Saint Anselm College

Saint Anselm College

Saint Anselm College was established by the Benedictines in 1889. This Catholic liberal arts institute is situated on a 400-acre campus in Manchester, New Hampshire. Saint Anselm College's recent enrollments have been more than 2,000 students every year. The enrollment figures include a significant number of men and women from over ten countries worldwide.

Saint Anselm College offers over 30 majors and more than 20 certificate programs. Students can opt for courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, economics and business, education, English, fine arts, humanities, mathematics, nursing, physics, sociology, and theology. The college has under it the following academic institutes:

  • Institute for Saint Anselm Studies
  • New Hampshire Institute of Politics

The athletics department of fields men's and women's sports teams in basketball, baseball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, tennis, softball, and volleyball. The teams, nicknamed the Hawks, participate in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II.

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Contacting Saint Anselm College

Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester , NH 03102-1310
General Phone: (603) 641-7000

Saint Anselm College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management107business, accounting, managerial economics, finance, international business
Liberal Arts105French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, liberal arts and humanities, international relations, political science, sociology, history ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine64various nursing
Security and Law Enforcement54criminology
Science38biology, biochemistry, conservation biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling28psychology
Religion and Philosophy12philosophy, theology
Computer Science and Engineering6computer science
Art Studies6art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Saint Anselm College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree42629

Saint Anselm College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Saint Anselm College had a total enrollment of 1,968 students (2,090 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 18%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 51%
20-21 39%
22-24 6%
25-29 0%
30-34 0%

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

New Hampshire19%
Rhode Island3%
New York2%
New Jersey2%

Saint Anselm College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %
Part-Time 100 %

Saint Anselm College Room and Board (2007)

Saint Anselm College offers campus housing for 1,665 of its 2,090 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Saint Anselm College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500600
SAT Math510600
SAT Writing500600
ACT Verbal2125
ACT Math2027
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT99%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT23%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Saint Anselm College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 29,205
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 29,205
Room and board $ 10,760
Room charge $ 6,460
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,300
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Saint Anselm College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 258700)

Saint Anselm College Faculty

Saint Anselm College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1224
Non-tenured and not on tenure track513

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year26$82,77214$71,570
Associate professoracademic year25$66,60424$65,427
Assistant professoracademic year17$51,67125$51,570
Instructoracademic year0*3$43,510
Lectureracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year68$69,05368$59,838

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

Saint Anselm College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

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

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):


Saint Anselm College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Engineering, General

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Theology/Theological Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Conservation Biology
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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