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 1060 - 1250, 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 3.28 to 3.52 for accepted students. Roughly 80% of all applicant were accepted at St. Mary's College, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 23% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall St. Mary's College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Saint Mary's College was reported as 81.2% in Fall 2020 with over 2,030 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 ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • St. Mary's College Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.52

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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 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

  • 2016-2017: 81.6%
  • 2017-2018: 78.3%
  • 2018-2019: 81.9%
  • 2019-2020: 81.2%
  • Projected St. Mary's College Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 75.3%

How Does St. Mary's College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Saint Mary's College is forty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Holy Cross College93.6%
Bethel College-Indiana93.8%
Andrews University67.0%
Goshen College63.0%
Grace College and Theological Seminary79.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to St. Mary's College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 630
Math520 - 620
Total Score1060 - 1250
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 31
Math20 - 26
Composite Score23 - 28
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