Mount St. Mary's University: Narrative Description

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16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727-7799
Tel: (301)447-6122
Free: 800-448-4347
Admissions: (301)447-5214
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1808. Setting: 1,400-acre rural campus with easy access to Baltimore and Washington, DC. Endowment: $31 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7045 per student. Total enrollment: 2,125. Faculty: 152 (94 full-time, 58 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,881 applied, 85% were admitted. 22% from top 10% of their high school class, 40% from top quarter, 78% from top half. 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,419 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 193 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 11 other countries, 42% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 2% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, 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 Frederick Community College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $30,930 includes full-time tuition ($22,500), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($8030). College room only: $3930. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $750 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $6 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: campus ministry, Rugby Team Club, Ice Hockey Club, Circle K, International Affairs Organization. Major annual events: Opening Picnic, Spring Fling, Mountapalooza. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,185 college housing spaces available; 1,112 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Phillips Library with 210,359 books, 18,675 microform titles, 926 serials, 4,825 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $878,218. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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