Assumption College for Sisters: Narrative Description

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350 Bernardsville Rd.
Mendham, NJ 07945-0800
Tel: (973)543-6528; Admissions: (973)543-6528; Fax: (973)543-9459; Web Site:

Description: Independent Roman Catholic, 2-year, women only. Awards certificates, diplomas, and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1953. Setting: 112-acre rural campus with easy access to New York City. Educational spending 2002-03: $3650 per student. Total enrollment: 30. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 3:1. 7 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 16 students. Part-time: 14 students. Students come from 6 states and territories, 2 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 6% Hispanic, 17% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 61% international, 66% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements: Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, interview, intention of studying for Roman Catholic sisterhood. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 10/15.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Tuition: $3300 full-time, $100 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $50 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Choral group. Major annual events: Orientation, Christmas Program, Graduation. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 25 college housing spaces available; 16 were occupied in 2002-03. Assumption College for Sisters Library with 28,400 books, 91 serials, and 3,834 audiovisual materials. Operations spending 2002-03: $57,926. 14 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.