St. Mary’s University

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St. Mary's University can be found in San Antonio, TX, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around three thousand students enrolled each year at St. Mary's University.

Many of the students getting into this school got an SAT score between 1040 to 1220, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 21 to 26. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the St. Mary's University average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.38 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of around 79 percent with 14 percent of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

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


The overall acceptance rate for St. Mary's University was reported as 78.6% in Fall 2020 with over 4,860 college applications submitted to this school. 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 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into St. Mary's University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of St. Mary's University 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 University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 77.7%
  • 2017-2018: 79.9%
  • 2018-2019: 75.0%
  • 2019-2020: 78.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 72.2%

How Does St. Mary's University Compare?

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National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Our Lady of the Lake University-San Antonio68.0%
Trinity University28.8%
Texas Lutheran University55.7%
Schreiner University93.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • 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 University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading530 - 620
Math510 - 600
Total Score1040 - 1220
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math19 - 25
Composite Score21 - 26
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