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Albertus Magnus College
Albertus Magnus College Seal.svg
Latin: Collegium Alberti Magni
Established 1925
Type Private
President Dr. Julia M. McNamara
Undergraduates 1,600
Location New Haven, CT, USA
Campus 50 acres
Colors Blue and White          
Nickname Falcons
Athletics NCAA Division III
Affiliations GNAC, ECAC

Albertus Magnus College is a small private liberal arts college in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. It is located about two miles from the central campus of Yale University in a residential area near the border with Hamden. Albertus was once considered the women's liberal arts college of Yale University, but disaffiliated and became co-educational in 1985. The neighborhood is on Prospect Street just above Edgerton park and near East Rock. The college uses several of the area's historic 19th-century mansions as classroom and administrative buildings.

Since 1926, the College has acquired several mansions, which are now used for student housing and administration. Rosary Hall has become the College library. The latest new construction on campus is the Academic Center for Science, Art and Technology, which opened for classes in January 2005 and designed by Barry Svigals.

Albertus Magnus College became co-educational in all its programs in 1985. In the same year, the Continuing Education Division expanded its offerings for the adult learner to include a pioneering Accelerated Degree Program. In 1994, the College introduced New Dimensions, an alternative educational delivery system focused on business, also for the adult learner. This program now includes undergraduate and graduate courses.

The Cosgrove, Marcus, Messer Athletic Center opened in 1989. This indoor sports and recreation center houses a pool, a gymnasium and indoor track, racquetball and volleyball courts, weight and dance rooms, and a new fitness center. The Center is part of a six million dollar athletic complex featuring a soccer field, an outdoor track and tennis courts.

In 1992, Albertus Magnus offered its first graduate program, the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. Since then, the College has added four other graduate programs: Master of Science in Management; Master of Arts in Art Therapy, the only degree of its kind in Connecticut; and, in New Haven and Hartford, classes for the Master of Business Administration. In June 2005, the College received approval from the State of Connecticut for a new Master of Arts in Leadership.

Today, Albertus has an enrollment of 2,400 students—nearly 500 in the traditional day program, and the others in adult undergraduate and graduate degree programs. More than ninety percent of students are enrolled on a full-time basis.

The college's Board of Trustees was reorganized in 1969 so that today 80 percent of its members are lay people; the other 20% are members of the Dominican Congregation of St. Mary of the Springs. The College remains true to its Dominican heritage and continues to be dedicated to the search for truth in all its dimensions.


The Falcons' logo.

The athletic teams of the college are the Falcons and they are part of the NCAA Division III in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.

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Coordinates: 41°19′57″N 72°55′26″W / 41.332418°N 72.923909°W / 41.332418; -72.923909



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