St. Mary's College of Maryland Admissions Facts

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's College of Maryland. Elvert Barnes / Flickr

With an acceptance rate of 80 percent, St. Mary's College of Maryland admits most of the students who apply each year. Those with good grades and test scores within or above the ranges listed below have a good chance of being admitted. If you are interested in applying, you will need to submit an application, SAT or ACT scores, official high school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. For more information about these requirements, be sure to visit the school's website, or get in touch with a member of the admissions team.

Admissions Data (2016)

St. Mary's College of Maryland Description

Located on an attractive 319-acre waterfront campus, St. Mary's College of Maryland stands on a historic piece of land first settled in 1634. It's a fitting location for Maryland's only Public Honors College. The college boasts a 12 to 1 student/faculty ratio. Students at St. Mary's College receive the benefits of a small, liberal arts college with the lower cost of state tuition.

The school's academic strengths earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Student life on the water has led to some interesting student traditions such as an annual cardboard boat race and a winter swim in the river. St. Mary's many strengths earned it a place on the list of top public liberal arts colleges and top Maryland colleges. The most popular majors are Biology, Economics, English, History, Political Science, and Psychology.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 1,629 (1,598 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44 percent male / 56 percent female
  • 97 percent full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $14,192 (in-state); $29,340 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,442
  • Other Expenses: $1,566
  • Total Cost: $29,400 (in-state); $44,548 (out-of-state)

Financial Aid (2015 -16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 87 percent
    • Loans: 77 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,701
    • Loans: $6,006

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87 percent
  • Transfer-out Rate: 24 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 65 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 73 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Lacrosse, Sailing, Swimming, Tennis, Soccer, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Sailing, Soccer, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Cross Country, Basketball, Volleyball

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics