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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Our Lady of the Elms is a private, Catholic college located in Chicopee, Massachusetts in the Springfield, MA Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,003 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Our Lady of the Elms acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business Support Services, and Psychology. Graduating 73% of students, Our Lady of the Elms alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,100.
291 Springfield St
Chicopee, MA 01013
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Collegiate Conference

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.

Our Lady of the Elms Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
970-1130
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$23,871/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$24,944/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
8
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
3
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    19%
  • On Campus
    76%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,003Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
148
Undergrads Over 25
26%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
  • Happy
    80%
  • kind
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.23 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.32 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
  • Small
    87%
  • Home away from home
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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Since i've started going to Elms since 2019, ive enjoyed it. Initially, i thought the campus was bigger, but it's pretty small. That isn't a problem though because its so much easier to find the classes! The Elms college community is all good vibes. The only downside is some students, not all, aren't that nice. Ive had and experience myself that made me pull away from Elms a little. But besides that, everything is good.
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This is a good school where you'll get a good education and employers will be impressed by the name. It's very expensive and even in a pandemic when they are moving classes (such as clinical experience) to online they will NOT return the fees you paid for in-person learning. There are a lot of frustrations regarding the departments like billing, financial aid, health services etc. To be fair I've learned a lot and had some great professors, but I have also had a lot of problems with how the school runs.
The teachers and staff are incredible. They are all very friendly and overall trying their to make sure everyone succeeds. There are also so many opportunities on campus. They have tutoring services, weekly activities, student government and so much more!