Saint Mary's College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

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Saint Mary's College Admissions Overview:

Students interested in applying to Saint Mary's College will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or the ACT, a personal essay, and a letter of recommendation. Saint Mary's accepts the Common Application, which can save an applicant time and energy when applying to multiple schools that accept that application. With an acceptance rate of 82%, Saint Mary's admits the majority of applicants; those with good grades and test scores have a good chance of being accepted.

If you have any questions, be sure to contact the admissions office.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Saint Mary's College Description:

Saint Mary's College is a Catholic women's college located on a 98-acre campus in Notre Dame, Indiana. The University of Notre Dame is located across the street. Students come from 45 states and eight countries, and the college has an impressive 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The average class size is 15 students.

Saint Mary's values experiential learning, and many students study abroad, conduct field work, or participate in internships. On the athletic front, the Saint Mary's Belles compete in the NCAA Division III Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Students can participate in intramural sports through both Saint Mary's and the University of Notre Dame.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,701 (1,625 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 1% Male / 99% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $38,880
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,720
  • Other Expenses: $1,300
  • Total Cost: $52,900

Saint Mary's College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 67%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $24,953
    • Loans: $7,934

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Elementary Education, History, Psychology, Social Work

    Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 71%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 77%

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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