Learn more about our freshman class!
Mount St. Mary's University is excited to welcome the class of 2016 to our campus community! WIth 461 students, this the third largest class in Mount history - that's over 200 years of Catholic education! These students also represent the highest academic achieving class in Mount history and the second largest minority class ever.
The class of 2016 was selected from an applicant pool of over 5,000. They come from 278 different high schools and represent 24 different states, plus the District of Columbia. Students from Canada, China, Italy, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Peru, and Uruguay are also members of the class. A majority of the students visited campus during their college search; in fact, the university welcomed 300 more Admissions visitors this year than last year. Many of the students have a connection with the Mount that extends through immediate family members.
The Class of 2016: By the Numbers
461 freshman from 278 different high schools
24 states represented, plus the District of Columbia
221 students from Maryland (that's 48% of the class)
70% identify themselves as Catholic
26% identify themselves as minority
The highest GPA was 4.0, while the highest SAT score was 1390 on a 1600 scale
Most popular majors include Biology (59), Business (59), and Criminal Justice (40).
Some common themes...
Most common female names: Emily, Mary, Kelly, Katherine
Most common male names: Joseph, Michael, Matthew, Andrew
Most popular birth month: August
Most popular Maryland hometown: Baltimore
Largest Maryland high school enrollment came from Our Lady of Good Counsel and Mount de Sales Academy.
Largest out-of-state high school enrollment came from Bishop O'Connell (VA) and Notre Dame High School (PA).
We are so glad that the class of 2016 is a part of the Mount family!