Mount St. Mary’s University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road

Emmitsburg, MD 21727

(301) 447-5214

(800) 448-4347

Fax: (301) 447-5860

Contact: Michael Post

Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Main Address

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road

Emmitsburg, MD 21727

(301) 447-6122

Total undergrads: 1,641

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 410

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,632

Graduate enrollment: 322


Rural setting

Rural community (under 2,500)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 78%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 79%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Information Resources Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Elementary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Theology 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 St. Mary's University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (301) 447-6122
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-7799
Setting: Town: Fringe
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,362
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 63%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,074 (88% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $42,590
Out-of-state Tuition: $42,590
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $27,072

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

Mount St. Mary's University Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 121
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 441
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 236
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 5
Health Professions and Related Programs 11
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 11
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 5
Theology and Religious Vocations 12
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 93714

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Mount St. 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $42,590
Out-of-state $42,590
Books and supplies $1,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $13,209
Out-of-state $13,209

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 548 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 548 100% $27,072
Student loan aid 377 69% $10,086

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,737 92% $26,570
Federal student loans 1,134 60% $6,331

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Mount St. 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 St. Mary's University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,716 1,951 2,765
Percent admitted 100% 76% 74%
Percent admitted who enrolled 11% 14% 9%

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 St. Mary's University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,362
Undergraduate enrollment 1,898
Graduate enrollment 464

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 St. Mary's University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*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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