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Colleges / Mount St. Mary's University

Mount St. Mary's Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Mount St. Mary's, the regular decision application deadline is March 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

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

Mount St. Mary's Admissions Stats at a Glance

Mount St. Mary's 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Waitlist Yes

Applying Early to Mount St. Mary's?

Mount St. Mary's University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is December 1, which is coming up fast! Mount St. Mary's will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 25.

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 Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Mount St. Mary's?

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 80% of all applicants, around 5,263 of the 6,542 students who applied.

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.

What's Most Important to Get In to Mount St. Mary's?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. 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're strong.

Admissions Factors at Mount St. Mary's

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Mount St. Mary's Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Mount St. Mary's must submit the following items. Double check 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
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.03
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Mount St. Mary's?

Students admitted to Mount St. Mary's have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Mount St. Mary's University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 14%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 16%
2.50 and 2.9 13%
2.00 and 2.49 4%

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.

What's a Good SAT Score for Mount St. Mary's?

To be competitive with other Mount St. Mary's applicants, you should strive to earn between 980 and 1195 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Mount St. Mary's 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1195 and 25% of scored lower than 980, 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 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 488 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Mount St. Mary's students scored 605 or higher, and 75% scored a 488 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Mount St. Mary's?

To be most competitive at Mount St. Mary's, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Mount St. Mary's's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Mount St. Mary's students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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Transferring to Mount St. Mary's University

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

Mount St. Mary's Admissions FAQs

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
  • ACE recommendations for 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 it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below 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's acceptance rate is 80%.

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Mount St. Mary's Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

80%

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 80%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

19 to 25

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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Mount St. Mary's SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

980 - 1195

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Math SAT Range

473 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

488 - 605

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Mount St. Mary's GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.43

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Mount St. Mary's, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.43. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,560

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

80%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$44,750

Out-of-State

$44,750

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 1
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