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Saint Anselm College Overview

Saint Anselm College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Manchester, New Hampshire. The suburban atmosphere of Manchester makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Saint Anselm College Known For?

517 Undergraduate Awards
$38,623 Avg Cost After Aid
76% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at St. Anselm College is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at St. Anselm College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 69% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, St. Anselm College bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $58,300 a year. That's about 43% more than their peers at other schools.
  • The average St. Anselm College student graduates in 4.0 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Saint Anselm College Rankings

St. Anselm College landed the #112 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 14 colleges in New Hampshire, it is ranked at #3.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

St. Anselm College has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#76 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at St. Anselm College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Criminology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best General English Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Sociology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards St. Anselm College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Colleges for Criminology College Factual
#17 Best Colleges for General Business/Commerce College Factual
#50 Best Colleges for General Psychology College Factual
#51 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#75 Best Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#127 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Saint Anselm College?

Location of Saint Anselm College

Contact details for St. Anselm College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, NH 03102-1310
Phone: 603-641-7000
Website: www.anselm.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/saintanselm
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/saintanselm

How Do I Get Into St. Anselm College?

You can apply to St. Anselm College online at: www.commonapp.org

Admission Requirements for St. Anselm College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into St. Anselm College?

76% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
57% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 76%, St. Anselm College may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.

Average Test Scores

About 57% of students accepted to St. Anselm College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 650. Math scores were between 560 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saint Anselm College  ( 580 to 650 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Saint Anselm College  ( 560 to 650 )
200
800
St. Anselm College received ACT scores from 18% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 30. Math scores were between 24 and 28. Composite scores were between 24 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Saint Anselm College  ( 23 to 30 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Saint Anselm College  ( 24 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Saint Anselm College  ( 24 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford Saint Anselm College?

$38,623 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
1.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of St. Anselm College is $38,623. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At St. Anselm College, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $8,934 a year. That adds up to $35,736 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Anselm College is 1.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Saint Anselm College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,014 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,033 undergraduate students at St. Anselm College, with 2,014 being full-time and 19 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  St. Anselm College

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,014 full-time undergraduates at St. Anselm College, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  St. Anselm College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Saint Anselm College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of St. Anselm College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 24
Black or African American 32
Hispanic or Latino 92
White 1,736
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 120

Geographic Diversity

New Hampshire students aren't the only ones who study at Saint Anselm College. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 8 countries are represented at St. Anselm College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Canada, and United Kingdom.

Online Learning at Saint Anselm College

0 Took All Classes Online

Saint Anselm College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Nursing 83 83
General Business/Commerce 44 44
Criminology 41 41
Finance & Financial Management 35 35
General Psychology 34 34
Teacher Education Grade Specific 26 26
Communication & Media Studies 24 24
History 24 24
Political Science & Government 24 24
General Biology 19 19
General English Literature 18 18
Marketing 15 15
Biological & Physical Science 12 12
Chemistry 12 12
Computer Science 10 10
Economics 10 10
Accounting 9 9
Mathematics 9 9
International Relations & National Security 9 9
Romance Languages 7 7
Sociology 7 7
Fine & Studio Arts 7 7
Philosophy 6 6
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 5 5
Social Work 5 5
International Business 4 4
General Engineering 4 4
Theological & Ministerial Studies 4 4
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 3 3
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 2 2
Engineering Physics 2 2
Liberal Arts General Studies 2 2
Area Studies 1 1
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0
Classical & Ancient Studies 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0
Physics 0 0
TOTAL 517 517

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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