University description (as per official university website)
Mount St. Mary's College, also known as MSMC, is located in Los Angeles, California, United States. It was established in 1925. It was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. MSMC has two campuses in Doheny and Brentwood (the Chalon campus). The Doheny campus is situated on 20 acres of land and is located next to the University of Southern California. The Chalon campus encompasses more than 50 acres along the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. The Chalon campus was built in 1928 and the Doheny Campus opened in 1962.
MSMC has officially recognized a number of Greek Organizations including Kappa Delta Chi, Alpha Tau Delta, Theta Alpha Sigma, Sigma Theta Psi, Pi Theta Mu, and Psi Chi. All these Greek Letter Organizations help to develop leadership opportunities for the students and enable them to participate in various community services.
MSMC also has other student organizations and clubs including the Accounting Association, Spanish Club, African American Council of Women, International Relations Club, American Advertising Federation, Psychology Club, and Women in Science and Health.
Most families at Mount St. Mary's receive a wide variety of financial aid, including scholarships and grants, that significantly reduces the cost of attending the Mount. Last year, more than $33 million was awarded to Mount students, with an average freshman award of $15,955.
The Mount continues its commitment to making college affordable for students and their families. Last year we supported 98 percent of Mount families with financial aid. In addition to need-based aid, the university awards numerous academic scholarships, ranging from $6,000 to full tuition. (Admissions applications are automatically reviewed for these merit awards.) Our Admissions Committee makes its decisions without reference to any application for aid.
The chart below illustrates how the Mount assisted students and their families with scholarships, grants and other financial aid. Total awards will vary based on academic and personal achievement of the applicant, as well as the specific circumstances that affect your expected family contribution. The amounts below represent average awards.