Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Rosemont doesn’t just train students for the workplace; it cultivates their cultural, religious, and artistic sensibilities in order to improve the quality of their lives. Students develop a sense of social responsibility, strong intellectual and practical skills that span all areas of study, and a demonstrated ability to apply everything they’ve learned in real-world settings. Here, the power of small leads to big opportunities, where, as of July 2019, 99% of May 2018 graduates of the Undergraduate College are employed, attending graduate or professional school, or enrolled in service programs or the military.
Just 11 miles from Philadelphia, Rosemont embraces the Power of Small and excels in 27 academic areas with the inclusion of honors, three-year, and dual degree options. Rosemont is well known for its innovative General Education Curriculum, which combines a carefully chosen selection of classes with 21st-century educational practices. The College also offers collaborative programs with schools such as Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, Fordham University, Harrisburg University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Salus University, and University of the Sciences.
Rosemont College has a test-optional admissions policy, which is known as the ROCO Option. Through the ROCO Option, students applying for admission who have a weighted, cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) or higher can choose whether to submit their SAT/ACT scores.
Rosemont’s students have many opportunities to learn outside the classroom, either formally through experiential learning—internships, study abroad, service learning, and undergraduate research—or informally through campus clubs and organizations, the Cornelian Service Corp, and athletics.
Culturally diverse, Rosemont College is a coeducational liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition, founded by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. Rosemont College’s reputation is built on an embracing respect for diversity and individuality. Its heart is in the encouragement and support that the entire community gives its students’ academic, athletic, and personal lives. With a record of academic excellence, the College bases its character in the quality and depth of the education its faculty provides. Rosemont knows who each student is, what their goals and future aspirations are, and how their community can help them achieve those goals.
Get to know Rosemont College
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Undergraduate Research
- Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning
- Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience
- Career Services
- Academic Advisors
- Library Services
- Health Services
- Academic Tutors
- Financial Aid Advisors
- Peer Mentors
THE ROSEMONT DIFFERENCE
At the beginning of their first year, each Rosemont student participates in a special program to evaluate their individual academic skills, personality traits, and learning styles. Their findings are then reviewed and applied to a personalized learning plan that gives them a better understanding of their abilities. This plan serves as a touchstone to chart academic growth and progress, helping foster success both at Rosemont and beyond.
LEARNING WITHOUT LIMITS
With a diverse student body composed of 53% minority students, Rosemont encourages a community that embraces diversity, change, and inclusion. The College’s core values are:
- Trust in and reverence for the dignity of each person
- Diversity in human culture and experience
- Persistence and courage in promoting justice with compassion
Rosemont students have the opportunity to study abroad for a summer, a semester, or a year. Recently, students have traveled to England, Italy, France, Ireland, Greece, Cuba, India, and Australia.
The number of sections of each class size.
2-9: 87 | 10-19: 50 | 20-29: 7
30-39: 4 | 40-49: | 50-99: | 100+:
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 44%
White, non-Hispanic: 35%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 6%
THEORY AND PRACTICE
Traditional undergraduate students can choose from twenty-seven academic majors. Regardless of their area of study, their education includes two crucial components: academic curriculum and experiential learning. All students complete the curriculum for their chosen major as well as at least one experiential component, which can take the form of service-learning, an internship, or study abroad.
With small classes, Rosemont professors often teach “on location.” Their classrooms can span across a plethora of cultural and educational sites in Philadelphia or even in a foreign country, studying everything from policy to languages.
THE POWER OF SMALL
The student body is comprised of more than 400 undergraduate students, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1 and an average class size of 12. This allows for more personal classroom attention. Approximately 75 percent of full-time faculty members hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
Teacher certification program
Students grow and thrive at Rosemont through opportunities ranging from involvement in student organizations and clubs to athletics and service to the community. Having fun is easy thanks to the Residence Life staff, who engage the 70% of Rosemont students who live on campus. With at least one campus event per weekend, Rosemont students always have something to do!
THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
Philadelphia is only a twenty-minute train ride from campus, and the city’s close proximity provides students with plenty of cultural and social opportunities, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Philadelphia Orchestra; the Pennsylvania Ballet; and such sporting events as Phillies, Flyers, and Eagles games. There are also shops, movie theaters, restaurants, and bookstores located within walking distance of the campus.
Rosemont, PA, 11 miles west of Philadelphia on the historic Main Line, complete with walkable shopping districts, cafés and coffee shops, film festivals, hiking trails, and more.
NCAA Division III, Colonial States Athletics Conference
Intercollegiate competition in: men’s and women’s soccer, women’s tennis, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball, and women’s softball.
Percent of students living on-campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 92%
Campus housing options.
CAREER SERVICES AND ALUMNI
Through coursework, internships, service, and study abroad, Rosemont students learn to apply classroom concepts to real-life situations. The Office of Career Services helps students prepare to search for jobs and enter the professional world with events throughout the year, including an annual Career Bootcamp. Approximately 9,600 living Rosemont alumni can be found in high-ranking positions in science and medicine, publishing, politics, business, education, law, and the arts.
SAT Critical Reading
25th Percentile: 460 | 75th Percentile: 580
25th Percentile: 450 | 75th Percentile: 560
25th Percentile: 16 | 75th Percentile: 21
25th Percentile: 17 | 75th Percentile: 21
25th Percentile: 16 | 75th Percentile: 20
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $12,438
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