About Mount Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1925, Mount Saint Mary’s University. is a Private college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,831 full time undergraduate students, and 665 full time graduate students.

The Mount Saint Mary’s University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 126 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Mount Saint Mary’s University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate85%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range820-1020
ACT Range17-22

Admissions at MSMC are considered Less Selective, with ,4% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 23 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Mount Saint Mary’s University.

Mount Saint Mary’s University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    25 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    20 Students rated off-campus housing 2.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    29 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    29 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    29 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 83 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    29 Students rated school activities 3.3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    29 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    29 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Mount Saint Mary’s University?

2 Students rated Mount Saint Mary’s University

Brandon - 08/04/2023

I think it is a great environment for living and learning, I feel its nice to make lifelong connections with some really intellectual people. The only downside is, there is not much to do off campus and everything is far because we are on a mountain. The professors are easily reachable, and the classes are challenging but not impossible!

Alex - 06/23/2022

Mount Saint Mary's is great for students who want to focus on academics. If you prefer going out or being more social, you definitely can find students who will join. But you have to put yourself out there and be open to conversation with fellow students. The food is also great and the majority of the professors and kind and understanding.

Mount Saint Mary’s University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Mount Saint Mary’s University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Mount Saint Mary’s University is 85%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I'd tell myself to keep it up. "Hard work really does pay off and it's good that you got started in high school. Now as a senior in my final semester of college, I know you can do this! Keep to it and your dreams do come true. Finding my niche in nursing has been a wonderful experience and I've learned so much about myself along the way. The road isn't always smooth, but this road takes you on an amazing journey. College is a hard hike up the homework, financial aid paperwork, pinching pennies, late nights, and endless careplan mountian... but wait til you make it to the top!! It's never felt better. Be proud of the person this experience will help you grow to be."

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is a small, liberal, mostly all women's college, on top of a steep mountain, tucked in a remote corner of Los Angeles, near the Getty Museum, in the vicinity of Brentwood and UCLA, filled with friendly and hard working people who become the leaders of tomorrow by achieving success both academically and socially, trying to change the world for the better.

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  4. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    The cell phone services for different carrieres. I could not call home in my dorms because of the lack of reception on my cellular phone. I believe it is because of the location of the campus.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who has the willpower and the dedication to want to study in an all girls school. You bulid alot of character in this school so that is definately a good thing if you are a shy person who wants to be strong and independent.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Worst thing about Chalon is that it is on a hill, away from everything. The other thing is that there are apparent cliques, but those can be easily diminished. Also, the administration likes to give students the run around, don't let them. Another thing is the lack of activities going on.

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If you are a student that is looking to attend a college that has over a fifty students to a class and are planning on skipping class every other day becaue you think the teacher will not notice do not attend Mount St. Mary's. Here the professors are not strict because they want to be, they are strict because they want their students to do the best they can and get the highest grades possible.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    i love the location becouse its in the middle of everything. also that its a small school, where one is unable to get lost here. plus, i love the how this campus looks like its very pretty.

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are determined and are really hard workers. Being a small school and having small classes we are motivated to further our education since tuition is expensive and have made sacrifices to attend MSMC. We consider one another like family and are always helping and supporting one another. Since we have a variety of different backgrounds and race we all have different ideas and opinion but what is important is that we all respect each other. All my classmates are really friendly and it makes it better learning with a room full of positive people.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I tell them that it is a private school and that class sizes won't be as big as their classes will be.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Some of the girls are close-minded. They do not appreciate what LOS ANGELES has to offer. They stick to their own race, culture, ethnicity, etc. They don't eat other foods outside their own culture or they don't watch other movies, plays, musicals, etc. Some of the girls are vain and they do not realize that beauty does not get you everywhere.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    academics and sports

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  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It's a small university which emphasizes the importance of academics and career opportunities. It also has small teacher to student ratios which helps the students succeed.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

98% of students attending Mount Saint Mary’s University receive some sort of financial aid. 67% were awarded federal grants. While 95% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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