Mount Saint Mary's University

Private, Four-years School Located in Los Angeles, CA

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How much is the Mount Saint Mary's tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Mount Saint Mary's's tuition & fees is $48,132.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $70,737 when a student lives on-campus.

Mount Saint Mary's Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$48,132
Books & Supplies Costs$2,330
On-campus Room & Board$13,217
On-campus Expenses$7,058
Off-campus Room & Board$15,674
Off-campus Expenses$7,058
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$51,042

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Mount Saint Mary's for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $207,296 at Mount Saint Mary's. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $301,838. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $195,369.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$49,565$71,104$45,646
Sophomore (2024-25)$51,042$73,921$47,706
Junior (2025-26)$52,562$76,867$49,871
Senior (2026-27)$54,127$79,946$52,146
4 Years Total$207,296$301,838$195,369
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$51,042$73,921$47,706
Sophomore (2025-26)$52,562$76,867$49,871
Junior (2026-27)$54,127$79,946$52,146
Senior (2027-28)$55,739$83,167$54,539
4 Years Total$213,470$313,902$204,262
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$52,562$76,867$49,871
Sophomore (2026-27)$54,127$79,946$52,146
Junior (2027-28)$55,739$83,167$54,539
Senior (2028-29)$57,399$86,536$57,055
4 Years Total$219,827$326,516$213,611
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$54,127$79,946$52,146
Sophomore (2027-28)$55,739$83,167$54,539
Junior (2028-29)$57,399$86,536$57,055
Senior (2029-30)$59,109$90,060$59,701
4 Years Total$226,374$339,709$223,441
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$55,739$83,167$54,539
Sophomore (2028-29)$57,399$86,536$57,055
Junior (2029-30)$59,109$90,060$59,701
Senior (2030-31)$60,869$93,749$62,486
4 Years Total$233,116$353,511$233,781

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Mount Saint Mary's' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $23,111.
In-StateOut-of-State
Mount Saint Mary's University$48,132
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Mount Saint Mary's and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Mount Saint Mary's UniversityLos Angeles, CA$48,132$13,894
La Sierra UniversityRiverside, CA$35,910$15,997
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at MontereyMonterey, CA$47,026$47,026
Carroll UniversityWaukesha, WI$37,230$14,454
Chaminade University of HonoluluHonolulu, HI$29,970$26,040
University of New EnglandBiddeford, ME$42,550$32,175
Centenary UniversityHackettstown, NJ$37,732$19,350
Graceland University-LamoniLamoni, IA$33,220$11,991
North Greenville UniversityTigerville, SC$24,650$11,474
DeVry University-TexasIrving, TX$17,488$17,552
Quincy UniversityQuincy, IL$35,740$11,475

Financial Aid and COA

At Mount Saint Mary's University, 1,808 students (94%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $24,721.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Mount Saint Mary's is $46,016 for students living on-campus and $48,473 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 365 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $33,604 and the average amount of student loans is $5,927.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$70,737
COA (off-campus)$73,194
Tuition & Fees$48,132
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$22,605
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$25,062
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$46,016
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$48,473
Average Financial Aid$24,721
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,80894%$24,721
Pell Grants1,06455%$5,065
Federal Student Loan1,34870%$7,466
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid365100%-
Grants or Scholarships365100%$33,604
Federal Grants24166%$5,456
Pell Grants22862%$5,479
Other Federal Grants216%$3,133
State/Local Grants23865%$7,693
Institutional Grants365100%$24,985
Student Loan Aid26773%$5,927
Federal Student Loans25470%$5,421
Other Student Loans134%$15,818

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Mount Saint Mary's's acceptance rate is 90.12%. A total of 1,710 applicants applied to and 1,541 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 367 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 23.82%.
To apply to Mount Saint Mary's, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and Completion of college-preparatory program.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,71058$1,652
Admitted1,54149$1,492
Enrolled36714$353
Acceptance Rate90.12%84.48%90.31%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.82%28.57%23.66%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Mount Saint Mary's University has a total of 2,440 students including 1,797 undergraduate and 643 graduate students. By gender, there are 274 male students and 2,351 female students attending Mount Saint Mary's. The school offers online degree programs and 174 students enrolled online exclusively (7.13% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,625 2742,351
Undergraduate1,930 1261,804
Graduate695 148547

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address12001 Chalon Rd, Los Angeles, CA
Phone310-954-4000
WEBhttps://www.msmu.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered106 Programs
Online Program Offered4 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered21 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate75.76%
Yield20.86%
Student Population2,440
Graduation Rate59%
Transfer-out Rate31%
Retention Rate77%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties127 (Full-time), 285 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs417 (Full-time), 296 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$93,839
Average Staff Salary$66,958