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Saint Mary's College of California Student Life

Saint Mary's College of California is on a 420-acre campus in a suburban setting in Moraga, California, not far from San Francisco. There are many activities and organizations for Saint Mary's College of California students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Saint Mary's College of California does not have fraternities or sororities.

Saint Mary's College of California has a thriving Gael Force. In fact, more students participate in Gael Force than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Saint Mary's College of California include Campus Activities Board, LASA-Latin American Student Association-Black Student Union, La Hermandad and Asian Pacific American Student Association.

Saint Mary's College of California students' favorite campus traditions are Dances, Cultural Nights and March Midnight Madness.

Does Saint Mary's College of California Offer Student Housing?

Saint Mary's College of California offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Saint Mary's College of California students live on campus. In 2021, 60% of undergrads at Saint Mary's College of California lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 40% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Saint Mary's College of California. There are 1,601 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,468 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,380 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 50% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Saint Mary's College of California offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Saint Mary's College of California Athletics

At Saint Mary's College of California there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Saint Mary's College of California:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Water Polo Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is Saint Mary's College of California Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Saint Mary's College of California is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Saint Mary's College of California campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Saint Mary's College of California offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.

Plan a Visit to Saint Mary's College of California

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Saint Mary's College of California, take Highway 24 to Moraga, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Oakland International airport.

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Saint Mary's College of California Students

58%

Women

42%

Men

94%

Full Time

6%

Part Time

89%

In State

11%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

39%

30%

11%

9%

4%

3%

2%

2%

0.45%

Undergraduate Students

2,468

Graduate Students

972

Non-Resident / International Students

66

Saint Mary's College of California Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,440

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

77%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$51,368

Out-of-State

$51,368

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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