Mount St. Joseph University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Seton Center at Mount St. Joseph University
Seton Center at Mount St. Joseph University. Catherine Soehner / Flickr

Mount St. Joseph University Admissions Overview:

Those interested in Mount St. Joseph University will need to submit an application, either online or on paper. Additional needed materials include official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores--letters of recommendation and personal essays are optional. Even with an acceptance rate of 88%, the school is still somewhat selective, and students will need solid grades and a strong application to be admitted.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Mount St Joseph University Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Mount St. Joseph University Description:

Founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Charity, Mount St. Joseph University (formerly the College of Mount St. Joseph) is a private, Catholic university located near Cincinnati, Ohio. The university, often called simply "the Mount," offers over 40 undergraduate degree programs and emphasizes hands-on, experiential, interdisciplinary learning. Small classes and a healthy 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio allow students to work closely with their professors. Professional fields such as business, nursing, and sports management are among the most popular at the Mount, but the curriculum remains grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. Mount St. Joseph students stay active outside of the classroom through participation in a wide range of clubs and organizations including Student Photographic Society, Music Matters, Mount Birding Club, and English Club. The university is also home to a dozen academic honor societies. On the athletic front, students can take part in intramural sports such as dodgeball, volleyball, and cornhole. For intercollegiate athletics, the MSJ Lions compete in the NCAA Division III Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The university fields 11 men's and 11 women's sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,045 (1,336 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 75% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $28,300
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,044
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $39,544

Mount St. Joseph University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 82%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,282
    • Loans: $6,099

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, General Studies, Graphic Design, Nursing, Sport Management

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 40%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 52%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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