Mount Aloysius College is a private not-for-profit, four-year liberal arts institution of higher education, located in the city of Cresson, Pennsylvania.
Mount Aloysius College is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. The Religious Sisters of Mercy formed Mount Aloysius in 1853 as a women’s college in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today, the institution is co-educational and welcomes students of all denominations to attend. The school’s campus is located on nearly 200 acres in a rural community in the Allegheny Mountains.
Demographics at Mount Aloysius College:
- Nearly 1,800 students enrolled
- Student to faculty ratio of 13:1
- About 73 percent of undergraduates and 60 percent of graduates study full-time
- Approximately 72 percent of students are female
- About 73 percent of students are White
- More than one-quarter of students are over the age of 25
- Approximately 95 percent of students are from Pennsylvania.
Mount Aloysius College offers certificates, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees in more than 70 programs of study. The academic calendar has two traditional semesters and two or three optional summer sessions. Service learning is incorporated in most programs so that students can get hands-on experience in their field of study. Other special learning opportunities include teacher certification, distance education, and study abroad. Nearly 30 percent of students are enrolled in online education. Students can earn one associate’s degree, two bachelor’s degrees, and four certificates completely online. Study abroad is offered to students who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 and have completed their sophomore year.
Student life at Mount Aloysius includes more than 100 student organizations and clubs in addition to intramural sports, student media, student government, theater, and choir. Other activities on campus include social events, intramural sports programs, athletics, comedians, cultural and educational events, and lectures by guest speakers. Athletic teams at Mount Aloysius College compete in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference of the NCAA Division III and include men’s baseball, men and women’s basketball, men’s golf, men and women’s soccer, women’s softball, men and women’s tennis, men and women’s track and field, and women’s volleyball.
Mount Aloysius College receives more than 1,300 applications for admission each year and accepts about 76 percent of students who apply. To apply, students must complete the Application for Admission with the non-refundable $30 fee. Students must provide all official transcripts from any previous schools attended, official admissions test scores, and health immunization forms. Nursing applicants must provide evidence of completion of an associate degree earned at a regionally-accredited college or diploma in nursing from an approved school of nursing.
Nearly 95 percent of students receive financial aid each year and the average student aid package is nearly $10,000. To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid each year after January 1. Forms of aid available to students include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEO Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Community Service Work-Study, Federal Direct Stafford Loan, Direct Parent Loans, and more than 60 scholarships.
Mount Aloysius College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Master's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:517
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