Assumption College

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Assumption College, a Catholic institution sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption and rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. 

About

History

Founded in 1904, Assumption College stands today as one of the top New England Catholic colleges, combining a foundation of liberal arts and sciences with more than 40 majors across the life sciences, business, education and communications fields.

Education

Our students are exposed to an array of disciplines that expand their minds and enhance their critical thinking skills as they consider new ideas, new ways of looking at the world, and new ways of questioning. Faculty members create an academically stimulating environment that challenges students to achieve their full potential as they think through their values and life. At the same time, the skills students learn at Assumption also prepare them for successful and rewarding careers. 

Research

In the Assumpionist tradition we encourage intellectual, social and personal growth. We take religion and faith seriously as an integral part of the human experience. We explore questions that get to the deepest desires of the human heart and recognize the role of faith and reason in the search for truth. 

Valuable research is performed every day at Assumption -from evaluation of literature to study of international affairs and business practices to the study of genes and processes that may be instrumental to the detection and treatment of breast cancer- but the value of student and faculty research extends beyond proximate analysis and discovery.  

Career

Assumption College’s Career Development and Internship Center (CDIC) helps students build the skills and experience they will need for a successful – and meaningful – career. Our CDIC advisors are available to assist students from the first year through graduation in choosing the academic major and career options that are right for them and ensuring that they have the professional development and networking tools to make those aspirations a reality.

Services

Student services

The Division of Student Affairs provides students with opportunities to participate in a high quality cocurricular life that supports Assumption’s academic mission.

Housing services

Assumption College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to all students with disabilities including housing accommodations. Assumption College offers an array of housing options for students. Students are guaranteed housing for all four years of their study at Assumption and more than 90 percent of students live on campus.

Library services

The Emmanuel d’Alzon Library is a center of academic life at Assumption. The Library’s holdings support student course work and research, including access to electronic books, journals, and databases. Library staff members provide a wide range of services for Assumption students, faculty, and staff. 

ICT services

IT&MS offers a wide range of technical services and support to the campus's students, faculty, and staff. With 4 computer labs, 8 computerized classrooms, and a broadcast-quality media center, Assumption students are provided with industry leading tools and facilities to encourage advanced learning.  Classroom technology is updated annually with the latest instructional technology services.

Medical services

Student Health Services (SHS) provides health care for full-time undergraduate students.  Clinic services are provided by Nurse Practitioners, who work in collaboration with a consulting Physician. Health education for the campus community is provided by a Health Promotion Specialist and PAWS (a student peer health education program). 

Student Life

Campus life

Living on campus and becoming a member of the Assumption community can be an important part of your college education. At Assumption, 90 percent of students live on campus for all four years, which enables students to build a strong network of friends for life. You'll be part of a dynamic community that is active 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sports facilities

Club Sports are student organizations established to promote and develop individual interest in various sports and recreational activities. Club Sports may be instructional, recreational, or competitive in nature. Assumption's Club Sports are designed to promote growth in leadership, responsibility, decision making, public relations, organization and fiscal management, as well as specific sport-related skills. All Club Sports are student-run by an elected executive board.

Student clubs

Getting involved on campus is part of the culture at Assumption. You choose among more than 60 clubs and organizations, finding a group that piques your interest and utilizes your talents. It’s fun, and it builds confidence, friendships and leadership skills.

  • The Student Government Association (SGA) and the Campus Activity Board (CAB) are two of our largest and most widely recognized student leadership groups.

Accreditation

The Assumption College is accredited by the following institutions:

  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Education
  • Council on Rehabilitation Education 
  • American Chemical Society 
  • Assumption's Chemistry major is accredited by the American Chemical Society.
  • The College’s Rehabilitation Counseling Program is accredited by The Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States