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As a Catholic institution inspired by the ideals of the Sisters of Saint Anne, Anna Maria College educates students to become individuals who will transform their world as ethical leaders and community-oriented professionals.
Welcome, upcoming first-year students! You have looked around. You have done your homework. Moreover, now, you are ready to make your choice.
We look forward to getting to know you better as you embark on the admission process.
At AMC, we define ourselves by offering quality academic programs, top-notch career preparation, and a mission-driven campus environment. Most of all, we are defined by our people – a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff who value educational innovation and servant leadership.
The college application process can be a daunting task. However, our goal is to provide a stress-free admission experience for individuals considering Anna Maria College that allows us to get to know our prospective students.
AMC admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. The initial candidate review begins in late November. A notification typically begins within 3-5 weeks of an application's completion. Applications for the fall semester are requested by March 1, while applications for the spring semester are requested by December 1.
We pride ourselves on providing an extraordinarily welcoming environment for transfers, and a large number of transfer students we welcome every semester attests to that. With diverse educational, occupational, and geographic backgrounds, transfer students form a significant and valuable component of our undergraduate community.
If you haven't already registered, we invite you to register for one of our Accepted Student Days. This program is exclusively for accepted students and allows you to explore your major, meet with future classmates, interact with current students, and learn about some clubs and organizations on campus. Some fantastic alumni have studied with us – Business CEO's at Eaton Vance that oversee cybersecurity, general managers that run business divisions in over 50 significant firms throughout New England and the United States hundreds of nurses and teachers that care for thousands of patients and students that will shape our future artists, graphic designers, musicians and therapists 66 Massachusetts police chiefs over 40 New England fire chiefs sports managers that work in mid-town Manhattan and FBI agents in Boston, Miami and Washington D.C. and alumni that are serving in the United States Secret Service. Agents that remain true Patriots! We think you will like what you see and those that you meet.
Today, Anna Maria College continues to grow structurally and programmatically, offering 32 undergraduate majors and a dozen graduate studies online to its diverse student population of 1,500 learners. True to its heritage, the College continues to offer a highly personalized, liberal arts education that prepares students to ultimately work and serve in their chosen communities across the nation and around the world.
On the cusp of celebrating the 70th anniversary of its founding, the College this semester welcomed 320 new students—an enrollment representing a nearly 45 percent increase from the year prior.
Aiming to educate the whole student, Anna Maria College now offers 13 Division III NCAA athletic programs, more than 25 student-led clubs and organizations, and numerous organized community service opportunities.
The College's current board, administrators, and faculty continue to move forward the traditions set by the College's foundresses to strengthen and expand Anna Maria College. Such improvements aim to meet the evolving needs of the College's growing student population and its increasing relevance and impact in the greater Worcester community.
More than 150 years ago, in the Canadian province of Quebec, a woman named Esther Blondin, struggled to fulfill a longtime dream "...to empower people – especially the poor, illiterate children of the Quebec countryside by teaching them religion, reading, writing, and arithmetic." With great passion and audacity, Esther Blondin, now called Mother Marie Anne, pursued this vision, turning it into the exceptional teaching mission of the congregation she founded – the Sisters of Saint Anne.
Inspired by Mother Marie Anne, the Sisters of Saint Anne founded Anna Maria College in 1946 to provide quality education to those less fortunate. At the time, their goal was "to make higher education available to women of modest means." In 1952, the College was moved to its current location in Paxton, MA. Today, Anna Maria College is dedicated to providing a quality, affordable education to both men and women pursuing their dreams of higher education.
In 1945, with the approbation of Archbishop Richard J. Cushing, the Sisters of Saint Anne, led by Sister Marie Anne Eva Mondor, petitioned the Board of Collegiate Authority of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to amend their 1887 Charter, which allowed them to operate elementary and secondary schools in the Commonwealth so that they could grant advanced degrees. Under the guidance of the Secretary-General of the Catholic University of America, all the requirements were met. Anna Maria College opened its doors on September 17, 1946, to its first freshmen class of dynamic and talented women.

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