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St. Mary’s University Overview

Located in San Antonio, Texas, St. Mary's University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is St. Mary’s University Known For?

521 Undergraduate Awards
$27,945 Avg Cost After Aid
85% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at St. Mary's is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 61% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from St. Mary's makes roughly $46,600 a year. This is 14% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • On average, it takes about 4.3 years for students from St. Mary's to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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St. Mary’s University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at St. Mary's.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Best Value International Relations & Security Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Student Counseling Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Psychology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Value Social Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Best Clinical & Counseling Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards St. Mary's has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#34 Best Value Colleges for International Relations & National Security College Factual
#66 Best Mental & Social Health Services Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#69 Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#142 Best Accounting Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#244 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#266 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is St. Mary’s University?

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

Contact Details
Address: One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228
Phone: 210-436-3011
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StMarysU
Twitter: https://twitter.com/stmarysu

How Do I Get Into St. Mary’s?

You can apply to St. Mary’s online at: https://www.stmarytx.edu/admission/applying/

Admission Requirements for St. Mary’s

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

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

85% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
82% Submit SAT Scores
Since St. Mary's has an acceptance rate of 85%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 88%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Average Test Scores

About 82% of students accepted to St. Mary's submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 620. Math scores were between 500 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for St. Mary's University  ( 520 to 620 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for St. Mary's University  ( 500 to 600 )
200
800
St. Mary's received ACT scores from 27% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for St. Mary's University  ( 19 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for St. Mary's University  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for St. Mary's University  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford St. Mary’s University?

$27,945 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
5.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of St. Mary's is $27,945. 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, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $7,457 a year. That adds up to $29,828 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Mary's is 5.8%. 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.

St. Mary’s University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,037 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,139 undergraduate students at St. Mary's, with 2,037 being full-time and 102 being part-time.

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There are also 1,319 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,037 full-time undergraduates at St. Mary's, 43% are male and 57% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of St. Mary's University students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 59
Black or African American 61
Hispanic or Latino 1,402
White 303
International Students 104
Other Races/Ethnicities 108

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at St. Mary's University. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 54 countries are represented at St. Mary's. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and Mexico.

Online Learning at St. Mary’s University

926 Took All Classes Online
3,191 Took At Least One Class Online
1,319.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 3,191 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at St. Mary's has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 137th most popular in Texas 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

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at St. Mary's University was $27,160 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how St. Mary's 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
International Relations & National Security #25 #22
Computer Engineering #55 #46
Theology & Religious Vocations #70 #70

Online Growth Rankings of St. Mary’s

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at St. Mary's University was 1,319.0%. This is the #81 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at St. Mary's regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of St. Mary's majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 22%
Education 18%
Engineering 28%
Health Professions 29%
Legal Professions 16%
Legal Research 53%
Psychology 25%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at St. Mary's 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.

Major Growth Rate Rank
International Relations & National Security #1
Teacher Education Grade Specific #1
Engineering #1
Computer Engineering #1
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #4
Legal Research #4
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #4
Legal Professions #4
Social Sciences #6
Education #7
Theological & Ministerial Studies #9
Psychology #10
Theology & Religious Vocations #13
Health Professions #34
Business, Management & Marketing #40

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%.

St. Mary’s University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Law 0 0 0 0 233 233
Business Administration & Management 0 28 0 42 0 70
Legal Research 0 0 0 45 0 45
General Psychology 0 45 0 0 0 45
General Biology 0 42 0 0 0 42
Political Science & Government 0 40 0 0 0 40
Finance & Financial Management 0 38 0 0 0 38
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 27 4 31
Health & Physical Education 0 30 0 0 0 30
Industrial Engineering 0 21 0 6 0 27
International Relations & National Security 0 7 2 18 0 27
Marketing 0 25 0 0 0 25
Computer Engineering 0 23 0 2 0 25
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 9 0 1 13 0 23
Criminology 0 22 0 0 0 22
Communication & Media Studies 0 21 0 0 0 21
General English Literature 0 14 2 4 0 20
Computer Science 0 14 0 2 0 16
Mathematics 0 16 0 0 0 16
Accounting 0 15 0 0 0 15
Systems Engineering 0 0 0 14 0 14
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 14 0 0 0 14
Educational Administration 0 0 0 13 0 13
International Studies 0 12 0 0 0 12
History 0 6 0 5 0 11
Public Administration 0 0 0 11 0 11
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 10 0 0 0 10
Music 0 9 0 0 0 9
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 8 8
International Business 0 6 0 0 0 6
Electrical Engineering 0 4 0 2 0 6
Engineering Science 0 6 0 0 0 6
Philosophy 0 6 0 0 0 6
Engineering-Related Fields 0 5 0 0 0 5
Natural Resources Conservation 0 5 0 0 0 5
Physics 0 5 0 0 0 5
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 3 0 2 0 5
Chemistry 0 4 0 0 0 4
Economics 0 4 0 0 0 4
Sociology 0 4 0 0 0 4
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 3 0 0 0 3
Computer Information Systems 0 1 0 2 0 3
Romance Languages 0 3 0 0 0 3
Information Technology 0 0 0 2 0 2
Management Information Systems 0 1 0 0 0 1
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 1 0 1
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0 0 0
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 9 512 5 211 245 982

References

*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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