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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A+
Mount Saint Mary's is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Los Angeles, California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,866 undergraduate students. The Mount Saint Mary's acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Nursing, Sociology, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 64% of students, Mount Saint Mary's alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $51,900.
12001 Chalon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Mount Saint Mary's University - California Rankings

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MSMC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
930-1130
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$29,563/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$25,362/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    36%
  • On Campus
    58%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,866Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
490
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
66%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    37%
  • Dedicated and serious about education.
    30%
  • Mostly females
    15%
  • Supportive
    9%
  • Unstoppable
    6%
  • Concentrated
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
56%
Poll
44%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.89 responses
Poll
60%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.108 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • "You are Unstoppable"
    43%
  • Sisterhood
    26%
  • United
    17%
  • High School 2.0
    8%
  • Encouragement
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
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I have enjoyed my years here at this university! Although there have been tough and stressful times, the staff, professors, and other students have been super supportive. I say take advantage of all the resources offered here whether it is financially or academically. At this school you meet people who are passionate about whatever field they are studying in, and you can tell they really want to be here. You are able to get close to professors and get the help you need because they are available more since class sizes are small. It's also very easy to find jobs on campus that are either non-work study or work study.
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Mount Saint Mary's University is an amazing place to receive your education, but you MUST take full advantage of ALL the services it provides to students. It is a small school with 20-30 students per class (usually less for more specific classes). These class sizes make it possible for you to be acquainted with your professors. Students may be hard to get along with in certain groups, but once you find your niche, you're A-Okay! IT is EXTREMELY expensive, so please find ANY free money you can. You WILL pay for everything not included in your academic package (meal plans - even with housing, parking [you'll save $50 with the semester package], books [some business classes REQUIRE online supplementals costing about $100], etc). With all the money you are spending, there are free services (peer-tutoring for specific subjects, professional tutoring, resume help, career development planning, psychological services, borrowed calculators, etc).
My college experience at this University overall has been good. There are many studying resources that this campus has to offer such as tutoring and one on one scheduled meetings with the professors incase you need help understanding the subject. The campus also has many inclusive events for the new students to be able to feel welcomed and have fun. The reason why I give this University a 4/5 is because this campus has many resources to help you study and focus on school work as well as being a safe campus but it is pricey for the prerequisites. I would recommend if you plan to go to this University to take your prerequisites at a different college and then transfer the credits over so you save yourself a lot of money. Financial aid is always available and so are student loans as well as grants. Overall, I would recommend this University as you will discover what major peeks your interest with the help of your advisors to guide you into the path that you want for your future.