Our programs, faculty, students, and graduates are exceptional.

Number 1: The Mount has the highest graduation rate in the U.S. for Hispanic students in the sciences and science-related fields and is ranked first in the nation among models of effective teaching. (UCLA study funded by the National Science Foundation)

In the top 10: Among Hispanic-serving institutions, the Mount has one of the 10 best graduation rates in the U.S. Our graduation rate for Hispanic students is 56% better than the national average. (U.S. Department of Education)

Distinctions that matter: The Mount was named a 2014-2015 College of Distinction—ranked as one of the nation’s best places to learn, grow, and succeed.

Road to success: Washington Monthly ranks the Mount #26 for social mobility among the best 255 liberal arts colleges in the U.S. The Mount is a route up.

First-generation success: The Mount’s four-year graduation rate for first-generation students is 67% better than the national average. (UCLA Higher Education Research Institute)

Mount grads get jobs: Their average debt is 10% less than students nationally. Even with the economy at its worst, the default rate on student loans rose to only 53% of the national average. (U.S. Department of Education)

90-100%: The Mount’s pass rate on the NYS Teacher Education Certification Exam. It’s not just in the testing that we excel. In 2012 one of our alums was ranked #1 out of 12,000 New York City teachers.

Alumnae/i give back: The Mount has one of the top rates of alumni giving in the region. In 2012, Giving USA reported an increase of 3.5% in charitable giving nationally, but at the Mount the increase in alumni giving was nearly twice that. In 2013, Mount alumni giving held steady while falling 9.2% nationally. (Bloomberg Report)

Top 10—again: Best Colleges ranks the Mount among the top 10 Catholic colleges and universities in the U.S. and 13th most diverse among colleges and universities nationwide.

No wheels needed: Best Colleges rates New York as the best city in the U.S. for a student without a car. We knew that.

MOUNT STUDENTS are fully engaged—and it shows. Compared to students at peer institutions, they …

  • Are more likely to come to class, revise papers to improve their writing, look up scientific research and resources, seek feedback on academic work, tutor another student, work with classmates on group projects during class, and make a presentation in class
  • Are more likely to engage in intellectual discussions outside of class and less likely to be bored in class
  • Ask questions in class more frequently and see themselves as willing to have their own views challenged more often
  • Are more likely to seek solutions to problems and are more willing to explain them to others
  • Are more likely to evaluate the quality or reliability of information that they are given
  • Are more likely to accept mistakes as part of the learning process
  • Are more likely to display intellectual self-confidence, academic ability, writing ability, computer skills, public speaking skills, creativity, cooperativeness, artistic ability, social self-confidence, and self-understanding

*Source: UCLA Higher Education Research Institute, 2013