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Stonehill College Announces Major Changes to Academic Structure and Campus

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May School of Arts & Sciences

Why Stonehill College?

The School of Arts & Sciences brings together Stonehill College’s core disciplines and departments to provide a comprehensive four-year learning experience that fosters insightful collaboration and prepares students to be critical thinkers and creative leaders in their chosen fields.

Reason 1

Extensive Mentoring Prepares Students for Success and Lives of Leadership

Students at Stonehill College benefit from small and thoughtful class sizes. With a 12:1 student to faculty ratio, students have the added advantage of developing strong relationships with professors. Stonehill faculty, staff and students are empowered to serve as mentors, embodying a coordinated and campus wide commitment to student success.

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Reason 2

An Emphasis on Study Abroad Broadens Horizons with New Opportunities

Stonehill College students routinely take advantage of study abroad and service opportunities overseas in order to bring their curricula beyond the classroom in pursuit of knowledge, humanity and service. More than 30% of the Class of 2019 spent a semester abroad, gaining life-changing experiences in the process.

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Reason 3
“At Stonehill, we say that we’re educating students for life. A career is part of life, but only part. To me, the real importance of a liberal arts education is understanding what makes people tick as humans.”

Louis Liotta, professor of chemistry

Reason 4

Campus Culture and Location Help Students Create Important Relationships

Stonehill is a welcoming and supportive community where students find lifelong mentors and friends. It’s also conveniently located just 22 miles from Boston and 35 miles from Providence, providing access to countless internships, research and cultural experiences.

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Among the Best in the Nation

Accolades

Stonehill Lauded by Princeton Review as Top College

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Stonehill ranked in Top 10% in U.S. for Best Value Liberal Arts Colleges

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Stonehill Ranks 7th in the Nation in New Outcomes-Based Index

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By the Numbers

94%

CLASS OF 2017 EMPLOYMENT RATE SIX MONTHS AFTER GRADUATION

99%

OF THE CLASS OF 2018 PARTICIPATED IN HIGH-IMPACT PRACTICES LIKE INTERNSHIPS, PRACTICUMS, FIELD EXPERIENCE, STUDY ABROAD OR PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH

75%

OF THE CLASS OF 2018 COMPLETED AT LEAST ONE INTERNSHIP DOMESTICALLY OR INTERNATIONALLY

89%

FIRST-YEAR RETENTION RATE (CLASS OF 2017-2021)

80+

MAJORS, MINORS AND PROGRAMS IN THE SCHOOL OF ARTS &SCIENCES

12:1

STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO

19

IS THE AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

97%

NCAA ACADEMIC SUCCESS RATE (AMONG THE HIGHEST IN DII ATHLETICS)

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About the May School of Arts & Sciences

For nearly 70 years, Stonehill graduates have made an impact in law and government, the STEM fields, education, the arts, and humanities, as well as in corporate and nonprofit work. Stonehill’s May School of Arts & Sciences encourages students to explore their full potential through thoughtful coursework and experiential learning.

Mentored by faculty members engaged in research and numerous other forms of scholarship in their fields, students benefit from rigorous academics and exceptional experiential learning opportunities here on campus, through partnerships with other colleges and with professional organizations in nearby Boston and Providence, as well as in locations nationwide and around the world. They are also supported by an extensive alumni network committed to providing current students the same mentoring they received as undergraduates.

The school is anchored by the new Academic & Welcome Center and the Shields Science Center. In those locations and across campus, students and faculty benefit from state-of-the-art laboratories; modern, technology-driven classrooms; a world-class lecture hall; and collaborative workspaces.