College of Our Lady of the Elms

239 reviews
  1. Chicopee, MA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
College of Our Lady of the Elms is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Collegiate Conference
Address
291 Springfield St
Chicopee, MA 01013
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
840-1060
ACT Range
15-23
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$21,846/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,666/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,111/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,717/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,428/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,276/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,005Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Happy
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
68%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.28 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Small
    100%

After College of Our Lady of the Elms

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

Reviews

239 reviews
  • Excellent
    31
  • Very Good
    89
  • Average
    92
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    12
It is super easy to arrange a meeting or pop in to a professor's office to get questions answered, go over an exam or assignment, or to try to figure out the best route to get help. The ARC program in the library is a life saver! Its super easy to make tutoring sessions and the two tutors I've worked me have helped me greatly in my problem areas. I love pretty much everything but the one thing I wish the school had more of would be places to eat because there is only a tiny Starbucks café and cafeteria and sometimes they don't have what you're craving for.
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
There are dozens of off-campus dining options.Whether you are looking for a sit down dinner, some take-out, fast food, or delivery there are dozens of options to choose from. You range from pizza to Chinese to wings to any sort of fast food you could imagine. The costs are average but there are always coupons available! The best place to go in my opinion is Buffalo Wild Wings. The cost is cheap and it's a great place to bring a group of people and the best part is the huge tv's where you can enjoy the big game!
  • College Freshman
  • May 16 2015
The Life of a Nursing Student at Elms – Life? What Life? As a student in the nursing program your daily curriculum will consist of waking up around 8 am, go to class, eat, study, class, class, study, write a paper or two, study, eat, sleep, and wake up the next day to start it all over again. As a nursing student they expect 100% effort and a good majority of your time every day. These expectations however are more then fair and expected. Elms has a highly accredited program and trains for only the best nurses come graduation!
  • College Junior
  • July 25 2012