Elms College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Elms College
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Elms College Admissions Overview:

Elms College, with a 75% acceptance rate, turns away one-quarter of applicants each year, making it open to the majority of applicants. Students with high grades and test scores have a better chance of being admitted. As part of the application process, applicants must submit a high school transcript, scores from the SAT or ACT, a writing sample, and an application form.

Students can apply using the school's application, or can use the Common Application (which can save time and energy with multiple applications). An in-person interview is recommended, and students should visit the campus to see if Elms is a good fit for them.

Admissions Data (2016):

Elms College Description:

Elms College, or the College of Our Lady of the Elms, is a Catholic liberal arts college located in Chicopee, Massachusetts. The quiet suburban campus sits in the heart of Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts, two miles north of downtown Springfield, 30 minutes from Hartford and an hour and a half from Boston. With a student faculty ratio of only 11 to 1, Elms College students benefit from plenty of personal interaction with professors.

Academic programs include 35 undergraduate majors and six graduate programs. Some of the college’s more popular areas of study are nursing, business, social work, education and communication sciences and disorders. Campus life is active, with a variety of trips, campus events and other activities as well as a strong campus ministry program supporting spiritual life on campus and community service and engagement.

The Elms College Blazers compete in the NCAA Division III New England Collegiate Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,604 (1,188 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 25% Male / 75% Female
  • 80% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,412
  • Books: $1,150 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,236
  • Other Expenses: $2,400
  • Total Cost: $49,198

Elms College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 86%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,671
    • Loans: $7,955

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business, Communication Sciences and Disorders, History, Nursing, Social Work

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 28%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 59%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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