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Mount Aloysius College

Mount Aloysius College is a Catholic, private college in Cresson, Pennsylvania, United States. It is a liberal arts college that awards bachelor�s, associate�s, and master�s degrees in the arts and sciences fields.

Location

Address
7373 Admiral Peary Hwy
City
Cresson
State
PA

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1593
Total Graduate enrollment
62
In State Tuition Fees
19328
Out State Tuition Fees
19328
ACT Score
22
SAT Score
1000
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.3
Male Female Ratio
28:72
Acceptance Rate
73%
Student Faculty Ratio
13:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic Church (Sisters of Mercy)
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
The mission of Mount Aloysius College is to respond to individual and community needs with quality programs of education in the tradition of the Religious Sisters of Mercy. Each student will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and to develop values, attitudes, and competencies necessary for lifelong learning within an environment which reflects a liberal arts orientation and a Catholic, Judeo-Christian heritage.
Mascot
Horse
Colors
Navy Blue And Gray
Conference
Allegheny Mountain

College History

History

The history of the College is rooted in the life of the Religious Sisters of Mercy who founded and sponsor Mount Aloysius College. Catherine McAuley founded the Religious Sisters of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland, in 1831 as a congregation devoted to service. Mount Aloysius College traces its heritage to the small community of sisters who were sent to Pittsburgh in 1843. From Pittsburgh, they established a community in Chicago in 1845 and by 1848 they settled in nearby Loretto. On St. Mary's Street in Loretto, the Sisters built a school in a tinner's shop, which was to be the forerunner of St. Aloysius Academy. The Academy, built in 1853, was moved to its present site in 1897. In 1939 Mount Aloysius Junior College was founded through the initiative of Sister M. de Sales Farley, R.S.M. In 1991, Mount Aloysius amended its charter and scope of programs to include bachelor degrees. In the Spring of 2000, the College's charter was again amended to include master's degrees. The U.S. News & World Report college guide ranks Mount Aloysius as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the northern U.S.

College Specialty

Specialty

The mission of Mount Aloysius College is to respond to individual and community needs with quality programs of education in the tradition of the Religious Sisters of Mercy. Each student is provided the opportunity to acquire knowledge and to develop values, attitudes, and competencies necessary for life-long learning within an environment that reflects a liberal arts orientation and a Catholic, Judeo-Christian heritage.

Campus

Campus

Rural, 193-acre (0.78 km2)

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