Elms College

Chicopee, MA

Elms College

Chicopee, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$38,391

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
20%
500-599
54%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
54%
400-499
30%
300-399
5%
24-29
29%
18-23
57%
12-17
14%
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undergraduateRatios

24%

male

76%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 657
Declined 218
Total Received 875
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Private

1,123

undergraduate students

372

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 1,495
Established in 1928
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

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: Suburbs
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Bradley International

Elms College
291 Springfield Street
Chicopee, MA
01013

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
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Campus Facts

  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
20%
500-599
54%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
54%
400-499
30%
300-399
5%
24-29
29%
18-23
57%
12-17
14%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.48

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 657
Declined 218
Total Received 875

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

application essay
class rank

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 11
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Cross-country running, Soccer, Swimming and diving, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Cross-country running, Field hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Volleyball, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Chemistry, General
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
Computer Graphics
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Mathematics, General
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

1,495

total students

72%

in-state

28%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

1,123
students

Female
76%
848

Male
24%
275

25%

372
students

Female
78%
290

Male
22%
82

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

997
students

Female
76%
754

Male
24%
243

12%

126
students

Female
75%
94

Male
25%
32

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 82%
Student 4 year graduation rate 65%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
23%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

253

Transfer students enrolled

17%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

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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