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St. Mary's University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into St. Mary's University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,219 out of 5,832 applicants or 55% were admitted making St. Mary's University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores. St. Mary's University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 3,577 2,255 5,832
Accepted 1,926 1,293 3,219
Acceptance Rate 54% 57% 55%
Enrolled 330 263 593
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 20% 18%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to St. Mary's University 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 St. Mary's University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 20 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to St. Mary's University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 915. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1105 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 73 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 1010 1200
SAT Reading 500 610
SAT Math 510 590
ACT Composite 20 25
ACT English 18 24
ACT Math 19 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >70%
22 to 25 Avg + 55%-70%
20 to 22 Avg - 44%-55%
18 to 20 Reach 34%-44%
Less than 18 Low <34%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >68%
1105 to 1200 Avg + 55%-68%
1010 to 1105 Avg - 42%-55%
915 to 1010 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 915 Low <30%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into St. Mary's University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at St. Mary's University was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as St. Mary's University accepts 55% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 25% Good
3.50 to 3.75 28% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to St. Mary's University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
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=228149 IPEDS survey data for St. Mary's University.



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