Assumption College is an arts college based in Massachusetts situated on almost 200 acres of land.
There are a wide variety of courses of offer to students of Assumption College, which include: the sciences – including chemistry, biology and biotechnology – natural sciences, women’s studies, languages, theatre, as well as pre-med, pre-law, and pre-dental.
There are also several affiliated institutes, which includes The French Institute, which was founded in 1979 and serves as a specialised research centre for students studying French history, culture, and language. There is also The Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies, a research centre for students studying counselling psychology courses, and the Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE), which offers non-credit courses across most academic departments to older learners in the community.
Students at Assumption College have the opportunity to study abroad. Since 2013, students have been able to live and study in the heart of Italy’s capital – at the Assumption Rome Campus. There are also chances to study abroad for a semester, or one or two weeks. In the past, students have visited England, Ireland, France and Eastern Europe.
Athletic teams at Assumption College participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division II. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track and field and volleyball.
Moreover after raising some $21 million, Assumption College announced plans to build a $3.2 million multi-sport stadium, which opened in 2005. Six athletic teams have access to the stadium, which has an elevated grandstand seating for approximately 1,200 spectators, a press box and president’s box.
Assumption College has its own newspapers – Le Provocateur – that is written and produced by students and published bimonthly. The College’s yearbook (Heights), literary magazine (Phoenix) and creative non-fiction journal (Thoreau's Rooster) are also all produced by students.
Notable alumni include Dennis House, an Emmy Award-winning journalist for Eyewitness News, Anne Lynam Goddard, President and CEO of ChildFund International, and Scott Simonson, a professional football player for the Carolina Panthers.