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

  • 1,745 students 
  • 70+ majors, minors and concentrations 
  • 105 full-time faculty members; 0 teaching assistants 
  • 13:1 student-faculty ratio 
  • 16 academic honor societies 
  • 90% 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 
  • 42 countries and 35 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 15 program providers to 65+ countries
  • Degrees awarded: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science 
  • 2020-2021 Tuition: $42,096
  • 2020-2021 Room & Board (double room): $15,846
  • Outcomes for the Class of 2019, one year following graduation:
    • 96% of graduates were employed, enrolled in additional education or completing military or volunteer service
    • 96% of graduates seeking employment had found a job 
    • 92% of graduates seeking acceptance to graduate school had been accepted
    • Graduates were working and studying in 14 states across the U.S. and in eight 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

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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Research Spotlight: Searching for an Evolution Solution

Propelled by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, students and faculty in the Mathematics Department are studying the rate of evolution in spatially structured populations using evolutionary graph theory, which may inform the estimation of important events in our evolutionary past, such as when humans split from our closest primate relatives.

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Research Spotlight: Powerful Partnerships

In collaboration with Emmanuel graduate, Kierstin Giunco ’17, Associated Professor of Education Christine Leighton and current student Kayla Balthazar '20 are working with local elementary students to deepen reading engagement and comprehension.

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Research Spotlight: Economics Education on a Global Scale

As her research in economics education has focused on innovation in the classroom and finding ways to help students apply economic theories to real-world situations, students are vital in every aspect to Associate Professor of Economics Rebecca Moryl’s work.

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Eileen Milien '22: A Career-Affirming CURE

When choosing a college, Eileen knew two things for sure—that she would be able to get to know her professors and peers and that she wanted to be in an area in which she would have myriad opportunities in the research and medicine.

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Melissa Duffy '20: Artist and Appreciator

When Melissa started at Emmanuel, she chose what she believed to be two separate and distinct majors—studio art and history—to fulfill her both her personal and professional interests.

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Kai Uehara '20: Social Justice Scholar

Kai has always had the inclination to try to make any situation better. When he was searching for colleges, Emmanuel's social justice mission resounded deeply with his ideals of supporting those who need the help.

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Robert Columbus '20: The Idea Man

Robert’s interest in the workings of the wider world grew in 2011 as the Arab Spring became international news. “I love history,” he said, “so knowing the history of the states as well as their current affairs made their actions and interactions much more interesting to me.”

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