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Colleges / St. Mary's University

St. Mary's University

San Antonio, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate88%

St Marys University Admissions

St. Mary's University is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at St. Mary's University is 88%. Out of 4,305 applications received in 2023, 3,808 students were offered admission.

Reach out to St. Mary's University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who submit their applications to St. Mary's University for fall semester should hear back from St. Mary's University by October 20.

St. Mary's University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of St. Mary's University's admissions stats.

St. Mary's University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 18%
Mean SAT Score 1127
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Waitlist No

St. Mary's University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for St. Mary's University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 1 15 October 20

Considering Applying Early to St. Mary's University?

St. Mary's University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with St. Mary's University directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on St. Mary's University Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to St Marys University?

St Marys University is a moderately difficult school to get into.

In 2022, St Marys University accepted 88% of all applicants, around 3,808 from the 4,305 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like St Marys University, 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.

Transferring to St. Mary's University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to St. Mary's University

St. Mary's University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does St. Mary's University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important 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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at St. Mary's University

What does St. Mary's University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with St. Mary's University for more information on admission factors.

St. Mary's University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to St. Mary's University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with St. Mary's University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into St. Mary's University?

Students admitted to St. Mary's University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6. St. Mary's University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 75% submitted a class rank. At St. Mary's University 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 49% were in the top 25% and 81% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At St. Mary's University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 24%
3.75 and 3.99 23%
3.50 and 3.74 25%
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 9%
2.50 and 2.9 6%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to St. Mary's University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

St. Mary's University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

The mean composite SAT score for a St. Mary's University student is 1127.

More Information on Transferring to St. Mary's University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to St. Mary's University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in St. Mary's University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

St. Mary's University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to St. Mary's University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to St. Mary's University.

Does St. Mary's University accept transfer credits?

✅ St. Mary's University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. St. Mary's University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does St. Mary's University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ St. Mary's University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to St. Mary's University?

❌ No, St. Mary's University 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.

What is St. Mary's University's acceptance rate?

✅ St. Mary's University's acceptance rate is 88%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at St. Mary's University?

🟨 St. Mary's University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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St Marys University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into St Marys University? St Marys University is a somewhat selective institution. The St Marys University acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.


St Marys University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to St Marys University is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to St Marys University is Continuous processing.

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

St Marys University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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St Marys University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At St Marys University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.61. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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