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Mount Aloysius College

Cresson, Pennsylvania

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Mount Aloysius College overview
Location Cresson, Pennsylvania
Online mtaloy.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Mount Aloysius College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Mount Aloysius College is a private Catholic college in Cresson, Pennsylvania, situated on a sprawling 193-acre campus that highlights Gothic architecture. Established in 1853 by the Sisters of Mercy, the institution has a long history of commitment to the values of justice, hospitality, and service. The college is located approximately 80 miles east of Pittsburgh, providing access to urban culture while maintaining a setting surrounded by the Allegheny Mountains' scenic landscapes. It offers a wide range of associate, bachelor?s, and master?s degree programs, with a strong emphasis on health sciences, business, and social sciences. While Mount Aloysius College has a broadly inclusive admission approach, it maintains an emphasis on personalized education. On-campus living is available with several residence options to foster a cohesive educational experience. Not primarily known for its athletics, the college nonetheless competes in Division III sports as the Mounties.

In the most recent statistical year 1,865 prospective students applied, and 1,603 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 295 enrolled in the school.  1,066 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,686 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $24,180 plus fees of $1,330. Mount Aloysius College is ranked 919 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Mount Aloysius College is rated within the lower 32% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
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SAT 940/1110
GPA 3.4

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 Aloysius College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,500
Other Fees$1,330
Room and Board $11,808
Budget for Other Expenses$3,000
Total One Year Cost$42,818

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$40,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

36% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Mount Aloysius College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 65%
Business 10%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 8%
Education 4%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 4%

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