Rosemont College is a private, non-profit institution with fewer than 1,000 students located in Rosemont, Pa. Since it was founded in 1921, the college has attempted “to meet the wants of the age” by maintaining high standards of education while keeping class sizes small. The college was recognized in U.S. News & World Report‘s 2012 Best Colleges as the seventh-best value school in the north region.
The college offers more than 20 bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as professional certificates, dual-degree programs, and an online program. The bachelor’s degrees include biology, English, business and accounting, philosophy, and political science. For students who meet the academic requirements, there’s an undergraduate honors college, as well as a dual-degree program that allows students to take graduate-level courses in their junior year. Another option for undergraduate students is the professional studies program, which offers bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice and business administration in an accelerated format.
There are six graduate programs available to Rosemont College students: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Management (MSM), creative writing, education, and publishing. Graduate-level certificates, which are earned after the student takes five three-credit-hour courses, are offered in entrepreneurship, electronic publishing, forensic psychology, health care administration, and strategic management for women. Finally, the college has three degree programs that can be done entirely online: a MBA, MSM, and a bachelor’s in business administration.
Rosemont College has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1930.
To apply to Rosemont College as an incoming freshman, a student must submit a completed application, high school transcripts, official SAT and ACT scores, a letter of recommendation, and an admissions essay. For basic admissions, the school has no GPA requirement; instead, it evaluates an application on a case-by-case basis. The college does recommend students have a solid academic foundation before enrolling, which includes four units of English; three units each of math, social studies, and science; and one unit of a foreign language. However, the requirements change if a student applies for the dual-degree program. Those students need to have made at least a 1000 in critical reading and math on their SAT, and have had at least a 3.5 GPA in high school.
Generally speaking, all master’s degree programs require a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, as well as transcripts, and a completed application. But each program differs in other aspects. For example, the MBA program requires an applicant to have completed one college-level composition and one college-level math course at the level of algebra or above. It also prefers applicants who have a 3.0 GPA. Prospective students to the MBA program need to also submit two letters of recommendation, and an essay. Meanwhile, the master’s in counseling psychology requires students to have a major or minor in psychology, or completed introduction to psychology, personality, and statistics.
1400 Montgomery Ave.
Rosemont, PA 19010