WHEN FACED WITH LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES, WILL YOU FIND THE ONE THAT DEFINES YOU?
At Saint Anselm College, you’ll be ready to do something big. Something that will challenge you, stretch your mind, and change your view of the world. Something that will surprise you. You’ll build on your strengths and find your passion. When faced with life’s challenges, you’ll have the confidence and perspective to rise to the occasion.
And when the world asks the big questions, you’ll answer as an
MATT ROCHELEAU: BIOCHEMIST. CLASS SENATOR. ANSELMIAN.
ALEXANDRA CASTILLO: LINGUIST. LEADER. ANSELMIAN.
ELIZABETH MCAFEE: NURSE. RUNNER. ANSELMIAN.
BEN HARTNETT: ENTREPRENEUR. ATHLETE. ANSELMIAN.
So, what does an Anselmian do all day? We study.
Academics, page 06
We get involved.
Campus Life, page 10
We celebrate faith.
Spiritual Life, page 14
We see the world.
Internships and Study Abroad, page 18
NHIOP, page 22
New Hampshire Institute of Politics and Political Library
We hit the town.
Location, page 24
Athletics, page 26
We make it happen.
Admission and Financial Aid, page 28
At Saint Anselm College, we live for a challenge. We listen with our hearts and lead with our minds. We welcome different views, and stand up for our beliefs. And no matter what we choose to study, it is those beliefs that drive us to achieve, enable us to make hard choices, and empower us to have a positive impact in the world.
Facts Saint Anselm is a nationally ranked, Catholic Benedictine liberal arts college
1889 the year Saint Anselm College was founded, making it the third-oldest Catholic college in New England
1,954 students on our campus
18 average class size
90% students involved in campus clubs and athletics
98% of 2012 Saint Anselm graduates were employed, in school, or engaged in service within six months of commencement.
Academics A comprehensive liberal arts education gives you insight into how the world works—and how it could work better. If you have a career in mind, you may already know what major to choose. But no matter what you study, you’ll be ready to handle anything life has in store, because you’ll learn to analyze a situation from every angle, get your point across, and solve unexpected challenges. They’re essential skills that lead to success in any career. To an Anselmian, doing something worthwhile always trumps doing something easy.
WILL YOU MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE EVEN WHEN IT’S NOT THE EASY ONE?
MAJORS AND MINORS MAJORS Accounting American Studies Biochemistry Biology Business Chemistry Classical Archaeology Classics Communication Computer Science Computer Science with Business Computer Science with Mathematics Criminal Justice Economics Education Studies: Elementary Education Engineering: 3-2 Program English Environmental Politics and Sustainability Environmental Science Financial Economics Fine Arts Forensic Science French German Studies History International Business International Relations Liberal Studies in the Great Books Mathematics Mathematics with Economics Natural Science Nursing Nursing: RN-to-BSN Program Peace and Justice Studies Philosophy Physics (applied) Physics Politics Psychology Sociology Spanish Theology
DEPARTMENTAL MINORS Accounting Chemistry Classical Archaeology Computer Science Criminal Justice Education: Elementary, Secondary, ESOL English English: Theatre Arts Concentration Fine Arts Great Books History Mathematics Peace and Justice Studies Philosophy Physics Politics Psychology Social Work Sociology Theology
INTERDISCIPLINARY MINORS Asian Studies Campaign Management Catholic Studies Communication Computational Physical Science Environmental Studies Forensic Studies French Gender Studies German Greek Human Relations and Work International Studies Latin Latin American Studies Medieval Studies Neuroscience Public Policy Studies Russian Area Studies Spanish Sports Studies Web Design
PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Pre-Dental Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Theological Pre-Veterinary
Meet our faculty at anselm.edu/faculty. View the full list of majors, minors, and pre-professional programs at anselm.edu/academics.
THERE’S ONE IN EVERY CLASSROOM. You know, the one person in class who knows the material inside and out, always has a lot to contribute to class, and knows everybody on campus by name, face, and complicated coffee order? At Saint Anselm, those people are our professors. And in your four years here, they’re going to be a big part of your life. We don’t have any teaching assistants, only full faculty members, dedicated to your success. So if you’re looking for guidance, subject matter expertise, inspiration, or opportunities to explore further and learn more, just ask. That’s what they’re here for. But don’t be surprised if they ask you first.
