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Rosemont College

Rosemont, Pennsylvania

Rosemont College, founded by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, is a co-educational, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition. Rosemont is a small college, proud of what it can offer students. Rosemont has 25 academic areas of study and offers honors, three-year, and dual degree options. The College also offers collaborative programs such as Fast Track and Early Assurance medical programs with Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Temple University School of Dentistry. Rosemont is well known for its innovative General Education Curriculum, which combines a carefully chosen selection of classes with 21st century educational practices. Rosemont doesn’t just train students for the workplace; it cultivates students’ 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.


Rosemont students have many opportunities to learn outside the classroom. Formally through experiential learning – internships, study abroad, service learning, and undergraduate research – and informally through campus clubs and organizations, the Cornelian Service Corp, and athletics.


Rosemont College’s reputation is built on respecting and embracing diversity, individuality, and uniqueness. The heart of Rosemont College is in the encouragement and support the entire community gives its students in their academic, athletic, or personal lives. Rosemont has a record of academic excellence, and the quality and depth of the education faculty provides are the basis of its character. Rosemont knows who each student is, what his or her goals and future aspirations are, and how Rosemont’s community can help each student achieve those goals.


Rosemont promises each student will gain knowledge from books, dynamic faculty, and each other–while finding joy in doing so. They promise that the personal community experience each student gains will allow him or her to become a well-rounded, responsible individual who will make a difference in the world. And Rosemont promises students they will be valued for their uniqueness and have the freedom to shine. Rosemont knows and has always known what it can to help its students realize their dreams. They’ve been doing it for over ninety years. They are a small college and there is a great power in small.

Student Profile

Fall 2014 Enrollment
522 undergraduate students
85% of undergrad students are full time
34% male — 66% female
24% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2014-2015 Academic Year
26 full-time faculty
90 part-time faculty
10 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

Highly residential: 70% of students live on campus.

School Location

Rosemont, PA – 11 miles west of Philadelphia on the historic Main Line

Retention Fall 2014

67% of students began in Fall 2013 and returned in Fall 2014 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 Year Graduation Rate 2014

43% of students graduated in 6 years


Nonresident aliens 1%
Hispanic/Latino 6%
Black or African American 38%
White 43%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 4%


NCAA Division III, Colonial States Athletics Conference. Intercollegiate competition in: men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and 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, women’s volleyball, and women’s softball.

Other Information

Rosemont College is a four-year, liberal arts, coeducational Catholic college, founded in 1921.

Academic Programs

Accounting, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Communication, Education, English, English and Communication, Environmental Studies, Finance, Graphic Design, History, History of Art, Individualized Major, Interior Design, International Business, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Studio Art and Design.

The Rosemont Difference

Each Rosemont student participates in a special assessment program at the beginning of their first year to evaluate academic skills, personality traits, and learning styles. The findings are reviewed individually with each student and lead to the creation of a personalized learning plan that gives students a better understanding of their abilities, serves as a touchstone to chart academic growth and progress, and helps foster success at Rosemont and beyond.

Learning without limits

Rosemont’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 encourages students to meet diversity and change with confidence. Roughly 53 percent of the students at Rosemont are minority students.

Traditional undergraduate students can choose from twenty-seven academic majors. There are two components to a Rosemont education: the curriculum and experiential learning. Students must complete the curriculum for their major as well as at least one related experiential component such as service learning, an internship, or study abroad in order to graduate.

Study Abroad

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.

With small classes, Rosemont professors often teach “on location.” That can mean anything from the plethora of cultural and educational sites in Philadelphia or in a foreign country, studying everything from policy to languages.

The student body is comprised of more than 400 undergraduate students, with a student 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.

Rosemont offers many opportunities to grow, from involvement in student organizations and clubs, to athletics, to service to the community.

City, Leadership, Friends

  • The Residence Life staff provides programs, services, and support to student living in on-campus housing – 70 percent of Rosemont students live on campus. There is usually at least one campus event per weekend.
  • Philadelphia is only a twenty-minute train ride from campus, and the school’s close proximity to the city provides students with plenty of cultural and social opportunities, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Philadelphia Orchestra; the Pennsylvania Ballet; and sporting events such as Phillies, Flyers, and Eagles games. There are also shops, movie theaters, restaurants, and bookstores located within walking distance of the campus.
  • Rosemont is a member of the NCAA Division III in 13 sports.

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, hosting events throughout the year including an annual Career Bootcamp. Approximately 8,000 living Rosemont alumni can be found in high-ranking positions in science and medicine, publishing, politics, business, education, law, and the arts.


Admissions Fall 2014

800 Total Applicants
463 Total Admissions
124 Total Freshmen Enrollment

57.88% of applicants admitted

Freshmen Profile Fall 2014

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 410 538
SAT Math 390 525
SAT Writing    
ACT Composite 23 27
ACT Math 16 23
ACT English 15 22
ACT Writing    

Application Requirements

  • Completed application (paper or online)
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT test scores
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Admissions essay
  • A visit to campus, as well as an interview with an admissions counselor, are not required but are highly recommended.

Application Deadline

Admission is granted on a rolling basis.  Once an applicant is accepted to the College, a tuition deposit ($350 for residential students, $200 for commuters) is required to secure a place in the fall class. This is refundable in full until May 1.


Net Price Calculator


Tuition $30,600
Fees $980
Total $31,580
Room and Board (on campus) $12,880
Estimated Total On Campus $44,460


Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015

100% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving any financial aid
98% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving student loan aid

$26,534 Average amount of federal state local or institutional grant aid received
$6,944 Average amount of student loan aid received by full-time first-time undergraduates

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