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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.
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    75% of classes have fewer than 20 students, so you get to know your professors for a personalized education experience.
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    The vast majority of our students receive financial aid. The average award is $34,000.
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    NECC Academic All-Conference student-athletes 2014-2018. Elms helps you grow mind and body.

News

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

What Can I Expect From the Elms Off-Campus Experience?

Watch this short video to hear from an alumna, current student, and social work professor about the exceptional education and support that define our programs. Read more

Meet a Professor: Yeukai Imeh, Ph.D.

Yeukai Imeh, Ph.D., an assistant professor of education, discusses her early years of teaching mathematics in The Bronx, and how she went on to specialize in bilingual education. Read more

Unearthing the Secrets of Salamanders

Two Elms biology majors are assisting with a research study on abnormal behavior in Eastern red-backed salamanders. Their findings could impact the way conservationists address deforestation. Read more

The Elms Experience

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    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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    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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    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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  • Photo of Andrew Zulch '19, a biology and chemistry double major
    Justice
    Andrew Zulch '19
  • Photo of student on the quad
    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

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