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What's Unique about MSMC

Two Unique Campuses

Mount St. Mary's College is set on two beautiful campuses in Los Angeles. Our Chalon campus sits high in the Brentwood hills overlooking Los Angeles, near the world-famous Getty Center. Home to our Bachelors programs, Chalon features striking Spanish colonial architecture and an amazing ocean view. The campus is safe and secluded, yet in the center of everything. If you were a fan of the TV shows The OC or 90210, you'll recognize the Chalon campus as Harbor and West Beverly High School!

The Doheny campus lies in Los Angeles' historic West Adams District. The campus is built on a gated Victorian estate including various former mansions with expansive gardens. Our Associate, Graduate, Weekend College and educational credential programs are housed on the Doheny campus. Many students earn their Associate's degree here, and then transfer to the Chalon campus. If you've seen Spiderman 3 or The Princess Diaries, you've seen this campus, since these and many other movies were filmed there.

No car? No problem! The Mount's shuttle will transport you, free of charge. It travels between campuses every few minutes. There's also a shuttle from the Doheny campus to Union Station, and from the Chalon campus to various spots on the Westside including Third Street Promenade and UCLA.

Access to Excitement

Los Angeles is one of the most exciting cities in the world...and even if you live here, you probably haven't explored all the places that make it great. As the world's capital of entertainment, LA also offers unique opportunities for internships and employment.

Speakers Series

Many notable speakers come to the Mount to inspire, inform and entertain you, from Sr. Helen Prejean, who wrote the book-turned-movie Dead Man Walking, to the former mayor of Los Angeles, Richard Riordan. A variety of academic departments sponsor speakers series, including the Business Administration department and the Film and Social Justice department.

Film Screenings

The Mount's Film and Social Justice program host a variety of film festivals including the annual Human Rights Film Festival. Additionally, there's a weekly movie to kick off the weekend, known as Friday Night Flicks.

Exploring the Treasures of Los Angeles

The ballet. The zoo. The aquarium. The theater. These are just some of the cultural and educational treasures of Los Angeles. Thanks to the Mount in the City program, students can enjoy them for free. Recently, students have attended musical theater at the Pantages Theater and the Ahmanson Theater, taken a tour of the Queen Mary, visited the L.A. Zoo and marveled at dinosaur bones at the La Brea Tar Pits. Ballet was a favorite for Joanna Adams, a nursing major who planned all the arts and theater events. Watching a ballet was completely different than a musical," she said. "You have to watch the dancers' expression and movements to understand their emotions, since they're not talking. I really enjoyed it, she says.


The Mount has a very strong internship program, with more than 55% of students performing internships in their fields. In some majors, a year-long internship is a requirement to graduate. Our Women's Internship Network helps you to make valuable connections with influential women such as city council members, doctors and executives.