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Rosemont College

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Rosemont College, founded by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, is a co-educational liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition. It 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 and individuality. The heart of Rosemont College 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 each student achieve those goals.

Student Profile

Fall 2015 Enrollment
529 undergraduate students
86% of undergrad students are full time
35% male — 65% female
29% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2015-2016 Academic Year
29 full-time faculty
97 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 2015

65% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full-time, first-time freshmen)

6-Year Graduation Rate 2015

47% of students graduated in 6 years


Nonresident aliens 2%
Hispanic/Latino 6%
Black or African American 40%
White 38%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
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 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

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.

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.

Explorative Professors

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.

On-Campus Activities

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.

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.


Admissions Fall 2015

875 Total Applicants 
618 Total Admissions 
135 Total Freshman Enrollment

70.63% of applicants admitted

Freshman Profile Fall 2015

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 400 520
SAT Math 380 505
SAT Writing 390 505
ACT Composite 15 20
ACT Math 16 21
ACT English 15 20
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 $31,520
Fees $980
Total $32,500
Room and Board (on campus) $13,400
Estimated Total On Campus $45,900


Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015

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

$28,745 Average amount of federal, state, local, or institutional grant aid awarded
$7,079 Average amount of student loan aid awarded to full-time, first-time undergraduates