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Colleges / Mount St. Mary's University

Mount St. Mary's University

Emmitsburg, MD 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate82%
Acceptance Rate82%

About Mount St. Mary's

Mount St. Mary's University Overview

Mount St. Mary's University is a private, religious school in the rural setting of Emmitsburg, Maryland. Mount St. Mary's was founded in 1808 and now enrolls around 2,570 students a year, including 2,055 undergrad students. Mount St. Mary's offers housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is March 1.

Student Involvement at Mount St. Mary's

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Mount St. Mary's's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Mount St. Mary's students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Mount St. Mary's, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Mount St. Mary's has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Mount St. Mary's on the Student Life page.

2022 Mount St. Mary's Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 15%
Tuition $44,330
Percent of Need Met 76.7%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $35,451

Is Mount St. Mary's a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer look at what Mount St. Mary's offers and if it seems like a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Mount St. Mary's University

Mount St. Mary's is moderately difficult to get into. Around 82% of applicants get into Mount St. Mary's each year. Last year, 4,620 students applied to Mount St. Mary's and 3,777 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mount St. Mary's

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 77% of students who start at Mount St. Mary's return the next year. 62% of Mount St. Mary's undergrads graduate 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 Outlook Mount St. Mary's Graduates

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

Check with Mount St. Mary's directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Mount St. Mary's

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Mount St. Mary's meets 76.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $35,451 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $37,943 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served 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! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Mount St. Mary's.

Based on this information, does Mount St. Mary's seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Mount St. Mary's a good school for you?

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Where is Mount St. Mary's University Located?

Mount St. Mary's is located in the rural setting of Emmitsburg, Maryland, less than an hour from Baltimore and Washington and DC.

If you would like to see Mount St. Mary's for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Route 15 to Emmitsburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Mount St. Mary's and Emmitsburg are like without leaving home.

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College Info

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road Emmitsburg, MD 21727-7799

Campus Setting: Rural

Mount St. Mary's Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Mount St. Mary's is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Mount St. Mary's is Jun 1.

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

Mount St. Mary's ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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26 and Above


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Mount St. Mary's SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1043 - 1228


Math SAT Range

510 - 600


Reading SAT Range

520 - 630

Mount St. Mary's Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Mount St. Mary's is like? There are approximately 2,570 students enrolled at Mount St. Mary's, including 2,055 undergraduate students and 515 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 56% percent are from MD and 44% percent of students are from other states.


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