North Easton, Massachusetts
Located just outside Boston, Stonehill College is a selective Catholic college on a beautiful campus with 80+ majors in the liberal arts, sciences, and business. Nearly 91% of students participate in internships, study abroad, research, practicum, and field work.
Get to know Stonehill College
Stonehill students are active in academics, bringing enthusiasm and expertise to the classroom, internships, and study abroad programs.
COMMITMENT TO EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
With a full-time undergraduate enrollment of 2,449, Stonehill offers more than 80 academic majors and minor areas of study in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and pre-professional advising programs. Stonehill’s most popular programs are biology, biochemistry, English, political science, criminology, psychology, accounting, prelaw, and education. Stonehill is unique because of the internship and research possibilities the college offers, reflecting its commitment to experiential learning.
According to 97% of seniors who responded to the Senior Survey, by graduation nearly 91% of students surveyed participated in internships, study abroad, research, practicum, and field work. Business students have interned at companies like Fidelity Investments and PricewaterhouseCoopers; English and writing students have had jobs in print media and public-relations firms; and science students have worked at hospitals in Boston and London.
Stonehill’s extensive study abroad program is ranked in the top 13 in the nation according to the Institute for International Education, offering opportunities in more than 30 different countries throughout the world. Students can study abroad for a semester or for a full academic year.
THE STONEHILL UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE (SURE)
The Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is an incredible research opportunity for undergraduates. It involves 8 to 10 weeks of intense research during the summer with a professor, a stipend of up to $3,500, and the opportunity to co-publish and present at professional conferences and is a significant addition on graduate school applications.
The core of Stonehill’s liberal arts curriculum is the Cornerstone Program, which leads students to examine the self, society, culture, and the natural world through courses in ethics, sciences, language, and more. Students take an interdisciplinary Learning Community, which combines two academic courses from different disciplines with a team-taught seminar that explores an interrelated topic from both perspectives, and a major Capstone course for seniors.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 5%
White, non-Hispanic: 83%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 2%
An award-winning faculty is the foundation of Stonehill’s academic programs. Combined with small classes, innovative and unique programs, and a solid liberal arts curriculum, Stonehill provides a stimulating academic experience that will change the way you look at the world.
With a student/faculty ratio of 13:1 and an average class size of 19, Stonehill sees individual attention as a key component of its academic programs.
RESEARCH AND INTEGRATED LEARNING
Stonehill’s accomplished faculty champions its students throughout all four years and is dedicated to teaching, frequently conducting publishable research with students to help with their integrated learning process.
Students benefit from graduate-level access to high-tech equipment, attend professional academic conferences, and coauthor in-depth papers, all guided by faculty mentors.
Top-notch residence life, more than 60 student organizations, excellent campus programming, and easy access to Boston give students plenty of ways to get involved.
Stonehill is located in Easton, Massachusetts; a friendly residential community nestled between New England’s largest capital cities. Ideally located just 22 miles from Boston, America’s #1 college town, and 37 miles from Providence, Stonehill College is perfectly situated for internships, service opportunities, job prospects, museums, professional sports games, cultural events, and more. The beautiful, 384-acre campus features traditional landscaping, ponds, wooded trails, Georgian-style architecture, and award-winning student housing.
Stonehill is a residential college, and 91 percent of students live on campus. The Stonehill Student Government Association (SGA) is one of the country’s most active – its programming won an award from the National Association of Campus Activities. And you can run for SGA as a freshman and get involved right away. There are more than 60 student clubs and organizations, plus 20 competitive Division II varsity teams and numerous intramural, recreational, and intercollegiate club sport programs.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AND INVOLVEMENT
Each year, approximately 2,000 Stonehill students participate in community service – that’s more than 80% of the student body. Last year, the Stonehill students provided more than 95,000 hours of service. Every year, more than 800 students take part in Into the Streets, a student-led program that invites students to go beyond the boundaries of campus and into the streets of Stonehill’s local communities to help those in need. More than 1300 students have traveled to sites from Honduras to California and Peru on the alternative spring break H.O.P.E. trips – 167 took place this past academic year. 50% of all departments offer a service-learning course in which academics and volunteering are combined, such as “Children as Urban Ecologists,” “Theology and Community Service,” and “Mediated Communication Theory.”
Hands-on experience is the best preparation for the job market. Look at the results; Stonehill has one of the highest graduate placement rates in the country, for careers, graduate schools, and professional programs…
ONE YEAR OUT (OYO) SURVEY RESULTS
Over the past five years, the One Year Out (OYO) Survey revealed that 98% of Stonehill alumni were enjoying meaningful careers, enrolled in top graduate programs, and working to improve their communities within one year of graduation:
- Employers: PricewaterhouseCoopers, JP Morgan, Children’s Hospital Boston, FBI, United Technologies, EMC Corporation, and the Boston Celtics
- Graduate Schools: Univ. of Notre Dame, Tufts University, UPENN, American University, UCONN, Univ. of Texas
- Service Programs: Teach for America, AmeriCorps, International Extension Honduras and Dominican Republic, Peace Corps, and World Teach
On average, Stonehill students graduate at a higher rate and in less time than students at many other colleges and universities. About 82% of Stonehill students graduate within four years – more than double the national average. And Stonehill’s four-year graduation rate is 40% higher than the average national five-year rate for public institutions.
THE OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES
The Office of Career Services provides comprehensive career development for its students and alumni. They help individuals achieve their academic and/or career goals through self-assessment, career exploration, internship and employment opportunities, advanced degree information, and the acquisition of life-long career management skills. Collaborating with faculty, employers and alumni, Career Services provides programs and services that students can utilize to achieve their individual career goals.
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