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Stonehill College is a private institution that was founded in 1948. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,471, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 384 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Stonehill College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 100. Its tuition and fees are $35,110 (2012-13).
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Stonehill College, founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, is an academically challenging, welcoming community on a beautiful, vibrant campus just outside of Boston. Our mission is "to educate the whole person so that each graduate thinks, acts, and leads with courage toward the creation of a more just and compassionate world." EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: Stonehill is in the top 10% of colleges nationwide in enriching educational experiences such as internships, study abroad, and co-curricular programs, according to the National Survey of Student Engagement. Approximately 80% of our students complete an internship, study abroad, or practicum and field experience by the time they graduate. Stonehill students intern nationally and internationally in locations from New York City, Washington, D.C., and Boston to Dublin, London, Madrid and Paris. The Institute of International Education ranks Stonehill 13th in the country among baccalaureate institutions for semester study abroad programs. A total of 235 Stonehill students studied abroad this academic year, in programs that spanned 26 countries from Chile to China and Oman to Uganda. CORNERSTONE PROGRAM: The core of Stonehill's "liberal arts-plus" curriculum is the Cornerstone Program. Through this initiative, students are prepared for a life of learning, leadership, and responsible citizenship by taking interdisciplinary Learning Communities, courses in ethics, the sciences, language, and more, and a major Capstone course for seniors in which students demonstrate mastery of their academic discipline. INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION: Classes are kept small so that Stonehill's accomplished and accessible faculty can champion and challenge our students during all four years. Since its inception in 1996, the Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program has involved 375 students working alongside professors to conduct, publish, and present research in a broad range of disciplines from biochemistry to education. ATHLETICS MEET ACADEMICS: Stonehill ranks #2 in NCAA Division II academic/athletic colleges in the country according to the National Collegiate Scouting Association, as well as ranking consistently at the top level across all three NCAA Divisions, including powerhouses such as Duke, Stanford, and Notre Dame. Over 50% of students involved in athletic programs achieve GPAs of 3.2 or higher; the average GPA of all 400+ current student-athletes is 3.1. CHARACTER AND VALUES: As a Catholic college, Stonehill has a strong commitment to community service. Each year, approximately 1,600 Stonehill students participate in volunteer outreach. Last year, our students provided more than 95,000 hours of service to numerous nonprofit and civic groups. Our significant opportunities for community service this year include eleven alternative spring break H.O.P.E. trips for nearly 200 students to sites from Honduras to New Orleans and Tennessee. Since their inception in 1998, more than 1,200 students have gone on H.O.P.E. trips in the U.S. and abroad. STRONG OUTCOMES: Our students and alumni succeed because the entire college community collaborates to help them develop the knowledge, skills, and character to meet their professional goals and live lives of purpose and integrity. Of a recent Stonehill graduating class, 98% were employed within one year of graduation at corporations like PayPal, CBS Films and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 37% attended medical, law, or other graduate programs at institutions like Georgetown and London School of Economics, and 7% joined volunteer service program such as Teach for America and Peace Corps. "Everyone on campus wants to help you achieve your fullest potential. I think that in a very real sense, getting that sort of nurturing attention makes it easier for you to contribute to the community in turn." - John Hanawalt '10
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Stonehill College, it's important to note the application deadline is January 15, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are November 1 and November 1, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 15. The application fee at Stonehill College is $60. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 65.2 percent and an early acceptance rate of 71.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||65.2%|
|Application deadline||January 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Stonehill College is 13:1, and the school has 50.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Stonehill College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 89.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||78|
|Five most popular majors for 2011 graduates|
Stonehill College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,471, with a gender distribution of 38.6 percent male students and 61.4 percent female students. At this school, 91.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 7.0 percent of students live off campus. Stonehill College is part of the NCAA II 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 II|
Campus Info & Services
Stonehill College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Stonehill College 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 Stonehill College, 30 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Stonehill College.
|Students who have cars on campus||30%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Stonehill College, 57.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $18,871.
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|Tuition and fees||$35,110 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$13,310 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data