Rosemont College

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Rosemont College
Rosemont College seal.png
Latin: Collegium Rosemontense
Motto Latin: Levavi oculos meos in montes
Motto in English
Lift your eyes to the hills
Established 1921
Type Private
Affiliation Roman Catholic (Society of the Holy Child Jesus)
President Sharon Latchaw Hirsh '70
Students 903[1]
Undergraduates 518
Postgraduates 385
Location Rosemont
Lower Merion Twp
, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus Suburban
Colors Maroon and Gray
Athletics NCAA Division IIICSAC
Nickname Ravens
Mascot Raven
Affiliations ACCU
Rosemont College logo.png

Rosemont College is a coeducational college located in Rosemont. Originally founded as a women's college, the undergraduate program opened to male students beginning in fall 2009. 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.


Side view of the Main Building at Rosemont College, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Joseph Sinnott Mansion.

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.[2]


Programs are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.[3]

Undergraduate College[edit]

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:

  • Accounting, B.S.
  • Biology, B.A.
    • Pre-Med Track
    • Pre-Nursing Track
    • Pre-Dental Track
  • Business, B.S.
  • Chemistry, B.A.
    • Biochemistry Track
  • Communication, B.A.
  • Economics, B.S.
  • Education, B.S.
    • Elementary Education
    • Secondary Education Certification with liberal arts major
  • English, B.A.
  • English and Communication, B.A.
  • Environmental Studies, B.A.
  • French, B.A.
  • History, B.A.
  • History of Art, B.A.
  • Humanities, B.A.
  • International Business, B.S.
  • Philosophy, B.A.
  • Political Science, B.A.
    • Pre-Law Track
  • Psychology, B.A.
  • Religious Studies, B.A.
  • Social Science, B.A.
  • Sociology, B.A., B.S.
    • Deaf Studies Track
    • Forensic Sociology/Criminology Track
    • Applied Sociology/Sociological Practices Track
  • Spanish, B.A.
  • Studio Art and Design, B.A., B.F.A
    • Studio Art Track
    • Graphic Design Track
    • Interior Design Track
  • Women’s Studies, B.A.

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 University, Holy Family University, Immaculata University, and Neumann University. 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.

School of Graduate Studies[edit]

Rosemont College's School of Graduate Studies offers seven co-educational graduate programs:

  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology

Concentrations in: Professional Counseling in preparation for Pennsylvania licensure Addictions Counseling in preparation for CAC Diplomate School Counseling with Elementary or Secondary Certification

  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing
  • M.A. in Education
  • M. A. in English Literature

Concentration in: Literature Writing

  • M.A. in Publishing

Concentrations in: Editing and Writing Production and Design Marketing and Sales

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Management

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.

School of Professional Studies[edit]

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:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Elementary Education Certification
  • Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship
  • Certificate in Health Care Administration
  • Certificate in Strategic Management for Women
  • Graduate Certificate in ePublishing


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.

Notable alumnae[edit]


  1. ^ "Rosemont College: All About Rosemont >> Fast Facts". Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Sr. Mary Stella Kelly and Brenda Reigle (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Joseph Sinnott Mansion" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  3. ^ "Middle States Commission on Higher Education". 2010-09-21. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 

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