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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. Discover Your Purpose.

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    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

Alejandra Ocasio '19

A transformational internship gave social work graduate Alejandra Ocasio ’19 a new understanding of the connections between culture, identity, and educational achievement.  Read more

Innovation Challenge Proposes Solutions to Homelessness

Approximately 60 first-year honors students collaborated on new interventions for combating homelessness and supporting the displaced. Read more

Honors FYS Students Define “Educated”

After reading and discussing this year’s Common Read — Educated, by Tara Westover — Honors First Year Seminar students offer their own insights into what constitutes learning, experience, and knowledge. Read more

FYS Students Define What It Means to Be “Educated”

After reading and discussing Tara Westover’s book Educated in First Year Seminar classes, Elms students offer their own definitions of what it means to be educated. Read more

“Breaking It Down”: Understanding Student Accommodations

Julian Manning ’20, a sociology major from Hartford, CT, has a clear vision for his future: working with youth in educational settings. He has a strong start on gaining experience in this area, too, since he mentors 4th and 5th grade students at Homework House in Holyoke, MA.  Read more

The Elms Experience

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    Community

    Neil Vaid '15

    Managing artificial intelligence software? It’s just another day in the life for management alum Neil Vaid ’15, who found a job in Boston's burgeoning tech bubble after graduating. Timing +...
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    Ecology Research at the Equator

    An Elms student and professor traveled to a remote area of South America this summer to continue research on flowers and wasp-fly interactions. Part 1 of this story appears here....
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    Faith

    Linda Humphrey Lyimo '21

    Catholic values are front and center for Linda Humphrey Lyimo '21, a transfer student from Tanzania. The CITS major fell in love with Elms thanks to her religious roots. A...
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    Alejandra Ocasio '19

    A transformational internship gave social work graduate Alejandra Ocasio ’19 a new understanding of the connections between culture, identity, and educational achievement.  The “Cool Aunt” Social workers have a responsibility...
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    Community
    Neil Vaid '15
  • Photo of students in the research lab of the Lyons Center
    Excellence
    Ecology Research at the Equator
  • Photo of Linda Humphrey Lyimo '21
    Faith
    Linda Humphrey Lyimo '21
  • Photo of Alejandra Ocasio '19, social work grad from Elms-STCC
    Justice
    Alejandra Ocasio '19

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