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Assumption College for Sisters

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1961
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Religiously affliated
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Cold (Continental)
    • Location:
    • 200 A Morris Avenue, Denville, New Jersey, United States
    • Phone:
    • +19739570188
    • Setting:
    • Suburban, town

The History Of Assumption College for Sisters

Assumption College for Sisters (ACS), sponsored by the Sisters of Christian Charity, was founded in 1953 as an extension of Seton Hall College (now University). It was then separately incorporated in 1961 as an independent college, and is authorized to confer an AA degree on religious women and those in formation for a religious congregation. Until recently, ACS was housed within the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Christian Charity in Mendham, New Jersey.

Academic Highlights

The College awards two degrees: the Associate in Arts and the Associate in Religious Arts. Religious courses are offered in doctrine, morality, catechetics, mariology, ecclesiology, and other areas of focus. More traditional subjects such as philosophy, art, literature, history, music, chemistry, biology, calculus, psychology, and computer literacy are also offered and required. Students at Assumption can receive the Associate of Arts and/or the Associate of Religious Arts upon graduation; a certificate option in Theological Studies is also available 

Life in Assumption College for Sisters

Assumption College for Sisters is located on the campus of Morris Catholic High School, Denville, NJ. College space in the convent includes a chapel, classroom, computer lab, student lounge, kitchen and dining room along with offices for administrators and staff. In the Morris Catholic High School, ACS has access to a science laboratory, library room, and a designated classroom.

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Any woman who has been accepted for membership by a Catholic religious community can apply for admission to Assumption College for Sisters, regardless of race, color, or national origin. Women who are in a serious discernment process, with the recommendation of a vocation or spiritual director, may also apply, though they are not yet part of a formation program. Lay persons may register for theology and philosophy courses and may audit any other courses. 

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Acceptance Rate

The Assumption for Sisters acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities and Theological and Ministerial Studies. Assumption for Sisters graduates 100% of its students.
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