A school on a mission


Founded in 1889, we have seen the world change a lot. But, you will find our mission, values and purpose remain the same. In fact, we firmly believe they are more relevant than ever. At Saint Anselm, students are encouraged to listen, to challenge, to play, to lead, to transform. Here you are welcome to be Anselmian. You are welcome to be you.


National Liberal Arts College by Forbes


Best Catholic University Nationwide by College Factual


in our alumni network

Guided by our Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts mission and identity while developing innovative market-driven strategies, we are on a path to ensure the perpetuity of the college for generations to come. Saint Anselm College is on the move.

President Joseph A. Favazza, Ph.D.

Learn More About Our Leadership

Dr. Favazza smiles for the camera, arms folded in front

We find in our midst an educational establishment […] in which we have a college, an institution of learning within which the youth of our diocese, the youth of the entire country, who may wish to enter its doors, will receive that higher education which develops the faculty, not only of the head, but of the heart.

— Bishop Denis M. Bradley, first Bishop of the Diocese of Manchester, co-founder of the college

At a Glance

Enrollment & Student Retention (Fall 2023)

  • 2,078 total undergraduate and graduate enrollment
  • 58% women, 42% men
  • 79% students from out of state
  • 90% retention rate
  • 96% first-year students live on campus

Faculty (Fall 2023)

  • 153 full-time faculty members
  • 86% full-time faculty have a doctorate or terminal degree
  • 11:1 Student/Faculty Ratio
  • 18 average class size