Mount Aloysius College
Former names
St. Aloysius Academy (1853–1939)
Mount Aloysius Junior College (1939–1991)
Established1853; 171 years ago (1853)
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic (Sisters of Mercy)
Endowment$41.8 million (2020)[1]
PresidentJohn N. McKeegan [2]
Academic staff
Students1,000 (Spring 2024)[3]
CampusRural, 193 acres (78 ha), mountaintop campus
Colors    Blue and grey
Sporting affiliations
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC)
MascotMac the Mountie

Mount Aloysius College is a private Catholic college in Cresson, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1853 and is 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 in a tinner's shop in Loretto, PA. In 1897, the academy moved to its present location in Cresson. Through an initiative of Sister Mary de Sales Farley, R.S.M., the academy became Mount Aloysius Junior College in 1939. Then, in 1991, the college expanded and amended its charter to allow the conferment of bachelor's degrees; this change resulted in the school taking on its current name, Mount Aloysius College. In 2000, the college's charter was amended again to include master's degrees.[4]


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 1,000 students. There are approximately 40 undergraduate and graduate programs students can choose to study at the college. The college has an 11 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 14. [5]


The college is in the Allegheny Mountains region of west-central Pennsylvania. The campus covers 193 acres of mountain land.

Academic and administrative buildings

Residential buildings

Student life


Mount Aloysius College's athletic teams are called the Mounties and include 18 college-sponsored varsity teams in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.[8]

Athletic facilities

Men's sports

Women's sports

Notable alumni


  1. ^ As of June 30, 2020. U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20 (Report). National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. February 19, 2021. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  2. ^ "Meet the President". Mount Aloysius College. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
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  4. ^ "History & Heritage - Catholic Tradition at Mount Aloysius College". Mount Aloysius College. Retrieved 2020-07-15.
  5. ^ "Quick Facts about Mount Aloysius College". Mount Aloysius College. Retrieved 2020-07-15.
  6. ^ "Mount Aloysius College Library - Books, Articles, Tutoring, & More". Mount Aloysius College. Retrieved 2020-07-16.
  7. ^ CommWorker. "Our Lady of Mercy Chapel". Mount Aloysius College. Retrieved 2020-07-16.
  8. ^ "NCAA Directory - Directory - Member Listing". Retrieved 2020-07-16.
  9. ^ "Patricia Egan Jones will not seek re-election to Assembly". Retrieved 2024-02-06.

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