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Quick Facts About MSMU

The best version of yourself isn’t someone you’ll bump into one day on your way to class. Truth is, your best self has always been a part of you.

At Mount St. Mary’s University, we don’t expect you to become someone new, but to strengthen the person you already are by challenging yourself and testing your own limits. It is that version of “you” that will achieve significant things and leave your lasting mark on the world. Just as so many Mountaineers before you have.

About MSMU

Private, coed college (nonprofit)
Established in 1808
Located in Emmitsburg, Maryland - 1,400 acres, mountain, rural
Roman Catholic religious affiliation


Academic calendar - by semesters
40 majors offered
38 minors offered
Student-faculty ratio - 13:1
Classes with fewer than 20 students - 52%
114 full-time faculty
92% of faculty hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field
Accredited by:• Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

Student Body

2,131 Total FTE enrollment
1,653 Traditional undergraduate students
383 Graduate students (without Seminary)

Undergraduate Student Body

45% male
55% female
80% undergraduates living on campus
From 37 states and 9 foreign countries (based on survey data)
60% of students have cars on main campus
31% minority students
70% Catholic students (the Mount welcomes all faiths)
20% NCAA Division I student-athletes
98% of graduates are employed or in graduate school within one year (based on a 90% knowledge rate)
Average high school GPA - 3.42 (first-year class)
Average high school SAT - 1059 (first-year class)

Costs and Financial Aid

Undergraduate Tuition - $41,170
Fees - $1,420
Room - $6,780 ($7,470 for apt./suite, $7,880 cottages)
Board - $6,550
*All amounts quoted for the 2019-20 academic year
2015-16 university endowment - $52,332,540
Students who were awarded academic merit aid - 91%
Students who applied for need-based financial aid - 80%
Students who received need-based financial aid - 71%
Students who received need-based scholarship or grant aid - 70%
Average need-based scholarship or grant award - $22,003
Percent of full-time undergraduate students receiving financial aid - 99%
Average financial aid package - $26,454
*Financial aid data is based on undergraduate traditional students.
*Figures based on institutional data for fall 2016.


Fall 2016 acceptance rate - 62%
Application deadline - rolling
Application fee - $45