Mount Saint Mary’s University – Los Angeles

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School Overview

Mount Saint Mary’s University is a Catholic liberal arts college located in Los Angeles, California. While the college is not exclusively a women’s college, it is primarily dedicated to the education of women. In 1925 the college was founded by Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. The college has two campus locations, one in Doheny, in North University Park, and another in Chalon, in Brentwood.

General Information

Admission Office

12001 Chalon Road

Los Angeles, CA 90049

(310) 954-4250

(800) 999-9893

Fax: (310) 954-4259



Contact: Yvonne Berumen

Director of Admissions
Main Address

12001 Chalon Road

Los Angeles, CA 90049

(310) 954-4000

www.msmu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 1,883

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 362

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,880

Graduate enrollment: 469

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 84%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 85%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $25,358 $27,100 $28,700 $30,132 +4.99%
Books and Supplies $1,400 $1,400 $1,638 $1,632 -0.37%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $9,184 $9,830 $9,830 $9,830 0.00%
Other $3,250 $3,800 $4,050 $4,150 +2.47%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $10,012 $10,012 $10,872 $10,872 0.00%
Other $3,250 $3,800 $4,050 $4,150 +2.47%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $39,192 $42,130 $44,218 $45,744 +3.45%
In-state Off Campus $40,020 $42,312 $45,260 $46,786 +3.37%
In-state with Family $26,758 $28,500 $30,338 $31,764 +4.70%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $8,760
In-state Student Fees $115
Out-of-state Tuition $8,760
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $115

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 322 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 322 100% $5,351,413 $16,619
• Federal grants 172 53% $809,833 $4,708
• Pell grants 172 53% $662,392 $3,851
• Other federal grants 91 28% $147,441 $1,620
State and local government grant or scholarships 170 53% $1,320,548 $7,768
Institutional scholarships or grants 322 100% $3,221,032 $10,003
Student loan financial aid 272 84% $1,848,399 $6,796
• Federal student loans 272 84% $1,156,500 $4,252
• Other student loans 74 23% $691,899 $9,350

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 355 116 28 173 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
American/united States Studies/civilization
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 17
Biochemistry 1
Biology/biological Sciences, General 16
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 38 43 7
Business Administration and Management, General 38 43 7
Education 10 35 5
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 5
Education, General 10 4
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 1
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision 9
Elementary Education and Teaching 8
Secondary Education and Teaching 7
Special Education and Teaching, General 6
English Language and Literature/letters 15
English Language and Literature, General 15
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
French Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 149 18 28 131 1
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health/health Care Administration/management 18
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other 16
Physical Therapy/therapist 28
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 149 18 97 1
History 1
History, General 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 22 12 29
Humanities/humanistic Studies 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 22 29
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 6
Gerontology 6
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General
Psychology 34 8
Counseling Psychology 8
Developmental and Child Psychology 3
Psychology, General 31
Psychology, Other
Social Sciences 57
Political Science and Government, General 10
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Sociology 47
Urban Studies/affairs
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology/theological Studies
Visual and Performing Arts 5 1
Art/art Studies, General 5 1
Commercial and Advertising Art
Music, General
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
International Business B
Office Clerical Services A
Travel/Tourism Management A

Communications & Journalism

Film and social justice B

Education

Early Childhood Education A
Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B
Secondary Education B
Teacher Assistance A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology B
Health System Administration B
Nursing (RN) A,B
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Preveterinary Medicine B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics

Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Religious/Sacred Music B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Mount Saint Mary's University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(310) 954-4000
Website:www.msmu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.msmu.edu/admission/undergraduate-admission/application-instructions.aspx
Address:12001 Chalon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1599
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,496
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):66%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,556 (73% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$37,722
Out-of-state Tuition:$37,722
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$23,295

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Mount Saint Mary's University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Mount Saint Mary's University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1244
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education2117
English Language and Literature/Letters211
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics12
Health Professions and Related Programs2216
History1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1111
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Philosophy and Religious Studies21
Physical Sciences1
Psychology151
Public Administration and Social Service Professions13
Social Sciences5
Visual and Performing Arts251
Grand total9114122

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Mount Saint Mary's University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services111
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Social Sciences1
Grand total1431

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Mount Saint Mary's University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$37,722
Out-of-state$37,722
Books and supplies$1,900

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$10,587
Out-of-state$10,587

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid52298%
Grant or scholarship aid52298%$23,295
Student loan aid50395%$4,059

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,32683%$19,646
Federal student loans2,51990%$11,503

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Mount Saint Mary's University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Mount Saint Mary's University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,486872,399
Percent admitted100%71%86%
Percent admitted who enrolled23%22%23%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Mount Saint Mary's University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment3,496
Undergraduate enrollment2,831
Graduate enrollment665

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Mount Saint Mary's University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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