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Stonehill College

North Easton, Massachusetts

Located just outside Boston, Stonehill 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.

Student Profile

Fall 2015 Enrollment
2,400 undergraduate students
99% of undergrad students are full time
41% male — 59% female

Faculty Profile

2015-2016 Academic Year
183 full-time faculty
111 part-time faculty
12 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

Highly residential: 91% of students live on campus.

School Location

Easton, MA—22 miles south of Boston

Retention Fall 2015

89% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full-time, first-time freshmen)

6-Year Graduation Rate 2015

87% of students graduated in 6 years


Nonresident aliens 1%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Black or African American 5%
White 83%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 3%


NCAA Division II, Northeast 10 Conference. 20 varsity sports (9 men’s: baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, ice hockey, soccer, tennis, track & field; 11 women’s: basketball, cross-country, equestrian, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor track, track & field, volleyball), 9 club sports and 20 intramural sports programs.

Other Information

Stonehill is a selective Catholic college with a welcoming community of 2,471 undergraduate students on a beautiful campus with dedicated faculty and 80+ programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and business.

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): American Studies; Arts Administration (concentration in Museum Studies or Performing Arts), Art History; Catholic Studies; Chemistry; Communication; Computer Science; Criminology; Economics; Education (Early Childhood/Elementary and Secondary Education Minor); English; Environmental Studies; Foreign Languages; French; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Graphic Design; Health Care Administration; History (concentration in European History, United States History or World History); Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science & International Studies (concentrations in Government and Politics, International Relations or Public Administration and Public Policy); Psychology; Religious Studies; Sociology (concentration in Social Research or Youth and Family Services); Spanish; Studio Arts; Visual & Performing Arts (optional concentrations in Music or Theatre Arts). Bachelor of Science (B.S.): Biochemistry; Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Engineering; Mathematics; Neuroscience; Physics (optional concentration in Astronomy); Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.): Accounting; Finance; International Business; Management; Marketing.

Engineering Dual-Degree Programs with the University of Notre Dame: B.A. in Chemistry/B.S. in Chemical Engineering; B.A. in Computer Science/B.S. in Computer Engineering; B.A. in Environmental Studies/B.S. in Environmental Geosciences; B.A. in Physics/B.S. in Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering.

Pre-Professional Advising Programs:  Pre-Health Professions (medical, dental, optometry, podiatric & chiropractic); Pre-Allied Health Professions (physician assistant, nurse practitioner, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.); Pre-Law; Teacher Licensure (pre-K to grade 12)

More Distinctions

  • "Top Up-and-Coming School" in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" guide

  • The five-year Placement rate for the One Year Out (OYO) Survey revealed that within one year of graduation 98% of Stonehill alumni were enjoying meaningful careers, enrolled in top graduate programs, and working to improve their communities.

  • 91% of students live on campus and benefit from four years of guaranteed housing to all resident students

  • According to 97% of seniors who responded to the Senior Survey, by graduation 91% of students complete an internship, study abroad program, practicum, or field experience before graduation

  • 82% of students graduate within four years - more than double the national average

  • More than 80% of students participate in community service

  • 16th nationwide for study abroad programs, according to the Institute of International Education

  • 14th "Most Beautiful Campus," according to The Princeton Review

  • 7th in The Princeton Review's 371 Best Colleges for "Happiest Students."

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.

Student Programs

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.

Study Abroad

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.

Cornerstone Program

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.

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.

Residential Life

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.


Admissions Fall 2015

5,892 Total Applicants 
4,429 Total Admissions 
656 Total Freshman Enrollment

75.17% of applicants admitted

Application Information

Stonehill College is interested in students with strong records of academic and co-curricular contributions. Admission to Stonehill is extremely competitive, and every effort is made to understand the personal attributes of each applicant. Most successful applicants have prepared for the rigors of Stonehill by taking a demanding college preparatory program, consisting of honors and advanced level coursework when available in high school including:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of a Foreign Language
  • 4 years of History, Political Science, and/or Social Sciences
  • 3 years of Science
  • 3 years of Mathematics (including Algebra and Geometry)


All freshman applicants should include the following materials:

  • Common Application
  • Stonehill Supplemental Information Form for First-Year Applicants
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Two Teacher Evaluation forms
  • School Report completed by your guidance counselor
  • Official high school transcript of all completed work
  • Official scores from the SAT I or ACT test program (Stonehill has a Test Optional Admissions Policy. SAT or ACT scores are not required for Admissions)


Rolling admission? No

Closing date: Jan 15
Priority date: Nov 1


Net Price Calculator


Tuition $38,550
Room and Board (on campus) $14,720
Room Only $9,022
Board Only $5,698
Estimated Total On Campus $53,270


Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015

98% of full-time, first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid
79% of full-time, first-time undergraduates awarded student loan aid

$24,372 Average amount of federal, state, local, or institutional grant aid awarded
$7,938 Average amount of student loan aid awarded to full-time, first-time undergraduates