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200 Years of Tradition

Since 1808 Mount St. Mary’s University has inspired students to become ethical leaders who lead lives of significance in service to God and others. Surrounded by a peaceful mountain campus, students are immersed in rigorous academic offerings, active and exciting social experiences, and enriching spiritual and leadership opportunities that prepare them for meaningful careers and lives bound to make an impact on the world.

Leading lives of significance.

Woven throughout our culture is a passion to serve one another with love, dignity and respect. Our community is driven by our core values and a tireless dedication to student success. Our alumni include countless examples of those who have made an impact on their communities and on the greater world – each leading a distinct life of significance.

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Classroom Size 12:1 Student-faculty ratio.
Great Investment Top 10% The Mount is in the top 10% of colleges and universities nationwide in terms of the long-term earnings for a four-year college degree.
Experience 85% Faculty hold a doctorate or terminal degree.

Exceptional Academic Opportunity

Mount St. Mary's University delivers education at the highest level, with service and experiential learning used to enhance and extend our classroom study. We offer more than 80 undergraduate majors, minors, concentrations and special programs grounded in the Catholic liberal arts tradition, and several bachelor's/master's combinations in partnership with other universities. We also offer more than 20 graduate degrees, postgraduate certificates and adult undergraduate completion degrees through our five distinctive schools and divisions. In addition to the main Mount St. Mary's University campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland, we have a campus in Frederick dedicated to supporting our graduate and adult learners.

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Our Catholic Heritage

As the oldest independent Catholic university in the United States, we are rooted in tradition, yet we are also Catholic in a contemporary way. Our dynamic higher education environment is committed to our mission, which includes an awareness of the diversity of the world in which we live. We are proud to welcome all people on spiritual journeys.

  • Mount St. Mary's Seminary

    Mount St. Mary's Seminary is the second oldest Catholic seminary in the United States. At of the start of the third millennium, 51 alumni priests have been consecrated to the episcopacy.

  • National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

    The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, a Catholic national shrine devoted to the Blessed Mother Mary, is a place of worship, pilgrimage, evangelization and reconciliation. The shrine includes the Grotto of Lourdes Cave which is the oldest known replica of the French shrine in the United States. The placid site also features the Miller Family Visitor Center, a 95-foot tower topped with a gold-leafed bronze statue of the Blessed Mother, and devotional statue gardens.

  • Our Sacred Spaces

    Our mountain is home to many "Sacred Spaces" which serve as living examples of our commitment to our faith and as places for the entire Mount community to reflect and pray.