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Why New York?

  • One of the world's most exciting cities.
  • Home to many world-class universities, many with close links to NYC industry.
  • A global financial and business powerhouse: the perfect place to start a career in business, science, law, or the arts.


(2 – 4 semesters)

  • A four-year, coeducational college on a 70-acre campus overlooking the Hudson River
  • Only 30 minutes from Manhattan, in safe, affluent Riverdale, New York.
  • Over 70 programs offered in Bachelor's, Master's and Post-Master's Certificate degree level
  • Ranked top 5 for most student volunteers among 48 colleges throughout New York City

Key facts

Founded: 1847 (Private)

Location: Riverdale, New York (30 minutes by train to central Manhattan)

Students: 1,800+

Housing: On campus

Internship: Placement in NYC

Unconditional: GPA 2.5+, IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL 61 iBT, No SAT required.
Conditional: From TOEFL iBT 20.

Transfer: After 2 – 4 semesters

Great location
  • Only 30 minutes from Manhattan, in safe Riverdale, New York

Typical Major Pathways

  • Architecture
  • Business and Management
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Digital Media
  • Economics and Finance
  • Engineering/Pre-Engineering
  • Fine Arts
  • Health Sciences and Nursing
  • Humanities
  • Law/Pre-Law
  • Mathematics
  • Performing Arts
  • Natural Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Sports Management

Key facts

Start dates: August, January
Semester 1: August – December / Semester 2: January – May
Semester 1: January – May / Semester 2: August – December

Length: 2 semesters per year

Average class size: 17

Entry requirements

English Language: TOEFL iBT 61 / IELTS 5.5

If you are below this level you can still apply for this program but will need to take additional terms of the GO: Prepared program (delivered as English for Academic Studies) beforehand.

TOEFL is waived on completion of GO: Prepared program at Level 4.

Academic Entry Requirements:

  • Completed Senior High School
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Minimum age: 17

Clubs and societies

When it comes to expanding and deepening your experience beyond the classroom there is something for everyone at Mount Saint Vincent.

You are encouraged to get involved in co-curricular activity. It’s a great way to connect with fellow students, develop all-important leadership skills or just explore.

Examples of the over 40 club and organizations include:

  • Accounting Club
  • Make a Difference
  • Mount Media
  • Mount Times
  • Student Nursing Association
  • Sports Business Club
  • The Underground
  • Women’s Studies Club
  • Psychology Club
  • Moment on Magic Foundation

Sports and Athletics

  • 15 NCAA D-III Athletic Teams (Mount Saint Vincent Dolphins)
  • Fitness and Recreational programs

Facilities include:

  • Outdoors athletic field with the view of the Hudson River
  • Performance and auxiliary gym
  • Dance studios
  • Wrestling rooms
  • Sports medicine suites
  • 7,500-square-feet fitness center

Thank you for your enquiry.
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The Kings Admissions Team