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Mount Saint Mary's University

Los Angeles, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

12001 Chalon Rd

Los Angeles, CA 90049-1526

www.msmu.edu

Admission Office

12001 Chalon Road

Los Angeles, CA 90049

(310) 954-4250

Fax : (310) 954-4259

admissions@msmu.edu

Contact : Erika Yamasaki

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Private

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

All Women

Hispanic-Serving Institution

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Roman Catholic Church

College Board Code: 4493

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : August 1

Total undergraduates : 2,227

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 402

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 66.0%

Average financial aid package : $37,089.00

In-State Tuition : $44,474.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $44,474.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Urban

Residential campus

Other Characteristics

Primarily a women's university at the undergraduate level, although men are admitted to undergraduate nursing and music programs, undergraduate degree programs offered online or weekends and evenings, and all graduate programs.

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Nov 1

Regular application due: Aug 1

Priority application due : Dec 1

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : May 1

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : Dec 1

College will notify student of early action admission by : Jan 30

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Aug 1

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : Mar 15

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : May 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 7 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Returning for sophomore year : 72.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Hispanic-Serving Institution

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Health Professions : 36.0%
Business/Marketing : 13.0%
Psychology : 13.0%
Social Sciences : 9.0%
Liberal Arts : 7.0%
Biology : 5.0%
Public Administration and Social Services : 5.0%

Associates
Health Professions : 76.0%
Liberal Arts : 20.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting A B
Business Administration and Management, General A B M
Business/Commerce, General B
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services A
International Business/Trade/Commerce B
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General A

Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Early Childhood Education and Teaching A
Education, General B M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General M
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision M
Elementary Education and Teaching M
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching M
Secondary Education and Teaching M
Special Education and Teaching, General M
Teacher Assistant/Aide A

English Language, Literature & Letters
Creative Writing M
English Language and Literature, General B

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Child Development B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
French Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Clinical Nurse Specialist M
Health/Health Care Administration/Management A B
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling M
Nursing Administration M
Nursing Education M
Physical Therapy/Therapist D
Pre-Dentistry Studies B
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies B
Pre-Veterinary Studies B
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse A B M

History
History, General B

Legal Professions & Studies
Pre-Law Studies B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies M
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A B

Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology B
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Applied and Professional Ethics B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B M

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B

Psychology
Applied Psychology B
Counseling Psychology M
Developmental and Child Psychology B
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Health Policy Analysis B
Human Services, General A
Social Work B

Social Sciences
Criminology B
Political Science and Government, General B
Social Sciences, General B
Sociology B

Theology & Religious Vocations
Religious Education M
Religious/Sacred Music B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General A B
Cinematography and Film/Video Production B M
Commercial and Advertising Art A
Documentary Production B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Graphic Design A
Music Performance, General B
Music Theory and Composition B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Accelerated Program

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Cooperative Education

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Washington Semester

Extended Class Availability

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Weekend College

Computer Services

170 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, water jacketed laboratory CO2 incubator, lab rotator, geneamp thermal cycler, microcentrifuge

Geographic Location : 2 miles from Los Angeles.

Very Large City

Urban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 2,227

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 402

Degree-seeking undergrads : 2,227

Graduate enrollment : 659

Student General Information

All students average age : 25

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 97.0%

Out of state students : 3.0%

Part Time students : 22.0%

Percentage of males : 7.0%

Percentage of females : 93.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 2.0%

Black African American : 7.0%

Asian : 15.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 59.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 8.0%

White : 8.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Student resident life largely self-regulated under direction of Residence Council.

