Discover the NU You at Neumann! Founded in 1965, Neumann University is a private, Catholic institution in the Franciscan tradition. With an emphasis on respect for individuals, concern for the environment, and social responsibility, Neumann excels throughout its bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs as well as its numerous student activities and 24 Division III sports teams.
Neumann is a small school full of big opportunities. In addition to the traditional liberal arts degrees, students can tap into such in-demand fields as Cybersecurity, Data Science and Analytics, Nursing, and the Health Sciences. Regardless of major, every student gets professional experience through real-world, hands-on internships, clinical placements, or student-teaching practice. The location, suburban Philadelphia, provides ample opportunities for jobs and internships and is in close proximity to New York City and Washington, D.C.
Get to know Neumann University
- Campus Ministries
- Choral groups
- Jazz band
- Literary magazine
- Music ensembles
- Musical theatre
- Pep band
- Radio station
- Student government
- Student-run film society
- Television station
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Common Intellectual Experiences
- Learning Communities
- Writing-Intensive Courses
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Undergraduate Research
- Diversity/Global Learning
- Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning
- Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience
- Career Services
- Writing Center
- Academic Advisors
- Library Services
- Faculty Mentors
- Disability Services
- Health Services
- Academic Tutors
- Financial Aid Advisors
- Student Success Initiative
- Veteran Services
- Peer Mentors
ACTIVE AND INVOLVED
Just as working professionals need to be expert collaborators in the workplace, so too must Neumann students learn to serve in a team of peers. In fact, collaborative learning in the Nursing and Health Sciences programs are so common that the architectural plans for one of Neumann’s newest buildings were informed by their group work. The new teaching auditorium, opened in 2019, was designed to have tiered rows of sets with rotating seats, making it easy for small groups to form and work together even in large classes.
Collaboration continues throughout all programs, including those like Education, Social Work, and Business, all of which have regular projects and case studies. Finally, the lab areas are conducive to team-based experiments in the Chemistry, Biology, Biology-Clinical Lab Science, Physics, and Environmental Science majors.
No matter their time constraints and academic schedules, Neumann students are able to travel the world while growing as scholars. Study abroad trips are available all year long, each ranging in length from full semesters to a couple of weeks. Trips have included such destinations as France, Spain, Australia, and Shanghai.
For those looking to explore a number of cultures, the Western Europe Semester offers a multi-faceted perspective on European culture and politics. Students learn, serve, and engage with the people and cultures of modern Europe, travelling through Rome, Italy; London, England; and Limerick, Italy.
The number of sections of each class size.
2-9: 72 | 10-19: 150 | 20-29: 85
30-39: 37 | 40-49: 9 | 50-99: 4 | 100+: 5
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 27%
White, non-Hispanic: 56%
Native/Indigenous American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 6%
STRONG LIBERAL ARTS CORE
All undergraduate students at Neumann bolster their major’s focus with a strong, well-rounded Core Curriculum. Spanning across disciplines, the Core Curriculum is guided by the areas of growth in Comprehension, Contemplation, Conscience, Compassion, and Communication.
- Comprehension: Think critically, creatively, and analytically
Analyze and solve complex problems; demonstrate quantitative reasoning and scientific literacy; and explore the relationship of contemporary and historical events and issues.
- Contemplation: Engage in meaningful reflection
Apply the principles and values of the Catholic Franciscan tradition to personal, professional, and societal questions and issues; engage in self-reflection; embrace life-long learning; discern career and vocational choices; and recognize and appreciate creative expression.
- Conscience: Act ethically and responsibly
Demonstrate personal, professional, and academic honesty; accept responsibility for the consequences of their actions; engage as responsible members and leaders of diverse groups; and exercise ethical decision-making, informed by the Catholic Franciscan tradition, in a variety of settings.
- Compassion: Respect all of creation
Honor the worth and dignity of each person; interact respectfully in the local and global community; engage in service to promote the common good; and demonstrate environmental awareness and stewardship.
- Communication: Communicate effectively
Express ideas clearly and effectively in spoken and written form; use technology competently; access, evaluate, cite, and credit information using accepted conventions; and demonstrate competency in a language relevant to the major.
These tenets of education prepare every student to be adaptable, positive change-makers in their communities.
Neumann makes it easy and affordable to graduate with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five years! Just one example of these special 4+1 programs is the interdisciplinary Criminal Justice – Accounting BA/MS program, which allows undergraduate Criminal Justice majors the opportunity to take Master’s degree courses in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection their Junior and Senior Year. Similarly, undergraduates from degree programs like Psychology and Social Work can use some of their undergraduate credits toward NU’s Master’s Degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
Cooperative education program
Liberal arts/career combination
Teacher certification program
In line with Neumann’s Catholic Franciscan heritage, all students engage in service-learning as part of their Core theology courses. It is through engaging with their community that everyone embraces the value of outreach and the impact of service. Beyond this Core commitment, different opportunities to serve are always available through other Service-Learning courses, volunteer work, and advocacy.
Week-long service immersion trips are offered during the fall, spring, and summer breaks, working with such organizations as Habitat for Humanity and the Valley of Angels orphanage in Guatemala.
Just one example of the service opportunities at NU is the longest-standing service immersion trip to the Wind River Indian Reservation of the Arapaho and Shoshone tribes. Among the parishes, students perform upkeep projects as they learn about the Reservation’s culture.
Just 15 miles southwest of Philadelphia, Aston, PA, is the proud home of Neumann University. This quaint, scenic suburban town provides students a quiet and welcoming place to call home, yet its proximity to Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C., means that adventure and professional opportunities are just around the corner.
Neumann University fields 24 teams with approximately 350 student-athletes. The Neumann Knights compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III, as a founding member of the Atlantic East Conference. Neumann is also a member of the The United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC).
Percent of students living on campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 81%
Campus housing options.
Apartments for single students
Special housing for students with disabilities
Professional readiness is a given through a Neumann education. All students, regardless of major, are challenged to put their skills to the test through a culminating Capstone course in their senior year. This is the perfect opportunity for them to reflect on all that they will have learned throughout their four years as they dive into an intensive project. Capstone projects are excellent additions to any résumé!
But it doesn’t end there; students are also afforded the incredible chance to get hands-on exposure in their field of interest. 100% of students complete at least one internship, clinical placement, field experience, or student teaching experience before they graduate. These immersive, credit-bearing programs help put what is learned in the classroom into practice, helping everyone get a true feel for the career path they are pursuing.
Nursing and Health Sciences students, who make up about a third of the student body, get to work under supervision at local hospitals for four semesters. Similarly, Business students complete two full internships with the encouragement to do more. It is all a testament to NU’s goal to graduate career-ready professionals.
The Career and Personal Development Office offers comprehensive career preparation resources, including résumé and cover letter assistance. Services are delivered via one-on-one appointments, drop-in hours, classroom presentations, events, and collaboration with offices on campus. A career management platform is provided to every student for job and internship postings, an employer network, and event announcements.
Rigor of secondary school record | Academic GPA
Talent/ability | Character/personal qualities
Standardized test scores | Extracurricular activities
Application Essay | Recommendation(s)
Interview | First generation | Volunteer work
Work experience | Level of applicant’s interest
25th Percentile: 930 | 75th Percentile: 1080
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 460 | 75th Percentile: 550
25th Percentile: 460 | 75th Percentile: 540
Tuition & Cost