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Mount St. Mary’s University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Emmitsburg, MD

$43,250

Avg tuition

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About Mount St. Mary’s University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Roman Catholic  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Mount St. Mary’s University is a small private university located on a suburban campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,055, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 82%. The university offers 37 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 61%, and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Tuition and fees for students are $43,250.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

82% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

77% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

61% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Required

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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3k

Students enrolled

46%

Online student enrollment

14:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold

Demographics

White

56%

Black

18%

Hispanic

12%

Two or more races

5%

Non-U.S. Citizen

4%

Asian

3%

Unknown

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

49%

Socio-economic diversity

34% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

7

Total Online Enrollment

1,192

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

89% On-campus

11% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 25% online

Master's Check Bold 29% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $43,250 $43,250
Graduate $13,676 $13,676

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,300
On-campus room and board $13,960
On-campus other expenses $1,400
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $7,500
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,300
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,900

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $59,910 $59,910
Off-campus without family $54,350 $54,350
Off-campus with family $48,450 $48,450

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

75%

State Grant Aid

20%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

34%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,077
State Grant Aid $5,662
Institution Grant Aid $30,932
Pell Grant Aid $4,789

Financial Outlook

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

$42k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division I without football

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Other Sports
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming Diving
  • Tennis
  • Water Polo
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

2

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

3

Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

4

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

5

Education

BA

MA

DOC

6

English Language And Literature/Letters

BA

MA

DOC

7

Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

8

Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics

BA

MA

DOC

9

Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

10

Health Professions And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

11

History

BA

MA

DOC

12

History

BA

MA

DOC

13

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services

BA

MA

DOC

14

Mathematics And Statistics

BA

MA

DOC

15

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

BA

MA

DOC

16

Natural Resources And Conservation

BA

MA

DOC