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Tuition & Fees

$45,686

$45,686

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,787
Declined + 924
Total Received 4,711
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Private (nonprofit)

2,802

undergraduate students

1,106

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
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
44%
400-499
32%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
48%
400-499
31%
300-399
3%
30-36
13%
24-29
51%
18-23
34%
12-17
2%
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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 3,908
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: 17,416), 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 St. Marys 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
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
44%
400-499
32%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
48%
400-499
31%
300-399
3%
30-36
13%
24-29
51%
18-23
34%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,787
Declined + 924
Total Received 4,711

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores

Considered

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

Not Considered

Class rank
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Angelica Moore
Interim Dean of Admissions
P: 800 800-4SMC
F: 925 376-7193
smcadmit@stmarys-ca.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,093,611
State $4,641,232
Institutional $33,838,323
Other external $558,454
Total $42,131,620

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $8,102,974
Other external $39,730
Total $8,142,704

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
West Coast Conference
Mascot
The Gael
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
Dance
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

72%

2,802
students

Female
60%
1,672

Male
40%
1,130

Graduate

28%

1,106
students

Female
65%
715

Male
35%
391

undergraduateFull-time

92%

2,597
students

Female
60%
1,543

Male
40%
1,054

undergraduatePart-time

8%

205
students

Female
63%
129

Male
37%
76

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
25%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

64%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 1

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

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

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • 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 22
Countries most often represented Australia
Brazil
Canada
China
New Zealand
The Philippines
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Caitlin Knowlton
Senior Admissions Counselor, International
925 631-4127
csk1@stmarys-ca.edu

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