St Mary’s College of Maryland

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St Mary's College of Maryland, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in St. Mary's City, MD, a predominately suburban area. Nearly 1,700 students are enrolled at St Mary's College of Maryland.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to St Mary's College of Maryland. A score in the range of 1060 to 1290 on the SAT exam, or 21 to 29 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the St Mary's College of Maryland average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.57. Roughly 80% of all students which applied were accepted at St Mary's College of Maryland, and from those that were granted acceptance about 23% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall St Mary's College of Maryland Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for St Mary's College of Maryland was reported as 84.3% in Fall 2020 with over 1,620 college applications submitted to St Mary's College of Maryland. 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

  • ACT Scores: 21 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into St Mary's College of Maryland?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into St Mary's College of Maryland, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

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 of Maryland has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 80.0%
  • 2017-2018: 82.4%
  • 2018-2019: 80.1%
  • 2019-2020: 84.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 76.4%

How Does St Mary's College of Maryland Compare?

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National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Maryland Eastern Shore64.7%
United States Naval Academy8.3%
St John's College59.9%
University of Mary Washington74.7%
Gallaudet University61.2%

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
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) 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 of Maryland (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 650
Math520 - 640
Total Score1060 - 1290
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 27
Math21 - 31
Composite Score21 - 29
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