Mount St. Joseph University, we will challenge you to discover your true calling and build a successful, productive career.

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 divisions: 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.
  • Success Coaching: Offers all first-year students guidance and support to help them address challenges and achieve their goals.
  • 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.

2013 Freshman Class Profile

Class attributes The numbers
Grade Point Average (mean) 3.2
Percentage from public high school 66%
Percentage of men 54%
Percentage of women 46%
Student to faculty ratio 11:1

Money Matters

In 2013, undergraduate students at the Mount were awarded over $13.5 million dollars in total grants and scholarships. These awards helped students pay for a total tuition of $25,850. The undergraduat average for scholarship and grant awards across the 2013-2014 academic year was $13,288.

Earn & Learn

Each and every one of our 39+ 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
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Women’s Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • 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.

Ethical Leadership

The Center for Ethical Leadership began in the fall of 2011 with the implementation of a common course thread in the Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) and ethics core courses.

Upper level IDS courses and capstone courses further integrate the academic component of the Ethical Leadership Development Initiative. Other phases include: Leadership Pathways, a co-curricular certificate program; Ethical Leadership Fellows program, for a select group of students; and a minor in leadership studies.

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.