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Mount St Mary's University

Emmitsburg, Maryland

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Mount St Mary's University overview
Location Emmitsburg, Maryland
Online msmary.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Mount St Mary's University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Mount St. Mary's University, located in Emmitsburg, Maryland, is a private, liberal arts, Catholic institution founded in 1808. Known for its scenic campus in the Catoctin Mountains and close proximity to major cities like Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the university offers a tranquil yet stimulating environment for its students. The campus architecture is a blend of historic and modern buildings, providing a rich backdrop for academic pursuits. With a moderate level of application selectivity, the university attracts students who perform well academically. Mount St. Mary's is recognized for its strong programs in business, criminal justice, and the health professions, among others, offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Residential life is supported with a range of housing options, encouraging students to live on campus throughout their studies. While the university participates in NCAA Division I athletics, it is particularly noted for its men's and women's basketball teams, competing as the Mountaineers.

In the most recent statistical year 4,346 prospective students applied, and 3,458 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 459 enrolled in the school.  2,049 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 407 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $44,330 plus fees of $1,540. Mount St. Mary's University is ranked 426 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Mount St. Mary's University is rated within the top 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 1040/1250
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.36

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Mar 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Mount St Mary's University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$950
Other Fees$1,540
Room and Board $14,320
Budget for Other Expenses$1,800
Total One Year Cost$62,940

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$56,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

76% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Mount St Mary's University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 27%
Social Sciences 18%
Education 8%
Communication 8%
Biology 6%

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