Facts and Figures
Undergraduate and Graduate Students: 3,202
Where Our Students Are From: Mount students come from 28 states and 9 countries.
Academic Programs: The Mount offers more than 70 nationally recognized programs, including a full array of majors and minors in the sciences and mathematics, the humanities, arts, and social sciences, and professional preparation in accounting, business, communication, education, and nursing.
Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Post-Master’s Certificate
Number of Joint Degree Programs: 16
Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Average Class Size: 20
Facilities: There are six residence halls at the Mount, offering resident students in-room wireless access, lounges, kitchens, and study areas. Facilities on-campus also include state-of-the art science and nursing labs, a student activities center, black box theater, professional dance studios, a TV production studio and post-production lab, a radio station, art studios and digital media labs, sports medicine suites, athletic field and gyms, a library, and Hudson Heights, our newest dining hall featuring indoor and outdoor seating.
Athletics: The Mount offers 13 varsity sports for men and women through the NCAA Division III Skyline Conference.
Athletic Facilities: On-campus facilities include an NCAA regulation turf athletic field overlooking the Hudson River, a performance gym and auxiliary gym, dance studios and wrestling rooms, sports medicine suites, and a 7,500-square-foot fitness center housed in the Peter Jay Sharp Athletic and Recreation Center.
Clubs and Organizations: 40+
Founded: 1847 by the Sisters of Charity of New York
Location: Riverdale, NY
Campus: Our 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River and is just minutes to Manhattan.
School Colors: White and gold
School Mascot: Dolphin
Accreditation: The College of Mount Saint Vincent is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Did You Know?
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is among the five oldest colleges in New York City.
The College motto is “Teach me goodness and discipline and knowledge.” (Psalm 118)
Many motion picture and television productions have been filmed at the Mount, including the award-winning film Doubt, starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Viola Davis, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and various episodes of Law & Order, The Sinner, and The Blacklist.
Fonthill Castle has served as a convent, chapel, museum, chaplain’s residence, and library. Built in 1852 as the country estate of Shakespearean actor Edwin Forrest, the Castle and three other campus buildings in use today are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Corazon C. Aquino, who led the 1986 People Power Revolution that restored democracy to the Philippines, was the first female President of the Philippines and first female president in Asia. She was a graduate of the Mount. Read more about our exceptional alumnae/i.