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Mount St. Mary’s University Recommended in Popular Guide to Choosing Catholic Colleges, Universities

NewmanEmmitsburg, Md. – Mount St. Mary’s University is recommended by The Cardinal Newman Society in the latest edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.

The Newman Guide says of Mount St. Mary’s: “Mount St. Mary’s University is a small private university offering a vibrant athletics, student life, and outdoor recreation program, numerous majors, and a solid common curriculum, the Veritas Program, rooted in the Catholic liberal arts tradition. Students have numerous opportunities to grow socially and spiritually.”

“It is an honor to be included in the Newman Guide,” said University President Thomas H. Powell. "We are a joyfully Catholic university and this recognition highlight’s the Mount’s faithfulness to our Catholic mission, our strong academics, and our dedicated faculty, students and staff who strive to bring our Catholic identity to life." 

Published since 2007, The Newman Guide recommends 28 colleges, universities and online programs for strength of Catholic identity and academic excellence, with an emphasis on undergraduate education.  Primary sections include in-depth information on academics, spiritual life, residence life and student activities.  Twenty-two of the recommended colleges are in the United States, while 4 are English-language instruction programs in other countries, and 2 programs are online. 

“Because every Catholic college is unique, families need more than simple checklists or government-collected data to make decisions,” said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society.  “Whereas most other guides rely on the same data, The Newman Guide digs deeper and draws upon our 20 years of promoting and defending faithful Catholic education.”

The Newman Guide and its updated companion magazine My Future, My Faith make searching for and getting advice on faithful Catholic colleges and universities easy. They are both available for free online and to order at

 “For those students seeking a college education, I cannot recommend enough that they take a close look at the broad range of faithful colleges recommended in The Newman Guide,” said Thomas Mead, Executive Vice President of the Newman Society and managing editor of the guide and magazine.  “While strong Catholic campus ministries at secular colleges can minimize the well-documented and too often destructive secular influences at public colleges and universities, only at a faithful Catholic college will a student be able to find a truly Catholic education.” website offers all of the content contained in The Newman Guide and My Future, My Faith and more than 400 pages of additional material about the recommended colleges.  New for the 2014 edition is a news feed of recent stories about each college and updates to each recommended college’s photos, videos and social media links.

In addition, and at the request of countless Catholic families, the Newman Society asked nearly 100 questions of each college on everything from Mass and confession times to what majors are offered, and from visiting hours in the dorms to a list of campus clubs and activities, and everything in between.  Updated answers from the colleges are now available.

Founded in 1808, Mount St. Mary’s University is the nation’s second oldest Catholic university — offering a rigorous educational experience rooted in the liberal arts.

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