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD. We believe that every voice in class (and outside of it, too) should be heard. But what we don’t believe in is having so many voices in class that nobody can hear anything. Classes are more personal because they’re small, with individual attention and easy access to everything. And when it’s time to raise your own voice, make sure you have something to say. We’re listening.
THIS IS WHERE THINGS GET INTERESTING. It’s all about connections: between the scientific and the philosophical; the practical and the purely aesthetic; culture and economics. Connections that will let you look at old ideas with a fresh perspective and gain true insight through a culture of reflection. It gets you thinking— and talking—about where you fit in and what impact you will make in the world.
You know that moment when everything just clicks and you think, “Now I get it”? BE READY FOR LOTS OF THOSE.
22 faculty members dedicated to advising undecided students
YOU’LL STAND UP AND TAKE ACTION,
EVEN WHEN YOU’RE SITTING DOWN AND TAKING NOTES. (CLASSIC ANSELMIAN.) 08
Declare more than just a major. In our Core Curriculum, you’ll find new connections that expand your thinking beyond the boundaries of your major. It’s where disciplines such as science, art, literature, history, and theology come together to raise new questions, spark fresh debate, and inspire innovative thinking. And it takes objective listening, critical thinking, and an ability to effectively communicate your views. It’s the kind of thing that’ll take you far, no matter which direction you’re headed.
Advance your education. Looking for even more academic rigor? Strengthen your critical thinking skills and pursue faculty-led research projects through our Honors Program. You’ll take advanced core classes and special electives open only to honors students, and you’ll work closely with faculty advisors and other honors students to develop your thesis. And when you graduate with an honors degree, employers and graduate and professional schools will definitely take notice.
Find your direction. Maybe you haven’t decided on a major yet. Which is perfect, because you’ll build essential knowledge and skills that can be applied to any discipline. And you’ll also have access to the activities, classes, and people who can help you find your way. Even if you don’t know where you’re going yet, at Saint Anselm, you’ll find out how to get there.
“When I see students take what they learn in the classroom out into their jobs and communities, it’s exciting to me as an academic. It’s their “Aha!” moment of learning, and a rewarding moment for me.” Tauna Sisco, Assistant Professor, Sociology
Campus Life With more than 65 clubs and organizations, you’ll be able to explore every interest, fuel your competitive drive, test your leadership potential, and just have fun. If the club you want doesn’t exist yet, go ahead and start it. You’ll have a chance to be a part of something bigger, have experiences you never dreamed you’d have, and meet people who are just as into this stuff as you are. There’s no limit to what you can do. In fact, you’ll want to sign up for something right away so you can fit everything in that you want to do before you graduate. It’s where you’ll get more into whatever you’re into. You know, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Getting involved, staying active, and never being bored. Anselmian move, all the way.
COULD YOU EXPERIENCE ONCEIN-A-LIFETIME MOMENTS EVERY SINGLE DAY?
STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS ACADEMIC CLUBS
SPECIAL INTEREST CLUBS
Campus Newspaper Chemistry Club Classics Society Criminal Justice Club Debate Society Education Club Finance Club French Club History Society Probe and Scalpel Psychology Club Quatrain Literary Publication Shakespeare Society Sociology Club Student Nurse Association Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Theology Society Yearbook
Mock Trial Organization for Life Rescue Team (EMT, EMS) STOP Campaign
MULTICULTURAL CLUBS Irish/Celtic Society Multicultural Student Coalition Muslim Student Association Vietnamese Club
POLITICAL CLUBS College Democrats College Republicans International Relations Club Model UN
Alpha Phi Omega Campus Ministry King Edward Society Knights of Columbus Koinonia Meelia Center for Community Engagement Red Key Society Saint Elizabeth Seton Society
STUDENT GOVERNMENT Campus Activities Board Student Government Association
MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS Abbey Players Art Society Chamber Music Ensemble Choir Dance Club Jazz Band
Learn more about these clubs and activities at anselm.edu/studentclubs. See what else we’re doing at anselm.edu/activities. Discover more about living (and eating) on campus at anselm.edu/residencelife.
