Saint Mary's College

Notre Dame, IN

Saint Mary's College, founded in 1844, is a private, Roman Catholic, liberal arts college for women. Its 100-acre campus is located in Notre Dame, IN, six miles from South Bend.

School Profiles: Catholic

Tuition & Fees

$45,720

$45,720

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
42%
500-599
43%
400-499
8%
700-800
6%
600-699
26%
500-599
58%
400-499
10%
700-800
1%
600-699
24%
500-599
46%
400-499
28%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
32%
24-29
40%
18-23
27%
12-17
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
50%
18-23
36%
12-17
9%
30-36
16%
24-29
59%
18-23
24%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

0%

male

100%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,651
Declined + 382
Total Received 2,033
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Private (nonprofit)

1,452

undergraduate students

128

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 1702
ACT 1244

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School Facts

Saint Mary's College, founded in 1844, is a private, Roman Catholic, liberal arts college for women. Its 100-acre campus is located in Notre Dame, IN, six miles from South Bend.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,580
Established in 1844
Coeducational Women's College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

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Notre Dame, IN

100-acre, suburban campus in Notre Dame (population: 5,973), six miles from South Bend and 90 miles from Chicago. Air, bus, and train serve South Bend. School operates transportation to U of Notre Dame. Public transportation serves campus.

Saint Mary's College
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
84%
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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
39%
Top 1/4
69%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
42%
500-599
43%
400-499
8%
700-800
6%
600-699
26%
500-599
58%
400-499
10%
700-800
1%
600-699
24%
500-599
46%
400-499
28%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
32%
24-29
40%
18-23
27%
12-17
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
50%
18-23
36%
12-17
9%
30-36
16%
24-29
59%
18-23
24%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Recommended

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,651
Declined + 382
Total Received 2,033

Admissions Factors

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Mona Bowe
Vice President of Enrollment Management
P: 800 551-7621
F: 574 284-4841
admission@saintmarys.edu

Financial Aid

88%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$38,653

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $44,760
Room $8,350
Board $5,120
Additional fees $960
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $60,290
Average Financial Aid - $38,653
Total with Avg. Aid $21,637

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,898,352
State $1,307,888
Institutional $30,566,577
Other external $1,088,226
Total $34,861,043

Non-need-based

Federal
State $7,500
Institutional $6,461,533
Other external $369,826
Total $6,838,859

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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
March 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 866 502-7788
F: 574 284-4818
finaid@saintmarys.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Kathleen Brown
Director of Financial Aid
kbrown@saintmarys.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, field hockey, lacrosse, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, fitness, flag football, kickball, soccer, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Julie Schroeder-Biek (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Belles
School colors
royal blue & white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication
Communicative Disorders
Computational Mathematics
Data Science
Economics
Elementary Education
English Literature
English Literature/Writing
English Writing
Gender/Women's Studies
Global Studies
History
Humanistic Studies
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Philosophy
Physics
Physics/Applied Mathematics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Pathology
Statistics/Actuarial Mathematics
Student Designed Major
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

1,580

total students

32%

in-state

68%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

1,452
students

Female
100%
1,446

Male
0%
6

8%

128
students

Female
94%
120

Male
6%
8

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

1,421
students

Female
100%
1,421

Male
0%
0

3%

31
students

Female
81%
25

Male
19%
6

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

54%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.70
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

68

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Countries most often represented China
Nigeria
Rwanda
South Africa
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Rachel Piontek
Assistant Director of International Admission
574 284-4587
rpiontek@saintmarys.edu

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