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St. Mary’s University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about St. Mary's University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much 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 St. Mary’s University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

St. Mary's University was awarded 26 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

St. Mary's is ranked #577 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

St. Mary's is also ranked #17 out of 85 schools in Texas.

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Is It Hard to Get Into St. Mary’s?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at St. Mary's University is 80%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that St. Mary's is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 73% of students accepted to St. Mary's submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 620. Math scores were between 520 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for St. Mary's University  ( 520 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for St. Mary's University  ( 520 to 610 )
St. Mary's received ACT scores from 45% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for St. Mary's University  ( 20 to 26 )

Learn more about St. Mary’s University admissions.

St. Mary’s University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at St. Mary's it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at St. Mary's University is 58%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  58 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at St. Mary’s University

Freshmen Retention Rate

St. Mary's University has a freshmen retention rate of 73%. 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  73 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 the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 45%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  45 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at St. Mary’s University.

Good Overall Diversity at St. Mary’s

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,270 undergraduates at St. Mary's with 2,162 being full-time and 108 being part-time.

St. Mary’s Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for St. Mary’s is 66.07 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  66.07 out of 100
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How Much Does St. Mary’s University Cost?

The overall average net price of St. Mary's is $17,850. 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

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,536 $16,948 $18,378 $19,530 $21,656

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, 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, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $7,816 a year. That adds up to $31,264 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Mary's is 7.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from St. Mary's make about $46,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future St. Mary's graduates since it is 17% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at St. Mary’s University make the most money.

Location of St. Mary’s University

Located in San Antonio, Texas, St. Mary's University is a private not-for-profit institution. San Antonio is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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

Contact Details
Address: One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228
Phone: 210-436-3011

St. Mary’s University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from St. Mary's University. Of these students, 468 received undergraduate degrees and 434 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
Finance & Financial Management 42 $47,200
Health & Physical Education 36 $22,000
General Biology 36 $26,400
General Psychology 33 $27,900
Political Science & Government 30 NA
Criminology 28 $30,200
Criminal Justice & Corrections 26 $28,300
Marketing 20 NA
General English Literature 20 $31,700
Business Administration & Management 18 $38,400

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

Online Learning at St. Mary’s

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, 418 students took at least one online class at St. Mary's University. This is an increase from the 321 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 418 46
2016-2017 321 36
2015-2016 236 56
2014-2015 213 53
2013-2014 103 7

Learn more about online learning at St. Mary’s University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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