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Mount St. Mary’s University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Mount St. Mary's University

Mount St. Mary's University

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Mount St. Mary’s University Description:

Mount St. Mary's University, often referred to simply as "The Mount," is a private Catholic university located in Emmitsburg, Maryland, a town near the Pennsylvania border. Baltimore is less than an hour and a half to the southeast. The school builds its identity on four pillars -- faith, discovery, leadership, and community. The latter is supported by a 13 to 1 student faculty ratio and an average class size of 20. The curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts, and business is the most popular undergraduate major. The university has a high four-year graduation rate for its student profile. On the athletic front, the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers compete in the NCAA Division I Northeast Conference. The university fields 19 Division I teams -- an impressive accomplishment for such a small school.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,350 (1,842 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 95% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $32,954
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,018
  • Other Expenses: $1,400
  • Total Cost: $46,672

Mount St. Mary’s University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 89%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,844
    • Loans: $6,259

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business, Communication Studies, Criminology, Elementary Education, History

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 62%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 67%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Mount St. Mary’s University Mission Statement:

read the complete mission statement on the Mount St. Mary's website

"Mount St. Mary’s is a Catholic university committed to education in the service of truth; we seek to cultivate a community of learners formed by faith, engaged in discovery, and empowered for leadership in the Church, the professions, and the world."

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