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Since 1952

Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)


Safest College Campuses in California

Best Colleges Niche (2021)


Top Performers on Social Mobility

U.S. News and World Report (2022)


“Most Transformative Colleges”

Money Magazine rankings No. 3 (2020)

1 of

"The best film schools"

Variety (2019)

2 Beautiful Campuses located in the Heart of Los Angeles!

Welcome to MSMU!  We are excited you are considering making the Mount your home. Imagine a most unforgettable and memorable campus experience at Mount Saint Mary's University in Los Angeles, California, one of the world's most exciting cities, and a first choice for many global students seeking a personalized style of higher education not found anywhere else.

When you choose the Mount as either a F-1 first-year, F-1 transfer, or J-1 exchange student, you are choosing to study at one of the world's leading universities!

Meet Our International and Exchange Students!

Film, Television & Photography Program

Learn about the Student Exchange Program

Each semester, many intercultural students apply to attend MSMU.  We hope you become one of them!  The diversity of our student body and faculty is broadly celebrated, fusing a wide range of religious, cultural, educational, and ethnic backgrounds. We know coming to a new school and country can be a big transition, and we are committed to making it as smooth as possible.  We are available to assist you at every step, from getting your I-20 and applying for your F-1 Student Visa, J-1 Exchange Visa, to seeking housing and employment and adjusting to your new educational and cultural environment. 

International students are encouraged to submit their application and supporting materials at least four months prior to the beginning of the term to which they are applying.

Learn More About Admission

Top Colleges Consensus Ranked University Award

Top Colleges - Best Women's Colleges

Mount Saint Mary's University named one of the top College Consensus Ranked Schools of 2018