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Academics

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."

Student Body

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."

Campus Life

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."

Overview

Applicants
875
Acceptance Rate
71%
Average HS GPA
3.30

GPA Breakdown

18%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
32%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
400 - 520
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
380 - 505
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
390 - 505

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
15 - 20

Testing Policies


Deadlines

Regular — August 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Interview
Level of applicant's interest

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
146
with Terminal Degree
111

77
Women
69
Men
19
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
34%
Graduate in 5 years
47%
Graduate in 6 years
47%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Patricia Ciarrocchi
Newscaster

Helen Horstmann, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon

Solita Hanna
Film Director

Linda Fiorentino
Actress

Frances McElroy
Producer/Director

Mari Carmen Aponte, Esq.
Exec. Dir. of Puerto Rico Federal Aff. Adm.

Sheryl Gold, Esq.
V.P. Business/Legal Affairs, Universal Music Gr.

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
34%
Graduate in 5 years
47%
Graduate in 6 years
47%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$30,566

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,806

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,570

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
90%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$40,792

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$18,500
Required Fees
$980
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,500
Transportation for Commuters
$400

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,500
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
529
Foreign Countries Represented
11

Demographics

5.48%
Asian
40.08%
African-American
6.43%
Hispanic
38.00%
Caucasian
3.78%
Unknown
1.89%
International

65% female
35% male
27% are out of state
86% are full time
14% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
79%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
11
Number of Honor Societies
6

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

29% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (The Ravens)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (The Ravens)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Villanova University

Sustainability


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

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Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
5

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

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

Undergraduates that Own Computers
92%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Dennis J. Murphy
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Address
1400 Montgomery Avenue
Rosemont, PA 19010

Phone
800-331-0708


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Campus Grill
The Grind Coffee Shop
Fitness Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Philadelphia major attractions
Manayunk Main Street
Court at King of Prussia
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Area College Campuses

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times:
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Dates announced throughout the year.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
dennis.murphy@rosemont.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Transportation to train station by request. 10 minutes to commuter rail line to downtown Philadelphia. Philadelphia International Airport is 25 minutes from campus via auto or limo service. Airport is also accessible via Regional Rail Line.


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