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Saint Mary's College of California

Moraga, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

1928 Saint Marys Rd

Moraga, CA 94575-2715

www.stmarys-ca.edu

Admission Office

1928 St. Mary's Road

P.M.B. 4800

Moraga, CA 94575

(925) 631-4224

Fax : (925) 376-7193

smcadmit@stmarys-ca.edu

Contact : Sherie Gilmore-Cleveland

Dean of Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Private

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Roman Catholic Church

Roman Catholic

College Board Code: 4675

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : January 15

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 78.0%

Total undergraduates : 2,646

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 516

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 74.0%

Average financial aid package : $38,051.00

In-State Tuition : $50,660.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $50,660.00

School Calendar

4-1-4

Degrees Available

Certificate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Dec 1

Regular application due: Jan 15

Priority application due : Nov 15

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : May 1

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : Nov 15

College will notify student of early action admission by : Jan 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Mar 15

SAT subject score report due : Mar 15

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Feb 15

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Jul 1

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : Feb 1

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : May 1

International Students

Fall application due : Jan 15

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : 4-1-4

Student-faculty ratio : 10 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 78.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 84.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 27.0%
Psychology : 11.0%
Liberal Arts : 9.0%
Social Sciences : 9.0%
Biology : 7.0%
Parks And Recreation : 7.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 7.0%
Communications/Journalism : 5.0%
English : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization B
Ethnic Studies B
European Studies/Civilization B
Latin American Studies B
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General M
Business/Commerce, General B M
Finance, General B M
International Business/Trade/Commerce M
Organizational Behavior Studies M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Communication, General B
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B M

Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Curriculum and Instruction M
Early Childhood Education and Teaching M
Education, General M
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision M
Elementary Education and Teaching M
Montessori Teacher Education M
Reading Teacher Education M
Secondary Education and Teaching M
Special Education and Teaching, General M

Engineering
Engineering, General B

English Language, Literature & Letters
Creative Writing M
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General B
French Language and Literature B
German Language and Literature B
Italian Language and Literature B
Japanese Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Health/Health Care Administration/Management B

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies B M
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B M

Mathematics & Statistics
Computational and Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Biopsychology B
International/Globalization Studies B
Mathematics and Computer Science B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Counseling Psychology M
Developmental and Child Psychology B
Experimental Psychology B
Industrial and Organizational Psychology B
Psychology, General B
Social Psychology B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Archeology B
Economics, General B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Dance, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Music, General B
Visual and Performing Arts, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Accelerated Program

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Honors Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Computer Services

244 Public computers, available in: Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Where Graduates Go

Within one year of receiving their bachelor’s degree:

Law : 4.0%

Medical : 1.0%

Other : 11.0%

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : observatory, half acre student-run garden

Geographic Location : 20 miles from San Francisco.

Large Town

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 2,646

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 516

Degree-seeking undergrads : 2,632

Graduate enrollment : 1,046

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 87.0%

Out of state students : 13.0%

Part Time students : 6.0%

Percentage of males : 43.0%

Percentage of females : 57.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 8.0%

Black African American : 4.0%

Asian : 12.0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander : 2.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 28.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 2.0%

White : 42.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 3.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : The Collegian

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 97.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 55.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Special Housing For International Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $350.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Gaels

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Club

Intramural

Scholarship

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Economically disadvantaged students services

Chaplain/spiritual director

Financial aid counseling

Minority students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rowing (Crew)

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Water Polo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Other Sports : Cycling


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $60.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 6,069

Admitted : 4,916

Enrolled : 516

Less selective 81.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : 3,175

Admitted early action : 2,685

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive

Offered place on waitlist : 124

Number accepting place : 56

Accepted from list : 51



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Rigor of secondary school record

Important

First generation college student

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Alumni Relation

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Geographical Residence

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

School achievement record most important.

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 19.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 21.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 14.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 12.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 6.0%

600 - 699 : 37.0%

500 - 599 : 48.0%

400 - 499 : 9.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 6.0%

600 - 699 : 32.0%

500 - 599 : 51.0%

400 - 499 : 11.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 12.0%

24 - 29 : 43.0%

18 - 23 : 42.0%

12 - 17 : 3.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 7.0%

24 - 29 : 46.0%

18 - 23 : 31.0%

12 - 17 : 16.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 21.0%

24 - 29 : 36.0%

18 - 23 : 35.0%

12 - 17 : 8.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: The College grants up to a full year of college credit for Advanced Placement examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

1

0

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

2

0

Science Lab

1

0

Social Studies

2

0

Foreign Language

2

3

Academic Electives

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 72.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 31.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

