Welcome to Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, one of California’s top private colleges. Since 1925, the Mount has been known for delivering a quality education to generations of young women seeking to attend nursing school or gain a degree in education.
Today, Mount St. Mary’s College is much more than nursing and education degrees, however; we offer a wide range of undergraduate degrees, including political science, biology and a respected film program – all right in the heart of Los Angeles. We now admit men to our music and nursing programs.
The Mount specializes in “experiential education” – where students from all walks of life come together to work collaboratively with one another and a dedicated faculty on projects both inside and out of the classroom. Our student body and educators alike believe in the mission of helping others, so many of our internships and programs are designed to give back to our community – on a local as well as global level.
Mount St. Mary’s College welcomes your interest and application. As one of California’s top private colleges, we know you will find your future with us.
Mount St. Mary’s College welcomes all qualified applicants. All our bachelor degree programs are open to women; men are welcome to apply to our nursing and music programs. Our application deadline for the fall semester is February 15.
We have two campuses: Chalon, high in the hills above West Los Angeles; and Doheny, in the heart of historic Los Angeles near downtown.
Chalon is home to our Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of science degree programs.
Doheny is home to our associate degree program, which confers Associate of Arts or specialized Associate degrees in professional programs. Students who enroll in our associate degree program are offered, upon successful completion of their program, the opportunity to transfer to the baccalaureate program (where students earn Bachelor degrees).
High school students may apply for a fee waiver; all other applicants must pay the $50 application fee. To apply for a fee waiver, click here to download the Fee Waiver Application form and complete the top portion. Note that your counselor or teacher must sign the bottom of the form to be considered.
To successfully apply for admission to Mount St. Mary’s College, you will need to provide the following to us:
Official SAT (Reasoning Test) OR ACT(American College Test) Score Report and ACT Writing Score
Required of all first-year applicants and transfer students with fewer than 24 transferable semester hours. Students enrolled in secondary schools outside the U.S. must submit test scores. Depending on fluency, these students may also be required to submit a TOEFL score. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for resident students and international students who have 24 or more transferable semester hours.
The Mount St. Mary's College school code for the SAT is 4493, and the school code for the ACT is 0338.
Optional: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Required of international students for whom English is a second language. Score reports should be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Also required: bank statement; official copies of school-leaving examinations; official SAT results; and the International Supplements.
The Mount St. Mary's College school code for the TOEFL is 4493. This requirement may be waived if the SAT Critical Reading score is 600 or higher.
Passing TOEFL scores
You may also include a personal statement describing an applicable special situation that you feel the Admission team should know.
Send everything to Admissions Office, Mount St. Mary’s College, 12001 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049.
Congratulations on applying to one of California’s top private colleges!
The Mount’s Admission Committee will carefully review and discuss your application. You will be notified of the Committee’s decision by postal mail and through your personal account at the Mount’s website.
If you are admitted, the following events will take place:
If you are not admitted, the following options may be available to you:
Interested in applying early to Mount St. Mary’s College? If you’re planning on attending our Chalon campus as part of our baccalaureate program, simply apply by December 1 and you will receive your admission decision in January. If you are admitted, you have until May 1 to accept the Mount’s offer of admission.
Simply click here to visit the Mount’s Office of Student Financing.