Founded in 1904, Assumption College is located in Worcester, Mass., the second-largest city in New England and a vibrant college town. Its 2,000 undergraduate students can select from 40 majors, 45 minors, and more than 60 clubs and organizations. The Catholic institution ranks 34 out of approximately 200 colleges in the North, according to U.S. News & World Report‘s 2012 edition of Best Colleges. The school also belongs to the Colleges of Worcester Consortium, an association of 12 colleges. These schools work cooperatively to allow students access to greater academic and social opportunities, as students can take classes on other campuses. Students also have opportunities to study abroad and pursue the Honors Program.
Assumption College offers undergraduates a range of academic programs. The most popular are in the areas of business, management, and marketing, followed by communications and journalism. The graduate school has programs in business, counseling psychology, rehabilitation counseling, school counseling, and special education. In fact, its graduate program in rehabilitation counseling ranks in the top 50 among graduate rehabilitation counseling programs in the nation, and second in New England. The college also consists of the Center for Continuing and Career Education, which provides affordable educational opportunities to adults, along with career planning assistance and flexible scheduling. The center offers certificate, associate, and bachelor’s degree programs, as well as not-for-credit workshops.
Assumption College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and has been since 1949.
Assumption College requires each applicant to submit an official high school transcript, a letter of recommendation, and a personal essay, along with a completed Common Application and supplement. However, students are not required to submit standardized test scores such as the ACT or the SAT, although they can opt to do so. Assumption also considers the strength of the student’s course load and extracurricular involvement. Interviews are recommended but not required.
The first early action deadline is November 1, the second is January 10, and the regular decision deadline is February 15. If the student chooses to submit test scores, they must be received by February 15. The acceptance rate for early applicants is 88%, while the rate for regular applicants is 76%.
Transfer students should also note that at least 20 of the 40 courses Assumption students need to graduate must be taken at Assumption or through the Colleges of Worcester Consortium as an Assumption student.
Office of Admissions
500 Salisbury St.
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1296
(866) 477-7776 or (508) 767-7285