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Chances of getting into St Mary's College of Maryland

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
84.3%
Admission Difficulty for St Mary's College of Maryland
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into St. Mary's and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #25 in Maryland for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,366 out of 1,621 applicants were admitted making St Mary's College of Maryland 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 46 percent. St Mary's College of Maryland typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

St. Mary's SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
85%
SAT Scores for St Mary's College of Maryland
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for St Mary's College of Maryland
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1290
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 requires 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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
1290 and Above Good >90%
1175 to 1290 Avg + 84%-90%
1060 to 1175 Avg - 76%-84%
945 to 1060 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 945 Low <64%
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St. Mary's ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
23%
ACT Scores for St Mary's College of Maryland
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for St Mary's College of Maryland
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 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 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in Maryland for highest average ACT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to St Mary's College of Maryland.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >90%
25 to 29 Avg + 84%-90%
21 to 25 Avg - 76%-84%
17 to 21 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 17 Low <64%
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St. Mary's GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.53*
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into St Mary's College of Maryland?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into St. Mary's. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at St Mary's College of Maryland was 3.53 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Maryland for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.53 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as St. Mary's accepts 84% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.53 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

64% 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 28%
Top 25% of class 64%
Top 50% of class 87%
Bottom 50% of class 13%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

St Mary's College of Maryland admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 971 650 1,621
Accepted 845 521 1,366
Acceptance Rate 87% 80% 84%
Enrolled 196 124 320
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 24% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2021.

Admission 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 Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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?

84% 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 1060 and 1290. 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 21 and 29. 23% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.