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Welcome to Emmanuel College

Emmanuel is a Catholic, coeducational, residential liberal arts and sciences college with a 17-acre main campus in the heart of Boston's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities. There is simply no other place like it.

Emmanuel College is a Catholic, coeducational, residential, liberal arts and sciences college in Boston. Learn why there is no other place like it.

Founded in 1919 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Emmanuel College has a rich history of tradition and transformation.

The Emmanuel College mission is rooted in the belief that "education is the greatest work on Earth," and a commitment to the Catholic intellectual tradition.

Located in the Fenway neighborhood and the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, Emmanuel is in the heart of Boston's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities.

The College's undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff make up a vibrant and diverse community.

Emmanuel is a place that is ever-changing and innovating to meet students' needs, through strategic and campus planning led by the College's Administration and Board of Trustees.

The College's partnerships span science, education, leadership and community service, making connections locally, nationally and globally.

Emmanuel's 17-acre residential campus is a mix of the historic and modern, from the original Administration Building to the state-of-the art Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center.

Academic, administrative, student life services and more are all available through the College's campus departments.

Students, faculty, and alumni are engaged members of the community—on campus and beyond—and their stories are highlighted in articles, videos, photography, social media and more.

Each year there are hundreds of events hosted on the Emmanuel campus, including major academic milestones, student club activities, athletic competitions, lectures and more.

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Christine Burke '22: Counseling with Compassion

Counseling & health psychology major Christine came to Emmanuel knowing she wanted to pursue a career in health care, and the College’s opportunities and connections for students interested in the field—as well as a neuroscience course she attended at EC Incoming—made the decision an easy one.

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Setting the Standard for Nursing Excellence

Within the Maureen Murphy Wilkens School of Nursing & Clinical Sciences, students gain the type of hands-on, practical experience that helps them emerge as well-rounded, in-demand nursing professionals.

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Nick Eline '23: Perseverance in a Pandemic

Nick grew up in a family of medical professionals—his mother and grandmother are both nurses and his father is a paramedic. “I’ve always been surrounded with medical jargon and stories of health incidents, crises, and the rewarding benefits of providing care,” he said.

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Nadel Henville '22: Creating Community Takes Center Stage

For Nadel, the stage is her “second home,” and the community she’s found within Emmanuel’s Theater program, a second family. While she originally thought she would pursue college theater as a hobby, she soon realized the work would define her student experience and provide a foundation for life beyond Emmanuel.

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Gianna Kittle '20: Advocating for Justice

Prior to coming to Emmanuel, Gianna had never heard of the field of sociology, but was very familiar and passionate about issues of crime and justice. Her time at Emmanuel helped her to not only put a name—but also, a purpose—to that passion.

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Emmanuel is a place where students broaden their sense of what’s possible and prepare for inspiring careers in an ever-changing world. Be here.