The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College Recommends the Mount
Emmitsburg, Maryland – Mount St. Mary’s University has once again been chosen by the Cardinal Newman Society to appear in the 2012-13 Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. The Cardinal Newman Society selects colleges for the guide using rigorous standards for academic excellence and fidelity to Catholic teaching. This marks the Mount’s third consecutive appearance in the prestigious guide.
"We are honored to be included in the latest edition of The Newman Guide," said University President Thomas H. Powell. "This recognition affirms what we truly believe … the Mount is Catholic in a contemporary way, aware of the diversity of the world in which we live and at the same time proud of our Catholic mission and our Catholic heritage."
The Guide describes Mount St. Mary’s University as “a small private university offering a vibrant athletics, student life, and outdoor recreation program, numerous majors, and a solid common curriculum (the Veritas Program) rooted in the liberal arts tradition. Students have numerous opportunities to grow socially and spiritually.” It adds, “Given the University’s idyllic setting and deep heritage, its strengthened embrace of Catholic education, a solid core curriculum, and vibrant student life, the Mount is deservedly getting more attention from families nationwide.”
The Mount 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.
“It’s not enough that our Catholic sons and daughters survive college with their faith intact,” said Patrick J. Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society. “Catholic college graduates should be wise, pure, and ready to serve with distinction in any career and vocation. The colleges and universities in The Newman Guide provide this preparation for life.”
The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College features profiles for each institution recommended with information on academics, residence life, student activities and spiritual life. The profiles are completely updated after extensive campus visits and/or interviews with faculty, staff, administrators, students and alumni.
Founded in 1808, Mount St. Mary’s University is the nation’s second oldest Catholic university — offering a rigorous educational experience rooted in the liberal arts.