Immaculata University

Immaculata University

Immaculata University was established in 1920 by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and is located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. This university was originally known as Villa Maria College and was the first Catholic women's college in Philadelphia. The college gained university status in 2002 and offers its students degrees, certificates and online courses through its academic divisions including:

  • College of Graduate Studies
  • College of LifeLong Learning
  • College of Undergraduate Studies

The athletic teams in the university are known as Mighty Macs. The male students of Immaculata University are involved in sports such as soccer, basketball, golf, lacrosse and tennis. The female students of this university participate in sports including basketball, field hockey, softball, volleyball and tennis.

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Immaculata University
1145 King Rd
Immaculata , PA 19345-0702
General Phone: (610) 647-4400

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Immaculata Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management212business management, business administration, accounting, finance, financial management, human resources management, MIS, fashion merchandising
Nursing and Emergency Medicine207registered nursing, nursing administration, nursing science
Education and Teaching81multilingual education, educational administration, family/home economics teaching, music teaching, teacher education and development
Therapy and Counseling80psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, organizational psychology, school psychology, music therapy
Liberal Arts30French language, Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, economics, international relations, political science, sociology, history ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy19exercise science, dietitian, clinical nutritionist
Media10communication studies, communication and journalism
Science8biology, biopsychology, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering7information science
Medicine5pre-med, medical preparatory
Religion and Philosophy3religious education, religious music, theology
Security and Law Enforcement3criminal justice and safety, criminology
Medical Administration2health care administration
Cooking and Culinary Arts0institutional food workers
Family and Social Work0public policy analysis
Mathematics0mathematics, mathematics and computer science

Number of programs and degrees for Immaculata in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree2512
Bachelor's degree50041
Master's degree1179
Doctor's degree313

Immaculata Student Body

In 2007-2008, Immaculata had a total enrollment of 4,057 students (2,959 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 29%
Women 71%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 66%
Graduate 34%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 8%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 17%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 12%
20-21 9%
22-24 8%
25-29 13%
30-34 11%
35-39 10%
40-49 23%
50-64 11%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey25%
New York1%

Immaculata Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %

Immaculata Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420530
SAT Math400500
ACT Composite1721

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT99%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT9%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Immaculata Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,575
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,575
Room and board $ 10,400
Room charge $ 5,590
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,810
Books and supplies $ 1,306
Other expenses $ 3,409

Financial Aid:
Immaculata participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 327600)

Immaculata Faculty

Immaculata has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year8$77,1868$70,456
Associate professoracademic year8$69,30012$61,879
Assistant professoracademic year9$51,50025$52,063
Instructoracademic year2*4$48,916
All faculty totalacademic year27$63,75249$57,213

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Immaculata Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Fashion Merchandising
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Finance, General
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Institutional Food Workers

Education And Teaching
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Family And Social Work
Public Policy Analysis

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
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