Accreditations & Accolades

The University of Mount Saint Vincent is a nationally recognized liberal arts school and offers a transformative learning experience with highly credentialed faculty who have produced award-winning research.

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The University of Mount Saint Vincent is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

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The Department of Teacher Education at the University of Mount Saint Vincent is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


  • Designated a "College of Distinction" in the Business, Education, Nursing, and Career Development categories by Colleges of Distinction, 2023-2024

  • Ranked among the “Most Popular Graduate Schools in New York” by, 2022

  • Recognized by New York City’s Office of the Mayor for recruiting more than 1,000 volunteers

  • Ranked #1 among the "Top Performers on Social Mobility" in U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges Rankings—and the highest-ranked liberal arts college in the report, 2024

  • Ranked #4 on The New York Times Magazine's Top U.S. Colleges With the Greatest Economic Diversity.

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