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Mount St. Mary's University
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  • 4 Year
  • EMMITSBURG, MD

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Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

16300 OLD EMMITSBURG ROAD
EMMITSBURG, MD 21727
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast Conference
From Mount St. Mary's University

Mount St. Mary’s University graduates ethical leaders who are passionate about learning and who go on to lead lives of significance. The Mount is a private, liberal arts, Catholic university located near the Catoctin Mountain in Emmitsburg, Maryland, with a satellite campus in Frederick, Maryland’s second-largest city.

The Mount was named No. 1 for job placement in Maryland for 2018-19 based on US Dept. of Education data. Mount St. Mary's University has helped 98% of its graduates develop the skills necessary to land a job or attend graduate school within one year of graduation. All undergraduates combine a shared liberal arts curriculum with more in-depth courses in their fields of study from more than 70 majors, minors, concentrations and special programs.

With 22 Division I athletic programs, 70+ clubs and organizations, and hundreds of events on- and off-campus each year, there’s always something to do. Visit us online at msmary.edu and find out how you can live significantly.

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Mount St. Mary's University Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
March 1
Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
990-1200
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$29,283 / 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
$27,072 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 62 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 66 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 66 responses

Majors

Neuroscience at the Mount

From Synapses to Self. The Mount takes an interdisciplinary approach to training future neuroscientists who can apply a broad-ranging skill set to address problems whose resolution would enhance the human condition.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    12%
  • On Campus
    87%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,762 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
136
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 60 responses
  • Typical - theres a little bit of every student
    53%
  • Go-getter
    22%
  • Catholic or non-catholic
    8%
  • Either very rich or very catholic no in-between
    8%
  • Party-animals
    3%
  • Weird
    3%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 73 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 103 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
  • Peaceful
    46%
  • Reputable
    12%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • Family
    8%
  • Valuable
    8%
  • Boring
    6%
  • Unstoppable
    6%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 45 responses

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