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Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate82%

About Saint Anselm College

Founded in 1889, Saint Anselm College is a Benedictine, Catholic, liberal arts college dedicated to undergraduate education. Located on 400 acres overlooking Manchester, NH, Saint Anselm seeks to provide an educational experience that promotes the intellectual, spiritual and personal growth of its students. The college's nationally recognized Humanities Program challenges students to think critically about timeless questions of value, moral choice and human greatness. The college's Benedictine heritage is reflected in long-standing traditions of hospitality, a love of learning, community service, and citizenship. The third oldest Catholic college in New England, Saint Anselm enrolls around 2,000 students, with a majority participating in community service in New Hampshire and throughout the country.

Saint Anselm College is a private, religious college in the suburb of Manchester, New Hampshire. Saint Anselm College was founded in 1889. The college currently enrolls around 1,977 students per year, including 1,959 undergrad students.

Saint Anselm College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Saint Anselm College. In 2022, Saint Anselm College accepted 82% of applicants. In 2022, 2,892 out of 3,514 total applicants were accepted.

Saint Anselm College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 90%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 20%

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Saint Anselm College is located in the town of Manchester, New Hampshire, in the suburbs of Boston.

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Saint Anselm College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Saint Anselm College is Feb 1.

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

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

Saint Anselm College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1300


Math SAT Range

560 - 640


Reading SAT Range

560 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1300 and Above


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1140 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Saint Anselm College students is 1220. Applicants with SAT scores of 1300 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Saint Anselm College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1300 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1140 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Saint Anselm College.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Saint Anselm College is like? There are approximately 1,977 students enrolled at Saint Anselm College, including 1,959 undergraduate students and 18 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 22% percent are from NH and 78% percent of students are from other states.


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