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College of Mount St. Vincent

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1847
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,497
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $6,051,902
Admissions Address

6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, NY 10471

Website

http://www.mountsaintvincent.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions.office@mountsaintvincent.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.8
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Timothy Nash
Admissions office telephone: (718) 405-3267
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 3 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 1
Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (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 2 4
Science 2 3
Lab 0 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 3 4
History 0 0
Academic electives 3 3
Total academic units 16 20

*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: March 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: N/A
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
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: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 68%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 75%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 68%
Total applicants: 2,144
Total acceptances: 1,459
Total freshman enrollment: 391
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 6%
Male applicants: 568
Male acceptances: 365
Male freshman enrollment: 96
 
Female applicants: 1,576
Female acceptances: 1,094
Female freshman enrollment: 295
Out-of-state freshmen: 13%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 125
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 28
Students enrolled from waiting list: 7

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 17%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 35%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 77%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 60%
Average high school GPA: 2.8
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 100%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 430 – 500
Math: 420 – 530
Combined: 850 – 1030

 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% 0.0%
600-699 6.0% 6.0%
500-599 40.0% 34.0%
400-499 47.0% 50.0%
300-399 6.0% 10.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 0%
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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