St. Mary's University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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St. Mary's University Admissions Overview:

St. Mary's University accepted just over three-quarters of applicants in 2016--students with good grades and strong test scores (within or above the ranges listed below) have a fairly good chance of being accepted. Interested students will need to submit an application, official high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or the ACT, a letter of recommendation, and a personal essay.

For complete instructions and requirements, be sure to visit the school's website.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Percent of Applicants Admitted: 78%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

St. Mary's University Description:

Founded in 1852, St. Mary's University is the oldest Catholic university in Texas. St. Mary’s is a private, 4-year Roman Catholic college located on 135 acres in San Antonio, Texas. It is one of only three Marianist (the Society of Mary) universities in the country (the other two are the University of Dayton and Chaminade University of Honolulu). U.S. News & World Report ranked the university seventh in the West region under the category of Best Value. St. Mary's offers 70 undergraduate and graduate majors as well as over 120 degree programs across the Greehey School of Business, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology, and Graduate Studies.

Academics are supported by a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life at St. Mary's is active with a variety of clubs, organizations, and intramural sports. On the intercollegiate front, the St. Mary's Rattlers compete in the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference. The university fields five men's and six women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,567 (2,298 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $28,200
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,300
  • Other Expenses: $3,100
  • Total Cost: $41,900

St. Mary's University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,605
    • Loans: $6,772

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Criminal Justice, English, Exercise and Sport Science, Finance, International Relations, Political Science, Psychology, Speech Communication

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 43%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Basketball, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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