Saint Anselm College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Saint Anselm College
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Saint Anselm College Admissions Overview:

Students interested in applying to Saint Anselm will need to submit an application (the Common Application is accepted), high school transcripts, and recommendations from a teacher/school counselor. SAT and ACT scores are optional, and applicants are not required to submit them. For complete instructions and guidelines for applying, including deadlines and other important information, be sure to visit Saint Anselm's website.

The school admitted 76% of applicants in 2016, making it largely accessible to the majority of those who apply each year.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Saint Anselm College Description:

Founded in 1889, Saint Anselm College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts college located on the western edge of Manchester, New Hampshire. The 500-acre campus is about an hour from Boston. Saint Anselm students come from 31 states and 8 countries, and they can choose from 36 majors and 23 minors.

Business and nursing are most popular. High achieving students should look into the Honors Program for an enhanced curriculum with opportunities for independent research and close work with faculty advisors. Academics are supported by a healthy 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio. With a largely residential student body, Saint Anselm's campus life is active with over 80 student clubs and associations.

In athletics, the Saint Anselm Hawks compete in the NCAA Division II Northeast-10 Conference. The college fields 10 men's and 10 women's sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,930 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $39,036
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,734
  • Other Expenses: $1,500
  • Total Cost: $55,270

Saint Anselm College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 77%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,317
    • Loans: $9,559

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Criminal Justice, English, History, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 69%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 72%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Baseball, Soccer, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Skiing, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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