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International Profile

Creativity is a part of who we are at Mount Mary University. A big part.

Students, faculty, and staff form a close-knit community where everyone is eager to collaborate and innovate by taking risks with new ideas, working together through complexities, finding solutions instead of solving problems, and keeping an open mind about what’s to come in the future. This cooperative and inventive environment will help you strengthen your critical-thinking and leadership skills and position you as a leader at the forefront of a competitive marketplace.

Why choose a women’s university?
You’ll leave Mount Mary with more than just a powerful degree. You’ll also have the confidence and skill set to be a force of change within your community—and beyond. With classes like the Leadership for Social Justice Seminar, taken by all first-year students, you will develop the communication and critical-thinking skills necessary to create a better, more compelling life for yourself so you can live out your education in active, meaningful ways. 

Mount Mary’s focus on teaching students to think creatively enhances your leadership ability and leads to greater success in the workplace. When you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and open mind to imagine and experiment with innovative ideas that push your organizations—and yourself—to the top of your field.

Interactive learning
From independent research projects to service learning to internships, Mount Mary offers plenty of opportunities to engage with your education.  

Campus life
With more than 30 clubs and organizations and numerous events and programs like the international fashion show, the Multicultural Fair, and Fall Festival, there’s never a lack of something to do at Mount Mary. The surrounding neighborhood is full of engaging things too. The Wauwatosa community offers parks, coffeehouses, Mayfair Mall, and plenty of local shops and restaurants. And if you’d like to venture downtown, Milwaukee offers museums, public markets, Lake Michigan shoreline, baseball games at Miller Park, and much more. 

International student admission
We recommend that you start the admission process at least six months in advance of the semester in which you want to enroll. Our dedicated staff can help you complete the admission process and answer any of your questions. Learn more online at or call +1-414-930-3024.


With a population of approximately 600,000, Milwaukee is the culturally diverse center of Wisconsin. Milwaukee provides something new to explore every week, including performing arts (ballet, opera, theater), the Milwaukee Art Gallery Night, concerts, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Along with entertainment, Milwaukee is filled with internship and employment opportunities for Mount Mary students and alumnae.


Type of School: Four-year, accredited, nonprofit private university for women founded in 1913 and sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame

Size of Campus: 80 acres

Number of Students: 1,315 total students; 815 undergraduate and 500 graduate  

Number of Faculty: 10:1 student-faculty ratio

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: More than 30 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs

Geographic Diversity: Mount Mary has been an educational destination for students from countries around the world, including Mexico, Venezuela, Micronesia, Thailand, Puerto Rico, Canada, Burkina Faso, India, the Philippines, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Burma, Albania, Kenya, and more.

International Student Services: Student Success Center, Shalom Club, Justice on the Rise, International Club

International Student Budget:
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (per semester) . .
Graduate Tuition (per credit) . . . . . . . . . . .$ 
Room/Board/Meal Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 3,830–$4,600
Estimated Books and Supplies . . . . . . . . . .
Travel is not included. Numbers based on 2017–2018 costs.
More information is available at

Financial Aid: Mount Mary University awards full-time undergraduate international students with an academic scholarship based on the cumulative grade point average (GPA) upon acceptance to the University. Scholarship awards extend up to $15,000 per year.

Test Score Requirements: Students enrolling directly from high school are required to submit standardized test scores as part of the application process. Mount Mary accepts both ACT and SAT scores. Students from non-English-speaking countries are also required to provide proof of English-language proficiency via TOEFL, IELTS, WESLI, or ELS. 

Application Deadlines and Fees: Rolling admission