High School Students

If you're a senior in high school or have graduated in the last four years, you're in the right place! Each year around 300 freshmen join Mount St. Joseph University community for our strong liberal arts, science, and professional curriculum. We are here to help you through the application and enrollment process.

If you need some guidance, please feel free to contact the Office of Admission at admission@msj.edu, 513-244-4531, or click HERE to meet your admission counselor today. We are always happy to help!


Admission Requirements

For new, incoming freshmen our application is currently test optional. If you choose to apply test optional, ACT/SAT test scores will not be required or considered when your application is reviewed for admission to the University.

Mount St. Joseph University conducts an individual, comprehensive review of each candidate’s credentials for admission, including but not limited to the following:

  • College prep high school curriculum
  • GPA
  • Standardized test scores (if not applying as test optional)
  • Evidence of leadership
  • Extracurricular involvement

We look at each student as an individual, taking into consideration personal background, attributes and life circumstances. We look for students who'll contribute to, and benefit from, the Mount's educational programs and activities. For more details regarding our comprehensive review visit our Admission Requirements page.

Why the Mount?

Students come to the Mount because they know our small class sizes mean individual attention from our passionate and experienced professors. They love being close to downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, and find great support through our many academic and career resources.

 For questions throughout the application process, please contact the Office of Admission at admission@msj.edu, 513-244-4531, or meet your admission counselor today

 Start your application today!

Are you a home schooled student?

Learn more about the application and enrollment process for home schooled students - we're always here to help!

Majors, Minors & Programs

The university offers 39 undergraduate degree programs and two associate degree programs taught by 120 full-time faculty members.