Mount Saint Mary's University Rankings

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In the World#5605 of 14178
In North America#1484 of 2629
In the United States#1405 of 2528
In California#129 of 252
In Los Angeles#14 of 33

Quick Review

Religion
Roman Catholic
Gender
All female
Acceptance rate
90%
Average SAT
1045
Average ACT
20
Avg. cost to attend
$29,708 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
2,238
Graduates
617
Male:Female Ratio
9:91
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
msmu.edu

Mount Saint Mary's University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate90%68%90%
Applicants2,165602,105
Admissions1,941411,900
Freshmen enrolled full time40116385
Freshmen enrolled part time11

826 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

174 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
370 or 93%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 920
or below

75% of them
had 1170
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Mount Saint Mary's University are 920-1170 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
65 or 16%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 22
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Mount Saint Mary's University are 17-22 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Hispanic1613 (57%)
Asian377 (13%)
White304 (11%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown283 (10%)
Black or African American203 (7%)
Two or more races47 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander19 (0.7%)
Nonresident Alien2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$29,708/year
Average aid awarded
$26,501
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$27,107
$30-48K$27,376
$48-75K$26,880
$75-110K$30,470
$110K+$36,352

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$41,592$11,964
Tuition in-state$41,592$11,964
Tuition out-of-state$41,592$11,964
Fee in-district$1,200$170
Fee in-state$1,200$170
Fee out-of-state$1,200$170

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity650
Combined charge for room and board$12,455

Mount Saint Mary's University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse101185
Counseling Psychology80
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies3613
Education, General834
Business Administration and Management, General435
Physical Therapy & Therapist33
Applied Psychology30
Health & Medical Preparatory Programs, Other29
Sociology23
Social Work22
Accounting20
Developmental and Child Psychology19
Clinical Psychology19
Organizational Leadership19
Child Development15
Criminology14
Project Management14
Cinematography and Film & Video Production112
Creative Writing11
Biology & Biological Sciences, General10
Marketing & Marketing Management, General10
English Language and Literature, General9
Biochemistry9
Health & Health Care Administration & Management9
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies9
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness8
Health Policy Analysis6
Political Science and Government, General6
Humanities & Humanistic Studies5
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision5
Early Childhood Education and Teaching4
Gerontology4
Mathematics, General4
Nursing Education4
Special Education and Teaching, General4
Spanish Language and Literature3
Environmental Biology3
Biomedical Sciences, General3
Religion & Religious Studies2
International Business & Trade & Commerce2
History, General2
Journalism2
Psychology, General2
Geographic Information Science and Cartography1
French Language and Literature1
Music, General1
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other1
Chemistry, General1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General1
Philosophy1
Playwriting and Screenwriting1
Nursing Administration1
Grand Total17449620833
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate65%63%65%
  • Full-time retention rate - 72%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

General info

Alternative namesMSMU
Founded1925
WikipediaMount St. Mary's University (Los Angeles)
MottoDeus Illuminatio Mea
God, My Light
Colorspurple, gold
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff539
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address12001 Chalon Rd
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1599
United States
City population3,976,000
Phone3109544000
Fax+1 (310) 954 4019

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