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Mount St. Mary's College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1925
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,921
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $65,491,696
Admissions Address

12001 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Website

http://www.msmc.la.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@msmc.la.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dean Kilgour
Admissions office telephone: (310) 954-4250
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: January 1
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.msmc.la.edu/admissions/applyingtoMSMC/apply_online.htm  
Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 2 3
History 2 3
Academic electives 2 3
Total academic units 25 30


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: July 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 86%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 62%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 97%
Total applicants: 1,069
Total acceptances: 914
Total freshman enrollment: 356
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 26%
Male applicants: 21
Male acceptances: 10
Male freshman enrollment: 9
 
Female applicants: 1,048
Female acceptances: 904
Female freshman enrollment: 347
Out-of-state freshmen: 5%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 36%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 64%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 95%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 10%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 90%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 460 - 540
Math: 440 - 550
Combined: 900 - 1090


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 1.0%
600-699 8.0% 10.0%
500-599 43.0% 40.0%
400-499 44.0% 41.0%
300-399 4.0% 8.0%
200-299 N/A N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 10%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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