520 - 620

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

540 - 630

ACT Composite

22 - 28


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

--

ART 3

All

3-D Art and Design

3

--

ART 00S

All

Art History

3

--

AH 1

All

Biology

3

--

BIOL 0LE

All

4

--

BIOL 50, BIOL 51

All

5

--

BIOL 2, BIOL 2L

All

Calculus AB

3

--

MATH 00E

All

4

--

MATH 27

All

Calculus BC

3

--

MATH 27

All

4

--

MATH 27, 38

All

Chemistry

3

--

CHEM 8, CHEM 9

All

5

--

CHEM 8, CHEM 9, CHEM 10, CHEM 11

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

--

MAND-003, ELEC 00E

All

4

--

MAND-003, MAND-004

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

--

POL 1

All

Computer Science A

3

--

MA/CS 21

All

Drawing

3

--

ART 001

All

English Language and Composition

3

--

ENGL 00E

All

4

--

ENGL 4

All

English Literature and Composition

3

--

ENGL 00E

All

4

--

ENGL 4

All

Environmental Science

3

--

NATSC 0LL

All

4

--

EES 92, EES 92L

All

European History

3

--

HIST 00E

All

4

--

HIST 4, 5

All

French Language and Culture

3

--

FREN 3

All

4

--

FREN 3, FREN 4

All

5

--

FREN 4, FREN 10

All

German Language and Culture

3

--

GERM 3

All

4

--

GERM 4

All

5

--

GERM 4, 0LA

All

Human Geography

3

--

ANTH OOE

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

--

ITAL 3

All

4

--

ITAL 4

All

5

--

ITAL 4, ITAL 0LA

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

--

JAPAN-003

All

4

--

JAPAN-003, JAPAN-004

All

Latin

3

--

LATIN 110

All

Macroeconomics

3

--

ECON 4

All

Microeconomics

3

--

ECON 3

All

Music Theory

3

--

PERFA 11

All

Physics 1

3

--

PHYSI 10/L

All

Physics 2

3

--

PHYSI 11L/PHYSI 11

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

--

PHYSI 11/L

All

4

--

PHYSI 3, PHYSI 4

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

--

PHYSI OLE

All

4

--

PHYSI 1, PHYSI 2

All

Psychology

3

--

PSYCH 00E

All

4

--

PSYCH 1

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

--

SPAN 3

All

4

--

SPAN 3, 4

All

5

--

SPAN 4, 10

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

--

SPAN 3

All

4

--

SPAN 3 & SPAN 4

All

5

--

SPAN 4 & SPAN 10

All

Statistics

3

--

MATH 4

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

POL 2

All

United States History

3

--

HIST 00E

All

4

--

HIST 17, 18

All

World History: Modern

3

--

HIST 00E

All

4

--

HIST 001, 002

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

47

4

American Literature

46

4

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

47

--

Biology

46

7

Calculus with Elementary Functions

41

4

Chemistry

47

4

College Algebra

46

4

English Literature

46

7

French I

42

7

French II

45

7

German I

36

7

German II

45

7

History of United States I

47

4

History of United States II

46

4

Human Growth and Development

45

4

Information Systems and Computer Applications

52

4

Introduction to Educational Psychology

47

4

Introductory Business Law

51

4

Introductory Psychology

47

4

Introductory Sociology

47

4

Principles of Macroeconomics

44

4

Principles of Management

46

4

Principles of Marketing

50

4

Principles of Microeconomics

41

4

Spanish I

45

7

Spanish II

50

7

Western Civilization I

46

4

Western Civilization II

47

4

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 81.0%

% of loans / jobs : 19.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 73.0%

% Judged to have need : 98.0%

% that were offered aid : 98.0%

% that had need fully met : 0.0%

% of need met : 74.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $38,051.00

Avg non need-based aid : $24,741.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $17,916.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,437.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $30,693.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Feb 15

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : William Mullen

Financial aid office phone : (925) 631-4370

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,602.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Job Skills

Leadership

ROTC

Religious Affiliation

Work Study Programs

Nights

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

External finance company

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Air Force : Offered at a cooperating institution

ROTC, Army : Offered at a cooperating institution

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$50,660.00

$50,660.00

$50,660.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$50,660.00

$50,660.00

$50,660.00

Room and board:

$15,706.00

$16,569.00

--

Books and supplies:

$1,080.00

$1,080.00

$1,080.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,610.00

$3,222.00

$3,780.00

Transportation expenses:

$324.00

$936.00

$855.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$70,380.00

$72,467.00

$56,375.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$70,380.00

$72,467.00

$56,375.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Golf

Available

Rowing (Crew)

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 23

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1.7

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 64

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 64

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 23

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Essay or Personal Statement

Interview

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 523

Transfers admitted percentage: 69.0%

Transfers admitted: 365

Transfers enrolled percentage: 34.0%

Transfers enrolled: 183

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 68.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 32.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Special Requirements

Transfer applicants not eligible from high school must present at least 23 transferable academic semester units with a 2.0 average. Must have completed one academic year algebra and algebra II and geometry in high school or college with a C or higher prior to enrolling.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Jan 15

Application fee: $60.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $50,660.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $15,706.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $16,569.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,602.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $2,981,720.00

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 90

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 79

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser