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Colleges / Mount St. Joseph University

Mount Admissions

If you want to apply to Mount, the application fee costs $25.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Mount Admissions Stats at a Glance

Mount 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 11%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 25%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 93%
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Applying Early to Mount?

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

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Mount St. Joseph University

It is slightly difficult to get into Mount. Mount evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Mount accepted 60% of students, around 1,105 of the 1,832 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Mount, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What Does Mount Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Mount

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Important

Mount Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Mount must submit the following items. Double check with Mount's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Mount?

Students admitted to Mount have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 72% submitted a class rank. At Mount 11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 33% were in the top 25% and 72% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Mount St. Joseph University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 72%
3.75 and 3.99 13.62%
3.50 and 3.74 17.28%
3.25 and 3.49 14.62%
3.00 and 3.24 14.29%
2.50 and 2.9 14.62%
2.00 and 2.49 5.32%

Mount considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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.

In 2021, 25% of Mount's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 93% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Mount?

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What's a Good ACT Score for Mount?

To be most competitive at Mount, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Mount's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Mount students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

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Transferring to Mount St. Joseph University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Mount. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Mount during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Mount Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Mount?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Mount.

Does Mount accept transfer credits?

Mount accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Mount accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • Life Long Learning Credit
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Mount accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Mount accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Mount?

Mount is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Mount's acceptance rate?

Mount's acceptance rate is 60%.

Want To Learn More About Mount?

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Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

60%

How hard is it to get into Mount? Mount is a less selective institution. The Mount acceptance rate is 60%. This means that the institution accepts 60 out of every 100 applicants.

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Mount Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Mount is Continuous processing.

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Mount ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

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18 to 24

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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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.

Mount SAT Scores

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Mount GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.5

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Mount, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,031

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

60%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$32,250

Out-of-State

$32,250

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Application Deadline

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