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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1925
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Religiously affliated
    • Specialization:
    • Liberal Arts School 1
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 700 Prospect Street, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06511
    • Phone:
    • +18005789160
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of Albertus Magnus College

Albertus Magnus College is a Catholic private liberal arts college in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Founded by the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs (now Dominican Sisters of Peace), it is located in the Prospect Hill neighborhood of New Haven, near the border with Hamden. Albertus Magnus College was founded in 1925 by the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs. The dedication speaker was James Rowland Angell, the president of nearby Yale University. All classes and offices were first housed in Rosary Hall, a Palladian-style mansion that has since been converted for use as the institution's main library. The college's first chaplain, Rev. Arthur Chandler, stated that the college's initial goal was to educate women "to become thinkers and leaders and the noble among the ladyhood of the future."

By 1940 the campus had expanded to its current 50 acre size and absorbed a variety of surrounding gilded-era mansions for use as dormitories and office space. The school became known for its strict liberal arts curriculum that required four years of Latin or Greek study.

Academic Highlights

In addition to undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations, including pre-professional preparation, there are graduate programs in art therapy, leadership, liberal studies, fine arts in creative writing, human services, business administration, education, and management and organizational leadership.

Life in Albertus Magnus College

Originally a women's college, the institution became coeducational in 1985 to some controversy. The 1980s also brought a series of construction projects to the campus, including new classroom space and a new athletic center. The first graduate program, a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, was offered in 1992.

School Ranking

Albertus Magnus College Ranking Factors Albertus Magnus College is ranked #66 in Regional Universities North. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. Read more about how we rank schools.


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Acceptance Rate

The overall acceptance rate for Albertus Magnus College was reported as 68.2% in Fall 2013 with over 689 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures.

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