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St. Mary's University Admission Requirements

San Antonio, Texas

Chances of getting into St. Mary's University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75%
Admission Difficulty for St. Mary's University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into St. Mary's University and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #43 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,011 out of 5,350 applicants were admitted making St. Mary's University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent. St. Mary's University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% 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 University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
81%
SAT Scores for St. Mary's University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for St. Mary's University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to St. Mary's University?

St. Mary's University typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #22 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

St. Mary's University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >84%
1150 to 1250 Avg + 75%-84%
1050 to 1150 Avg - 64%-75%
950 to 1050 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 950 Low <51%
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St. Mary's University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
33%
ACT Scores for St. Mary's University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for St. Mary's University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that St. Mary's University 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 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to St. Mary's University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

St. Mary's University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >84%
24 to 27 Avg + 75%-84%
21 to 24 Avg - 64%-75%
18 to 21 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 18 Low <51%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into St. Mary's University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at St. Mary's University was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #31 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as St. Mary's University accepts 75% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted St. Mary's University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 25% Good
3.50 to 3.75 28% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

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

High School Class Rank for admitted St. Mary's University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 28%
Top 25% of class 57%
Top 50% of class 83%
Bottom 50% of class 17%
Bottom 25% of class 5%

Admission Statistics

St. Mary's University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,278 2,072 5,350
Accepted 2,439 1,572 4,011
Acceptance Rate 74% 76% 75%
Enrolled 373 267 640
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 17% 16%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to St. Mary's University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at St. Mary's University
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=228149 IPEDS survey data for St. Mary's University.

Frequently Asked Questions

81% of students submit their SAT scores to St. Mary's University. 33% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

75% of those who apply are granted admission to St. Mary's University. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1250. 81% 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 21 and 27. 33% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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