Resources › For Students and Parents Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated November 07, 2017 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Admissions Overview: In 2016, the school had an acceptance rate of 59%, making it somewhat selective. Nevertheless, the college is accessible to most hard-working students with grades and standardized test scores that are average or better. To apply, prospective students will need to submit an application, transcripts from high school, and SAT or ACT scores. Admissions Data (2016): Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Acceptance Rate: 73%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 420 / 520SAT Math: 405 / 510SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 17 / 22ACT English: 17 / 21ACT Math: 16 / 22What these ACT numbers mean Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Description: Founded in 1840, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has the destinction of being the oldest Catholic liberal arts college for women in the country. The attractive 67-acre campus with its fitness trail and lake is located just a few miles northwest of Terre Haute, Indiana. Rose-Hulman and Indiana State University are both a short drive away. The college has a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods frequently ranks among the best colleges in the Midwest. The college's co-educational distance-learning programs are larger than its all female campus-based programs. The majority of undergraduates receive significant financial aid. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 882 (690 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 7% Male / 93% Female62% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $28,932Books: $1,600 (why so much?)Room and Board: $10,700Other Expenses: $3,040Total Cost: $44,272 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 100%Loans: 71%Average Amount of AidGrants: $23,667Loans: $9,637 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Psychology Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 71%4-Year Graduation Rate: 39%6-Year Graduation Rate: 45% Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, You May Also Like These Schools: Indiana State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphButler University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphPurdue University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIndiana University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Indianapolis: Profile University of Notre Dame: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphGoshen College: Profile Xavier University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphValparaiso University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Saint Francis: Profile Ball State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.smwc.edu/about/mission/ "Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, a Catholic women's college sponsored by the Sisters of Providence, is committed to higher education in the tradition of the liberal arts. The College serves a diverse community of learners in undergraduate and graduate programs, while maintaining its historical commitment to women in its campus program. By participating in this community, students develop their abilities to think critically, to communicate responsibly, to engage in lifelong learning and leadership, and to effect positive change in a global society."