B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A-
Mount St. Mary's University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast Conference
Address
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Website

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

Academics

Professors
B-
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.57 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,689Undergrads
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 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
94%
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
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
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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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Not a bad school. There were multiple presidents of the school during my time here so there was a lot of confusion regarding the requirements to graduate. When I started here at The Mount there were a certain amount of meetings hosted by the Center for Student Diversity that we had to attend and document but with the transition to a new president those requirements were dropped but was never made known to the entire campus. While some students assumed those requirements were dropped, other students continued to get those credit hours and were disappointed when they found out they wasted their time. Aside from that, we are a small campus. Classes are very small, professors learn everyone's name (I had a professor my second semester of freshman year who still says hello whenever I see her). The atmosphere is great, if you like a lot of drama and excitement, this probably isn't the school for you.
Mount St. Mary's is a great University. The students are friendly, and the professors are very helpful and are always available to help you. The clubs are very intriguing! There is always something to do on campus, you will never be bored. The Mount is wonderful and will help any student excel.