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2017-02-24 / Top 100 Organizations

Mount Aloysius College


Est. 1853

Mount Aloysius College stands on 193-rural acres in Cresson, Pa. Founded in 1853 by the Dublin-based Religious Sisters of Mercy, the college thrives today as one of 16 U.S. colleges and universities affiliated with the Mercy Sisters.

Led by President Thomas P. Foley, JD., Mount Aloysius offers over 70 majors and confers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees on students from 26 states and 18 foreign countries. Student-athletes compete in 14- NCAA Division III sports and last year the college celebrated four academic All-Americans.

Mount Aloysius College is consistently listed on the President’s Community Service Honor Roll: the highest federal recognition of commitment to service learning and civic engagement. The Mount Aloysius American Sign Language, English Interpreter bachelor’s degree program is one of only 13 in the nation accredited by the prestigious Commission of Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE). The College’s Nursing Division, one of the largest nursing schools in Pennsylvania, maintained an average NCLEX pass rate of over 90 percent in the past five years.

Renowned for keeping college affordable, Mount Aloysius is rated “A” by Standard and Poors.

Mount Aloysius was cited as one of only four national “engines of opportunity” by the White House and earned designation as military friendly, a college of distinction, a Pennsylvania college of distinction and a Catholic college of distinction.

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