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Colleges / Mount St. Joseph University

About Mount

Mount St. Joseph University is a private, religious school in an suburban setting in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mount was founded in 1920 and now enrolls around 2,031 students a year, including 1,473 undergrads.

Mount offers housing for up to 493 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of Mount's endowment was $58.801 million There are 11 Mount undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 Mount Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 60%
Average GPA 3.5
Mean ACT score 23
Tuition $31,100

2022 Mount Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at Mount

Mount St. Joseph University does not offer early decision or early action.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for Mount St. Joseph University

It is slightly difficult to get into Mount. Around 60% of applicants get into Mount each year. In 2021, 1,105 out of 1,832 total applicants were accepted.

Mount Waitlist 2021

Mount reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Mount St. Joseph University?

Mount is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Mount, applicants must submit the following items.

Mount Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Transcript of High School Record

Mount Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.5 /4.0. The mean ACT score for Mount students is 23.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Mount.

Is Mount Test Optional?

Mount does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 25% submitted the SAT. 93% submitted the ACT.

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Does Mount Have Student Housing?

Yes! Mount provides on-campus housing for up to 493 students.

Mount students are active in the school's Black Student Union, Campus Activities Board and Student Government Association. Bingo, Homecoming Tailgate, and and Mount Madness are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Mount.

Financial Aid at Mount

Mount meets 77% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Mount full-time are awarded $24,612 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Mount a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mount

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Mount, around 72% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 274 students who started at Mount as first-time freshman, 109 graduate within four years.

Around 61% of students who started at Mount earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Based on this information, how does Mount sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Mount a good school for you?

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Where is Mount St. Joseph University Located?

Mount is located in the suburban setting of Cincinnati, Ohio, less than an hour from Cincinnati and Ohio.

If you want to see Mount for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 71/75Interstate 75/71/74 to Cincinnati, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (CVG).

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Mount and Cincinnati are like without leaving home.

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College Info

5701 Delhi Road Cincinnati, OH 45233-1670

Campus Setting: Suburban

Mount Application Deadline

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Mount is Continuous processing.

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Mount is 23. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Mount. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

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Wondering what life at Mount is like? There are approximately 2,031 students enrolled at Mount, including 1,473 undergraduate students and 558 graduate students. 68% percent of students attend school full-time, 82% percent are from OH and 18% percent of students are from other states.


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