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

  • 1,800 students 
  • 70+ majors, minors and concentrations 
  • 108 full-time faculty members
  • 13:1 student-faculty ratio 
  • 16 academic honor societies 
  • 91% 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 
  • 38 countries and 37 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.
  • Study abroad opportunities are available through 15 program providers to 65+ countries
  • 14 Fulbright scholarship recipients since 2011
  • Degrees awarded: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science 
  • 2023-2024 Tuition: $46,200
  • 2023-2024 Room & Board (double room): $17,500
  • Outcomes for the Class of 2021, 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 
    • 94% of graduates seeking acceptance to graduate school had been accepted
    • Graduates were working and studying in 23 states across the U.S. and in eight countries spanning four continents

Graduate & Professional Programs (including adult continuing education)

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


  • Fully-online undergraduate program in nursing (for RNs) and M.S. in Nursing (MSN) and graduate certificates in nursing, both with tracks in nursing education and nursing management

Business & Management:

  • Fully-online Master of Business Administration (MBA) 
  • Specialized tracks and graduate certificates in business analytics, human resource management and research administration 


  • Fully-online Master of Education (M.Ed.) program

Instructional Design:

  • Fully-online Instructional Design certificate

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Research Spotlight: Mindfulness and Mental Health

During the Fall 2022 semester, MacDonald and her research team of psychology majors Madeline Bradley ’23 and Matthew Lemansky ’23 (pictured) investigated the lived experiences of participants in an 8-week mindfulness training program.

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Nick Eline '23: Reflections on Resilience and a Rewarding Journey

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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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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