Mount Aloysius College

Mount Aloysius College


Mount Aloysius College is a private, comprehensive, Catholic liberal arts college sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Established in 1853, the College today specializes in both undergraduate and graduate education. Since the founding of the College, more than 16,000 men and women have become proud Mount Aloysius College alumni. The College is committed to providing a small classroom size and a highly structured environment. There are over 2,500 students enrolled on the 193-acre campus. The main building is a picturesque structure dating to 1897.

Programs Supporting First-Generation College Students

Pre-College Prep & Outreach Accepted Student Day

This takes place at the end of March to help bridge the gap between committing to Mount Aloysius College and beginning orientation before classes begin. It is a full day, informative with information from every service provided on campus, each academic major, clubs, athletics, etc. It’s a great day to meet future classmates and learn even more about MAC.

Pre-College Summer Experience Mount Aloysius Academic Preparation Program (MAAPP)

For first semester freshmen to assist them in making sure they are academically prepared for college, the MAAPP program is a residential early entrance and transition week program aimed at easing the transition from high school to college, thereby increasing a student's chance for being successful at Mount Aloysius College.

Open House, Fly-in, Visit Open House and Horizon Days

The largest of our visitations, our Open Houses are designed to accommodate a large number of students and their families. Rather than meeting in the Admissions Office, events take place in our Health and Physical Fitness Center, where several campus representatives, including the College President, highlight the benefits of attending Mount Aloysius College. At the conclusion of the opening remarks, you'll be separated into a small group of students according to the major you're interested in to tour our campus with a current student in your major! Complete a fee-waived application during these tours and receive free MAC campus gear! After a break for lunch and entertainment, you'll have an opportunity to participate in our resource fair. Professors, athletic coaches, student affairs professionals, and current students are available to answer any questions you may have.

Student Diversity

  • 2,500
  • 35/65
  • 70%
    First-generation college students
  • 1%
    American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 3%
  • 9%
    Black or African American
  • 2%
  • 1%
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 82%
  • n/a
    Two or more races
  • 3%
    Race and/or ethnicity unknown
  • 8%

Student Success

  • 72%
    First-to-second year retention
  • n/a
    Six-year graduation
  • n/a
    Six-year graduation for underrepresented minority groups
  • 75%
    Freshmen who live on campus
  • 36%
    Undergraduates who live on campus
  • 175
    Full-time faculty
  • n/a
    Full-time minority faculty
  • 12:1
    Student–faculty ratio
  • Top 5 Majors

    Nursing Medical Imaging Business Administration Criminology Biology - Pre-Med


Cost of Attendance

  • $18,640
  • $18,640
    In-state Tuition
  • n/a
    Required Fees
  • $9,200
    Room and Board

Financial Aid

  • n/a
    Total institutional scholarships/grants
  • $10,000
    Average aid package
  • $25,000
    Average student loan debt upon graduation (of those who borrow)
  • 60%
    Pell Grant recipients among freshmen
  • 94%
    Students with financial need
  • n/a
    Students with need awarded financial aid
  • n/a
    Students with need awarded need-based scholarship or grant aid
  • n/a
    Students with need whose need was fully met


Applicant Academics

  • 1,275
    # of applicants
  • 65%
  • 3.00
    Average HS GPA
  • 20
    ACT Composite
  • 425—535
    SAT Critical Reading
  • 420—525
    SAT Math
  • 400—535
    SAT Writing
  • n/a
    SAT/ACT optional


  • Rolling
    Regular application closing date
  • $30
    Application Fee
  • $30
    Application Fee (online)
  • yes
    Fee waiver for applicants with financial need
  • n/a
    Early decision plan
  • n/a
    Early decision application closing date
  • n/a
    Early action plan
  • n/a
    Early action application closing date