Founded in 1904, Assumption is a Catholic college known for its classic liberal arts curriculum and strong academic programs in business and professional studies. More than 2,150 undergraduates choose among 39 majors and 44 minors as they explore an educational experience grounded in the rich Catholic intellection tradition. More than 700 graduate and continuing education students are enrolled.
The College strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. We pursue these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and extending to the domain of professional studies. Enlivened by the Catholic affirmation of the harmony of faith and reason, we aim, by the pursuit of the truth, to transform the minds and hearts of students. Assumption favors diversity and ecumenically welcomes all who share its goals.
- Ranked in the U.S. News Best Colleges ratings of approximately 200 universities in the North that offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Most recent ranking at the time of publication: #34 in 2012.
- Recognized as one of the best colleges in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review in its annual “Best in the Northeast” listing. Princeton Review’s web site includes 220 colleges in the Northeast region that stand out as academically excellent and that have strong regional reputations.
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
- Council on Rehabilitation Education
The order of the Augustinians of the Assumption, founders of Assumption College, was begun by an educator whose most cherished project was the establishment of a Catholic university. Fr. Emmanuel d’Alzon envisioned an institution committed to academic excellence. Father d’Alzon was also devoted to helping people learn, adapt, grow and change in various ways.