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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  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 2,056 undergraduate students. The Mount Saint Mary's acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Nursing, Sociology, and Business. Graduating 66% of students, Mount Saint Mary's alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $51,900.
About Mount Saint Mary's University - California...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
12001 Chalon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Mount Saint Mary's University - California Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
920-1120
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$28,910/ 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
$23,270/ 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
11:1
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.61 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,056Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
546
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
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  • Dedicated
    35%
  • Dedicated and serious about education.
    30%
  • Mostly females
    11%
  • Supportive
    9%
  • Unstoppable
    6%
  • Concentrated
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
54%
Poll
44%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.86 responses
Poll
61%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.105 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • "You are Unstoppable"
    40%
  • Sisterhood
    28%
  • United
    18%
  • High School 2.0
    8%
  • Encouragement
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
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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Mount Saint Mary's University - California Reviews

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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).
Mount Sait Mary's provides the perfect environment for students who are career focused. Professors and Administrators are good at helping students figure out what they want to do in life and learn how to apply their skills to realistic careers. The class sizes are small compared to other universities, and the students are constantly setting up small community building events on campus. MSMU offers a variety of services for their students at times that fit with their busy schedule. One of the most valuable experiences I have had at MSMU was the Commuter Mentor Program. This program allows for you and another student to be paired up as an intro to college help. The mentor is typically a second or higher year student and is always available for questions and concerns an incoming freshman may have. Overall rating 4/5!