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MOUNT SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY - [MSMU], EMMITSBURG, MARYLAND - ADMISSION

Emmitsburg, MarylandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1808Established Year
  2323Enrollment

Mount Saint Mary's University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Hitaishi Bhatia Hitaishi Bhatia
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Mount St. Mary’s University offers admissions to undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and certificate courses in a number of disciplines including theology, social sciences, biological and biomedical sciences, foreign languages, human sciences, psychology, among others. The institute is a renowned name in the US Education System that provides a total of 40 majors and 38 minors to its aspirants across the globe.

In the fall intake season of 2018, a total of 2406 students enrolled for the university Admissions. Out of a total of 5,462 undergraduate applicants, 68% were offered a place. Thus, seeking admission at the institute is lightly competitive and any candidate with a decent GPA is encouraged to apply at the university for enrollment.

Some salient pointers regarding admissions at Mount St. Mary’s University are as follows:

  • University opens applications for international applicants for the fall and spring semesters.
  • Deadline for International applicants is May 15.
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year but the University also offers Early Action admissions.
  • In response to COVID-19, The institute has transitioned to online teaching learning format and instructional support services

The following are the average GPA and scores of admitted students:

  • The average GPA of admitted students was 3.34.
  • Average Combined SAT score was 1110.
  • Average ACT score was 22.

Highlights

Application PortalCommon Application or Mount Application
Application FeeN/A
Average high-school GPA3.42
Average SAT scores1059
Average ACT scores22
Acceptance rate68%
Academic calendarSemester based
Intake seasonFall and spring
Financial AidYes
Work study programYes
Contact information800-448-4347
admissions@msmary.edu

Admission Deadlines

The institute provides a plethora of courses for international candidates for the seasonal intakes of Fall and Spring. Applications to Mount St. Mary’s University are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year but the University also offers Early Action admissions.

All applicants are required to follow the set deadlines as late applications are not entertained by the institution. The deadlines for admissions are given below:

Freshmen Early ActionNovember 1
Freshmen Rolling AdmissionsMarch 1
Freshmen Spring AdmissionsDecember 1
Transfer Rolling AdmissionsJune 1
Transfer Spring AdmissionsDecember 1

Deadline for International applicants is May 15.

International Student Admissions

The undergraduate student body at Mount St. Mary’s University consists of 1,658 students hailing from more than 9 different countries.

The University accepts international students given that they have met the set deadlines, fulfilled the appropriate requirements and provided the required documents.

Application Portal-Common Application orMount Application

Application Fee- nil

Admission requirements- In order to be eligible for Mount St. Mary’s University Admission, international applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Completed Application form
  • English language proficiency test scores
  • Official transcripts of high school or college
  • Original bank statement or affidavit of support showing availability of funds worth one year at Mount St. Mary’s University
  • Copy of passport
  • Visa certification
  • Mount St. Mary University’s Medical form

English Proficiency Test Scores 

International applicants are required to furnish proof of English language proficiency through any one of the following test scores:

English Proficiency Test ScoreMinimum score
TOEFL (PBT)550
TOEFL (iBT)83
TOEFL (CBT)213

Visa Process for International Students

International applicants are required to apply for an F-1 visa to study in the USA and require 1-20 forms from the University to become eligible for applying for student visas.

  • Upon acceptance to the University, in order to receive the I-20 Form, international students need to submit the following documents to the DSO:
  • Photocopy of passport (visa page and personal information)
  • Financial Documents- Original bank statement or affidavit of support showing availability of funds worth one year at Mount St. Mary’s University
  • Completed international-student-information-sheet
  • The student then has to complete the electronic i901 form and pay the 350 USD SEVIS fee
  • The electronic DS-160 Non-Immigrant Visa Application must be filled.
  • An interview then must be scheduled with the US Embassy or Consulate and following documents must be carried:
  • I-20 Form
  • Financial documents
  • Admission letter to the Mount St. Mary’s University
  • Official Academic records

Mount St. Mary University Undergraduate Admissions

The university offers 70+ majors, minors, concentrations in a number of disciplines at the undergraduate level including theology, social sciences, biological and biomedical sciences, interdisciplinary studies, foreign languages, human sciences, psychology, health sciences, mathematics, communication.

The requirements for Mount St. Mary University Undergraduate Admissions are given below:

Where to apply- Common Application or Mount Application

Application Fee- Not applicable

Admission Requirements- Applicants are required to submit the following documents and fulfill the following requirements at the time of admission:

  • Official transcripts of high school – sealed and translated into English
  • Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT)
  • Completed Application form
  • Resume (optional)
  • One Academic Letter of Recommendation
  • Personal essay (optional)
  • English language proficiency test scores
  • Original bank statement or affidavit of support

Mount St. Mary University Graduate Admissions

The institute offers graduate degree programs in a number of disciplines including Arts, sports management, health administration, business administration, biotechnology and many more for aspirants from different corners of the world hoping to enroll at the university to study in the USA. It also offers graduate certificate courses in disciplines including data science, government contracting, project management, risk management and cyber security, logistics and supply chain management, organizational development and many more.

The requirements for Mount St. Mary University Graduate Admissions are given below:

Where to apply-Graduate Applications

Admission Requirements- Applicants must check the specific deadlines and requirements of their respective programs. Applicants are required to submit the following documents and fulfill the following general requirements at the time of admission:

  • Completed Application form
  • Official college transcripts translated into English
  • Affidavit of financial support
  • Copy of passport
  • Visa Certification
  • English language proficiency test scores- The applicant is required to demonstrate proof of English language proficiency by fulfilling any of the following requirements:
  • The applicant has completed a minimum of 2 academic terms at a US post-secondary institution having English as the main medium of instruction
  • The applicant holds US GED, US high school diploma or international high school diploma from an institute in which English is the main medium of instruction
  • The applicant holds the equivalent of a US baccalaureate degree from a non-US institution having English as the main medium of instruction
  • Official English language proficiency test scores
IELTSMinimum overall score of 7.0
TOEFL (iBT)Minimum score of 100
TOEFL (PBT)Minimum score of 250

Specific Admission requirements for a few graduate courses are given as follows:

ProgramAdmission requirements
MBAGraduate Business Application, current resume, official college transcripts
Master of EducationGraduate Education Application, currently valid teaching certificate, official college transcripts
Master of Arts in TeachingGraduate Education Application, admission portfolio, official college transcripts, Praxis CORE or equivalent standardized scores
Master of Science in Biotechnology and managementGraduate Science Application, official college transcripts, current resume

With an acceptance rate of 68%, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year in a holistic, personalized basis. Factors like academic records, supporting application materials and demonstrated interest in attending are granted importance in admission. Admission decisions are usually released within a few weeks of application submission.

FAQs

Ques. What is the cost of attendance at Mount St. Mary’s University?

Ans. The total estimated cost of attendance for an international undergraduate student at Mount St. Mary’s University is 57,280 USD. After deducting the average scholarships and grants, the true cost of attendance comes out to be 26,414 USD.

Ques. Are any scholarships offered to international students to study at Mount St Mary’s University?

Ans. Mount St Mary’s University offers several need-based and academic scholarships to international students with benefits ranging from 12,000 USD to full tuition.

Ques. Does Mount St Mary’s University accept only Catholic students?

Ans. Though the education at Mount St. Mary’s University is based on catholic liberal arts tradition, it does not only expect its students to necessarily be catholic.

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