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Mount Mary University is a private institution that was founded in 1913. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,054, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 80 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Mount Mary University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 106. Its tuition and fees are $25,098 (2013-14).
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Mount Mary University believes that its highest purpose is to educate women who will make this a better world. The students know that the individualized attention and personal support they receive will better prepare them for the responsibilities they will face in life. Known for academic excellence, Mount Mary attracts and retains faculty members who are committed to teaching, and to developing within their students the capacity to achieve their personal best. An intentional emphasis is also placed on the development of leadership skills. Students leave Mount Mary knowing what they can do in the world and for the world.
|School type||private, women's college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Mount Mary University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 48.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||48.8%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Mount Mary University is 12:1, and the school has 85.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Mount Mary University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Visual and Performing Arts; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Public Administration and Social Service Professions. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||17%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
Mount Mary University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,054, with a gender distribution of 1.6 percent male students and 98.4 percent female students. At this school, 16 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 84 percent of students live off campus. Mount Mary University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|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|
Campus Info & Services
Mount Mary University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, and health insurance. Mount Mary University 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 Mary University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Mount Mary University.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Mount Mary University, 91 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,825.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$25,098 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,738 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data