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Mount Mary University offers an affordable education that emphasizes leadership, social justice and study abroad opportunities so you can graduate prepared to make an impact on your community.

Creativity is a part of who we are at Mount Mary University. A big part.

Students, faculty and staff form a close-knit community where everyone is eager to collaborate and innovate by taking risks with new ideas, working together through complexities, finding solutions to problems and keeping an open mind about what's to come in the future. This cooperative and inventive environment will help you strengthen your critical thinking and leadership skills, and position you as a leader at the forefront of a competitive marketplace.

At Mount Mary, you can choose from more than 30 undergraduate programs and nine graduate programs. Mount Mary's focus on teaching students to think creatively enhances your leadership ability and creates greater success in the workplace. When you graduate, you'll have the confidence and open mind to imagine and experiment with innovative ideas that push your organizations and yourself-to the top of your field.

Nearly 20 percent of Mount Mary students study abroad for a summer, a semester, a year or over a break. You can travel to places such as Nicaragua, Italy, Paris, Spain, Nova Scotia, Japan and more. We'll even work with you to make sure your international travels add to your program of study in as many ways as possible without delaying your graduation plans.

100% of full-time, first-year students receive an academic scholarship each year! Mount Mary offers numerous scholarships and financial aid opportunities to help you afford your education including the Caroline Scholarship, Grace Scholarship, Legacy Award, student employment and discipline-specific assistance.

Year Founded: 1913
School Type: Private
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Campus Environment: Welcoming and Supportive
Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission
Undergraduate Enrollment: 920
Graduate Enrollment: 555
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1

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Undergraduate applications for first-year, transfer and international students are accepted on a rolling basis. All applicants must submit the online application (no fee to apply), official high school transcripts, official college transcripts (if applicable), and ACT or SAT scores (for students entering directly from high school). Learn more about the admission process at http://mtmary.edu/admissions/firstyear.

International student requirements are available online at www.mtmary.edu/international.

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis.

For information on graduate program admissions procedures, requirements and deadlines, visit www.mtmary.edu/graduate.

Overview

Applicants
638
Acceptance Rate
35%
Average HS GPA
3.08

GPA Breakdown

13%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
-
ACT Composite
17 - 22

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

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Academic Programs

At Mount Mary University, you can choose from more than 30 undergraduate majors, including art therapy, dietetics, education, fashion merchandise management, interior design, occupational therapy and social work.

Students in all majors can participate in a study abroad experience that can fit into even the busiest student’s schedule. Trips are offered in three formats: for a semester, a summer or during a school break. Mount Mary makes every effort to match a student's study abroad experience with her major and interests while incorporating social justice learning opportunities. Nearly 20% of all Mount Mary students study abroad before they graduate and study abroad scholarships make this a possibility.

The on-campus Student Success Center offers academic support and career planning assistance.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Degrees Offered
Mount Mary University awards the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, and a Professional Doctorate of Art Therapy.

Majors Offered
The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and 9 graduate programs.

Bachelor's Degree Majors
Accounting
Art
Art Therapy
Behavioral Science (anthropology, sociology, psychology)
Biology
Business Administration
Business/Professional Communication
Chemistry
Communication
Dietetics
English
Education
Literature
Writing for New Media
Education (Available in multiple disciplines leading to certifications for all grade levels)
Entrepreneurship
Fashion
Design
Merchandise Management
Graphic Design
Health Sciences
History
Interior Design
Interior Merchandising
International Studies
Justice
• Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Marketing
Occupational Therapy
Philosophy
Pre-Professional Programs
Pre-Chiropractic Medicine
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Pre-Osteopathic Medicine
Pre-Nursing
Pre-Law
Pre-Optometry
Psychology/Behavioral Science
Public Relations
Radiologic Technology
Social Work
Spanish
Student Designed
Theology

Teacher Education
Early Childhood/Middle Childhood (Grades Pre-K to 6)
Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence (Grades 1 to 8)
Early Adolescence/Adolescence (Grades 6 to 12)
Biology
Broad field Language Arts
Broad field Science
Broad field Social Studies
Chemistry
English
History
Mathematics
Early Childhood/Adolescence (Grades Pre-K to 12)
Art
Spanish

