If you are planning on applying to St. Mary's College of Maryland, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 15 and the application fee costs $50.
Students who submit their applications to St. Mary's College of Maryland for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.
The following is an overiew of some of St. Mary's College of Maryland's admissions stats.
|St. Mary's College of Maryland 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||20%|
|Mean SAT Score||1225|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||24%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||5%|
These are the application deadlines for St. Mary's College of Maryland.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 1||December 1|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||January 1|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||April 1|
St. Mary's College of Maryland offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 1.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. St. Mary's College of Maryland will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 1.
The early decision acceptance rate at St. Mary's College of Maryland is 89%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 77%.
St. Mary's College of Maryland accepts roughly 89% of early action applicants and 77% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, St. Mary's College of Maryland admitted 54 of the 61 students who applied early decision. Last year, St. Mary's College of Maryland admitted 1,24 of the 1,389 who applied early action.
Some students apply early because they hope it will boost their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.
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It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2022, St. Mary's College of Maryland waitlisted 222 students and 63 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 30 eventually received an admissions offer.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.
What does St. Mary's College of Maryland consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with St. Mary's College of Maryland for more information on admission factors.
To apply to St. Mary's College of Maryland, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with St. Mary's College of Maryland's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||short answer|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to St. Mary's College of Maryland have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 55% submitted a class rank. At St. Mary's College of Maryland 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 47% were in the top 25% and 85% were in the top 50%.
At St. Mary's College of Maryland, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||22.83%|
|3.50 and 3.74||19.95%|
|3.25 and 3.49||19.95%|
|3.00 and 3.24||17.85%|
|2.50 and 2.9||11.29%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1.31%|
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 College of Maryland directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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.
St. Mary's College of Maryland considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
St. Mary's College of Maryland 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.
In 2022, 24% of St. Mary's College of Maryland's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other St. Mary's College of Maryland applicants, you should strive to earn between 1140 and 1330 (or higher!) on the SAT. At St. Mary's College of Maryland 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1330 and 25% of scored lower than 1140, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a St. Mary's College of Maryland student is 1225.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of St. Mary's College of Maryland students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 585 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of St. Mary's College of Maryland students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 585 or higher.
To be most competitive at St. Mary's College of Maryland, you should strive to earn between 26 and 32 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for St. Mary's College of Maryland's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.
A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for St. Mary's College of Maryland students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to St. Mary's College of Maryland.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by May 1.
Transfer students can enroll in St. Mary's College of Maryland during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to St. Mary's College of Maryland?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Does St. Mary's College of Maryland accept transfer credits?
✅ St. Mary's College of Maryland accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. St. Mary's College of Maryland accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does St. Mary's College of Maryland accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ St. Mary's College of Maryland accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to St. Mary's College of Maryland?
❌ No, St. Mary's College of Maryland 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 may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is St. Mary's College of Maryland's acceptance rate?
✅ St. Mary's College of Maryland has an acceptance rate of 77%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at St. Mary's College of Maryland?
✅ St. Mary's College of Maryland's early decision acceptance rate was 89% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at St. Mary's College of Maryland?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at St. Mary's College of Maryland was 89% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into St. Mary's College of Maryland? St. Mary's College of Maryland is a somewhat selective institution. The St. Mary's College of Maryland acceptance rate is 77%. This means that the institution accepts 77 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to St. Mary's College of Maryland is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to St. Mary's College of Maryland is Jun 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
32 and Above
26 to 32
26 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to St. Mary's College of Maryland is 29. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into St. Mary's College of Maryland. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1330 and Above
1140 to 1330
1140 and Less
The median SAT score for St. Mary's College of Maryland students is 1225. Applicants with SAT scores of 1330 and above have a good chance of being admitted to St. Mary's College of Maryland, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1330 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1140 have a low chance of being offered a spot at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At St. Mary's College of Maryland, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.45. 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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