Fall 2015 Enrollment
1,694 undergraduate students
60% of undergrad students are full time
31% male — 69% female
34% of students are from out of state
2015-2016 Academic Year
71 full-time faculty
218 part-time faculty
8.9 to 1 student/faculty ratio
83% of first year students live on campus
25% of all students live on campus
Immaculata University is located in Chester County, Pennsylvania, 20 miles west of Philadelphia, between Paoli and Exton.
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Retention Fall 2015
83% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full time, first time freshmen)
6 Year Graduation Rate 2015
70.4% of students graduated in 6 years
ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2015
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|Two or more races||2%|
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Immaculata competes in the NCAA Division III and the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC). There are nine varsity sports for women and eight for men. Immaculata is home to the legendary Mighty Macs, three-time national women’s basketball champions and inspiration for the Sony feature film The Mighty Macs.
Founded in 1920 by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM), Immaculata University has 375-acres of land that overlooks the Chester Valley. Right at the start of their college careers, Immaculata students are exposed to off-campus service projects and class trips. Dozens of times each month, guests speakers, special lectures, concerts, and campus activities help students learn beyond the classroom.
Immaculata currently awards the following degrees: Psy.D., Ed.D., M.A., M.S.N., B.A., B.S., B.Mus., B.S.N., A.A., and A.S.
Undergraduate Programs: Art, Biology, Business and Accounting, Chemistry, Education, English/Communication, Family and Consumer Sciences, Fashion Merchandising, Global Languages and Cultures, Health Sciences and Services, History/Political Science/International Relations, Human Movement Science, Mathematics/Computing Sciences/Physics, Music, Music Therapy, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology/Criminology, Theology.
Students can participate in Special Interest Learning Communities, groups of students who connect with peers like-minded peers to assess a topic of their choosing. Members enjoy guests speakers, off-campus trips, and community events. The Campus Ministry Office also offers several extremely popular volunteer service trips each year.
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Many Immaculata professors begin their career in-industry. The school’s small class sizes help teachers provide individual attention to each of their students.
Guidance and Tutoring
The “Pathways to Success” program ensures that students receive help and guidance throughout their college careers. Math and Writing centers are available for students who need extra help with assignments.
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Class Size Breakdown
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With over 50 clubs and organizations to choose from, Immaculata students are always active and engaged. Students are constantly forming new groups, expanding options for activities on a yearly basis. They can also get involved in 19 NCAA Division III sports and intramurals/club sports.
The campus community benefits from several guest speakers. Events include the Edith Stein Lecture Series, the Spirituality Under the Dome, and Spirituality Days, each of which is offered each year. Additionally, Immaculata has invited keynote speakers to present a wide-array of topics, including cyber security, social media and businesses, and Black History Month.
The Immaculata Symphony, a university-community organization, offers six concerts each year. Performances are also given by special ensembles and the Music Department’s faculty/student groups.
Campus Housing Options for Undergraduates
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Students’ hard work is recognized by several annual poster presentations that are open to the entire campus community. Internships are a huge component of the educational experience, and many students have the opportunity to present what they learned to their classmates and the campus community.
Students can utilize the services of the Career and Professional Development staff to get access to resume-building assistance, interview tips, and job-search resources.
The Career Services Department ensures that students have the opportunity to shadow professionals in their chosen career fields. They also conduct mock interviews and host the annual “Etiquette Dinner,” a unique opportunity for seniors to prepare for the business world.
Admissions Fall 2015
1,586 Total Applicants
1,250 Total Admissions
187 Total Freshmen Enrollment
78.81% of applicants admitted
Admissions Deadlines for 2016-17 Admission
Rolling admission? No
Closing date: Aug 15
Priority date: Feb 1
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Freshmen Profile Fall 2015
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TUITION AND COSTS
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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2016-2017
|Room and Board (on campus)||$12,500|
|Estimated Total On Campus||$47,710|
Average Financial Aid Packages 2016-2017 Estimated
$17,492 First year students
$3,645 All undergrads
Financial Aid Breakdown 2016-2017 estimated
7.6 % on average, the percentage of need that was met
37% of financial need students that had need fully met
$3,645 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$4,244 Average need-based loan