St. Mary's College of Maryland Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

St. Mary's College of Maryland
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St. Mary's College of Maryland Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 79%, St. Mary's College 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. Those interested in applying 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 (2015):

St. Mary's College of Maryland Description:

Located on an attractive 319 acre water-front 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 my list of top public liberal arts colleges and top Maryland colleges.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,735 (1,708 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2015 - 16):

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,895 (in-state); $28,745 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,080
  • Other Expenses: $1,525
  • Total Cost: $28,700 (in-state); $43,550 (out-of-state)

St. Mary's College Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 90%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 78%
    • Loans: 80%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,070
    • Loans: $5,712

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Economics, English, History, Political Science, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 67%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 78%

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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