A few things you’ll do as an Anselmian: RACE A CHARIOT At Floralia, the annual Roman Celebration hosted by the Classics Society.
TAKE THE STAGE By writing and directing your own original play with the Anselmian Abbey Players.
SPEAK THE LANGUAGE On trips to Montréal and Québec City with the French Club.
CELEBRATE THE BARD During a day of sonnet reading and cake eating for Shakespeare’s birthday (it’s April 26, but you probably already knew that).
SHOW OFF YOUR BIG BRAIN In Quiz Bowl, a Jeopardy-like team competition that gets everyone buzzing. PERFORM INTERNATIONALLY On a European tour during spring break with the College Choir. BREAK INTO THE NEW YORK ART SCENE On the Art Society’s bus trip to art museums and private artists’ studios in NYC.
STATE YOUR CASE At Debate Society tournaments all over the United States. STOP THE PRESSES When you break a campus story for The Crier, our student newspaper.
“There’s so much to do on the weekends, like skate night, athletic events, and club activities. I never feel like I have to leave campus to find something fun to do.” Olivia O’Toole-Class of 2013 International Relations
AND, OF COURSE, PARTY (LIKE AN ANSELMIAN) At Party Your Classes Off (PYCO), planned by our Campus Activities Board. No big deal, just a day of free burgers, hot dogs, and fried dough, free tank tops and sunglasses, a carnival with inflatable games and balloon artists, live music under the stars, and Club SAC, an Anselmians-only dance party with DJ-supplied music, lights, and effects. LEAVE YOUR MARK By starting a new club we haven’t thought of yet.
Chapel Art Center The Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center is the former home of our chapel, and it has the stunning stained glass windows and hand-painted vaulted ceiling to show for it. Now it’s the home of our permanent art collection and hosts varied exhibitions throughout the year.
Dana Center for Humanities and the Arts This is where the liberal arts meet the performing arts. Each year, we host classical theatre, contemporary dance, concerts, comedy, and films. During the afternoon before a show, performers meet with groups of interested students. Our stage also is the venue for the Anselmian Abbey Players, our student theatre group. And, if your alter-ego is Steven Spielberg or J.J. Abrams, you can get involved here as a lighting technician, sound board operator, or set designer.
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A THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE. A HUNGER FOR LUNCH. Our dining facilities and our food were named among the top 20 in the nation (number 10, actually). In addition to our main dining hall, featuring a grill, deli, salad bar, and fresh baked goods, there’s a smaller café, plus a coffee shop with a pub and patio. This is the one place you’ll find the legendary Saint A’s burger and Egg St. A’s.
ROOM (AND NEVER BORED) You might be new here, but you won’t be alone. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. You could live in a traditional residence hall, suite, townhouse, or apartment. It’s where you’ll live, sleep, and study, but it’s also where you’ll get together with your friends for barbecues, movies, contests, and other events. (Did we mention that Ben & Jerry’s delivers?) And the best thing about our residence halls: they’re full of Anselmians.
AN OPEN DOOR POLICY You’ll notice this Anselmian tradition before you enter a single building: students have a tendency to hold doors open for one another. Sure, it sounds like simple courtesy, but at Saint Anselm, it’s very real. Maybe it’s our Benedictine tradition of hospitality, or our we’re-all-inthis-together spirit, but it’s a small thing that says big things about our character. Take it with you when you graduate. Your Saint Anselm education is guaranteed to open doors.
Spiritual Life Our Catholic Benedictine tradition of faith, reason, and community engagement is the foundation of life at Saint Anselm. And it comes to life every day through the community of Benedictine monks who live at Saint Anselm Abbey. But you’ll also see it in the lives of the students who work together to create an environment where hard work pays off, where new paths are discovered, and where timehonored traditions are a part of life (and new traditions are created all the time).
Anselmians know where they’re going, but never forget where they’ve been.
CAN YOU MAKE YOUR MARK ON A 120-YEAR TRADITION OF DEVOTION?
