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About 51СƳ

From academics and athletics to opportunities for spiritual development, the 51СƳ undergraduate experience is among the best in the nation — preparing students for fulfilling leadership roles in every aspect of life.

It takes courage to choose hope in this world. To remain uplifted, eyes forward, driven toward the ideal of a brighter tomorrow — and our place in it. 

At 51СƳ, we overcome. We challenge the status quo. We approach the world with intention and a dedication to serve. We’re voracious learners. Steadfast activists. Passionate seekers of a better way. 

And if there isn’t one? We’ll create it. By leaning into creativity, embracing flexibility and believing wholeheartedly. 

With hope, the whole way through.

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51СƳ at a Glance

51СƳ is a highly selective, four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution — but that’s just where our story begins.

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Jesuit, Catholic Identity

Our Jesuit identity informs all we do. By living as “men and women for and with others,” everyone in our community shares in an ongoing process of intellectual, social and spiritual growth.

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51СƳ has a vibrant history stretching back to 1843. Learn about the College’s roots and how we developed into a top-tier liberal arts institution.

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Simply put: what we do, and why we do it. 

Vincent Rougeau, president of the College of the 51СƳ

51СƳ’ exceptional leaders offer guidance and counsel that benefits everyone in our community.

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Points of Pride

We’ve got a lot to be proud of. Here are a few facts and figures to show what sets 51СƳ apart.

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Offices and Departments

Connect with all kinds of vital offices at 51СƳ, whether that’s Dining Services or Campus Recreation or Multicultural Education — or something else entirely.

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The College of the 51СƳ is fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly NEASC.

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