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