Neumann University

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Neumann University
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Motto Veritas, Caritas
Motto in English
To Live the Truth in Love
Type Private
Established 1965
Affiliation Roman Catholic (Franciscan)
Endowment $28 million (2016).[1]
President Chris E. Domes, Ed.D.
Location Aston, Pennsylvania, United States
Colors Navy and gold[1]
Athletics NCAA Division III:[1]
Colonial States Athletic Conference[1]
Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference[1]
Nickname Knights[1]
Affiliations AFCU
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The Rocco A. Abessinio Building

Neumann University is a private Roman Catholic, coeducational liberal arts college sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. It is located in Aston, Pennsylvania within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Academics and student body[edit]

In fall 2016, the university has a total enrollment of 3,011; in fall 2015, the university has a total enrollment of 2,901. In academic year 2015-16, the university conferred 676 academic degrees: five associate degrees (1%); 524 bachelor's degrees (78%); 113 master's degrees (17%); and 34 doctorates (5%). Total tuition, fees, room, and board for a full-time undergraduate student in 2016-17 were $40,738. As of spring 2016, some 57% of undergraduates were Roman Catholic.[1]

About 54% of undergraduate students are white, 22% are black, and 5% are Hispanic. Some 65% of undergraduates are female, and 35% are male.[1] As of fall 2016, about 70% of undergraduates were from Pennsylvania, 15% were from New Jersey, and 10% were from Delaware.[1]


Neumann University was founded as Our Lady of Angels College with 115 female students in 1965 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. The name was changed to Neumann College in 1980 in honor of Saint John Neumann, a former Bishop of Philadelphia.[2]

Neumann admitted its first male undergraduate students in 1980.[2] The college was granted approval to offer its first doctoral program (the Doctorate in Physical Therapy) in 2004, and its second doctoral program (an Ed.D. in educational leadership) in 2005. Neumann achieved "university status" from the Pennsylvania Department of Education in 2009.[2]


Neumann University is a member of the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) as well as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). It competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III.[1]

Neumann sponsors 12 women's athletic teams and 10 men's teams.[2]

Residence life at Neumann[edit]

At Neumann University, there are five residence halls: three on-campus "Living and Learning Centers" plus two nearby apartment complexes leased for student housing.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Fact Sheet 2016-2017, Neumann University.
  2. ^ a b c d e History, Neumann University; updated February 10, 2014.

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Coordinates: 39°52′32″N 75°26′25″W / 39.8756°N 75.4403°W / 39.8756; -75.4403