Mount Angel Seminary

Overview of Mount Angel Seminary

The campus of Mount Angel Seminary is in Saint Benedict, OR, which is a rural site not far from an urban area. Its Roman Catholic nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Mount Angel Seminary is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

Mount Angel Seminary is known for its programs in religion and philosophy.

Mount Angel Seminary Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply.


Mount Angel Seminary maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 181 students enrolled (99 full-time equivalent). A very high share of students at Mount Angel Seminary are male.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Mount Angel Seminary offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Mount Angel Seminary, an apostolate of the Benedictine monks of Mount Angel Abbey, is a school of which the primary urpose is the human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral formation of men for the Roman Catholic priesthood. The Seminary is comprised of a Graduate School of Theology and a College of Liberal Arts. For seminarians requiring additional preparation to enter the Graduate School and College, the Seminary has Pre-Theology and Accelerated College English (ACE) programs. In addition, the Graduate School of Theology offers a theological education to qualified lay men and women. The Seminary's programs adhere to the norms established by the Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as stated in the Program of Priestly Formation."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Mount Angel Seminary

Mount Angel Seminary
1 Abbey Dr
Saint Benedict , OR 97373-0505
General Phone: (503) 845-3951

Mount Angel Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy51philosophy, theology, ministry, pre-ministerial studies

Number of programs and degrees for Mount Angel Seminary in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree171
Master's degree211
First-professional degree71
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years61

Mount Angel Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mount Angel Seminary had a total enrollment of 181 students (99 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 100%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 33%
Graduate 31%
First Professional 35%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 40%
Black 3%
Hispanic 29%
Asian 21%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 7%
20-21 7%
22-24 11%
25-29 24%
30-34 22%
35-39 13%
40-49 8%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Mexico5%
Northern Marianas5%

Mount Angel Seminary Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 100 %

Mount Angel Seminary Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Mount Angel Seminary Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,573
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,573
Room and board $ 9,381
Room charge $ 3,502
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,879
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,000

Financial Aid:
Mount Angel Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 320300)

Mount Angel Seminary Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year2*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year3$34,1922*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year6$41,4264$41,556

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$57,8911*
Associate professoracademic year5$45,6021*
Assistant professoracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year9$48,8532*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Mount Angel Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

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