College of Mount St. Vincent

One of the five oldest colleges in New York City, the College of Mount Saint Vincent was founded by the Sisters of Charity of New York in 1847. The Mount is a private, Catholic, co-educational liberal arts college, rooted in the spirit of Saints Vincent de Paul and Elizabeth Ann Seton. Education goes beyond knowledge, skills, and preparation for work: the Mount fosters an understanding of common humanity, remains committed to human dignity, and encourages students' appreciation of their obligations to one another. Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs. The Undergraduate College combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors. Faculty have excellent academic credentials and share a passion for teaching and engaging their students. Small class sizes and personalized attention provide talented students with an exceptional academic experience. Every field of study emphasizes analytical skills; critical thinking; clear communication; and moral and religious thought--essentials for success in every profession. The Mount is located on a scenic 70-acre campus along the Hudson River, in the Riverdale neighborhood of New York City. Students enjoy the campus atmosphere, which includes rolling hills overlooking the Hudson River, historic sites, classic architecture, modern buildings, renovated residence and dining halls, and an NCAA regulation athletic field. With over 35 on-campus clubs, 14 intercollegiate athletic teams, cultural and social events, and countless service and leadership opportunities, students are always exploring their passions outside the classroom. New York City is an invaluable resource, home to prestigious institutions and world-class businesses. The College is just minutes away from Manhattan, ensuring students have ready access to thousands of research and internship opportunities at top business, entertainment companies, health care facilities, government agencies, and more. Mount students take advantage of First Year Experience, a freshman seminar course that introduces first-year students to college life, academic expectations, and support systems; Mount Mentors, which connects industry leaders with students to emphasize the transferability of skills outside the classroom; Mount Pathways, opening doors to students with great promise coupled with academic vulnerabilities; and Programs of Distinction, providing additional challenges and growth to students through the Honors Program and the Seton Service and Leadership Program, which encourages students to serve together and participate in frequent spiritual and faith-based reflections. Students also benefit from the Center for Undergraduate Research, allowing them to produce original work to present at national and international conferences; the Oxley Career Education Program, which assigns a faculty and professional advisor to students to help navigate opportunities such as internships, study abroad programs, and national conferences and fellowships; and IPSL @ Mount Saint Vincent, which provides students with access to study abroad opportunities combined with service-learning, creating greater access to international educational opportunities in over a dozen countries. Mount students immerse themselves into a diverse and supportive community that changes the way they think and helps them realize what matters most. The Office of Student Activities, Leadership, and Commuter Life plans numerous extracurricular events, trips, and activities, with programming that makes tickets to events like Broadway shows, games, and concerts available at discounted rates. Student Activities also offers a range of clubs and organizations, covering interests such as community service, student government, journalism, acting, creative writing, dance, art, cultural awareness, sports management, athletics, film and TV production, history, business, finance, and environmentalism, among others.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1847 Roman Catholic Semester $17.4 million 6301 Riverdale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471 (718) 405-3200
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45 100.0 New York Bronx 612