Mount St. Mary’s University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Emmitsburg, MD

$43,650

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 2,560, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 80%. The university offers 42 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 63%, and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Tuition and fees for students are $43,650.

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.

80% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 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

75% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

63% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. 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.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-25

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 961-1185

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

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

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3k

Students enrolled

61%

Online student enrollment

14:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

58%

Black

18%

Hispanic

13%

Two or more races

5%

Asian

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Unknown

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Female student population

49%

Socio-economic diversity

25% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

71%

State Grant Aid

21%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

25%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $2,394
State Grant Aid $5,180
Institution Grant Aid $27,076
Pell Grant Aid $4,782

Financial Outlook

$26k

Average student debt after graduation

$42k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.