Graduate Majors
Master of Arts in Education
Master of Arts in English
Professional and New Media Writing
Creative Writing
Master of Business Administration
General Management
Health Systems Leadership
Master of Science in Dietetics
Master of Science in Art Therapy
Master of Science in Counseling
Clinical Mental Health
Clinical Rehabilitation
School

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Professional Doctorate of Art Therapy
Post-Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
200
with Terminal Degree
97

157
Women
43
Men

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
53%
Graduate in 5 years
85%
Graduate in 6 years
49%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Karen Davidson
Harley-Davidson Motor Company Creative Director

Kathy Hust
U.S. Cellular Vice-President

Mary Finger
Seton Hall University President

Donna Ricco
Owner and Fashion Designer

Patrice Henderson-Glad
Target Sourcing Director, Hong Kong

Safia Chaudry Awan
Vice President SOS Children's Villages of Pakistan

Cynthia LaConte
CEO and President, The F. Dohmen Co.

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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Undergraduate tuition for the 2015-16 academic year is $26,230 for full-time undergraduate students. Meal plans, room and board for the 2015-16 range from $3,685 to $4,420. Additional general fees and academic fees for the 2015-16 academic year may apply, depending on the academic area of study. New students also are required to pay a non-refundable tuition deposit of $50. To determine the total net cost of attendance at Mount Mary University, use the College's Net Price Calculator online at www.mtmary.edu/calculator.

Graduate tuition for 2015-16 varies depending on program and credits taken. Check the Mount Mary College Financial Aid web pages at www.mtmary.edu/financialaid for details.

Financial Aid

Mount Mary University is committed to student success and provides the tools and experiences needed to transform students' lives. This commitment means the University provides 100% of all full-time, first-year students scholarships that can cover the full costs of tuition. The University also provides all full-time transfer students with scholarships up to $11,000 per year or reduced tuition.

The University also helps students navigate financial aid opportunities such as scholarships, loans and grants to help make a Mount Mary education affordable.

Students can fill out Mount Mary's Net Price Calculator online at mtmary.edu/calculator to see what scholarships and financial aid they may qualify for at Mount Mary. Other scholarship information, including applications and deadlines, is available at mtmary.edu/scholarships.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,955

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,512

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,335

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,759

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
89%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$19,635

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

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From The School

With more than 30 clubs and organizations and numerous events and programs like Waffle Wednesdays, karaoke, the international fashion show, the multicultural fair, spring formal and fall festival, there’s never a lack of something to do at Mount Mary. The surrounding neighborhood is full of engaging things, too. The Wauwatosa community offers parks, coffeehouses, Mayfair Mall and plenty of local shops and restaurants. And, if you'd like to venture downtown, Milwaukee offers museums, public markets, Lake Michigan shoreline, baseball games at Miller Park and much more.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
860
Out of State
6%

International
0%
Foreign Countries Represented
16

Demographics

6.56%
Asian
21.08%
African-American
12.88%
Hispanic
54.80%
Caucasian

99% female
1% male
6% are out of state
79% are full time
21% are part time

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Location

Mount Mary University is located in the Milwaukee metropolitan area, on a beautiful, 80-acre park-like campus in a residential area.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Many students live in Caroline Hall during their first year at Mount Mary University. Several different room options are available, including single rooms with a private bathroom. Most rooms also offer spacious walk-in closets.

Mount Mary University offers four dining options on campus, including a traditional dining hall, coffee shops and a grill.

Other notable facilities on campus include the Haggerty Library, Barnes and Noble campus bookstore and the Bloechl Center gymnasium and fitness center. An on-campus childcare center is also available.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Mount Mary University is close to an assortment of restaurants, shopping centers and other entertainment. Downtown Milwaukee and lakefront are within about a 15-minute drive.

