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Mount St. Mary's University is a private, liberal arts, Catholic university in Catoctin Mountains near historic Emmitsburg, Maryland, with a satellite campus for adult students in Frederick, Maryland's second largest university. As a Catholic university, Mount St. Mary’s focuses on graduating 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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If you can't get to the Mount, we'll bring the Mount to you. Find a location and date that works for your schedule and learn more from our admissions representatives.

Group Visits

If you are interested in bringing a high school group to the Mount, please contact Lara Truitt, assistant director of admissions, at 301-447-5449 or submit a request for a group visit.

Counselor Advisory Board

Mount St. Mary’s University’s Counselor Advisory Board is a committee that brings together school counselors from both public and private, small and large secondary education schools to assist the enrollment management team in discussing new ideas, possibilities and trends in higher education today.

Are you interested in learning more about the Counselor Advisory Board and possibly joining? If so, we encourage you to complete an interest form so we can send you more information. If you have any additional questions about the Counselor Advisory Board, please contact Admissions Counselor Grant Henry at or 301-447-5028.

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 13:1
Average applicant GPA 3.5

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 now 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 two deadlines – Early Action and Regular Decision.

  • Early Action: Application and materials due by November 1 with a decision guaranteed  by Christmas.
  • Regular Decision: Application  and materials due by March 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
  • 1889 Undergraduate students
  • Automatic merit scholarship review
  • $30,866 average first-year student scholarship and grant award.
  • 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.

2019-20 Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate expenses for 2019-20 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
$41,170 $6,780 $6,550 $1,420

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