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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  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+
About Mount St. Mary's University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast Conference
Address
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
From Mount St. Mary's University

At Mount St. Mary's University, everything we do helps our students lead lives of significance. Our setting in the mountains of northern Maryland lets students focus on challenging academic programs that teach them how to think, not what to think. Here we learn voraciously – like our 5 students who were Fulbright Scholarship finalists. We serve selflessly – like the 350 students and employees who volunteer annually at the Maryland Special Olympics Fall Sports Festival. We compete ferociously as one of the smallest schools in NCAA Division I. Visit and see how we can help you live significantly.

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
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Range
940-1160
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$30,412/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,430/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,426/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,920/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,858/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,420/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
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
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.60 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,629Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Typical - theres a little bit of every student
    56%
  • Go-getter
    22%
  • Catholic or non-catholic
    9%
  • Either very rich or very catholic no in-between
    7%
  • Party-animals
    4%
  • Weird
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life.67 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.97 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Peaceful
    50%
  • Diverse
    9%
  • Reputable
    9%
  • Valuable
    9%
  • Boring
    7%
  • Unstoppable
    7%
  • Family
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses
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Mount St. Mary's University Reviews

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I really enjoy everything about the Mount! It is a beautiful school on a gorgeous mountain in rural Emmitsburg, MD. The small student to professor ratio gives each student the opportunity to personally get to know each professor and to build a professional, but personal relationship with each faculty and staff member. The other students and members of the Mount community including coaches, priests, seminarians, and alumni are very involved in the school and try to make the students feel a part of a larger community. I have enjoyed each moment at the Mount because it has become my home away from home! Seriously, I call it home even when I am away from it! If I had to go through the college selection process again, I would still choose the Mount. Even though it is an older school in a country area, the people have made my three years at the Mount feel like I am in the city on a new campus. The community definitely sets the Mount apart from the many schools I toured. I am Mount Proud!
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What I liked about Mount Saint Mary's was the diversity of thought. Even though it is a catholic school, it would let students be themselves no matter what religious or political preference. I also liked the academics there. I thought the assignments were very thought-out and fair in how they were assigned. Some professors would give us daily readings, and some would extend the dates of important works if needed. The only complaint I had about the university was the cafeteria food. I think the food was average at best, and should add new arrangements or new recipes.
Although the mount ended up not being the right school for me, it does not make it a bad school because everyone has different preferences. The campus is very beautiful. In the fall the leaves on the trees take on many different colors making the campus look so picturesque. In the winter the snow that covers the campus makes it look so peaceful and beautiful. In the spring and summer time the campus is blooming with so many flowers and plants and is so colorful. The classes are small and intimate and every professor that I had was great. Never rude or condescending. There is also a strong community vibe on campus and many people are kind. I really liked the strong Catholic tradition and how the church was right near the dorms if you ever wanted to go to Sunday morning mass or just meditate. The parties are ok but were not usually fun for me.