- by Mount Saint Mary College
Mount Saint Mary College

Mount Saint Mary College has once again been recognized as a top school by the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings across several categories, both nationally and regionally.

The Mount was named a top school in the national ranking of Best Undergraduate Nursing programs, reaching number 263. This represents a jump of 30 spots over the college’s ranking in this category last year. Mount Nursing students consistently score higher than the state average on the NCLEX-RN test, and they benefit from state-of-the-art simulation labs and learning resources, clinical relationships with dozens of area hospitals, and passionate faculty.

On U.S. News and World Report’s comprehensive lists of top-tier regional universities for 2023-2024, the Mount was ranked in the best 100 colleges in the category of Regional Universities (North), coming in at 96. These rankings assess academic quality, including first-year student retention; student excellence; graduation rate; and more. The Mount is consistently named a top-tier college in these yearly rankings.

U.S. News and World Report also ranked the Mount as one of its top 2023-2024 colleges in the category of Social Mobility: Regional Universities North, where the Mount was ranked in the top 70. This category measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants. Students receiving these grants typically come from economically disadvantaged households.

The Mount is offering four Open House events for all interested students this semester, with the first on Sunday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be Mount Open House events on Sunday, October 22, Sunday, November 12, and Sunday, December 3. Students can register for any of these events at

The college is now offering several exciting new programs for incoming students, including majors in Philosophy and Theology and Religious Studies, a joint Cybersecurity bachelors program between SUNY Orange and the Mount; a Master of Science in Nursing Education, and more.

Located 60 miles north of New York City, the Mount offers bachelor’s degree programs preparing students for careers in Healthcare, Business, Education, Social Services, Communication/Media, and more. Master’s degree programs include options in Nursing, Business, and Education.


Come say hello...

Let us show you around