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Why Choose Immaculata?

Immaculata: Your First Choice

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As increasing numbers of prospective college students—as well as their parents, partners and/or friends—question the value of college degrees, it is now more important than ever that universities truly understand the needs of students as well as employers and offer attainable, in-demand academic programs at fair rates.

Strengthened by our legacy of helping students gain meaningful and powerful skills for entering the workforce, Immaculata maintains a focus on offering academic programs that meet the evolving needs of employers. Realizing that graduates do not want to be forever burdened by college debt, Immaculata offers competitively priced and proven undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates to traditionally aged college students, advanced degree seekers and adult and professional learners. In fact, Immaculata tuition rates are among the lowest in the Delaware Valley for private institutions, and Immaculata has been named one of the northeast region’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges.

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With a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, Immaculata enables students to receive personalized attention from caring faculty in a safe and welcoming environment. Rather than massive lecture halls and impersonal instruction, Immaculata provides right-sized learning environments that facilitate personal connections.

Immaculata has been preparing students for leadership and service for more than 100 years, and our students graduate with a strong sense of professional accountability, responsibility and openness to lifelong learning. Many Immaculata students participate in valuable internships and work study programs as part of their academic programs. With strong connections to industry-leading organizations in the Philadelphia Metro area, our experiential learning opportunities help students build confidence and prepare for their careers as ethical professionals and service-oriented leaders. What’s more, our Office of Career and Professional Development works with students to provide a holistic and comprehensive approach to developing workforce-ready skills and preparing for jobs searches.

Forty minutes from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City and Washington, D.C., Immaculata University is right smack in the middle of one of the greatest cultural hubs in the world! With easy access to local and regional public transportation, IU students can broaden their horizons by visiting the birthplace of the United States, experiencing the attractions of the Big Apple and seeing our nation’s government at work. While major historical attractions are nice, prospective students shouldn’t overlook the fact that the New Jersey shore, the Delaware beaches, and the Pocono mountains are also within close driving distance!

Beauty is just the beginning of Immaculata’s picturesque campus. Opportunities for fun, service, discovery and tranquility are endless, as Immaculata just feels like home and provides a full college experience. From clubs and sports to dining options and dorm rooms, students can customize their involvement and know that they will thrive within our student community. Additionally, IU’s safe and secluded—but closely connected—campus in the Philadelphia suburbs combines the traditional feel of stone-foundation buildings with state-of-the-art technology found in our immersive lab spaces.

Immaculata offers academic programs that meet market needs, giving students in-depth knowledge and opportunities to build their skills and gain practical experience. Students feel confident and prepared for their careers as ethical professionals and service-oriented leaders. Students also enjoy the benefits of an extensive alumni network, which can assist them as they search for jobs and advance in their careers.

Gone are the days where universities make admissions decisions based on test scores rather than student background, ambition and drive to succeed. As such, Immaculata University is test optional for all majors, including nursing and allied health. In fact, more than 70% of the Fall 2022 incoming traditional freshman class did not submit SAT or ACT scores when applying for admission, so students began their studies in a pressure-free environment.

Immaculata is proud of the accomplishments of our graduates, and we help them stay connected to the Immaculata community. This strong network of caring alumni who work in business, healthcare, education, sports, fashion, music and all sorts of other careers enables students to build their personal networks and gain real-world career insights from Mighty Macs working in their aspirational fields!

Our students are our greatest asset, and the outcomes of their educational journeys are the greatest indicator of success in our mission. Based upon Immaculata University’s history of originally serving women, our evolution to a co-educational model, and our core value of community (especially our respect for diversity), a key component of our identity is educational inclusion. Immaculata seeks to be inclusive while striving to nurture the spiritual, moral, intellectual and social/physical wellbeing of all our community members and placing the highest value on student outcomes. Likewise, as Immaculata University is committed to “formation of the whole person for leadership and service, and empowerment of all to seek truth, promote justice and engage in dialogue between faith and culture,” we instill in students the powers to fulfill their personal goals and to support others.

With 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports to choose from–plus a co-ed Esports team–student-athletes have ample opportunity to showcase their athletic talent. Thirty percent of our undergraduate students choose to represent Immaculata in a sport or multiple sports, and IU has a championship legacy, including national championship trophies won by the 1972, 1973, and 1974 Mighty Macs women’s basketball teams!

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Just The Facts


Student to Faculty Ratio

With a 10:1 student/faculty ratio, personalized academic attention is a hallmark of Immaculata’s programs.


Academic Programs

Immaculata's 60+ undergraduate programs and 12+ graduate programs provide career-focused education for in-demand jobs.


Varsity Teams

The Mighty Macs compete in the Atlantic East Conference in NCAA Division III.

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