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Saint Anselm College

Manchester, New Hampshire

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Saint Anselm College overview
Location Manchester, New Hampshire
Online anselm.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Saint Anselm College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Saint Anselm College is a private Benedictine liberal arts college in Manchester, New Hampshire, located on a picturesque 400-acre campus with a mix of traditional and modern architectural styles. Founded in 1889 by the Order of Saint Benedict, the institution offers a rigorous academic experience rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition. The college is known for its strong programs in nursing, criminal justice, and politics, with the latter underscored by its frequent role in the New Hampshire presidential primary debates. Saint Anselm features a primarily residential campus, offering a range of housing options for students. The college has a moderately selective admissions process and places emphasis on a holistic review of applicants. While not primarily known for its athletics, Saint Anselm participates in Division II sports as the Hawks. Its proximity to Boston allows for a blend of serene campus life and access to metropolitan resources and internships.

In the most recent statistical year 3,514 prospective students applied, and 2,892 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 528 enrolled in the school.  1,955 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 22 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $43,940 plus fees of $1,400. Saint Anselm College is ranked 218 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Saint Anselm College is rated within the top 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 1120/1290
ACT 26/30
GPA 3.39

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Feb 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Saint Anselm College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,400
Room and Board $16,000
Budget for Other Expenses$3,280
Total One Year Cost$65,620

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$60,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

73% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Saint Anselm College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Social Sciences 23%
Health Professions 14%
Psychology 8%
History 6%

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