Facts and Figures

Students: More than 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students

Geographical Distribution: Mount students come from 28 states and 9 countries

Academic Programs: The Mount has 40 nationally recognized programs, including a full array of majors and minors in the sciences and mathematics, the humanities, arts, and social sciences, and professional preparation in accounting, business, communication, education, and nursing.

Degrees: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Post-Master’s Certificate

Number of accelerated degree programs: 12

Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Average Class Size: 20

Facilities: New campus dining hall, fully wireless residence halls and academic buildings, state-of-the-art science laboratories, professional black box theater, dance studios, a TV and radio station, and a new sports medicine suite

Athletics: 15 varsity sports for men and women through the NCAA Division III Skyline Conference-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC)

Athletic Facilities: Peter Jay Sharp Athletic and Recreation Center, a new, natural-surface NCAA regulation men’s and women’s athletic field overlooking the Hudson River, and a new 7,500 sq.ft. Fitness Center.

Number of students on intramural teams: 250+

Clubs and Organizations: 25+

Founded: 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, New York

Location: Riverdale, N.Y.

Campus: 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River, just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan

School Colors: White and gold

School Mascot: Dolphin

Accreditation: The College of Mount Saint Vincent is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Did You Know…?

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is among the five oldest colleges in New York City.

The College motto is “Teach me goodness and discipline and knowledge.” (Psalm 118)

Many motion picture and television productions have been filmed at the Mount, including the 2008 film Doubt, starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and episodes of Law & Order, The Carrie Diaries, and The Blacklist.

Fonthill Castle has served as a convent, chapel, museum, chaplain’s residence, and library. Built in 1852 as the country estate of Shakespearean actor Edwin Forrest, the Castle and three other campus buildings in use today are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In the fall of 2014, CMSV students volunteered more than 3,500 hours of service. The 30 members of the Seton Service and Leadership Program served 1,473 hours while maintaining a 3.5 grade point average.

Corazon C. Aquino, who led the 1986 People Power Revolution that restored democracy to the Philippines, was the first female President of the Philippines and first female president in Asia. She was a graduate of the Mount. Read more about our exceptional alumnae/i here.