Light the way.
Assumption 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, faculty, and staff thrive in the intellectually stimulating, dynamic, and supportive community.
Prepare for a world that doesn’t stand still
In a world characterized by continuous change, today’s most coveted jobs may no longer exist tomorrow. Assumption’s liberal arts education offers the ideal preparation for you to thrive in any career—today, tomorrow, and 20 years from now. You’ll always be ready for what’s next—even those jobs that do not yet exist—with the ability to adapt quickly and confidently to change even as the ground shifts beneath your feet.
Your academic journey will combine courses in your areas of greatest interest with our strategically designed core curriculum—enabling you to simultaneously develop in-depth understanding in your field and timeless skills that are coveted by employers in every industry.
And, like the vast majority of our students, you will put your knowledge and skills to the test before you graduate—gaining real-world experience that enables you to make valuable contributions the moment you launch your career. Through internships, practicums, group projects, research, study abroad, service learning, club activities, and more, you’ll become a skilled collaborator and leader, confident in your ability to turn your ideas and efforts into positive change.
Exceptional academics starts with exceptional people
There are a great number of things that set the Assumption academic experience apart. One of the most important—one that makes all the difference—is the incredible people you’ll learn with.
At Assumption, you’ll take courses from professors who are influencers in their fields—professors just as eager to help you succeed as they are in advancing in their discipline. You’ll study with—and learn from—smart and talented students from all corners of the globe. And, our emphasis on experiential learning offers you opportunities to work closely with leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, gaining invaluable industry insight while making career-launching connections.
Be who you are. Become what you imagine.
As part of the Assumption community, you will do much more than broaden your knowledge. You’ll challenge your perspectives, test your abilities, leap outside your comfort zone, make lifelong friends, and expand your possibilities. Inclusive, supportive, and opportunity-rich, Assumption is a place where you’ll feel comfortable being yourself, exploring your potential, and pursuing every interest. You’ll achieve more than you ever thought possible, and embark on an exciting journey to a fulfilling, rewarding, and impactful life.
Everything you need to learn, grow, and achieve
Assumption offers round-the-clock access to opportunity. No matter what interests you, you’ll find a club, class, event, or resource that allows you to do it. Study at Assumption’s Rome campus for a semester. Take yoga and martial arts classes. Complete a life-changing internship in Worcester. Join the philosophy club, or create a new club with your friends. If you can dream it, at Assumption, you can do it.
Maximum support in all that you do
Assumption cultivates an environment in which you’ll feel at ease expressing yourself, exploring your passions, and discovering new possibilities. You’ll be surrounded by diverse and interesting people who support and encourage you in every endeavor, from roommates, teammates, and classmates to career counselors, faculty advisors, coaches, and ministry staff.
Assumption is small—and that’s a big deal.
With 2,000 undergraduates, Assumption is a university where each student is known and valued. You’ll forge close, personal relationships with peers and professors whose ideas and backgrounds will enrich your education—and help illuminate your path.
Enjoy a stunning and vibrant campus
There’s a good reason nearly 90% of our undergraduates live on campus all four years. Our campus is beautiful, comfortable, rich with amenities, and buzzing with activity around the clock.
Enrich your experience through cocurriculars
Participate in student government. Join the kickball team or running club. Write for Muse, Assumption’s literary magazine. With nearly 60 clubs and organizations, you’ll have ample opportunity to exercise your mind and body.
Nurture your spiritual growth
Catholic students, students of other faiths, and those still searching all find at Assumption an open and welcoming environment in which to explore their spiritual side.
Fostering your commitment to improve your life and the lives of others is central to Assumption’s mission. You can put your ideas into action in the ways that matter to you most, from promoting sustainable practices on campus to rebuilding homes in Alabama on a service trip.
Assumption offers myriad ways to connect more deeply with God, the world, and oneself.
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Acknowledged as a top institution in the North region, moving up nine spots from the previous year | U.S. News & World Report (2022)
A Top Performer on Social Mobility | U.S. News & World Report
A Best Value School | U.S. News & World Report
Our leafy 185-acre campus is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood of Worcester, Massachusetts. Live in a beautiful environment—while enjoying all that New England’s second-largest city has to offer.
Our second campus in Rome, Italy, offers you the option of a one-of-a-kind study abroad experience. Immerse yourself in the art, culture, and history of one of the world’s most storied cities.
At Assumption, leading such a life begins with knowing that you are made in the image and likeness of God who deeply loves you. The opportunities you will have to grow spiritually at Assumption will empower you to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation to young people: “You are the ones who hold the key to the future! Continue to fight apathy and to offer a Christian response to the social and political troubles emerging in different parts of the world.”
Worship in Ways that Make Sense for You
From gathering with friends at Mass to spending time in reflection in the interfaith prayer room, from singing or playing an instrument in music ministry to beginning your day at Morning Prayer with the Assumptionist priests and brothers, Assumption provides a variety of ways to deepen your faith through prayer and worship. Students of all (or no) faith traditions are always welcome.