College of Mount St. Joseph

Cincinnati, OH

Mount St. Joseph, founded in 1920, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 75-acre campus is located in Cincinnati, seven miles from downtown.

Website: www.msj.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,318
Undergraduate
Students
(60.6%) 799 Women
(39.4%) 519 Men
692
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
73% of 983 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 18

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
20-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$41,742
Tuition and Fees
$30,100
Room and Board
$9,442
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Freshman Award
$24,612
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
94
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Cincinnati Population
296,550
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cincinnati, Ohio
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
27% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lion
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5% Asian
12.8% Black/African-American
1.4% Hispanic/Latino
4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.0% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students
0.2% from 3 countries
First-Year Students Returning
71.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
44.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
13.6%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies   3
History   3
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required June 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
5701 Delhi Road
City, State, Zip
Cincinnati, OH 45233-1670
Phone
(513) 244-4531
Fax
(513) 244-4629
E-mail
admissions@msj.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
August 18
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 983 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 477 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 506 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
340 (47%) of 720 admitted students enrolled
Women
179 (59%) of 304 admitted students enrolled
Men
161 (39%) of 416 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.50
3.75 and Above
24%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
20-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
27%
Score of 18 - 23
62%
Score of 12 - 17
8%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 13%
Top quarter: 36%
Top half: 79%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
3%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$41,742
Tuition and Fees
$30,100
Room and Board
$9,442
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$1,000
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 31
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003033
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
271 (98.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
251 (92.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
251 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
44 (17.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$24,612
Need-Based Gift
Received by 250 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,404
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 206 (82.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,621
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 31 (12.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
25 (9.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,323

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
914 (91.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
826 (90.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
825 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
133 (16.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$22,394
Need-Based Gift
Received by 817 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,776
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 659 (79.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,944
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 87 (10.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
151 (15.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,293

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
22.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
7.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
93
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Number of Awards
8
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
11
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,488
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Criminology
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Informatics
  • Interior Architecture
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Informatics
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Parks and recreation
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
94
Part-Time Faculty
112
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
30%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
220,918
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
172
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Health Promotion
  • Middle School Education
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Reading Education
  • Religion
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Theology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Therapy

Location and Setting


Cincinnati Population
296,550
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cincinnati, Ohio
Campus Size
92 acres

Weather

Temperature
17.9 average low in January, 81.6 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Cincinnati
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Cincinnati

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
27% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
71%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lion
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cheerleading x      
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x   x  
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cheerleading    
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, racquetball, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, black student union, campus activities board, student government association, group fitness, residence hall council
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,318
Women
799 (60.6%)
Men
519 (39.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,000
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5% Asian
12.8% Black/African-American
1.4% Hispanic/Latino
4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.0% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students.
0.2% from 3 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
692

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
71.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
44.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
59.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
60.7%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
13.6%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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