Mount St. Mary's University

16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd, Emmitsburg, United States
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Overview of Mount St. Mary's University

About this school

Mount Saint Mary's is the oldest private Catholic college in the U.S. Founded in 1808 as a men's college, it adopted coeducation in 1972. Its 1,400-acre campus is located in Emmitsburg, 12 miles south of Gettysburg, Pa.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,817
    • Men:869 (47.8%)
    • Women:948 (52.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Mount St. Mary's University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
March 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
City, State, Zip
Emmitsburg, MD  21727-7799
Phone
(301) 447-5214
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$45
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
December 25

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
64% of 6,130 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 3,726 applicants were admitted
Men
65% of 2,404 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
555 (14%) of 3,937 admitted students enrolled
Women
276 (12%) of 2,381 admitted students enrolled
Men
279 (18%) of 1,556 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.34
375 And Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
530 average |470-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
19%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
28%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
550 average |500-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
24%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
20%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |19-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
31%
• Score 18 - 23
47%
• Score 12 - 17
19%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $40,550 (72.30741797432239%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,830 (22.878031383737518%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,300 (2.31811697574893%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,400 (2.4964336661911557%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Mount St. Mary's University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002086
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
482 (92.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
434 (90.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
434 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
101 (23.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$32,667
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 434 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,001
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 348 (80.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,819
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 82 (18.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
85 (16.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,831

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,378 (81.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,239 (89.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,238 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
279 (22.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$29,515
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,232 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,811
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,014 (81.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,890
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 215 (17.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
398 (23.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,997

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$36,112
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
20.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,970

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


129

Part-Time Faculty


79

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


54%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 42% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 46% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 48% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 52% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
458,116

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
80
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Mount St. Mary's University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


57.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


62.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


63.3%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (29)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Community Services
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Information Resources Management
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theology/Theological Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Nursing

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Health Administration, Master of Divinity, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (7)


  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Philosophy
  • Sports Management
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


3,086

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,500 acres

Environment


Rural community

Campus Size


Baltimore and Washington, DC

Weather


Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 83.2 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
55 mile(s) from campus in Baltimore
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Gettysburg, Pa.
Nearest Train Station
55 mile(s) from campus in Baltimore

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


80% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


20%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Mountaineer
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, field hockey, racquetball, sand volleyball, tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Mount St. Mary's University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, mount students for life, crux - outdoor adventures, campus ministry student organization, focus, mount chorale

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,696

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,817
Women
948
Men
869

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.9% Asian
  • 17.0% Black/African-American
  • 10.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 63.2% White
  • 1.2% Unknown

International Students


0.7% from 10 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


506

Student Resources

Study resources