Mount Saint Vincent Admissions

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

College of Mount Saint Vincent
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College of Mount Saint Vincent Admissions Overview:

Mount Saint Vincent has an acceptance rate of 93%, making it available to the great majority of applicants. Students with good grades and test scores are likely to get in, and some students who are below average also have a chance if they demonstrate strengths in other areas. The admissions office takes into account a student's high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and a writing sample.

Interested students can apply with the school's application or with the Common Application. Check out the college's website for more information or to make an appointment with an admissions counselor.

Admissions Data (2016):

Mount Saint Vincent Description:

Founded as a college for women in 1847, College of Mount Saint Vincent is now a private coeducational liberal arts college offering a range of bachelor's and master's degree programs. The 70-acre campus in Riverdale, New York, overlooks the Hudson River and sits just 12 miles from the heart of Manhattan. Many students take advantage of the proximity to the city for internship opportunities.

The college offers over 40 majors and minors, and at the undergraduate level business and nursing are the most popular. Academic programs are supported by a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the Mount Saint Vincent Dolphins compete in the NCAA Division III Skyline Conference for most sports.

The college fields seven men's and seven women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,910 (1,702 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 30% Male / 70% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,130
  • Books: $1,185 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,720
  • Other Expenses: $1,100
  • Total Cost: $46,135

Mount Saint Vincent Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 83%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $13,276
    • Loans: $6,152

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Communication, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 39%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 55%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Volleyball, Wrestling, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Swimming, Cross Country, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Lacrosse, Track and Field, Swimming, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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