HALLMARKS OF A BENEDICTINE EDUCATION The monastic community is guided by the principles set forth by Saint Benedict in the 6th century. These principles form the foundation of life in the monastery, and they have a profound influence on the Saint Anselm experience:
Love of Christ and neighbor A life marked by prayer and spiritual reading A commitment to the daily life of this place A dedication to growth and transformation A commitment to listening and taking action A discipline of focusing on what matters Accepting our place in the world with humility A respect for the beauty and goodness of the world Cultivating an openness to others Calling for service to the common good and a respect for the individual
Find out more about our Catholic Benedictine tradition at anselm.edu/spirituallife.
THE MONKS OF SAINT ANSELM The Benedictine monks have been an integral part of the Saint Anselm experience since the beginning. Scholars in their own right, several of them teach classes in their academic disciplines. You’ll also see them in administrative roles, or saying mass in the Abbey Church. You’re even likely to see them running on our cross country trails, working out in the Fitness Center, cheering for the Hawks at a basketball game, or joining a trivia team on a Tuesday night in the Pub. When you arrive on campus, it might seem unusual to see men in black robes. But by the time you graduate, you won’t be able to imagine college life without them.
CAMPUS MINISTRY Just as the Abbey Church is the spiritual center of campus, the Office of Campus Ministry is the spiritual center of student life. Campus Ministry serves everyone on campus, no matter what their religious beliefs. Whether you need information, inspiration, or just a listening ear, this is the place to find it. You can explore different forms of prayer and styles of worship, and deepen your understanding of spirituality in your life.
ROAD FOR HOPE It’s a modern-day pilgrimage, sponsored by Campus Ministry to benefit the needy while strengthening the community. In Road for Hope, 40-50 students spend the week before the semester starts walking from Lewiston, Maine, to campus (130 miles) to raise money and awareness, enjoying fellowship and a giving spirit along the way. On this road, every footstep makes a difference.
“Saint Benedict knew that true fulfillment and happiness in life comes from being at peace first with God, then with oneself, with others, and with the world. It’s about educating the whole person: very Benedictine and certainly very Anselmian.” Father Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B., Saint Anselm College president from 1989-2013
A life of service
At some colleges, vacation means beaches and ski trails. It can mean that here too. But many Anselmians prefer to spend their off-campus time helping others. Service and Solidarity Missions, offered by Campus Ministry, take students wherever people are in need: innercity neighborhoods, hurricane-stricken coasts, and a Native American reservation, for example. We call these trips WBA (winter break alternative), SBA (spring break alternative), and Summer Plunge. You’ll want to join one. Maybe even lead one. And probably go on another one.
FROM THE MOMENT YOU ARRIVE ON CAMPUS, YOU’LL BECOME A PART OF SOMETHING EPIC.
YOU’LL BECOME SOMETHING TRULY EXCEPTIONAL.
YOU’LL BE AN ANSELMIAN.
Internships and Study Abroad
“I feel like I could never really understand the great truths of the world unless I saw what those philosophers saw firsthand. I went to Florence and saw Galileo’s works and Dante’s home. I went to Athens and saw the academy of philosophy. Ask yourself what you want to become, and find someplace where you can become that person.” Kerri Shaughnessy, Class of 2013 Philosophy Major, International Relations Minor Florence, Italy
WILL YOU DO SOMETHING THAT MEANS SOMETHING?
THIS IS WHERE YOU’LL GO. JUST A FEW OF OUR INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES American Cancer Society BAE Systems Offices of U.S. Senators Catholic Medical Center CBS News Department of Justice New York State Assembly Access Sport America Reebok State Street Global Advisors Fidelity Investments Ireland United States Secret Service Institute for American Indian Studies WMUR-TV, Manchester Boston Bruins Northwestern Mutual Catholic Charities Boston Appalachian Mountain Club
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES Study at one of 50 colleges and universities in places like: Chiang Mai, Thailand Hong Kong, China Kraków, Poland London, England Paris, France Perth, Australia Perugia, Italy Prague, Czech Republic Salzburg, Austria Stellenbosch, South Africa Dublin, Ireland St. Petersburg, Russia Granada, Spain Buenos Aires, Argentina Muscat, Oman
Learn more about study abroad and internships at anselm.edu/experientiallearning.
