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.
  • 75%
    75% of classes have fewer than 20 students, so you get to know your professors for a personalized education experience.
  • 90%
    The vast majority of our students receive financial aid. The average award is $34,000.
  • #1
    NECC Academic All-Conference student-athletes 2014-2016. Elms helps you grow mind and body.

Student Stories

The Elms Experience

  • Faith

    Jackie Soucia '18

    Altruism and compassion are two reasons why this senior nursing major was honored with a service award from the SSJs......
  • Community

    David Ho '19

    Thanks to community lifelines on and off campus, David Ho ’19 is overcoming a major illness to pursue his passions...
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  • Justice

    Nicole Eaton '18

    This senior criminal justice major is polishing her legal skills in a local county courtroom before heading to law school....
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  • Excellence

    Jonathan Lester '19

    This accounting major and student athlete from Dallas, TX, is a triple threat when it comes to achieving excellence. Academic...
  • Faith
    Jackie Soucia '18
  • Community
    David Ho '19
  • Justice
    Nicole Eaton '18
  • Excellence
    Jonathan Lester '19

Campus Events

What's Happening on Campus

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Startup Finance Workshop

8 AM - 3 PM

Women & the Art of Risk

9:30 AM - 12 PM

Fall Open House

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference

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