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Notre Dame, Indiana

St. Mary's College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Saint Mary's College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78.3%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Mary's College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into St. Mary's College and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #29 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,432 out of 1,830 applicants were admitted making Saint Mary's College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. Saint Mary's College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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St. Mary's College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1110-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
54%
SAT Scores for Saint Mary's College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for Saint Mary's College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1210

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Saint Mary's College?

Saint Mary's College typically requires applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. The school ranks #14 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Saint Mary's College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >86%
1210 to 1310 Avg + 78%-86%
1110 to 1210 Avg - 68%-78%
1010 to 1110 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 1010 Low <55%
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St. Mary's College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
67%
ACT Scores for Saint Mary's College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Saint Mary's College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into St. Mary's College?

Admission data indicates that St. Mary's College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 67 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Saint Mary's College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Saint Mary's College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >86%
26 to 29 Avg + 78%-86%
23 to 26 Avg - 68%-78%
20 to 23 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 20 Low <55%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.69
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Saint Mary's College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Saint Mary's College was 3.69 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.69 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as St. Mary's College accepts 78% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Saint Mary's College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 45% Good
3.50 to 3.75 22% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 3% 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

High School Class Rank

57% of Saint Mary's College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Saint Mary's College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 27%
Top 25% of class 57%
Top 50% of class 90%
Bottom 50% of class 10%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Saint Mary's College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,830 0 1,830
Accepted 1,432 0 1,432
Acceptance Rate 78% ? 78%
Enrolled 362 0 362
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% ? 25%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Saint Mary's College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Saint Mary's College
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=152390 IPEDS survey data for Saint Mary's College.