Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mount St. Mary's University - Named Top Choice

Emmitsburg, MD - Mount St. Mary’s University is named one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation for the second year in a row.

The Mount, with campuses in Emmitsburg and Frederick, Maryland has made the list of Catholic, faithful and affordable colleges and universities and is known for its rigorous academic programs, vibrant campus activities, and its four pillars – Faith, Discovery, Leadership and Community.

The Cardinal Newman Society recommends Mount St. Mary’s University in the guide 2009 edition of Choosing a Catholic College, just released. The guide for parents, grandparents and students based its recommendation on academics, governance, spiritual life, student activities and residence life, i.e., how well it “embraces the Catholic mission in all facets of campus life.”
Mount St. Mary’s University, according to the guide, “is intricately linked to the rich Catholic heritage of the United States and has strengthened its mission at a time when many other Catholic colleges are struggling with issues of growth, academic freedom and economic constraints.”

“We’re honored and humbled to be among the top Catholic colleges in the nation in the Newman Guide. We have worked diligently to strengthen our academic core, our campus life and our mission to help students, faculty, and staff with their continual faith journey; it is wonderful to be recognized for those accomplishments," says Mount President Thomas H. Powell. “As the second oldest Catholic university in the nation, we used to be the best kept secret in the Mid-Atlantic, but our journey based on our four pillars of Faith, Discovery, Leadership and Community reveals that to be changing.”

The Newman Guide agrees and says “the Mount now is becoming increasingly well known throughout the United States because of its Catholicism, solid curriculum, vibrant student life and impressive location.”

The Mount has entered its third century of educating future leaders as the nation’s second-oldest Catholic university.

Learn more about The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.

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