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Light the way.


ssumption College has been lighting the way since 1904 as students pursue a robust educational experience grounded in a classic liberal arts curriculum and rich academic programs in business and professional studies. The College founders, the Augustinians of the Assumption, understood the true value of the Catholic intellectual tradition in the cultivation of both the intellect and personal values of students. Today undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty and staff thrive in the intellectually stimulating, dynamic, and supportive community.

Academic excellence
Assumption’s 2,000+ undergraduates can choose from among 43 majors and 48 minors. The education is formative and transformative—developing a student’s mind, heart, and soul.
Some of the most popular liberal arts disciplines include English (with concentrations in literature or writing and mass communications), history, political science, psychology, and the natural sciences—biology, biotechnology and molecular biology, chemistry, and environmental science. Other popular academic programs include education, human services and rehabilitation studies, and business disciplines such as accounting, international business, management, marketing, and organizational communication.
To smooth the transition to college,
Assumption’s Tagaste Project links courses from two disciplines so 20 first-year students are paired with two faculty members during the fall and spring semesters, creating a strong academic and social community. The Academic Support Center provides free peer tutoring and a professional staff who can assist students with specific subject matter.

Experiential learning
Practical experience is essential to future success. Assumption connects students to a wide variety of local, regional, and international internships, and over 75% of 2015 graduates participated in an internship.
Assumption has opened a campus in the heart of Rome, or undergraduates can choose among 50 other study abroad sites. On campus, Community Service Learning courses and the Reach Out Center connect students with nonprofit agencies, schools, and individuals who can benefit from students’ knowledge and skills.
Career Services works with first-
year students and sophomores to set individual goals, explore academic interests and career options, and build electronic portfolios. Success begins on day one.

Our faculty 
Assumption faculty are active teacher-
scholars in their disciplines who present their research at conferences, write books and articles, and get published in highly regarded journals. There is a strong commitment to developing each student’s potential, and with a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, professors get to know their students and mentor, encourage, and help them succeed. Virtually all of Assumption’s academic advisors are full-time faculty.
Our community
Assumption is in a beautiful residential neighborhood just minutes from downtown Worcester, Massachusetts, the second-largest city in New England. On-campus housing is guaranteed for all four years, and 90% of undergraduates live in a variety of traditional residence halls, suites, and apartments.
The campus is active seven days a week with more than 60 student clubs and organizations and many campus events—from movies and concerts to theatrical performances and intercollegiate, club, and intramural sports. The vibrant Campus Ministry programs provide students with rich opportunities to deepen their faith and spiritual growth.
Worcester is a college town, home to 30,000 students and great restaurants; cultural, retail, and entertainment options; and professional sports teams. The campus is an hour’s drive from both Boston and Providence, and there is frequent daily train service to Boston.
    The College has heavily invested in its facilities, programs, and technology. The state-of-the-art Testa Science Center houses student-faculty research laboratories, a greenhouse, and classrooms. The stadium and athletic facilities support Assumption’s strong intercollegiate teams and the physical well-being of the entire campus. The beautiful Chapel of the Holy Spirit and the Campus Ministry Center are at the heart of campus, where students can choose to participate in daily liturgies, student-led prayer services, and personal reflection.
Whatever a student’s faith, the Assumption experience helps develop a set of values that encourages students to use their knowledge in service for others. It is an atmosphere that is intellectually challenging, personally rewarding, and spiritually fulfilling. Assumption College is where the spirit of learning and community thrives and lights the way for others to follow.n

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No tuition increases for four years
Extended for a third consecutive year, Assumption Assurance is a quality education matched with a pricing policy that provides students and their families with the security of stable tuition rates. The 2016–2017 tuition rate is the rate the Class of 2020 will pay for their four years at Assumption.
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At a Glance

Cost (2015–2016):
Tuition is $35,510; room and board is $11,264.
(The Assumption Assurance program ensures that members of the Class of 2020 will have their tuition rate frozen for four years at the 2016–2017 rate.)

Financial Aid: Approximately 90% of the full-time student body receives aid from the College and federal and state sources. The College offers renewable merit awards to qualified students in support of academic excellence and student leadership.

Academic Reputation: The Princeton Review named Assumption one of the “380 Best Colleges,” and U.S.News &
World Report
ranks Assumption as one of the best universities in the Northeast. The College has had 18 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipients, more than four times the number of any other college in the NE-10 Conference.

Athletics: Assumption competes in NCAA Division II and is a charter member of the Northeast-10 Conference. There are 11 intercollegiate men’s teams (baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track) and 13 intercollegiate women’s teams (basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, and volleyball). 

Academic Programs
• Accounting
• Actuarial Science
• Art
• Biology
- Neuroscience and Behavior concentration
• Biotechnology and Molecular Biology
• Business
• Chemistry
• Classics
• Communications
- Organizational Communication
- Writing and Mass Communications
• Community Service Learning
• Computer Science
• Criminology
• Economics
- Business concentration
- International concentration
• Education (Elementary, Middle School, Secondary)
• English
• Environmental Science
- Environmental Policy concentration
• Finance
• Foreign Languages
• French
• Global Studies
- Business concentration
• Graphic Design
• History
• Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies
• International Business
• Italian Studies
• Latin American Studies
• Management
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Music
• Occupational Therapy
• Peace and Conflict Studies
• Philosophy
• Political Science
• Psychology
- Cognitive and Brain Science
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Sport Management
• Theology
• Western Civilization
• Women’s Studies

Accelerated Master’s Degrees
• 6-in-5 M.B.A.
• 6-in-5 Rehabilitation Counseling
• 6-in-5 Special Education

• Cross-register at 11 other Worcester colleges and universities
• Engineering (University of Notre Dame)
• Environmental Science (Duke University)
• Law (six-year programs with Duquesne University, University of Vermont, Western New England University)
• Optometry
• Pharmacy
• Physical Therapy
• Physician Assistant
• Podiatry