College of Mount St. Vincent

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6301 Riverdale Avenue

Riverdale, NY 10471

Phone: (718) 405-3200
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#116 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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College of Mount St. Vincent is a private institution that was founded in 1847. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,691, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 70 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. College of Mount St. Vincent's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 116. Its tuition and fees are $30,290 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. It combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and selected professional fields of study, including accounting, business administration, education, and nursing. Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students. Mount Saint Vincent is located on a pastoral campus in New York City, with easy access to all the educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities that the City affords.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1847
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $8,639,273


When applying to College of Mount St. Vincent, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 15. The application fee at College of Mount St. Vincent is $35. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 91.7 percent and an early acceptance rate of 94.5 percent.

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Selectivity least selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 91.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at College of Mount St. Vincent is 13:1, and the school has 53.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at College of Mount St. Vincent include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies; Speech Communication and Rhetoric; Business/Commerce, General; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 41%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 39%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 12%
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 12%
Business/Commerce, General 9%
Psychology, General 8%

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Student Life

College of Mount St. Vincent has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,691, with a gender distribution of 27.6 percent male students and 72.4 percent female students. At this school, 43 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 57 percent of students live off campus. College of Mount St. Vincent is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,925
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

College of Mount St. Vincent offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. College of Mount St. Vincent also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at College of Mount St. Vincent, 40 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at College of Mount St. Vincent.

Students who have cars on campus 40%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At College of Mount St. Vincent, 94.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,495.

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Tuition and fees $30,290 (2013-14)
Room and board $12,060 (2013-14)
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