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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.
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.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at College of Our Lady of the Elms.
18 Students rated on-campus housing 3.1 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.
17 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
21 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
23 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.
23 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.
23 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.
23 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
23 Students rated academics 4 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.
10 Students rated College of Our Lady of the Elms
My overall opinion of College of Our Lady of the Elms is that there are areas where the college excels in and areas in which it could improve upon.
When it comes to housing, the college could definitely improve. In the freshman dorms, the common areas are very nice and the rooms are standard, but the bathrooms are atrocious. There are about 5 stalls and 5 showers in each bathroom on all three floors, which is not nearly enough for 20+ people on the floor. Upon the first week of people being on campus, two out of five bathroom stalls were not working. It took a couple of weeks for the college to send people to fix this issue. The shower stalls themselves are the worst part of the bathroom in the freshman dorms. They are incredibly small and only have one hook in each of them and one storage space in the actual shower. Throughout the entire semester, multiple shower heads stopped working and mold started to grow on the roof of the shower. The showers also do not have an adequate draining system, so the floor gets very wet and slippery (which is dangerous). Another thing I hate about the freshman dorms, is the strict sign in procedure to let your friends or families into the dorm. It is tedious and ridiculous. Elms College is the only school that I know of that treats freshmen like children and makes them sign in people to enter the dorm. The freshman dorms also only have about 4 or 5 washers and dryers for the entire building. The other two upperclassmen dorms are way better in terms of bathroom compared to the freshman dorms. The buildings are older, but they are beautiful and keep the structural integrity of its foundations.
The on campus dining hall/ food services for the college is atrocious. We use Aladdin Dining Company and they have not fulfilled their promises specified in their contract. For example, they were supposed to provide a “store” in the cafeteria basement equipped with snacks that was open 24-hours and never did. They don't have a wide variety of foods to choose from and are unwilling to accommodate the student body. The dining hall won't even make you a quesadilla if asked. Some of the staff are rude and are not willing to listen to requests. They also make you scan before entering in the dining hall before you can see what's available. Some of us do not have unlimited meals on their meal plan and if we go in and do not want to get anything, then that's wasted money on our cards. The dining hall is also poor with its maintenance, the soda machine in the dining hall is always broken and running out of its contents, sometimes not being replaced for days. And the seating areas are sometimes never cleaned, leaving salt or food remnants from the meal before on them. Overall, the dining hall/company has a lot to improve on if it wants to get its student rating back up.
However, campus facilities, class size, campus services, and academics are the redeeming characteristics of Elms College. The class sizes are small and the professors take the time to help you. Especially in your major specific classes, with most of the professors actually having experience in that field. Elms College also has a lot of wonderful resources for academics, student success and planning, finance, and job opportunities. Elms hosts a lot of career fairs, in which businesses from the local community often attend. Elms also has the wonderful staff on the second floor of the library that can help you with a wide variety of things from student planning, tutoring, and time management.
But these characteristics alone are not enough to put Elms College as a top school in my opinion. I think most of its problems are where the money is going. A lot of students pay an arm and a leg to go to Elms, so it's baffling that the money seems to be going nowhere and into places where it's not wanted. The students want the money to go to better food, residence hall renovations, and athletic facilities and athletics in general. I think that would put Elms above the rest is improving on all the things mentioned above and putting money into where its actually needed.
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.
Elms College really stands behind their mission and the sisters of Saint Joseph's amado, "uniting neighbor with neighbor, and neighbor with God". With small class sizes and welcoming staff you always feel part of the Blazer family. I wouldn't have wanted to spend my last four years at another college!.
Elms is a perfect school for me not too big and not too small. The campus is just perfect for me. Students and faculty are very friendly. Great professors who are passionate about their work. I felt the warmth and acceptance of everybody on my orientation day. I must Elms College feels like home.
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 _____.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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
Elms is a small community but all of the professors are very helpful and want the students to succeed.
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.
Promote civic engagement
Most credits transfer
any person should, it is a great small school for a person that doesn't like big crowds.
I would say sports.
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.
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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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.
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