Saint Anselm College

Saint Anselm offers 45 majors and 52 minors as well as several pre-professional programs to prepare students for advanced studies in engineering, dentistry, law, medicine, and theology. Whether you're technically minded, artistically gifted, politically inspired, or socially conscious, at Saint Anselm College, you'll find a direction.

Master's Programmes



Saint Anselm College was founded in 1889, when the Order of Saint Benedict in New Hampshire was established. 


Saint Anselm is a Catholic, Benedictine College providing all its students a distinctive liberal arts education that incorporates opportunities for professional and career preparation. It does so in a learning community that encourages the lifelong pursuit of the truth and fosters intellectual, moral and spiritual growth to sustain and enrich its graduates' personal lives, work, and engagement within local, national, and global communities.


There’s no reason to wait until graduate school to do real research. At Saint Anselm, we consider research an integral part of an undergraduate education, so no matter your major, you’ll find opportunities to study a subject in-depth.

Saint Anselm students are studying the development of cancer, compiling data on the Civil War, investigating media’s portrayal of women in politics. They’re pushing toward real breakthroughs. They’re even getting their names published in academic journals and presenting at conferences around the country.


A Saint Anselm education prepares you for whatever comes next, whether it’s graduate school or a full-time job. Making the most of every on-campus, out-of-the-classroom opportunity helps you get there while internships, part-time jobs, and research experience give you a competitive edge.

We're committed to helping you find these opportunities. In fact, we have a whole office, the Career Development Center, dedicated to assisting students in developing a plan for success.

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Housing services

Saint Anselm residential housing accommodates more than 1,775 students in various living arrangements, from traditional residence halls to suites, townhouses, and apartments. More than 97 percent of students choose to live on campus and enjoy a balance of academic study, rest, relaxation, and social life.Housing is guaranteed for all four years to students who enter in residence as freshmen and remain in residence. Each residence hall has a staff of student resident assistants (RAs), and a Resident Director (RD), or Area Coordinator (AC), who assists students with college adjustment, campus resources and information, and provides opportunities for social, educational, and personal growth.

Library services

The Geisel Library at Saint Anselm College is named for Manchester businessman Joseph Herman Geisel (1871–1964), a member of the college’s first Advisory Board of Trustees. His substantial gift to the college in honor of his parents allowed for the construction of the library that bears his name. The Geisel Library was completed in 1960.

ICT services

The Help Desk is the central point of contact for the provisioning of all services by the Office of Information Technology (OIT).

To establish and maintain a consistent, standard response process to calls for Help Desk support, OIT uses an industry-leading help desk software package coupled with a Directed Resource Support Model. 

Medical services

College Health Services, located in the bottom floor of the Roger and Francine Jean Student Center, provides a wide range of confidential medical, health, and counseling services to resident and non-resident students. 

Our skilled professional staff of medical clinicians and counselors is committed to wellness and prevention with emphasis on treating the whole person. 

Student Life

Campus life

Our campus is home to students, instructors, researchers, and administrators all striving to create a community where learning shapes living, where the search for knowledge takes place in an environment that values critical thinking, multicultural exchange, and service to humanity.

Whether they are working and learning together in one of our Student Clubs, giving their time to communities in need through help local, national, and international Volunteering and Service, or just socializing in the Residence Halls, students at Saint Anselm are sure to find themselves at home on campus.

Sports facilities

Saint Anselm College boasts some of the top athletic facilities in the Northeast-10 Conference. The college's 17 intercollegiate athletic teams play all of their home contests on campus, with the exception of the golf team, which competes at Candia Woods Golf Links, one of the top courses in Southern New Hampshire.

Opened in the Spring of 2009, the Carr Center now features a three-level, 9,000 square foot Fitness Center that overlooks Sullivan Park and Grappone Stadium. The center's state-of-the-art equipment, arrayed behind floor-to-ceiling glass, includes 37 cardiovascular machines, 39 strength pieces and approximately 7,000 pounds of weights. 

Student clubs

Out of the more than 80 active clubs and organizations, several are dedicated to promoting cultural exchange. These groups are encouraged to collaborate with the Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion and to use our lounge area for meetings and events.


Saint Anselm College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Its education programs are approved by the N.H. Department of Education, Division of Higher Education - Higher Education Commission. The college holds membership in the Association of American Colleges, The American Council on Education, the National Catholic Educational Association, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Student Reviews

Passionate teachers
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The teachers were often very willing to spend time with students who wanted to meet with them outside of class. Teachers were very knowledgeable on their subjects. The school overall mandates the teaching of certain subjects like philosophy or theology, which I think takes away from the time the student could be delving deeper into subjects that interest them.

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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