Emmanuel College: Narrative Description

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400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617)277-9340
Admissions: (617)735-9715
Fax: (617)735-9801
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.emmanuel.edu/


Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1919. Setting: 16-acre urban campus. Endowment: $52.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3124 per student. Total enrollment: 2,165. Faculty: 183 (57 full-time, 126 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 2,664 applied, 64% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 38% from top quarter, 75% from top half. Full-time: 1,324 students, 73% women, 27% men. Part-time: 623 students, 81% women, 19% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 39 other countries, 23% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 8% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 29% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at College of Notre Dame (CA), Colleges of the Fenway. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/1 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $29,500 includes full-time tuition ($20,100), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($9000). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $628 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Hellas, Student Government Association, Peace and Justice Club, Theatre Guild, L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Major annual events: Family Weekend, Clam Bake, Tap-Off Tournament. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour security personnel on duty at front desk in residence halls. College housing designed to accommodate 1,023 students; 1,029 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Cardinal Cushing Library with 97,627 books, 2,128 microform titles, 394 serials, 567 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $590,561. 115 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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