Student Organizations & Activities

With more than 30 clubs and organizations and numerous events and programs like Waffle Wednesdays, karaoke, the international fashion show, the multicultural fair, spring formal and fall festival, there’s never a lack of something to do at Mount Mary. The surrounding neighborhood is full of engaging things, too. The Wauwatosa community offers parks, coffeehouses, Mayfair Mall and plenty of local shops and restaurants. And, if you'd like to venture downtown, Milwaukee offers museums, public markets, Lake Michigan shoreline, baseball games at Miller Park and much more.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
24%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
53%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
74

Housing Options

Dorms Female

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
25
Number of Honor Societies
15

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports ()
0 Sports

Women's Sports (Blue Angels)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Marquette University

Sustainability

Green Rating
64

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mary Ellen Strieter
Receptionist/Admission

Address
Admission Office
2900 North Menomonee River Parkway
Milwaukee, WI 53222-4597

Phone
800-321-6265

Email
mmu-admiss@mtmary.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Cyber Cafe
Gerhardinger Science and Technology Center
Haggerty Library
Notre Dame Hall
Bloechl Recreation Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Lake Michigan
Mayfair Shopping Mall
Milwaukee Art Museum
Miller Park/ Milwaukee Brewers Stadium
Pettit National Ice Center

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 30 min.

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee is about 30 minutes from campus. Van and limousine services and rental cars are available for a trip from the airport to campus. Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses are available in downtown Milwaukee. Taxis and city buses can also provide transportation to campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the Northwest: Take Hwy. 41/45 South to Burleigh Street Exit. Turn east on Burleigh. Turn right on Menomonee River Parkway. Mount Mary will be on your left. Turn first left onto one way drive. Follow the drive up to the building with the Bell Tower (Notre Dame Hall). Visitor parking is available directly in front of this building. From the Northeast: Take Interstate 43 South, Exit onto 94 West (Madison). Then Exit Hwy. 45 North to Burleigh Street Exit. Turn east on Burleigh. Turn right on Menomonee River Parkway. Mount Mary will be on your left. Turn first left onto one way drive. Follow the drive up to the building with the Bell Tower (Notre Dame Hall). Visitor parking is available directly in front of this building. From the Southwest, Take Hwy. 43 East to Hwy. 45 North to Burleigh Street Exit. Turn east on Burleigh. Turn right on Menomonee River Parkway. Mount Mary will be on your left. Turn first left onto one way drive. Follow the drive up to the building with the Bell Tower (Notre Dame Hall). Visitor parking is available directly in front of this building. From the Southeast: Take Interstate 94 North, Exit onto 894 (Madison). Exit Hwy. 45 North to Burleigh Street Exit. Turn east on Burleigh. Turn right on Menomonee River Parkway. Mount Mary will be on your left. Turn first left onto one way drive. Follow the drive up to the building with the Bell Tower (Notre Dame Hall). Visitor parking is available directly in front of this building. From the East: Take Interstate 94 West to Hwy. 45 North. Exit on Burleigh St. Turn east on Burleigh. Turn right on Menomonee River Parkway. Mount Mary will be on your left. Turn first left onto one way drive. Follow the drive up to the building with the Bell Tower (Notre Dame Hall). Visitor parking is available directly in front of this building. From the West: Take Interstate 94 East to Hwy. 45 North. Exit on Burleigh St. Turn east on Burleigh. Turn right on Menomonee River Parkway. Mount Mary will be on your left. Turn first left onto one way drive. Follow the drive up to the building with the Bell Tower (Notre Dame Hall). Visitor parking is available directly in front of this building.

Local Accommodations
Close to the college (in the Mayfair Mall shopping district) is the Radisson Hotel Mayfair (2303 North Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa; 414-257-3400); Holiday Inn Express-Mayfair (11111 West North Avenue, Wauwatosa; 414-778-0333); Best Western Midway Hotel (251 North Mayfair Road, Milwaukee; 414-774-3600); Westwood Hotel and Suites (201 North Mayfair Road, Milwaukee; 414-771-4400). When making reservations, identify yourself as a Mount Mary College visitor and ask for the Mount Mary preferred rate. Your credit card number must be given with the reservation.
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Key Stats

638
Applicants
860
Size
35%
Acceptance Rate

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