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Mount Saint Mary's is the oldest private Catholic college in the U.S. Founded in 1808 as a men's college, it adopted coeducation in 1972. Its 1,400-acre campus is located in Emmitsburg, 12 miles south of Gettysburg, Pa.

Website: msmary.edu

Private
Co-ed
1,898
Undergraduate
Students
(50.5%) 958 Women
(49.5%) 940 Men
464
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
75% of 4,716 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.47
SAT Math
490-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
500-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$53,290
Tuition and Fees
$43,650
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$32,577
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$38,998
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
132
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 46% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Emmitsburg Population
3,086
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Baltimore and Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
68% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Mountaineer
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.4% Asian
16.9% Black/African-American
13.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.8% White
1.5% Unknown
International Students
1.4% from 14 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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