Saint Mary’s College (St. Mary's College)

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Saint Mary's College can be found in Notre Dame, IN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Saint Mary's College has an enrollment of around 1,600 students.

Many of the students admitted to this school earned an SAT score between 1490 - 1810, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 23 - 28. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the St. Mary's College average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.45 for accepted students. Roughly 90% of all applicant were accepted at St. Mary's College, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 33% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall St. Mary's College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Saint Mary's College was reported as 85.7% in Fall 2013 with over 1,530 college applications submitted to St. Mary's College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • St. Mary's College SAT Scores: 1490 - 1810
  • St. Mary's College ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • St. Mary's College Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Saint Mary's College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of St. Mary's College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for St. Mary's College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 85.6%
  • 2010-2011: 80.7%
  • 2011-2012: 84.0%
  • 2012-2013: 84.8%
  • 2013-2014: 85.7%
  • Projected St. Mary's College Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 84.6%

How Does St. Mary's College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Saint Mary's College is fifty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Holy Cross College72.3%
Bethel College-Indiana71.6%
Andrews University37.5%
Goshen College55.1%
Grace College and Theological Seminary78.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to St. Mary's College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 610
Math490 - 600
Writing500 - 600
Total Score1490 - 1810
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 30
Math22 - 27
Composite Score23 - 28
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