Neumann University is a private Roman Catholic, coeducational liberal arts college in the Franciscan tradition. It is located in Aston, Pennsylvania, USA.
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 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 Education, Nursing, Pastoral Care and Counseling, Physical Therapy, Sports Management, and Strategic Leadership. Neumann also offers an associates degree program and an accelerated bachelor's degree program for adults.
The Office of the Vice President and General Counsel provides legal guidance to Neumann University. Our duty is to the University as an institution. We work to foster the Universityï¿½s Catholic, Franciscan Mission through careful attention to the Universityï¿½s related legal and ethical concerns.