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Mount St. Joseph University

Cincinnati, Ohio

Mount St. Joseph University provides an education that is highly personalized and individually supportive of each and every student. Founded by the Sisters of Charity, the Mount ensures that every student is served well as they themselves learn to serve well. 

Student Profile

Fall 2016 Enrollment
1,207 undergraduate students
83% of undergrad students are full time
48% male — 52% female
20% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2016-2017 Academic Year
93 full-time faculty
122 part-time faculty
11 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

Fall 2016
56% of first year students live on campus
27% of all students live on campus

High-Impact Practices

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First-Year Seminars and Experiences X
Common Intellectual Experiences X
Learning Communities  
Writing-Intensive Courses X
Collaborative Assignments and Projects X
Undergraduate Research X
Diversity/Global Learning X
Service Learning, Community-Based Learning X
Internships/Coops/Practicums X
Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience X

RETENTION FALL 2016

73% of students began in Fall 2015 and returned in Fall 2016 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 YEAR GRADUATION RATE 2016

52% of students graduated in 6 years

ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2016

Nonresident aliens 0%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Black or African American 11%
White 79%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 3%

ACTIVITIES OFFERED

Campus Ministries X
Choral groups X
Concert band X
Dance X
Drama/theater X
International Student Organization  
Jazz band X
Literary magazine X
Marching band  
Model UN  
Music ensembles  
Musical theater X
Opera  
Pep band X
Radio station  
Student government X
Student newspaper X
Student-run film society  
Symphony orchestra  
Television station  
Yearbook  

COMMON CORE

Arts/fine arts X
Computer literacy  
English (including composition) X
Foreign languages  
History X
Humanities X
Mathematics X
Philosophy X
Sciences (biological or physical) X
Social science X

 

Other: Religion, Justice, and the Common Good

CLASS SIZE BREAKDOWN

Size 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 80 121 76 30 1 1 0 309

CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Coed dorms X
Men’s dorms X
Women’s dorms X
Apartments for married students  
Apartments for single students  
Special housing for disabled students X
Special housing for international students  
Fraternity/sorority housing X
Cooperative housing  
Theme housing X
Wellness housing  
Other housing options  

ADMISSIONS

ADMISSIONS FALL 2016

1,029 Total Applicants
906 Total Admissions
249 Total Freshmen Enrollment

Selectivity
88.05% of applicants admitted

Admissions Deadlines for 2017-18 Admission

Rolling admission? No

Closing date: Aug 18
Priority date: Mar 3

Admissions Factors

Very Important
Rigor of secondary school record
Academic GPA
Standardized test scores

Important
Extracurricular activities
Volunteer work
Work experience
Level of applicant’s interest

Considered
Class rank
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Interview
Talent/ability
Character/personal qualities

Freshmen Profile Fall 2016

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 440 560
SAT Math 450 580
SAT Writing    
SAT Essay    
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT Math 17 24
ACT English 17 24
ACT Writing    

TUITION AND COSTS

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

http://www.msj.edu/tuition-aid/financial-aid-grants-loans-scholarships/net-price-calculator/ 

TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2017-2018

Expenses  
Tuition $28,100
Fees $1,000
Total $29,100
   
Room and Board (on campus) $9,266
Estimated Total On Campus $38,366

FINANCIAL AID

Average Financial Aid Packages 2016-2017 estimated

$20,897 First year students
$15,762 All undergrads

Financial Aid Breakdown 2016-2017 estimated

72% on average, the percentage of need that was met
16% of financial need students that had need fully met

$15,762 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$3,775 Average need-based loan

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