Mount St. Mary’s College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Mount St. Mary's College Admissions Overview:

Mount St. Mary's College has an acceptance rate of 77%, and students with good grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted. To apply to the school, those interested will need to submit an application, SAT or ACT scores, high school transcripts, and a personal essay. For complete details and information, be sure to check out the school's website, or get in touch with the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2015):

Mount St. Mary’s College Description:

Mount St. Mary’s College is a private, Catholic liberal arts college located in Los Angeles, California. The college is primarily attended by women; over 90% of the student body is female. The 56-acre Brentwood main campus in western Los Angeles sits in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains just a few miles from the Pacific coast; the college also has a second campus just south of downtown Los Angeles. Mount St. Mary’s has a student faculty ratio of 12 to 1 and offers 26 undergraduate bachelor’s degree programs and seven associate’s degrees as well as eight graduate programs.

Popular areas of study among undergraduates include nursing, business administration and sociology, and the most common graduate programs are business administration, physical therapy and nursing. Mount St. Mary’s students stay involved in campus life through a variety of extracurricular activities, including over 30 clubs and organizations between the two campuses.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,431 (2,787 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 7% Male / 93% Female
  • 77% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $37,722
  • Books: $1,900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,451
  • Other Expenses: $5,382
  • Total Cost: $56,455

Mount St. Mary’s College Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 96%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $22,027
    • Loans: $6,540

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 26%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 52%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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