Mount Saint Mary College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Mount Saint Mary College
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Mount Saint Mary College Admissions Overview:

Mount Saint Mary College has an acceptance rate of 90%, making it open to the vast majority of applicants. To apply, students will need to submit an application (the school also accepts the Common Application), high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and scores from the SAT or ACT.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Mount Saint Mary College Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Mount Saint Mary College Description:

Mount Saint Mary College is a private Catholic liberal arts college in Newburgh, New York. The scenic 70-acre campus is located in the Hudson Valley overlooking the western banks of the Hudson River. Newburgh offers a lively waterfront scene and is just over an hour from New York City by train. On the academic front, the Mount has an average class size of 21 students and a student / faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Students can choose from 47 undergraduate programs, and the college offers master’s degrees in education, business and nursing. The most popular undergraduate majors are nursing, history, psychology and business management and administration. The Mount also offers collaboration programs with several New York City colleges for motivated students to earn their bachelor’s degree plus a master’s or doctoral degree. Students are active on campus and participate in more than 30 clubs and organizations. The Mount Saint Mary College Blue Knights compete in the NCAA Division III Eastern College Athletic Conference and the Skyline Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,468 (2,128 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 28% Male / 72% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,048
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,104
  • Other Expenses: $1,550
  • Total Cost: $45,902

Mount Saint Mary College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 81%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,310
    • Loans: $7,375

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, English, History, Mathematics, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 42%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Swimming, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Tennis, Swimming, Lacrosse, Cheerleading, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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