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U.S. News & World Report - Best Regional University Rankings (2017)
U.S. News & World Report has released its Best Regional Universities rankings for 2017, placing Mount St. Mary’s University second among Maryland’s eight other public and private regional universities, and No. 25 out of nearly 200 institutions in the North region. The Mount has been ranked in the top 25 for seven out of the last eight years. The Mount was also recognized as a top 10 institution in the U.S. News 2018 Best Colleges for Veterans rankings for the North region.

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Money - Best Colleges for Your Money (2017)
Based on the research and advice of dozens of the nation’s top experts on education quality, financing, and value, Money evaluated 2,400 colleges and universities on four factors including financial stability and graduation rates for their 2017 Best Colleges for Your Money rankings, and the Mount has made this prestigious list.

Zippia - Best College for Employment in Each State

Zippia - Best College for Employment in Each State (2018)
Using the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Zippia searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated. Then, they looked at the ratings themselves and ranked each state’s top school according to their rating. The Mount is No. 1 in Maryland and No. 21 out of the 50 states.

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Forbes - Grateful Grads Index (2017)
Mount St. Mary's University has made the Forbes Grateful Graduates Index list for 2017. This metric ranks private not-for-profit colleges with more than 1,000 students by analyzing two important variables: median private donations and gifts per student over 10 years, as reported to the Department of Education; and the Alumni Participation Rate, or the percentage of graduates that give back in the form of donations to their colleges each year-- regardless of the dollar amount.

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Chronicle of Higher Education - Great Colleges to Work For (2017)
The annual Great Colleges to Work For survey was administered March 14 through April 15, 2017 and compiled by ModernThink LLC for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Mount St. Mary's was named to this list in the category of Tenure Clarity & Process (faculty only/4-year only).

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Colleges of Distinction
MSMU is recognized as a College of Distinction. To be a College of Distinction, a school must be: nationally recognized by education professionals as an excellent school; strongly focused on teaching undergraduates; home to a wide variety of innovative learning experiences; an active campus with many opportunities for personal development; and highly valued by graduate schools and employers for its outstanding preparation.

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College Consensus
College Consensus has applied its unique ranking to the 50 Consensus Best Regional Universities-North, and the Mount is on this list. This aggregate ranking gives students a more holistic picture of what the people in the know actually think about the colleges and universities in the north. The ranking is made from a combination of rankings from influential publications like U.S. News & World Report, Wallethub, and Forbes, as well as student reviews from legitimate sites like Niche and Cappex.

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The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College
Newman Guide lists the Mount as one of the top Catholic colleges. Mount St. Mary's University is named one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation in the latest edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. MSMU is among 28 recommended institutions including 22 four-year colleges and universities in the United States, four institutions providing English-language instruction in other countries (Canada, Italy and Australia) and two online programs. The Mount has been listed in every edition of the Guide since its first release in 2007.

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Learn how to Become
The Mount ranked in the top 5 of Learn How To Become's Best 4-year Colleges in Maryland for 2017. Schools who excel in the things that matter most to students, such as affordable tuition, better financial aid opportunities, and a low student-to-teacher ratio top the charts in this ranking.


What Will They Learn
What Will They Learn: Mount graded as a B. The core curriculum is a cornerstone of the Mount experience. All students complete a four-year integrated sequence of courses designed both to convey a common intellectual experience and to provide the intensive training in critical skills needed for success in college and in the workplace. Be sure to compare us to other schools in your search!

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The National Catholic Register
The National Catholic Register selected Mount St. Mary's University to be featured in its Catholic Identity Guide 2016. The Guide describes MSMU as "joyfully Catholic" - and basing its findings on essential elements of the renewal of Catholic identity called for by Pope John Paul II's 1990 apostolic constitution on higher education, Ex Corde Ecclesiae, (Out of the Heart of the Church), and other relevant Church documents.

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