Emmanuel College

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400 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

Phone: (617) 277-9340
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Feb. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#54 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Emmanuel College is a private institution that was founded in 1919. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,198, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 17 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Emmanuel College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 54. Its tuition and fees are $34,670 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Mission: To educate students in a dynamic learning community rooted in the liberal arts and sciences and shaped by strong ethical values, a commitment to social justice and service, the Catholic intellectual tradition and the global mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

Vision: Emmanuel will be widely esteemed as the college in the heart of Boston that leads the nation in combining an extraordinary liberal arts and sciences education in the Catholic intellectual tradition with a commitment to strong relationships, ethical values and service to others. Students will choose Emmanuel as the place to develop in every respect while preparing for lives of leadership, professional achievement, global engagement and profound purpose.

Founded in 1919 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as the first Catholic college for women in New England, Emmanuel today is a coeducational, residential college with a 17-acre campus in the heart of Boston's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities. Emmanuel enrolls more than 2,500 students including 1,800 traditional undergraduate students from 33 states and 35 countries.

At Emmanuel College, excellence in the liberal arts and sciences intersects with experiential learning opportunities, including student-faculty collaboration on research and scholarship; internships with an array of corporations, institutions and nonprofits; service learning; study abroad programs; and scores of co-curricular activities that promote engagement and leadership. The College offers more than 50 majors, minors and concentrations in the liberal arts and sciences, along with graduate programs in education, nursing and management.

Emmanuel College is a values-based community that fosters a free exchange of ideas in which all questions, including those touching on faith, ethics and values are discussed openly and vibrantly.

A strong sense of community allows students to connect easily with each other and faculty mentors, forming enduring relationships that enhance learning.

An Emmanuel College education challenges students to become leaders and professionals who are critical thinkers, ethical decision-makers and engaged members of the local community and global society.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1919
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $64,684,513


When applying to Emmanuel College, it's important to note the application deadline is February 15, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are November 15 and November 1, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 15. The application fee at Emmanuel College is $60. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 50 percent and an early acceptance rate of 77 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 50.0%
Application deadline February 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by February 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Emmanuel College is 14:1, and the school has 45.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Emmanuel College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 50%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 17%
Psychology 11%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 10%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 10%
Social Sciences 8%

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Student Life

Emmanuel College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,198, with a gender distribution of 27.9 percent male students and 72.1 percent female students. At this school, 74 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 26 percent of students live off campus. Emmanuel College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,488
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
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

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Campus Info & Services

Emmanuel College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Emmanuel College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Emmanuel College, 5 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Emmanuel College.

Students who have cars on campus 5%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Emmanuel College, 82.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $18,336.

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Tuition and fees $34,670 (2013-14)
Room and board $13,315 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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