The life of today's student differs greatly from that of the young men who arrived in Emmitsburg more than 200 years ago.
Early student life revolved around academics and religious development, with few student organizations. Today, the Mount offers more than 70 clubs and honor societies, as well as service-learning portions of the curriculum designed to enable students to give back to their college and community.
The early college limited recreation for students to Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and condoned walking the grounds only. Today, the university participates in Division I of the NCAA. Students play on 24 varsity men's and women's teams, along with premier sports for men's rugby and esports, and 30 intramural and club-level teams.
More than 200 years ago, six professors taught a core curriculum that took seven years to complete and offered no specialization. Today, the college employs 114 full-time faculty members to teach our integrated and sequenced core curriculum across 49 majors.