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Emmanuel College—a Catholic, coeducational, residential, liberal arts and sciences college in Boston—has been educating critical thinkers, ethical decision makers and community leaders since 1919.

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. Emmanuel enrolls more than 2,500 students including 1,800 traditional undergraduate students from 30 states and 44 countries.

At Emmanuel College, excellence in the liberal arts and sciences intersects with experiential learning opportunities, including student-faculty collaboration on research and scholarship; internships with an array of corporations, institutions and nonprofits; service learning; study abroad programs; and scores of co-curricular activities that promote engagement and leadership. The College offers more than 50 majors, minors and concentrations in the liberal arts and sciences, along with graduate programs in education, nursing and management.

Emmanuel College is a values-based community that fosters a free exchange of ideas in which all questions-including those touching on faith, ethics and values-are discussed openly and vibrantly.

A strong sense of community allows students to connect easily with each other and faculty mentors, forming enduring relationships that enhance learning. An Emmanuel College education challenges students to become leaders and professionals who are critical thinkers, ethical decision makers and engaged members of the local community and global society.