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Mount Saint Mary’s University Overview

Mount Saint Mary's University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Los Angeles, California. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Mount Saint Mary’s University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$45,261 Avg Cost After Aid
90% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at MSMU have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at MSMU.
  • In <nil>, 32% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from MSMU with a bachelor's degree make about $72,991 a year. That's 79% more than those who graduate from other schools.

Where Is Mount Saint Mary’s University?


Contact details for MSMU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 12001 Chalon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1599
Phone: 310-954-4000

How Do I Get Into MSMU?

You can apply to MSMU online at:

Admission Requirements for MSMU

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into MSMU?

90% Acceptance Rate
97% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 90%, MSMU is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 3% of accepted students are men and 97% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.

Can I Afford Mount Saint Mary’s University?

$45,261 Net Price
64% Take Out Loans
1.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of MSMU is $45,261. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At MSMU, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $5,805 a year. That adds up to $23,220 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MSMU is 1.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Mount Saint Mary’s University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,532 Full-Time Undergraduates
95% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,930 undergraduate students at MSMU, with 1,532 being full-time and 398 being part-time.


There are also 695 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,532 full-time undergraduates at MSMU, 5% are male and 95% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mount Saint Mary's University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 270
Black or African American 86
Hispanic or Latino 867
White 136
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 169

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at Mount Saint Mary's University. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 21 countries are represented at MSMU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Canada.

Online Learning at Mount Saint Mary’s University

755 Took All Classes Online
2,195 Took At Least One Class Online
281.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 2,195 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MSMU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 109th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of MSMU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mount Saint Mary's University was 281.1%. This is the #228 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at MSMU regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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