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Saint Mary's College of California
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  • 4 Year
  • MORAGA, CA

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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference
From Saint Mary's College of California

Recognizing that the paths to knowledge are many, Saint Mary's College of California offers a diverse curriculum that includes the humanities, arts, sciences, social sciences, education, business administration while serving traditional students and adult learners in both undergraduate and graduate programs.

As an institution where the liberal arts inform and enrich all areas of learning, it places special importance on fostering the intellectual skills and habits of the mind, which liberate persons to probe deeply the mystery of existence and live authentically in response to the truths they discover. This liberation is achieved as faculty and students, led by wonder about the nature of reality, look twice, ask why, seek not merely facts but fundamental principles, strive for an integration of all knowledge and express themselves precisely and eloquently.

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Saint Mary's College of California Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Range
1060-1240
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$36,613 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$30,395 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 63 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 71 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 70 responses

Majors

Justice, Community, and Leadership (JCL)

JCL is a unique major that combines classroom learning and direct service with various community partners in the Bay Area. The program allows students to engage with and analyze social, environmental, and educational issues that are present in our world. Students are given the chance to work with various community partners, such as schools, non-profits, and campus resources.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,495 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
151
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Motivated
    32%
  • Optimistic
    29%
  • Made of money
    24%
  • Bored
    7%
  • Focused
    5%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 70 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 92 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
  • Small
    31%
  • Home away from home
    19%
  • Nice, loving, small
    19%
  • Caring
    10%
  • White
    10%
  • Inclusive
    7%
  • Alt left lunacy, bullying,
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 35 responses

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