Elms College

Chicopee, MA

Elms College

Chicopee, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$38,391

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
590
25th
500
75th
580
25th
500
75th
24
25th
21
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undergraduateRatios

27%

male

73%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,032
Declined 447
Total Received 1,479
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Private

1,330

undergraduate students

498

graduate students

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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 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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,828
Established in 1928
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

Social Networks

32-acre, suburban campus in Chicopee (population: 55,515), two miles from Springfield and 90 miles from Boston. Major airports serve Windsor Locks, CT. (25 miles) and Boston; bus and train serve Springfield. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Elms College
291 Springfield Street
Chicopee, MA
01013

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
62%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
8%
Top 1/4
38%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
590
25th
500
75th
580
25th
500
75th
24
25th
21

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,032
Declined 447
Total Received 1,479

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

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Financial Aid

87%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$18,368

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $36,596
Housing & Food $14,010
Additional fees $1,795
Books & supplies $1,150
Total $53,551
Average Financial Aid - $18,368
Total with Avg. Aid $35,183

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 413 594-2761
F: 413 594-2781
finaid@elms.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Golf yes
Lacrosse yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes yes

Intramural/Recreational Sports

cheerleading, dance team

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Collegiate Conference, North Eastern Collegiate Volleyball Association, New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other. yes yes
Computer Graphics. yes
Computer Science. yes
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other. yes
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance. yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes
Education, General. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Financial Planning and Services. yes
History, General. yes
Legal Assistant/Paralegal. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Marketing, Other. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist. yes
Nursing Education. yes
Nursing Science. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Psychology, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Religious Education. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Writing, General. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Education
  3. Social Work

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,828

total students

79%

in-state

21%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

73%

1,330
students

Female
73%
966

Male
27%
364

27%

498
students

Female
77%
383

Male
23%
115

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

75%

996
students

Female
76%
756

Male
24%
240

25%

334
students

Female
63%
210

Male
37%
124

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
31%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

12%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 2
Countries most often represented Poland
Tanzania
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors

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