B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
Mount Saint Mary's University (CA) is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
12001 Chalon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Website

Mount Saint Mary's University (CA) 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
78%
SAT Scores Range
810-1020
ACT Scores Range
15-21
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Mount Saint Mary's University (CA)

Cost

Net Price
$27,334/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,141/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,500/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,225/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,072/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,330/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,047Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    42%
  • Dedicated and serious about education.
    26%
  • Mostly females
    14%
  • Supportive
    9%
  • Concentrated
    5%
  • Unstoppable
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
64%
Poll
45%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.75 responses
Poll
61%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.94 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • "You are Unstoppable"
    36%
  • Sisterhood
    31%
  • United
    23%
  • Encouragement
    5%
  • High School 2.0
    5%

After Mount Saint Mary's University (CA)

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses

Mount Saint Mary's University (CA) Reviews

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The Mount is a very accepting university! Although it is generally an all girls school, it also accepts males into the nursing program specifically. The community is very welcoming and there are many events dedicated to both residents and commuters. No one ever feels left out, and I feel like the school is more of a family due to the acceptance of the community.
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I love Mount St. Mary's University is great it's like it own little community. It is a liberal arts college so students get the chance to have more in dept teaching and understanding of their majors. Even take part in conversations about social and political issues around the world and within school. Professors are really passionate about teaching and creating a safe learning environment, while also changeling student to think outside of the box. I like that it's mostly an all women's college because it allows young women to feel empowered and strong about themselves and become more confident. This school is small and doesn't have a great scene of partying and social groups, like greek life, but that is also great it allows because to really focus on human interaction and connection with each other.
Mount Saint Mary's is a university strictly focused on your career later on in life. This university has one of the best nursing programs in California; as soon as you graduate from this place hospitals line up waiting to offer you jobs. If you want to finish your schooling in 4 years, this is the school to attend. MSMU does not necessarily have a typical college party scene, but the level of academics makes up for it. Each and every professor on campus wants to help us as students get where we want in life; they always offer office hours and encourage students to ask questions and seek help. I personally really love MSMU and the relationships I made on campus.