Mount Mary College: Narrative Description

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2900 North Menomonee River Parkway
Milwaukee, WI 53222-4597
Tel: (414)258-4810; Admissions: (414)258-4810; Fax: (414)256-1224; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, women only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1913. Setting: 80-acre urban campus. Endowment: $10.4 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $6144 per student. Total enrollment: 1,600. Faculty: 192 (67 full-time, 125 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 310 applied, 78% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 24% from top quarter, 61% from top half. Full-time: 708 students. Part-time: 663 students. Students come from 7 states and territories, 6 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 17% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 50% 25 or older, 11% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 68% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual/performing arts; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $20,370 includes full-time tuition ($15,100), mandatory fees ($170), and college room and board ($5100). Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $440 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $42.50 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 38 open to all. Most popular organizations: department-affiliated clubs, Campus Ministry, student athletics, student government. Major annual events: Investiture, Christmas Madrigal Dinner, All-School Picnic. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 176 college housing spaces available; 143 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: women-only housing available. Haggerty Library with 113,006 books, 4,000 microform titles, 500 serials, 9,832 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $455,612. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Mount Mary is one of 5 private colleges in Milwaukee. The campus is located on the northwest side of the city, about 15 minutes from the downtown area. It is within walking distance of a shopping mall and restaurants. The city of Milwaukee boasts a major symphony, well-respected dance companies, a beautiful lakefront art museum, and a fine natural history museum. Three professional sports divide the Milwaukee seasons. It is also the ideal site in which to explore various career options.

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