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About Emmanuel College

Emmanuel College—a Catholic, coeducational, residential, liberal arts and sciences college in Boston—has been educating critical thinkers, ethical decision makers and community leaders since 1919.

Emmanuel College’s longstanding tradition as a trailblazing institution began with its founding by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1919 as New England’s first Catholic college for women. Today, as the only Catholic college in the heart of Boston, Emmanuel continues to honor this powerful and timeless legacy. Situated in the Fenway neighborhood, Emmanuel’s beautiful residential campus is home to around 2,200 students—including more than 1,800 undergraduate students—from 37 states and territories and 41 countries.

Emmanuel both enriches and draws inspiration from the vibrant, innovative city that surrounds it. In this dynamic environment, students take advantage of boundless opportunities to expand their worldview through rigorous coursework, collaborations with distinguished and dedicated faculty, active participation in our campus community, and countless internship and career opportunities throughout the Boston area and beyond.  

Emmanuel’s more than 70 programs in the arts, humanities, education, natural sciences, business and nursing foster dynamic intellectual exploration, spirited discourse and substantive learning experiences beyond the classroom that honor our commitment to educate the whole person and prepare students to emerge as tomorrow’s leaders. With a solid grounding in the Catholic intellectual tradition, robust academic programs and an ongoing commitment to provide an ethical and relevant 21st-century education, Emmanuel inspires students to dream big and work hard as they discover—and begin to fulfill—their life’s profound purpose.

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