Students Say

Rosemont College, a newly coeducational liberal arts college just outside of Philadelphia, "is all about striving for excellence, while embracing diversity and celebrating the unique differences of each student." The school provides students with the tools to become "a community of learners" through an education centered around "individualized attention" and teachers that "cater to your learning style." "Rosemont College does not only train you for a job, it trains you for a joyful life," says a freshman.

Overview

Applicants
8,126
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average HS GPA
3.08

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
450 - 570
SAT Math
460 - 600
ACT Composite
19 - 25

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

State Residency

Overall

Students Say

Rosemont College, a newly coeducational liberal arts college just outside of Philadelphia, "is all about striving for excellence, while embracing diversity and celebrating the unique differences of each student." The school provides students with the tools to become "a community of learners" through an education centered around "individualized attention" and teachers that "cater to your learning style." "Rosemont College does not only train you for a job, it trains you for a joyful life," says a freshman. The school's small size opens up the classrooms for more discussion and gives students a better understanding of the resources available to them, and it also "allows professors to know all of their students on a personal level." One student even says that "By being such a small school, there is greater chance of a freshman becoming close friends with an upperclassman, which has really helped me with the high school to college transition." Professors "bring a great variety of personal/research interests and experiences to the classroom" and try to incorporate interactive aspects to their teachings in order "to make the class fun." Additionally, the "breathtaking" college's location "helps the students to feel safe." Students also really appreciate that the college "provides a lot of financial aid" and mentoring, and there are "many leadership opportunities available." Academic drawbacks include those typical of a small college: "All classes are only offered once a year, either always in the fall or always in the spring. Or they are offered every two years or only once." While most just try to snatch up a course when they see it offered, students do "have the ability to cross register at other local universities."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
1,249
with Terminal Degree
705

739
Men
510
Women
182
Minority

Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
38%
Graduate in 5 years
87%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
First professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Prominent Alumni


Olatunji Abayomi
Practicing Atty and Chairman, Human Rights Africa

Dr. Nancy Collins
Director Cytotherapy Lab, Sloan-Kettering Ctr. N.Y

Jon Hendricks
Distinguished Jazz Musician

Dr. Julius Jacobson II
M.D. Dir. Emeritus Vascular Surgery Mt. Sinai N.Y.

Foy Kohler
Author

Dr. David Liddle
Founder, Metaphor Computer Systems

Dr. Nina McClelland
Chemist and Bacteriologist, Pres. consulting serv.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,044

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,030

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,657

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$20,859

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,430
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$15,242
Required Fees
$1,091
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$690

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,078
Transportation for Commuters
$1,270

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College Aid Gift
Need-Based Federal Pell Grant
Need-Based Private Sch Grant
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Sch Grant

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

From The School

STUDENT ACTIVITIES and LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT --Jump Into the Action Major Services Coordinates New Student Orientation Programs Serves as a resource and support for all student organizations Advises Student Government. Assists with Weekend Programming activities Commuter Student Services Provides leadership development programs and workshops Coordinates and assists with a variety of social, cultural, and educational programs and events Offers students the chance to connect in the community through the Office of Service Learning and Volunteerism (OSLV) Recognizes outstanding student leaders Manages Student Center Front Desk operation Coordinates Summer Conferences

Students Say

Previously an all-women's college, Rosemont welcomed its first coeducational class in the fall of 2009. However, students from the once all-female campus characterize the student body thusly: "conscientious, friendly, and an avid learner." A typical student is "passionate about his/her major field of study, involved in activities/clubs on campus, and is probably working (either part time or during the summer)." But beyond these common qualities, the student body is remarkably diverse, consisting of a "rich diversity of people from every culture and race" "Some wear a hijab; some are running around in a little sundress. Then there are students who are changing their sexual identity." Atypical students are the commuters, who might describe their experience at Rosemont as feeling "a little left out," but on the whole, "students make friends easily."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
16,058
Out of State
8%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
108

Demographics

50% female
50% male
8% are out of state
81% are full time
19% are part time

Overview

Students Say

People here "usually focus on schoolwork during the week and have fun on the weekends"; however, as many students are from the Philadelphia area, Rosemont is a "suitcase college," and it can be a bit of a "ghost town on the weekends." Still, "there are activities on campus regularly" during the week, and the school also arranges "movie nights almost every two weeks, has parties at Rosemont once a month, [and] arrange trips to places like Dorney Park." If your particular passion doesn't have a dedicated outlet, worry not, since "with some paperwork, Rosemont's guidance and a few committed members," almost any club can be started. "The gym is always busy at night," and the Rosemont Activities Council also sponsors dance parties. "The most popular party is the Halloween party because it is the one party that serves free beer to the students who are over 21." And speaking of beer, "There is [a] large amount of people who spend their free time drinking." That common predilection, coupled with the "strict rules and regulations about alcohol" that Rosemont enforces, means that many students go off campus to have fun, and "It's nice having a lot of other colleges in the area." The food at Rosemont is universally reviled, so luckily, it's quite easy to get off campus, as the R5 train to Philly is just a few blocks away. In addition to the taste of city life Philadelphia offers, "Many students like to go to the King of Prussia mall for shopping."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
18%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
47%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Accessibility

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Angela M. Paprocki, M.Ed.

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational Evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Pyschoeducational evaluation

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
200
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
13
Number of Religious Organizations

5% join a fraternity
5% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Rockets)
14 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Rockets)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Bowling Green State Univ.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
84

Average Number of PC's per Lab
2800

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
No

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple Dell

Campus Visits Contact


Experience College Life


Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
see website


Campus Tours
Appointment Required:
Dates:
Times:
Average Length:

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

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Key Stats

8,126
Applicants
16,058
Size
80%
Acceptance Rate
1040
SAT Scores

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