REAL JOB EXPERIENCE Your liberal arts education gives you a solid foundation for any career and the ability to adapt to changes in technology and in the workplace. Your specialized studies give you the relevant knowledge and latest thinking in your academic discipline. But to get a competitive edge, you need real job experience. An internship is not required here, but there’s no better way to explore an industry, see the inner workings of the workplace, and begin to build your professional network.
YOU’LL GRADUATE. AND THEN WHAT? This is the best part—in a lot of ways—because it could pretty much be anything. Maybe you’ll work at a top financial services firm, or join a lab in a nationally recognized research hospital, like some of our recent graduates. If you plan to continue your studies, you’ll find that your Saint Anselm degree can lead to some other equally impressive degrees. Anselmians are enrolled in master’s and Ph.D. programs at places such as Boston College, Princeton, Yale, Georgetown Law, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Peking University (Beijing, China).
98% of 2012 graduates are employed, in graduate school, or engaged in service.
If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, join a team of professional archaeologists on our dig in Italy. Do you have an inquiring mind? You’ve done all the reading; now find out what it’s like to work side by side with biology professors investigating the causes of cancer. Want to develop your leadership skills? Start a fund-raiser, lead a program, or run for president. (Of your class. The country comes later.) The experience you have at Saint Anselm will give you the skills and insight that employers are looking for. You’ll go into the field for actual research. You’ll go into the workforce for real career experience. And when you’re ready to take that next step into a career or graduate school, you will find the help you need. Wherever your Saint Anselm experience takes you, you’ll use your creativity and flexibility to solve problems, communicate ideas, work collaboratively, and inspire others. As you start to embark upon your life’s work, you’ll find that you’ve already begun.
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YOU’LL EXPLORE MONUMENTAL IDEAS. DEEP CONNECTIONS. INVENTIVE SOLUTIONS.
You’re the researcher. There’s no reason to wait until graduate school to do real science. Federally funded grants have allowed us to create and cultivate a researchrich environment. As assistants and paid researchers in our labs, students are advancing scientific thinking and pushing toward real breakthroughs. They’re even getting their names in the scientific literature as co-authors and conference presenters, right along with their professors.
ANSELMIAN RESEARCH A model for understanding the development of human cancers The relationship between body mass index and age-related eye disease The behavioral mechanisms of drug abuse relapse Media portrayal of women in politics Seasonal migration of wild brook trout Knee stability in long-distance runners Physical activity’s effects on appetite Forest mapping with remote sensing technology
“I think it’s great that we can do something as big as researching cancer because it affects so many people. Professor Broek took the time to teach me the skills you can’t learn from a textbook, and I use them in my research today.” Christina Palmieri ’11 Anselmian and current researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital
New Hampshire Institute of Politics and Political Library There’s nothing we love more than a good debate. We welcome all viewpoints and all ways of thinking— just be prepared to defend them. This is where ideas are challenged, ideologies compete, and the democratic process is alive and well. At Saint Anselm’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics, we hold the nation’s first presidential primary debates, giving you a once-in-alifetime opportunity to witness (and participate in) history in the making. And that’s undebatably cool. Anselmians love to debate. No, we don’t. Yes, we do.
COULD YOU GO FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE FUTURE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD?
HONORED ANSELMIAN GUESTS In the past 40 years, every United States president, and nearly every candidate or presidential hopeful, has debated or spoken right here.
George H.W. Bush George W. Bush Jimmy Carter Bill Clinton Gerald Ford John F. Kennedy Richard Nixon Barack Obama Ronald Reagan Joe Biden Sam Brownback Hillary Clinton Howard Dean Al Gore Mike Huckabee John Kerry Joe Lieberman John McCain Ralph Nader Ron Paul Bill Richardson Mitt Romney Paul Ryan Explore the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at anselm.edu/nhiop.
