681 reviews
  1. Emmitsburg, MD
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Mount St. Mary's University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Northeast Conference
Address
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Scores Range
950-1150
ACT Scores Range
20-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Mount St. Mary's University

Cost

Net Price
$29,071/ 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
    $21,930/ year
  • $30-48k
    $27,787/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,145/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,294/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,486/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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.57 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,723Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Typical - theres a little bit of every student
    53%
  • Go-getter
    24%
  • Catholic or non-catholic
    10%
  • Either very rich or very catholic no in-between
    8%
  • Party-animals
    4%
  • Weird
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.64 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.94 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Peaceful
    49%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Reputable
    10%
  • Valuable
    10%
  • Boring
    7%
  • Unstoppable
    7%
  • Family
    5%

After Mount St. Mary's University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses

Mount St. Mary's University Reviews

681 reviews
All Categories
My experiences with my professors and courses have been nothing short of great so far at the Mount. I haven't met any professor that doesn't clearly have a passion for what they're doing and are often vocal about what else they do in their field other than teach. A lot of my professors share their experiences that are applicable to our future careers and are more than willing to foster relationships with their students. Courses have always been interesting and have almost always contained information that I have a real interest in understanding; it helps that it's very obvious our professors love teaching just as much as we want to learn!
I really enjoyed the location of the school as well as the people I met along the way. I liked that it was small & the classes were small. However, the psych department was garbage & so unorganized. There were so many horrible teachers I had that just didn't care about their job. They were so wrapped up in their other jobs or outside life & could care less about their students needs. Getting in contact with professors was often times a joke & when you did get time, half the time they could help you because they were to busy with their other teaching job or graduate school. I was really disappointed in the academics of this school as well as the lack of organization throughout administration & the registrar. They have given me the wrong grades that have needed to be corrected as well as lost papers that I've turned in. It's very unprofessional.
MSMU is a great school for me personally, because as a small school, everything is in reach and readily available for when I need it. Advisors and professors are almost always available and more than willing to help and foster a personal relationship with their students. Mount is definitely unique in that we have a strong "culture of kindness" that really resonates with prospective students and visitors to the Mount. Mount has a philosophy of helping its neighbors and the world in the most positive way it can, and has a strong vision of sending out 'healers' from its school. Although I never visited Mount before applying for colleges, visiting the school after deciding to attend was one of the luckiest experiences I have ever had; I absolutely felt like this was the school for me because of the extreme reliability of all the faculty and really diverse class that really felt similar to my environment at home.