Welcoming

Everyone talks to everyone. You’ll find a warm welcome, open hearts, individual support, and opportunities to expand your life.

Challenging

Involved faculty, small classes, and one-on-one support guide you beyond what you thought you could do, preparing you for life and career.

Engaged

The moment you arrive, you’ll be able to dive into what interests you. But Elms offers more than that: leadership opportunities, internships, volunteerism, and more.

Connected

We strive to create a value-centered environment, a community that benefits both society and the individual.

Active & Aware

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.

MONEY Best College Logo

  • 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

    Jackie Soucia '18

    Altruism and compassion are two reasons why this senior nursing major was honored with a service award from the SSJs......
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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

    CITS 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
    Jackie Soucia '18
  • Community
    Kevin Corcoran '19
  • Justice
    Javier Cruz '19
  • Excellence
    Babba Jaden '20

Campus Events

What's Happening on Campus

24
Oct
7 PM - 9:30 PM

Film Screening: Niewinne (The Innocents)

30
Oct
7 PM - 9:30 PM

Film Screening: Perła w koronie (Pearl in the C...

1
Nov
8 AM - 2 PM

Trauma-Sensitive Schools Summit

2
Feb
9:30 AM - 12 PM

Winter Open House

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