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Newburgh, New York

Mount Saint Mary College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Mount Saint Mary College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
93.4%
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 93% acceptance rate ranking it #147 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,571 out of 3,824 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 50 percent. Mount Saint Mary College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 11% 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
1080-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
89%
SAT Scores for Mount Saint Mary College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Mount Saint Mary College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1160

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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 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #66 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Mount Saint Mary College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >96%
1155 to 1230 Avg + 93%-96%
1080 to 1155 Avg - 89%-93%
1005 to 1080 Reach 82%-89%
Less than 1005 Low <82%
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Mount Saint Mary College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
32%
ACT Scores for Mount Saint Mary College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Mount Saint Mary College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

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 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 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #70 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 32 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mount Saint Mary College.

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%
21 to 24 Avg + 93%-96%
19 to 21 Avg - 90%-93%
17 to 19 Reach 85%-90%
Less than 17 Low <85%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.1
Typical High School Grades
B

You will 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 #67 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 93% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Mount Saint Mary College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Mount Saint Mary College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,625 1,199 3,824
Accepted 2,476 1,095 3,571
Acceptance Rate 94% 91% 93%
Enrolled 272 129 401
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 12% 11%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
327

Applicants have 327 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Mount Saint Mary College before the Aug 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mount Saint Mary College and what considerations affect 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.