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  • Ranked consistently in the top half of all Colleges in the United States North for value, graduation rates, job placement, affordability and commitment to excellence.
  • Listed and voted as a College of Distinction each year since 2007 for engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes.
  • Named a 2009 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs and consistently since the inauguration of the program.
  • Mount Aloysius College has been recognized and listed with the United States Presidents Honor Roll for Distinguished Community Service for 5 out of the past 6 years.
  • A US News and World Report ranked College for 14 consecutive years.
  • One of the oldest Catholic Colleges (1853) in the United States and one of the first in the region to become co-education (1968/69).
  • One of the oldest Catholic Colleges (1853) in the United States and one of the first in the region to become co-education (1968/69)
  • One of the Commonwealth’s premier nursing and medical imaging programs with 1/3 or more of the regions nurses and imagers coming from Mount Aloysius College.


Fast Facts

NCAA Division III Varsity Sports

Student to Faculty Ratio

Job Placement in Certain Health Majors

One of 18 Mercy-based Schools

Alumni in Leadership Roles All Over

Average Class Size

More MAC Facts


Established in 1853, Mount Aloysius is a comprehensive, liberal arts and science-based institution with a commitment to career-directed study. Rooted in Catholic tradition,  Mount Aloysius College is one of 18 Mercy-sponsored colleges, and universities in the United States and is a member of the Conference for Mercy Higher Education.

Mount Aloysius College is a caring and just learning community with deep traditions of hospitality and compassion. A co-educational college, Mount Aloysius history as a women’s college is still evident in our interest in the advancement of women. However, the college’s commitment to creating a widely welcoming environment for living, learning and personal development for all is deeply embedded within the culture of the school.

Mount Aloysius College is a student-centered and accommodating community, tailoring academic and co-curricular programs to each learner. Acknowledging diverse ranges of ability and economic resources, accessible faculty and staff help each student reach for their potential. Academic advising, counseling and enrichment courses are available throughout the college. Students are encouraged in extracurricular pursuits like student government, clubs, athletics, theatre and many other social and service programs.

Values & Mission

Values-based, we focus on justice, hospitality, mercy and service. MAC’s core liberal arts curriculum provides a foundation for leadership and professional success. With academics foremost; we also consider spiritual, cultural and social development as essentials in personal growth.

The mission of Mount Aloysius College is to respond to individual and community needs with quality programs of education in the tradition of the Religious Sisters of Mercy. Each student is provided the opportunity to acquire knowledge and to develop values, attitudes, and competencies necessary for life-long learning within an environment that reflects a liberal arts orientation and a Catholic, Judeo-Christian heritage.

Total Enrollment

Approximately 2,500 students are enrolled.

  • 1,300 Full-Time Undergraduate Students
  • 1,200 Part-Time Undergraduate, Graduate, Continuing, Education Students and Dual Enrollment Students
  • Average Freshman Class = 387, Average Transfer Class = 200


Located in scenic Cresson, Pennsylvania, on 193 mountaintop acres adjacent to a small town and U.S. Highway 22.


MAC has almost 175 faculty members. All classes are taught by professors, not graduate assistants.

Academic Programming Offerings

More than 70 academic program offerings on the undergraduate and graduate levels in Health Sciences and Nursing, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences, Business Administration and Pre-Professional Study. Students may choose from more than 20 concentrations and minors.

Home States & Countries

Our student population is made up of many states including California, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. Several countries are also represented on campus, including England, Poland, Macedonia, Ireland, Greece, South Korea and Jamaica.

Activities/Student Life

You can choose from 100 activities, clubs, intramurals, social events, etc.


Fully networked campus with high-speed Internet access, 100% wireless access, an email account for each student and 25+ Smart Classrooms.

Scholarships/Financial Aid

More than 94 percent of our 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.


Where are we?

7373 Admiral Peary Highway, Cresson, PA 16630-1999 – Directions & Parking

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