee Group: http://www.stonehill.edu/offices-services/intercultural-affairs/lgbtq/additional-on-campus-support/ LGBTQ+ Employee Faculty and Staff Listing: http://www.stonehill.edu/offices-services/intercultural-affairs/lgbtq/additional-on-campus-support/lgbtq-faculty-staff-resource-list/ Kente & Rainbow Ceremony: http://www.stonehill.edu/offices-services/intercultural-affairs/signature-events/kente-and-rainbow-ceremonies/ Pride Club

Minority Support Groups
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.

84/99
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

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Catherine C. Capolupo
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Address
Office of Admission
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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