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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  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
Website
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
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
64%
SAT Range
980-1190
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$28,681/ 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
$24,954/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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.61 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,696Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
121
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Typical - theres a little bit of every student
    55%
  • Go-getter
    24%
  • 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
93%
Poll
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life.68 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.98 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Peaceful
    49%
  • Diverse
    9%
  • Reputable
    9%
  • Valuable
    9%
  • Boring
    7%
  • Family
    7%
  • Unstoppable
    7%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $52,600/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    63%
    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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    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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    My experience at The Mount has been one that I wouldn't change at all. I've met some of the most genuine people, taken really good classes, and grown stronger in my faith. The professors on campus are really driven and always try to help students succeed in any way they can. The extracurriculars are extremely diverse as are the majors. Personally, I'm majoring in Health Sciences, but there are so many other majors; business, accounting, education, fine arts, history, foreign languages, sociology, psychology, criminal justice, just to name a few. I've had more opportunities at the Mount than I have anywhere else, and for that, I wouldn't change a thing. This university has helped to mold me into who I am today.
    Mount Saint Mary's is a small but lively school. There is a lot of student activities,groups, and clubs even though it is often overwhelming when one is trying to focus on academics. As far as staff and faculty go, they are very nice and understanding, quite friendly and willing to help out a struggling student. There are a number of organizations that work to provide many services to the students such as the excellent food services in Patriot Hall, or the diligent custodial and maintenance crews. The dorms are alright s far as dorms go, but don't have too much room so its unwise to pack too much. The campus is both lively and quite depending on the crowd that you associate with. almost everything is within a short walking distance and concentrated together giving ample time to get to class. Overall MSMU is a very nice school with great staff and faculty, academics, clubs, resources, and more.