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Welcome to Emmanuel College

Emmanuel is a Catholic, coeducational, residential liberal arts and sciences college with a 17-acre main campus in the heart of Boston's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities. There is simply no other place like it.

Emmanuel College is a Catholic, coeducational, residential, liberal arts and sciences college in Boston. Learn why there is no other place like it.

Founded in 1919 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Emmanuel College has a rich history of tradition and transformation.

The Emmanuel College mission is rooted in the belief that "education is the greatest work on Earth," and a commitment to the Catholic intellectual tradition.

Located in the Fenway neighborhood and the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, Emmanuel is in the heart of Boston's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities.

The College's undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff make up a vibrant and diverse community.

Emmanuel is a place that is ever-changing and innovating to meet students' needs, through strategic and campus planning led by the College's Administration and Board of Trustees.

The College's partnerships span science, education, leadership and community service, making connections locally, nationally and globally.

Emmanuel's 17-acre residential campus is a mix of the historic and modern, from the original Administration Building to the state-of-the art Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center.

Academic, administrative, student life services and more are all available through the College's campus departments.

Students, faculty, and alumni are engaged members of the community—on campus and beyond—and their stories are highlighted in articles, videos, photography, social media and more.

Each year there are hundreds of events hosted on the Emmanuel campus, including major academic milestones, student club activities, athletic competitions, lectures and more.

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Nick Eline '23: Perseverance in a Pandemic

Nick grew up in a family of medical professionals—his mother and grandmother are both nurses and his father is a paramedic. “I’ve always been surrounded with medical jargon and stories of health incidents, crises, and the rewarding benefits of providing care,” he said.

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Nadel Henville '22: Creating Community Takes Center Stage

For Nadel, the stage is her “second home,” and the community she’s found within Emmanuel’s Theater program, a second family. While she originally thought she would pursue college theater as a hobby, she soon realized the work would define her student experience and provide a foundation for life beyond Emmanuel.

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Gianna Kittle '20: Advocating for Justice

Prior to coming to Emmanuel, Gianna had never heard of the field of sociology, but was very familiar and passionate about issues of crime and justice. Her time at Emmanuel helped her to not only put a name—but also, a purpose—to that passion.

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Research Spotlight: Searching for an Evolution Solution

Propelled by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, students and faculty in the Mathematics Department are studying the rate of evolution in spatially structured populations using evolutionary graph theory, which may inform the estimation of important events in our evolutionary past, such as when humans split from our closest primate relatives.

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Research Spotlight: Powerful Partnerships

In collaboration with Emmanuel graduate, Kierstin Giunco ’17, Associated Professor of Education Christine Leighton and current student Kayla Balthazar '20 are working with local elementary students to deepen reading engagement and comprehension.

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Research Spotlight: Economics Education on a Global Scale

As her research in economics education has focused on innovation in the classroom and finding ways to help students apply economic theories to real-world situations, students are vital in every aspect to Associate Professor of Economics Rebecca Moryl’s work.

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Eileen Milien '22: A Career-Affirming CURE

When choosing a college, Eileen knew two things for sure—that she would be able to get to know her professors and peers and that she wanted to be in an area in which she would have myriad opportunities in the research and medicine.

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Melissa Duffy '20: Artist and Appreciator

When Melissa started at Emmanuel, she chose what she believed to be two separate and distinct majors—studio art and history—to fulfill her both her personal and professional interests.

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Kai Uehara '20: Social Justice Scholar

Kai has always had the inclination to try to make any situation better. When he was searching for colleges, Emmanuel's social justice mission resounded deeply with his ideals of supporting those who need the help.

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Robert Columbus '20: The Idea Man

Robert’s interest in the workings of the wider world grew in 2011 as the Arab Spring became international news. “I love history,” he said, “so knowing the history of the states as well as their current affairs made their actions and interactions much more interesting to me.”

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Emmanuel is a place where students broaden their sense of what’s possible and prepare for inspiring careers in an ever-changing world. Be here.