The Value of an Albertus Magnus College Education
There’s a Lifetime of Value in an Albertus Education
Albertus Magnus College provides a values- and liberal arts-based education rooted in the Dominican tradition, inspired by the Four Dominican Pillars of Study, Prayer, Community, and Service. Albertus has been recognized for its experiential learning curriculum that helps students polish classroom learning into real-world skills that employers value – and our alumni across nine decades are proof that our method is successful.
What can you expect from your Albertus education?
As much as you are willing to put into it.
For seven years in a row, the annual Destination Survey has found that at least 95% of Albertus Magnus College graduates have found employment or gone on to continue
their education within six months of graduating,
consistently far outperforming the national average.
of undergraduate students complete at least one internship, practicum, study abroad program, service learning project, or research course with faculty.
full-time faculty members include published authors, artists, and successful business owners.
Albertus Magnus College assessed among
institutions across the United States
10-years post-graduation median salary in
40-years post-graduation rank among
Net Present Value (NPV) ROI
Alumni Success Stories
"But be clear about this: we do educate our students to compete upon graduation."
Dr. Marc M. Camille
President of Albertus Magnus College
Ellen Bree Burns '44
Former U.S. District Court Judge
Ellen Bree Burns graduated from Albertus Magnus in 1944 and would later become the first woman to be named to the Federal bench in Connecticut; nominated by president Jimmy Carter, she was appointed on May 17, 1978. Judge Burns served as Chief Judge of the District for 37 years.
“Albertus Magnus College prepared me for the really important business of living.”
She was honored with the honorary degree honoris causa in 1974 from the College and was a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Connecticut Bar Foundation.
Because of her brilliant mind and her passion for the law, she inspired other women to achieve prominent positions in the community, in business, and in government.
She lived her life to the fullest and with distinction.
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Tim Quinn '88
Celebrity Makeup Artist
Tim Quinn was among the first men to graduate from Albertus in 1988 with a B.S. in Economics. Combining his passion and knowledge of business, he has since created a career as a consultant for fashion shows and celebrity makeup artist for Giorgio Armani Beauty.
“Albertus Magnus College is a magical place. As I have moved through my journey, I am constantly reminded of the blessings that my years at Albertus brought me.”
Throughout his professional journey, Tim has remained a strong philanthropist, raising awareness and money for organizations such as Autism Speaks, the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, and the Mass General Cancer Center.
Photo Credit: Boston Magazine
Verica Milivojevic '04
Research Scientist at Yale University School of Medicine
Fleeing wartime in Bosnia during the early 1990s, Verica Milivojevic and her family settled in America. Verica's high school biology teacher, an Albertus alumnus, recommended the College to her.
"Albertus provided the basic science knowledge I needed for my biology major, but more importantly, I learned what you can't get from books - how to interact with people and communicate. The Dominican tradition at Albertus also models the importance of community service, how to be part of a community and how giving back helps us all."
At Albertus, Verica found a safe place where she could “be known and find help." During her time at the College, she began an internship at Yale University, which lead her to become a neuroscience Ph.D. candidate at the University of Connecticut. As a result of her laboratory work, she was offered a full-time position beginning the week after her graduation.
"Albertus treated me like an adult in the real world. It was less of a classroom environment and more of an adult learning experience. When I finally got to WTNH, I was able to handle the pressure of deadlines without feeling overwhelmed."
Samantha Miller ‘16, Communications Major
News Channel 8 WTNH Producer
Meet Samantha and other Alumni
Albertus Magnus College is once again recognized by US News & World Report in its 2022-2023 college rankings. For the fifth consecutive year, Albertus scored as a Top 100 Regional School in the North and was named a Top Performer in the Social Mobility category, and in a new US News category, Campus Ethnic Diversity.
By demonstrating continued dedication to
High-Impact Educational Practices,
Albertus Magnus College has been named as one of the nation's Colleges of Distinction.
To become a College of Distinction, Albertus Magnus College went through a strict evaluation process and excelled at each point in the following checklists:
- Hands-on, experiential learning
- Interdisciplinary perspectives
- Emphasis on collaborative work
- Personally invested professors
- Small class sizes
- Innovative, well-rounded programs
- Resources and opportunities for research
- Lively extracurricular activities
- Campus-wide events
- Service and community engagement
- Active career counseling
- Opportunity-building networks
- Access to internships and professional experiences
Value of a Liberal Arts-Based Education
An education based in the liberal arts is foundational to any vocation and career, building skills in: reading, writing, listening, speaking effectively, knowledge of language, critical thinking, problem solving, basic numeracy, information literacy, and the capacity to continue to learn for life.
High Impact Practices have been shown to improve engagement at liberal arts colleges like Albertus.
"The integration of high-impact practices in the College’s liberal arts general education program empowers students to achieve the established program outcomes and to develop their readiness for careers in their chosen fields of study."
Rosa E. Rivera-Hainaj, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the Faculty
Building Towards The Future
The Value of a Liberal Arts Education
Albertus Magnus’ expansive values and liberal arts-based curriculum, when combined with its focus on experiential opportunities, prepare students to successfully meet these needs and to take on the postgraduate world.Read More
Expert and Caring Faculty
Faculty at Albertus Magnus College engage in the practices of lifelong learning in their chosen fields and in their profession as teacher-scholars.Read More
High Impact Practices
At Albertus Magnus College, there are multiple opportunities to engage in curricular and co-curricular high-impact practices that have been shown to promote student success.Read More