Saint Marys College of California Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Saint Marys College of California? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,680 out of 3,773 applicants or 98% were admitted making Saint Marys College of California an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Saint Marys College of California typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,436 1,337 3,773
Accepted 2,381 1,299 3,680
Acceptance Rate 98% 97% 98%
Enrolled 404 246 650
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 19% 18%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Saint Marys College of California and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Saint Marys College of California regularly accepts students with ACTs of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Saint Marys College of California.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 67 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1110 1310
SAT Reading 570 670
SAT Math 540 630
ACT Composite 22 27
ACT English 22 28
ACT Math 22 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >99%
24 to 27 Avg + 98%-99%
22 to 24 Avg - 97%-98%
20 to 22 Reach 95%-97%
Less than 20 Low <95%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >99%
1210 to 1310 Avg + 98%-99%
1110 to 1210 Avg - 97%-98%
1010 to 1110 Reach 94%-97%
Less than 1010 Low <94%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Saint Marys College of California. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Saint Marys College of California was 3.61 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.61 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Saint Marys College of California accepts 98% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 38% Good
3.50 to 3.75 22% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 22% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 17% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Saint Marys College of California and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=123554 IPEDS survey data for Saint Marys College of California.

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