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This Is Elms

Elms College is a modern part of a living tradition established over 300 years ago by the Sisters of St. Joseph — a bold group of devout, progressive changemakers. We are dedicated to providing a rigorous education animated by a community where all are welcome. Religious or non-religious, we’re all on a journey to understand and maneuver the bigger world. We believe education is not an end in itself, but a path to discovering what we can each contribute to that world, our neighborhood, and one another. Discover Your Purpose.

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    We have over 50 undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate academic programs.
  • 75%
    75% of classes have fewer than 20 students, so you get to know your professors for a personalized education experience.
  • 95%
    The vast majority of our students receive financial aid. The average award is $34,000.
  • #1
    NECC Academic All-Conference student-athletes 2014-2018. Elms helps you grow mind and body.

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News

ElmsSafe Plan 2020

“The Elms College family is a caring and close knit community…I know that, even though the situation is still evolving and there are many unknowns, we can and will join together to take on this challenge and make the fall semester successful.” Read more

Coronavirus Information and Updates

August 25, 2020: Update on College Compliance with MHE and AICUM Guidelines To ensure that the reopening of our campus is safe for our entire community, we have developed a robust reopening plan in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Massachusetts Higher Education (MHE) COVID-19 Working Group and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM). Read the MHE and AICUM reports. Read more

Seniors Thank Donors For Scholarship Support

Financial aid from donors makes all the difference when selecting a college, students say. Read more

Samantha Kolodziej ’22

Future Creative Whenever she designs a logo or advertisement, Samantha “Sam” Kolodziej ’22 aims to evoke an emotional response in her audience through clean lines, bold color palettes, and natural movement. For her, the perfect design is one that transforms an idea into reality. Read more

Madison Zigmont ’21

Nursing as a Lifestyle For nursing major Madison Zigmont ’21, the act of healing is a gift for both patient and provider.“You’re constantly thinking about how you can improve others’ lives while simultaneously becoming a better version of yourself,” said the Hatfield, MA, local. “It’s like a lifestyle, rather than just a job.” Read more

Tracey Aloisio ’14

Sounds of Silence? In the United States, 48 million Americans suffer from hearing loss. For clinical audiologists like Tracey Aloisio ’14, restoring a patient’s ability to hear — or teaching them about alternative ways to communicate — is seen as an opportunity, rather than an obstacle. Read more

Tyla Risucci ’21

EMT on the Path to Neurosurgery Tyla Risucci ’21, a double major in biology and chemistry, can pinpoint the exact moment she wanted to become a physician.  Read more

The Elms Experience

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    Tyla Risucci '21

    EMT on the Path to Neurosurgery Tyla Risucci ’21, a double major in biology and chemistry, can pinpoint the exact moment she wanted to become a physician.  She was studying...
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    Addison Ray '15

    A Fighting Chance Wrestling has always been center stage for Addison Ray ’15. As an athlete, he has six years of experience duking it out on the mat. He’s been...
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    Linda Humphrey Lyimo '21

    Catholic values are front and center for Linda Humphrey Lyimo '21, a transfer student from Tanzania. The CITS major fell in love with Elms thanks to her religious roots. A...
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    Alejandra Ocasio '19

    A transformational internship gave social work graduate Alejandra Ocasio ’19 a new understanding of the connections between culture, identity, and educational achievement.  The “Cool Aunt” Social workers have a responsibility...
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    Tyla Risucci '21
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    Addison Ray '15
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    Linda Humphrey Lyimo '21
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    Alejandra Ocasio '19

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