Saint Mary's College of California

Moraga, CA

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.

Saint Mary's College of California

Moraga, CA

Tuition & Fees

$50,660

$50,660

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
36%
500-599
48%
400-499
10%
700-800
6%
600-699
32%
500-599
51%
400-499
11%
30-36
21%
24-29
36%
18-23
35%
12-17
8%
30-36
7%
24-29
46%
18-23
31%
12-17
16%
30-36
12%
24-29
43%
18-23
42%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,916
Declined + 1,153
Total Received 6,069
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Private (nonprofit)

2,646

undergraduate students

1,046

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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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 3,692
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)

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Moraga, CA

420-acre campus in Moraga (population: 884,363), 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
55%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
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
6%
600-699
36%
500-599
48%
400-499
10%
700-800
6%
600-699
32%
500-599
51%
400-499
11%
30-36
21%
24-29
36%
18-23
35%
12-17
8%
30-36
7%
24-29
46%
18-23
31%
12-17
16%
30-36
12%
24-29
43%
18-23
42%
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 4,916
Declined + 1,153
Total Received 6,069

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Standardized test scores

Considered

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

William Mullen
Vice Provost for Enrollment & Communications
P: 800 800-4SMC
F: 925 376-7193
smcadmit@stmarys-ca.edu

Financial Aid

67%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$37,988

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $50,460
Room & board $15,706
Additional fees $200
Books & supplies $1,080
Total $67,446
Average Financial Aid - $37,988
Total with Avg. Aid $29,458
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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

William Mullen
Vice Provost for Enrollment & Communications
finaid@stmarys-ca.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, crew, lacrosse, rugby, tennis, volleyball (indoor/sand), water polo

Club Sports - Women's

lacrosse, rugby, tennis, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, flag football, lacrosse, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee

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Athletic Directors

Michael Matoso (men's)
Vice President For Intercollegiate Athletics
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
Creative Writing
Dance
Economics
Education
Engineering
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

3,692

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

72%

2,646
students

Female
57%
1,497

Male
43%
1,149

28%

1,046
students

Female
68%
714

Male
32%
332

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

2,495
students

Female
56%
1,396

Male
44%
1,099

6%

151
students

Female
67%
101

Male
33%
50

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
27%
Hispanic/Latino
40%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

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 Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

100

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

23

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

80%

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
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 29
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
Germany
New Zealand
Philippines
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Dorian Roberts
Senior Admissions Counselor
925 631-4071
drr6@stmarys-ca.edu

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