1,817
Students
Financial aid thermometer
29,515
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
64
64%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Rural
Setting
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Overview

Mount St. Mary's University is a Comprehensive institution located in Emmitsburg, MD, in a rural setting.

Location & Contact

Address 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD  21727
United States
Contact Mr. Eric M. Danielson
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@msmary.edu
Phone: 301-447-5505
Fax: 301-447-5818

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Information Resources Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Systems Security Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Financial Forensics And Fraud Investigation Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,130
Applied
3,937
Accepted
1,817
Enrolled
64%
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Female Admissions

3,726
Females Applied
2,381
Females Accepted
64%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,404
Males Applied
1,556
Males Accepted
65%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.34
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
One recommendation
Recommended Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 3
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen March 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan December 1st December 25th
Transfer June 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 550 500 600
SAT Math 530 470 590
ACT Composite 21 19 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

39,975
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Fees

1,375
Full-time student fees
13,075
Room & board
6,650
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

29,515
Avg. Financial Aid Package
32,667
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
30,128
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,723
Avg. Loan Aid
18,997
Avg. Grant Aid
24,811
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
74%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
23%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,817
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
43%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.76%
Black or African American 16.92%
White or Caucasian 62.8%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5%
Asian 2.86%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.22%
Two or more races 4.09%
Other 1.18%

Gender

Male (47.83%)
Female (52.17%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 80%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Christmas Dance and Family Fest

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Mount Students for Life, CRUX - Outdoor Adventures, Campus Ministry Student Organization, FOCUS and Mount Chorale

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling No No No
Cheerleading No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling No Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Field Hockey Checkmark Checkmark No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No Division 1 Checkmark
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball No Checkmark No

Faculty

208
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 129
Part-time - 79
Male - 120
Female - 88