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College of Our Lady of the Elms

Also known as Elms College

291 Springfield St, Chicopee, MA

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College of Our Lady of the Elms provides a variety of degree programs for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Chicopee, Massachusetts and operated as a private institution. The Roman Catholic affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. Elms College has a yearly student enrollment of nearly a thousand.

Students can select from a few areas of study, including:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • History
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, transcripts, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. Most common standardized test scores among students accepted to this school are within the range of 17 to 24 on the ACT, or 1230 to 1570 on the SAT exam. Elms College has an acceptance rate of around 83 percent of which only 39 percent decided to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found at elms.edu.

Tuition is approximately $31,000 for the year, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students should check the school's price of attendance calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. Elms College may offer financial aid for students who are eligible by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

Athletic programs are available at College of Our Lady of the Elms through the NCAA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)

Students who would like to view more about Elms College can check out their website at www.elms.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the applicants College of Our Lady of the Elms accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

College of Our Lady of the Elms has a total student population of about 1,700, with undergraduate students making up about 77% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $31,000-$37,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Part time students pay in the range of $620 to $750 per unit
  • The average estimated cost for room and board is listed to be around $14,000

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$20,445
Receiving Student Loans97%$7,347
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, College of Our Lady of the Elms may offer student services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Elms College is close to 68%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years57%
Graduating in 5 Years10%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2009)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2009)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Elms College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (363)
  • Basketball (363)
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by College of Our Lady of the Elms by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Theology and Religious Vocations

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact College of Our Lady of the Elms for official up-to-date information.

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    74.88%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    99%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    13:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    4

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $15,714