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Saint Mary’s College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Saint Mary’s College. 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 Saint Mary’s College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Saint Mary's College was awarded 92 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting.

Overall Quality

St. Mary's College landed the #370 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

St. Mary's College also holds the #7 spot on the Best Colleges in Indiana ranking.

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

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Saint Mary's College is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 82%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 62% 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 540 and 650. Math scores were between 528 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saint Mary's College  ( 540 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Saint Mary's College  ( 528 to 610 )
St. Mary's College received ACT scores from 49% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Saint Mary's College  ( 22 to 28 )

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Saint Mary’s College 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 College it is much better at 9 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

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Saint Mary's College is 68%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  68 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 85%. 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  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at St. Mary's College for first-time, full-time students is 73%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  73 out of 100

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

Saint Mary’s College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,438 undergraduates at St. Mary's College with 1,403 being full-time and 35 being part-time.

How Much Does Saint Mary’s College Cost?

The overall average net price of St. Mary's College is $24,247. 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 +
$13,637 $16,265 $17,735 $24,000 $34,681

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At St. Mary's College, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $8,226 a year. That adds up to $32,904 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Mary's College is 3.1%. 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. That's great news for St. Mary's College students 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 situated in Notre Dame, Indiana. The suburban atmosphere of Notre Dame makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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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 36 majors graduated from Saint Mary's College. Of these students, 384 received undergraduate degrees and 34 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
Nursing 47 $61,922
Business Administration & Management 44 $47,260
General Psychology 32 $30,984
Communication & Media Studies 28 $39,009
Teacher Education Grade Specific 26 $36,310
Social Work 20 $28,598
Communication Sciences 19 $17,846
General Biology 19 $25,658
Accounting 14 $57,995
History 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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 617 students took at least one online class at Saint Mary's College. This is an increase from the 71 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 617 74
2018-2019 71 56
2017-2018 68 65
2016-2017 52 50
2015-2016 60 31

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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