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Elms College

Chicopee, MA 4-Year Private

About Elms College

Elms College is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Chicopee, MA

Founded in 1928, Elms College currently enrolls around 1,355 students a year, including 1,030 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $13,660,906. For each full-time student, Elms College spends about $7,796.

2021 Admissions Facts About Elms College

Acceptance rate: 70%

Average GPA: 3.37

Mean ACT score: 25

Mean SAT score: 1075

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What is Elms College's acceptance rate?

It is moderately difficult to get into Elms College. Around 70 percent of all applicants are admitted to Elms College each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.37 out of 4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1075. The mean ACT scores is 25.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Elms College a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

About 79 percent of students who start at Elms College return for their second year of college. Out of the 187 students who started at Elms College as first-time freshman, 102 graduate within four years.

Elms College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 64 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $38,858 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Elms College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Elms College a good school for YOU?

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College Info

291 Springfield Street Chicopee, MA 01013-2839

Campus Setting: Suburban

Elms College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Elms College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Elms College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Elms College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

18 to 24

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Elms College is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Elms College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Elms College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

988 - 1120

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Math SAT Range

480 - 560

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 570

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1120 and Above

Good

988 to 1120

Avg

988 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Elms College students is 1041. Applicants with SAT scores of 1120 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Elms College, while applicants with SAT scores between 988 to 1120 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 988 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Elms College.

Elms College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$53,551

In State

$53,551

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$36,596
$36,596
Fees
$1,795
$1,795
Housing
$14,010
$14,010
Books
$1,150
$1,150

Student Life

Wondering what life at Elms College is like? There are approximately 1,495 students enrolled at Elms College, including 1,123 undergraduate students and 372 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 72% percent are from MA and 28% percent of students are from other states.

89%

Full Time

11%

Part Time

72%

In State

28%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,495

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

75%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$38,391

Out-of-State

$38,391

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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