1.0% Women who Join Sororities

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 49.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 26.0%

Housing Options

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $200.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Athenians

Sport's Levels Available

Intramural

Counseling And Wellness

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

N

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

N

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Basketball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Soccer

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Softball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Swimming

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Volleyball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $50.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 2,165

Admitted : 1,941

Enrolled : 402

Less selective 90.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Alumni Relation

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required for some: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Statement describing home school structure and mission

Transcript/record of courses and grades

State high school equivalency certificate

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Primary emphasis on school academic record, then test scores, essay, and letters of recommendation. School and community activities also considered. Interview important.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 20.0%

Top Quarter : 49.0%

Top Half : 81.0%

Bottom Half : 19.0%

Bottom Quarter : 4.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 20.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 17.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 20.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 22.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 5.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 1.0%

600 - 699 : 19.0%

500 - 599 : 43.0%

400 - 499 : 30.0%

300 - 399 : 7.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 3.0%

600 - 699 : 12.0%

500 - 599 : 44.0%

400 - 499 : 34.0%

300 - 399 : 7.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 3.0%

24 - 29 : 16.0%

18 - 23 : 50.0%

12 - 17 : 31.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Scores of 4 to 5 received comparable 65 units + fulfillment of 65 requirement. Score of 3 receive elective credit of 3 units.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

0

2

English

0

4

Math

0

3

Science

0

2

Science Lab

0

1

Foreign Language

0

2

Academic Electives

0

1

Social Studies

0

3

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 93.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 16.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

450 - 580

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

470 - 590

ACT Composite

17 - 22


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Art History

4

3

ARMO 300

All

Biology

4

8

BIOL 110, 111

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MATH 247

All

Calculus BC

3

8

MATH 247, MATH 248

All

Chemistry

4

8

CHEM 101, 102

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

3

PSCI 200

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CMSCI 120

All

5

6

CMSCI 120, CMSCI 125

All

Drawing

4

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

4

3

COMM 200

All

English Literature and Composition

4

3

ENGL 100

All

Environmental Science

4

4

GNSCI 106

All

5

4

BIOL 225

All

European History

3

3

--

All

4

3

WCIV 201

All

French Language and Culture

4

6

--

All

German Language and Culture

4

6

--

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEOG 200

All

Italian Language and Culture

4

6

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

4

6

--

All

Latin

4

6

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 101

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 102

All

Music Theory

4

3

FAMU 100

All

Physics 1

4

4

PHYS 101

All

Physics 2

4

4

PHYS 102

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

4

PHYS 202

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

4

PHYS 201

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYCH 100

All

Spanish Language and Culture

4

6

--

All

Statistics

3

3

MATH 105

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

PSCI 100

All

United States History

3

3

--

All

4

3

AMER 202

All

World History: Modern

3

3

--

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Literature

50

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

4

College Composition

50

6

English Literature

50

3

French I

50

8

French II

50

8

German I

50

8

German II

50

8

History of United States I

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Pre Calculus

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Spanish I

50

8

Spanish II

50

8

Western Civilization I

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 69.0%

% of loans / jobs : 31.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 95.0%

% Judged to have need : 96.0%

% that were offered aid : 96.0%

% that had need fully met : 5.0%

% of need met : 66.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $37,089.00

Avg non need-based aid : $14,590.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $21,176.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,414.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $29,482.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 1

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : La Royce Housely

Financial aid office phone : (310) 954-4195

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,801.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Music/Drama

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

External finance company

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$44,474.00

$44,474.00

$44,474.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$44,474.00

$44,474.00

$44,474.00

Room and board:

$12,704.00

$13,952.00

$6,282.00

Books and supplies:

$2,158.00

$2,158.00

$2,158.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$3,830.00

$3,830.00

$3,830.00

Transportation expenses:

$2,334.00

$2,334.00

$2,334.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$65,500.00

$66,748.00

$59,078.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$65,500.00

$66,748.00

$59,078.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.4

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 70

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 70

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 374

Transfers admitted percentage: 41.0%

Transfers admitted: 154

Transfers enrolled percentage: 20.0%

Transfers enrolled: 76

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

For nursing major transfer applicants: minimum 3.7 grade point average required, admissions exam, prerequisites for Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $50.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $44,474.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $12,704.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $13,952.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,801.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 75

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students