Saint Mary’s College Overview
Located in Notre Dame, Indiana, Saint Mary's College is a private not-for-profit institution. Notre Dame is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is Saint Mary’s College Known For?
- St. Mary's College has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.
- Students at St. Mary's College have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at St. Mary's College.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 68% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from St. Mary's College makes roughly $46,200 a year. This is 13% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
- The average St. Mary's College student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Saint Mary’s College Rankings
St. Mary's College is ranked #335 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. St. Mary's College also holds the #7 spot on the Best Colleges in Indiana ranking.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
St. Mary's College has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at St. Mary's College.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards St. Mary's College has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Saint Mary’s College?
Contact details for St. Mary's College are given below.
|Address:||133 Le Mans Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556|
How Do I Get Into St. Mary’s College?
You can apply to St. Mary’s College online at: www.saintmarys.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for St. Mary’s College
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into St. Mary’s College?
Average Test Scores
About 62% of students accepted to St. Mary's College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 650. Math scores were between 528 and 610.
Can I Afford Saint Mary’s College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At St. Mary's College, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $8,226 a year. That adds up to $32,904 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at St. Mary's College is 3.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Saint Mary’s College Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 143 graduate students at the school.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Saint Mary's College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||31|
|Hispanic or Latino||216|
Indiana students aren't the only ones who study at Saint Mary's College. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 14 countries are represented at St. Mary's College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Japan, and Vietnam.
Online Learning at Saint Mary’s College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at St. Mary's College has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 41st most popular in Indiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of St. Mary’s College
The following table shows how St. Mary's College is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
Online Growth Rankings of St. Mary’s College
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Saint Mary's College was 27.4%. This is the #923 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at St. Mary's College regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of St. Mary's College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at St. Mary's College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at St. Mary's College.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#223|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Saint Mary’s College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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