Rosary Hall, a mansion in New Haven, Connecticut became home to an all women’s Catholic college in 1925. Founded by the Dominican Sisters of Saint Mary of the Springs, now recognized as the Dominican Sisters of peace, and named for St. Albert the Great, Albertus Magnus College transitioned to a co-educational institution in 1985. The college also introduced an innovative Continuing Education pision during this same time frame, and continued expanding offering a New Dimensions educational delivery module. Then, in the 1990s, Albertus Magnus College began conferring graduate degrees. Physical aspects of the campus also expanded with the additional purchases of mansions to house departments and the opening of the Cosgrove, Marcus, Messer Athletic Center.
Today, the 4-year private liberal arts college retains its original Catholic identity enrolling more than 2,000 full-time and part-time students with a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Students can pursue Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees and over ninety percent of the college’s faculty retains a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their perspective fields. Albertus Magnus College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges through the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. In addition, Individual programs also retain specialized accreditation.
New Haven is home to a population of about 125,000 residents including seven neighboring colleges. Located on 50-acres in the Prospect Hill neighborhood, students at Albertus Magnus College can participate in an array of activities. Organizations include the Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board. The college is a member of NCAA pision III athletics featuring basketball, men’s baseball, women’s softball, soccer, tennis, and volleyball teams, in addition to intramural sports. Campus facilities include a campus pub, a cyber lounge, an art gallery, athletic center, theater, library, and multiple academic support centers.
Albertus Magnus College supports over 50 undergraduate programs, including majors, minors, and pre-professional options, along with eight graduate degrees. Undergraduate programs range from studies, like Biology, Chemistry, and Pre-Professional programs in Law, Medicine, and Education to degrees in Management, Global Studies, and Sociology. And Master’s degrees can be completed in Art Therapy, Leadership, Liberal Studies, Writing, Human Services, Business Administration, Education, and Management and Organizational Leadership.
Many of the programs at Albertus Magnus College are available through the Accelerated Degree Programs targeting the lifestyles of adult learners. The Accelerated Degree program features team-based sessions allowing students to complete a set sequence of classes, one-at-a-time, in a five- to six-week period or opt for a modular framework that provides students the opportunity to enroll in two eight-week classes at a time. Classes are also delivered in three formats: online, hybrid on-campus/online learning, or face-to-face classes held at various locations across Connecticut. Most classes meet weekly with web-based supported assignments.
Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in the Accelerated Degree Program include majors in Business Administration, Management, Management Information Systems, Communications, Criminal Justice, English, General Studies, Humanities, Human Services, Philosophy & Religion, Psychology, Social Science, and Sociology. In addition, students can pursue certificates in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, and Management Information Systems. In addition to the undergraduate degrees, students also complete the graduate programs of study through the Accelerated Degree Program.
Tuition and fees for full-time undergraduate students, enrolled in 30 credit hours per year, is $28,358 annually. Students enrolled in the Accelerated Degree Program pay tuition based on credit hours. For students enrolled in the modular format, tuition is $1,398 per three-credit hour course, and $408 per credit hour, not including fees, for the team-based program.
Students may qualify for aid ranging from merit-based to need-based aid. Multiple merit-based scholarships are available, including the Presidential Scholarship awarded for academic achievement and the Family Tuition Discount given to additional siblings attending Albertus Magnus College. Furthermore, students can apply for need-based financial aid, including grants, loans, and work-study. Grants include the Federal pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Connecticut Independent College Grant, and the Connecticut Independent College Community Service Grant. The Federal perkins Loan, along with the Federal Subsidized / Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, are also available to eligible students. Furthermore, Albertus Magnus College supports the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Program for qualifying veterans.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Master's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:935
Percent Admitted:Open admission policy
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