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Mount Mary University

Quick Facts

1,358 total enrollment; 735 undergraduate; 623 graduate
Financial aid
Percentage of all full-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 100%
Student/faculty ratio

Mount Mary University is Milwaukee's Creative Campus and our mission is, and always has been, to educate women who will transform the world.  We're bold and proud of it.  And we've been bold since we first opened our doors in 1913 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

Learning at Mount Mary is a conversation—a collaboration—not a lecture.  Professors get to know you as an individual and care just as much about what’s going on with you in and outside of the classroom. We incorporate our signature Design Thinking and Creativity curriculum into all courses, and personalize your educational experience based on how you learn best, because we want you to succeed.

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Mount Mary’s faculty are focused on enhancing your leadership abilities, which will lead you to greater success in the workplace. When you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and open mind to imagine and experiment with innovative ideas that push you to the top of your field.


1,358 total enrollment; 735 undergraduate; 623 graduate
Student/faculty ratio: 11:1


Admission requirements

At least 20 academic units of study in high school, including English (4); college preparatory math (2); history, foreign language, or social science (6); electives (2); satisfactory scores on the ACT or SAT. For international students, Mount Mary accepts any of the following for proof of English language proficiency: TOEFL, IELTS, WESLI and ELS. Each applicant is reviewed  individually.


How AP/IB credits are handled

AP and IB credits are awarded in multiple subject areas. Contact the Mount Mary Admission Office for details.


Degrees offered

Mount Mary offers over 30 degree programs,including: accounting, art therapy, biology, business administration, chemistry, communication, dietetics, education, fashion design, food science – NEW!, graphic design, history, interior design, interior merchandising, international studies (Spanish), justice, liberal studies, mathematics, merchandise management, nursing – NEW!, occupational therapy, philosophy, psychology, social work, sociology, Spanish, studio art, and theology. Mount Mary also offers pre-professional programs in chiropractic medicine, dentristy, dietetics, law, medicine, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.

Master and doctoral programs are also available and are open to both men and women to enroll.


Other programs

Grace and Caroline Scholarship Programs, Promise and TRiO programs, Women’s Leadership Institute Programs, and study abroad


Percentage of all full-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 100%
For institution-specific scholarships, contact: Financial Aid Office or visit

FAFSA Code: 003869

Tuition and Fees: $30,100
Room and Board: $8,870


Conference/division affiliation: NCAA Division III

Women’s athletics

Basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, and volleyball


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2900 North Menomonee River Parkway
Milwaukee, WI 53222-4545


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Mount Mary is the legacy of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, and inspired by their vision which states: "Education means enabling persons to reach the fullness of their potential as individuals created in God's image and assisting them to direct their gifts toward building the earth."