Mount Saint Mary's University Rankings

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Ranking Category
#7557 of 14,131 In the World
#2037 of 2,597 In North America
#1944 of 2,496 In the United States
#171 of 249 In California
#18 of 31 In Los Angeles

Quick Review

Roman Catholic
All female
Acceptance rate
Avg. cost to attend
$28,717 /y
Aid receiving
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Mount Saint Mary's University Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Mount Saint Mary's University has an acceptance rate of 76% and is in the middle in terms of the difficulty of admission among universities in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 76% 61% 77%
Applicants 2,405 114 2,291
Admissions 1,822 69 1,753
Freshmen enrolled full time 378 27 351
Freshmen enrolled part time 2 2

1,427 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

174 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
College-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

Hispanic 1319 (54%)
Asian 357 (15%)
White 291 (12%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 246 (10%)
Black or African American 164 (7%)
Two or more races 26 (1%)
Nonresident Alien 26 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 8 (0.3%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Mount Saint Mary's University is $28,717 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
Average aid awarded
Students receiving aid

Average costs by household income

<$30K $28,062
$30-48K $28,889
$48-75K $27,953
$75-110K $30,659
$110K+ $38,531

Tuition and fees

Tuition in-district $45,388$13,296
Tuition in-state $45,388$13,296
Tuition out-of-state $45,388$13,296
Fee in-district $1,352$194
Fee in-state $1,352$194
Fee out-of-state $1,352$194

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 556
Combined charge for room and board $13,217
Room charge $7,283
Meal charge $4,855

Mount Saint Mary's University majors

Mount Saint Mary's University has granted 429 bachelor's degrees across 35 programs, 221 master's across 19 programs, and 29 doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy/Therapist. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Mount Saint Mary's University.

Major Associate Bachelor Master Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 110 195
Counseling Psychology 73
Psychology, General 44
Education, General 6 24
Physical Therapy & Therapist 29
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 13 11
Business Administration and Management, General 1 20
Clinical Psychology 1 19
Project Management 20
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 4 15
Sociology, General 18
Creative Writing 17
Applied Psychology 14
Criminology 12
Nursing Administration 12
Child Development 11
Social Work 11
Accounting 9
Health Policy Analysis 9
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness 7
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 7
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 6
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 6
Organizational Leadership 6
Biochemistry 5
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 5
Playwriting and Screenwriting 5
English Language and Literature, General 4
Health & Medical Preparatory Programs, Other 4
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 3
Biomedical Sciences, General 3
Environmental Biology 3
History, General 3
International Business & Trade & Commerce 3
Political Science and Government, General 3
Special Education and Teaching, General 3
Clinical Nurse Specialist 2
Documentary Production 2
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 2
Geospatial Intelligence 2
International Policy Analysis 2
Journalism 2
Mathematics, General 2
Religion & Religious Studies 2
Art & Art Studies, General 1
Chemistry, General 1
Commercial Photography 1
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision 1
French Language and Literature 1
Music Management 1
Nursing Education 1
Philosophy 1
Photography 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 121 429 221 29

Mount Saint Mary's University has a graduation rate of 60%, which is among the 40% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 60% 65% 59%
  • Full-time retention rate - 77%

Notable alumni

  1. Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt

    Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt
    Born in
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    1919-.. (age 105)

    Sister Jean, BVM, is an American religious sister of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and chaplain for the Loyola Ramblers men's basketball team of Loyola University Chicago.

  2. Simone Campbell

    Simone Campbell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1945-.. (age 79)

    Simone Campbell, SSS, is an American Catholic religious sister, lawyer, lobbyist and executive director of NETWORK. She belongs to the Sisters of Social Service. She is known as an outspoken advocate for social justice.

  3. Christabelle Borg

    Christabelle Borg
    Born in
    Malta Flag Malta
    1992-.. (age 32)
    singer-songwritertelevision presentersingercomposerpresenter

    Christabelle Borg, sometimes known as simply Christabelle, is a Maltese singer, songwriter, and television presenter. She represented Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, with the song "Taboo", but failed to qualify to the final, finishing in 13th place with 101 points".

  4. Gloria McMillan

    Gloria McMillan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1933-2022 (aged 89)
    actorfilm actortelevision actor

    Gloria McMillan was an American actress who worked extensively in radio, but is perhaps best known for her role as Harriet Conklin, the student of Miss Brooks and the daughter of Principal Osgood Conklin, on the 1950s sitcom Our Miss Brooks.

  5. John Lawrence LeConte

    John Lawrence LeConte
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1825-1883 (aged 58)
    naturalistzoologistmilitary physicianentomologist

    John Lawrence LeConte MD was an American entomologist, responsible for naming and describing approximately half of the insect taxa known in the United States during his lifetime, including some 5,000 species of beetles. He was recognized as the foremost authority on North American beetles during his career, and has been described as "the father of American beetle study".

  6. Thelma Buchholdt

    Thelma Buchholdt
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1934-2007 (aged 73)
    Enrolled in Mount Saint Mary's University
    In 1956 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in zoology

    Thelma Garcia Buchholdt was a Filipino American community activist, politician, historian, public speaker, cultural worker, and author. She was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives for four consecutive terms, from 1974 through 1982. She was the author of the book Filipinos in Alaska: 1788-1958, which is now in its third printing and is available through the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

General info

Alternative names MSMU
Founded 1925
Motto Deus Illuminatio Mea
God, My Light
Colors purple, gold
Academic calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 490
Carnegie classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and contacts

Address 12001 Chalon Rd
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1599
United States
City population 3,899,000
Phone 3109544000
Fax +1 (310) 954 4019

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