Academic Excellence

Students begin with a liberal arts and sciences foundation in the core curriculum, and focus on a major in one of five academic schools: Arts & Humanities, Behavioral & Natural Sciences, Business, Education, and Health Sciences.


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Academic Resources

At the Mount, we offer a number of programs and resources that enhance your opportunities for learning and growth.

  • Honors Program - Challenges you to see connections across disciplines and to gain a perspective of the world around you.
  • TOP - Provides full-time undergraduate students with a structured and comprehensive opportunity to gain superior skills in career planning, professionalism and ethical leadership.
  • Academic Advising Resource Center - Provides early intervention, so students can have the greatest chance of success.
  • Academic Exploration Program - Helps to support and guide students as they choose a major.
  • Learning Center - Offers peer tutoring, diagnostic and placement testing, individualized assistance, a Math Center, and a Writing Center.


What We're About

At the heart of the Mount’s mission is an emphasis on leadership through service and a commitment to values, integrity and social responsibility.

Our campus, located atop one of the many beautiful hills of Cincinnati, Ohio, offers a community dedicated to your learning and growth. At the edge of our campus you’ll find our neighbors, and our founders, The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.

Since 1920, their values have infused everything we do. We could not be more proud or humbled by their gentle, shrewd guidance.


2020 Freshman Class Profile

Class attributes The numbers
Grade Point Average (mean) 3.53
Average ACT Score 22.35
Average SAT Score 1052
NCAA Division III athlete 60%
Percentage of men 53%
Percentage of women 47%
Student to faculty ratio 10:1
Average scholarship/grant package $23,052


University Snapshot

Undergraduate students 1,473
Graduate students 405
Doctorate students 153
Student to faculty ratio 10:1
Commuters 87.2%

FACTOID: 21/112 students come from 112 high schools across 21 states

Six-year graduation rate 55% 
Retention rate 73.60% 
Career outcomes rate 98.5% 

Minimum annual scholarship $11,000
Annual transfer scholarship $9,000
Highest annual scholarship $21,000


Career Outcomes

91% of baccalaureate degree recipients surveyed are working or attending graduate school, and 93.4% of graduates with master's degrees are employed.

By School:

Schools Baccalaureate recipients working or attending graduate school
School of Arts & Humanities 97.2%
School of  Behavioral and Natural Sciences 100% 
School of Business 98%  
School of Education 100%  
School of Health Sciences 98% 

*Source: 2017 Institutional Research Fast Facts


Money Matters

The undergraduate average for scholarship and grant awards across the 2015-2016 academic year was $14,872. These awards helped students pay for a total tuition of $26,500.


Earn & Learn

Each and every one of our 35+ majors offer cooperative education. Students are co-oping at more than 100 hospitals, businesses and nonprofit organizations in Greater Cincinnati. For many, it pays off: 36.4 percent of students who co-oped were hired by their co-op employers following graduation.


Sports of all Sorts

The NCAA Division III Mount Lions are part of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Our student-athletes are among the Mount’s most active leaders on campus, working side-by-side with coaches, faculty and advisors to successfully balance classroom responsibilities and team commitments.


Men’s Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling


Women’s Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Aside from offering the excitement of NCAA athletics at the Mount, our university also offers intramural sports for students. These activities help to build teamwork and a greater sense of community at the Mount. Intramurals include Basketball, Dodgeball, Football, Soccer, Volleyball, and Whiffle Ball.


Cincinnati, Ohio

Our location in the major urban center of Cincinnati, Ohio means that the arts, employment, sports, and entertainment are all within a 15-minute drive. Discover Music Hall, Newport on the Levee, the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals, Fountain Square, and more.


Visit Us

We welcome you to visit the University, and to explore the many opportunities that await you. There are a variety of tour and presentation options available for both students and parents. Tours are offered daily (Monday-Friday) at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.