About Neumann College
Neumann College is a small, private, Catholic, co-educational college serving undergraduate and graduate students. The college teaches in the Franciscan tradition, which focuses on respect for individual people, and environmental and social responsibility. The college is located in Aston, Pennsylvania, a half hour drive from Philadelphia and ten miles north of Wilmington, Delaware. Wilmington offers opportunities for culture and entertainment including the Delaware Art Museum, the Brandywine Zoo, the Delaware Theater Company, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, and the Riverfront Market. Philadelphia has history as well as arts and culture. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the country and the Franklin Institute exhibits science and natural history attractions. The Rodin museum holds the greatest number of works by Auguste Rodin outside of France. Philadelphia, known for its hoagies and cheesesteaks also has many restaurants presenting fine cuisine.
Neumann College began in 1965 as Our Lady of Angels College and with only 115 students enrolled. The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia planned for years before 1965 to open the college and today, it has expanded to serve both men and women, with more than 2,600 students. The college was renamed Neumann in 1980 for Bishop John Neumann, who assisted the Sisters in forming the school. 1980 was also the year that the school began admitting male students.
Undergraduate students at Neumann can major in arts production and performance. The program is designed to teach students a variety of techniques and media along with a typical liberal arts framework. This degree program prepares students for careers in audio and video production, graphic design, theater production and management, educational media, corporate media, or advertising copywriting. Self-confidence, discipline, and creativity are emphasized through actual performances. Students can also choose to minor in arts production and performance.
Art students at Neumann may participate in many extra curricular groups. The Arts Guild of Neumann College aims to enhance the culture of the community through supporting various arts groups. These groups include Center Stage Productions, Cultural Arts Forum, Neumann College Art Gallery, Neumann College Theater Ensemble, International Ballet Classique, and others, which students may become involved in.
The Neumann College financial aid office helps students with financing their education. They offer information on determining costs, finding resources, and choosing payment plans. Advisors will help students fill out the appropriate forms, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and inform students as to the necessary deadlines. Options for aid include federal grants and loans, state aid, scholarships, private loans, and work study.
The Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools accredits Neumann College and other appropriate organizations accredit individual programs within the college.