Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH

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When faced with limitless possibilities, will you find the one that defines you?

At Saint Anselm College, you’ll be ready to do something big. Something unprecedented. Something that allows you to play to your strengths and find your passion. You’ll take a new look at the world and see how it could work better. When you’re faced with challenges, you’ll have the confidence and perspective to rise to every occasion. 

Academic excellence
A strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences will serve you well no matter what career you choose. In addition to a solid background in the academic discipline you choose, you will gain skills crucial to future success: the ability to think independently, approach challenges creatively, and communicate effectively.

Dedicated faculty
Our professors are the heart and soul of the academic experience. They’re here because they love to teach. Saint Anselm classes are small, and there are no teaching assistants—so your professors know who you are and what your goals are. They are ready to challenge you, inspire you, and guide you.

Experience that matters
To compete for jobs in a tight economy, you need experiences beyond the classroom. At Saint Anselm, practical learning experiences are limitless. Completing an internship, serving on student government, collaborating on a professor’s research, and studying abroad are a few of the ways you can enrich your education and enhance your ability to succeed in graduate school and begin your career.

Lives of purpose
Many of our incoming students already have some volunteer experience. At Saint Anselm College, their volunteer impulse can flourish. The Princeton Review and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching both commended the College for its commitment to providing service and service learning opportunities, from teaching English to new Americans to working with at-risk teens.

Political promise
Tomorrow’s leaders should have as much access as possible to today’s leaders. At Saint Anselm, every student can have that access, whether they major in Politics, Biology, or Nursing. Because New Hampshire holds the nation’s first primary, the College is a must-stop on the campaign trail and often hosts nationally televised debates. It’s not unusual to meet political figures and world leaders right on campus. In fact, 10 presidents have visited Saint Anselm College in the past 50 years.


Saint Anselm is a Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts college in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Founded: 1889; third-oldest Catholic college in New England

Enrollment: 2,015

Faculty: 153 full-time; 92% hold PhD or highest degree in their field

Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1

Retention: 91% from freshman to sophomore year

Campus: 380 acres; 60 buildings

Special Programs: Honors program, service learning, undergraduate research, study abroad, internships

Finances: 2019–2020 tuition: $40,500; room and board: $14,750; 99% receive financial aid or scholarships; average first-year financial aid package: $29,940

Academic majors

• Accounting
• American Studies
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Business
• Chemistry
• Classical Archaeology
• Classics
• Communication
• Computer Science
• Computer Science with Business
• Computer Science with Math
• Criminal Justice
• Economics
• Education Studies: Elementary and Secondary
• Engineering (3-2 Program)
• English
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Studies
• Finance
• Fine Arts
• Forensic Science
• French
• German Studies
• Great Books
• History
• International Business
• International Relations
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Mathematics with Economics
• Natural Science
• Neuroscience (Behavioral)
• Nursing
• Peace and Justice Studies
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Politics
• Pre-dental
• Pre-health
• Pre-law
• Pre-medical
• Pre-theological
• Psychology
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Theology

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