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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.
  • 95%
    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.

News

We See You, Not Your Test Scores

Starting with the class entering in fall 2020, Elms will no longer require scores from standardized tests such as the SAT or ACT for admission to most majors. Read more

CCNE Request for Comments

The Elms College School of Nursing will host a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation site visit for continued accreditation of its baccalaureate nursing program from November 20-22, 2019. Read more

CSD Major Explores Stigma Behind Hearing Aids

Jill Coulter ’20 is conducting research to better understand the misperceptions of, and biases toward, hearing aids. Read more

Dorothy Day Service Program 2019

The Dorothy Day Service Program connects incoming students with the college’s commitment to social justice. Students get to move-in a week early, build relationships with their peers, and volunteer in the local community to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Watch our series of short videos below to get a sense of how you can get involved as a first-year student at Elms. Read more

Caitlin Donnelly ’20

Aspiring writer Caitlin Donnelly ’20 attended the Juniper Institute for Young Writers over the summer, where she fine-tuned her poetry during intensive writing workshops. Read more

The Elms Experience

  • Photo of Laura Greenough '19 with professors Jen Rivers and Autumn Mathias
    Community

    Laura Greenough '19

    Studying social work led Laura Greenough '19 on a journey of self-discovery. Now, the winner of the Sisters of St. Joseph service award is working to foster self-determination in students...
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  • Photo of Andrew Zulch '19, a biology and chemistry double major
    Justice

    Andrew Zulch '19

    For Andrew Zulch '19, environmental science is a vehicle for improving public health. A biology and chemistry double major, Andrew is using his research experience at Elms as a springboard...
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  • Photo of Nakia Mabin '19, a math and biology double major
    Excellence

    Nakia Mabin '19

    A math and biology double major from Fairfield, CT, Nakia Mabin ’19 is pursuing a career as a nurse anesthetist in fall 2019. A Mind for Math Nakia Mabin ’19...
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  • Faith

    Dorothy Day Service Program 2019

    The Dorothy Day Service Program connects incoming students with the college's commitment to social justice. Students get to move-in a week early, build relationships with their peers, and volunteer in...
    Previous
  • Photo of Laura Greenough '19 with professors Jen Rivers and Autumn Mathias
    Community
    Laura Greenough '19
  • Photo of Andrew Zulch '19, a biology and chemistry double major
    Justice
    Andrew Zulch '19
  • Photo of Nakia Mabin '19, a math and biology double major
    Excellence
    Nakia Mabin '19
  • Faith
    Dorothy Day Service Program 2019

How Will You Experience Elms?