Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Rosemont College, founded by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, is a coeducational liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition just 11 miles from Philadelphia. It has 26 academic areas of study and offers honors, three-year, and dual degree options. 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 have the choice whether to submit their SAT/ACT scores as part of the new policy. These prospective students who select the ROCO Option are then interviewed by an admissions counselor rather than having their standardized test scores reviewed.
The College also offers collaborative programs with schools such as Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and University of the Sciences. 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. Here, the power of small leads to big opportunities, where, as of July 2018, 92% of May graduates of the undergraduate college are employed or are attending graduate or professional school.
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 an embracing respect for diversity and individuality. Its heart is in the encouragement and support the entire community gives its students in their academic, athletic, or 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 his or her goals and future aspirations are, and how its community can help them achieve those goals.
Get to know Rosemont College
THE ROSEMONT DIFFERENCE
At the beginning of their first year, each Rosemont student participates in a special assessment 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 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.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 38%
White, non-Hispanic: 37%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 7%
THEORY AND PRACTICE
Traditional undergraduate students can choose from twenty-seven academic majors. Regardless of their area of study, their education comes in two crucial components: academic curriculum and experiential learning. All students complete the curriculum for their respective 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 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.
Rosemont offers many opportunities to grow, ranging from involvement in student organizations and clubs to athletics and service to the community. Having fun is easy through the Residence Life staff, as they easily get the word out to the 70% of 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 school’s close proximity to the city 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.
- NCAA Division III
- Colonial States Athletics Conference
- Intercollegiate competition in: men’s and women’s soccer, tennis, cross country, lacrosse, basketball, men’s golf, women’s volleyball, and softball.
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, 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.
SAT Critical Reading
25th Percentile: 400 | 75th Percentile: 510
25th Percentile: 410 | 75th Percentile: 500
25th Percentile: 16 | 75th Percentile: 20
25th Percentile: 16 | 75th Percentile: 20
25th Percentile: 15 | 75th Percentile: 21
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $11,500