Anna Maria College
Anna Maria College is a four-year, private, co-ed, Catholic, liberal arts institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded by the Sisters of Saint Anne in 1946, the College is located on a 192-acre campus in Paxton, MA, minutes from the vibrant college-town of Worcester, MA. Anna Maria College offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as continuing education programs, both on-ground and online. AMC distinguishes itself through its career-oriented liberal arts education, accessible and responsive faculty, small class sizes and a variety of co-curricular activities including 13 NCAA Division III sports teams. AMC is also a member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts, a group of 12 colleges that allows students to cross register at no additional cost.
The New England setting of Paxton, Massachusetts offers students the best of both worlds: a relaxed, close-campus environment in which to live and study, and close proximity to Worcester’s urban conveniences. AMC students can enjoy all that an AMC campus life has to offer and also partake in the excitement of the Worcester area, including concerts at the DCU Center and the Palladium, skiing at nearby Wachusett Mountain, art exhibits at the world-class Worcester Art Museum and great restaurants in Worcester’s growing downtown. AMC is also an hour’s drive to Boston, Cape Cod, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island.
Get to know Anna Maria College
- Campus Ministries
- Choral groups
- Marching band
- Musical theatre
- Student government
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Common Intellectual Experiences
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Career Services
- Writing Center
- Academic Advisors
- Library Services
- Faculty Mentors
- Disability Services
- Multicultural Engagement Center
- Health Services
- Academic Tutors
- Financial Aid Advisors
- Student Success Initiative
- Peer Mentors
AMC engages students by creating an environment that supports academic achievement and personal growth. Anna Maria educates the mind and spirit with a Core curriculum that encourages students to pursue their minds, reach beyond their potential, and become valued members of the campus community and society as a whole.
Through the efforts of the Student Affairs Office, programs and activities are developed to support student-led initiatives, community service projects and other opportunities that allow students to become leaders in their own right. Many campus life programs and activities are planned and sponsored by the Student Council of the Student Government Association (SGA), which sets the tone for student leadership and engagement on campus.
The Student Council at AMC consists of the thirty-one students who have been elected to represent different aspects of student life. The Council is also the official representative of the student body, the link between administration, faculty, and the students. The Office of Multi-cultural Affairs also connects students with different ethnic and racial backgrounds through programs and activities that encourage respect and understanding of other people and cultures.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 0%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 13%
White, non-Hispanic: 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 9%
AMC believes that it is the responsibility of the College to provide the resources and services necessary to support student success in the classroom and in life. In addition to small class sizes, dedicated faculty work closely with students to ensure that they are receiving the necessary academic support to succeed in the classroom and that they are taking the courses they need to graduate on time.
The Advising Center, Learning Center, Health Services, and Counseling Center also contribute to a student’s overall college experience with academic advising, mentoring, tutoring and counseling services available to all students free of charge. The College has also invested in new learning technologies for the classroom and the campus as a whole so that students are able to tap into the resources they need to achieve success. In addition, the Office of Residence Life provides a living/learning environment throughout the residence halls designed to support students’ academic and social endeavors. The AMC Honors Program provides student achievers with high academic standards and opportunities to participate in unique study abroad programs.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
Liberal arts/career combination
Teacher certification program
Students have the choice of living in one of four different residential halls. All residence halls are smoke free, including student rooms. All rooms have twin beds, bureaus, study desks, closets, desk chairs and overhead lighting. Most rooms accommodate two residents, but there are rooms and suites that accommodate three and four residents as well.
Campus housing options.
Special housing for disabled students
In addition to athletic events in the College’s gym or on its new, all-purpose athletic field, AMC students enjoy a vibrant campus life through a variety of programs and activities. Clubs and activities vary by interest, but some of the available options include Spring Weekend, Student Leadership night, dances with DJ’s or live bands, comedians, special concerts with popular musical artists, trips to sporting events, skiing, and other activities off campus. AMC also hosts student plays and concerts, as well as student-led film series, seminars, and social events.
The College’s Campus Ministry program infuses the campus with programs and activities that remain consistent with the AMC mission to foster respect for others and the environment. Community service programs abound with students participating in the United Way Day of Caring, Earth Day activities, and Habitat for Humanity, locally, regionally and nationally.
- Thirteen NCAA Division III Sports, Mascot: AMCAT, Colors: Burgundy and Black
- Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer
- Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
PREPARING STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS
AMC is a special place where students have an opportunity to achieve excellence in all facets of their lives. The quality and tradition of a Catholic education has a long history at AMC rooted in the mission of the Sisters of Saint Anne. The unique blend of AMC’s liberal arts education, honors program, sports, and community service teaches students to reach far beyond their expectations. At AMC, students become leaders in the classroom, in on-campus clubs and organizations, and on the College’s NCAA Division III sports teams.
With the help of Career Services and faculty members, students also engage in meaningful internship and service learning opportunities, which often helps them find gainful employment beyond AMC.
FIFTH YEAR OPTION
Pursuing a graduate level education is also made convenient for students at AMC with its Fifth Year Option, allowing students to begin graduate level work in their senior year.
Rigor of secondary school record | Academic GPA
Class rank | Recommendation(s) | Interview | Extracurricular activities | Talent/ability
Character/personal qualities | First generation | Alumni/ae relation | Volunteer work | Work experience
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $14,230