Facts & Figures

CURRENT RANKINGS

  • 2019: Top 25 Best Value in the Western Regional Universities - U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges
  • 2019: Colleges That Change Lives Distinction - CTCL.org
  • 2019: Top 10 percent in the United States for highest earning potential - payscale.com
  • 2019: Top 20 percent of U.S. colleges and universities - Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education
  • 2019: Top 25 percent of U.S. colleges and universities in Western Region - Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

 

  • 2018-2019 Top 20 Most Transformative Colleges in the United States- Money Magazine
  • 2018: U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges, Top 10 Western Regional Universities
  • 2018: U.S. News & World Report: Best Value, Top 20 Western Regional Universities
  • 2018: Top 25 Online EMBA by Online MBA Today
 
  • 2017-18: Princeton Review's Best 382 Colleges
  • 2017: PayScale ranked SMC's undergraduate business degrees among the highest with return of investment 
  • 2017: PayScale ranked SMC 41st in its college salary report among four-year colleges
  • 2017: Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education Rankings: SMC listed among the top 25% of U.S. colleges and universities
  • Top 5% among U.S. Colleges and Universities for salary potential by PayScale
  • CEO Magazine: SMC's Hybrid Executive MBA ranked 16 globally 

FALL 2018 ACADEMICS

  • Academic majors: 43
  • Undergraduate schools: Three, including Economics and Business Administration, Liberal Arts, and Science.
  • Undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • Graduate degrees: Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Leadership, Master of Education, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts in Dance, Master of Business Administration, Executive Master of Business Administration, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership
  • Student-faculty ratio: 11:1
  • Average class size: 19
  • Academic calendar: 4-1-4, two four-month terms and one four-week January Term.
  • Number of full-time faculty: 216
  • Percentage of full-time faculty with doctorates: 95%

STUDENT PROFILE

  • Number of traditional undergraduates: 2,675 
  • Number of graduate students: 1,086
  • Gender distribution of fall 2018 first-year students:
    Female: 57.4%
    Male: 42.6%

Academic Profile of fall 2018 first-year students: 

  • Average entering GPA: 3.6
  • Average entering SAT (M+CR): 1140
  • Average composite ACT: 25

Ethnic diversity of fall 2018 first-year students:

  • Minority*: 52.8%
  • Under-represented Minority (UREM)**: 36.0% 
  • White: 41.5%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 28.9%
  • Asian: 16.7%
  • African-American/Black: 4.9%
  • Native American: 1.1%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1.1%
  • International: 3.3%
  • Other/not reported: 2.6%

Geographic diversity of fall 2018 first-year students: 

  • Northern California: 69.9%
  • Southern California: 12.9%
  • Out of state: 13.1%
  • International: 4.1%

Percent of fall 2018 undergraduates living on campus:

  • First-year students & upperclassmen: 62.4%
  • First-year students: 99.0%

ATHLETICS

  • Division I teams: 17
  • Club sports teams: 13
  • Conference affiliation: West Coast Conference
  • Mascot: The Gael

CAMPUS LOCATION

  • Located in Moraga, just 23 miles east of San Francisco, the 420-acre campus enjoys a moderate climate that permits yearlong outdoor recreation, with ample opportunities for hiking and biking on area trails. There are several parks in the area and two shopping centers.

ARTS

  • The Saint Mary's College Museum of Art is the only accredited art museum in Contra Costa County, and features work from widely acclaimed artists and collections.
  • The Creative Writing Reading Series features guest authors and poets.
  • The Performing Arts Department presents student productions in theatre, music and dance.
  • River of Words provides art and poetry programs and curricula for K-12 students and teachers.

FACTS & FIGURES

  • Acceptance Rate - New First Year Students: 77%
  • Tuition and fees: $47,130
  • Room and board: $15,370
  • Full-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 91%
  • Average undergraduate financial aid package: $33,000 
  • Endowment:  2018 -- $184.1 million 

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Address: 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga, California, 94575
  • Website: stmarys-ca.edu
  • Phone: (925) 631-4000
  • Admissions: (925) 631-4224 or (800) 800-4762
  • College Communications: (925) 631-4278

 

* Minority=Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian-American, Black (African-American), Hispanic American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander
**UREM=Alaska Native, American Indian, Black (African-American), Hispanic American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander