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St. Mary's University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into St. Mary's University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78.6%
Admission Difficulty for St. Mary's University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into St. Mary's University and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate ranking it #39 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,822 out of 4,861 applicants were admitted making St. Mary's University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent. St. Mary's University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% 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 University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
81%
SAT Scores for St. Mary's University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for St. Mary's University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

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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 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 1130 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

St. Mary's University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >86%
1130 to 1220 Avg + 79%-86%
1040 to 1130 Avg - 69%-79%
950 to 1040 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 950 Low <57%
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St. Mary's University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
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 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #22 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to St. Mary's University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

St. Mary's University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >88%
23 to 26 Avg + 79%-88%
21 to 23 Avg - 71%-79%
19 to 21 Reach 62%-71%
Less than 19 Low <62%
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St. Mary's University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into St. Mary's University?

Applicants require 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 grades are above the average 3.4 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as St. Mary's University accepts 79% of all applicants.

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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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

St. Mary's University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,029 1,832 4,861
Accepted 2,362 1,460 3,822
Acceptance Rate 78% 80% 79%
Enrolled 305 240 545
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 16% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to St. Mary's University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does St. Mary's University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into St. Mary's University?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to St. Mary's University. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for St. Mary's University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1220. 81% 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 University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 33% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.