Rosemont College: Narrative Description

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1400 Montgomery Ave.
Rosemont, PA 19010-1699
Tel: (610)527-0200
Free: 800-331-0708
Fax: (610)527-1041
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, women only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1921. Setting: 56-acre suburban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Endowment: $8.7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $18,200 per student. Total enrollment: 1,083. Faculty: 166 (32 full-time, 134 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 362 applied, 69% were admitted. 24% from top 10% of their high school class, 46% from top quarter, 71% from top half. 2 class presidents, 1 valedictorian, 9 student government officers. Full-time: 401 students. Part-time: 265 students. Students come from 14 states and territories, 13 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 30% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 47% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 92% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; psychology; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Villanova University, Cabrini College, Eastern College, Sepche Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $27,765 includes full-time tuition ($18,500), mandatory fees ($865), and college room and board ($8400). Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $725 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $105 per course.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 11 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Triad, Jest and Gesture, Best Buddies, Political Science Club. Major annual events: Oktoberfest, Founders' Day/Spring Fling, Annual Concert. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 335 college housing spaces available; 250 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Option: women-only housing available. Kistler Library with 161,374 books, 25,024 microform titles, 891 serials, 2,858 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $730,600. 77 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:

See Villanova University.

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