SHAPE HISTORY AT THE NATION’S FIRST PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY. CNN and The Daily Show usually stop by our campus. Plus Anderson Cooper, Diane Sawyer, and George Stephanopoulos. Also, the next president of the United States, and you. During the Institute’s nationally televised primary debates, you can work as a courier, guide, or media assistant. You might be able to go backstage with the candidates, interview beltway insiders, and make media connections that will lead to opportunities later.
ON THIS CAMPUS, YOU’LL ALWAYS FIND PLENTY OF PARTIES. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, or independent voter. And it makes no difference whether you’re a politics major, a computer scientist, or a future doctor. You’ll get involved in the democratic process through forums, voter registration drives, and conversations with guest speakers in your classes (including elected officials, pundits, and prominent journalists). People from across the political spectrum come together here to discuss and debate the important issues of the day.
“No one runs for president without speaking at Saint A’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics.” Marc Ambinder, Political Editor at The Atlantic
AT THE INSTITUTE:
6 smart classrooms 4 seminar rooms 5 research centers a 200-seat auditorium
APRIL 13, 2007. It was a life-changing moment for one history major—and it’s the kind of thing that happens regularly at Saint Anselm College. Lauren Chooljian interviewed Hillary Clinton on campus and said, “It was an incredible experience, because I want to have a career in journalism.” She graduated in 2010. Now, she’s a morning producer and reporter at Chicago Public Radio.
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DO YOU SEE YOURSELF NEAR A BIG CITY, WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE TO THE COAST, OR CLOSE TO THE MOUNTAINS?
(TRICK QUESTION — IT’S ALL RIGHT HERE.)
THE ANSELMIAN GUIDE TO DOING THINGS THAT ARE AWESOME IN AND AROUND MANCHESTER STEP 1: Try one of the amazing choices at Queen City Cupcakes. (we like maple bacon, rocky road, peanut butter cup...) STEP 2: Catch a puck at a Manchester Monarchs game at Verizon Wireless Arena. STEP 3: Visit the home of the world’s first chicken tender, Puritan Backroom. (You may run into Adam Sandler; it’s one of his favorite restaurants in his home town.) STEP 4: Conquer the 70-foot climbing wall at Vertical Dreams. STEP 5: Find out what a Dinah Finger is at Red Arrow Diner. (Hint: it’s a dessert.) STEP 6: Check out local music at Milly’s, Murphy’s or Strangebrew. Local to us, anyway. It’ll be local to you when you get here. STEP 7: See the Zimmerman House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, on a side trip from the Currier Museum of Art. STEP 8: Head to the beach: Hampton, Rye, Jenness, North, or New Castle. STEPS 9, 10, 11, AND 12: Hike, bike, ski, or snowboard in the White Mountains. STEP 13: See Carrie Underwood, Maroon 5, The Who, or the American Idol finalists. They were all in town for shows at the Verizon Center last year. STEP 14: Socialize while you paint a masterpiece at the Muse Paintbar. STEP 15: Check out the outlet malls in Merrimack, Tilton, or Kittery.
DRIVING TIME TO SAINT ANSELM ALBANY NEW YORK 31/2 HOURS BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 1 HOUR BUFFALO NEW YORK 81/2 HOURS BURLINGTON VERMONT 21/2 HOURS HARTFORD CONNECTICUT 21/2 HOURS NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK 41/₄ HOURS PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA 6 HOURS PORTLAND MAINE 2 HOURS PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND 2 HOURS SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS 21/₄ HOURS WASHINGTON, D.C. 81/2 HOURS MANCHESTER-BOSTON REGIONAL AIRPORT 20 MINUTES
OUR HOCKEY TRADITION We’ve got a reputation as a bit of a hockey school. But only because our Hawks have won eight Northeast Ten Conference championships. Our players set conference records—and their goals include helping others. At the Frozen Four Championships last year, a Saint Anselm senior won the annual hockey humanitarian award, naming him “college hockey’s finest citizen.”
ANSELMIAN SPIRIT Each of us plays different sports, but we’re all on the same team. On our campus, whenever any Saint Anselm Hawk hits the field (or the ice, the court, the course, or the track), it’s with a crowd full of Anselmians cheering them on. Some of us are fast. Some are strong. And some of us are just plain loud.
