Assumption College

Worcester, MA

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.

Website: www.assumption.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,940
Undergraduate
Students
(57.6%) 1,118 Women
(42.4%) 822 Men
394
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
79% of 4,508 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.34
SAT Math
579 average
530-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
586 average
540-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$56,442
Tuition and Fees
$40,958
Room and Board
$12,684
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Freshman Award
$28,121
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
143
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
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Campus Life

Worcester Population
182,669
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
85% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Greyhound
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
82.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
62%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies    
History 2  
Academic Electives 5  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted February 15
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: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
500 Salisbury Street
City, State, Zip
Worcester, MA 01609-1296
Phone
(508) 767-7285
Fax
(508) 799-4412
E-mail
admiss@assumption.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


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
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
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
Early Decision Admission Rate
86% of 28 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
92% of 2388 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
185
Students Accepting Wait List Position
39
Students Admitted From Wait List
14

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.34
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 12%
Top quarter: 41%
Top half: 80%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$56,442
Tuition and Fees
$40,958
Room and Board
$12,684
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,800
Payment Plans
 

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
February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 16
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002118
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

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 Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

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
College/university loans

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,542
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
23
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,652
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
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
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and 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
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

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
338,844
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 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 Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • 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

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Worcester Population
182,669
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Campus Size
180 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
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 in College Housing
85% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
15%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

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
front gate security, well-lit pathways

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Swimming And Diving x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Baseball     x  
Basketball x x x x
Crew x      
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf     x  
Ice Hockey     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf    
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Baseball x  
Basketball x x
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, equestrian sports, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading, equestrian sports, ultimate Frisbee, 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
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,940
Women
1,118 (57.6%)
Men
822 (42.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,925
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
All Graduate Students
394

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
82.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
70.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
71.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
62%
Average Starting Salary
62%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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