Emmanuel College

400 The Fenway, Boston, MA 2115

School Details

Emmanuel College is a private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institution of higher education, located in the city of Boston, Massachusetts.


Founded in 1919 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Emmanuel College is a member of the Colleges of the Fenway consortium. The idea was to open the first Catholic college for women in New England and to provide women with opportunities for education. In 2001, Emmanuel became co-educational. Emmanuel builds its educational experiences through experiential learning opportunities, student and faculty collaboration on research; internships; service learning; study abroad programs; and more.

There are more than 50 majors, minors, and concentrations available to students at Emmanuel. The mission of Emmanuel College is “To education students in a dynamic learning community rooted in the liberal arts and sciences and shaped by strong ethical values, a commitment to social justice and service, the Catholic intellectual tradition and the global missions of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur”. This is achieved through their sets of core values, which encourage strong relationships, ethical values, and service to others. Emmanuel takes its Catholic identity very seriously. Because of this, as an institution, Emmanuel is all inclusive and encourages human rights, social justice, and world peace in the context of the Catholic intellectual tradition.

The non-academic extracurricular activities on campus are varied. Students can partake in campus and community outreach clubs and organizations like Community Awareness of Respect and Equality (CARE), Emmanuel College Community Outreach (ECCO), Habitat for Humanity, Saints Giving Back, and Spark the Truth. Students may wish to partake in club and intramural sports via the Colleges of the Fenway intramural sports offerings. Students are encouraged to take part in community service and volunteer opportunities. This includes alternative spring break, the Carolyn A. Lynch Institute, Campus Ministry, and the Jean Yawkey Center for Community Leadership. Athletic teams at Emmanuel College compete in the NCAA Division III. Men’s sports include: basketball, cross country, golf, indoor track, lacrosse, outdoor track, soccer, and volleyball. Women’s sports include: basketball cross country, indoor track, lacrosse, outdoor track, soccer, volleyball, and softball.


There are many academic opportunities for students at Emmanuel. Undergraduate programs include: Education, English, Mathematics, Philosophy, Sociology, Theology and Religious Studies, Pre-Law, Pre-Health Professions, and many more. The graduate programs are Nursing (a BSN to MSN), Education, and Management.


Emmanuel College also offers students distance learning and online learning opportunities. Online programs include:

  • Online Master of Science in Management with Specialization in
  • Biopharmaceutical Leadership
  • Online Graduate Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Leadership
  • Online Master of Science in Human Resource Management
  • Online Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Online Master of Science in Management with Specialization in Research Administration
  • Online Graduate Certificate in Research Administration

Emmanuel College also offers a variety of courses online for students who wish to pursue their degrees in a hybrid format.


Around 2,489 students are currently enrolled at Emmanuel College. Out of that number, 2,199 are undergraduates. Around 7,851 prospective students applied for admissions to Emmanuel. Around 50 percent were admitted and 14 percent of those students actually enrolled. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Around 83 percent of students attend full-time and 72 percent of students are female. Of the undergraduate population 12 percent are adult age, which means 25 years old or older. The 94 percent of the graduate population pursue their degrees part time. The overall graduation rate is 58 percent.


Tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year is estimated to be $35,312. About 80 percent of undergraduate students receive some kind of financial aid. About 66 percent take out federal student loans. The average loan is $6,988.




School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Post-master's certificate
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