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Tuition & Fees

$44,360

$44,360

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,681
Declined + 1,171
Total Received 4,852
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Private (nonprofit)

2,940

undergraduate students

1,090

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Communication
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Codes

SAT 4675
ACT 0386

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
28%
500-599
46%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
34%
500-599
48%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
54%
18-23
33%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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School Facts

Saint Mary's College of California is a church-affiliated, multipurpose college. Founded in 1863, it adopted coeducation in 1970. Its 420-acre campus is located in Moraga, California, 13 miles from Oakland.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 4,030
Established in 1863
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Moraga, CA

420-acre campus in Moraga (population: 17,032), 12 miles from Oakland and 20 miles from San Francisco. Major airport, bus, and train serve Oakland; other airport serves San Francisco. Public transportation serves campus.

Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
56%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
28%
500-599
46%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
34%
500-599
48%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
54%
18-23
33%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
February 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,681
Declined + 1,171
Total Received 4,852

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Michael McKeon
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 800-4SMC
F: 925 376-7193
smcadmit@stmarys-ca.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,151,581
State $5,028,617
Institutional $34,757,248
Other external $747,244
Total $43,684,690

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $7,423,060
Other external $41,800
Total $7,464,860

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, West Coast Conference
Mascot
Gaels
School colors
navy blue and red
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art/Art History
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Classical Languages
Communication
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Economics
Education
English/Drama
Environmental Science/Environmental Studies
Environmental/Earth Studies
French
Health Sciences
History
Integral Program
Interdisciplinary
International Area Studies
Kinesiology
Leadership
Liberal/Civic Studies
Mathematics
Performing Arts
Philosophy
Physics/Astronomy
Politics
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

73%

2,940
students

Female
60%
1,758

Male
40%
1,182

Graduate

27%

1,090
students

Female
64%
693

Male
36%
397

undergraduateFull-time

91%

2,680
students

Female
60%
1,591

Male
40%
1,089

undergraduatePart-time

9%

260
students

Female
65%
167

Male
35%
93

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
25%
Hispanic/Latino
46%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

59%

Transfer applicants accepted

49%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

9

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 13
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
Canada
China
Italy
Japan
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Erik Coloma
Coordinator of International Recruitment
925 631-4526
ejc1@stmarys-ca.edu

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