On a hilltop overlooking the city of Manchester, N.H., you’ll find a nationally-ranked college with a 130-year old history of time-honored traditions, offering a transformative education and a supportive community. There’s so much to learn about Saint Anselm College and so many reasons to visit and apply. Find yours.


About Us

Saint Anselm College was founded in 1889 by Benedictine monks making it the third-oldest Catholic college in New England. Rooted in values such as love and service, Saint Anselm provides a distinctive liberal arts education and prepares its graduates for lifelong pursuits of truth.

Learn more about the history of Saint Anselm College


With undergraduate programs spanning from the sciences to the liberal arts, there’s something for everyone.

Explore Academic Offerings

By the Numbers

90.00 90 +

academic programs

18.00 18

average class size

11.00 11

students for every faculty member

Experiential Learning

So much of your learning will take place outside of a classroom. See how experiential learning can expand your worldview.



With over 50 partnerships, community-engaged learning puts real impact in your hands.




Make groundbreaking discoveries with our expert faculty, regardless of your major.




Build up your resume and discover a future career.



Study Abroad:

Take your Saint Anselm experience global with opportunities around the world.

Opportunities Abroad

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Centers and Institutes:

On-campus cultural, community, and research centers offer you additional programs and events.

Centers and Institutes

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Honors Program:

Apply your learning in challenging academic and real-world settings through our Honors Program.

Honors Program


Life at Saint Anselm

What are some of the best ways to meet people when you arrive at Saint Anselm College? Our current students recommend joining a club, playing a sport, or even just keeping your door open! There’s always something happening on the Hilltop.

By the Numbers

80.00 80 +

18.00 18

92.00 92 %


Living on Campus:

We’ve got 380 acres of land full of green space, walking trails, and residence halls of all styles.

Residence Life


Getting Involved:

Take the stage. Find your passions. Explore your faith. Develop lasting friends and memories.

Student Life


Become a Hawk:

As a member of one of our Hawks teams (DII, club, or intramural), you’ll soar higher.



Make History Everyday:

The New Hampshire Institute of Politics is one of the most politically active buildings in the country. You’ll never know who you’ll meet.



Embrace Traditions:

Whether you’re a gingerbread architect or a sonnet reader, you’ll love the many traditions the Hilltop puts on throughout the year.

Anselmian Traditions


A Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

We’re committed to sustaining an intentionally inclusive environment that benefits all constituencies. You’ll be part of a community working to build a progressively more diverse, inclusive and robust learning and living environment.

Diversity & Inclusion

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