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An exceptional college experience in the heart of the Hudson Valley

At Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York, you can create an exceptional college experience that goes far beyond a degree. It’s all here at the Mount, a Catholic and Dominican liberal arts college on a beautiful 60-acre campus, overlooking the Hudson River and Valley. 

The Mount offers 50 academic programs and some of the most comfortable residence halls you’ll see on any college campus. The College is just an hour’s train ride away from Midtown Manhattan. 


About Mount Saint Mary College
Mount Saint Mary College became a four-year college in 1959, but its roots as an academic presence in the Hudson Valley go back to 1883. The founding Dominican Sisters’ traditions of truth, service, and leadership remained constant as the College grew and still exist as foundational values.


What makes the Mount unique?
Students say it’s the caring, inclusive community that values the individual and encourages intellectual and personal growth. Students, faculty, and staff alike participate in service-learning activities and community outreach.

Close student-faculty interaction is another reason our students value the Mount. With 14 students to each faculty member, students find that their professors know their interests and strengths and celebrate their academic successes.


Academic choices
The Mount’s academic programs include health professions, the liberal arts, business, education, natural sciences, social sciences, mathematics, and information technology. Five-year programs include the Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Master in Business Administration, or the Biology, Chemistry, English, or History Bachelor of Arts with the Master of Science in Education.  

New programs include Criminology, Biology-Physician Assistant prep, Sports Management, and Writing concentrations, as well as an Early Childhood teaching certification.  

The Mount’s intensive Summer Undergraduate Research Experience provides a forum for paid student positions in faculty-student research projects. Mount students regularly present research findings at regional conferences. 


Athletics: Division III
Twenty-one intercollegiate varsity teams and intramural activities encourage teamwork, discipline, social interaction, and healthy competition among our students. The Mount’s all-season turf athletic field is home to our soccer and lacrosse teams, and our athletes enjoy six new outdoor courts and a new ball field. The College’s recreation center has a track, competition-sized pool, and basketball court. 


Student life
Mount students jump right into an active student life on campus, and they expand their talents and interests with diverse student activities. They create and edit videos, participate in community service and research studies, and learn to organize and lead in clubs. Students of all majors enjoy a creative writing club, hold poetry readings, and publish a literary magazine. 

MSMC Theatre launches student productions in the fall and spring. Student-athletes regularly visit schools and nursing homes, and perform community outreach. They channel school spirit through athletics, good-natured class competition, and intramurals. Most importantly, our students become leaders along the way. 


The Mount has a robust internship program with many opportunities extending from New York City to Albany. Recently Mount students interned at the Mayo Clinic, Ameriprise, WABC-TV Sports, NBC, the YWCA, Ralph Lauren, Halpern PR (London), the New York State Attorney General’s office, and the New York State Senate.


Study abroad
Oxford, England; Paris, France; Dublin, Ireland; Florence, Italy; and New Zealand are just a few of the possibilities in the Mount’s study abroad offerings with other universities and programs to offer unlimited overseas opportunities for study all over the world. 


Financial aid
At the Mount we believe that a college education is one of the most important investments you will make in your lifetime. The College is dedicated to helping you navigate the financial aid and admission process and offers academic and need-based scholarships. More than 99% of a recent incoming freshman class received some form of financial aid. 


Visit the Mount
The Mount’s admissions counselors will help with answers to your questions about academics, residence and student life, and financial aid. From your first step on campus, you’ll feel as though you are a part of the Mount’s caring college community. 


Programs and majors

• Accounting

• Biology

• Business

• Chemistry

• Communication Arts

• Counseling/Psychology or Human Services major*

• Criminology

• Education Certification
- Early Childhood
- Childhood
- Adolescence
- Special Education

• English 

• General Science

• Hispanic Studies

• History

• History/Political Science

• Human Services

• Information Technology

• Interdisciplinary Studies

• Mathematics

• Media Studies

• Nursing

• Pre-health Professions**
- Biology: Dentistry
- Biology: Medicine
- Biology: Physical Therapy
- Biology: Physician Assistant
- Biology: Veterinary
- Psychology: Physical Therapy

• Pre-law**

• Psychology

• Public Relations

• Publishing/English major*

• Social Sciences

• Social Work/Human Services, Psychology, or Sociology major*

• Sociology

• Technology and Digital Media 

• Undeclared


Five-year programs

• Accounting BS/MBA 

• Biology BA/MS in Education

• Chemistry BA/MS in Education

• English BA/MS in Education

• History BA/MS in Education 


Available within specific majors

• Creative Writing

• Educational Technology

• Finance

• Journalism 

• Marketing 

• Media Production

• Networking

• Sports Management

• Web Technologies

• Writing


Graduate programs

• Business (MBA)

• Education (MS in Ed)

• Nursing (MSN)


* Collaborative programs include a bachelor’s degree from the Mount and an advanced degree from a partner school. This requires attendance at both schools.


** Pre-health Professions and Pre-law are advisement tracks with a separate major.