Tradition of Success
- 95% of graduates who respond to our annual survey were employed or in graduate school within 6 months of Commencement.
- Almost 60% of our 2012 graduates completed at least one professional internship while studying at Assumption.
Independent Recognition of Assumption’s Academic Reputation
“Best Regional University”: U.S. News & World Report again named Assumption a “Best Regional Universities” in its 2016 Best Colleges guide, ranking the College in the top third of approximately 200 regional universities in the north that offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
“Best 380 Colleges”: The Princeton Review named Assumption to its “Best 380 Colleges” list in recognition of the College’s strong academic programs and faculty commitment to student success.
“Top 10 in the Nation”: The College’s Rome, Italy Campus is named one of the top 10 "best study abroad programs in America” by the independent college rankings journal Best College Reviews.
Top Third: The Economist ranks Assumption in the top third of four-year non-vocational American colleges, ranked by alumni earnings above expectation.
“Smart Choice”: College Raptor named Assumption College as one of the nation’s 43 Smart Choice colleges.
“College of Distinction”: Assumption was named a “College of Distinction” for providing innovative, teacher-centered undergraduate education and preparing its graduates for real-world success.
“Best for Money”: College Factual ranks Assumption in the top 10 percent in “Best for Money” in New England and in the top 15 percent for “Best in Money” in Massachusetts.
Best Value for Tuition Dollar: Money Magazine ranks Assumption in the top third of schools that provide the best value for your tuition dollar.
“Best College in the North”: College Choice ranks Assumption a “Best College in the North” in recognition of its academic reputation, average amount of scholarship and grant aid per student, overall net cost and the average starting salary for graduates.
Top 25 Percent: Educate to Career ranks Assumption in the top 25 percent for educational attainment to career outcome data.
Strength of Academic Programs
- Accounting: Top 15 percent program and best value (College Factual)
- Accounting: Accounting Degree Review ranked Assumption College’s accounting program in the Top 10 Undergraduate Accounting Programs in Massachusetts.
- Business Administration & Management: Top 10 percent in highest paid graduates category (College Factual)
- International Business: Top 15 percent program and top 10 percent for best value (College Factual)
- Marketing: Top 15 percent program and best value (College Factual)
- History: Top 10 percent in best value (College Factual)
- Psychology: Top ten percent for best value (College Factual)
- Economics: Top 15 percent for best value (College Factual)
Excellence On and Off the Field
- 94% Assumption’s Academic Success Rate, which refers to the graduate rate of student-athletes. This makes Assumption #9 in the nation among all Division II colleges.
- One of 27 Schools awarded the Division II Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence (out of more than 300 Division II member schools) in 2015
- 287 Number of student-athletes named to the Northeast-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the 2016 Spring semester, the second highest total in the Northeast-10 Conference
- 18 Number of semesters in a row the Women’s Swimming and Diving team has earned College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American Honors.
- 4 Number of student athletes who were named to the 2016 Spring Northeast-10 Conference Academic All-Conference Teams. (Tim Carroll, a 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-American At-Large selection, Rachel Avard, a 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District member, Gwen Sawyer, placed second at the NE-10 Championship, and Aubrey Lovejoy, a 2015 Northeast-10 Sport Excellence Award winner and Academic All-Conference selection)
- 5 Number of student athletes on the men’s and women’s cross country teams to be named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II All-Academic Team in 2015.
- 2 Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams were awarded the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2014-15 academic year. (3.0 or higher GPA)
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education recently extended the College’s accreditation, indicating that Assumption meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process.
The College’s Rehabilitation Counseling Program is accredited by The Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).
The Way to Building What the World Needs
Talk to one of our amazing graduates a decade into their career as a biochemist or family court judge or any number of other professions and you'll discover why we insist on a values-based education — one that gives graduates the intellectual prowess might and strength of character needed to engage life's larger questions and work toward a greater good.
We credit today’s dedicated faculty, and a long line of their predecessors, with heeding the call of our founder, Emmanuel d’Alzon who challenged us to go beyond academics and educate the whole person. You will see that focus on students, and our emphasis on a life well-lived, in every aspect of what we do, from the design of new Residence Halls to our dynamic Honors programs to the establishment of a campus in Rome.
We also owe a great debt of gratitude to the alumni, parents, foundations, and corporate partners who help make a distinctly Assumption education possible. Only by working together, toward shared goals and across differences of age, culture, discipline, and faith, can we truly Light the Way.