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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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
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
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
68%
SAT Range
1000-1210
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$28,548/ 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
$26,924/ 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
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.65 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 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
    7%
  • On Campus
    91%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,726Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
162
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
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  • Typical - theres a little bit of every student
    54%
  • Go-getter
    22%
  • Catholic or non-catholic
    8%
  • Either very rich or very catholic no in-between
    8%
  • Party-animals
    3%
  • Weird
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life.72 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.102 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Peaceful
    47%
  • Reputable
    12%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • Family
    8%
  • Valuable
    8%
  • Boring
    6%
  • Unstoppable
    6%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $52,600/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    64%
    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

    Mount St. Mary's University Reviews

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    Great professors, great dorms(But freshmen dorms), great students. This is definitely not a party school(obviously because this is a catholic university) but if you know how where the parties at(mostly in the sports houses) then you will have a great time. People will hold the door for you and when you choose to find good people, many good people are going to be there for you and support you. If you like a small campus, then you will love the mount. I love the great education, especially the business program which they offer. The mount is very beautiful and it would be handy if you had a car or know a friend who has a car to explore the area with the beautiful scenery! It’s definitely a great university if you’re looking for a great education, sports and activities, small school, teacher to student connection, great people, and great staff.
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    I didn’t have the best freshman year at the Mount but I still think it is a great school. The town itself isn’t the best but Gettysburg and other nearby cities are cool. Classes are interesting and the people are nice. I love visiting the grotto above the school, too!
    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!