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Mount St. Mary's College is a private institution that was founded in 1925. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,273, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 49 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Mount St. Mary's College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 30. Its tuition and fees are $32,894 (2012-13).
Mount St. Mary’s College is a small, Catholic school in Los Angeles that offers a liberal arts curriculum. Undergraduates at Mount St. Mary’s College can choose from more than 35 academic majors and minors, and graduate students can pursue master’s degrees in several fields, including health. Incoming freshmen with good grades and a strong focus on what they want to study at Mount St. Mary’s may qualify for a program that helps them earn their degree in only three years. The Three-Year Degree Option, which works by utilizing summer classes and faster course pacing, can save students thousands of dollars in tuition.
The university, often referred to as simply The Mount, offers many opportunities for students to explore their spirituality through the Center of Campus Ministry. Students can also join about 70 organizations and participate in campus activities such as the Christmas and homecoming dances.
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Mount St. Mary's College offers a dynamic learning experience in the liberal arts and sciences to a diverse student body. As a Catholic college primarily for women, we are dedicated to providing superior education enhanced by an emphasis on building leadership skills and fostering a spirit to serve others. Our measure of success is graduates who are committed to using their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their environments, and the world.
|School type||private, women's college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Mount St. Mary's College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Mount St. Mary's College is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 67.9 percent and an early acceptance rate of 79.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||67.9%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Mount St. Mary's College is 13:1, and the school has 56.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Mount St. Mary's College include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Social Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81.5 percent.
Mount St. Mary's College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,273, with a gender distribution of 6.6 percent male students and 93.4 percent female students. At this school, 28.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 72.0 percent of students live off campus.
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|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
Campus Info & Services
Mount St. Mary's College offers a number of student services including women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Mount St. Mary's 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's College, 25 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Mount St. Mary's College.
|Students who have cars on campus||25%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Mount St. Mary's College, 91.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $18,177.
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||$32,894 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$10,530 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data