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Saint Mary’s College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Saint Mary's College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Saint Mary’s College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Saint Mary's College was awarded 22 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is communication and media studies.

Overall Quality

St. Mary's College is ranked #170 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when St. Mary's College held the #202 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

St. Mary's College is also ranked #6 out of 44 schools in Indiana.

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Is It Hard to Get Into St. Mary’s College?

Acceptance Rate

Saint Mary's College has an acceptance rate of 78%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 54% of students accepted to St. Mary's College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 500 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saint Mary's College  ( 530 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Saint Mary's College  ( 500 to 620 )
St. Mary's College received ACT scores from 67% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Saint Mary's College  ( 23 to 29 )

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Saint Mary’s College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at St. Mary's College is an impressive 9 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Saint Mary's College is 66%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  66 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Saint Mary’s College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Saint Mary's College has a freshmen retention rate of 84%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At St. Mary's College the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 75%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  75 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Saint Mary’s College.

Saint Mary’s College Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,531 undergraduates at St. Mary's College with 1,486 being full-time and 45 being part-time.

St. Mary’s College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 17.82 out of 100, St. Mary’s College is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  17.82 out of 100
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How Much Does Saint Mary’s College Cost?

The overall average net price of St. Mary's College is $22,200. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for St. Mary’s College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,025 $12,622 $16,557 $24,078 $30,309

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of St. Mary's College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At St. Mary's College, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $8,425 a year. That adds up to $33,700 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Mary's College is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do St. Mary’s College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from St. Mary's College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $46,200 in their early years. This is good news for future St. Mary's College graduates since it is 16% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Saint Mary’s College make the most money.

Location of Saint Mary’s College

Saint Mary's College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana. Notre Dame is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of Saint Mary's College

Contact details for St. Mary's College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 133 Le Mans Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-284-4000

Saint Mary’s College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 34 majors graduated from Saint Mary's College. Of these students, 384 received undergraduate degrees and 37 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 39 $36,200
Nursing 39 $59,000
General Biology 37 $26,100
Business Administration & Management 35 $50,000
General Psychology 26 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25 NA
Communication Sciences 21 NA
Accounting 16 NA
International Studies 15 NA
Political Science & Government 13 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Saint Mary's College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at St. Mary’s College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 68 students took at least one online class at Saint Mary's College. This is an increase from the 52 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 68 65
2016-2017 52 50
2015-2016 60 31
2014-2015 14 14
2013-2014 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Saint Mary’s College.

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