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Saint Marys College of California Admission Requirements

Moraga, California

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Chances of getting into Saint Marys College of California

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
81%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Marys College of California
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Saint Marys College of California and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #86 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,916 out of 6,069 applicants were admitted making Saint Marys College of California an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent. Saint Marys College of California typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Saint Marys College of California is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Saint Marys College of California SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
77%
SAT Scores for Saint Marys College of California
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Saint Marys College of California
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Saint Marys College of California?

Saint Marys College of California typically prefers applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #33 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 77 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Saint Marys College of California admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >88%
1150 to 1240 Avg + 81%-88%
1060 to 1150 Avg - 71%-81%
970 to 1060 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 970 Low <60%
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Saint Marys College of California ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for Saint Marys College of California
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Saint Marys College of California
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Saint Marys College of California?

Admission data indicates that Saint Marys College of California regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #31 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Saint Marys College of California.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Saint Marys College of California admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >88%
25 to 28 Avg + 81%-88%
22 to 25 Avg - 71%-81%
19 to 22 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 19 Low <60%
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Saint Marys College of California GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.61
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Saint Marys College of California?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Saint Marys College of California. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Saint Marys College of California was 3.61 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #31 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.61 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Saint Marys College of California accepts 81% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Saint Marys College of California students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 38% Good
3.50 to 3.75 22% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 22% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 17% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

64% of Saint Marys College of California freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Saint Marys College of California students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 31%
Top 25% of class 64%
Top 50% of class 92%
Bottom 50% of class 8%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Saint Marys College of California admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,774 2,295 6,069
Accepted 3,082 1,834 4,916
Acceptance Rate 82% 80% 81%
Enrolled 289 228 517
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 12% 11%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on May 15, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Saint Marys College of California is $60.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Saint Marys College of California and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Saint Marys College of California Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Saint Marys College of California
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=123554 IPEDS survey data for Saint Marys College of California.

FAQs

Does Saint Marys College of California prefer SAT or ACT?

77% of students submit their SAT scores to Saint Marys College of California. 48% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Saint Marys College of California?

81% of those who apply are granted admission to Saint Marys College of California. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Saint Marys College of California?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1240. 77% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Saint Marys College of California?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 28. 48% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.