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Mount Mary University — Here’s to the Bold

Creativity takes boldness — a truth embraced at Mount Mary University.

In fact, Mount Mary was bold from the day it opened its doors in 1913, when the School Sisters of Notre Dame founded a college where women could reach their full potential.

More than 100 years later, Mount Mary continues to shape the next generation of bold women leaders who will enrich and transform the world through their creativity, compassion and talents. The University’s Creative Campus Initiative infuses imagination, experimentation and open-mindedness by using Design Thinking and Creativity methods as tools in classes to challenge students to solve complex problems.

As a result, graduates have the confidence to know they’ve been equipped to be creative in ways that future employers — and the wider world — need them to be.

Mount Mary doesn’t just create. It creates bold women who will transform the world.

Programs Designed for You

Mount Mary offers more than 30 undergraduate programs of study. Some top bachelor’s programs include:

  • Nursing

  • Food Science

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Fashion Design

  • Fashion Merchandise Management

  • Social Work

  • Writing for New Media (English)

  • Dietetics

  • Interior Design and Merchandising

  • Justice

  • Business

  • Art Therapy

View the full list of programs and request more information at

Why Choose a Women’s College?

You will leave Mount Mary with more than just a powerful degree. You’ll also have the confidence and skill set to be a force of change within your community and beyond. With classes like the Leadership for Social Justice Seminar, you will develop the critical thinking skills necessary to create a better, more compelling life for yourself so you can live out your education in active, meaningful ways.

“In today’s employment environment, people are so focused on building a skill set, that often, building a foundation of who you are and what you stand for is put to the wayside,” said Leah Peterka ’05, who graduated with a degree in international fashion marketing.

“Mount Mary helped to develop both of these important parts of who I am,” said Peterka, now a senior designer for Target Corporation.

Building Leadership from Within

Mount Mary University’s Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) provides an ideal support system for aspiring leaders of all kinds at any point in their professional journey. The WLI offers high-impact programs in a collaborative, creative environment that helps you embrace your strengths, develop your skills and pursue your dreams.

In collaboration with women leaders and visionaries of all kinds from Milwaukee, throughout Wisconsin and across the country, the WLI offers a lively, creative environment where you can develop the skills and spirit you need to succeed.

At Mount Mary, you’ll learn not just how to lead, but also how to lead with a purpose.

An Affordable Education

Mount Mary offers numerous financial aid opportunities to help you afford your education including scholarships, corporate partner discounts, student employment and discipline-specific assistance.

  • Up to $15,000 per year in academic scholarships

  • The Grace Scholars Program covers 85 percent of tuition per year for eligible students from Milwaukee who demonstrate good academic performance and financial need.

  • The Caroline Scholars Program covers full tuition and room and board costs for eligible students who excel academically and demonstrate a passion for social justice.

  • Get started early! The sooner you apply for admission, the more scholarship opportunities that are available to you. Learn more at

Quick Facts

  • 100 percent of full-time students receive a scholarship covering up to the full cost of tuition

  • 48 percent of Mount Mary students identify as having diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds

  • 20 percent of students study abroad for a summer, a semester, a year or over a break

  • 12:1 – Student to faculty ratio

  • 807 undergraduate students, 597 graduate students, 10,000+ alumnae

  • Fewer than 30 students per class

  • NCAA Division III Athletics: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball

  • 30 clubs and organizations.

How to Apply

Whether you’ve attended college before or you’re just beginning your educational journey, Mount Mary makes the application process easy. View admission information and apply for any programs online at

Here’s to you.

Here’s to the bold.

For more information contact Mount Mary University, 2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway, Milwaukee, WI 53222, (414) 930-3024,

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