Neumann College: Narrative Description

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One Neumann Dr.
Aston, PA 19014-1298
Tel: (610)459-0905
Free: 800-963-8626
Admissions: (610)361-2448
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 50-acre suburban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Endowment: $15.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3191 per student. Total enrollment: 2,682. Faculty: 218 (78 full-time, 140 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,741 applied, 94% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 40% from top half. Full-time: 1,709 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 488 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 8 other countries, 27% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 13% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 26% 25 or older, 46% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.00 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 4/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $24,930 includes full-time tuition ($16,590), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($7740). College room only: $4600. Part-time tuition: $380 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Professional Education Society, Student Nurses Association, theater ensemble, Environmental Club, community chorus. Major annual events: Homecoming, Halloween Carnival, Winter Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 760 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Neumann College Library with 75,000 books, 99,758 microform titles, 400 serials, 30,000 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $494,208. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population of Philadelphia 1,950,098. Aston is a suburban township serving a commuter population from the Tri-state area of Philadelphia, Wilmington and South Jersey. The city enjoys temperate climate. Local historical sites include Valley Forge National Park, Brandywine Battlefield, and many others. Nearby Philadelphia offers all the cultural, recreational, and community service facilities normally found in a metropolis. The immediate area is served by railroad and bus lines with an airport located 10 miles away. There are three hospitals and numerous shopping centers in the area. Part-time employment opportunities are good.

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