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St. Mary's Admission Requirements

St. Mary's City, Maryland

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Chances of getting into St Mary's College of Maryland

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
79%
Admission Difficulty for St Mary's College of Maryland
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into St. Mary's and can I get accepted?

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.

Test Optional

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..

St. Mary's SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1070-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT 
85%
SAT Scores for St Mary's College of Maryland
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for St Mary's College of Maryland
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1180

SAT Scores you need to get in

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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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

St Mary's College of Maryland admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1280 and Above Good >88%
1175 to 1280 Avg + 79%-88%
1070 to 1175 Avg - 66%-79%
965 to 1070 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 965 Low <51%
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St. Mary's ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
23%
ACT Scores for St Mary's College of Maryland
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for St Mary's College of Maryland
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 26
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?

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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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

St Mary's College of Maryland admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >88%
26 to 29 Avg + 79%-88%
23 to 26 Avg - 66%-79%
20 to 23 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 20 Low <51%
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St. Mary's GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.44
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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's for admitted St Mary's College of Maryland students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 5.78% Good
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

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High School Class Rank

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 for admitted St Mary's College of Maryland students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 57%
Top 50% of class 85%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

St Mary's College of Maryland admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,644 960 2,604
Accepted 1,308 750 2,058
Acceptance Rate 80% 78% 79%
Enrolled 242 139 381
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 19% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
97

Applicants have 97 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to St Mary's College of Maryland is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to St Mary's College of Maryland and what student information is used for admission decisions?

St Mary's College of Maryland Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at St Mary's College of Maryland
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=163912 IPEDS survey data for St Mary's College of Maryland.

FAQs

Does St Mary's College of Maryland prefer SAT or ACT?

85% of students submit their SAT scores to St. Mary's. 23% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into St Mary's College of Maryland?

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.

What SAT score is required for St Mary's College of Maryland?

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.

What ACT score is required for St Mary's College of Maryland?

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.