Get to know our newest US partner institutions on Accelerate

Mar 11, 2021 5:06:00 PM

Anna Maria College, Illinois College and New England College are the three newest US institutions that have been officially launched on the Accelerate platform so far. Recruitment partners are now able to promote these institutions to international students and find those with the right fit. Learn more about these American institutions below.


Anna Maria College 
Anna Maria College is located in Paxton, Massachusetts, USA. It provides quality academic programs that combine a liberal arts education with real-life career preparation. The small student-faculty ratio allows for a highly personalised learning experience and optimal student involvement. 

Students are treated as professionals-in-training from day one. Anna Maria College's programs are specifically designed to provide students with strong practical skills and connect them to professional opportunities.

Some highlights:

  • The Career and Leadership Center, Diversity & Inclusion Office, Student Success Center and other services prepare students to transform the world as an ethical leader and community-oriented professional
  • Graduate programs offer benefits such as small classes, opportunities for interaction and learning, and, most importantly, faculty members who are hand-picked for their high levels of education and professional expertise
  • Programs are designed to provide students with strong practical skills and to connect them with professional opportunities like internships. 


Illinois College
Illinois College is a liberal arts college that delivers exceptional yet affordable education in a safe and beautiful campus. More than 40 programs are offered to international students. Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. It ranks #140 in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings.

Some highlights:

  • Washington Monthly’s 2020 Liberal Arts Colleges Ranking placed Illinois College at #56 based on its “contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research, and promoting public service.”
  • One of “The Best Colleges in America, Ranked by Value” for 2020 according to Money. IC received strong scores for value, affordability and quality
  • Illinois College was also named one of the best colleges in the Midwest in The Princeton Review’s 2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region
  • International student scholarships are available, ranging from USD 20,000 to USD 23,000 per year.


New England College
New England College is a creative, diverse, and supportive learning community that offers experiential education and innovative academic programs. International students have over 70 programs to choose from across art & design, education, humanities, management & business, the natural sciences and social science. There is a suitable program for any student no matter their future aspirations or dreams. Students also enjoy internship opportunities to access real-world, hands-on training.

Some highlights:

  • Provides flexibility on admission requirements to accommodate the academic differences of each country and to recognise the achievements of international students
  • Students have benefitted from over 1,000 internship opportunities, ongoing access to real-world experience, and hands-on training through active collaboration with industry partners and career counselling services
  • Several on-campus residence halls offering a variety of accommodation and rates
  • Student can choose among 40 student organisations. They also have access to support services like the Office of Career & Life Planning Centre.