Mount Saint Mary’s University is a women's college located in Los Angeles, California. This Catholic, 4-year institution's campus is nestled high in the Santa Monica Mountains and offers more than 30 majors and concentrations. MSMU puts particular focus on creating women leaders and developed one of the first Women's Leadership Programs. They host an annual Leadership Women's Conference, provide a Leadership Bootcamp, and are home to a chapter of the National Society of Leadership & Success, as well as much more. The Mount also features the Center for Innovation and Creativity, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and the Center for Cultural Fluency.
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If you want a challenging college experience, academically, this is the place. But even when it's challenging, you really learn how to manage your time between school and social life. The only reason people would dislike this school is because they're making it hard on themselves.
Jamila from West Covina, CA
mount st. mary's college has brought me countless opportunities. not only with my intellectual learning , but also physically and emotionally. compared to all the other colleges i toured and explored, mount st. mary's was the ideal school for me.
Carolina from Chula Vista, CA
Mount st. Mary's has amazing professors that care about the students .
ALL the staff members are amazing they are the very TOP best staff!
They don't help financially I am having a hard time right now.
Diana` from Huntington Park, CA
Its a small college that allows you to actually get to know your professors and peers. You become a part of the Mount community that strives to meet the needs of the students. There is always someone there to help you out, either academic-wise, socially, and even economically.
Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful student body, beautiful campus, just a really great place to be! It's really great to be a student here if you like a small school with individualized attention, and a low profile social scene. A calming environment.