Stonehill College

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320 Washington Street

Easton, MA 02357

Phone: (508) 565-1000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Jan. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Stonehill College is a private institution that was founded in 1948. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,602, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 384 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Stonehill College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 115. Its tuition and fees are $36,160 (2013-14).

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

Stonehill College is a selective school that values integrity, tradition and the rewards that come when you pair bright and ambitious students with rigorous academics and a world-class faculty committed to student success. A Catholic college founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, our distinctive approach to liberal arts education melds challenging courses with nationally recognized experiential learning to shape graduates into compassionate leaders and global thinkers. EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: The National Survey of Student Engagement ranks Stonehill in the top 10 percent of colleges nationwide for its enriching educational experiences, such as competitive internships, nationally ranked study-abroad opportunities, and co-curricular programs. About 91% of our students complete an internship, study abroad, or gain practicum and field experience by the time they graduate. Stonehill students intern nationally and internationally in locations ranging from New York, Washington, and Boston to Dublin, London, Madrid and Paris. The Institute of International Education ranks Stonehill 13th nationally among baccalaureate institutions for semester study abroad programs. This past year, 235 Stonehill students studied abroad in programs that spanned 50 countries from Chile to China and Thailand to Uganda. CORNERSTONE PROGRAM: All of our 80+ academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences and business are built around the Cornerstone Program. Through this initiative, students are prepared for lives of learning, leadership, and responsible citizenship. It combines interdisciplinary Learning Communities, courses in ethics, the sciences, language, and more, along with 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 students during all four years. In addition, the Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program every summer pairs students with professors to conduct, publish, and present research in a broad range of disciplines from biochemistry to education. ATHLETICS MEET ACADEMICS: Stonehill's NCAA Division II athletes succeed on the field and in the classroom. Our athletes' 98% percent academic success rate is among the highest in the division and more than 50% of them achieve GPAs of 3.2 or higher. CHARACTER AND VALUES: As a Catholic college, Stonehill has a strong commitment to community service. Each year, about 2,000 Stonehill students participate in volunteer outreach. Last year, our students provided more than 95,000 hours of service to nonprofit and civic groups. Opportunities for community service this year include 11 alternative spring break trips for nearly 200 students to sites from Honduras to New Orleans and Tennessee. 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. Within one year of graduation, 98 percent of Stonehill graduates over the last five years were employed, doing service work, or in graduate school. Last year, 53 percent of graduating seniors were employed at organizations such as Goldman Sachs, the New England Patriots, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Others joined or applied for yearlong volunteer service programs such as the Peace Corps, Teach for America, AmeriCorps, and World Teach.
"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
"More than anything, it's the availability of experiences like community-based learning, H.O.P.E. trips, Into the Streets, etc., that allows Stonehill students to discover what they are passionate about." - Sean Moran '13

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1948
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $146,701,998


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 selective, with an acceptance rate of 79.9 percent and an early acceptance rate of 84.6 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 79.9%
Application deadline January 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by January 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Stonehill College is 13:1, and the school has 48.9 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; Psychology; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 88.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 79%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 23%
Social Sciences 17%
Psychology 14%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 7%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 6%

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Student Life

Stonehill College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,602, with a gender distribution of 38.7 percent male students and 61.3 percent female students. At this school, 93 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 7 percent of students live off campus. Stonehill College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,602
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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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, 42 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Stonehill College.

Students who have cars on campus 42%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Stonehill College, 58.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $20,657.

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Tuition and fees $36,160 (2013-14)
Room and board $13,710 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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