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Rank: 162

Saint Mary's College

Notre Dame, INwww.saintmarys.edu
Saint Mary's College, in South Bend, Indiana, provides its some 1,600 all-female students a solid liberal arts tradition combined with a range of areas for subject concentration. It is a Catholic institution, sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, who founded the College in 1844. Its five undergraduate degree programs include arts, business administration, fine arts, music, and science, along with about 30 majors and a student-designed major program. The school also offers interdisciplinary concentrations such as environmental studies, gerontology, justice education, and women's studies. The college is across the street from the University of Notre Dame, and full-time students are permitted to take some classes there. The two schools also offer a five-year engineering dual degree program; students earn a bachelor's degree from Saint Mary's in four years, and a second bachelor of science in engineering from Notre Dame after a fifth year of study. The college has recently begun to offer three graduate degrees, including a doctorate in nursing practice. Student athletes -- they're called the Belles of Saint Mary's -- participate in eight Division III sports, including basketball, cross-country and soccer. Most students live on the bucolic, 100-acre campus, and are required to live in residence halls for at least six semesters. Nearby South Bend offers a mix of fine and performing arts and outdoor activities, including a whitewater rafting on the St. Joseph River, which runs through the middle of downtown.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$56,500
% of students who get any grants
95%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$27,900
Average price for low-income students
$14,000
admissions
Acceptance rate
82%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1070/25
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
1,690
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
100%
% of need met
84%
% of students who get merit* grants
29%
Average merit grant
$14,460
student success
Graduation rate
77%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$27,000
Average salary within 3 years
$47,100
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
33%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
Feb 15

* 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.

* 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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