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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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  • 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.

Student Stories

The Elms Experience

  • Faith

    Victoria Wanko '21

    Volunteering through the Dorothy Day program helped Victoria Wanko '21, an elementary education major, connect her faith with social justice....
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  • Community

    Kevin Corcoran '19

    Studying abroad and learning to speak Gaelic gave Kevin Corcoran ’19 a new outlook on his Irish heritage and cultural...
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  • Justice

    Javier Cruz '19

    Social work major Javier Cruz ’19 is jumpstarting his career as a community activist and advocate for Puerto Rican rights...
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  • Excellence

    Babba Jaden '20

    CS major Babba Jaden ’20 conducted research at Harvard University this past summer, analyzing data for their Data-Smart City Solutions...
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  • Faith
    Victoria Wanko '21
  • Community
    Kevin Corcoran '19
  • Justice
    Javier Cruz '19
  • Excellence
    Babba Jaden '20

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