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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. Your Story Begins Now.

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  • 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 2014-2018. Elms helps you grow mind and body.

The Elms Experience

  • Community

    Shaquille Robinson '19

    As an intern with Major League Soccer, Shaquille Robinson ’19 created the ultimate fan experience for the 2018 All-Star Game. His experiences as a student athlete at Elms set him...
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  • Excellence

    Vanessa Vurno '19

    Senior nursing major Vanessa Vurno ’19 thrives in high-pressure situations. To prepare for a career as an ICU nurse, she made the most of the different clinical and internship opportunities...
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  • Faith

    Victoria Wanko '21

    Volunteering through the Dorothy Day program helped Victoria Wanko '21, an elementary education major, connect her faith with social justice. The program also opened her eyes to the social side...
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  • Justice

    Dionna Lockett '19

    Senior social work major Dionna Lockett ’19 is taking steps to achieve post-incarceration justice for a more equitable future. Her internship at a local courthouse was the first step in...
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  • Community
    Shaquille Robinson '19
  • Excellence
    Vanessa Vurno '19
  • Faith
    Victoria Wanko '21
  • Justice
    Dionna Lockett '19

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