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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.

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Why study at Mount Aloysius College?

  • Student-staff 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
4.18181818 stars
Based on 11 reviews
Overall experience
4.4545 stars
3.5455 stars
4.7273 stars
University facilities
4.2727 stars
University social
3.9091 stars
  • Dorina Istrefi
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    Mount Aloysius College Biomedical Sciences
    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
    Overall experience 4 stars
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    Mount Aloysius College Agribusiness
    Tell us about Mount Aloysius College
    It’s not a very big campus but it has what it needs to help a student excel.
  • Reham Altarfawi
    Saudi Arabia
    Overall experience 5 stars
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    Mount Aloysius College English
    Tell us about Mount Aloysius College
    It is very beautiful in terms of providing everything from accommodation, communication and comfort.
  • Ryan Peddle
    New Zealand
    Overall experience 5 stars
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    Mount Aloysius College Criminology
    Tell us about Mount Aloysius College
    Personally, I have enjoyed my experience through mostly all aspects. However, one issue I have faced is the campus is based a 15-20 drive away from the nearest city and as I don’t have a car this has sometimes caused myself issues. Accommodation has been average. Living in the first year’s dorm it is rather basic and old. However, something I do like about this is that all the freshmen are together, making it easier to get better connections
  • Nicholas Anagnostiadis
    Overall experience 4 stars
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    Mount Aloysius College Business Administration
    Tell us about Mount Aloysius College
    Facilities are great for such a small sized college. Campus life is a bit quiet compared to other universities, yet i enjoy it and think it suits me.

What Mount Aloysius College says

  • Andrew Clouse

    Andrew Clouse

    Mount Aloysius College International Student Coordinator
    Andrew Clouse says

    The closeness of our campus community makes it a great place to learn and take the next steps in life and careers. We are very career-oriented and I think the individual attention students receive shows in their success later in life.

    The individuality and attention we give our students especially on the international side is one of the best things about Mount Aloysius College. We have a strong and robust group of international students that you don't find everywhere.

    Mount Aloysius offers a range of facilities for international students including career services, tutoring, and counseling - all free for the students to take advantage of. We also help with transportation and getting everything they need to be successful.

    There's a wide variety of career prospects for our graduates due to all of the majors that we offer. Students are well-rounded individuals when they leave this special place.

Student life & facilities

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

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.


International Grant

  • International students attending Mount Aloysius College full-time are eligible to receive a $10,000 International Grant and if attending as a residential student a $4,000 Residence Hall Grant. Mount Aloysius College does use professional agents in the recruitment of some international students.
  • Amount: $10,000

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: from US$24,786 to $26,906 per year
  • Graduate tuition: from US$24,786 to $26,906 per year


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

Visa requirements for Mount Aloysius College

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