Rosemont College is a coeducational college located in Rosemont in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania. It was originally founded as a women's college. A Catholic college, it is operated by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. Its campus is located 11 miles (18 km) west of Philadelphia.
About Rosemont College
Founded in 1921 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Rosemont College is an independent liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition located in eastern Pennsylvania. In the fall of 2009, the traditionally women's undergraduate college began accepting male students. The nationally acclaimed, traditional Undergraduate College confers B.A., B.S. and B.F.A. degrees in twenty-four majors. Rosemont College also includes the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies offering degrees and certificates at the masters level.
In 1927, the Sisters of the Holy Child of Jesus acquired the Joseph Sinnott Mansion for $1.00 to serve as the school campus.
Programs are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
The Undergraduate College offers 24 majors, awarding Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees. It has 21 full-time faculty members, three fewer than the number of degree programs. Each program offers an in-depth study of a particular subject area, as well as a breadth of study in the liberal arts. Rosemont's majors are:
Rosemont offers teacher certification programs in elementary education and secondary education, as well as pre-professional programs in dentistry, optometry, veterinary science, medicine, and law.
Rosemont College has developed inter-institutional cooperative agreements with Villanova University, Eastern University, Arcadia University, Cabrini College, Chestnut Hill College, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Holy Family University, Immaculata University, and Neumann College. These agreements allow for cross-registration and the sharing of library resources between the institutions.
Rosemont also offers study abroad programs, internships, individualized majors, an early assurance medical program and other Nursing Programs with Drexel University College of Medicine, accelerated BA and MA programs, and the Cornelian Scholars program for early acceptance to Rosemont's graduate programs.
Rosemont offers a 7 year BA/BS/MD Fast Track medical program with Drexel University College of Medicine in which students study for 3 years at Rosemont and after passing the required scores on the MCAT, move onto Drexel College of Medicine. The college also offers an 8 year BA/BS/MD Early Assurance medical program.
Rosemont College's School of Graduate Studies offers seven co-educational graduate programs:
Concentrations in: Professional Counseling in preparation for Pennsylvania licensure Addictions Counseling in preparation for CAC Diplomate School Counseling with Elementary or Secondary Certification
Concentration in: Literature Writing
Concentrations in: Editing and Writing Production and Design Marketing and Sales
Courses are scheduled throughout the calendar year on evenings and weekends, and class enrollment is kept deliberately small to maximize contact with peers and expert faculty-practitioners. The entire school of graduate and professional studies has only three full-time faculty members. Students have an active involvement in the learning process–through research, discussion, simulations, and supervised field experiences.
The School of Professional Studies offers accelerated degree programs, certificates, and corporate training. The accelerated degree programs are completed in five-week sessions, normally meeting once a week for four hours. The accelerated graduate courses are completed in seven-week sessions or over a weekend.
The School of Professional Studies offer the following undergraduate and graduate degrees and certifications:
Rosemont, known athletically as the Ravens, is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and is a charter member of the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC). Men's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer and tennis; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.