Mount Mary University

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School Overview

Mount Mary University is a four-year liberal arts college located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that is owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Church. It is also one of the few universities left in America that is not coeducational. Mount Mary is a women’s only institution at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The college offers both Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in over 60 academic fields and disciplines. It also offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) through a joint partnership with the Columbia College of Nursing. At the graduate level, Mount Mary offers a Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Science (M.S.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in 7 areas of study and career-oriented disciplines.

One of the more popular fields of study at Mount Mary University is fashion. The university offers programs in fashion merchandising and apparel development. Other popular areas of study include justice administration, art therapy, nursing and interior design and decorating.

Mount Mary is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Total annual enrollment is roughly 1,900 (60% undergraduate and 40% graduate students).

General Information

Admission Office

2900 North Menomonee River Parkway

Milwaukee, WI 53222-4597

(414) 256-1219

(800) 321-6265

Fax: (414) 256-0180

Contact: Amy Dobson

Dean of Enrollment
Main Address

2900 North Menomonee River Parkway

Milwaukee, WI 53222

(414) 258-4810

Total undergrads: 1,428

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 176

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,226

Graduate enrollment: 434


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 58%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 68%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Fashion Design B
Interior Design B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Fashion Merchandising B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Public Relations B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Technical/Business Writing B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Art Therapy B
Medical Dietetics B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Behavioral Sciences B
Biological/Physical Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

International Relations B
Social Sciences – General B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Religious Education 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 Mary University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (414) 930-3000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 2900 N. Menomonee River Pky, Milwaukee, WI 53222-4597
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,246
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 39%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 693 (56% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $31,160
Out-of-state Tuition: $31,160
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $23,039

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Mount Mary University Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 341
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Education 11114
English Language and Literature/Letters 221
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 255
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 11
Psychology 111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 1
Theology and Religious Vocations 11
Visual and Performing Arts 24
Grand total 264213

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Mount Mary 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $31,160
Out-of-state $31,160
Books and supplies $1,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $15,472
Out-of-state $15,472

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 140 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 140 99% $23,039
Student loan aid 121 85% $5,371

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 640 92% $19,641
Federal student loans 533 77% $6,872

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Mount Mary 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 Mary University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 724 6 718
Percent admitted 100% 0% 58%
Percent admitted who enrolled 17% 0% 18%

Admissions Considerations

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

Mount Mary University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,246
Undergraduate enrollment 659
Graduate enrollment 587

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 Mary University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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.

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