College Profile: Assumption College for Sisters

 
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The Assumption College for Sisters is a two-year Roman Catholic women's college in Mendham, Morris County, New Jersey, 35 miles (56 km) from New York City. Founded in 1953 through an affiliation with nearby Seton Hall University, Assumption is run by the Sisters of Christian Charity and is housed in their Mallinckrodt Convent on a 112-acre (0.45 km2) property. It is the last remaining sisters' college, or college primarily designed to educate nuns, located in the United States. Since it is primarily designed to prepare women for work in religious vocations, Assumption specializes in theological studies and the liberal arts. Religious courses are offered in doctrine, morality, catechetics, mariology, ecclesiology, and other areas of focus. More traditional subjects such as philosophy, art, literature, history, music, chemistry, biology, calculus, psychology, and computer literacy are also offered and required. Students at Assumption can receive the Associate of Arts and/or the Associate of Religious Arts upon graduation; a certificate option in Theological Studies is also available. The student body at Assumption consists of women who have been accepted to religious orders, women under spiritual advisement who are considering joining religious orders, and lay people. Lay students may only receive credit for courses in theology and philosophy; all other courses must be audited. Men are permitted to register for a limited number of courses. Assumption is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Commission on Higher Education of the State of New Jersey; it has been continuously accredited since 1965. It is a member of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities and the National Catholic College Admission Association.
 
200 A Morris Avenue
Denville, NJ
07834
973957-018-8101 (general)
973543-652-8227 (financial aid)
973543-652-8228 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

Assumption College for Sisters exists to educate women called to a life of consecration to God and of service in the Roman Catholic Church. It provides a value-centered, two-year program in theology and the liberal arts. The College welcomes women religious of any racial or ethnic background. In addition, any woman who is seriously discerning religious life and is recommended by a vocation director or spiritual director may also enroll, though she is not yet part of a religious community or a formal formation program.


General Information
Other Names
Type Private not-for-profit, 2-year
Control Private not-for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Not currently participating in Title IV, has an OPE ID number
Relgious Affiliation Roman Catholic

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
No Employment services for studentsNo Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Assumption College for Sisters Website
Wikipedia

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
41 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants20 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateYes One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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