Tuition & Fees

$39,000

$39,000

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
44%
400-499
35%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
41%
400-499
38%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
37%
400-499
41%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
57%
12-17
16%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
8%
24-29
19%
18-23
44%
12-17
25%
6-11
4%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
25%
18-23
37%
12-17
37%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,105
Declined + 2,008
Total Received 6,113
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Private (nonprofit)

1,795

undergraduate students

462

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Elementary Education
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Codes

SAT 5421
ACT 1726

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Fun Facts

  • On the Mount St. Mary's University campus in Emmitburg, Maryland, you'll find the Grotto, a serene spiritual space that includes a statue of the Our Lady of Lourdes, hundreds of candles, the Grotto stream, a statue of St. Bernadette, and benches for reflection.

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School Facts

Mount Saint Mary's is the second oldest Catholic university in the United States. 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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,257
Established in 1808
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Emmitsburg, MD

1,400-acre campus in Emmitsburg (population: 3,105), 12 miles from Gettysburg, PA, and 25 miles from Frederick; branch campus in Frederick. Major airports serve Baltimore (55 miles) and Washington, DC (60 miles); bus serves Gettysburg; train serves Baltimore.

Mount St. Mary's University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
81%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
31%
Top 1/2
62%
Bottom 1/2
38%
Bottom 1/4
11%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
44%
400-499
35%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
41%
400-499
38%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
37%
400-499
41%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
57%
12-17
16%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
8%
24-29
19%
18-23
44%
12-17
25%
6-11
4%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
25%
18-23
37%
12-17
37%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,105
Declined + 2,008
Total Received 6,113

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Class rank
Interview
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Michael Post
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
P: 800 448-4347
F: 301 447-5860
admissions@msmary.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,786,329
State $959,214
Institutional $19,554,179
Other external $802,629
Total $23,102,351

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $65,982
Institutional $8,203,264
Other external $1,122,076
Total $9,391,322

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (Division I), Northeast Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Emmit S. Burg
School colors
blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biochemistry
Biology
Biotechnology/Management
Business
Chemistry
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Economics
Education
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Science
Fine Arts
French
German
Health Administration
Health Sciences
History
Human Services
Information Systems
Interdisciplinary Studies/Student-Designed
International Studies
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Philosophical Studies
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Social Studies Education
Sociology
Spanish
Sport Management
Sports Management
Theology
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Undergraduate

80%

1,795
students

Female
54%
963

Male
46%
832

Graduate

20%

462
students

Female
39%
180

Male
61%
282

undergraduateFull-time

94%

1,689
students

Female
54%
912

Male
46%
777

undergraduatePart-time

6%

106
students

Female
49%
51

Male
51%
55

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

55%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 10
Countries most often represented Burundi
Canada
China
England
Peru
Timor-Leste
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Mark Wagoner
Assistant Director of Admissions
800 448-4347
wagoner@msmary.edu

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