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Saint Mary's College

Quick Stats
SAT Score Range 980 - 1160
ACT Score Range 22 - 28
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Overview
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Acceptance Rate

78.3%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

SAT Score Range

980 - 1160
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600

ACT Score Range

22 - 28
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36

Tuition & Fees

$40,800

Average Salary in 10 Years

$51,300
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Saint Mary's College

Saint Mary's College is located in Notre Dame, Indiana. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 1,531 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat selective with an acceptance rate of 78.3%.

Popular majors include Health Professions and Related Programs, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Psychology, and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. 79% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $44,500.

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About
🗺 133 Le Mans Hall
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
🌐 www.saintmarys.edu
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Test Score Range
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What test scores do you need to get into Saint Mary's College?

SAT Score Range

980 - 1160
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600

ACT Score Range

22 - 28
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36

Median SAT Score

1070
Out of 1600

Median ACT Score

25
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown

SAT Total Score Ranges

SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges

SAT Math Score Ranges

SAT Writing Score Ranges

ACT Score Breakdown

ACT Total Score Ranges

ACT English Score Ranges

ACT Math Score Ranges

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SATs or the ACTs?
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Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?

Students Submitting SATs

54%

Students Submitting ACTs

67%

More students take the ACTs than the SATs.

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Admissions
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Saint Mary's College has around 1,830 applicants, all of whom are women and of whom 78.3% are admitted.

Of the students admitted, 25% decide to enroll at Saint Mary's College. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

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Applicants
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Who applies to Saint Mary's College?

Number of Applicants

1,830

Number of Applicants per Spot

5
per spot

Female Applicants

100%
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Acceptance Rate
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Getting into Saint Mary's College

Saint Mary's College Acceptance Rate

78.3%

Getting in

Selective

Female Acceptance Rate

78.3%
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School Popularity
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Do Students Want to Go to Saint Mary's College?

Saint Mary's College Admissions Yield

25%
of accepted students choose to go to Saint Mary's College

Female Admissions Yield

25%
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Application
Admission Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Required
High School Record Required
Complete High School Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

79%
within 6 years

Women Graduation Rate

79%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Cost
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Can you afford to attend Saint Mary's College?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$23,016
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$40,800
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$52,900
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$52,900
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$27,000
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$287
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Saint Mary's College would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

84%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Saint Mary's College Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

100%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

63%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Saint Mary's College you can visit www.saintmarys.edu/tuition.

Saint Mary's College Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $52,900
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $52,900
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Saint Mary's College?

Saint Mary's College students, on average, make $51,300 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 4% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Saint Mary's College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Saint Mary's College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

3.6%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Saint Mary's College.

Median Earnings of Students from Saint Mary's College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Saint Mary's College.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Saint Mary's College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Saint Mary's College.
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Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Saint Mary's College? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.0x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Saint Mary's College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Saint Mary's College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

0.9x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Saint Mary's College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Saint Mary's College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

9
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$88,104
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low
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Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Saint Mary's College?

Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree
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Students
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Undergraduate Focus

94%

Undergrads

1,531

Total Students

1,637
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

1%

Students over 25

1%

Student Median Household Income

$72,880
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

99%
of undergraduates

Men

1%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Mostly Women

Saint Mary's College has significantly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 1 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 9900 women.

International Students

1%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Saint Mary's College

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Saint Mary's College study?

Saint Mary's College Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Saint Mary's College are:

  1. Health Professions and Related Programs
  2. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  3. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  4. Psychology
  5. Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Approximately 65% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Saint Mary's College?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

84%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Saint Mary's College has a retention rate of 84% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

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Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

33
2% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Low

Saint Mary's College has around 33 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 2% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Saint Mary's College as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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Politics in Indiana
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Republican

Politically, Indiana tends to be More Republican. In the 2016 Presidential election, 38% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 57% voted for the Republican party, and 5% voted for neither.

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