Mount St. Mary's University

Los Angeles, CA

Mount Saint Mary's, founded in 1925, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 53-acre campus, in white Spanish colonial style, is located in Los Angeles.

Website: www.msmu.edu/

Private
2,601
Undergraduate
Students
(93.7%) 2,437 Women
(6.3%) 164 Men
679
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
81% of 2,352 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.41
SAT Math
450-550 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
520 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
19 average
16-21 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$61,352
Tuition and Fees
$41,170
Room and Board
$12,235
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$33,829
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,120
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
106
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Los Angeles Population
3,857,799
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
24% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Athenians
Sororities
1.1% of women participate
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.0% Asian
6.5% Black/African-American
64.0% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
7.9% White
4.3% Unknown
International Students
0.1% from 16 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.9%
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 recommended

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   2
Academic Electives   1

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
12001 Chalon Road
City, State, Zip
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone
(310) 954-4250
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@msmu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
 
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot 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
December 1
Early Action Notification
January 30

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
1 required 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
81% of 2,352 applicants were admitted
Women
82% of 2,266 applicants were admitted
Men
65% of 86 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
713 (37%) of 1,910 admitted students enrolled
Women
660 (36%) of 1,854 admitted students enrolled
Men
53 (95%) of 56 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
87% of 885 applicants were admitted
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
3.41
3.75 and Above
22%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
450-550 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
9%
Score of 500 - 600
46%
Score of 400 - 500
38%
Score of 300 - 400
7%
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
520 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
14%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
33%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
19 average
16-21 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
14%
Score of 18 - 23
51%
Score of 12 - 17
35%
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: 43%
Top half: 78%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$61,352
Tuition and Fees
$41,170
Room and Board
$12,235
Books and Supplies
$2,074
Other Expenses
$5,873
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 March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001243
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
387 (97.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
379 (97.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
379 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3 (6.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$33,829
Need-Based Gift
Received by 371 (98.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,095
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 258 (85.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,778
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 12 (4.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
23 (4.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,850

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,716 (92.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,678 (97.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,661 (97.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
54 (8.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$39,155
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,587 (81.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,749
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,599 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,511
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 34 (5.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
108 (6.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,228

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
89%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,120
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 Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university 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
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
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
Children and Siblings of Alumni
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other 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

  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Applied Psychology
  • Applied and Professional Ethics
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminology
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Documentary Production
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Gerontology
  • Health Policy Analysis
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Social sciences, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, 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
106
Part-Time Faculty
347
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
16%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 39% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 18% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% 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
525,312
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
170
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
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Los Angeles Population
3,857,799
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Campus Size
56 acres

Weather

Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Los Angeles
Nearest Train Station
Los Angeles

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
24% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
76%
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
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Athenians
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national sororities, sakura society, pangkat pilipino, msmu women in film, athenian print, na pua o ka'aina (npoka)
Sororities
1.1% of women participate
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Mostly women
All Undergraduates
2,601
Women
2,437 (93.7%)
Men
164 (6.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,054
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.0% Asian
6.5% Black/African-American
64.0% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
7.9% White
4.3% Unknown
International Students.
0.1% from 16 countries
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
679

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
62.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
66.0%

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
Not reported

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