Saint Mary's College of California
Moraga, CA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
82%
Acceptance Rate
4,636
Students Applied
71%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
427
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$60
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
84%
Out-Of-State Students
12%
US States Represented
43
Countries Represented
30
44%
Submitting ACT
66%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1170
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
520
75th
610
Reading
25th
540
75th
630
3.60
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
33%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
10%

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: smcadmit@stmarys-ca.edu
Admissions Telephone: 925-631-4224
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.68 Average Rating
Keep in contact with the school and do not be afraid to ask questions. They are always there to help and will answer all of your questions!
Jaqueline from Los Angeles, CA
A tip for prospective students is to have a very good connection with your professors and other students. Another tip is to get involved with the campus, either by work or clubs. One last tip is to always go to class and stay on top of your work, do not fall behind because it is very hard to catch up in classes.
Liz
Visit the campus, you'll know if it's right. Apply for scholarships if you're worried about financial issues. Get to know adults on campus, it's amazing the opportunities they can open up for you.
Julianne from Yakima, WA
Definitely come to campus to check it out, especially if you are in the area. I fell in love with the school when I came here to check it out because at first the idea of a small and secluded school didn't appeal to me, but once I saw for myself the beauty of this place I couldn't resist. They have various overnight programs for accepted students to get to know what the school is about before deciding. Definitely apply, especially since they are pretty generous with waiving application fees, it is worth while to give it a shot. The school is getting more and more well known and it amazes people because we are this tiny Catholic school but we've made it to the 5th place I believe on Forbes magazine of colleges who's graduates make the most money in 10 years. We are up there with Stanford and UC Berkeley. We were also ranked in US News and Weekly as one of the top schools on the West coast and we have numerous famous and successful alumni that love this school so much they are constantly supporting it. This school is truly one of the nation's best educational institutions and we are known for that as well.
Karen from San Francisco, CA
I recommend that prospective students attend an overnight program since they give you a feel for the college and you can spend the night in a dorm with a current student. It is helpful to contact the school and talk about scholarships, as well.
Alexis from Morro Bay, CA
get involved at school, and don't be shy. explore campus and if you have a car explore the bay area there is a lot to do around here.
Amelia from Stockton, CA
Prospective students should definitely visit the campus before they make decisions on where they want to go for college. As well as schedule an interview with an admissions officer it is very insightful to how the campus is run and may help you make a decision on where you want to go.
Maxwell from Concord, CA
Be prepared to bring a car to campus, you are going to want to explore the Bay Area and Moraga is close to everything.
A Happy Student
Tips for new or prospective students: 1. get immediately involved in a club or two to meet awesome new people and feel like you belong somewhere, 2. always pay attention to your professors; they may just teach you more than just what's in the lesson, and 3. the experiences that you have here will always stay with you, so make them ones to remember!
Chelsea from Clovis, CA