Everyone talks to everyone. You’ll find a warm welcome, open hearts, individual support, and opportunities to expand your life.


Involved faculty, small classes, and one-on-one support guide you beyond what you thought you could do, preparing you for life and career.


The moment you arrive, you’ll be able to dive into what interests you. But Elms offers more than that: leadership opportunities, internships, volunteerism, and more.


We strive to create a value-centered environment, a community that benefits both society and the individual.

Active & Aware

This Is Elms

Elms College is a modern part of a living tradition established over 300 years ago by the Sisters of St. Joseph — a bold group of devout, progressive changemakers. We are dedicated to providing a rigorous education animated by a community where all are welcome. Religious or non-religious, we’re all on a journey to understand and maneuver the bigger world. We believe education is not an end in itself, but a path to discovering what we can each contribute to that world, our neighborhood, and one another.

  • 50+
    We have over 50 undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate academic programs.
  • 13-16
    Small class sizes and involved faculty provide a personalized education experience.
  • 90%
    The vast majority of our students receive financial aid. The average award is $29,000.
  • #1
    NECC Academic All-Conference student-athletes 2014-2016. Elms helps you grow mind and body.

Student Stories

The Elms Experience

  • Faith

    Kayla Levreault ’17

    This nursing major has been honored for representing the high ideals of a Catholic college education and the SSJs.  ...
  • Community

    John Dunphy '19

    "I have been embraced by the Elms community," says this business management major, Student Government leader, and volleyball player from Farmington,...
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  • Justice

    Ornisha Blanc '19

    With a new student org established and a career plan to serve the underprivileged, Ornisha is focused on social justice....
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  • Excellence

    John-Marc Austin '17

    This 19-year-old double-major, already accepted into medical school, knows a little something about the pursuit of excellence. John-Marc Austin ’17...
  • Faith
    Kayla Levreault ’17
  • Community
    John Dunphy '19
  • Justice
    Ornisha Blanc '19
  • Excellence
    John-Marc Austin '17

Campus Events

What's Happening on Campus

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Spring Student Art Show

6 PM - 7:30 PM

Honors Convocation

4 PM - 5:30 PM

MBA Information Session

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