Emmanuel Facts

Founded in 1919 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as the first Catholic college for women in New England, Emmanuel today is a coeducational, residential college with a 17-acre campus in the heart of Boston's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities.


Arts & Sciences

  • About 1,950 students 
  • 60+ majors, minors and concentrations 
  • 95 full-time faculty members; 0 teaching assistants 
  • 13:1 student-faculty ratio 
  • 17 academic honor societies 
  • 86% of first-year students live on campus
  • 100% of students participate in an internship as part of the core curriculum
  • More than 80% of students participate in community service 
  • Nearly 50,000 hours of volunteer service annually 
  • 52 countries and 34 states and territories represented on campus 
  • 16 Division III varsity athletic teams 
  • 100 areas of involvement, including clubs and organizations, leadership positions, athletic teams and honor societies.
  • 650 events and activies on campus last year
  • Study abroad opportunities are available through more than 500 programs in over 70 countries
  • Degrees awarded: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science 
  • 2018-2019 Tuition: $39,544
  • 2018-2019 Room & Board (double room): $14,994
  • Outcomes for the Class of 2017, one year following graduation:
    • 97% of graduates were employed, enrolled in additional education or completing military or volunteer service
    • 98% of graduates seeking employment had found a job 
    • 96% of graduates seeking acceptance to graduate school had been accepted
    • Graduates were working and studying in 20 states across the U.S. and in nine countries spanning five continents

Graduate & Professional Programs (including adult continuing education)

Master's and graduate certificate programs in nursing, management, education and instructional design available in a variety of formats for your convenience.


  • On-campus programs include an M.S. in Nursing and graduate certificates in nursing, both with tracks in nursing education and nursign management
  • Fully-online undergraduate program in nursing (for RNs)


  • Specialized tracks in management for human resource management and research administration
  • On-campus programs include the M.S. in Management, M.S. in Management with specialization in Research Administration, M.S. in Human Resource Management, and graduate certificates in Human Resource Management, Management & Leadership and Research Administration
  • Hybrid (on-campus and online) programs M.S. in Management and graduate certiciate in Management & Leadership
  • M.S. in Management with a specialization in Research Administration and graduate certificates in Research Administration offered fully online


  • On-campus Master of Education (M.Ed.) program

Instructional Design:

  • Instructional Design certificate offered fully online

Explore Emmanuel

The Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA)

In a city known for innovation in healthcare, opportunities for Emmanuel students are bolstered by our location within the world-renowned Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA). With walking-distance access to cutting-edge scientific and medical institutions, ours is a neighborhood that stands hand-in-hand with the future.

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Jolie Erlacher ’19 Finds Purpose Counseling Those in Need

As early as her second year at Emmanuel College, Jolie Erlacher '19 discovered the power of networking, seeing firsthand how the connections she has made at Emmanuel-and then beyond-have affected the course of her academic and career trajectory, each opportunity opening a door to the next.

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Featured Faculty: Rebecca Moryl

Dr. Rebecca Moryl is an Associate Professor of Economics at Emmanuel College. Professor Moryl teaches on subjects including microeconomics, economic relations, the politics of international economic relations and urban economics. She believes that understanding economics is critical to understanding the worlds-big and small-in which we live.

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Featured Faculty: Aren Gerdon

Professor Aren Gerdon is the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics and an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Emmanuel College. He leads his own chemistry research group, focusing on biomaterials, and works closely with other research groups across campus. Professor Gerdon is passionate about sharing his deep knowledge of chemistry with his students, guiding them from class work to practical, real-world lab experiments.

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Featured Faculty: Petros Vamvakas

Petros Vamvakas is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies and Peace Studies Programs. His work focuses on security and democratization, as well as issues related to identity and race in politics throughout the Americas. As part of his teaching, he has escorted groups of students to Crete, Greece, and will be bringing a group of students to Cuba.

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