College of Mount St. Vincent

Riverdale, NY

The College of Mount St. Vincent, founded in 1847, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 70-acre campus is located in Riverdale along the Hudson River.

Website: www.mountsaintvincent.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,695
Undergraduate
Students
(69.2%) 1,173 Women
(30.8%) 522 Men
215
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
91% of 2,740 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.09
SAT Math
430-520 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
450-540 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
18-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$48,680
Tuition and Fees
$38,180
Room and Board
$10,500
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Freshman Award
$22,853
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
81
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
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Campus Life

Riverdale Population
48,049
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
49% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.9% Asian
15.0% Black/African-American
42.2% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
25.2% White
4.4% Unknown
International Students
1.3%
First-Year Students Returning
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer 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 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 3 4
History    
Academic Electives 2 3

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only Considered if submitted August 1
ACT Only Considered if submitted August 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
6301 Riverdale Avenue
City, State, Zip
Riverdale, NY 10471-1093
Phone
(718) 405-3267
Fax
(718) 549-7945
E-mail
admissions.office@mountsaintvincent.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
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
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
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
91% of 2,740 applicants were admitted
Women
93% of 1,942 applicants were admitted
Men
87% of 798 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
581 (23%) of 2,496 admitted students enrolled
Women
387 (21%) of 1,802 admitted students enrolled
Men
194 (28%) of 694 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
181
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
25

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.09
3.75 and Above
8%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
25%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
22%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
430-520 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
7%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
45%
Score of 300 - 400
9%
Score of 200 - 300
1%
SAT EBRW
450-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
8%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
43%
Score of 300 - 400
6%
Score of 200 - 300
1%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
18-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
12%
Score of 18 - 23
68%
Score of 12 - 17
20%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 3%
Top quarter: 17%
Top half: 43%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$48,680
Tuition and Fees
$38,180
Room and Board
$10,500
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

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 March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002703
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
380 (98.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
347 (91.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
347 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
52 (15.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$22,853
Need-Based Gift
Received by 323 (93.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,620
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 318 (91.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,993
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 321 (92.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
28 (7.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,746

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,362 (95.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,250 (91.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,250 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
169 (13.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$19,829
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,175 (94.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,243
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,126 (90.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,592
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,078 (86.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
112 (7.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,904

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

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
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
Most Popular Disciplines
 
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Occupational therapy with Columbia University, physical therapy with New York Medical College
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
81
Part-Time Faculty
145
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
32%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 84% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 12% 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
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
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, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English as a Second Language
  • Middle School Education
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Urban Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Riverdale Population
48,049
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
70 acres

Weather

Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in New York City
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in New York City

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
49% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
51%
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
Available
Other
emergency call boxes

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

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

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,695
Women
1,173 (69.2%)
Men
522 (30.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,585
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.9% Asian
15.0% Black/African-American
42.2% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
25.2% White
4.4% Unknown
International Students.
1.3%
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
215

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
51.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
54.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 7%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 10%
Medicine 2%
Education 14%

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