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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?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$34,042 Avg Cost After Aid
83% Acceptance Rate
  • St. Mary's College has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.
  • The 1% student loan default rate at St. Mary's College is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at St. Mary's College.
  • In <nil>, 68% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from St. Mary's College with a bachelor's degree make about $59,312 a year. That's 45% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average St. Mary's College student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Saint Mary’s College?


Contact details for St. Mary's College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 133 Le Mans Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-284-4000

How Do I Get Into St. Mary’s College?

You can apply to St. Mary’s College online at:

Admission Requirements for St. Mary’s College

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into St. Mary’s College?

83% Acceptance Rate
100% Of Accepted Are Women
41% Submit SAT Scores
St. Mary's College has an acceptance rate of 83%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Average Test Scores

About 41% 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 535 and 640. Math scores were between 520 and 625.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saint Mary's College  ( 535 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Saint Mary's College  ( 520 to 625 )
St. Mary's College received ACT scores from 26% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 32. Math scores were between 23 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 30.

ACT English Scores for Saint Mary's College  ( 22 to 32 )
ACT Math Scores for Saint Mary's College  ( 23 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Saint Mary's College  ( 22 to 30 )

Can I Afford Saint Mary’s College?

$34,042 Net Price
64% Take Out Loans
1.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of St. Mary's College is $34,042. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 64% of students took out student loans averaging $8,549 a year. That adds up to $34,196 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Mary's College is 1.1%. 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

1,368 Full-Time Undergraduates
100% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,402 undergraduate students at St. Mary's College, with 1,368 being full-time and 34 being part-time.


There are also 125 graduate students at the school.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Saint Mary's College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 19
Black or African American 23
Hispanic or Latino 209
White 1,043
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 65

Geographic Diversity

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

63 Took All Classes Online
92 Took At Least One Class Online
27.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 92 students took at least one online class at the school.

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 31st most popular in Indiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

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.

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%.


*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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