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After careful evaluation of the college’s financial challenges and a thorough review of alternatives, the Board of Trustees reluctantly has decided to close the college after graduation in May 2024. Magdalen College will teach out the remainder of the 2023-2024 academic year and has already begun to work with a variety of institutions—including other colleges, our academic accreditation agency (NECHE), and the New Hampshire Department of Education—to ensure a smooth pathway for students to complete their degrees. We understand and share the heartbreak by our students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and we will work closely with them to succeed through this transition.

A Different College Experience

At Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts, you will embark on an extraordinary journey.

It’s a journey that takes place in the heart of New England, a historic and cultural center for learning. It’s a journey that is rooted in the rich traditions of the Catholic Faith. It’s a journey that begins high in the mountains of New Hampshire on an expansive campus built around a granite-capped chapel.

Magdalen College is more than a classroom. It’s a welcoming community that beckons you to grow to your fullest potential and to achieve your highest aspirations. We challenge you to “set out in the deep” in the footsteps of the saints and intellectual giants who came before us.


You are called to greatness. Are you ready to answer the call?

 At Magdalen College, we seek applicants who:

  • Exude deep wonder and awe of God and His creation and an eagerness to examine the mystery of the human person
  • Treasure the intimacy of a small community and are ready to develop intentional, Christ-centered relationships
  • Desire to immerse themselves in reading the Great Books within the framework of a classical liberal arts curriculum
  • Value the individualized approach to learning that happens organically in the context of small-group Socratic discussions
  • Yearn for an education that is steeped in beauty and punctuated by choral singing & the fine arts
  • Actively engage with the modern world and seek to become well-rounded, virtuous citizens
  • Blossom in the scenic New England landscape in all four seasons with adventures on cobblestone streets, covered bridges, winding rivers, mountain paths, and powdery ski slopes
  • Live joyfully in a community animated by the Catholic faith, life in the Sacraments, and reverent liturgy

Reach Out With Your Questions!

Admissions Director

Michele McKenna

Michele McKenna

[email protected]

Admissions Officer

John Coleman

John Coleman

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An Integrated Catholic Education

The education offered by Magdalen College draws its power from the integration of a variety of sources and the way these are brought together into a single experience that unfolds over four years.

A Unique Community

We welcome the opportunity to introduce you to Magdalen College and invite you to go deeper with your Catholic education. Our students pursue wisdom in a spirit of friendship, animated by a communion of faith, bringing the intellect and imagination to their full realization. Our community is truly unlike any other.

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