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Study at 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.

Profile of Mount St Mary's University

Mount St Mary's University can be found in Emmitsburg, MD (a rural site not far from an urban area). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Roman Catholic school. Mount St Mary's University is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Master's degree is the highest degree at the school.

Course Topics

The most common majors at Mount St Mary's University are in business and management.

Mount St Mary's University Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 480 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at Mount St Mary's University centered around 470 to 580, but ranged both higher and lower.


A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 2, 157 students were enrolled in Mount St Mary's University.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Mount St Mary's University has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. Mount St Mary's University student athletes compete in Northeast Conference competitions. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

Mount St Mary's University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management232business, business management, accounting, CIO training, non-profit management
Education and Teaching90elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, special education, art education, science teaching
Liberal Arts78English, history, sociology, political science, economics, international relations, Spanish language, social services, . . .
Religion and Philosophy39ministry, theology, philosophy
Media24communication studies
Science23biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Security and Law Enforcement20criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counselling17psychology
Art Studies8art studies
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science, information science
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0sports and fitness management

Contact: Mount St Mary's University

Mount St Mary's University

16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd

Emmitsburg, MD 21727-7799

General Phone: (301) 447-6122


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