Ian Sonia

Director of Admissions Recruitment and Marketing


  • Room EAB-223
  • Ian coordinates our admissions recruitment strategy and marketing projects. He also visits and reads applications for Massachusetts (Essex & Middlesex Counties and the cities of Boston & Cambridge). Ian also works with all international students and U.S. citizens applying from abroad.

What is your favorite thing about Emmanuel College?

The mix of a liberal arts education and a strong focus on internships. Students embrace the well-rounded curriculum at Emmanuel to make them better citizens of the world and prepare them for a career after college.

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Growing up as a diehard Boston sports fan, I love going to Fenway in the summer to see the Sox and visiting the Garden in the winter to watch the Bruins and Celtics.

What is the one piece of advice you would give prospective students about the college process?

Let us know about your passions. We are always interested in hearing the power of students individual stories and the activities or organizations they invest their time in. It shows us you can balance your time spent in and outside the classroom and it allows us to connect you with others on campus who share similar interests.

What is the most exciting aspect of working in Admissions?

I think the best part of working in admissions is knowing that I am helping students make the first major choice in their life. It is rewarding being able to open prospective students’ eyes to the possibilities that the future can hold, and it all starts by choosing which college you want to attend. More than anything, I love being a resource for students throughout their process.

Emmanuel College Office of Admissions
Administration Building, Room 216
Emmanuel College
400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

We are open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Please see our event page for weekend and holiday visiting options.

Phone: 617 735-9715
Fax: 617 735-9801
E-mail: admissions@emmanuel.edu

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Friday, August 19

Summer Preview Day

Emmanuel College Summer Preview Day is exclusively for high school Juniors and Seniors who want to get ahead in their college search. You’ll tour our 17-acre Boston campus including academic buildings, a residence hall and student center. You’ll hear from current students on why they chose Emmanuel College and what life is like as a student. The Office of Admission will provide insight on the application process, how to ace your college essay and answer any questions you may have.

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