Rosemont College is a community of lifelong learners dedicated to academic excellence and fostering joy in the pursuit of knowledge. Rosemont College seeks to develop in all members of the community open and critical minds, the ability to make reasoned moral decisions, and a sense of responsibility to serve others in our global society. Rooted in Catholicism, Rosemont welcomes all faiths and is guided by the principles of Cornelia Connelly and the Society of the Holy Child Jesus to meet the needs of the time. Rosemont College values:
- Trust in and reverence for the dignity of each person;
- Diversity with a commitment to building an intercultural community;
- Persistence and courage in promoting justice with compassion;
- Care for the Earth as our common home.
The Mission of Rosemont College flows from the educational philosophy of the sponsoring religious congregation which opened Rosemont in 1921, the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. This philosophy is imbued with the spirit and educational principles of the Founder of the Society, Cornelia Connelly. This Holy Child education is a clearly defined yet flexible ideal, rooted in Christian values and expressions, attuned to learning opportunities that enable students to respond to life with joy, zeal, and compassion. The only College in a worldwide network of Holy Child educational Institutions, Rosemont is grounded in the Holy Child philosophy which encourages students to meet diversity and change with confidence in their own gifts and in God, who has made a covenant with the human family.
Rosemont College was founded in 1921 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. From the institution’s early days through the present, the SHCJ foundress, Cornelia Connelly has been a driving force behind Rosemont’s charge to educate students “to meet the wants of the age,” which has been an integral part of the growth of the College. Rosemont is situated on 56 acres in the historic residential neighborhood of Rosemont, Pennsylvania, 11 miles west of Philadelphia on the suburban Main Line. The College is known for its excellent academic reputation and its focus on developing the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional well being of each student. Over the year’s Rosemont has evolved to “meet the wants of the age,” by developing as one college with three schools: the Undergraduate College and the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies.
On May 30, 2008, the Board of Trustees of Rosemont College approved a Strategic Plan which emphasized and expanded the College’s enrollment, programs, and reputation by embracing co-education, partnerships, and online education. In 2009, the College opened its doors at the undergraduate level to all interested and qualified women and men in the, unifying the College’s three schools and expanding the College’s mission of being a ‘community of learners’. That same year, the Schools of Graduate and Professional received accreditation to offer fully online degree programs from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Studies. Rosemont enriches its offerings through an extensive collaboration with many of its neighboring educational institutions such as Villanova University, Eastern University, Cabrini College, Immaculata University, and others. Rosemont has established partnerships through articulation agreements with Drexel and Temple Universities to offer pre-med, dual-degree and honor programs. The College reaches out to the community by offering a variety of non-credit programs and a unique “Forum” program for men and women of all ages, in addition to on-campus art exhibitions and cultural programs. Rosemont has approximately 8,000 living alumni. They can be found in high-ranking positions in science and medicine, publishing, politics, business, education, law, and the arts. Rosemont is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report, and has also been named to the John Templeton Foundation’s Honor Roll and “Character-Building Colleges” and as a “College of Distinction.” Rosemont is one of 218 colleges named “The Best Northeastern Colleges” by The Princeton Review. Rosemont provides women and men of all ages and backgrounds with an educational and spiritual foundation aimed to help them reach their utmost potential. Rosemont is committed to preparing individuals to meet the challenges of the times and to act responsibly and effectively in an ever-changing world.
- Founded: 1921
- Location: Suburban. Eleven miles west of Center City Philadelphia
- Character: Catholic - Society of the Holy Child Jesus
- Type: Private; liberal-arts
- Total Student Enrollment: 1,103
- Undergraduate Enrollment: 597
- Graduate Enrollment: 506
- Student-Teacher Ratio: 10:1
- Average Class Size: 12
- Undergraduate College Tuition and Fees 2015-2016 academic year: $31,520
- Undergraduate College Tuition and Fees 2016-2017 academic year: $18,500
- Room and Board 2015-2016: Basic double occupancy; includes e-mail and Internet service: $13,400 per year
- Room and Board 2016-2017: Basic double occupancy; includes e-mail and Internet service: $11,500 per year
- School of Graduate Studies Tuition 2015-2016 academic year: $640/credit hour
- School of Professional Studies Tuition 2015-2016 academic year: $540/credit hour
- Athletics Division: NCAA III
- Men's sports: cross country, basketball, lacrosse, golf, soccer, and tennis
- Women's sports: cross country, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball
- Accreditation: Rosemont is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000.