Mount Aloysius College

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Mount Aloysius College
Mount Aloysius logo.png
AffiliationRoman Catholic

(Sisters of Mercy)

endowment = $15.3 million[1]
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic
PresidentJohn Mills
Undergraduates2,900 (unduplicated headcount)
Location, ,
United States
CampusRural, 193-acre (0.78 km2) mountaintop campus

Mount Aloysius College is a private Catholic college in Cresson, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1853 and conducted under the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy. The college is located on a 193-acre campus in the Allegheny Mountains.


Mount Aloysius College was established in 1853 by a small community of sisters from the Sisters of Mercy, during which time St. Aloysius Academy was constructed. The academy became Mount Aloysius Junior College in 1939 and later became Mount Aloysius College in 1991 after amending its charter to allow the conferment of bachelor degrees.


Mount Aloysius College is a liberal arts college that awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees in the arts and sciences fields. The undergraduate enrollment totals approximately 3,000 students.


The college is situated 90 minutes east of Pittsburgh and 25 minutes west of Altoona, Pa. It is in the Allegheny Mountains region of west-central Pennsylvania.

Mount Aloysius College offers five dorm rooms for resident students.


The Mounties varsity sports teams compete in the NCAA Division III in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. Their 15 athletic programs include women’s basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball, along with men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and tennis.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ As of 2010. "U.S. news colleges ranking and reviews". U.S.News & World Report LP. Retrieved June 10, 2012.
  2. ^ Assemblywoman Patricia Egan Jones, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed August 19, 2016.

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Coordinates: 40°27′34″N 78°36′06″W / 40.459519°N 78.601577°W / 40.459519; -78.601577