Mount Saint Mary’s University: Ranking & Review

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Los Angeles Rank United States Rank World Rank
18 1972 6766
Top 40%

Mount Saint Mary's University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate81%65%82%
Enrolled undergraduates49627469
Enrolled total (including graduate students)3,2263002,926

1,122 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

116 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $50. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores429
Percent of students submitting SAT scores89%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores73
Percent of students submitting ACT scores15%
ACT Composite

Mount Saint Mary's University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $59,392 $59,392
Off-campus $60,166 $60,166
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $12,138 and other expenses per full academic year.

Mount Saint Mary's University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 655 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $38,498 $38,498
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,110 $1,110
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $861 $861
Tuition for Full-time graduates $11,001 $11,001
Fees for full-time graduates $155 $155
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $905 $905

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs 126 215 11 30 382
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 12 84 52 148
Psychology 76 58 134
Social Sciences 88 88
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 29 12 19 60
Education 6 5 40 51
Visual and Performing Arts 22 16 38
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2 36 38
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 34 34
English Language and Literature & Letters 16 6 22
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 12 12
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 6 6
Philosophy and Religious Studies 4 4
Mathematics and Statistics 4 4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1 2 3
History 2 2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2 2
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1 1
Physical Sciences 1 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Grand Total176622202301,030

A total of 798 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Mount Saint Mary's University.

At the master's and doctor's level 232 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate66%55%66%
  • Full-time retention rate - 76%
  • Part-time retention rate - 0%

General info

Alternative namesMSMU
MottoDeus Illuminatio Mea
God, My Light
Religious affiliationRoman Catholic
Colorspurple, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff581
Instructional FTE240
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address12001 Chalon Rd
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1599
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population5,000,000+
Fax+1 (310) 954 4019

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