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About Saint Mary's College

Saint Mary's College is a private, religious school that was founded in 1844. It is moderately difficult to get into Saint Mary's College. The institution enrolls around 1,581 students a year, including 1,438 undergrads.

Saint Mary's College does not offer early action and offers early decision.

Saint Mary's College Acceptance Rate

Around 82% of applicants get into Saint Mary's College each year. 83% of applicants that applied early decision in 2021 got in to Saint Mary's College. Last year, 2,411 students applied to Saint Mary's College and 1,965 were admitted.

Saint Mary's College Application Deadlines

Early Admissions at Saint Mary's College

Saint Mary's College offers early decision. Saint Mary's College does not offer early action.

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 83%
Average GPA 3.8
Mean ACT score 25
Mean SAT score 1164
Tuition $47,000

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Saint Mary's College.

Financial Aid at Saint Mary's College

Saint Mary's College meets 87% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $39,842 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Dorms at Saint Mary's College

Saint Mary's College offers housing for up to 1,393 students.

The majority of Saint Mary's College students live on campus.

All School Formal, Belles Bash, and and Late Night Breakfast are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Saint Mary's College.

What GPA Do I Need For Saint Mary's College?

Saint Mary's College is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities , recommendations and essays. Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.8 /4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Saint Mary's College is 1164. The mean ACT scores is 25.

Does Saint Mary's College Require the ACT or SAT?

Saint Mary's College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 61% submitted the SAT. 49% submitted the ACT.

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Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates. Saint Mary's College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Saint Mary's College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Saint Mary's College

About 85% of students who start at Saint Mary's College come back the next year. Out of the 378 students who started at Saint Mary's College as first-time freshman, 295 graduate within four years.

Saint Mary's College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 81%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 68 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $31,660 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Saint Mary's College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Saint Mary's College a good school for you?

What is Saint Mary's College's Endowment?

Saint Mary's College's endowment was valued at $198,707,916 in 2021. For each full-time student, Saint Mary's College spends about $14,633.

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Where is Saint Mary's College Located?

Saint Mary's College is located in the suburban setting of Notre Dame, Indiana .

If you want to see Saint Mary's College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 80/90 (Indiana Toll Road) to Notre Dame, or book a flight to the nearest airport, South Bend International.

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College Info

1928 Saint Marys Road Notre Dame, IN 46556

Campus Setting: Suburban

Saint Mary's College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Saint Mary's College is Feb 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Saint Mary's College is Apr 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Saint Mary's College ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Saint Mary's College is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Saint Mary's College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Saint Mary's College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1065 - 1250


Math SAT Range

520 - 610


Reading SAT Range

540 - 650

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1250 and Above


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Saint Mary's College students is 1164. Applicants with SAT scores of 1250 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Saint Mary's College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1065 to 1250 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1065 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Saint Mary's College.

Saint Mary's College Tuition & Fees

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