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 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: 219
Percentage of full-time faculty with doctorates: 95%
Number of undergraduates: 2,802
Number of graduate students: 1,106
Gender distribution of fall 2016 first year students: Female: 59% Male: 41%
Academic Profile of fall 2016 first year students:
Average entering GPA: 3.61
Average entering SAT (M+CR): 1118
Average composite ACT: 25
Ethnic diversity of fall 2016 first year students:
Students of color: 51.6%
Native American: 1.4%
Other/not reported: 3.3%
Geographic diversity of fall 2016 first year students:
Northern California: 72%
Southern California: 11.7%
Out of state: 12.6%
Percent of undergraduates living on campus:
First year students & upperclassmen: 55%
First year students: 99%
2016 U.S. & World Report: Best Colleges, Top 10 Western Regional Universities
2016 U.S. & World Report: Best Colleges for Veterans, Top 10 Western Regional Universities
2016 U.S. & World Report: Best Value, Top 15 Western Regional Universities
2017 Wall Street Journal Higher Education Rankings: SMC listed among the top 25% of U.S. colleges and universities
CEO Magazine: SMC's hybrid Executive MBA ranked 16 globally
PayScale: Ranked SMC's undergraduate business degrees among the highest with return of investment
Division I teams: 17
Club sports teams: 13
Conference affiliation: West Coast Conference
Mascot: The Gael
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.
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.