Overview

Applicants
5,462
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average HS GPA
3.46

GPA Breakdown

38%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
17.5 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — December 1

Regular — March 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
209
with Terminal Degree
135

125
Men
84
Women
20
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
58%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years
64%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Information Resources Management.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Family and Community Services.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Research and Experimental Psychology, Other.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Theology/Theological Studies.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Ken Aymong
Supervising Producer, Saturday Night Live (SNL)

Karen Dahut
Exec Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

John D. Idol
Chairman and CEO, Michael Kors, New York

Dr. William Magee
Founder, Operation Smile

Michael Rice
Owner, UTZ Snacks

Heath Tarbert
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Markets and Investment Policy

Tamika Tremaglio
Greater Washington Managing Principal, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
58%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years
64%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1
Notification Date
Jan 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$28,027

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$26,343

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,129

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
73%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$40,355

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$26,812

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$41,170
Required Fees
$1,375
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,300

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,300

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,330
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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)

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,889
Foreign Countries Represented
12

Demographics

3.02%
Asian
15.95%
African-American
12.12%
Hispanic
61.02%
Caucasian
1.15%
Unknown

51% female
49% male
42% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
77%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Rural

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Extended test time
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
93
Number of Honor Societies
15

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
9

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

21% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Mountaineers)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Mountaineers)
13 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Rugby
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Health
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: McDaniel College

Sustainability

78/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Eric Danielson
Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Phone
301-447-5214

Email
admissions@msmary.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
McGowan Student Center - Patriot Hall
Knott Athletic Recreation Convocation Complex
Knott Academic Center
Phillips Library
National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Seton Shrine - Emmitsburg, MD
Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, PA
Ski Liberty-Carroll Valley, PA
Cunningham Falls State Park, Thurmont, MD
Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont, MD

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@msmary.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
H.S. Seniors

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest airport is the Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)

Driving Instructions to Campus
The Mount St. Mary's University campus is located directly on US Route 15 (a major highway going north and south). Route 15 intersects the Pennsylvania Turnpike I-76 south of Harrisburg, PA, and I-70 and I-270 in Frederick, MD. Maryland State Route 140 intersects US Route 15 just 2 miles north of campus.

Local Accommodations
Please call the Mount St. Mary's University, Office of Admissions for detailed information about local lodging. (800-448-4347).


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