Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Women’s College

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This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
Acceptance Rate
Students Applied
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT Subject Tests
AP Course Credit
Dual Enrollment

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020 January 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision February 15, 2021 June 1, 2020
Test Optional
Rolling Admissions

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
Countries Represented
Submitting ACT
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
Average SAT Composite: 1186
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
Top 25%
Top 50%

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-551-7621
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.93 Average Rating
Visit. St. Mary's isn't for everyone, like guys for example, but just visiting this beautiful campus takes one's breath away. St. Mary's takes care of not only her current students, but also her prospective students. My first visit was during the summer for a week long retreat and I instantly fell in love. Then quite some time passed before I visited again and I had sort of fallen out of love. But then my next visit was during the school year and I attended some classes, the students and the professors during the time showed me that this is a good place to go, this is the place where I'm meant to be. Doubts? Skepticism? Fears? Visit. Visit. Visit. St. Mary's will take care of them for you.
Allison from Battle Creek, MI
I was a freshman last year and lived in Le Mans Hall, which is a dorm for any age student. To first year students I would recommend living in McCandless since it is primarily freshmen living there. You get to meet a whole bunch of freshman and it makes it easier. I regret not choosing to live there because I felt like I would have made a lot more friends. I know, I know, all the other dorms are so much more lovely, but in the end you will agree that you think it was one of the best decisions you could ever make. As for the classes, they are tough! Make sure you do your assigned reading. Don't be afraid to ask a professor for help either. They are more than willing to work with you on whatever issue you may be having.
Jillian from South Bend, IN
Know what you want! Visit campus, have an overnight! Ask tons of questions not just of tour guides but of other students.
Julie from Chicago, IL
My advice for any high school senior is to make sure this is your decision. Your parents might be paying your tuition but your the one attending the classes and getting an education. You don't want their money to go to waste. Whenever possible, go visit the schools you're interested in. Make sure that college is a place you can see yourself in for the next couple of years.
Adrienna from Holland, MI
Definitely take advantage of Notre Dame being right across the street!
Therese from Cherry Valley, IL
Getting involved with activities on campus is one of the most important things to do. Meeting new people is beneficial, both during school and after graduation. Finding the balance between going out and studying should be a main priority. Sometimes, taking a study break works wonders for students, but students have to remember why they are at school.
Jillian from Saint John, IN
Work really hard in your last years of high school, your admission process will only be all that much better if you do! You don't have to be in the top of your class or have a perfect SAT/ACT score to get into Saint Mary's. All they ask is that you do your best! No matter where you end up going, do your best to become friends with your roommate. You don't have to be best friends but it is always nice to have someone to talk to. Get involved as much as possible!
Bridget from Monroe, MI
If you value a close relationship with your professors and academic advisor, this is definitely a good place for you. If you are an elementary education or nursing major, especially, YOU WILL NOT BE ALONE. Also, the science program just received a large endowment, so if you are interested in that, look for big improvements in offered facilities.
Class of 2015
If you are thinking of coming to Saint Mary's, I would definitely suggest visiting the campus first. On different visit days, you have the opportunity to meet the other women that already attend the school or also plan on attending. This is a great way to see if you fit the environment of the school. If you do come to Saint Mary's as a student, get involved. There are a variety of clubs and organizations. This is an excellent way to meet people with similar interests and at the beginning being involved can help you get over any homesickness you may be feeling.
Brianna from Beloit, WI

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