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Elms College
Chicopee, MA
Elms, founded in 1928, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college originally for women; it became coeducational in 1997.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,188
   Women 887 (74.7%)
   Men 301 (25.3%)
Graduate Students 416
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 76% of 684 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.34
SAT Math 420-520 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 420-535 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 19-23 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $49,256
  Tuition and Fees $33,470
  Room and Board $12,236
Average Percent of Need Met 75%
Average Freshman Award $27,701
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 60
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Chicopee Population 55,717
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 69% of freshmen, 30% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
12.1% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.3% White
20.8% Unknown
International Students 0.7% from 25 countries
First-Year Students Returning 81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 58.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported