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Pine Manor College is a private four-year liberal arts college situated on over 45 wooded acres in the Chestnut Hill section of Brookline, Massachusetts, only a few miles outside of Boston. For over 100 years, Pine Manor College has provided a student-focused education and tailored mentoring grounded in the liberal arts tradition.

Serving a majority of first-generation and low-income students, Pine Manor College promotes diversity where students from a range of linguistic, economic, and cultural backgrounds experience a personal learning environment that transforms them, preparing them for successful careers in an ever-changing world. With competencies grounded in the liberal arts tradition, our graduates enter employment and advanced studies with critical thinking skills, a commitment to civic engagement, and immediate job and long-term career opportunities.

Pine Manor College offers four core areas of study in Healthcare and Biomedical Sciences, Business and Management, Early Childhood Education, and Humanities and Social Sciences. The College also offers a master’s degree via its highly regarded MFA in Creative Writing Program.

The College also provides its students the opportunity to further their athletic pursuits in the college setting. Pine Manor College competes in Division III NCAA Athletics and offers 5 Women’s Varsity sports: basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball and volleyball, and 5 NCAA Men’s Varsity Sports: basketball, cross-country, soccer, baseball, volleyball.

Fast Facts


of our students identify as students of color.


first in their family to attend college.


of our graduates are employed six months after graduation.


of our students are multilingual.


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 2014 Pine Manor College became fully Co-Educational.


Campus and Location

PMC’s picturesque campus is situated on over 45 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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