About College of Our Lady of the Elms

Founded in 1928, College of Our Lady of the Elms. is a college. Located in Massachusetts, which is a city setting in Massachusetts, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 1,188 full time undergraduate students, and 416 full time graduate students.

The College of Our Lady of the Elms Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 63 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at College of Our Lady of the Elms include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate76%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range840-1055
ACT Range19-23

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,3% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 24 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

75% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 35% were in the top quarter, and 10% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at College of Our Lady of the Elms.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
67%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
67%
“Sometimes, but not often”
33%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
67%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
33%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
25%
“Available in class”
0%
“They keep regular office hours”
75%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
33%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
100%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
100%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
67%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
67%
“Sometimes, but not often”
33%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
67%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
33%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
25%
“Available in class”
0%
“They keep regular office hours”
75%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
33%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
100%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
100%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

College of Our Lady of the Elms REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    18 Students rated on-campus housing 3.1 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    17 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    21 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    23 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    23 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    23 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    23 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    23 Students rated academics 4 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of College of Our Lady of the Elms?

9 Students rated College of Our Lady of the Elms

Stephanie - 12/30/2021

I'm very happy with my decision to choose College of Our Lady of the Elms. It has a small, homey-feel for a campus and everyone is very friendly and kind. I think it's a good college and it's private so there aren't many students in the classes, which is nice. It is a safe campus as well.

Alissa

The school is great and the atmosphere is wonderful. You will meet a lot of great people although it is a small campus. You have the opportunity to get to know your professors and advisors. The dining hall food isn't the best, but hey that's college food for you. The dorm rooms are a perfect size, if you live in Rose Williams; the dorms are all the same size and come with a desk with a desk shelf, a bed which is able to change the height, a 3 drawer dresser which is deeper than others and a moveable closet. Rose Williams is usually for freshman. If you live in O'Leary; every room is different. The majority of the residents who live in this hall is upperclassmen. Since each room is different; they all come with a bed which is able to move in height and a desk and 3 drawer dresser. The dresser drawers are a little smaller than the ones in Rose Williams. The desk doesn't have a shelf on it but does have a few drawers just like the ones in Rose Williams. Depending on the room, you may have a walk in closet or a moveable closet like Rose Williams. The last dorm hall is Divine, which is an all girls dorm. Each room is the same in size but slightly larger than the rooms in Rose Williams. They have built in closets and come with a bed, desk and dresser just like the other two dorms. All three dorms have shared bathrooms on each floor and a room for an RA. There are no elevators in the dorms, just staircases. Rose Williams is 3 floors and has a small kitchen on each floor. O'Leary is 4 floors and has a kitchen in the basement and a fridge and microwave on each floor. Divine has a kitchen in the basement. In all three dorm halls you CANNOT have a microwave of your own or a tall fridge; it must meet the college requirements. You also CANNOT have a toaster or such products similar. You CAN have a Keurig, Christmas lights, tapestry, smaller fridge, book shelves, futon, bungey chairs, printer, etc. The gym is smaller but is usually never that crowded since every one has a different schedule or time they normally go. There's a turf field and softball field on campus and baseball field off campus. Parking is free to all residents and commuters, we just have specific parking lots. There is a track above the basketball and volley ball court and a swimming pool located next to the gym. We have open swim hours too. All classrooms are open to use as long as there isn't a class in it at that time and we also have the library which has great hours. The library is 4 floors, the basement having the theatre and computer lab, the first floor with computers and printers and group areas to work, the second floor with classrooms and it is a little less quieter with couches and desks and the third floor completely quiet with desks and classrooms to work in. The ARC, which is the tutor area is located on the second floor of the library and you can make appointments online or in person to be tutored. The dining hall is located in the same building as a few of our classrooms, the art gallery, the school store, and the mailroom. Each resident gets their own mail box when they arrive. There are many different activities throughout the year and are always posted on the bulletin boards every where on campus or emailed to your school email.

Katie

Elms College is truly great, the campus is so respectful and diverse. It's a great community and everyone is so nice. The teachers and professors truly care for everyone's well being. There is always fun and cheap activities going on. Teachers and other staff are always available if needed and I always feel safe here.

Angela

Elms college is a safe environment filled with quality people. It is expensive, but you get what you pay for. This college has a very good reputation, caring professors, and has friendly students.

College of Our Lady of the Elms FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at College of Our Lady of the Elms?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for College of Our Lady of the Elms is 76%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would go back and look for more scholarships. I wish I had known my freshman year about buying books online or renting them instead of wasting so much money at the campus bookstore. Also it would have been good if I had really looked into the details of my programs and the requirements for major especially since I am going to school out of state but plan to return home after I graduate. I would have liked to tell myself to work hard to keep in touch with my friends from high school without being afraid to branch out and find people outside of groups I'm used to at college.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about Elms College is that the majority of the student body does not have pride in being an Elms College student. I personally think Elms is a fantastic school to receive your education, but many students come to college to drink and party every day. Because of Elms' small size, many of these students are disappointed. I party just like any other college student, but I am responsible enough to do all of my school work and excel inside and outside of the classroom. Since there is little school pride, we have weak alumni support.

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  4. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    How nice is the campus, and the people that work there. The place is kept clean, and security is very efficient. Very welcoming, and it feels like home.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    Being a student at Elms College allowed me to participate more readily than in a larger college due to the smaller class sizes. Even elective courses had a maximum of maybe twenty-five people unlike the standard college having eighty to one hundred students. Much less intimidating. Core courses where even smaller and the ability to partipate in laboratory experiments felt more involved and invidualized. It was also very easy to get know fellow students and become friendly and be each others "study buddies."

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  6. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Doesn't offer as many classes on the large scale of things. Library is limited in social work and psychology resources. The school is known for nursing, but their social work program is awesome!! other than that totally satisfied

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  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Elms is a small community but all of the professors are very helpful and want the students to succeed.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    At Elms College, the students are focused on getting good grades. But they are a socially aimed group in the sense that fun and friends take presidence once the school work, studying, and projects are out of the way.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Small classrooms Promote civic engagement Most credits transfer

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    any person should, it is a great small school for a person that doesn't like big crowds.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I would say sports.

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Before coming to the College of Our Lady of the Elms I wish I had known more about the area surrounding the school. There is not much in walking distance from the campus. It would be hard if I did not have a car to get around in. I did not realize the ratio of men and women was so big. There are much more women then men. I can from a school that was heavy populated with men. Elms was definitely an adjustment for me. I play volleyball for Elms and I wish I knew more about the coach.

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Those people who are not committed to learn, and also people that are not willing to expand their horizons., or learn different culture.

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Student Body

Students

75%

female

25%

male

1,188

Total Undergrad Enrollment

416

Total Grad Students

32%

Out-Of-State

68%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

26%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
7%
% Hispanic/Latino
12%
% White or Caucasian
56%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending College of Our Lady of the Elms receive some sort of financial aid. 46% were awarded federal grants. While 86% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$33,412

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,150

Books and Supplies

$12,236

Room and Board

46,798

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$18,530
$30 - $48K
$22,945
$48 - $75K
$20,038
$75 - $110K
$26,337
$110K & UP
$26,706

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