Mount St Mary’s University (Mount St. Mary's University)

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Mount St Mary's University can be found in Emmitsburg, MD, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Mount St. Mary's University has an enrollment of about 2,500 students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 990 (25th percentile) - 1200 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 19 (25th percentile) - 24 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants accepted to Mount St Mary's University. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Mount St. Mary's University average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.25 for accepted students. Mount St. Mary's University accepts roughly 70 percent of students applying per year. Of those that are admitted, nearly 15 percent registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Mount St. Mary's University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Mount St Mary's University was reported as 74.8% in Fall 2020 with over 4,720 applications submitted to Mount St. Mary's University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Mount St. Mary's University ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • Mount St. Mary's University Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Mount St Mary's University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Mount St. Mary's University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Mount St. Mary's University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 61.5%
  • 2017-2018: 64.2%
  • 2018-2019: 68.1%
  • 2019-2020: 74.8%
  • Projected Mount St. Mary's University Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 64.4%

How Does Mount St. Mary's University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Mount St Mary's University is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Gettysburg College48.1%
Hood College65.3%
McDaniel College91.8%
Wilson College92.8%
Shepherd University96.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Mount St. Mary's University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 610
Math490 - 590
Total Score990 - 1200
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 25
Math17 - 25
Composite Score19 - 24
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