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Saint Anselm College

Outside of its home state, Saint Anselm College is probably best known for its involvement in the political sphere. Thanks to New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary election, and the college's New Hampshire Institute of Politics, students have seen a slew of big-name politicians, candidates, and former presidents speak in recent decades. The institute offers an upclose look at worldwide politics, and allows students to participate in the democratic process. Saint A's has a well-regarded criminology program, which is among its most popular majors, along with nursing, business, and finance. As its name suggests, the college was founded by the Benedictine order of the Catholic church, and monks still live in a monastery at the Saint Anselm Abbey, which neighbors the campus. Graduates of this liberal arts college earn slightly more than the national average and significantly more than grads of other liberal arts schools; the college also has a significantly high graduation and retention rate. The near 2,000 students can choose from 60 clubs ranging from service-oriented groups to club sports to performing arts organizations.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$59,400
% of students who get any grants
96%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$33,600
Average price for low-income students
$21,200
admissions
Acceptance rate
76%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1220/26
SAT/ACT required?
No
Enrollment
1,956
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
100%
% of need met
79%
% of students who get merit* grants
23%
Average merit grant
$15,587
student success
Graduation rate
80%
Average time to a degree
4 years
Average student debt
$27,000
Average salary within 3 years
$54,900
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
42%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Dec 1
Regular application
Feb 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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