Facts & Figures

CURRENT RANKINGS

2023

  • 2023: Top 4 — Western Regional Universities - U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges
  • 2023: Top 9  Best Schools for Veterans—Western Regional Universities - U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges
  • 2023: The Best 386 Colleges — The Princeton Review
  • 2023: The Best Western Colleges — The Princeton Review  

2022

  • 2022: Top 5 — Western Regional Universities - U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges
  • 2022: Top 10 — Best Colleges for Veterans - U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges
  • 2022: Top 10 — Best Undergraduate Teaching (tie) - U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges
  • 2022: The Best 386 Colleges — The Princeton Review 
  • 2022: The Best Western Colleges — The Princeton Review 

2021

  • 2021-2022: Colleges of Distinction recognitions for Best Colleges-Catholic, Business Programs, and Career Development
  • 2021: Top 6 — Western Regional Universities - U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges
  • 2021: The Best 386 Colleges — The Princeton Review 

2020

  • 2020: Top 5 — Western Regional Universities - U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges
  • 2020: Number 15: Top 25 Colleges With Bachelors in Liberal Arts Programs in order of median salary from GradReports

2019

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 2021 ACADEMICS

  • Academic majors: 45
  • 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 in Leadership; Master of Arts in Education, Teaching, and Special Education; Master of Arts in Counseling; Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership; Master of Fine Arts in Dance; Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing; Master of Arts in Kinesiology; Professional Master of Business Administration; Executive Master of Business Administration; MS in Accounting; MS in Finance; MS in Management; MS in Business Analytics; and Executive Doctorate in Business Administration.
  • Undergraduate student-faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Undergraduate average class size: 19.5
  • Academic calendar: 4-1-4, two four-month terms and one four-week January Term.
  • Number of full-time faculty: 205
  • Percentage of full-time faculty with doctorates: 96%

STUDENT PROFILE

  • Number of traditional undergraduates: 2,127 
  • Continuing Education: 103 
  • Number of graduate students: 972
  • Gender distribution of fall 2021 undergraduate first-year students:
  • Female: 56%
  • Male: 44%

Academic profile of fall 2021 undergraduate first-year students: 

  • Average entering GPA: 3.6
  • Average entering SAT (M+CR): 1170
  • Average composite ACT: 24

Ethnic diversity of fall 2021 undergraduate first-year students:

  • Minority*: 56.1%
  • Under-represented Minority (UREM)**: 38.7% 
  • White: 40.1
  • Hispanic/Latino: 27.9%
  • Asian: 17.3%
  • African American/Black: 8.3%
  • Native American:  .9%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1.6%
  • International: 2.3%
  • Other/not reported: 1.4%

Geographic diversity of fall 2021 undergraduate first-year students: 

  • Northern California: 70.0%
  • Southern California: 13.0%
  • Out of state: 14.0%
  • International: 3.0%

Percent of fall 2021 undergraduates living on campus:

  • First-year students & upperclassmen: 43%
  • First-year students: 96%

ATHLETICS

  • Division I teams: 16
  • Club sports teams: 15
  • 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: 71%
  • Tuition and fees: $51,768
  • Room and board: $16,300
  • Full-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 99%
  • Average undergraduate financial aid package: $37,680
  • Endowment:  2021 — $215.8 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