Mount St. Mary's College: Narrative Description

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12001 Chalon Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1599
Tel: (310)954-4000
Free: 800-999-9893
Admissions: (310)954-4252
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1925. Setting: 71-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $41.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3097 per student. Total enrollment: 2,257. Faculty: 287 (70 full-time, 217 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 716 applied, 86% were admitted. 36% from top 10% of their high school class, 61% from top quarter, 92% from top half. Full-time: 1,356 students, 96% women, 4% men. Part-time: 448 students, 84% women, 16% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 46% Hispanic, 11% black, 18% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 28% 25 or older, 59% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; health professions and related sciences; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Southern California, University of California, Los Angeles, Sisters of Saint Joseph College Consortium. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $30,417 includes full-time tuition ($20,708), mandatory fees ($1074), and college room and board ($8635). Part-time tuition: $780 per unit. Part-time mandatory fees: $385 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 29 open to all; national sororities, local sororities; 6% of women are members. Most popular organizations: Latinas Unidas, student government, Pi Theta Mu, Kappa Delta Chi, Student Ambassadors. Major annual event: Mary's Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. 728 college housing spaces available; 682 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Charles Williard Coe Memorial Library with 140,000 books, 4,760 microform titles, 750 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1 million. 85 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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