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Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN
Saint Mary's, founded in 1844, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college for women. Its 275-acre campus is located in Notre Dame, six miles from South Bend.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational No, women only
Undergraduate Students 1,625
   Women 1,605 (98.8%)
   Men 20 (1.2%)
Graduate Students 76
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 82% of 1,771 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.70
SAT Math 529 average
480-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 545 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $52,900
  Tuition and Fees $38,880
  Room and Board $11,720
Average Percent of Need Met 87%
Average Freshman Award $33,250
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 133
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 42% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Notre Dame Population 5,973
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 86% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Belles
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.1% Asian
2.1% Black/African-American
11.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.5% White
4.8% Unknown
International Students 1.6% from 10 countries
First-Year Students Returning 86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 71.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 33.0%