College of Saint Mary

Omaha, NE

The College of Saint Mary, founded in 1923, is a private, church-affiliated college for women. Its 25-acre campus is located in a suburban section of Omaha.

Website: www.csm.edu/

Private
832
Undergraduate
Students
(99.0%) 824 Women
(01.0%) 8 Men
308
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
56% of 378 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.40
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$31,590
Tuition and Fees
$20,350
Room and Board
$7,700
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Freshman Award
$16,535
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,259
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
69
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Omaha Population
421,570
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
38% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
8.5% Black/African-American
13.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.2% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
0.8% from 8 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
40.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
83%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 3
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only Required for some Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
7000 Mercy Road
City, State, Zip
Omaha, NE 68106
Phone
(402) 399-2355
Fax
(402) 399-2412
E-mail
enroll@csm.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
3 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
56% of 378 applicants were admitted
Women
56% of 378 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
151 (71%) of 212 admitted students enrolled
Women
151 (71%) of 212 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
0
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.40
3.75 and Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
1%
Score of 24 - 29
29%
Score of 18 - 23
63%
Score of 12 - 17
7%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 15%
Top quarter: 40%
Top half: 72%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$31,590
Tuition and Fees
$20,350
Room and Board
$7,700
Books and Supplies
$972
Other Expenses
$2,568
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002540
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
84 (84.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
66 (78.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
66 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
25 (37.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$16,535
Need-Based Gift
Received by 66 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,519
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 43 (65.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,629
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 18 (27.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
33 (33.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,206

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
670 (91.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
592 (88.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
592 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
81 (13.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$14,824
Need-Based Gift
Received by 560 (94.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,748
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 509 (86.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,516
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 44 (7.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
126 (17.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,316

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,259
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
15.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Education, Mathematics
Number of Awards
657
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Debating
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
2
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students
Number of Awards
16
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,851
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences, Education, Liberal arts/general studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
69
Part-Time Faculty
107
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
29%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 38% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 36% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 20% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
87,696
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
215
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • English as a Second Language
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Organizational Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Health Education

Location and Setting


Omaha Population
421,570
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
25 acres

Weather

Temperature
10.9 average low in January, 83.7 average high in September
Rain
100 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Omaha
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Omaha

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing
Students in College Housing
38% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
62%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
surveillance cameras at residence hall entrances; CSM Alert Text Message System

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
 
School Colors
Royal blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x    
Cross-Country Running x x    
Golf x x    
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball    
Cross-Country Running    
Golf    
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, residence hall council, campus activities board, student education association of nebraska, student occupational therapy club, student nurses association
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
No, women only
All Undergraduates
832
Women
824 (99.0%)
Men
8 (01.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
761
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
8.5% Black/African-American
13.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.2% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
0.8% from 8 countries
Average Age
26
All Graduate Students
308

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
40.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
43.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
48.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
83%
Average Starting Salary
83%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3.5%
Law 0.7%
Dentistry 0.7%
Arts and Sciences 1.4%
Medicine 0.7%
Education 2.1%
Other 4.2%

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