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Mount Ranks Among Best Small Colleges in Nation


Money magazine has published its annual college issue and the University of Mount Saint Vincent has placed as one of the highest-ranking Best Small Colleges, coming in at #46 in the nation.

Money’s recognition celebrates that the University of Mount Saint Vincent provides exceptional, life-changing opportunities for students of every background,” said Mount President Charles L. Flynn, Jr. “I’m delighted, not only with the recognition, but also with the knowledge that our students and faculty deserve it.”

The Best Small Colleges list includes colleges and universities that provide students a more intimate academic experience with fewer than 5,000 students.

The College also ranked #141 overall on the publication’s list of Best Colleges for Your Money 2018.

According to Money, 727 colleges and universities across the country were ranked based on factors that combine educational quality, affordability, and alumni success. Both rankings were determined by data calculated from the U.S. Department of Education, Peterson’s, and PayScale.

“At a time when the value of a college education is being carefully analyzed, imagine how gratified the faculty and staff here all feel to be numbered among the institutions delivering the best value for an investment in a four-year degree,” said Mount Trustee Stefano Acunto, president and chief executive officer of of CINN Group, Inc. “We are truly student centered, with an emphasis on excellence in instruction and on personal interaction with our faculty.”

This is not the first time the Mount has stood out as an exceptional institution.

In 2018 alone, College Consensus ranked the Mount as one of the Best Regional Universities in the North; Colleges of Distinction recognized the College for its profound commitment to innovative, high impact educational practices, as well as for its exceptional Nursing, Education, and Business programs; U.S. News & World Report featured the Mount in its Best Regional Universities category; and the College was included among the top-performing schools in the 2018 College & University Rankings by WalletHub.

Mount Saint Vincent is frequently recognized as a leading liberal arts institution that maintains a commitment to both academic quality and affordability. The College is not just a leader in the region, but also across the nation.

Learn more about the College’s national recognition.

About the University of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the University of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational, and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.