Mount Saint Mary's University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#7828 of 14,131 In the World
#2005 of 2,597 In North America
#1913 of 2,496 In the United States
#163 of 249 In California
#18 of 31 In Los Angeles

Quick Review

Roman Catholic
All female
Acceptance rate
Average SAT
Average ACT
Avg. cost to attend
$27,346 /y
Aid receiving
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Mount Saint Mary's University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 89% 60% 91%
Applicants 1,986 92 1,894
Admissions 1,774 55 1,719
Freshmen enrolled full time 372 20 352

631 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,103 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
342 or 92%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 900
or below

75% of them
had 1110
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Mount Saint Mary's University are 900-1110 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
57 or 15%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Mount Saint Mary's University are 18-23 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

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

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Hispanic 1494 (55%)
Asian 337 (12%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 333 (12%)
White 329 (12%)
Black or African American 192 (7%)
Two or more races 37 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 9 (0.3%)
Nonresident Alien 8 (0.3%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
Average aid awarded
Students receiving aid

Average costs by household income

<$30K $29,531
$30-48K $28,838
$48-75K $33,649
$75-110K $35,953
$110K+ $32,174

Tuition and fees

Tuition in-district $43,224$12,432
Tuition in-state $43,224$12,432
Tuition out-of-state $43,224$12,432
Fee in-district $1,250$180
Fee in-state $1,250$180
Fee out-of-state $1,250$180

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 650
Combined charge for room and board $12,704
Room charge $7,283
Meal charge $4,855

Mount Saint Mary's University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 83 204
Counseling Psychology 67
Business Administration and Management, General 6 42 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 32 9
Education, General 4 31
Physical Therapy & Therapist 29
Child Development 27
Clinical Psychology 26
Project Management 25
Social Work 22
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 13 6
Accounting 18
Psychology, General 18
Sociology, General 18
Applied Psychology 17
Criminology 16
Political Science and Government, General 16
Developmental and Child Psychology 15
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 14
Health & Medical Preparatory Programs, Other 13
Creative Writing 12
Special Education and Teaching, General 10
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 10
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 9
Biochemistry 8
English Language and Literature, General 8
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 7
Health Policy Analysis 6
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 6
Journalism 5
International Business & Trade & Commerce 4
Gerontology 4
Organizational Leadership 4
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness 4
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 3
History, General 3
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision 3
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Art & Art Studies, General 2
Geospatial Intelligence 2
Environmental Biology 2
Photography 2
Nursing Administration 2
Commercial and Advertising Art 1
Biomedical Sciences, General 1
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other 1
Chemistry, General 1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 1
Mathematics, General 1
Music Pedagogy 1
Nursing Education 1
Grand Total 138 540 192 29
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 59% 38% 60%
  • Full-time retention rate - 75%

Notable alumni

  1. Simone Campbell

    Simone Campbell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1945-.. (age 77)

    Simone Campbell, SSS, is an American Roman 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.

  2. Christabelle Borg

    Christabelle Borg
    Born in
    Malta Flag Malta
    1992-.. (age 30)
    singersinger-songwritertelevision presenter

    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".

  3. Gloria McMillan

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

  4. John Lawrence LeConte

    John Lawrence LeConte
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1825-1883 (aged 58)
    military physicianentomologistzoologistnaturalist

    John Lawrence LeConte was an American entomologist of the 19th century, 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 lifetime, and has been described as "the father of American beetle study".

  5. 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 516
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 12001 Chalon Rd
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1599
United States
City population 3,976,000
Phone 3109544000
Fax +1 (310) 954 4019

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