Mount St Mary's University

Mount St Mary's University

Mount St. Mary's University, founded in 1808 by Father John DuBois, is a private, Catholic university of arts located in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The campus of the university is spread across an area of 1400 acres. It offers graduate and undergraduate programs. There are also courses in adult education. The Division of Continuing Studies is organized by the university to facilitate continuing education.

Mount St. Mary's University's athletics department fields more than 12 men's and women's sports teams. They compete in NEC Championship and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. They are nicknamed as the Mountaineers. They participate in sports including baseball, basketball, soccer, cross country, and softball. Some of the notable alumni of the university are John LaFarge, artist; Geno Baroni, civil rights and anti-poverty activist; and Edward J. Flanagan, founder of Boys Town.

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Mount St Mary's University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd
Emmitsburg , MD 21727-7799
General Phone: (301) 447-6122

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Mount St Mary's University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management219business, business management, non-profit management, accounting, CIO training
Liberal Arts73German language, French language, Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, social services, economics, international relations, political science, ...
Religion and Philosophy62philosophy, theology, ministry
Education and Teaching55elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, art education
Science26biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Media24communication studies
Therapy and Counseling20psychology
Security and Law Enforcement17criminal justice and safety
Art Studies11art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4sports and fitness management
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science, information science

Number of programs and degrees for Mount St Mary's University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree35827
Postbaccalaureate certificate03
Master's degree1265
First-professional degree361

Mount St Mary's University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mount St Mary's University had a total enrollment of 2,157 students (2,191 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 74%
Graduate 26%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 83%
Black 5%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 33%
20-21 33%
22-24 10%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%

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

New Jersey13%
New York5%
Washington, DC1%
(International Students)1%
North Carolina1%

Mount St Mary's University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %

Mount St Mary's University Room and Board (2007)

Mount St Mary's University offers campus housing for 1,313 of its 2,191 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Emmitsburg, Maryland for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maryland Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Mount St Mary's University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480580
SAT Math480590
SAT Writing480580

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT99%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Mount St Mary's University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,560
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,560
Room and board $ 9,520
Room charge $ 4,784
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,736
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 800

Financial Aid:
Mount St Mary's University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 208600)

Mount St Mary's University Faculty

Mount St Mary's University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1619
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1811

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 year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*1*

*: 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 year18$81,8056$85,062
Associate professoracademic year22$65,90211$65,268
Assistant professoracademic year22$53,82618$52,935
Lectureracademic year7$47,42711$48,561
All faculty totalacademic year69$64,32646$59,029

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

Mount St Mary's University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Northeast Conference
Baseball Northeast Conference
Track Northeast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5369122

Mount St Mary's University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Information Resources Management/CIO Training
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

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

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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