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Study at Saint Anselm College

Saint Anselm College was established by the Benedictines in 1889. This Catholic liberal arts institute is situated on a 400-acre campus in Manchester, New Hampshire. Saint Anselm College's recent Enrolments have been more than 2, 000 students every year. The Enrolment figures include a significant number of men and women from over ten countries worldwide. Saint Anselm College offers over 30 majors and more than 20 certificate programs. Students can opt for courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, economics and business, education, English, fine arts, humanities, mathematics, nursing, physics, sociology, and theology. The college has under it the following academic institutes:
  • Institute for Saint Anselm Studies
  • New Hampshire Institute of Politics
The athletics department of fields men's and women's sports teams in basketball, baseball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, tennis, softball, and volleyball. The teams, nicknamed the Hawks, participate in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II.

Profile of Saint Anselm CollegeSaint Anselm College can be found in Manchester, NH (a medium-sized suburb). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Roman Catholic school. Saint Anselm College is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Bachelor's degree is the highest degree at the school.

Course Topics

Saint Anselm College offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The most common majors at the school are in security and law enforcement.

Saint Anselm College Selectivity

Saint Anselm College does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 510 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 510 to 600, but ranged both higher and lower.

Classes at Saint Anselm College are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at Saint Anselm College are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 1, 968 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life
Saint Anselm College has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. Saint Anselm College student athletes compete in Northeast 10 Conference competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Saint Anselm College is a Catholic liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition. The College offers students access to an educational process which encourages them to lead lives that are both creative and generous. Saint Anselm challenges its students to engage in the fullest experience of a liberal arts education, to free themselves from the strictures of ignorance, illiteracy and indecision, and to dedicate themselves to an active and enthusiastic pursuit of truth. It is through an appreciation of the several kinds of truth -- scientific, technical, poetic, philosophical, and theological -- that students learn to challenge both personal and social problems. Saint Anselm seeks to admit students who are capable of benefiting from the liberal arts education it offers. The College stands open to receive students of every race, national origin, and creed. Indeed, the College seeks to enroll a Student Enrolment which reflects a variety of racial and cultural backgrounds. As a Catholic, Benedictine institution, Saint Anselm observes and promotes Christian and Catholic standards of value and conduct. The College accepts and retains students on the condition that they respect and observe those standards. "

Saint Anselm College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts138sociology, history, political science, English, international relations, Classical languages, liberal arts and humanities, Spanish language, . . .
Business and Management102business, finance, accounting, international business, managerial economics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine65various nursing
Security and Law Enforcement58criminology
Therapy and Counselling41psychology
Science30biology, biological and physical sciences, biochemistry, physics, chemistry, conservation biology
Religion and Philosophy12theology, philosophy
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science
Art Studies4art studies
Contact: Saint Anselm CollegeSaint Anselm College

100 Saint Anselm Drive

Manchester, NH 03102-1310

General Phone: (603) 641-7000


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