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Pine Manor College

Address: 400 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA

Description Pine Manor College

  • Founded: in 1911
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Age of students: 16 years and over
  • Total number of students: 480 people (approximately 7% of foreign students)
  • Number of students in the group: 12-20 people
  • Type of accommodation: residence (full board / half board)
  • Language of instruction: English.

The small but well-known and prestigious private liberal arts college Pine Manor College was founded in 1911 in the beautiful, picturesque suburb of Boston (Chestnut Hill). Today, the campus occupies 24 hectares (more than 50 acres) - it is attended by representatives of many world countries and cultures (more than 60 countries), as well as pupils from 50 American states.

In total 9 different faculties work on the basis of the college. Flagship areas and areas of knowledge, on which the college works:

  • Social and political systems (sociology and politics)
  • Biology
  • Liberal sciences
  • Health care
  • Primary education of children: studying, health, education
  • Visual art
  • English: creative writing and literature
  • Communications
  • Business management, business and management
  • Psychology
  • English
  • History and culture.

The most developed and popular areas (according to Princeton Review) can be called business administration, communication and psychology. In addition, the college is very strong in creative sciences and specialties:

  • Writing activity
  • Books for children
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Poetry
  • Fiction.

Very popular (especially among foreign students) Pathway program, long and successfully taught at Pine Manor College. Students graduate here 1-2 courses, and with successful studying can be transferred to almost any American university (including the most prestigious versions of the Ivy League) to complete the program of higher education (bachelor's degree). With many universities Pine Manor College has long and successfully worked as partners - with high grades, graduates of 1-2 years are guaranteed to be able to enroll in the following universities:

  • Purdue University Calumet
  • Emory University
  • Washington State University
  • Iowa State University
  • Northeastern University.

The following American universities are also in demand among students:

  • UCLA
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of San Diego
  • Columbia University
  • Fordham University.

Classrooms for lessons are formed small (from 12 to 20 people), and the ratio of teachers to students is 1:10 - this allows each student to pay due attention, to carefully track his progress and achievements, to practice personal approach and respect the individuality of each.

Pine Manor College students are internships in the best companies in Boston, the state and the USA. It can be clinics and hospitals, hotels and sports clubs, cultural and recreation institutions, large chain stores or financial companies, government agencies. Subsequently (according to the college itself), graduates successfully build a career in the international community, working in prestigious positions in 60 countries!

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Pine Manor College

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
17+
from 26 360 $ / year

Pathway

The Pathway transition program allows Pine Minor College students to study for 1-2 years in the chosen specialty, and then to transfer to any university in the United States (some enrollment is even guaranteed!) and complete the undergraduate program without wasting time and money.

Pathway program works in the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Management
  • Healthcare
  • Communications, Public Relations
  • Art.

Especially this course is suitable for Russian students and students. Having enrolled on the Pathway, you can quickly improve language and subject knowledge, overcome the academic gap (as you know, American and Russian secondary education has several important differences), develop the necessary skills for comfortable learning in higher education programs. Classes are initially built on the basis of university samples: practically students master the first course of the bachelor's program in the chosen direction, collecting academic credits necessary for further education. In addition, Pathway serves as an excellent program for adapting to life and study on the traditional American university campus, teaching students independence and perseverance.

The duration of the course is 1-3 term (1 academic year = 3 trimester): it is always calculated individually, taking into account the abilities, interests and the initial level of student preparation. The studying of Russian and foreign students is carried out together with the Americans: the development and adaptation process is faster, easier and more efficient.

The service of curators and advisers always helps students to decide what specialty they want to master, which subjects to choose, which faculties and universities will suit them best, how to compile and submit documents to admissions commissions.

Apply for the program of study is possible year-round - the requirements for the entrants vary depending on the chosen course:

1) Pathway:

  • Age of students from 17 years
  • Certificate of sufficient level of English = TOEFL iBT 61 / IELTS 6.0
  • Certificate of complete secondary education (average score - from 4 and above).

