The acceptance rate at St. Mary's is 79%. It ranks #15 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. St Mary's College of Maryland is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 2,058 out of 2,604 applicants were admitted.
The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent (SAT 1070/1280 ACT 23/29). St Mary's College of Maryland typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.44. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The St. Mary's application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jan 1.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to St Mary's College of Maryland. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 85% of students submitted SAT scores and 23% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1280|
|Average SAT Score||1180
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to St Mary's College of Maryland?
St Mary's College of Maryland typically prefers applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. St. Mary's ranks #5 in Maryland for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 85 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||30|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into St. Mary's?
Admission data indicates that St. Mary's 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 #5 in Maryland and #226 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to St Mary's College of Maryland.
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What GPA do you need to get into St Mary's College of Maryland?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into St. Mary's. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at St Mary's College of Maryland was 3.44 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #14 in Maryland for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.44 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as St. Mary's accepts 79% of all applicants.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||23.36%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||20.21%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.49||19.95%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||15.22%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||14.17%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||1.31%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
57% of St Mary's College of Maryland freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||22%|
|Top 25% of class||57%|
|Top 50% of class||85%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||19%||19%||19%|
Applicants have 97 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to St Mary's College of Maryland is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to St Mary's College of Maryland and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=163912 IPEDS survey data for St Mary's College of Maryland.
85% of students submit their SAT scores to St. Mary's. 23% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
79% of those who apply are granted admission to St. Mary's. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1280. 85% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 23% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.