Rank: 205

Saint Mary's College of California

Median SAT/ACT
1100/25
Enrollment
3,172
Founded more than 150 years ago, this Catholic liberal arts school in the hills 20 miles east of San Francisco is one of the oldest colleges in the West. In the spring of 2015, the school opened its new $23.5 million, 60,000-square-foot Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center, which includes a 35-foot rock-climbing wall, fitness center, exercise studios, and caf�_. The...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$64,600
% of students who get any grants
85%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$35,700
Average price for low-income students
$23,500
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
98%
% of need met
62%
% of students who get merit* grants
15%
Average merit grant
$15,800
student success
Graduation rate
71%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$21,500
Average salary within 5 years
$51,700
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
44%
admissions
Acceptance rate
98%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1100/25
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
1-Feb

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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The teachers really care about you as a student and person. The classes are interesting and challenging ina good way. Every class discusses social justice/ethics in some way, which is great to see how these classes connect to the world and being the best human you can be....
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Saint Mary's is a school that take it's mission statement very seriously. There are lots of opportunities to get involved with the school, with the community, and with social justice. The kids at the school are very polite and respectful. Most of the teachers truly care about you as a...
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I absolutely loved my teachers in my Fall semester, especially my Ethnic Studies and Women and Gender Studies professors, because they each had so much passion in what they were teaching. They opened the students eyes to look at certain aspects in society in a different way....
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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