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- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeB-
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.
NCAA Division III (without football)
New England Collegiate Conference
College of Our Lady of the Elms Rankings
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Our Lady of the Elms Admissions
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Support Services32 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services30 Graduates
Speech Language Pathology29 Graduates
Communication Disorders14 Graduates
Medical Office Assistant13 Graduates
Early Childhood Education11 Graduates
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.23 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.32 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
College of Our Lady of the Elms Reviews
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.
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!