At Assumption, our Catholic and Augustinian roots facilitate, in a unique way, the development of a community that reflects the richness of our diverse world.
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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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.
The Cross-Cultural Center serves as a community center for students, staff, and faculty to enhance their multicultural awareness and participate in educational programming.
The Cross-Cultural Center was established in 2002 to support the University’s efforts to attract, recruit, and serve both students of color and international students. Our mission is to create and sustain an environment that encourages and embraces the contributions of people from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Our mission at Assumption University is to introduce our students to new ideas, new people, new experiences and a broader worldview. We offer an open invitation to grow.
The Cross-Cultural Center serves as a community center for students, staff, and faculty to enhance their multicultural awareness and participate in educational programming. It is an inclusive and safe space for community members to explore their own identities and learn about other races, cultures, and religions.
Additionally, the Center collaborates and works in partnership with a variety of University departments, clubs and organizations to sponsor awareness programs, lectures, workshops, retreats and performances that explore the shared and unique experiences of the members of our community. The Center staff also work in partnership with faculty to develop programs that enhance cross-cultural understanding and emphasize human dignity, solidarity and the importance of working for justice of all people.
In addition to offering campus-wide programming on diversity-related issues, we advise, advocate and support Assumption’s ALANA (African-, Latino/Hispanic-, Asian-, and Native-American ) Network a student-run organization that plans multicultural programs and activities for students, and participate and collaborate in the ALANA Support Network that connects the various universities in the Worcester Consortium.