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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. Your Story Begins Now.

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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.
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    NECC Academic All-Conference student-athletes 2014-2018. Elms helps you grow mind and body.

News

Partnership with Episcopal University of Haiti

Program Overview The Elms College School of Nursing has received a $750,000 grant from the Kellogg Foundation to improve health outcomes in Haiti through faculty development beginning in summer 2019. Read more

Gaming the Social System

Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Rivers and her students are researching the effects of gaming on empathy and ethical decision making. Read more

CJ Majors Earn St. Thomas More Scholarship

CJ Majors Earn St. Thomas More Scholarship Hannah Pichardo ’21 and Manuel Savalza ’21 are each one step closer to a career in criminal justice after earning the Hon. Kent B. Smith scholarship from the St. Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Springfield. Read more

Shayla Burge ’20

Pre-Med Major Accepted to Summer Scholars Program Shayla Burge ’20, a pre-medicine major from Springfield, has earned a 10-week internship that will introduce her to different aspects of the healthcare industry this summer. Read more

All in the Family

Keeping Education All in the Family For three generations, the Denaults have attended Elms to pursue a passion for teaching. Read more

The Elms Experience

  • Photo of Janis Luna '19, a healthcare management and accounting double major
    Faith

    Janis Luna '19

    Three mission trips with Elms taught Janis Luna ’19 how grassroots service projects can alleviate the effects of poverty. She’ll be joining Catholic Charities of Baltimore as a member of...
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  • 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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  • Photo of Janis Luna '19, a healthcare management and accounting double major
    Faith
    Janis Luna '19
  • 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

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