Assumption College

Assumption College

Assumption College is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. It was established in the year 1904. A Catholic order called Augustinians of the Assumption, under the Augustinian Rule, played an important role in the establishment of this college. The college campus spreads over an area of more than 170 acres. Students are offered numerous programs of study in the fields of business communication, marketing, education, environmental science, and theatre and television arts.

Assumption College's athletic teams are nicknamed the Greyhounds. The men's teams compete in sports such as baseball, basketball, football, cross country, track and field, golf, lacrosse, ice hockey, tennis, and soccer. The women's teams are involved in basketball, track and field, swimming and diving, cross country, field hockey, rowing, soccer, softball, volleyball, tennis, and lacrosse.

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Contacting Assumption

Assumption College
500 Salisbury St
Worcester , MA 01609-1296
General Phone: (508) 767-7000

Assumption Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management219business management, accounting, business communications, finance, human resources, international business, marketing
Liberal Arts186Latin American studies, Italian studies, women's studies, foreign language and literature, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy79rehabilitation
Therapy and Counseling78psychology, counseling psychology
Media50communication studies, organizational communications
Science47biology, biotechnology, chemistry
Education and Teaching44special ed, school counseling
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, theology
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental science
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science
Law4legal assistant
Art Studies2visual and performing arts
Fine Arts1art history and criticism
Security and Law Enforcement1criminal justice and safety
Medical Administration0health care administration
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Medicine0gerontology, medical preparatory
Design0graphic design

Number of programs and degrees for Assumption in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree54341
Master's degree1505
Post-master's certificate124
Award of less than 1 academic year2110
Associate's degree143
Postbaccalaureate certificate01

Assumption Student Body

In 2007-2008, Assumption had a total enrollment of 2,872 students (2,728 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 82%
Graduate 18%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 18%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 40%
20-21 31%
22-24 7%
25-29 2%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

Rhode Island5%
New Hampshire4%
New York2%
New Jersey2%

Assumption Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 83 %

Assumption Room and Board (2007)

Assumption offers campus housing for 1,940 of its 2,728 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Worcester, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 15 meals per week.

Assumption Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480580
SAT Math480585
ACT Verbal1825
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT100%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT22%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Assumption Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,851
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,851
Room and board $ 9,776
Room charge $ 6,156
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,620
Books and supplies $ 850
Other expenses $ 1,530

Financial Aid:
Assumption participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 211800)

Assumption Faculty

Assumption has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1719
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2011

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$84,36312$81,262
Associate professoracademic year40$68,81316$64,092
Assistant professoracademic year36$52,99532$52,582
Instructoracademic year7$45,5813$43,610
All faculty totalacademic year94$62,84563$60,541

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Assumption Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Northeast 10 Conference
Basketball Northeast 10 Conference
Baseball Northeast 10 Conference
Track Northeast 10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports21719

Assumption Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Special Education and Teaching, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Economics
International/Global Studies
Italian Studies
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Organizational Communication, General

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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What Sets Assumption Apart:

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% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 13%Assumption % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 15%Assumption % of degrees in science
% of degrees in mathematics
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Top 19%Assumption % of degrees in mathematics
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 20%Assumption % of degrees in liberal arts

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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