Assumption College

Assumption College, established in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption, is an institution known for its classic liberal arts curriculum and strong academic programs in business and professional studies. Our 2,000 undergraduates choose from 41 majors and 48 minors and explore the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The academic atmosphere is distinguished by individual attention and the quest for personal excellence. Undergraduate and graduate students join with faculty and staff in a thriving academic, social and spiritual community.Knowledge gained in the classroom is enhanced by practical application through internships and community service-learning opportunities. Students obtain professional experience and explore career options at local, national and international internship sites in virtually every field. Service-learning classes coordinate activities with nonprofit agencies and organizations so that students can integrate classroom learning with projects that benefit the broader community. A culture of mentorship helps each student find his or her path in life. Small class sizes allow professors to get to know and develop close bonds with students, and faculty-student research partnerships break exciting new ground while preparing students for future careers.Assumption has developed several targeted programs to forge and further these bonds. Our Honors program enables a deeper focus on academic interests. The College's SOPHIA Initiative is specially designed to help sophomore students discover a deeper connection between their spiritual, personal and professional lives.Assumption's First Year Program, Common Pursuit of Academic and Social Success (COMPASS), provides new students with an introduction to the liberal arts as well as a ready-made social group centered around academics. COMPASS offers an environment where students can grow and challenge one another as they share their journey into college life.Assumptions campus in the heart of Rome, Italy utilizes the city and the country as a classroom, enriching students academic and cultural pursuits and studies. The campus was recently named one of the top 10 "study abroad programs in America." Other students opt to spend a semester abroad as part of their undergraduate studies.The College encourages students to balance the intellectual, social, spiritual aspects of their lives. Students can participate in more than 60 campus clubs and organizations, including groups focused on shared academic interests, arts and entertainment, student government, service organizations, sports and spiritual program initiatives, as well as 23 intercollegiate sports and a number of club and intramural sports.At Assumption, 87 percent of the undergraduates live on campus all four years, with on-campus housing guaranteed. The beautiful, 185-acre campus is located in a residential section of Worcester, just a short distance from downtown.Worcester is a vibrant college-town home to 30,000 students and offers numerous opportunities for internships and entertainment, including exceptional restaurants, cultural venues and retail options. The city offers easily accessible public transportation, with Boston, Providence and Hartford about an hour away.Assumption and 11 other institutions in the region are members of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts, which offers students cross-registration for academic credit at any of the participating colleges and access to their social and cultural events.Assumption College was founded on the premise that discovering truth means not only learning how to find answers but also how to ask the right questions. Our curriculum is grounded in challenging students to make their own discoveries and to grow and change as people, not just as scholars. Assumption graduates are known for their critical thinking, engaged citizenship and compassionate service.

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Private, Coed 1904 N/A Semester $93.9 million + 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609 (508) 767-7000
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66 100.0 Massachusetts Worcester 938