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at Mount Saint Mary's University

International Students

International Students

Imagine earning your degree at Mount Saint Mary's University in Los Angeles, Calif., 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 first-year, transfer or graduate student, you're choosing to study at one of the world's leading universities in the West.

Chalon Campus with American Flag

At Mount Saint Mary's University, you will study at a top-rated university, where you can combine challenging academic pursuits with stimulating cultural and social activities. You'll benefit from an attentive learning environment with a 11:1 student/faculty ratio, where the professors are focused on you and dedicated to helping you develop your talents in one or more of our 35 academic programs. You'll also learn from instructors who are academic experts in their fields, and who will take you outside of the classroom for actual, hands-on experience in the world beyond our beautiful campuses. 

Why MSMU?

At the undergraduate level, Mount Saint Mary’s is a women’s university. The Mount was founded in 1925 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, who believed that women are capable of greatness. Today, following in the footsteps of our founders, the University still prepares its students to serve all persons without distinction, to respond to the needs of the times and to prepare fearless visionaries for a just future. 

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International students provide a welcome addition to our community, and you are actively encouraged to consider attendance at the Mount for just this reason. The diversity of our student body and faculty is broadly celebrated, fusing a wide range of religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.

You’re sure to find yourself the right academic home in one or more of our dynamic degree programs. From education and healthcare programs that helped found our school, to cutting-edge programs in global politics, public policy and film, to research-intensive programs in the sciences, Mount Saint Mary’s University offers motivated undergraduate and graduate students a nurturing path to a successful future.

Our Center for Global Initiatives is available to assist you at every step, from getting your I-20 and applying for your F-1 Student 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.

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