Be the Spark

Be the spark. Be a Knight.

At Mount Saint Mary College, we’ll help you change the world. 

We believe that serving others will not only provide a sense of purpose, but is also one of the best ways to learn. Everything that we do at the Mount is oriented towards this goal.

But what does that mean for you? 

Mount students serve at a rehabilitation center for the elderly.Study

No matter your major, your Mount experience will give you plenty of opportunities to develop the courage to lead and make a difference. You’ll use your talents to serve others and acquire new skills at the same time.

So as an Accounting major, you can be trained by the IRS to prepare taxes for the elderly and underserved. As an Education student, you can gain real world teaching experience by running literacy programs at a local community center. And as a Biology or Chemistry major, you can help preserve natural habitats both in Newburgh and New Zealand.

Whether you choose to study Digital Media Production, Actuarial Science, Cybersecurity, Criminology, Sports Management, Business, Nursing, or one of our other 50+ programs, you won’t have to wait until graduation to start making your mark on the world.

A member of the Women's Basketball team hugs a teammate


The Mount isn’t just a community – we’re a family.

If you’re looking for a school where you can blend in, this isn’t it. Mount students are known, active members of the college community where everyone has the opportunity to be a leader. Small class sizes give you the opportunity to receive individual attention – and to shine.

The gorgeous view of the Hudson River isn’t the only striking thing here. You’ll also be wowed by the feeling of being part of something bigger than yourself: a family atmosphere full of caring faculty and staff, close friendships, and a place where everyone holds the door open for you.

In fact, our family is missing just one thing – you.

Mount Saint Mary College student volunteers pack up donations during the college’s annual Thanksgiving food drive on Monday, November 19.


Passionate and curious people thrive here. Our courses offer the opportunity to debate and discuss morality, religion, and the world around us. With a deep appreciation for our Catholic and Dominican heritage, we provide experiences for students to determine their values and live them out.

You’ll find the Mount’s spirituality throughout campus: in the spirited conversations between students, in the community as leaders and volunteers, in the stunning beauty of our college chapel, and through our approachable chaplain, who you can find just as often in church as at athletic games.

So what’s your meaning? You can discover it here.

A thanksgiving celebration with Big Brothers Big Sisters


By now, you’ve probably gathered that we really like service here at the Mount.

Our 21 athletic teams mentor young athletes and assist at the Special Olympics. Many of our student clubs focus on volunteerism. Even student internships at places like the Mayo Clinic and the New York Police Department offer students the opportunity to contribute to society.

So get ready. We’re about to show you how to set the world on fire.

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