Mount Saint Mary's University

country rank  1450
world rank  4538

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University Overview

Founded in 1925, Mount Saint Mary's University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large metropolis of Los Angeles (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Mount Saint Mary's University (MSMU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) women only US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Mount Saint Mary's University (MSMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 95 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. MSMU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym MSMU
Founded 1925
Motto Deus Illuminatio Mea
God, My Light
Colours Purple and gold

University Location

Address 12001 Chalon Road
Los Angeles
90049-1599 California
United States
Tel +1 (310) 954 4000
Fax +1 (310) 954 4019

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Women Only
Minority Serving Hispanic-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 12001 Chalon Road
Los Angeles 90049
(310) 954 4250
800 999 9893

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet - www.csjsl.org

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Mount Saint Mary's University's Library
Mount Saint Mary's University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 117,204 physical volumes, 47 physical media, 31,666 digital/electronic medium and 258 licensed digital/electronic databases. Mount Saint Mary's University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Mount Saint Mary's University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 655 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1952


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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