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Our Students

Creative and passionate leaders. A drive to success professionally and personally. A desire to make a different in their communities.

Daesy Plascencia

Daesy Plascencia

Biology & Spanish '11

Daesy is one of Mount Mary's first to graduate under the watchful eyes of coaches from College Possible, an organization that provides coaching to select students with academic and financial challenges.  Daesy is also a Grace Scholar who plans to apply to Medical School to reach her goal of becoming a pediatrician.  She will take a year off to give back by being a coach with College Possible. 

"I want to make that change for others."

Photo: Daesy (right) poses with her College Possible coach, Libby Davis. 

Mount Mary University students are women from a variety of cultural backgrounds who want to create a bright future for themselves, their family and community.

While pursuing their degrees, our undergraduate students volunteer in the community, bring their talents to campus activities and organizations, study hard and have fun. They enjoy interacting one-on-one with their professors and other mentors, as well as building their confidence and leadership abilities to impact
the world.

Dedicated Students Who Impact the World

  • 142 students live on campus
  • 158 participate in work-study opportunities
  • 145 students participate in internship opportunities
  • 20% of students participate in study abroad experiences for a semester, during a school break or in the summer
  • Students come from three states and six countries
  • Nearly 40% of students are minorities
  • 45% of undergraduates enroll directly from high school and 51% of undergraduates transfer from other colleges
  • 60% of entering freshmen enrolled full-time from high school in 2012 scored 18 and higher on their ACTs
  • 75% of entering freshmen in 2012 ranked in the Top 50% of their high school class
  • 60% of entering freshmen enrolled full-time directly from high school in 2012 had a GPA greater than 3.0
  • In 2011-12, our 13 Caroline Scholars performed more than 4,000 hours of community service