Anna Maria College Admissions

Admissions Information, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More

Anna Maria College
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Anna Maria College Admissions Overview:

To apply to Anna Maria College, interested students can use the college's application, or can submit the Common Application. In addition, applicants must submit a high school transcript, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. If applying with the Common Application, students can use those essay topics to write their essay. Students do not need to submit any test scores for consideration. Anna Maria College has a fairly high acceptance rate; over three-fourths of students are accepted each year. If you have good grades, strong writing skills, and a healthy academic/extracurricular background, you have a decent chance of being accepted.

Admissions Data (2016):

Anna Maria College Description:

Anna Maria College is a private, Roman Catholic liberal arts college located in Paxton, Massachusetts. It is a member of the Colleges of Worcester Consortium, allowing students to cross-register for classes at 11 other area colleges. The 192-acre central Massachusetts campus is just a few minutes down the road from the thriving college town of Worcester, with Boston, Hartford and Providence all less than an hour away. Academically, AMC students benefit from small class sizes and personal attention, with a student faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The college offers 35 undergraduate degree programs, with popular majors in fire science, criminal justice and business administration. AMC’s graduate division also offers several master’s and certificate programs, including degrees in business, counseling psychology and occupational and environmental health and safety. Students experience a vibrant campus life, with numerous clubs and organizations. The AMC Amcats participate in the NCAA Division III Great Northeast Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,386 (1,060 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 74% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $36,110
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,510
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $51,620

Anna Maria College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 90%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,797
    • Loans: $10,164

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Human Services, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 67%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 33%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 39%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, Cross Country, Track and Field, Basketball, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like Anna Maria College, You May Also Like These Schools:

Other colleges within the Worcester Consortium include Becker College, Clark University, Assumption College, and the College of the Holy Cross—all of these schools have enrollment numbers between 2,000 and 6,000, and all offer well-regarded academic programs.

For those interested in other, similar-sized schools in New England that are also in the same athletic conference as Anna Maria, great options include Regis College, Albertus Magnus College, Norwich University, and Mount Ida College

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