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Mount St. Mary's University Admission Requirements

Emmitsburg, Maryland

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Chances of getting into Mount St Mary's University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
80%
Admission Difficulty for Mount St Mary's University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Mount St. Mary's University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Mount St. Mary's University is 80%.  It ranks #19 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Mount St Mary's University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 5,264 out of 6,543 applicants were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 961/1185 ACT 19/25). Mount St Mary's University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.43. 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Mount St. Mary's University application fee is $0 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Mount St Mary's University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 87% of students submitted SAT scores and 13% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Mount St. Mary's University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
961-1185
Applicants Submitting SAT 
87%
SAT Scores for Mount St Mary's University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 488
SAT Math 25th 473
SAT Composite 25th 961
SAT Scores for Mount St Mary's University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 605
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1185
Average SAT Score 1070

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Mount St Mary's University?

Mount St Mary's University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 961 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. Mount St. Mary's University ranks #7 in Maryland for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Mount St Mary's University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1185 and Above Good >88%
1073 to 1185 Avg + 80%-88%
961 to 1073 Avg - 68%-80%
849 to 961 Reach 53%-68%
Less than 849 Low <53%
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Mount St. Mary's University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
13%
ACT Scores for Mount St Mary's University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Mount St Mary's University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Mount St. Mary's University?

Admission data indicates that Mount St. Mary's University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. 13 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mount St Mary's University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Mount St Mary's University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >88%
22 to 25 Avg + 80%-88%
19 to 22 Avg - 68%-80%
16 to 19 Reach 53%-68%
Less than 16 Low <53%
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Mount St. Mary's University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.43
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Mount St Mary's University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Mount St. Mary's University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Mount St Mary's University was 3.43 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 in Maryland for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.43 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Mount St. Mary's University accepts 80% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Mount St Mary's University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 20.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 14.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 17.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 16.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 16.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 13.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 4.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Mount St Mary's University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,938 2,604 6,543
Accepted 3,216 2,047 5,264
Acceptance Rate 82% 79% 80%
Enrolled 368 279 647
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 14% 12%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Mount St Mary's University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mount St Mary's University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Mount St Mary's University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Mount St Mary's University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=163462 IPEDS survey data for Mount St Mary's University.

FAQs

Does Mount St Mary's University prefer SAT or ACT?

87% of students submit their SAT scores to Mount St. Mary's University. 13% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Mount St Mary's University?

80% of those who apply are granted admission to Mount St. Mary's University. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Mount St Mary's University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 961 and 1185. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Mount St Mary's University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 13% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.