Mount St. Mary's University

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world rank  3052

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University Overview

Established in 1808, Mount St. Mary's University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small town of Emmitsburg (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Maryland. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Baltimore, Washington. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Mount St. Mary's University (MSM) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Mount St. Mary's University (MSM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 210 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. MSM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Acronym MSM
Founded 1808
Motto Spes Nostra
Our Hope
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg (population range: 2,500-9,999)
21727-7799 Maryland
United States
T +1 (301) 447 5214
F +1 (301) 447 5860
Other locations Baltimore, Washington

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg 21727
+1 (301) 447 5214
800 448 4347

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 100-199
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Diocesan

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Mount St. Mary's University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), Commission on Accrediting
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)


  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018