Tuition & Fees

$47,280

$47,280

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
10%
500-599
48%
400-499
36%
300-399
4%
600-699
15%
500-599
52%
400-499
29%
300-399
4%
30-36
13%
24-29
44%
18-23
40%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,815
Declined + 861
Total Received 4,676
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Private (nonprofit)

2,777

undergraduate students

1,136

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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Location

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 3,913
Established in 1863
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
60%
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
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
10%
500-599
48%
400-499
36%
300-399
4%
600-699
15%
500-599
52%
400-499
29%
300-399
4%
30-36
13%
24-29
44%
18-23
40%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
January 15
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

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,815
Declined + 861
Total Received 4,676

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

62%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$31,609

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $47,130
Room & board $15,370
Additional fees $150
Books & supplies $1,278
Total $63,928
Average Financial Aid - $31,609
Total with Avg. Aid $32,319
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 866 306-0390
F: 925 376-2965
finaid@stmarys-ca.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Wilbert Lleses
Dean of Financial Aid
wal5@stmarys-ca.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Baseball, Crew, Cycling, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball, Water Polo

Club Sports - Women's

Crew, Cycling, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Flag Football, Hardball, Kickball, Sand Volleyball, Soccer (indoor/outdoor), Softball, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee

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Athletic Directors

Michael Matoso (men's)
Director, Athletics And Recreation
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
West Coast Conference
Mascot
The Gael
School colors
navy blue and red

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Communication

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,913

total students

84%

in-state

16%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

71%

2,777
students

Female
59%
1,650

Male
41%
1,127

29%

1,136
students

Female
67%
762

Male
33%
374

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

2,611
students

Female
60%
1,550

Male
40%
1,061

6%

166
students

Female
61%
100

Male
39%
66

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Hispanic/Latino
35%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

64%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

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) Recommended of Some
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

100

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

24

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 22
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
China
France
Hong Kong
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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