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First-Year Students

Applying shouldn't be the hardest thing about going to college. To assist you through this important process, our Office of Admission is here to help every step of the way.

To begin, please review our application plan options, admission requirements and deadlines. These sections provide information about applying for:

Application Requirements


Saint Anselm seeks students ready to learn more about themselves and the world. We welcome people who are ready to contribute positively to our community through academics, student activities, athletics, and/or community service.

Admission to Saint Anselm is competitive. The Admission committee evaluates your application based on several factors: the rigor of your high school and/or current college curriculum; academic achievement; standardized testing (optional for all academic majors except nursing); writing ability; co-curricular activities, particularly evidence of leadership; and letters of recommendation from your college counselor and teachers.

At minimum high school studies should include:

  • Completion of no fewer than 16 acceptable unit of secondary school coursework or equivalent
  • Four years of English
  • Three or more years of a laboratory science
  • Three or more years of mathematics
  • Two or more years of social science and additional credit electives
  • No fewer than two years of a single foreign language; however, students are better served if they have completed three or four years of foreign language study

Application Plans and Deadlines


Early Action - November 15

  • Non-binding program, students will be notified of their admission decision by mid January.

Nursing - November 15

  • All students applying for the nursing program must apply by November 15 using the Early Action admission plan.

Regular Decision - February 1

  • Applicants will be notified of a decision by mid March.

First-year Students


Please submit the following materials:

  • Completed First-year Common Application or Saint Anselm College Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver
  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • Teacher recommendation from an academic teacher in your last two years of secondary school
  • School counselor recommendation
  • Optional for all majors except nursing - Official results of the SAT I or ACT.
    • SAT code is 3748 - ACT code is 2522

Contact Information

Office of Admission
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 641-7500
Toll-free: (888) 4-ANSELM
admission@anselm.edu

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Financial Aid

97: Percentage of students who are awarded financial aid
We award $43.8 million in total aid to our students each year. We'll work with you to help you secure the funds needed to finance your education. it means that you can focus on your studies, not your finances (although if you're a financial economics major, you'll still have to focus on both.)

Download our scholarship and financial aid booklet to learn more about financing your education. (PDF/844KB)

Frisbee, anyone?

1,954 students on our campus

Some colleges have more, some have less. To us, it's just about perfect. Enough so that there's always somebody around to toss a Frisbee with, but not so many that the Frisbee hits like 12 people every time you throw it.