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College of Our Lady of the Elms is a private institution. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,268 and its setting is urban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. College of Our Lady of the Elms's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 17. Its tuition and fees are $30,132 (2013-14).
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Elms College, the only Catholic college in Western Massachusetts, is a thriving coeducational institution, with a diverse student body of undergraduate, part-time and graduate students. The most popular majors at Elms fit into the school's tradition of graduates who serve the public: nursing, social work, education, business management and natural sciences. Elms College continues to honor the original mission and goal of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph and is widely recognized for the leading role it plays in identifying and supporting areas of need in the broad social arena: developing partnerships that address the needs within our community, and assisting people in the region through ongoing service projects in education, health care, social work, and spiritual development. Combining a liberal arts education with professional studies, Elms College educates students rooted in faith, educated in mind, compassionate in heart, responsive to civic and social obligations, capable of embracing change without compromising principle, and able to respond creatively to the demands of their chosen careers.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic, founded by Sisters of Saint Joseph of Springfield|
When applying to College of Our Lady of the Elms, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at College of Our Lady of the Elms is $30. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 80.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||80.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at College of Our Lady of the Elms is 11:1, and the school has 67.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at College of Our Lady of the Elms include: Education; Legal Professions and Studies; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; English Language and Literature/Letters; and Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
|4-year graduation rate||57%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
College of Our Lady of the Elms has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,268, with a gender distribution of 25.1 percent male students and 74.9 percent female students. At this school, 40 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 60 percent of students live off campus. College of Our Lady of the Elms is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
College of Our Lady of the Elms offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring. College of Our Lady of the Elms also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at College of Our Lady of the Elms, 20 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at College of Our Lady of the Elms.
|Students who have cars on campus||20%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At College of Our Lady of the Elms, 79.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,314.
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|Tuition and fees||$30,132 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$10,930 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data