BRING YOUR SAINT A-GAME. When you come to Saint Anselm, you come to play. In the last couple of years, our athletes have earned All-Conference, All-Region, Rookie of the Year, and potential All-American recognition, and we continue to field more competitive teams every season. Perfect, because next season’s the one when you’ll be here.
CAN YOU FACE EVERY CHALLENGE, OVERCOME EVERY OBSTACLE, AND DEFY EVERY EXPECTATION?
HAWKS ATHLETIC TEAMS MEN’S SPORTS Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Ice Hockey Lacrosse Skiing Soccer Tennis
WOMEN’S SPORTS Basketball Cross Country
CLUB AND RECREATIONAL SPORTS Dance Field Hockey Ice Hockey Lacrosse (men’s and women’s)
Rugby (men’s and women’s)
Ski and Snowboarding Soccer (men’s and women’s)
Softball Swimming Track
Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball
Learn more about Saint Anselm athletics at saintanselmhawks.com.
We bring a spirit of competition to everything we do. Every victory is hard fought and won, and every setback makes us stronger and better prepared for the next challenge. We don’t back down. We never give up. On the ice or in the classroom. On the football field or in the research lab. On the golf course or in a philosophy course. When any Hawks team plays, it’s carrying the biggest secret weapon in NCAA Division II athletics: a team full of Anselmians.
THE CARR CENTER The three-story fitness facility in our student activities center features 37 cardio machines, 39 strength pieces, and 7,000 pounds of weights, along with indoor basketball and tennis courts.
“As an athlete, it is really helpful to be able to find help outside of regular class times. You have all the academic resources you need here. They want you to succeed.” Dan Lagasse, Class of 2014 Business Major
YOU’LL HAVE EVERYTHING IT TAKES TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE. (AS ANSELMIANS, WE’RE HERE FOR YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.) APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Admission to Saint Anselm is competitive. The Admission Committee will evaluate your application holistically based on several factors, including: the rigor of your school curriculum; academic achievement; writing ability; cocurricular activities, particularly evidence of leadership; letters of recommendation from your college counselor and teachers; and standardized testing (optional for all academic majors with the exception of nursing). High school studies should consist of no fewer than 16 acceptable units of secondary school coursework or equivalent, including: • Four years of English • Three or more years of a laboratory science • Three or more years of mathematics
Two or more years of social science At least two years of a single foreign language; however, students are better served if they have completed three or four years of foreign language study
FIRST-YEAR APPLICANTS Saint Anselm College exclusively uses the Common Application (www.commonapp.org). Please submit the following materials: • Completed First-Year Common Application • $50 non-refundable application fee or fee waiver • Essay • Official high school transcript
• School report form • Teacher evaluation form from a teacher in your last two years of secondary school • Optional for all majors with the exception of nursing — official results of the SAT I or ACT (our SAT code is 3748; ACT code is 2522) Please visit www.anselm.edu/apply for more information. TRANSFER APPLICANTS Please visit www.anselm.edu/transfer for more information. INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS Please visit www.anselm.edu/international for more information.
Application Plans and Deadlines
Non-binding program. Apply on or before November 15 and you will be mailed an admission decision by mid-January.
All students interested in the nursing program must apply as a nursing major on or before November 15.
Applicants who apply under the Regular Decision plan will be mailed an admission decision by mid-March.
First-year and transfer students may apply for admission to begin in the second semester.
