Pine Manor College was originally established as a post-secondary division of Dana Hall School in Wellesley in 1911 by the late Helen Temple Cooke, a pioneer dedicated to preparing women for successful lives. Today the College offers Bachelor's and Associate's degrees, as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree. 


Pine Manor College offers four core areas of study in Healthcare and Biomedical Sciences, Business and Management, Early Childhood Education, and Humanities and Social Sciences. The College also offers a Master’s degree via its highly regarded MFA in Creative Writing Program. Pine Manor College is Athletics NCAA Division III and offers 5 Women's Varsity sports: basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball and volleyball, and 4 NCAA Men's Varsity Sports: soccer, cross-country, volleyball, and basketball.


Pine Manor is proud to partner with the the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University School of Medicine, our Research Partner. We will encourage the students to interact with the BUILD community by using the interactive blog to discuss their projects in all of the four research experiences.


The mission of the Career Development Office is to prepare students and alumni to successfully develop and manage their careers.  Students will interact with the Career Development staff each year of their college experience.  Alumni are encouraged to connect with our office for career guidance and to support students by acting as mentors and resources for internships and jobs.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (1)


Student services

  • Our Financial Aid Office is ready to assist students in applying for aid and our Student Accounts Office is prepared to advise families about payment options.

Housing services

The housing selection process allows current students the opportunity to request their room and roommate for the upcoming academic year.

Library services

The Annenberg Library supports the educational mission of Pine Manor College in its efforts to educate and empower a diverse student body to become accomplished, reflective citizens in today's global society.

ICT services

There are two general-use computer labs available at Pine Manor for e-mail, Office suite applications, Web browsing and laser printing. All PCs on campus run the latest versions of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.

Medical services

Participation in the College’s Student Health Insurance Plan is mandatory unless the student provides satisfactory proof of coverage at the beginning of each academic year (semester for Spring only) under another plan (i.e., the policy carrier, policy holder, and policy number); and the student files an online waiver form. 

Student Life

Campus life

Residence halls are grouped in villages which are composed of five residential halls, each of which accommodates about 30 students. Each hall consists of two floors: 4 double bedrooms, 4 single bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. There are a maximum of 12 students on each floor and 6 students to each bathroom. Each building also has a common area called "The Pit" where students use for socializing, watching television, and/or studying. Each village also has a laundry room.

Sports facilities

The Health Office is located on the second floor of the student center. The Health Office is responsible for collecting and maintaining immunizations as required by Massachusetts state Law (get this) and for acting as a campus resource to connect students with local health and medical resources.

Student clubs

Co-curricular life is an important part of the Pine Manor College experience. In order to get the most out of your college experience you to get involved outside of the classroom. There are a variety of student organizations run by students that serve as the backbone of campus life. You will receive valuable experience for your resume and you’ll develop relationships that will last a lifetime!


Pine Manor College is fully accredited to grant Bachelor of Arts, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degrees by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and College (NEASC).

Boston, Massachusetts, United States