Mount Aloysius College

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7373 Admiral Peary Highway

Cresson, PA 16630

Phone: (814) 886-4131
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#39 Overall Score: 26 out of 100. Regional Colleges (North)

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Mount Aloysius College is a private institution that was founded in 1853. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,706, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 165 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Mount Aloysius College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 39. Its tuition and fees are $20,268 (2013-14).

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

The Mission of Mount Aloysius College is to respond to individual and community needs with quality programs of education in the tradition of the Religious Sisters of Mercy. Each student will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and to develop values, attitudes, and competencies necessary for lifelong learning within an environment, which reflects a liberal arts orientation and a Catholic, Judeo-Christian heritage.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1853
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic (Sisters of Mercy)
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $20,012,935


When applying to Mount Aloysius College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Mount Aloysius College is $30. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 68.8 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 68.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Mount Aloysius College is 13:1, and the school has 65.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Mount Aloysius College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 25%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 20%
Health Professions and Related Programs 20%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12%
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 9%

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Student Life

Mount Aloysius College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,706, with a gender distribution of 28.1 percent male students and 71.9 percent female students. At this school, 33 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 67 percent of students live off campus. Mount Aloysius College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,768
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Mount Aloysius College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, and health service. Mount Aloysius College 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 Mount Aloysius College, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Mount Aloysius College.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Mount Aloysius College, 96.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,300.

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Tuition and fees $20,268 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,830 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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