If you are considering submitting an application to Mount St. Mary's, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is March 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
The following is an overiew of some of Mount St. Mary's's admissions stats.
|Mount St. Mary's 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||15%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||3%|
These are the application deadlines for Mount St. Mary's University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||December 1||December 25|
|Regular Decision||Yes||March 1||––|
Mount St. Mary's does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Mount St. Mary's will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 25.
Mount St. Mary's is a moderately difficult school to get into. Mount St. Mary's evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Mount St. Mary's accepted 82% of students, about 3,777 from the 4,620 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Mount St. Mary's, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Mount St. Mary's has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines 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 choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.
Wondering what factors are considered by Mount St. Mary's during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Make sure to check with Mount St. Mary's for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Mount St. Mary's, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Mount St. Mary's's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.03|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Mount St. Mary's have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Mount St. Mary's considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Mount St. Mary's is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 15% of Mount St. Mary's's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Mount St. Mary's applicants, you should aim to score between 1043 and 1228 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Mount St. Mary's 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1228 and 25% of scored lower than 1043, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Mount St. Mary's students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Mount St. Mary's students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.
To be most competitive at Mount St. Mary's, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Mount St. Mary's's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Mount St. Mary's students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Mount St. Mary's.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Mount St. Mary's during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Mount St. Mary's?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Mount St. Mary's.
Does Mount St. Mary's accept transfer credits?
✅ Mount St. Mary's accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Mount St. Mary's accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit
Does Mount St. Mary's accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Mount St. Mary's accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Mount St. Mary's?
❌ No, Mount St. Mary's is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to send your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Mount St. Mary's's acceptance rate?
✅ Mount St. Mary's has an acceptance rate of 82%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Mount St. Mary's?
❌ Mount St. Mary's does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Mount St. Mary's? Mount St. Mary's is a somewhat selective institution. The Mount St. Mary's acceptance rate is 82%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Mount St. Mary's, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.36. 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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