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Mount Saint Mary College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Mount Saint Mary College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Mount Saint Mary College Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Mount Saint Mary College was awarded 7 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, Mount Saint Mary is ranked #658 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Mount Saint Mary held the #684 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 132 colleges in New York, Mount Saint Mary is ranked at #73.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Mount Saint Mary?

Acceptance Rate

Mount Saint Mary College has an acceptance rate of 93%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for Mount Saint Mary.

Average Test Scores

About 89% of students accepted to Mount Saint Mary submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 590. Math scores were between 500 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Mount Saint Mary College  ( 500 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Mount Saint Mary College  ( 500 to 570 )
Mount Saint Mary received ACT scores from 32% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Mount Saint Mary College  ( 19 to 24 )

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Mount Saint Mary College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Mount Saint Mary College, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Mount Saint Mary College is 35%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  35 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mount Saint Mary College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 78% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Mount Saint Mary College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Mount Saint Mary for first-time, full-time students is 46%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  46 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at Mount Saint Mary

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,036 undergraduates at Mount Saint Mary with 1,737 being full-time and 299 being part-time.

Mount Saint Mary Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Mount Saint Mary is 25.71 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  25.71 out of 100
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How Much Does Mount Saint Mary College Cost?

The overall average net price of Mount Saint Mary is $24,301. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Mount Saint Mary

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,938 $17,299 $23,825 $26,609 $27,996

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Mount Saint Mary, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Mount Saint Mary, approximately 80% of students took out student loans averaging $7,826 a year. That adds up to $31,304 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mount Saint Mary is 3.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Mount Saint Mary Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Mount Saint Mary with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $51,600 in their early years. This is good news for future Mount Saint Mary graduates since it is 26% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Mount Saint Mary College make the most money.

Location of Mount Saint Mary College

Located in Newburgh, New York, Mount Saint Mary College is a private not-for-profit institution. Mount Saint Mary is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Location of Mount Saint Mary College

Contact details for Mount Saint Mary are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: 845-561-0800

Mount Saint Mary College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 21 majors graduated from Mount Saint Mary College. Of these students, 478 received undergraduate degrees and 119 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 155 $78,900
Business Administration & Management 63 $34,800
General Psychology 47 $30,700
Accounting 32 NA
General Biology 23 NA
Human Services 23 $30,700
History 20 $29,400
Computer Information Systems 20 NA
Interdisciplinary Studies 19 NA
General English Literature 16 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Mount Saint Mary College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Mount Saint Mary

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 182 students took at least one online class at Mount Saint Mary College. This is a decrease from the 196 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 182 18
2016-2017 196 20
2015-2016 188 20
2014-2015 135 2
2013-2014 114 23

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