About Anna Maria College

Anna Maria College: Prepare for Something Greater
Anna Maria College is a four-year, private, co-ed, Catholic institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded by the Sisters of Saint Anne in 1946, the College is located in the heart of New England on a 190-acre campus in Paxton, Mass., minutes from the vibrant college town of Worcester. The college provides quality academic programs that integrate a liberal arts education with career preparation. Anna Maria College has grown to offer a variety of undergraduate majors, as well as many graduate and certificate programs, both on-ground and online. The small student-faculty ratio allows for a highly personalized learning experience, while the modest class and campus size allow for optimal student involvement. Anna Maria is a close-knit community offering 35+ undergraduate degree programs and over 22 graduate and continuing education programs. Committed to a core curriculum that fosters critical and integrated thinking, Anna Maria offers academic excellence with respected faculty and class sizes averaging 15 students, enabling faculty and students to work and learn effectively together. The college also offers an Honors Program and unique study-abroad opportunities. Co-curricular programs abound at Anna Maria College include 13 Division III Athletics programs 30+ student-led clubs and organizations.

 

The New England setting of Paxton offers students the best of both worlds: a relaxed environment in which to live and study, and close proximity to Worcester, home to 10 other colleges and universities. It is a member of a 12-college Consortium that allows students to cross-register at other Consortium colleges at no additional cost. Students can enjoy all that campus life has to offer and also partake in the excitement of the Worcester area, including concerts at the DCU Center and the Palladium, skiing at nearby Wachusett Mountain, art exhibits at the world-class Worcester Art Museum and great restaurants in Worcester’s growing downtown. Anna Maria is also a short drive to Boston, Cape Cod, Connecticut, New York, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The Office of Admission strongly encourages tours of the campus and attending an open house and accepted student day programs. Students can schedule a visit by visiting www.annamaria.edu/visit or by calling (508) 849-3360.

 

Fast Facts
· Residential, co-educational Catholic college founded in 1946
· Beautiful 190-acre campus with a 15:1 student-faculty ratio, and a 50:50 male-female ratio
· Distinguished faculty centered on individualized learning and career preparation
· Centrally located in New England. One hour from Boston and Providence, 90 minutes to Hartford and Manchester, and less than three hours from New York City, Albany, and Portland, ME.
· Member of a 12-college Consortium
· Thirteen NCAA Division III men’s and women’s sports and numerous club/intramural sports
· Honors Program
· Study abroad including China, France, South Africa, Italy, Aus­tralia, Argentina and many more
· Fifth-year option for master’s degree completion
· Internships, service learning, and community service opportunities
· Fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) along with other national and specialized regional accrediting bodies.

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