Mount St. Mary's University

Emmitsburg, MD, USA
3.82 Average Rating

Founded in 1808, Mount St. Mary's University is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Roman Catholic church. The school operates two campuses in Maryland, a main campus in the Catoctin Mountains of Emmitsburg and a satellite campus in Frederick. All students must complete a core curriculum known as the Veritas program which combines courses in math, ethics, liberal arts, and Catholicism. Mount St. Mary's University offers a three-year degree program for students who wish to graduate early.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
64%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2020 May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
50%
Out-Of-State Students
43%
17%
Submitting ACT
82%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1085
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,323
Total Number of Undergrads
1,817
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
53%
20-39 Students
46%
0
100
64%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
69%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$28,495
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$41,350
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$41,350
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,075
Books and Supplies
$1300

Aid & Grants

0
100
78%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
22%
Average Aid Per Year
$24,954
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
22%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,071
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$23,208

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
69%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,518
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,700
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$285
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
70
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
77%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Emmit S. Burg
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Washington
Baltimore
New York
Los Angeles
Harrisburg
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
97%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$56,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.82 Average Rating
A Fantastic blend of excellent scenery, community, faith, facilities, and discovery. This college holds exploration of the self, and studies very highly while mixing in a deep seated, faith guided studies with moral and thorough self examination. The Facilities are top notch, with much available, and most of it being new or updated, but it does have some issues such as the upkeep time.
Robert from Ijamsville, MD
Mount St. Mary's (otherwise known as the Mount) is located in a rural setting, 15 minutes south of Gettysburg, PA. Due to its small population and rural nature, the Mount is a very close-knit community, and many students there consider it home. There are tons of campus activities, and the campus activities board works really hard to ensure there is plenty to do, both on and off campus.
Jessica from Parkside, PA
My four years at the Mount were magical. Everyone at the Mount is so wonderful and welcoming that it is impossible to not make friends and feel special at the Mount. The Mount was my home for four years and I miss it terribly.
Fat M
Academics are great but prepare to work hard. It has a community feel! They have a great selection of clubs and club sports
Junior, PA
This institution is beautiful first of all. The students are very nice and open to new students. The class sizes are small, so it is easy to obtain that close relationship with your professors.
Stephanie from Gwynn Oak, MD
this is a very good school with strong academics. however, if you want to be surrounded with things to do, then this school is not for you. there is a very tightly close-knit community.
Justin from Clarksburg, MD
The curriculum is challenging and allows each student to push themselves to excel throughout the year.
Everyone there is extremely nice and compassionate.
The campus is beautiful, it's truely picturesque.
Lesley from Baltimore, MD

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