Saint Mary's College of California

Moraga, CA

Website: www.stmarys-ca.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,777
Undergraduate
Students
(59.4%) 1,650 Women
(40.6%) 1,127 Men
1,136
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
82% of 4,676 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.60
SAT Math
520-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
540-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$67,168
Tuition and Fees
$47,280
Room and Board
$15,370
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Freshman Award
$36,878
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,583
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
226
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 48% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Moraga Population
16,511
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Francisco
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.2% Asian
4.3% Black/African-American
26.7% Hispanic/Latino
6.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
46.7% White
3.3% Unknown
International Students
2.1% from 30 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
64.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer 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 3 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 15
SAT Only Considered if submitted March 15
ACT Only Considered if submitted March 15
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted March 15
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1928 Saint Mary's Road
City, State, Zip
Moraga, CA 94575
Phone
(925) 631-4224
Fax
(925) 376-7193
E-mail
smcadmit@stmarys-ca.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
January 1

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
0 required for all 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
82% of 4,676 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 2,889 applicants were admitted
Men
79% of 1,787 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
672 (18%) of 3,815 admitted students enrolled
Women
397 (17%) of 2,405 admitted students enrolled
Men
275 (20%) of 1,410 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
90% of 1,756 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
214
Students Accepting Wait List Position
129
Students Admitted From Wait List
34

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.60
3.75 and Above
39%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
520-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
15%
Score of 500 - 600
52%
Score of 400 - 500
29%
Score of 300 - 400
4%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
540-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
10%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
36%
Score of 300 - 400
4%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
13%
Score of 24 - 29
44%
Score of 18 - 23
40%
Score of 12 - 17
3%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 0%
Top quarter: 0%
Top half: 0%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$67,168
Tuition and Fees
$47,280
Room and Board
$15,370
Books and Supplies
$1,278
Other Expenses
$3,240
Payment Plans
Installment plan

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 February 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 001302
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
526 (82.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
436 (83.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
436 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3 (.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$36,878
Need-Based Gift
Received by 348 (97.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,348
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 395 (73.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,436
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 436 (73.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
191 (26.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,070

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,967 (76.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,740 (88.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,740 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
8 (.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$34,296
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,430 (97.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,484
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,566 (7.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,835
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,532 (58.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
800 (19.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,385

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
85%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,583
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
17.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins 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
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, English, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Debating, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, Relatives of Clergy, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,405
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Related Services, Other
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Comparative Literature
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • History, General
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Modern Languages
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Liberal arts/general studies, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, education
Special Programs
Student-designed major, 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
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
226
Part-Time Faculty
274
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
43%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 48% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 81% 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
510,834
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
244
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not 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

Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Arts in Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • School Psychology
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration

Location and Setting


Moraga Population
16,511
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Francisco
Campus Size
420 acres

Weather

Temperature
Rain

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Nearest Train Station

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
40%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
School Colors

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x      
Crew x x x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf     x x
Sand Volleyball x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Sand Volleyball x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading    
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Sand Volleyball    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
fencing, rugby, water polo
Men's Club Sports
fencing, lacrosse, rugby, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, gael force, campus activities board, lasa-latin american student association-black student union, la hermandad, asian pacific american student association
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,777
Women
1,650 (59.4%)
Men
1,127 (40.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,614
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.2% Asian
4.3% Black/African-American
26.7% Hispanic/Latino
6.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
46.7% White
3.3% Unknown
International Students.
2.1% from 30 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
1,136

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
86.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
64.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
72.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
76.3%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
Average Starting Salary
80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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