On Site: Stonehill College
At a Glance
Undergraduate Students: 2,500
Student to Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Acceptance Rate: 68%
Six Year Graduation Rate: 82%
Freshman Retention Rate: 83%
Notable Majors: Biology, Business, Criminology, Psychology
The Stonehill College campus is situated in a residential area.
Students enjoy plenty of green space and pine groves dot the campus, which is spaciously spread out; it is around a 15 minute walk from end to end.
The library offers students a cafe and checks-out non-book items like cooking items, video game consoles, board games and more.
Student health and wellbeing are considered and marked by a variety of health classes, including a spin class.
There are 50+ clubs on campus to get students connected, and bingo is a popular event with big prizes!
A Catholic institution, Stonehill supports students wishing to explore or deepen their Christian faith. Masses are held every day of the week, and service trips and spiritual retreats are offered regularly.
Thirty percent of Stonehill students are Catholic. One religion class is required for all students.
For housing, first year students generally reside in rooms of two in traditional hall-style dorms. Suite-style housing is available for upperclassmen.
The cornerstone of an education at Stonehill College is its emphasis on creating a well-rounded graduate. This is realized through their model of thirds: the first third of a student’s courses are designated subjects in the liberal arts, with a wide choice of courses to choose from; the second third of overall courses will apply to the student’s chosen major, and the final third allows the student to explore other areas of interest.
Stonehill’s school of business, the Business Administration Department, is AACSB accredited, signifying their commitment to quality and global relevancy. A new business building houses a recording studio where students can record themselves to improve interview skills. Furthermore, the Department has a certified Bloomberg room and students are encouraged to obtain Bloomberg certification.
The average class size is 19.
Athletics at Stonehill just moved from DII to DI, and basketball is a big deal!
Where else can you find a shovel museum with 783 different types of shovels? Each year, the senior class president chooses a shovel to present at convocation which represents the spirit of the class.
Bottom Line Fit: For the student seeking a tight knit liberal arts setting that prioritizes a robust campus life with some emphasis on religion/spirituality and access to the Boston area.
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