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Mount St. Mary's University is a private, liberal arts, Catholic university in the Catoctin Mountain area near historic Emmitsburg, Maryland, with a satellite campus for graduate and adult undergraduate students in Frederick, Maryland's second largest city. As a Catholic university, Mount St. Mary’s graduates ethical leaders who are inspired by a passion for learning and lead lives of significance in service to God and others.

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We’ve got admissions counselors dedicated to serving you; find your counselor and reach out to them with questions about the Mount or set up a time to chat.
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School Counselor Newsletter

Subscribe to our school counselor newsletter and you'll receive about eight to 10 emails per year on how the Mount can help your students in the next stage of their academic journey.

Counselor Advisory Board

Our Counselor Advisory Board brings together school counselors with the Mount's enrollment team to discuss new ideas, possibilities and trends in higher education today.
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16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727

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Job placement after graduation #1 in the state of Maryland based on U.S. Dept. of Ed data for 2018-19.
Student to Faculty Ratio 14:1
Average applicant GPA 3.43

Application Process

To apply to the Mount, you can start an application using either the Mount's application or the Common app.


✔ Official high school transcript

✔ A recommendation letter or form from a teacher or school counselor.


✔ Essay or Personal Statement

The Mount is test optional

  • Students may submit results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the American College Testing program (ACT) and/or the Classic Learning Test (CLT) to the Admissions Office, but these test scores are not required for admission or scholarship consideration. Either direct results from the testing agency or results included on official school transcripts are acceptable. The university's CEEB number is 5421, and its ACT number is 1726. Please see our full test optional policy.

Deadline Information

Students are admitted on a rolling basis with three deadlines

  • Early Action I: November 1
  • Early Action II: December 1
  • Financial Aid Deadline: February 1


Here’s where some of our graduates have landed. You can also read stories about Mount alumni who are living sigificantly.

Employers Graduate Schools Service Organizations
Lockheed Martin Yale University Fellowship of Catholic University Students
National Institutes of Health College of William and Mary Jesuit Volunteer Corps
National Security Agency Georgetown University Peace Corps
Northrup Grumman University of Notre Dame Teach for America
PepsiCo Villanova University

An Affordable Private Education

  • Included in Money magazine’s 2018 Best Colleges for Your Money
  • 2,071 Undergraduate students
  • Automatic merit scholarship review
  • $33,990 average financial aid package for the Class of 2025
  • University scholarships: a complete listing and detailed information on scholarships.
  • Need-based financial aid: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be submitted beginning October 1. The Mount’s deadline for submitting the FAFSA is March 1.

2022-23 Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate expenses for 2022-23 includes room, board, tuition and fees for one year. Costs are estimates at this time and are subject to change. Room and board figures are based on typical meal plan and room selection costs.

Tutition Room Board Fees
$44,330 $7,290 $7,030 $1,540

Special Programs

  • Law (3/3 Dual Degree Program) with the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
  • Nursing (Dual Degree Program) with University of Maryland and Shenandoah University
  • Osteopathic Medicine (4/4 Dual Degree Program) with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Athletic Training Master of Science degree with Bridgewater College – Health Science majors may qualify for 3/2 Program
  • Athletic Training Master of Science degree with Thomas Jefferson University – Health Science majors may qualify for 3/2 Program
  • Dual Degree BS/MS in Biotechnology Management: This program is an accelerated track that allows a student to complete a BS in Biology and/or Chemistry, while also working toward a MSB (Masters of Science in Biotechnology and Management).
  • Dual Degree BS/MBA or BS/MSSM: Both these programs are a 4+1 track that allows a student to complete a BS in accounting, business administration, economics, entrepreneurship, or sport management, while also taking graduate courses towards their MBA or MSSM as a junior and senior undergraduate.


What is is a free tool for school counselors, independent counselors, and community-based organizations to check on student statuses in the admission process. also allows counselors to conveniently and securely submit application-related materials directly to colleges and universities.

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