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175th Anniversary

We’re proud to be celebrating the anniversary of our founding by the Sisters of Charity of New York in 1847. The Mount is rich in history and vibrant in tradition. From its roots as the Academy—the first institution to offer higher learning to women in New York—in what is now Central Park to its current 70-acre riverfront campus location in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, the Mount is proud to be celebrating 175 years of putting goodness, discipline, and knowledge in action.

Although many decades—almost two centuries—have passed, one thing has remained constant: the College’s unwavering commitment to serving each and every student to walk through our campus gates.

For 175 years, Mount Saint Vincent has stayed true to its mission in the Vincentian/Setonian tradition of excellence, service, and education. Its faculty and staff have guided students to seek the development of the whole person—both within and beyond the classroom, and it has produced alumni who are proud to be “Mount Made” and intent on becoming caretakers of a better world.

Not many institutions get to celebrate their Dodransbicentennial, but the Mount is excited to continue to foster relationships with its students, alumni, Sisters of Charity, associates, staff, friends, and donors to sustain its mission for the next 175 years and beyond.