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Elms College

Chicopee, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate68%
Acceptance Rate68%

About Elms College

Elms College Overview

Elms College is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Elms College was founded in 1928 and now enrolls around 1,379 students per year year, which includes 1,060 undergrad students. Elms College offers on-campus housing for up to 400 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Involvement at Elms College

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus

Elms College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Elms College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Elms College on the Student Life page.

2022 Elms College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 68%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 9%
Tuition $38,733
Percent of Need Met 66%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $31,523

Is Elms College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer view of what Elms College offers and if the college seems like a good choice for you.

Elms College Acceptance Rate 2022

Elms College is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Elms College is 68%. Last year, 1,565 students applied to Elms College and 1,063 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Elms College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 86% of students who start at Elms College return the next year. 68% of Elms College undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Elms College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Elms College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Elms College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Elms College's endowment was $17.9 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Elms College spends about $7,700 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Elms College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Elms College meets 66% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Elms College full-time are awarded $31,523 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $43,933 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Elms College.

Based on this information, is Elms College the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Elms College a good school for you?

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Where is Elms College Located?

Elms College is located in the suburban setting of Chicopee, Massachusetts.

If you are interested in seeing Elms College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Massachusetts Turnpike to Chicopee, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bradley International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Elms College and Chicopee are like without leaving home.

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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

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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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Elms College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1065 - 1195


Math SAT Range

520 - 590


Reading SAT Range

530 - 605

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1195 and Above


1065 to 1195


1065 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Elms College students is 1108. Applicants with SAT scores of 1195 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Elms College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1065 to 1195 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1065 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Elms College.

Elms College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Elms College is like? There are approximately 1,379 students enrolled at Elms College, including 1,060 undergraduate students and 319 graduate students. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 73% percent are from MA and 27% percent of students are from other states.


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