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Emmanuel College

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
At Emmanuel College, excellence in the liberal arts and sciences intersects with experiential learning opportunities, including student-faculty collaboration on research and scholarship; internships with an array of corporations, institutions and nonprofits; service learning; study abroad programs; and scores of co-curricular activities that promote engagement and leadership.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Business & Management (2)
Education & Training (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



In 1919, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, an international Catholic religious congregation, opened Emmanuel College as the first Catholic college for women in New England.For more than 80 years, Emmanuel served proudly as a Catholic liberal arts and sciences college for women and enjoyed a reputation for academic rigor and a commitment to social justice.


The Great American Experiment:

This course is a comprehensive overview of the historical, philosophical and societal foundations of American education. Issues of race, class, gender, sexual orientation and learning differences are highlighted within the context of the positive and negative impact the schools have on society.  


Research at Emmanuel means taking "challenging" and "inspiring" to a whole new level. Our faculty explore diverse fields of interest-from the induction of T-cell tolerance in bone marrow transplants to the study of Hindu culture on the island of Trinidad-throughout Boston, across the country and around the globe.At Emmanuel, groundbreaking laboratory research is conducted right on our campus. The Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center features state-of-the-art research labs on par with the neighboring world-class research facilities in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area. Our faculty utilize connections in the area and throughout the world to help bring Emmanuel to the forefront of today’s research world.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

The Office of Academic Advising assists in the academic transition from high school to college, and helps you to discover that your academic choices have a significant impact on achieving your goals.

Each incoming student is assigned a professional Academic Advisor. Together with your Advisor, you will discuss how to choose a major, how to select courses for each semester, and how to create a Four-Year Academic Plan to assist in timely graduation.

Library services

The Cardinal Cushing Library supports the mission of Emmanuel College by providing resources, services, and technology to meet the present and future educational, research, and information needs of its community.

ICT services

The Academic Computer Lab is located in Room 010 in the Cardinal Cushing Library. The Lab is available during posted hours to all registered Emmanuel students, faculty members and staff. The Lab is equipped with both Windows and Macintosh computers, scanner functionality and various print functionalities.

Medical services

Emmanuel's Health Services provides accessible and high-quality health care to the students at Emmanuel, including the diagnosis and treatment of acute illness and injuries. The Counseling Center provides services such as short-term and group counseling, crisis intervention, educational workshops and more.

Student Life

Campus life

For our students, 400 The Fenway is their Boston address for the next four years. For our alumni, it's the home they return to for reunions and events, to reconnect with faculty or to grab a cup of coffee. For the entire Emmanuel College community, it's home base: a place of innovation, history, service, friendship and academic rigor... all with a big green backyard in the midst of Boston's medical, business and cultural worlds.


Emmanuel College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Student Reviews

Emmanuel Review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

This school has helped me pursue my academic desires. The teachers genuinely want to help their students which make the learning process so much better.

Boston, Massachusetts, United States