Mount Saint Mary is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded in 1960, it adopted coeducation in 1968. Its 70-acre campus is located in Newburgh, 58 miles north of New York City.

Website: www.msmc.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,005
Undergraduate
Students
(71.0%) 1,424 Women
(29.0%) 581 Men
347
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
94% of 3,588 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.20
SAT Math
500-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
551 average
520-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
20-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$49,076
Tuition and Fees
$31,118
Room and Board
$15,108
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$24,496
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,500
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
79
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Newburgh Population
28,480
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
48% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
7.1% Black/African-American
17.3% Hispanic/Latino
0.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.6% White
15.1% Unknown
International Students
0.6%
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
44.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
74%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
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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 recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

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

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
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
330 Powell Avenue
City, State, Zip
Newburgh, NY 12550-3494
Phone
(845) 569-3488
Fax
(845) 562-6762
E-mail
admissions@msmc.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
$45
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
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
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
94% of 3,588 applicants were admitted
Women
94% of 2,517 applicants were admitted
Men
93% of 1,071 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
540 (16%) of 3,365 admitted students enrolled
Women
348 (15%) of 2,366 admitted students enrolled
Men
178 (18%) of 999 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
3.20
3.75 and Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
27%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
500-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
15%
Score of 500 - 600
61%
Score of 400 - 500
20%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
551 average
520-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
22%
Score of 500 - 600
62%
Score of 400 - 500
14%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
20-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
27%
Score of 18 - 23
63%
Score of 12 - 17
10%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 9%
Top quarter: 34%
Top half: 66%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$49,076
Tuition and Fees
$31,118
Room and Board
$15,108
Books and Supplies
$1,300
Other Expenses
$1,550
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
Priority deadline February 15
Final deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002778
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
376 (98.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
315 (89.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
315 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
71 (19.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$24,496
Need-Based Gift
Received by 312 (98.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,888
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 275 (89.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,450
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 57 (14.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
72 (11.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,083

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,524 (88.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,342 (88.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,341 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
214 (15.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$22,048
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,300 (95.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,339
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,178 (87.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,656
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 155 (10.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
266 (14.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,739

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
81%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,500
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
29.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

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

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Academic Competitiveness Grants, National SMART Grants
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,523
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
17
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
24
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,436
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Information Technology
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, nursing, social work, publishing, counseling with Pace University
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, 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 for most or all students
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
79
Part-Time Faculty
170
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
27%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 55% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 40% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
156,247
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
470
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
Visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Education, Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Child Development
  • Education--General
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Middle School Education
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Newburgh Population
28,480
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
86 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
1 mile(s) from campus in Newburgh
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Beacon

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
48% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
43%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

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
monitored surveillance cameras in all residence halls

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

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, nursing student union, alpha knights step team, dance team, improvology, habitat for humanity
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,005
Women
1,424 (71.0%)
Men
581 (29.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,675
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
7.1% Black/African-American
17.3% Hispanic/Latino
0.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.6% White
15.1% Unknown
International Students.
0.6%
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
347

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
44.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
55.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
54.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
74%
Average Starting Salary
74%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3%
Law 1%
Arts and Sciences 10%
Education 17%
Other 5%

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