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Holy Apostles College and Seminary

Holy Apostles College and Seminary is Catholic college with 58 students located in Cromwell, CT.

Open Admissions, Religiously affiliated, Seminary / Bible College

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Overview

Overview

Holy Apostles College and Seminary says

The history of Holy Apostles begins centuries before the college was created.

The land on which the college sits also is the site of the oldest home in Cromwell, the Ranney House, built by one of Cromwell's founding families. This home, now known as St. James Hall, became famous as the starting point for the amazing adventures of a subsequent owner, Capt. John Riley, whose cargo ship ran aground in Africa in 1815 and who was sold into slavery, along with his crew, by desert nomads. Riley's travails were chronicled in Dean King's best-selling book, "Skeletons on the Zahara" (Little, Brown & Co.).

The Ebenezer Beckwith Octagonal House, now known as St. Peter's Hall, was erected in 1854.

The operations of Cromwell Hall, a private sanitorium that treated various emotional disorders, moved to the site in 1883, after which the adjacent Octagonal Barn (now St. Andrew's Hall) was remodeled and enlarged with a brick addition. At one time Cromwell Hall had 14 buildings with 112 rooms. Patients came from all across North America and included Bing Crosby and Judy Garland.

The campus' extraordinary natural setting was enhanced through the work of the famed Olmsted landscape architecture firm whose founder Frederick Law Olmsted designed New York City's Central Park. In 1908, the Olmsted firm created a small arboretum on the property.

Cromwell Hall closed in the early 1950s and the property lay unused for several years before being acquired by the Rev. Eusebe Menard, O.F.M., who founded Holy Apostles Seminary as a minor seminary to help older men discern their call to the priesthood.

The seminary was originally operated by the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles, an order of priests founded by Father Menard. In 1984 the order invited the three Roman Catholic bishops in Connecticut to join the Board of Directors, along with lay men and women. This expansion of the board gave the college and seminary the benefit of episcopal oversight, along with ecclesial and professional expertise. The bishop of the Diocese of Norwich, currently the Most Rev. Michael Cote, serves as the school's chancellor.

The college division was opened in 1972 to offer a Roman Catholic college education to lay students and consecrated religious. In 1978 Holy Apostles was authorized to operate as a major seminary (also known as a theologate), offering the Master of Divinity and preparing men for the priesthood.

Graduate degrees were offered to the laity starting in 1982. In 1988 the college opened its graduate-level distance learning program and also began offering the post-master's certificate in theology. Non-degree graduate certificate programs were introduced in 2001.

Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 58
Gender 55% Male / 45% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 63% Full Time / 37% Part Time
Geography 50% In State / 50% Out of State / 39% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 14% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 40%
Multi-racial 1%
International 40%
Hispanic/Latino 13%
Ethnicity Unknown 1%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 4%

Activities

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: reduced course load remedial instruction tutoring
  • Computer Services: libraries
  • Counseling Services: financial aid counseling personal counseling chaplain/spiritual director
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): english as a second language (esl) independent study
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Philosophy (50%), Religion/Religious Studies (25%), Humanities/Humanistic Studies (16%), Social Sciences (8%), Religion/Religious Studies (0%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

Job Opportunities:

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the nature of religious belief and specific religious and quasi-religious systems. Includes instruction in phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

Job Opportunities:

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that focuses on the nature of religious belief and specific religious and quasi-religious systems. Includes instruction in phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

Job Opportunities:

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the general study of human social behavior and social institutions using any of the methodologies common to the social sciences and/or history, or an undifferentiated program of study in the social sciences.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
All social scientists and related workers not listed separately.
Social Science Research Assistants
Assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other
All postsecondary social sciences teachers not listed separately.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Administration & Faculty

President Douglas L Mosey
Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 17
Student : Faculty Ratio 4 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 64 : 35
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Admission Considerations

Important: Interview, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Level Of Applicants Interest, Recommendations

Also Considered: Academic GPA, Application Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Other Application Information: All SAT Scores Required for Review SAT

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $11,305 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $13,413
$75K-$110K $15,930
$110K+ $15,930

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $10,400, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $10,400 Same as On-Campus
Fees $70 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $8,700
Books $350 $350
Total (before financial aid) $10,820 $19,520

Students Receiving Aid

28% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 71% $6,300
Federal Scholarships/Grants 14% $5,550
Institutional Grants 14% $2,000
Pell Grants 14% $5,550
Student Loans 71% $6,300

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

20% of students graduated on time.

20% of students graduated in six years.

86% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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