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Mount Saint Mary College Admission Requirements

Newburgh, New York

Chances of getting into Mount Saint Mary College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
93.8%
Admission Difficulty for Mount Saint Mary College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Mount Saint Mary College and can I get accepted? The school has a 94% acceptance rate ranking it #142 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,365 out of 3,588 applicants were admitted making Mount Saint Mary College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 53 percent. Mount Saint Mary College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Mount Saint Mary College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
93%
SAT Scores for Mount Saint Mary College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Mount Saint Mary College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Mount Saint Mary College?

Mount Saint Mary College typically requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #66 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 93 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 Saint Mary College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >96%
1095 to 1170 Avg + 94%-96%
1020 to 1095 Avg - 90%-94%
945 to 1020 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 945 Low <84%
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Mount Saint Mary College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
21%
ACT Scores for Mount Saint Mary College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Mount Saint Mary College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Mount Saint Mary College?

Admission data indicates that Mount Saint Mary College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #61 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mount Saint Mary College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Mount Saint Mary College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >96%
22 to 24 Avg + 94%-96%
20 to 22 Avg - 90%-94%
18 to 20 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 18 Low <84%
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Mount Saint Mary College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.1
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Mount Saint Mary College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Mount Saint Mary College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Mount Saint Mary College was 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #93 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.1 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Mount Saint Mary College accepts 94% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Mount Saint Mary College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 10% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Good
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 29% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 17% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 8% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 3% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

69% of Mount Saint Mary College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Mount Saint Mary College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 30%
Top 50% of class 69%
Bottom 50% of class 31%
Bottom 25% of class 9%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Mount Saint Mary College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,517 1,071 3,588
Accepted 2,366 999 3,365
Acceptance Rate 94% 93% 94%
Enrolled 261 127 388
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 13% 12%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
0

Applicants have 0 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mount Saint Mary College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Mount Saint Mary College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Mount Saint Mary College
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=193353 IPEDS survey data for Mount Saint Mary College.

FAQs

Does Mount Saint Mary College prefer SAT or ACT?

93% of students submit their SAT scores to Mount Saint Mary College. 21% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Mount Saint Mary College?

94% of those who apply are granted admission to Mount Saint Mary College. 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 Saint Mary College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1170. 93% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Mount Saint Mary College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 24. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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