B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A
College of Our Lady of the Elms is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Collegiate Conference
Address
291 Springfield St
Chicopee, MA 01013
Website
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College of Our Lady of the Elms Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
840-1055
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$23,846/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,530/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,945/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,038/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,337/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,706/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
954Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Happy
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
69%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.29 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Small
    100%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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Great school, small and friendly community, exceptional faculty. A rigorous bio course load and pre- med track helped me prepare for and get into my first choice medical school! Loved the professors, small classes, modern labs!
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I attend this school as a postbacc student and I think that their program is fantastic. It's a small community, but it embraces people from all walks of life. The smallness of the school is also advantageous because it allows students to get to know professors and really be heard when they need their questions answered. If you're looking for a program to complete your pre-med coursework, Elms is definitely a top choice.
Elms college offered me a satelite program for reduced price offered at a neighboring community college, Holyoke Community College. I obtained my Associate's degree here, and it was nice to be able to go back to work on by Baccaleureate degree. The professors were very knowledgeable and helpful in working through the material.