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Mount St Mary's University

Mount St Mary’s University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Mount St Mary’s University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Mount St Mary’s University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Mount St Mary's University was awarded 139 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health and physical education.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, The Mount is ranked #737 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

The Mount is also ranked #19 out of 39 schools in Maryland.

See all of the rankings for Mount St Mary's University.

Is It Hard to Get Into The Mount?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Mount St Mary's University is 80%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that The Mount is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 4% of students accepted to The Mount submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 488 and 605. Math scores were between 473 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Mount St Mary's University  ( 488 to 605 )

SAT Math Scores for Mount St Mary's University  ( 473 to 580 )
The Mount received ACT scores from 1% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Mount St Mary's University  ( 19 to 25 )

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Mount St Mary’s University 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 St Mary's University, this ratio is 14 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

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Mount St Mary's University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mount St Mary’s University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Mount St Mary's University has a freshmen retention rate of 75%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at The Mount for first-time, full-time students is 58%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  58 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Mount St Mary’s University.

Mount St Mary’s University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,071 undergraduates at The Mount with 1,912 being full-time and 159 being part-time.

How Much Does Mount St Mary’s University Cost?

The overall average net price of The Mount is $27,954. 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 The Mount

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$24,652 $28,160 $25,090 $27,297 $29,802

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 The Mount, 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 The Mount, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $8,051 a year. That adds up to $32,204 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at The Mount is 6.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do The Mount Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from The Mount make around $52,600 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future The Mount graduates since it is 32% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Mount St Mary’s University make the most money.

Location of Mount St Mary’s University

Mount St Mary's University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The location of The Mount is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Contact details for The Mount are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-7799
Phone: 301-447-6122

Mount St Mary’s University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 41 majors graduated from Mount St Mary's University. Of these students, 434 received undergraduate degrees and 191 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
General Business/Commerce 84 $49,344
General Biology 32 $31,314
Communication & Media Studies 24 $44,835
Child Development & Psychology 24 $38,289
Criminology 24 $43,240
Teacher Education Grade Specific 22 $39,909
Accounting 22 $48,745
History 18 NA
Computer Information Systems 17 NA
Philosophy 15 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Mount St Mary's University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at The Mount

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 2019-2020, 1,559 students took at least one online class at Mount St Mary's University. This is an increase from the 288 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,559 136
2018-2019 288 45
2017-2018 226 31
2016-2017 125 26
2015-2016 96 19

Learn more about online learning at Mount St Mary’s University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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