Fast Facts

The College

Pine Manor is a private four-year liberal arts college situated on 45-plus wooded acres in the Chestnut Hill section of Brookline, Massachusetts, only a few miles outside of Boston. For over 100 years Pine Manor has provided a highly student-focused education grounded in the liberal arts tradition. The College promotes an inclusive environment that is committed to educating and empowering a diverse student body - one student at a time - with the knowledge and skills they will need to meet the challenges of career, community and citizenship in today's global society.

Pine Manor offers strong academic programs in Biology, Psychology, Community Health, Sociology and Political Science (SPS), Education, Business and Management, English, Communication, and the Visual Arts, and a Master’s degree via its highly regarded MFA in Creative Writing Program. Creating life-long learners and collaborative problem solvers, Pine Manor prepares graduates for careers in a diverse range of fields such as health care, biomedical sciences, community outreach, organizational leadership, and research. Pine Manor College offers 5 Women's Varsity sports at the NCAA Division III level: basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball and volleyball, and 5 NCAA Men's Varsity Sports: basketball, cross-country, soccer, volleyball, and basketball.


PMC was founded in 1911 by Helen Temple Cooke, originally as a post-secondary division of Dana Hall School for girls in Wellesley, Massachusetts. It was chartered in 1930 as an independent junior college and authorized in 1959 to confer Associate's degrees. The College moved to its present campus in 1965.

Pine Manor has awarded Bachelor's degrees to women since 1977. Beginning in 2005 men and women could earn the Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing. 

In September 2013 Pine Manor became fully Co-Educational.

Campus and Location

PMC's picturesque campus is situated on 43 wooded acres in the Chestnut Hill section of Brookline, Massachusetts, five miles from downtown Boston. The College is accessible by both automobile and public transportation. The campus is located just off Route 9 and is a ten-minute walk to the Chestnut Hill Station of the D branch on the Green Line of the "T," Boston's trolley and subway system. The College provides regular shuttle service to and from the train station when classes are in session.


The College employs nearly 200 individuals, including full- and part-time faculty and staff. PMC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications for job openings. Pine Manor College is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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