Also, in the personal interview and the introductory letter, the entrant should demonstrate the breadth of his horizons and steady motivation, the presence of social responsibility and seriousness of intentions, set academic and personal goals, leadership qualities and potential.

Higher Education - Bachelor's Degree

Available specialties for studying on undergraduate programs are the following:

  • Biology
  • Communications
  • History
  • Management
  • Psychology
  • Political science
  • Art.

Pine Minor College students also have the opportunity to obtain a degree (Associate Degrees, an approximate analogue of secondary specialized education in Russia) in the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Theatrical art
  • Art.

The dates of admission and the cost of the educational course you can check with your manager. The term of study on bachelor's programs is 4 academic years.

Master's Courses

Pine Minor College students can obtain a bachelor's degree in "Literature". In addition, an interesting course "Creative Letter" is offered: application of interactive modern techniques helps to quickly master a variety of writing skills.

The dates of admission and the cost of the educational course you can check with your manager. The term of study on the master's program is 1-1.5 academic years.

Academic English

The Academic English program is an ideal option for preparing foreign students to study at American universities, colleges and high schools.

The preparatory course is equally intensively aimed at the development of academic knowledge and skills, and to improve the language level: after the end of the program, foreign students will be able to speak and think in English practically at the level of the native speaker. The course is divided into several large modules:

  • English for university studies
  • Development of academic, organizational and functional skills
  • Participation in seminars of various subjects
  • Preparation for the TOEFL exam
  • Professional consultations of experienced specialists in the field of higher education.

Foreign students will be able to adapt to the peculiarities of the American educational system, they will practice writing various texts (different tasks, goals, structure, volumes), learn to make presentations, projects and studies, to present them, to argue their point of view and respect someone else's opinion. Students of the academic course will learn how to work effectively with a variety of sources, to quickly find, to rank and analyze information, to improve all key skills in English:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improvement of communication skills.

The duration of the academic program is 1-3 term: the full cycle depends on the abilities and goals of the student, the level of initial education and the ability to quickly learn the curriculum. Each trimester is 280 profile, intensive English lessons: 25-28 group lessons (groups of up to 15 people) + 12-15 hours of self-study weekly.

To apply for the program of study is possible year-round - the requirements for the entrants vary depending on the chosen course:

1) Academic English Courses:

  • Age of students from 16 years
  • High school diploma
  • Certificate of sufficient level of English - TOEFL iBT 20 and higher.

Also, in the personal interview and the introductory letter, the entrant should demonstrate the breadth of his horizons and steady motivation, the presence of social responsibility and seriousness of intentions, set academic and personal goals, leadership qualities and potential.

Academic English courses can be started on September 12-15, January 4, March 28, June 20.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students at the time of study are given places in comfortable, well-equipped dormitories. Arrivals are held on Sundays, departures - on Saturdays. All residences are located just a minute's walk from the academic building: each hostel includes cozy common lounges, free wireless Internet access, comfortable rooms (common facilities, each bathroom is designed for 6 people). Bed linen and towels are provided, there is also a laundry service. The residences have established the work of security services, control visits and video surveillance in common areas, there is a cafeteria for snacks and lunch.

Meals (board, and half board) include weekdays and weekends (14 and 19 times, respectively).

Upon request, students can find accommodation outside the campus: the specialists of the Accommodation Department will help you to find a hotel or hostel, an apartment or a studio.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Accounting, Anthropology BA, Art history, biology, Business and management, Business and Management (BAM), communications, Community Health, computer studies, Courses without Disciplinary Designations, Criminal Justice, Criminal proceedings, Dance, Early Childhood: Education, Health and Leadership, Education, English and Literature, English: Creative Writing and Literature, Entrepreneurship, Foundational Courses, French, Health care, history, History of art, Humanities Courses, Interdisciplinary Courses, international Business, Liberal sciences, Liberal Studies Courses, management, maths, Medical sciences, MFA in Creative Writing, music, philosophy, physics, political science, political science, primary schooling, psychology, Quantitative Reasoning, Religion Courses, Religious studies, Service Learning, sociology, Sociology and Political Science, Sociology and Political Science (SPS), Spanish, The art of dance, Theatre, Theatrical art, Visual arts, Women’s Studies,  Creative writing

Events Pine Manor College

The well-established sports infrastructure of the campus opens up wide opportunities for students to play sports:

  • Basketball
  • Dancing
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Run
  • Athletics
  • Team games with the ball, etc.

