“Beyond the Guidebook”  College Representative Questionnaire


10/30/2018 @ 8:15 AM

Name of College:

Assumption College

Name of Representative:

Mike Perron

Email Address:


Phone Number:

Office: 508-767-7285

College Web Page:


Please give some examples of high profile events

held on campus last year  (i.e. concerts. speakers, political debates, etc.):        

Coach Auriemma from UCONN.

Richard DesLaurier (Assumption College Alum.) lead the Marathon Bombing Search for the FBI. Visit by Boston Red Sox management and Pawtucket President (10/25/18) to announce a partnership between Assumption College and the Worcester Red Sox that will provide opps for scholarships, internships, classes, and use of the new field by AC baseball at to be built Polar Park for school and community

What percentage of students stay on campus during the weekends?

80% +/-

New initiatives on campus and/or institutional goals?

Center for Global Studies, Daniel P. Moynihan Center for Scholarship and Statesmanship, Center for Neuroscience, personal librarians, Center for Teaching Excellence

What is something you might find at the school that may not exist at any other school?

Duck Pond with Duck Day Festival, SOPHIA,

Rome Campus, Aaron Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy  

If located outside of New England, what New England area schools is your institution similar to?

What is the distance to the nearest big city? And what is that city?

What is the approximate distance from Westborough, driving and/or flying?

17 miles

What are your most popular majors?

Sciences, Business, Psychology, Education, History, Political Science/pre-law, English, Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies

What are your newest and/or most unique majors?

New majors are Nursing, Cybersecurity, Actuarial Sciences, Data Analytics, Neuroscience with cellular track

What majors are you hoping to grow?

Will applying “undecided” for a major affect a student’s chances for acceptance?


Is there a statistical advantage to applying early decision or early action?

Not necessarily an advantage, but 40%+ of total apps apply Early Action or Early Decision

If interviews are required or recommended, where and by whom are they conducted?

Interviews are not required

Interviews are generally with Admission Staff that serve in the student’s area.

Are students automatically considered for merit scholarships with the application to the school?


What percentage of demonstrated financial aid do you meet?

We GAP…..93% of students receive merit and or need based aid

Is there anything else a student should know that they will not easily find in a guidebook or online?

The “Vibe” of visiting.