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Mount St. Mary's University Admission Requirements

Emmitsburg, Maryland

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Your chances of getting into Mount St Mary's University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

81.8%
Admission Difficulty for Mount St Mary's University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Mount St. Mary's University is 81.8%.  Its admission rate is the 16th lowest in Maryland.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Mount St. Mary's University and can you get accepted?

Mount St Mary's University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 3,777 out of the 4,620 who applied were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 56 percent on standardized admission tests. Mount St Mary's University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.36. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Mount St. Mary's University?

82% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Mount St Mary's University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.36 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1070 on the SAT
  • Score 22 on the ACT
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Mount St. Mary's University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.36

Typical High School Grades 

B+

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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Mount St. Mary's University are to have around a 3.36 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.36 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Mount St. Mary's University accepts 82% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Mount St. Mary's University is 3.36 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #16 in Maryland for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Mount St. Mary's University is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.4 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Mount St Mary's University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 18.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 15.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 15.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 17.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 14.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 8.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Mount St. Mary's University SAT Scores

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 most recent academic year..

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

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Mount St. Mary's University is 1070 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 961-1185. Students who get into Mount St Mary's University score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Mount St. Mary's University ranks #10 in the state of Maryland for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1070 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Mount St. Mary's University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 961 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 961, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 850, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Mount St Mary's University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1070 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1073, you have around a 82% chance of being admitted. A 1185 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 90% chance of getting in.

Mount St Mary's University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1185 and Above Good >90%
1073 to 1185 Avg + 82%-90%
961 to 1073 Avg - 71%-82%
849 to 961 Reach 56%-71%
Less than 849 Low <56%
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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
Reading 25th Percentile 21
Math 25th Percentile 19
Composite 25th Percentile 19
ACT Scores for Mount St Mary's University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 26
Math 75th Percentile 22
Composite 75th Percentile 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Mount St. Mary's University is 22, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 19 and 25.  The school ranks #9 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 22. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 19 and score in the score in the top 56 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

13 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mount St Mary's University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Mount St Mary's University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Mount St. Mary's University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 22 score has around 82% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 90% with a 25 ACT score.

Mount St Mary's University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >90%
22 to 25 Avg + 82%-90%
19 to 22 Avg - 71%-82%
16 to 19 Reach 56%-71%
Less than 16 Low <56%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Mount St Mary's University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,614 2,006 4,620
Accepted 2,142 1,635 3,777
Acceptance Rate 82% 82% 82%
Enrolled 265 267 532
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 16% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Mar 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

91

Applicants have 91 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2024.

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Mount St Mary's University is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.36 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1070 and ACT of 22 will almost guarantee your admission.

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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?

82% of those who apply are granted admission to Mount St. Mary's University. Admission competition is and the college has easy 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. The average SAT score is 1073. 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. The average ACT score is 22. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.