Saint Anselm College is a Benedictine Catholic, liberal arts school on a 400-acre residential campus in Manchester, New Hampshire. Founded in 1889 by Benedictine monks, it is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The college assigns high value to academic standards and expects its students to maintain a fine balance between hard work and leisure time activities. A challenging learning experience is maintained throughout the curriculum. The core curriculum includes such degree courses as the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science in nursing. Certificate programs and pre-professional programs on specific areas of concentration also are offered. The Honors Program, which features a blend of enhanced core courses, projects, and thesis work, draws highly motivated students and faculty from all disciplines to work together. The academics also include ultimate research facilities. A well-stocked library is available to support reference and research needs. To encourage extracurricular talents, more than 100 student clubs and organizations are available to the student. Throughout the year, the college hosts public lectures and programs focusing on a wide variety of interests. Academic scholarships and other financial assistance are made available to the students. A series of intramural and recreational activities is included in the curriculum. Medical, health, and counseling services are offered to resident and non-resident students. Excellent residential facilities also are arranged.