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1 College Sophomore

Academics: I only say it's the worst because of the stupid nursing department. In the past, I have heard great things about the staff and the department chair and the college was great. The department chair is rude, unprofessional, hypocritical, unorganized, and above all inhumane! The department chair lady has guy that looks like a 80's gym instructor and always in other people's business. What kicks me off is they have a sign on their door stating, "There is no such thing as a quick questions" WHAT!!!

3 College Junior

Academics: It's a liberal arts school so many cores are required, sometimes it is a little overbearing especially for nursing students that have Clinicals and by the time junior year comes cores do not fit into the schedule and so summer and winter classes are a must

3 College Freshman

Academics: It's alright but could be better. Some professors are very helpful and some you wonder why they are even professors.

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2 College Freshman

Academics: registering is the worse process ever

3 College Freshman

Academics: As a nursing major there's a huge focus but not many resources and the department is unorganized

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The College of Mount Saint Vincent takes pride in its small classroom setting in which students and professors can easily interact. Although some may complain about the excessive attention they get from teachers, plenty of others find it beneficial to their academic careers. Professors even set aside office hours for anyone in need of more guidance. The extra help is often sought as a motive to do better and makes for a great GPA booster! Students also find that the small class sizes have helped them create close relationships with their fellow peers.

The College is especially popular for its intense nursing program, which integrates liberal arts and nursing theories in order to create successful nurses. It challenges all students interested in the field and really tests their dedication to nursing. Most students who come out of the program complain about the difficulty, but gradually they develop confidence in having a bright future. The Mount also provides more than 20 other programs for students to choose from; however, they are not as popular as nursing. Before graduating, each student is also required to complete the core curriculum, which is rigid and has limited options.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
13:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
76
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
137
Total FT Faculty
76
Faculty with Terminal Degree
82%
Average Faculty Salary
$69,161
Full-Time Retention Rate
71%
Graduation Rate
57%
Programs/Majors Offered
29
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 50%
  • 20 to 49 students: 49%
  • 50 or more students: 1%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
Undergraduate College
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 4%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: 5%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 16%
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric: 5%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Online Courses
The Mount does not offer online course options.
Best Places to Study
Elizabeth Seton Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Be yourself. It will not be hard to find friends you can feel comfortable and open with.
  • If you are planning to become a nurse or teacher, you're in the right place.
  • Set up study parties. Students are usually willing to help each other prepare for tests.
  • Talk with your professors. They are always willing to help.
Did You Know?
If you qualify for the Honors Program, you are given more course options and the ability to register for classes earlier than the rest of the students. This six-credit course replaces several requirements, giving students the freedom in choosing classes that are most suitable to their personalities.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 16 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 18 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.
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