Saint Anselm College

100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, NH 03102-1310
Tel: (603)641-7000
Private not-for-profit | 1,934 students
Saint Anselm College
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Saint Anselm College
Saint Anselm is a Benedictine, Catholic, liberal arts college that offers access to an educational process that encourages students to lead lives that are both creative and generous. We challenge our students to engage in the fullest experience of a liberal arts education, to free themselves from the strictures of ignorance, illiteracy, and indecision and to dedicate themselves to an active and enthusiastic pursuit of truth. It is through an appreciation of several kinds of truth-scientific, technical, poetic, philosophical, and theological-that our students may learn to challenge resourcefully both personal and social problems.

School Overview:

Saint Anselm College
CountyHillsborough County, NH
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
161 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,934 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,897 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
37 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Tuition$40, 960
Percent Admitted75%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)510-600450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)520-610460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)510-600440-570

School Notes:

  • Saint Anselm College was founded in 1889 by the Benedictine monks of St. Mary's Abbey of Newark, New Jersey, in response to the invitation by Bishop Denis M. Bradley, the first bishop of Manchester, N.H. A six-year classical course, with curricula in philosophical and theological studies, was organized and opened to qualified students.We're proud to be preserving a tradition framed in academic excellence that has distinguished the Benedictine Order for more than 15 centuries.
  • As a leading Catholic, liberal arts college, Saint Anselm is a place where learning, investigating, and discussing the ideas that shape the world, doesn't end once class is over. Our classes are small and are taught by experienced, engaged faculty who are dedicated to offering you a holistic, cutting edge undergraduate education.
  • Saint Anselm's location provides easy reach to both urban living and outdoor pursuits. The college overlooks New Hampshire's largest city, Manchester: one hour from Boston, one hour from the seacoast, one hour from the White Mountains, and four hours from New York City and Montreal.
  • Saint Anselm is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. We hold membership in the Association of American Colleges, American Council on Education, National Catholic Educational Association, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. The College is on the approved list of the American Chemical Society and, for teacher training, the New Hampshire State Board of Education.
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