Neumann University

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Neumann University
Motto Veritas, Caritas
Motto in English
To Live the Truth in Love
Established 1965
Type Private
Affiliation Roman Catholic (Franciscan)
Endowment $13.5 million[1]
President Rosalie M. Mirenda, Ph.D.
Undergraduates 2012 (full time)
   489 (part-time)
Postgraduates 598
Location Aston, Pennsylvania, US
Colors Blue and Gold
Athletics NCAA Division IIICSAC
Nickname Knights
Affiliations AFCU
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, U.S. within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Neumann University is described in the Regional University (North) category at the undergraduate level in 2014. It is ranked 332nd in the Best Nursing Program and listed with an unpublished rank Best Physical Therapy Program categories at the graduate level by US News & World Report for 2011.[2] It is also ranked by US News & World Report as second in the publication's list of the top 10 colleges that lead to graduate school, with 71% of graduates pursuing higher education within one year after completing their bachelor's degrees.[3] The Princeton Review has listed Neumann University in its "Best in the Northeast" category.

History and Academics

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. Neumann achieved "university status" from the Pennsylvania Department of Education in 2009. Today, there are over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Neumann, and over 10,000 alumni. The student:faculty ratio is 14:1. Neumann University has an acceptance rate of 71% (The College Board).

The University's liberal arts curriculum is fully accredited and centers on a wide range of majors and minors including Accounting, Anthropology, Art, Arts Production and Performance, Athletic Training, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication and Media Arts, Computer and Information Management, Criminal Justice, Education (including Early Childhood, Elementary, Special Education, & Secondary Education), English, Environmental Studies and Education, Foreign Language Studies, Franciscan Studies, History, International Business, Intelligence Studies, Journalism, Liberal Studies, Marketing, Musical Theater, Natural Science, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Theater Arts, Theology, Writing, Sociology, Sports and Entertainment Management, and Youth Ministry. In addition to these majors and minors, the Division of Arts and Sciences provides specialty programs such as Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, and the University Honors Program.

Graduate programs at both master and doctoral levels are offered in Clinical Pastoral Mental Health Counseling, Education, and Physical Therapy. Graduate programs at the master level include Accounting, Nursing, Sports & Entertainment Management, and Strategic Leadership. Neumann also offers an associate degree program and an accelerated bachelor's degree program for adults.


Neumann University is a member of the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) as well as the Eastern College Athletic Conference West (ECAC West). Neumann sponsors nineteen teams with approximately 300 student-athletes competing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III. Neumann is also a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).


  • Men's Cross Country
  • Women's Cross Country
  • Men’s Soccer
  • Women’s Soccer
  • Women’s Tennis
  • Women's Volleyball
  • Women's Field Hockey
  • Inline Hockey (Club team)


  • Men’s Basketball
  • Women’s Basketball
  • Men’s Ice Hockey
  • Women’s Ice Hockey
  • Men's Track and Field (Indoor)
  • Women's Track and Field (Indoor)


  • Men's Golf
  • Men's Baseball
  • Women's Softball
  • Men’s Lacrosse
  • Women’s Lacrosse
  • Men’s Tennis
  • Men's Track and Field (Outdoor)
  • Women's Track and Field (Outdoor)

Neumann University also offers 13 intramural sports teams and clubs, as well as weekly classes in Yoga, Zumba, and Vortex Pilates. These opportunities are open to all students.

Student life

International Studies Education

Neumann University offers study abroad programs every semester. Students can choose from a growing variety of programs in locations throughout Australia, China, Europe (France, Italy, & Spain), England, and Ireland.

University Clubs and Organizations

  • Student Government Board
  • Student Activities Board
  • Residence Life Advisory Board
  • Intramural Sports
  • The Joust University Campus Press
  • Community Chorus
  • Theatre Ensemble
  • Active Minds
  • Black Student Union
  • Boogie Knights Dance Troupe
  • Cheerleading
  • Christina Brame Gospel Choir
  • Coffee & Conversation Club
  • Computer Information Management Club
  • Dance Team
  • FILA
  • ECRHA - Traveling Roller Hockey Team
  • History Club
  • Hola Club
  • Honors Club
  • Ice Hockey Club
  • Investment Club
  • Jazz Band
  • Knights for Education
  • Knights for Life
  • Neumann Athletic Training Students (NATS)
  • Neumann Radio
  • Neumann Sports Network
  • NeuTube
  • Media Club
  • Mock Trial
  • The University Players
  • Pleasantly Plump Club
  • Positive Students Standing Together
  • Praise Dancers
  • Psychology Club
  • Roller Hockey
  • Rugby Club
  • Sister Bernadette McGinnis Memorial Poetry Club
  • Sport & Entertainment Management Entertainment Club
  • Students for Environmental Awareness
  • Student Nurses Association
  • Student Peace Alliance
  • Wellness Educators

Residence Life at Neumann

At Neumann University, there are five residence halls. Dormitories are suite style and house four to six residents. Each suite includes two bedrooms and a shared common area and bathroom. Other building amenities include 24-hour computer labs and study lounges, fitness centers, laundry rooms, reflection rooms, multi-purpose rooms, vending machines, and 24/7 security. There is also one on-campus apartment complex for upperclassmen. Each apartment in the Buoni complex is fully furnished and includes two bedrooms and a full kitchen, dining and living room, and individual bathroom. Additionally, there is off-campus housing for upperclassmen at the Living and Learning Center Annex.

Each Living and Learning Center has full-time Residence Life Building Coordinators (BC'S). There are also 28 Resident Assistants (RA's), who are full-time Neumann University students elected by the Director of Residence Life and the Residence Life Professional Staff.

Child Development Center

Neumann University has a state licensed Child Development Center on campus available for children ages 3–5 years old. The sessions are 12 months long and include both full and half day programs. The CDC offers Neumann's Elementary Education majors the opportunity to complete early childhood field observations, practical experiences, student teaching, and other course related requirements.


  1. As of June 30, 2009. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2009 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2008 to FY 2009" (PDF). 2009 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Retrieved February 5, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. America's Best Colleges 2014: Regional Universities (North) Rankings
  3. 10 Colleges That Lead to Grad School

3. College Board:

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