If you are considering submitting an applicationto Saint Mary's College, the regular decision application deadline is February 15 and the application fee costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Saint Mary's College offers early decision but not early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
The early decision acceptance rate at Saint Mary's College is 83%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 82%. Last year,, Saint Mary's College admitted 79 of the 95 students who applied early decison.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Saint Mary's College is amoderately difficult school to get into. Saint Mary's College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Saint Mary's College accepted 82% of all applicants., around 1,965 of the 2,411 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Saint Mary's College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Saint Mary's College must submit the following items. Double check with Saint Mary's College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||16 high school academic units, minimum two years of study of the same foreign language|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Saint Mary's College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Out of all students that were admitted, 44% submitted a class rank. At Saint Mary's College 26% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 63% were in the top 25% and 92% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Saint Mary's College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||22.37%|
|3.50 and 3.74||20.75%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14.82%|
|3.00 and 3.24||5.12%|
|2.50 and 2.9||2.43%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
|Saint Mary's College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Saint Mary's College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 61% of Saint Mary's College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 49% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Saint Mary's College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1065 and 1250 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Saint Mary's College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1250 and 25% of scored lower than 1065, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Saint Mary's College student is 1164.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Saint Mary's College students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Saint Mary's College students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Saint Mary's College, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Saint Mary's College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Saint Mary's College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Saint Mary's College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is April 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Saint Mary's College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Saint Mary's College?
Students who are admitted to Saint Mary's College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Saint Mary's College accept transfer credits?
Saint Mary's College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Saint Mary's College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Saint Mary's College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Saint Mary's College?
No, Saint Mary's College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..
How hard is it to get into Saint Mary's College? Saint Mary's College is a somewhat selective institution. The Saint Mary's College acceptance rate is 82%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1250 and Above
1065 to 1250
1065 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Saint Mary's College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.82. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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