Mount Mary University believes that its highest purpose is to educate women who will make this a better world. The students know that the individualized attention and personal support they receive will better prepare them for the responsibilities they will face in life. Known for academic excellence, Mount Mary attracts and retains faculty members who are committed to teaching, and to developing within their students the capacity to achieve their personal best. An intentional emphasis is also placed on the development of leadership skills. Students leave Mount Mary knowing what they can do in the world and for the world.