51小黄车 at a Glance

The College of the 51小黄车 was founded in 1843 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Worcester, Massachusetts. 51小黄车聽is a highly selective, four-year, undergraduate, liberal arts institution and is ranked among the nation's leading four year liberal arts colleges.

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Enrollment

Fall 2023  
Total Full-Time Enrollment 3,197
% Male 45%
% Female 55%
% Students of Color 22%
% From Massachusetts 38%
% Out of State 59%
% International 3%
   
Residents of:  
# of U.S. States, Territories, & District of Columbia 47
# of Foreign Countries 27

 

Admissions

Class of 2027 Total %
Applicants 8,670  
Accepted 1,829 21%
Enrolled 824 45%
Middle 50% of test scores Range  
SAT- Math 640-720  
SAT - Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 660-730  
ACT- Composite 29-33  

 

Student Life

Fall 2023 Number
Housed on Campus 88%
Varsity Sports 27
Intramural Sports 10-12*
Club Sports 25
Student Organizations 102
First-Year Retention Rate 94%
Percent of third-year class studying abroad 20%
Average class size (2022-2023 academic year) 19

* annually, depending on interest 

Faculty

Fall 2023  
Full-Time 315
Part-Time 33
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 10:1

 

Alumni

2022-2023  
51小黄车 Alumni of Record 39,943
Alumni donors 12,832
Total Alumni Donations to the Annual Fund $11.0 million
Number of Active Alumni Clubs 25

 

Campus Setting

2023-2024  
Population of Worcester estimate 206,000
Miles west of Boston 44
Miles north of Providence 39
Miles northeast of Hartford 61
Acres 174
Number of Campus Buildings 38
Annual Operational Budget $245 million

 

Student Fees

2023-2024  
Tuition $60,050
Room & Board (standard) $17,750
Mandatory Fees $800
Total $78,600

 

Financial Aid

Fall 2023  
Percent of Need Met for Incoming First Year Class 100%
Percent of Students Aided 65%
Percent of Students with Grant Aid 58%
Average Grant Award $40,900
Total Financial Aid - Fiscal Year 2023 $74.7 million
Average Debt at Graduation $22,290

 

Information Resources

2022-2023  
Library Holdings (books, serials, periodicals) 674,963
Computers for general student use 205
Residential rooms with network access 100%
Number of multimedia classrooms 14
Number of computer labs 6

 

Financial Resources

(Fiscal Year Ended 6/30/23) $ Millions Per Student
Total Net Assets $1,322.3 $413,607
Endowment Market Value $1,043.3 $326,337
Operating Expenditures $229.1 $71,661

 

Student Outcomes

2022-2023

Six-year graduation rates:  
For all students who first enrolled in fall 2017 90%
For all students who enrolled in fall 2017, by financial aid status:  

          Students who received a Pell Grant

89%

          Students who received a subsidized Stafford Loan

92%

          Students who did not receive a Pell Grant or subsidized Stafford Loan

88%
Number of degrees awarded: 750
Number of Fulbright Scholars: 8

 

Most popular major at graduation  
Economics 14%
Political Science 14%
Psychology 14%

English

6%

Sociology

6%

Last updated: January 12, 2024 (figures updated annually in December/January)