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Causes: Education, Undergraduate Colleges

Mission: Rosemont college is a community of learners dedicated to excellence and joy in the pursuit of knowledge. Rosemont college seeks to develop in all members of the community open and critical minds, as well as the ability to make reasoned moral decisions. Rooted in catholicism, and guided by the educational principles of cornelia connelly and the society of the holy child jesus, rosemont college values: trust in and reverence for the dignity of each person, diversity in human culture and experience, and persistence and courage in promoting justice with compassion.

Programs: Rosemont college was founded in 1921 and is located in suburbanphiladelphia. Total student enrollment is 1,119 with a student-teacher ratio of 10:1 and an average class size of 12. There are three schools: the undergraduate college, the school of graduate studies, and the school of professional studies. The undergraduate college offers a number of majors and academic programs awarding bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, and bachelor of science degrees. Each program offers an in-depth study of a particular subject area as well as a breadth of study in the liberal arts. The school of graduate studies offers graduate programs that award the master of business administration, master of science in management, master of arts, master of fine arts, and the master of education degrees. The school of professional studies offers accelerated degree programs, certificates, and corporate training. The academic focus of the accelerated degree programs is on relevant and practical knowledge and techniques. Small class size and a seminar atmosphere complement the learning experience. General education scholarships and federal and state grants and scholarships are awarded to students. The college provided student financial aid from internal resources of approximately $7,900,000.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The turnaround since going coed is astounding. President Sharon Hirsh has brought new energy to the campus, and academic excellence is again the central focus.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am impressed by the upswing the school has taken in the past two years. The decision to go co-ed has been a big success. The campus is alive with activity, SAT scores are up, new sports programs fill the gym and the playing field, the faculty is committed to the arts and sciences, and the Graduate School attracts the best and the brightest. President Sharon Hirsh, an alum herself with many highly regarded publications and accomplishments under her belt, is a fearless leader with a vision for the School and a devoted faculty and staff to back her up.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

I am proud to be an alumna of, donor to, and administrator at Rosemont College. In my over 20 years of personal association with Rosemont, I have been student, alumna, volunteer, and donor. More recently, as an administrator, I have had the privilege of being a part of the College’s growth and the recent development of a transformational Strategic Plan. Now, as a fully co-ed institution with superb graduate and adult education programs, as well as exceptional undergraduate programs, it is enthusiastically poised to meet the needs of the learners of 2011 and beyond.

I have experienced the influence that the Rosemont community has had on my development as a person. My Rosemont experience helped me, and continues to help me, to discover how I can use my strengths to impact my own life and the lives of those around me. This is perhaps Rosemont’s greatest gift --- it is an institution of higher education that is dedicated, in the spirit of the founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Cornelia Connelly, to the discovery and development of each person’s unique God-given gifts and talents.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

This college is a poor imitation of its former self. It is very badly administered, woefully underfinanced, and unable to provide a quality education to anyone. When you have nearly as many majors as you have full time faculty, you know you're in trouble. The transition from a women's college to the current coed college was manipulated by a willful president and board chair who never, despite their protestations to the contrary, seriously considered alternatives. They cannot and should not be trusted by the public.

Review from Guidestar