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Points of Distinction
Who Says?

U.S. News & World Report Article Features Assumption Senior

Assumption College senior Margaux Finan is featured in a Sept. 28, 2012, U.S. News & World Report article about how college students use LinkedIn to find internship and full-time employment opportunities.

Assumption College in Top 40 of U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Assumption College is ranked at No. 38 in U.S. News & World Report’s "2013 Best Colleges" ratings of approximately 200 universities in the north that offer bachelor's and master's degrees.

Assumption is ranked one of the nation’s “best value” colleges by Barron’s Best Buys in College Education.

The Princeton Review named Assumption College one of the “best colleges in the Northeast.”

Colleges of Distinction lists Assumption as an institution with engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes.

Academic Excellence
  • 13 Assumption students have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships since 2001.
  • 16 NCAA post-graduate scholarships have been awarded to Assumption students – that puts us among the top 10 of all NCAA colleges and universities in the northeast, including Harvard, MIT and Boston College.
  • 100% of Assumption classes are taught by professors – not graduate assistants.
  • Assumption partners with colleges and universities such as Notre Dame, Duke and Duquesne Law to offer you enhanced educational opportunities.
Student-Athlete Achievements
  • 95% Assumption’s Academic Success Rate, which refers to the graduate rate of student-athletes. This make Assumption #7 in the nation among all Division II colleges.
  • One of 26 Schools awarded the Division II Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence (out of 300 Division II member schools)
  • 235 Number of student-athletes named to the Northeast-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the 2012 Fall semester, the second highest total in the NorthEast-10 conference
  • 10 Number of semesters in a row the Women’s Swimming and Diving team has earned College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American Honors.
  • 10 Members of the Field Hockey team were named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association’s National Academic Squad.
  • 4Number of Assumption athletic teams that have earned the Notheast-10 Team Academic Award, given to the team in each league sport with the highest overall team GPA each academic year. The teams that were recognized are Men’s Basketball, Ice Hockey, Women’s Indoor Track and Field and Women’s Track and Field.
  • 16 The number of Assumption College student-athletes who have earned NCAA Postgraduate scholarships: the most in the Northeast-10 Conference, 8th in all of Division II and among the top 10 of all NCAA programs in New England along with schools like Harvard, MIT and Boston College.
Ideal Location
  • Worcester is the second-largest city in New England.
  • Worcester is ranked 3rd for job growth among the nation’s 100 major metropolitan cities.
  • rates Worcester as one of the “10 most livable cities in the U.S.”
Tradition of Success
  • 95% of graduates who respond to our annual survey were employed or in graduate school within 6 months of Commencement.
  • Almost 60% of our 2012 graduates completed at least one professional internship while studying at Assumption.

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Leslie Lupien

Pomfret, CT

Leslie balances basketball, majoring in Biology, and minoring in Sociology