NOVEMBER 15 (PRIORITY DATE)
FINANCIAL AID Students at Saint Anselm come from a wide variety of economic and social backgrounds, most of whom receive various types of financial assistance. Our financial aid program is designed to assist as many qualified students as possible, especially those who would be unable to attend Saint Anselm without such aid. Financial assistance, on the basis of merit and/or demonstrated need, is awarded as a supplement to the reasonable financial contribution made by you and your parents. We place financial aid into the following four categories, comprising a typical financial aid package. TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID Merit Aid in the form of presidential scholarships (up to $17,000) is offered to freshmen who display exemplary academic credentials. In addition, the college offers numerous merit scholarships which are fully described in our financial aid brochure. For further information on merit aid, visit www.anselm.edu/merit-aid. Need-Based Aid covers all scholarship and grant money, including funds from Saint Anselm College as well as state and federal government grants and scholarships. This money is awarded as a gift and does not need to be repaid. Loan Aid is a common part of students’ financial aid packages. Student loans generally hold low interest rates with longterm repayment options. The Federal Stafford Loan and Perkins Student Loan are the two most common. Employment Aid is offered through both federal and college-sponsored programs, providing a wide range of on-campus work for students. Students normally work between six and 15 hours per week at college jobs on campus. Students are paid every other week and use the money for personal expenses.
HOW TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE online • Signed copies of 2013 federal income tax returns and W-2s. To make this process secure and user-friendly, Saint Anselm uses the College Board IDOC program. After completing the CSS Profile, the College Board IDOC program will email the tax submission instructions. The College Board will provide the Saint Anselm Office of Financial Aid with the tax information in a secure, electronic format.
Financial Aid Application DEADLINE FOR FIRST-YEAR APPLICANTS: March 15 TRANSFER DEADLINE: June 1 FINANCIAL AID CODES FAFSA 002587 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE 3748 OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID 603-641-7110 (Telephone) 603-656-6015 (Fax) firstname.lastname@example.org
FINANCIAL AID AT-A-GLANCE Percent of first year students receiving some type of gift aid: 96%
CLASS OF 2016 AT-A-GLANCE
Applicants: 4,093 Acceptances: 3,057 Matriculants: 527 Male/Female Ratio: 42%/58% Retention Rate: 88% CLASSROOM PERFORMANCE Average GPA: 3.22 Top 10%: 20% Top 25%: 54% Top 50%: 88% Percentage Reporting Class Rank: 47% TESTING INFORMATION We are test optional for all non-nursing applicants. 63% of applicants submitted
Average first year student need-based gift aid award: $19,400 Average first year overall need-based financial aid package: $24,500
Average SAT Scores Admitted: 560CR; 570M; 560W Middle 50% Admitted: 1050-1220 (CR+M)
Average first year needbased loan: $4,565 anselm.edu/financialaid
YOU KNOW ALL THOSE AMAZING THINGS YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO DO IN COLLEGE? THEY’LL HAPPEN RIGHT HERE. (NOT “HERE” HERE. OVER THERE, IN THE PLACES ON THIS MAP.) 1 Abbey Church* 2 Saint Anselm Abbey* 3 Joseph Hall 4 Alumni Hall 5 Jean Building (bookstore) 6 Print Shop/Copy Center 7 Coffee Shop and Pub 8 Father Bernard Court— The Uppers (residence): Building M, Building L, Faltin Hall, Boutselis Hall, Dupont Hall, Paul Hall, Reilly Hall, Nivelle Hall, Building F, Curtis Hall, Kelly Hall, Barlow Hall, Guerin Hall 9 Dominic Hall 10 Bradley House 11 Gadbois Hall (nursing and classrooms) 12 St. Joan of Arc Hall (residence) 13 Baroody Hall (residence) 14 South Athletic Fields 15 Sullivan Ice Arena 16 Davison Hall (dining) 17 Dana Center for the Humanities 18 Grappone Stadium, Sullivan Park 19 Goulet Science Center 20 Cushing Student Center
21 Stoutenburgh Gymnasium 22 Carr Activities and Fitness Center 23 New Hampshire Institute of Politics 24 Saint Benedict Court — The Lowers (residence): Danais Hall, Primeau Hall, Gerald Hall, Cohen Hall, Mareski Hall 25 Raphael Hall (residence) 26 Croydon Court (residence) Breck House, Von Dy Rowe House, Sullivan House, Rowell House 27 Brady Hall (residence) 28 Bertrand Hall (residence) 29 Hilary Hall (residence) 30 Poisson Hall 31 Geisel Library 32 Comiskey Center 33 Falvey House (residence) 34 Collins House (residence) 35 Daley Maintenance Center 36 St. Mary Hall (residence)
*Saint Anselm Abbey Buildings
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