#50 Best Private Colleges in New York

Mount Saint Mary College

Newburgh, New York

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Mount Saint Mary College overview
Location Newburgh, New York
Online msmc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Mount Saint Mary College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Mount Saint Mary College, located in Newburgh, New York, is a private liberal arts college that overlooks the Hudson River and is within close proximity to New York City. Established by the Sisters of Saint Dominic in 1959, the institution offers students a suburban campus environment with a blend of modern and historic facilities, including a significant representation of Gothic architecture. The college features a comprehensive academic profile with strong programs in nursing, business, education, and social sciences among its diverse selection of majors. At the undergraduate level, Mount Saint Mary College is less selective, emphasizing a holistic review of applicants. On-campus living is facilitated through a range of housing options, from traditional dormitories to apartment-style living for upperclassmen. While the college does not have an emphasis on intercollegiate athletics that rise to national prominence, it fields competitive varsity teams known as the Knights, which participate in the NCAA Division III.

In the most recent statistical year 2,604 prospective students applied, and 2,299 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 236 enrolled in the school.  1,245 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 673 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $36,522 plus fees of $1,418. Mount Saint Mary College is ranked 573 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Mount Saint Mary College is rated within the top 49% 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 1075/1225
GPA 3.3

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Mount Saint Mary College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,350
Other Fees$1,418
Room and Board $17,916
Budget for Other Expenses$1,550
Total One Year Cost$58,756

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$49,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

55% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Mount Saint Mary College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 19%
Business 16%
History 11%
Psychology 10%
Social Sciences 7%

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