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Mount Aloysius College

Mount Aloysius College

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Uni facts

Cresson, USA
  • Type Private
  • Rank 5260
  • International students -
  • Nationalities 26
  • Total programs 75
  • Acceptance rate 73%

Study abroad at Mount Aloysius College

Mount Aloysius College is a small, private liberal arts college sponsored by the Catholic Religious Sisters of Mercy, offering both undergraduate and graduate education.

It’s situated in the Laurel Highlands, in the heart of Pennsylvania’s southern Allegheny Mountains. The 193-acre campus is surrounded by mountains, streams, forests and lakes, and offers students countless recreational activities.

The College offers more than 70 academic programs at undergraduate and graduate level in areas including health sciences and nursing, humanities, education, social sciences, natural and applied sciences, business administration and pre-professional study.

Mount Aloysius College participates in the NCAA Division III, and students are able to compete in 15 different sports including baseball, softball, basketball, golf, and tennis.

Mount Aloysius College logo

Why study at Mount Aloysius College?

  • Staff student ratio

    An 11:1 student to teacher ratio ensures students’ learning is personalized

  • High job placement

    99% job placement in certain health majors

Life as an international student

The College is committed to providing small class sizes and students benefit from accessible faculty and staff. Mount Aloysius students are diverse, but committed to the same core values: mercy, service, justice, and hospitality.

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved on campus, with numerous clubs and organizations, honor societies and outdoor activities to help international students integrate with college life.

The College’s Student Success and Advising Office is committed to combining education for life with preparation for professional excellence. This office closely monitors students’ academic performance to ensure they’re achieving academic goals.

Student reviews for Mount Aloysius College

Overall rating
4.2 stars
Overall experience
4.4 stars
Accommodation
3.8 stars
Academic
4.6 stars
University facilities
4.2 stars
University social
4.4 stars
  • Dorina Istrefi
    Albania
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Mount Aloysius College
    Tell us about Mount Aloysius College
    Great accommodation and social life it is a small campus and everyone is nice and helps you.
  • Aloysius Lee
    Malaysia
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Mount Aloysius College
    Tell us about Mount Aloysius College
    It’s not a very big campus but it has what it needs to help a student excel.
  • Kyle Marshall
    United Kingdom
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Mount Aloysius College
    Tell us about Mount Aloysius College
    Overall, Mount Aloysius is a great place for individuals to call home throughout their college years. Accommodation is great and gets better as the years go on. Upper class dorms include kitchens and two bedrooms. Transport could be better but that is most likely due to the location of campus. Fitness facilities are great and appropriate for anyone. Many internationals attend meaning the university is diversified leading to sociability from many different backgrounds.
  • Linh Le
    Viet Nam
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    Mount Aloysius College
    Tell us about Mount Aloysius College
    Staff are really nice. However, there are many cracks in my dorm room.
  • Anton Hoshovsky
    Australia
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Mount Aloysius College
    Tell us about Mount Aloysius College
    The sporting facilities are some of the best in the NCAA third division, making it a goodenvironment to improve sporting skills. The accomodation in the Ihmsen dorm rooms are unsatisfactory to say the least and need to be improved as the conditions were poor at the best of times. However, the upper class male dorm rooms of McCauley and Misciagna are of a much higher quality. Cresson itself is in a good location as it is approximately 15 minutes from Altoona which is a major town, making it easy to buy essential items that students need. It is also close to a major airport - Pittsburgh International Airport, so it makes it easier for international students to arrive and organize transportation to the college.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Group Praying Rooms
  • Library
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Physiotherapy
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Baseball Pitches 1
    • No. of Golf Coursenumber 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
    • No. of volleyball courts 1
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 1
    • Cafe’s 1
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Dance Studio
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 50
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities 2
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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Mount Aloysius College programs

Fees and funding

Mount Aloysius College is a small, private, accessible, and affordable liberal arts college sponsored by the Catholic Religious Sisters of Mercy.

More than 94 percent of students receive scholarships and financial assistance. Mount Aloysius continues to be the most affordable private college in the region, and in the northern United States (Top five percent) according to the US News and World Report.

Residential Student gets $10,000 once accepted (live on campus and under 23 years old) $1,500 residential grant

Students above the age of 23 live off campus and get a $6,000 merit scholarship and $1,000 commuter grant.

Biology $1,000 History / Political Private High School gets $2,000

Case by case basis.

Graduate students have to apply for assistantships, most can get full tuition and stipend.

Location

Mount Aloysius College

7373 Admiral Peary Hwy, Cresson, PA 16630, USA

Mount Aloysius College is located in scenic Cresson, Pennsylvania. The college sits on top of Cresson Mountain. Mount Aloysius College is nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, between Altoona and Johnstown

  • from Pittsburgh

    1.5 hours

  • from the Commonwealth's Capital of Harrisburg

    2 hours

Visa requirements for Mount Aloysius College

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