Rank: 131

Mount Saint Mary's University

Los Angeles, CAwww.msmu.edu
Median SAT/ACT
920/18
Enrollment
2,920
Mount Saint Mary's University stands out in MONEY's rankings for its ability to help students beat expectations. The Catholic women's college significantly outperforms schools with similar student demographics on measures of graduation rates and career earnings.A majority of Mount Saint Mary's students are the first in their family to go to college. Some 60% of undergraduates qualify for low-income grants,...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$57,200
% of students who get any grants
82%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$30,500
Average price for low-income students
$24,900
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
94%
% of need met
62%
% of students who get merit* grants
6%
Average merit grant
$13,700
student success
Graduation rate
66%
Average time to a degree
4.3 years
Average student debt
$21,000
Average salary within 5 years
$47,400
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
30%
admissions
Acceptance rate
77%
Median SAT/ACT Score
920/18
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
N/A

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

See what students are saying on Niche.com

The social scene of this campus is not very lively. Once you get off the mountain down into Westwood area there is PLENTY to do, but on the mountain is strictly isolated and private. There are plenty study areas.Ssince it is a small school, you get to see familiar faces...
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The professors are approachable, every teacher I've had so far has pushed me to be successful. I learn something new everyday. I am able to apply what I learn to my life. Professors are available for office hours because of small class sizes....
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I love my classes, and my teachers are easy to understand and you can tell they really have a passion for what they are doing. I did extremely well this semester and I attest it to my professors being so in love with the subject they get to teach....
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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