Mount St. Mary College

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2014 Quick Stats
330 Powell Avenue

Newburgh, NY 12550

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Phone: (845) 561-0800
2013-2014 Tuition
$26,250
tuition and fees
Students
2,286
enrolled
28%
male /
72%
female
Admissions
Aug. 15
application deadline
81.1%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#111 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Summary

Mount St. Mary College is a private institution that was founded in 1959. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,286, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 86 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Mount St. Mary College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 111. Its tuition and fees are $26,250 (2013-14).

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

As reflected in its motto 'Doce Me Veritatem' (Teach Me the Truth), Mount Saint Mary College is an independent, coeducational institution committed to providing students with a liberal arts education to prepare them for lives of leadership and service. Through a variety of majors and professional programs, students are prepared for career entry or graduate and professional studies. Consistent with Judeo-Christian values and the Dominican tradition of education that values the inherent worth of the individual, the mission of Mount Saint Mary College is to create an environment that fosters close student-faculty interaction that enables students to reach their full potential as lifelong learners. The college offers undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science, and graduate programs leading to the Master of Science in Education, Master of Science in Nursing, and Master in Business Administration. An accelerated evening program is offered for non-traditional and adult students. The Mount Saint Mary College campus in Newburgh, New York is situated on 60 acres of rolling green hills that overlook the western banks of the Hudson River. On campus, The Mount's history co-exists graciously with the present in its beautiful campus buildings, which range from a stately 19th century home and carriage house to a sleek modern technology center and our new or renovated residence halls. The Mounts proximity to New York City provides our students with many opportunities to take prestigious co-op and internship positions with New York City businesses, media organizations, government offices, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, and schools, as well as local organizations. The Mount offers students opportunities to study abroad in Australia, England, Ireland, Italy, and Spain. Our students cite the close student-faculty interaction; the range of clubs, organizations, and on-campus student life; the opportunities for internships and study abroad; and the community service programs, both local and national, that the college provides as reasons why they value the college experience at Mount Saint Mary College.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1959
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $6,188,061

Applying

When applying to Mount St. Mary College, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Mount St. Mary College is $45. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 81.1 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 81.1%
Application deadline August 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Mount St. Mary College is 14:1, and the school has 49.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Mount St. Mary College include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; History; Psychology; and Public Administration and Social Service Professions. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 41%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 20%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 19%
History 12%
Psychology 11%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 6%

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Student Life

Mount St. Mary College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,286, with a gender distribution of 28.3 percent male students and 71.7 percent female students. At this school, 44 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 56 percent of students live off campus. Mount St. Mary College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,581
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

Mount St. Mary College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Mount St. Mary 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 St. Mary College, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Mount St. Mary College.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Mount St. Mary College, 80.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $11,839.

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Tuition and fees $26,250 (2013-14)
Room and board $13,290 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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