“The College of Mount Saint Vincent educates the whole person—the heart as well as the mind,” says College President Charles L. Flynn, Jr.
Every field of study emphasizes analytical skills; critical thinking; clear, persuasive communication; and moral and religious thought—the essentials for success in every profession.Students become fluent in the kind of multidisciplinary thinking that shapes a life of leadership, accomplishment, and service.
Founded by the Sisters of Charity of New York in 1847, the Mount is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college with nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs. It challenges students to master their full potential as creative, disciplined thinkers and problem solvers.
The Catholic tradition is best recognized in Mount students’ commitment to service. They are as devoted to questioning and giving back as they are to academic excellence. Every semester student clubs collaborate with community organizations on service projects, including the Mount M.D.’s Alternative Spring Break trip to the Dominican Republic, where students serve orphans through a community health project. Others serve the homeless with food and clothing through Midnight Runs for the Homeless.
Our dedicated faculty members have excellent academic credentials and share a passion for teaching and engaging their students. The student-faculty ratio—13:1—means students always get the attention they need to do their best. It also means that beyond being experts in their fields, professors are mentors and are highly invested in students’ success.
The Center for Undergraduate Research facilitates the collaboration between students who want to take their research projects to the next level. Under the guidance of their professors, students produce a wide range of nationally recognized original research and present it at colloquia and conferences across the country. Student researchers like Ana Uruena ’11, who presented research at the American Society of Cell Biology Conference, and Elizabeth Athenas ’09, Maricon Fernandez ’09, and Cindy Gonzalez ’10, who presented research at the United Nations Path to Peace Conference, are stellar examples.
“There is a strong satisfaction that one can get from answering a question, but [conducting research with] Dr. Fabrizio has taught me that there is an even greater satisfaction to be felt from answering a question with another question,” says alumna Mary Jongoy ’12, who is currently employed full time in research at Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale.
The Mount is committed to Division III athletics and boasts 15 varsity teams that compete in the Skyline Conference. We offer many intramural and club sports, open to all members of our student body, including flag football, Ultimate Frisbee, and men’s and women’s boxing.
Other students explore their passions outside the classroom through the College’s vibrant campus life, which includes numerous cocurricular activities, clubs and organizations, and student government. The Mount offers 40 different clubs and organizations exploring cultural awareness, community service, and areas such as journalism, athletics, and theater.
Given the Mount’s convenient location just 20 minutes from Midtown Manhattan, students have easy access to internships at more than 500 top businesses, entertainment companies, health care facilities, and government agencies. Atlantic Records, CBS, Deutsche Bank, and New York Legal Aid Society are among the many placements students enjoy.
But Mount students also venture beyond the city to take advantage of the College’s study opportunities in foreign countries—including semesters abroad, short courses, and Alternative Spring Breaks. Studying abroad provides a uniquely valuable, culturally immersive international experience.
“Aside from all the opportunities this school offers, the faculty and staff take a personal interest in each student,” says Anthony Langone ’13. “That gives us the confidence that we can do anything.”
Alexandria Bobe ’11
Biology major; currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago
A deep interest in health sciences and a love of biology has carried Alex to a few different settings: research labs on and off campus, abroad for a couple Alternative Spring Breaks, and the University of Chicago, where she recently completed a post-baccalaureate program and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in nutritional and molecular metabolism.
The combination of her experiences at the Mount helped Alex home in on the field of translational research to bridge her passion for health and nutrition and her love of the lab. Her strong connection with the Mount’s faculty prepared her well for the field, which she’s currently pursuing on the graduate level. “Everyone in the science department was very close, and they were willing to be there for you, and they really supported my success,” she says.
Matthew Shikarides ’13
Business administration major; currently employed as a Risk Analyst at Nations Equipment Finance LLC
A desire to be in New York and at a school where he could benefit from personal attention led Matt to Mount Saint Vincent. “I chose the Mount in part because I wanted a personal experience. I am glad that I did. It has rewarded me immensely. Academically I have done well because I have been able to go right to my professors for guidance.”
Throughout his time at the College, professors and advisors encouraged Matt’s curiosity and determination. They helped him discover new interests and opportunities, which allowed him to create professional relationships and obtain insights needed to succeed beyond the classroom. “My advisors helped me secure an internship at a major financial institution. The Mount has made a huge impact on my life.”
College of Mount Saint Vincent
At a Glance
Type of college: Academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic, and
ecumenical liberal arts college
Size of campus: 70 acres
Number of students: 1,475
Faculty: 80 full time and 147 part time
Colleges, programs, and degrees:
• Undergraduate College
• School of Professional and Graduate Studies
• Fine Arts
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• International Studies
• Latin American Studies
• Market Data Analytics
• Modern Languages and Literatures
• Natural Sciences
• Philippine Studies
• Philosophy and Religious Studies
• Public Policy
• Teacher Education
• Visual Arts and Experimental Media
• Women’s Studies
Accelerated joint-degree programs:
• Business (B.S./M.B.A.)
• Criminology and Justice (B.A./M.A.)
• Education (B.A./M.S.)
• History (B.A./M.A.)
• Library and Information Sciences (B.A./M.S.)
• Nursing (B.S./M.S.)
• Occupational Therapy (B.S./M.S.)
• Pharmacy (B.S./Pharm.D.)
• Physical Therapy (B.S./D.P.T.)
• Podiatric Medicine (B.S./D.P.M.)
• Social Work (B.A./M.S.W.)
• Sociology (B.A./M.A.)
Men’s varsity teams:
Women’s varsity teams:
Geographic diversity: The Mount is located on a scenic campus along the Hudson River, in the Riverdale neighborhood of New York City.
International student services: The Mount issues I-20s for F-1 visas, and international students may live on or off campus.
Application deadlines: Early Action deadline is November 15. When you apply between December 1 and March 1, you’ll hear back from the College within four weeks.
Costs and aid:
• Tuition and fees: $35,130
• Room and board: $8,720
• Resident Scholarships: $16,000–$26,000
• Commuter Scholarships: $11,000–$21,000