Assumption College

500 Salisbury St, Worcester, United States
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Overview of Assumption College

About this school

Assumption, founded in 1904, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 175-acre campus is located in Worcester, approximately three miles from the center of the city.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,940
    • Men:822 (42.4%)
    • Women:1,118 (57.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Assumption College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
February 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
500 Salisbury Street
City, State, Zip
Worcester, MA  01609-1296
Phone
(508) 767-7285
Fax
(508) 799-4412
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 8
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1, 12/15
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
79% of 4,508 applicants were admitted
Women
88% of 2,233 applicants were admitted
Men
70% of 2,275 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
506 (14%) of 3,561 admitted students enrolled
Women
289 (15%) of 1,959 admitted students enrolled
Men
217 (14%) of 1,602 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.34
375 And Above
19%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
579 average |530-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
55%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
586 average |540-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
37%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |23-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
18%
• Score 24 - 29
51%
• Score 18 - 23
31%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $40,958 (76.35434920398195%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,684 (23.645650796018046%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Assumption College accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 16
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002118
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
460 (93.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
406 (88.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
405 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
100 (24.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$28,121
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 405 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,496
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 322 (79.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,910
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 65 (16.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
72 (14.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,891

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,606 (83.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,442 (89.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,439 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
399 (27.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$27,681
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,438 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,325
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,158 (80.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,155
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 229 (15.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
415 (21.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,806

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,652

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


143

Part-Time Faculty


88

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


56%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 34% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 44% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 62% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
338,844

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
361
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Assumption College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


82.4%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


68.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


70.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


71.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (34)


  • Accounting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Theology/Theological Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, forestry, special education, rehabilitation counseling, school counseling; law (JD) with Duquesne U School of Law, Western NE College School of Law, Vermont Law School; optometry with New England College of Optometry; osteopathic medicine with Des Moines U; environmental science with Duke U

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (15)


  • Accounting
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Economics
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


182,669

Nearest Metropolitan Area


180 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Boston

Weather


Temperature
15 average low in January, 74.5 average high in September
Rain
133 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
50 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Worcester
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Worcester

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


85% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


15%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Greyhound
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, ice hockey, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Assumption College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, television station, volunteer center, campus activities board, student government, campus ministry, intramural sports

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,925

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,940
Women
1,118
Men
822

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.6% Asian
  • 5.5% Black/African-American
  • 7.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 78.5% White
  • 3.7% Unknown

International Students


2.2% from 21 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


394

Student Resources

Study resources