#26 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

Emmanuel College

Boston, Massachusetts

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Emmanuel College overview
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Online emmanuel.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Emmanuel College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Emmanuel College, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is a private Catholic liberal arts and sciences institution founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1919. This coeducational college, nestled in the heart of the city's renowned Fenway neighborhood, provides students with a suburban campus feel within an urban environment, facilitating access to the vast cultural and professional opportunities that Boston offers. Emmanuel College maintains a moderate level of selectivity in admissions, seeking to attract a diverse undergraduate student body. It offers a range of academic programs with particular strengths in the life sciences and education. While the college is not chiefly known for its athletic programs, it is a member of the NCAA Division III, competing in various sports under the team name the Saints. On-campus housing is available, accommodating a significant portion of the student population in residential facilities that foster a close-knit living-learning community.

In the most recent statistical year 5,786 prospective students applied, and 4,611 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 568 enrolled in the school.  1,814 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 198 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $44,448 plus fees of $460. Emmanuel College is ranked 421 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Emmanuel College is rated within the top 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Emmanuel College overview
SAT 1160/1310
ACT 25/30
GPA 3.6

Applications Accepted

Emmanuel College overview
Applications Due Feb 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Emmanuel College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$460
Room and Board $16,730
Budget for Other Expenses$2,452
Total One Year Cost$65,090

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$50,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

63% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Emmanuel College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Communication 10%
Psychology 10%
Social Sciences 10%
General Studies 8%

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