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What do your friends and family say is “so you”?

A color, a song, a quirk? Just like these things, a university needs to be “you”—to fit your personality, your interests, your dreams. Find out what makes Immaculata U, and then find out what makes Immaculata you. 

Our six core values—faith, caring, service, integrity, teamwork, and learning—are what make Immaculata U. Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immaculata offers a challenging education, invigorating activities, and a welcoming community.
• Choose from more than 60 majors and minors, and get valuable work experience through an internship in your field.
• Take advantage of our 9:1 student-
faculty ratio by getting to know your professors in close-knit classes.
• Check out leadership, service, and athletic activities through our many campus organizations.
• Take a quick train ride into Philadelphia to grab a cheesesteak, catch a concert, or see the Liberty Bell.
Make your education affordable with generous merit scholarships and financial aid packages.

At Immaculata you will get a superior education that helps you become a thoughtful, compassionate leader in your community. Discover what students say makes Immaculata U, and then come discover it yourself with a campus visit.

 


 

AT A GLANCE

Fast Facts
Private, comprehensive Catholic university
Bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in over 60 academic programs
• 20 miles west of Philadelphia
• Students from 18 states and 27 countries
• Over 1,000 full-time undergraduate students
• Nearly 85% of all classes have fewer than 25 students.

Academics
More than 60 majors and minors, plus pre-professional programs
Study abroad in England or Ireland through IU’s program, or travel anywhere else in the world through our partnership programs.
• Student-faculty ratio of 9:1.
• All academic departments offer internship opportunities at leading businesses and organizations.

Student Life
• Over 80% of Immaculata freshmen live in University housing.
• Clubs and campus organizations include Greek life, intramurals, theater, student government, community service, and many more.

Admission
• Average GPA: 3.1
• Average SAT: 1420 (includes three scores)
• Average ACT: 22

Honors Program
21-credit program offers exceptional intellectual stimulation for talented students.
• Opportunities for guided research
• Cultural and educational experiences such as lectures, films, museums, and honors conferences

Athletics
• Immaculata’s Mighty Macs compete in Division III of the NCAA and the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC).
• Women’s sports: basketball, cross-country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball
• Men’s sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and track & field
• Intramural sports: basketball, flag football, paintball, Ultimate Frisbee, and volleyball

Financial Aid
• Approximately 90% of students receive financial aid.
• Merit- and need-based scholarships and grants from $7,000–$16,000
• Five full-tuition Presidential Scholarships
• Service scholarships and grants
• Average aid package is annually $29,600.
• Family and sibling grants
• Loans and work-study programs
• Catholic high school grants

Campus Life
The college experience is so much more than classes and computer labs. Whether you’re a commuter or a resident, there’s always something going on.

A Great Location
From its hilltop, Immaculata offers a spectacular view of scenic Chester Valley. Relax in a rocking chair on the back porch of Villa Maria Hall or take a walk along a wooded lane. About 20 miles west of Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, Immaculata is an easy trip from the big city, as well as the Pocono Mountains, the Lancaster countryside, and the Jersey Shore.

Undergraduate Programs
• Accounting
• Allied Health
• Athletic Training
• Biology
• Biology/Psychology
• Business Administration
• Business Technology
• Chemistry
• Communication
• Criminology
• Education
- PreK–4
- PreK–4 & Special Education
- 4–8
- K–12
- Secondary

• English
• Exercise Science
• Fashion Merchandising
• Finance
• General Science
• Health Information Management
• History
• Human Resource Management
• Information Systems
• Interactive Digital Media
• International Business/Spanish
• Marketing Management
• Mathematics/Data Sciences
• Music
• Music Education
• Music Therapy
• Nursing
• Nutrition/Dietetics
• Politics/International Relations
• Psychology
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Spanish/Psychology
• Spanish/Social Work
• Theology
• Undecided/Exploratory Studies

Thomas Jefferson University Partnership Programs
• Immaculata offers partnership programs in bioscience technology, which includes biotechnology, cytotechnology and medical technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and radiologic sciences with the Jefferson School of Health Professions of Thomas Jefferson University.
• The course work for these programs prepares students to seamlessly matriculate into the Jefferson School of Health Professions after three years at Immaculata and culminates in advanced degrees in three of the four programs.

Pre-professional Programs
• Pre-dental *
• Pre-law
• Pre-medicine *
• Pre-optometry *
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-physician Assistant
• Pre-podiatry *
• Pre-veterinary *
* Pre-professional programs for medical sciences are offered in the biology and chemistry departments.

Allied Health Programs
In conjunction with Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, students spend three years at Immaculata followed by one year of clinical experience in the following areas:
• Clinical Laboratory Science
• Diagnostic Medical Sonography
• Invasive Cardiovascular Technology
• Nuclear Medicine Technology
• Surgical Technology

To be considered for admission, submit an official secondary school transcript indicating your courses for your senior year, your SAT or ACT scores, an essay, and two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, coach, employer, etc.

The easiest way is to apply online at our website, immaculata.edu/admissions, or apply through the Common Application at commonapp.org. Either is accepted and we have no preference. The application fee of $35 is waived if you apply online or through the Common Application. You may also complete a free application during your campus visit. We have a rolling admission system, and we’ll make a timely decision after your file is complete.

International Students
Admission of qualified students from other
countries is beneficial for students, the University community, and the world community. If you’re an international student, you’ll need to submit the same materials required of U.S. students, including SAT or ACT scores. In addition, if your primary language is not English, you must submit results of the TOEFL. Visit our website at immaculata.edu/international to learn more about applying.

Come Find Out What Makes Immaculata U!
Visiting campus is the best way to see if Immaculata is a good fit for you. We have plenty of ways for you to check us out!

Daily Campus Visit Sessions
Sessions are Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m. The visit begins in our new Admissions and Financial Aid house, followed by a tour of the campus with a student ambassador. Once back at the Lettiere Center, students and their families have the opportunity to meet with an admission counselor. Appointments with professors, coaches, and financial aid officers may also be arranged with prior notice.

Admission Information Sessions
On various Saturdays, students and their families can attend a small group information session with an admission counselor, followed by a group tour. Check the campus visit page of our website for dates and times.

Open Houses
These events occur on various Saturdays throughout the year. Immaculata’s Open Houses include speakers, a guided tour, and a chance to meet with professors, coaches, and administrators from all areas of the campus.

To register for any of these events or for more details, call 877-42-TODAY or register online at immaculata.edu/visit.


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