Mount Aloysius College
7373 Admiral Peary Highway
Cresson, Pennsylvania 16630
(814) 886-6383 or
FAX: (814) 886-2978
390 men/910 women
360 men/840 women
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70% Ph.D. or terminal degree
An important feature of many academic programs at Mount Aloysius is clinical practicums. Many of the College's programs of study require credit-yielding practicums, through which students work and receive training at local hospitals, schools or agencies. Students in the medical assistant, medical laboratory technician, nursing, physical therapy assistant, and surgical technology programs participate in required on-the-job training during their time at Mount Aloysius.
Recognizing the many dimensions of each individual, Mount Aloysius College supplements academics with a full calendar of social, cultural and recreational activities. The college understands that student activities play a distinctive role in the total educational program. There are approximately 100 student organizations, service opportunities, social events, and intramural programs. Student activities include: social events, intramural sports, men's and women's intercollegiate basketball, women's volleyball, men's and women's soccer, cultural events, and forums and lectures by guest speakers. Such activities bring the Mount Aloysius community even closer. Through events such as these, the bond between friends is sealed for a lifetime. Involvement is encouraged in professional and service organizations as well as collegiate and recreational sports activities.
Most popular majors:
Nursing, Medical Imaging and Ultrasonography, Health Related Programs, Accounting, Business Administration, Criminology, Education - Pre K-4, Middle Level 4-8, and Secondary Education, Sign Language/Intrepreter Education
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Mount Aloysius College
Count on the Mount to provide students with beautiful surroundings,
educational opportunities and personalized attention.
Established in 1853 as Mount Aloysius Academy by the Sisters of Mercy, Mount Aloysius was began to offer College degrees in 1939. In 1991, Mount Aloysius amended its charter and scope of programs to become a four year Baccalaureate College. Again in 2001, its charter was amended to become a comprehensive college awarding Master degrees. Mount Aloysius is an affordable private Catholic institution. We accept students from many diverse faiths, races and backgrounds.
Mount Aloysius is located in Cresson, Pennsylvania, in the southern Allegheny Mountains of central Pennsylvania. The college's rural setting is adjacent to U.S. Route 22 between two middle sized cities, Altoona and Johnstown. Thirteen buildings comprise the administration, academic, and residence areas of the Mount's 193-acre campus. The area has warm summers, brisk autumns, and snowy winters.
Mount Aloysius College awards master's,bachelor's, and select associate degrees in the arts and sciences in both career-oriented and traditional programs of study. There are three Academic Divisions at Mount Aloysius College: Humanities, Social Science, and Professional Studies Division; Health Studies and Sciences Division; and Nursing Division. Mount Aloysius offers some unique majors such as a Bachelor's degree in American Sign Language/English Interpreter Education, Accounting and Criminology with a Forensics Investigations Concentration, Nursing, Information Technology, and Associate Degrees Nursing, Medical Imaging/Ultrasonography, Medical Assistant, and Surgical Technology. The academic calendar is based on a semester system, which includes several vacations and long weekends. Mount Aloysius College is accredited by the Middle States Association, as well as the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, American Association of Medical Assistants, Commission on Accreditation for Programs of Surgical Technology and the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission.
Whether they reside on campus or commute to school, whether they're traditional college age or adult learners, Mount Aloysius College students dive into college life through programs and activities that are as varied as the people involved. A great college life experience is one reason that Mount Aloysius College is attracting more students than ever.
A culture that transcends everything is service. In every club or activity, a component of service is added. Every student is required to complete a service project in their Connections Class. In addition, there are service opportunities for students to travel to Mississippi, Jamaica, and Guyana, Living the Mercy tradition is central to the Mount Aloysius experience.
Student activities include social, cultural, intellectual, spiritual, and physical events. Life in a college residence hall is a unique experience. Studying, socializing, dining, and living with friends and peers provides students with chances to learn about themselves, to explore and formulate attitudes and values, and to develop their interpersonal skills. Residence hall living can be one of the best experiences of a college career.
Facilities and Resources
Thirteen buildings comprise the College's campus. The Main Building, a picturesque structure dating back to 1897, houses administrative and academic offices, classrooms and a state-of-the-art-nursing robotics center, and health services. Cosgrave Center is the Student Union and contains the dining hall, book store, snack bar, Ann Harris Smith Little People's Place day care center, fitness center - including a cardio room, nautilus room, and the First Commonwealth Aerobics Freestyle Room, meeting rooms, and the McLanahan Recreation Area. The brand new $25 million Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center serves as the home for intercollegiate athletics, intramural programs, and fitness activities. The facility provides space for several different athletic courts, has multiple weight and exercise rooms and is equipped with a full remedial gym as well. Academic Hall is an instructional facility housing classrooms, labs, seminar rooms, and faculty offices. Ihmsen Hall is the housing facility for resident students. The Pierce Health and Science Hall is a 31,000 sq.ft.. facility which houses all science courses and certain allied health programs - including Biology, Medical Imaging/Ultrasonography and a fully-equipped operating room. The Library houses more than 89,000 print and non-print titles. The main floor of the Library is home to the Learning Commons which houses reference, circulation, tutoring and basic computer assistance. The area is outfitted with collaborative work tables, small group study rooms, individual study areas, and desktop and wireless computing. This facility also houses the Buhl Computer Lab and the Ecumenical Studies Collection. McAuley Hall, St. Gertrude Hall, St. Joseph Hall, Misciagna Hall and Ihmsen Hall are the housing facilities for resident students.
An active intercollegiate athletic program is an integral part of the educational process at Mount Aloysius. Our student-athletes are in the unique position of writing the record books from scratch. Dozens of Mount Aloysius College student-athletes have been recognized academically at the national level. Our athletic teams are a member of NCAA Division III and compete in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC). Mount Aloysius offers fourteen varsity programs: Bowling - Women's, Baseball, Basketball - Men's and Women's, Cross Country - Men's and Women's, Golf - Men's and Women's, Soccer - Men's and Women's, Tennis - Men's and Women's, and Volleyball - Women's. A wide range of intramural activities are offered to students for enjoyment as well as improved physical and emotional health. Activities include flag football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and board games.
Mount Aloysius College recognizes the expense of a quality college education and encourages students to apply for all available financial aid. Through its Financial Aid Office, the College assists 90% of the students applying for state and federal grants, and federal loans and Mount Aloysius grants and scholarships. All students applying for federal and state aid must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To apply for various scholarships Mount Aloysius College has to offer, students must complete the appropriate scholarship application. May 1 is the deadline to apply for privately funded scholarships through Mount Aloysius College using the Endowed Scholarship Application. May 1 is the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA). We strongly recommend applying for financial aid as early as possible.
The College admits a freshman/transfer class of about 550 students. Admission is selective and is based primarily upon academic promise, as indicated by a student's secondary school performance and activities, standardized test scores, and special experience and talents. Applicants are required to have, or expect to earn, a diploma from an approved secondary school or a GED diploma and must submit a transcript of grades from the secondary school and SAT or ACT scores. Prospective students are invited to visit the College to speak with students, faculty, and staff. Visits can be arranged for a day, a night, or a weekend through the admissions staff. In addition to the general College entrance requirements, specific admission requirements exist for applicants to some of Mount Aloysius' health related programs. Prospective applicants should contact the Office Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions for detailed information.
To apply for admission to Mount Aloysius, candidates are encouraged to submit their application and $30 application fee to the Vice President of Enrollment Management during the fall semester of their senior year in high school. They must also arrange to have their secondary school send their transcripts and to have either the school or the testing agency send their SAT I or ACT scores to the Vice President of Enrollment Management.
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