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Mount Mary University

Mount Mary University believes our world needs more diversity, more women, more voices, and more equity to make society better. We invite you to become part of an inclusive learning community that educates students to transform the world.

Did you know Mount Mary University is:

  • Ranked highest for ethnic diversity and second for economic diversity among private colleges and universities in the Midwest; 55% of students identify as ethnically diverse.
  • One of only two Hispanic Serving Institutions in Wisconsin.
  • Among the best for graduating women of all backgrounds. Mount Mary’s social mobility, a metric that measures both graduation rates and diversity, is third in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Report of Best Colleges in 2021.

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.

Quick Facts
1,224 students
(781 undergraduate, 443 graduate)
Tuition & fees
Food & housing
Average cost after aid
$19,227 (2021-22 average)
Student/faculty ratio

Did You Know?

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.”

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Admission requirements

High school diploma, HSED, or GED. Each applicant is reviewed individually based on their complete application, including official transcripts, GPA, and coursework.

How AP/IB credits are handled

Credit is awarded for students scoring 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams; IB credits are awarded based on HL exam scores and vary by subject.

Degrees offered

Mount Mary offers more than 30 degree programs, including accounting, art therapy, biology, business administration, chemistry, communication, education, English, fashion design, food science, graphic design, history, interior design, interior merchandising, international studies (Spanish), justice, liberal studies, mathematics, merchandise management, nursing, philosophy, psychology, RN to BSN completion, social work, sociology, Spanish, student-designed, studio art, and theology. Mount Mary also offers pre-professional programs in chiropractic medicine, dentistry, dietetics, law, medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. Post-baccalaureate certificates, master, and doctoral programs are also available and are open to both men and women.

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

Conference/division affiliation: NCAA Division III

Women’s athletics

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