Saint Anselm College is a nationally ranked, Catholic liberal arts college located in Goffstown, New Hampshire. It was founded in 1889 by the world’s oldest religious order – the Benedictines – in response to an invitation by Bishop Denis M. Bradley, first bishop of Manchester, to build a school in his diocese. Accepting the offer, the Benedictine monks of St. Mary’s Abbey set out to develop a six-year curriculum in philosophy and theology. Unfortunately, a fire gutted down the building housing the college in 1892 and the Benedictine monks had to rebuild everything from scratch. By 1985, however, the college was granted permission to bestow standard academic degrees.
Today, Saint Anselm College is recognized for the high quality of education it provides especially its liberal arts curriculum. It offers majors in over 36 areas of study and plays a pivotal role in American politics as the venue for many national Presidential debates through which it has attracted the attention of media giants Fox News, CNN and ABC.
There are approximately 2,000 students enrolled at Saint Anselm College mentored by 144 fulltime faculty members who all hold the highest degree possible in their chosen field of study. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1 and the average class size is no greater than 18 students.
Cost of attendance for academic year 2010-2011 for fulltime students is US$43,205 broken down into full-year tuition of US$30,760; room and board at US$11,630; and mandatory fees at US$815. An estimated cost for books, supplies, transportation and miscellaneous expenses is around US$2,500 although this may vary per student. Financial aid in the form of loans, grants and scholarships is extended by the college to help students pay for their cost of attendance.
For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Saint Anselm College.