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Assumption University Data & Information Overview

63 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
81% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Assumption University Ranked?

#860 Best Colleges in Nation
#32 Best Colleges in MA
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services Highest Ranked Major

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Assumption University was awarded 63 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is counselor education/school counseling and guidance services.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Assumption as #860 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list.

Assumption also holds the #32 spot on the Best Colleges in Massachusetts ranking.

See all of the rankings for Assumption University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Assumption?

81% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Assumption University is 81%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Assumption is a good fit for you.

Learn more about Assumption University admissions.

Assumption University Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
51% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Assumption University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Assumption University is 51%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  51 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Assumption University

83% Freshmen Retention
72% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Assumption University has a freshmen retention rate of 83%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Assumption for first-time, full-time students is 72%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  72 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Assumption University.

Assumption University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,970 Full-Time Undergraduates
20.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
56.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,027 undergraduates at Assumption with 1,970 being full-time and 57 being part-time.

How Much Does Assumption University Cost?

$29,898 Net Price
87% Take Out Loans
$36,564 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Assumption is $29,898. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Assumption

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$22,451 $24,748 $26,074 $28,799 $31,932

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Assumption, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Assumption, approximately 87% of students took out student loans averaging $9,141 a year. That adds up to $36,564 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Assumption is 4.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Assumption Graduates Make?

$63,833 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Assumption make about $63,833 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Assumption students since it is 50% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Assumption University make the most money.

Location of Assumption University

Massachusetts State
1,970 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
Assumption University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Worcester, Massachusetts. The location of Assumption is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for Assumption are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 500 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609-1296
Phone: 508-767-7000

Assumption University Majors

53 Majors With Completions
1,301 Undergraduate Degrees
164 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 53 majors graduated from Assumption University. Of these students, 1,301 received undergraduate degrees and 164 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 845 $33,727
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 55 $31,749
Marketing 47 $42,945
Business Administration & Management 38 $49,376
General Biology 34 $28,828
Accounting 29 $49,581
General English Literature 26 $38,053
Health Sciences & Services 25 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 24 $43,916
Criminology 17 $33,843

Learn more about the majors offered at Assumption University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Assumption

100% Take At Least One Class Online
100% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 2,448 students took at least one online class at Assumption University. This is an increase from the 216 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 2,448 2,448
2018-2019 216 155
2017-2018 272 161
2016-2017 267 174
2015-2016 294 152

Learn more about online learning at Assumption University.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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