College Of Our Lady Of The Elms

College Of Our Lady Of The Elms

College of our Lady of the Elms is a four-year liberal arts institute. It is a private, Catholic college situated in Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States. The college is commonly referred to as Elms College. Elms College was founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1928. The college is based on a 25-acre campus. Undergraduate, graduate, and certificate of advanced graduate studies are offered to students at Elms College. Some of the areas of study include theology, nursing, education, science, and communication.

Athletics plays an important role in the life of students at Elms College. The college is a member of NCAA and ECAC Division III athletics. The sports teams also participate in the North Atlantic Conference, Northeast Collegiate Volleyball Association, and New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance. Students participate in sports such as basketball, lacrosse, golf, swimming, volleyball, and hockey.

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College of Our Lady of the Elms
291 Springfield St
Chicopee , MA 01013
General Phone: (413) 594-2761

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College of Our Lady of the Elms Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine83registered nursing
Education and Teaching51education, special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education
Business and Management40accounting, international business, marketing, business and related services
Family and Social Work27social work
Liberal Arts24Spanish language, English, liberal arts and humanities, sociology, history
Law21legal studies, legal research, legal assistant
Therapy and Counseling21psychology, communication disorders services
Science5biology, natural sciences, chemistry
Medical Administration5clinical assistant
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy4religious education
Art Studies2art studies

Number of programs and degrees for College of Our Lady of the Elms in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree23028
Master's degree352
Post-master's certificate112
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years61
Associate's degree72

College of Our Lady of the Elms Student Body

In 2007-2008, College of Our Lady of the Elms had a total enrollment of 1,258 students (1,431 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 32%
Women 68%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 72%
Graduate 28%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 4%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 36%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 22%
20-21 23%
22-24 12%
25-29 8%
30-34 5%
35-39 6%
40-49 11%
50-64 6%

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

Rhode Island2%
Puerto Rico2%
New York1%
New Hampshire1%

College of Our Lady of the Elms Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 85 %

College of Our Lady of the Elms Room and Board (2007)

College of Our Lady of the Elms offers campus housing for 396 of its 1,431 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

College of Our Lady of the Elms Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal421520
SAT Math420520
SAT Writing420530
ACT Verbal1520
ACT Math1520
ACT Composite1723

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT12%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

College of Our Lady of the Elms Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,942
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,942
Room and board $ 9,260
Books and supplies $ 1,050
Other expenses $ 1,360

Financial Aid:
College of Our Lady of the Elms participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 214000)

College of Our Lady of the Elms Faculty

College of Our Lady of the Elms has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track411
Non-tenured and not on tenure track113

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$53,94714$57,796
Associate professoracademic year6$55,1799$55,006
Assistant professoracademic year4$46,82516$46,770
Instructoracademic year0*4$31,106
Lectureracademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year14$51,44444$50,408

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

College of Our Lady of the Elms Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Other
Baseball Other
Track Other

College of Our Lady of the Elms Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
Legal Studies, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Medical Administration
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy
Religious Education

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Natural Sciences

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
Psychology, General

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