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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

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
68.1%
Admission Difficulty for Mount St Mary's University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Mount St. Mary's University and can I get accepted? The school has a 68% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,721 out of 5,462 applicants were admitted making Mount St. Mary's University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 61 percent. Mount St Mary's University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Mount St. Mary's University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for Mount St Mary's University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Mount St Mary's University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1110

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 requires applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 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 2018 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
1210 and Above Good >78%
1105 to 1210 Avg + 68%-78%
1000 to 1105 Avg - 56%-68%
895 to 1000 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 895 Low <42%
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Mount St. Mary's University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
13%
ACT Scores for Mount St Mary's University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Mount St Mary's University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 21

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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 #12 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 2018 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 >80%
21 to 25 Avg + 68%-80%
18 to 21 Avg - 57%-68%
15 to 18 Reach 46%-57%
Less than 15 Low <46%
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Mount St. Mary's University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.42
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 3.42 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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Mount St. Mary's University accepts 68% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Mount St Mary's University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 34% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 17% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

68% of Mount St Mary's University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Mount St Mary's University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 35%
Top 50% of class 68%
Bottom 50% of class 32%
Bottom 25% of class 8%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Mount St Mary's University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,285 2,177 5,462
Accepted 2,220 1,501 3,721
Acceptance Rate 68% 69% 68%
Enrolled 280 269 549
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 18% 15%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
135

Applicants have 135 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2021.

Admission 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 Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
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?

68% of those who apply are granted admission to Mount St. Mary's University. Admission competition is low 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 1000 and 1210. 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 18 and 25. 13% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.