There are numerous clubs and interest sections, creative performances, skits, concerts and performances are regularly arranged, charitable, socially useful and volunteer activities are developed.

In Boston, students go on weekdays and on weekends: this is the largest city in the state of Massachusetts and one of the main centers of art, culture, business, finance and education in the USA. More than 50 educational institutions (including such giants as Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)) have settled in Boston - this is the largest number of educational institutions in the country at the same geographical point! Here for each there is an occupation to taste and interests: you can go on a variety of excursions, shopping, cinema or theater, walk around the city's quarters - historical and modern, go to a museum or art gallery, watch a major sports match or a game of local teams.

Equipment Pine Manor College

The spacious Pine Manor College campus occupies 50 acres of green, manicured grounds just 20 minutes from Boston. Recently, a large-scale modernization and renovation was carried out on the campus, as a result of which the students received really magnificent, modern conditions for study and living, meeting all world standards. On the campus you can find absolutely everything that can be needed for living, learning and spending free time:

  • Spacious modern classrooms, lecture rooms with the necessary equipment (including interactive)
  • Libraries
  • Own cafeteria
  • Free access to high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Football fields
  • 6 outdoor tennis courts
  • Modern fitness room and gym
  • Multifunctional indoor sports hall
  • Track for running and field athletics
  • Fields for team games
  • A few inexpensive, cozy restaurants: Vietnamese, Asian, Italian, Japanese, French cuisine
  • Grill house.

College libraries are included in a large national consortium, which includes 42 (!) libraries, each of which can be freely visited by any student. Many students often visit the Educational Center: here students (especially foreign students) receive qualified educational assistance in mathematics, reading and literate writing, intensive English courses (women's and men's groups), classes in literate time management.

Not far from the campus (15-20 minutes by car) there is a lively, vibrant Boston - one of the largest and most interesting cities in the United States. This is a cosmopolitan, hospitable metropolis, where traditional American culture harmoniously intersects with the features of the old colonial Europe. In Boston, do not count monuments and attractions, sightseeing tours, places for cultural leisure (theaters, movies, art galleries, museums, etc.), restaurants and cafes, clubs and shops. For everyone, Boston opens with its own, unique side.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The Pathway program can begin on January 21 or August 29, academic English courses - September 12-15, January 4, March 28, June 20.

The course price already includes:

  • Studying on the chosen program
  • Consultation and assistance of curators and teachers
  • Free access to the educational center
  • Free access to Wi-Fi.

The list of the following services is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • SEVIS-collection
  • Additional fee for enrolling in Pathway
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course
  • Use of teaching aids, books and materials (refundable deposit)
  • Technological fee (including personal iPad mini). Not charged if the necessary technological devices were brought with the student himself
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for tuition (= 1 trimester cost)
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Accommodation and meals (depending on the option chosen)
  • Deposit for accommodation (refundable)
  • Laundry service
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions: Boston Logan airport
  • School Insurance
  • Mandatory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To apply for the program of study is possible year-round - the requirements for the entrants vary depending on the chosen course:

1) Pathway:

  • Age of students from 17 years
  • Certificate of sufficient level of English = TOEFL iBT 61 / IELTS 6.0
  • Certificate of complete secondary education (average score - from 4 and above).

2) Academic English Courses:

  • Age of students from 16 years
  • High school diploma
  • Certificate of sufficient level of English - TOEFL iBT 20 and higher.

Also, in the personal interview and the introductory letter, the entrant should demonstrate the breadth of his horizons and steady motivation, the presence of social responsibility and seriousness of intentions, set academic and personal goals, leadership qualities and potential.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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