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Assumption College

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ADDRESS: 500 Salisbury Street City Worcester
State MAZip 01609


Assumption College

Worcester, Massachusetts

4-year, Regionally accredited

Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's

Assumption College is one of a handful of 2017 Best Value School awardees that is relatively expensive in relation to the other 70-plus awardee institutions.  We stretched a bit by including Assumption despite its $28,000 annual net cost to attend because we think they do a great job for their students, 90% of which are under 25, and importantly, the students absolutely love the place.  We also saw that Assumption’s list price cost to attend of about $50,000 wasn’t paid many students, and almost every student (98%) receives institutional grants or scholarships.

There are 40 majors offered at Assumption, but the most popular programs include business – there’s an MBA program – health professions, also offering a master’s in rehabilitation/therapy, and psychology with bachelor and master programs.

The college boasts a 185-acre campus, mentioned by many students in their comments about Assumption, and about one-third of its students are from out of state.  This Catholic college certainly has wide appeal; another reason we pushed the cost ceiling with their Best Value Award.  But one thing has us scratching our heads:  Assumption crows about its wireless campus and the computers available to students, but at the same time they only offer a smattering of online courses.  Are we missing something here? 


What our Students are Saying...

"I am very happy with Assumption College. It is a friendly environment where I am viewed as an individual. I am extremely impressed with my professors and am learning a great deal!"

"I transferred into Assumption College at the start of my sophomore year. The welcoming environment has provided more opportunities than I could imagine. My professors have been helpful and inspiring in pushing me to succeed."

"Assumption is a great campus, especially for a student looking for a smaller, friendlier community. Everyone is super nice, and the professors really go out of their way to help, especially with the smaller class sizes--a definite plus! I have been very happy here: highly recommended."