Anna Maria College

Paxton, MA

Anna Maria is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded in 1946 as a college for women, it began admitting men in 1973. Its 180-acre campus is set on the grounds of a 19th century estate, eight miles from Worcester.

Website: www.annamaria.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,128
Undergraduate
Students
(60.5%) 683 Women
(39.5%) 445 Men
340
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
80% of 1,785 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.78
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$52,090
Tuition and Fees
$37,860
Room and Board
$14,230
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
$30,516
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
38
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Paxton Population
4,806
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
10.5% Black/African-American
8.4% Hispanic/Latino
1.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.7% White
8.5% Unknown
International Students
0.4%
First-Year Students Returning
65.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
25.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% 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 recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History 2  
Academic Electives 4  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Not used if submitted Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
50 Sunset Lane
City, State, Zip
Paxton, MA 01612
Phone
(508) 849-3360
Fax
 
E-mail
admission@annamaria.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Audition for music programs, portfolio for art programs recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
80% of 1,785 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 1,079 applicants were admitted
Men
76% of 706 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
344 (24%) of 1,429 admitted students enrolled
Women
207 (23%) of 895 admitted students enrolled
Men
137 (26%) of 534 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
2.78
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$52,090
Tuition and Fees
$37,860
Room and Board
$14,230
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002117
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
208 (95.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
208 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
208 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
18 (8.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$30,516
Need-Based Gift
Received by 173 (83.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,621
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 206 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,199
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 191 (91.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1 (.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,000

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
681 (87.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
675 (99.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
675 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
98 (14.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$28,771
Need-Based Gift
Received by 588 (87.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,830
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 665 (98.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,132
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 641 (95.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
34 (4.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,175

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Previous College Experience
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fire Science/Fire-fighting
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Nursing Science
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Security and Loss Prevention Services
  • Small Business Administration/Management
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Voice and Opera
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Public administration and social services
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
38
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
192,696
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
86
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • English Education
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Public Administration

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Paxton Population
4,806
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Campus Size
192 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Worcester
Nearest Train Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Worcester

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
40%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running     x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running    
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, habitat for humanity, social action group, chorus club, alana, programming board - amcab
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,128
Women
683 (60.5%)
Men
445 (39.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
811
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
10.5% Black/African-American
8.4% Hispanic/Latino
1.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.7% White
8.5% Unknown
International Students.
0.4%
Average Age
25
All Graduate Students
340

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
65.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
25.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
32.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
34.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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