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Tuition & Fees

$34,578

$34,578

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
8%
500-599
33%
400-499
46%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
32%
400-499
45%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
34%
400-499
44%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
24-29
20%
18-23
64%
12-17
16%
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undergraduateRatios

25%

75%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 523
Declined + 161
Total Received 684
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Private (nonprofit)

1,188

undergraduate students

416

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Social Work
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 3283
ACT 1812

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School Facts

Elms College, founded in 1928 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, is the only Catholic College in western Massachusetts. A co-educational liberal arts college located on 25 acres in Chicopee, the school is located two miles from Springfield, approximately 20 minutes from Hartford, Connecticut, and 1-1/2 hours from Boston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,604
Established in 1928
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Chicopee, MA

32-acre, suburban campus in Chicopee (population: 55,991), two miles from Springfield and 90 miles from Boston. Major airports serve Windsor Locks, Conn. (25 miles) and Boston; bus and train serve Springfield. Public transportation serves campus.

Elms College
291 Springfield Street
Chicopee, MA 01013

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
67%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
8%
500-599
33%
400-499
46%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
32%
400-499
45%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
34%
400-499
44%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
24-29
20%
18-23
64%
12-17
16%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 523
Declined + 161
Total Received 684

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Considered

Particular talent/ability
State residency
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Joseph P. Wagner
Director of Admission
P: 800 255-ELMS
F: 413 594-2781
admissions@elms.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,391,734
State $717,474
Institutional $11,537,725
Other external $826,075
Total $15,473,008

Non-need-based

Federal $2,181
State $0
Institutional $1,405,456
Other external $98,919
Total $1,506,556

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance (Division III), New England Collegiate Conference (Division III), North Eastern Collegiate Volleyball Association (Division III)
Mascot
Blazers
School colors
green and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication Science/Disorders/Speech Pathology
Computer Information Technology
Early Childhood Education
Education
Education Studies
Elementary Education
English
Fine Arts
Graphic Design
Health Care Management
History
International Studies/Business
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Modern Languages
Natural Sciences
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Paralegal Studies
Paralegal/Social Services
Professional Studies
Psychology
Religious Studies
Secondary Education
Social Media
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Needs Education
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Speech/Language Pathology Assistant
Sport Management
Teaching
Teaching English as a Second Language
Theology
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Undergraduate

74%

1,188
students

Female
75%
887

Male
25%
301

Graduate

26%

416
students

Female
80%
333

Male
20%
83

undergraduateFull-time

80%

954
students

Female
75%
708

Male
25%
246

undergraduatePart-time

20%

234
students

Female
77%
179

Male
23%
55

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

Transfer Admissions

68%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of Some
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

Not Reported

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

Not Reported

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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

Not Reported

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Brazil
Ghana
Jamaica
Japan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Zuzanna Zaluga
Transfer and International Admissions Counselor
413 265-2205
zalugaz@elms.edu

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