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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

96.8%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is 96.8%.  Its admission rate is the 36th lowest in Minnesota.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and can you get accepted?

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,037 out of the 1,071 who applied were admitted.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.49. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Saint Mary's University of Minnesota?

97% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Saint Mary's University of Minnesota you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.49 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.49

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Saint Mary's University of Minnesota?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Saint Mary's University of Minnesota are to have around a 3.49 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.49 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Saint Mary's University of Minnesota accepts 97% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is 3.49 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #19 in Minnesota for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.5 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Saint Mary's University of Minnesota students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 19.4% Good
3.75 to 3.99 21.52% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 16.03% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.5% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.5% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 10.97% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 4.22% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.84% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 1% of students submitted SAT scores and 20% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting SAT 

1%
SAT Scores for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
SAT Scores for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting ACT 

20%
ACT Scores for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
ACT Scores for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 664 407 1,071
Accepted 646 391 1,037
Acceptance Rate 97% 96% 97%
Enrolled 132 83 215
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 21% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

May 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

15

Applicants have 15 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on May 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174817 IPEDS survey data for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

FAQs

Does Saint Mary's University of Minnesota prefer SAT or ACT?

1% of students submit their SAT scores to Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. 20% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Saint Mary's University of Minnesota?

97% of those who apply are granted admission to Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.