Emmanuel Facts

Founded in 1919 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as the first Catholic college for women in New England, Emmanuel today is a coeducational, residential college with a 17-acre campus in the heart of Boston's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities.


Arts & Sciences

  • 1,800 students 
  • 70+ majors, minors and concentrations 
  • 106 full-time faculty members
  • 13:1 student-faculty ratio 
  • 16 academic honor societies 
  • 89% of first-year students live on campus
  • 100% of students participate in an internship as part of the core curriculum
  • More than 80% of students participate in community service 
  • 36 countries and 36 states and territories represented on campus 
  • 16 Division III varsity athletic teams 
  • 100 areas of involvement, including clubs and organizations, leadership positions, athletic teams and honor societies.
  • Study abroad opportunities are available through 15 program providers to 65+ countries
  • 14 Fulbright scholarship recipients since 2011
  • Degrees awarded: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science 
  • 2022-2023 Tuition: $44,448
  • 2022-2023 Room & Board (double room): $16,730
  • Outcomes for the Class of 2021, one year following graduation:
    • 97% of graduates were employed, enrolled in additional education or completing military or volunteer service
    • 98% of graduates seeking employment had found a job 
    • 94% of graduates seeking acceptance to graduate school had been accepted
    • Graduates were working and studying in 23 states across the U.S. and in eight countries spanning four continents

Graduate & Professional Programs (including adult continuing education)

Master's and graduate certificate programs in nursing, business & management, education and instructional design available in a variety of formats for your convenience.


  • Fully-online undergraduate program in nursing (for RNs) and M.S. in Nursing (MSN) and graduate certificates in nursing, both with tracks in nursing education and nursing management

Business & Management:

  • Fully-online Master of Business Administration (MBA) 
  • Specialized tracks and graduate certificates in human resource management and research administration 


  • Fully-online Master of Education (M.Ed.) program

Instructional Design:

  • Fully-online Instructional Design certificate

Explore Emmanuel

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Christine Burke '22: Counseling with Compassion

Counseling & health psychology major Christine came to Emmanuel knowing she wanted to pursue a career in health care, and the College’s opportunities and connections for students interested in the field—as well as a neuroscience course she attended at EC Incoming—made the decision an easy one.

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Setting the Standard for Nursing Excellence

Within the Maureen Murphy Wilkens School of Nursing & Clinical Sciences, students gain the type of hands-on, practical experience that helps them emerge as well-rounded, in-demand nursing professionals.

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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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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.