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The Year of the Rattler


What a year! St. Mary’s Athletics has strung together many impressive seasons in many different sports during recent years, but 2014-2015 will go down as something special: three sports in tight national championship chases, buzzer-beating playoff wins, and a record number of academic award winners, just to name a few.


St. Mary's University includes about 4,000 students and 75 academic programs, including Ph.D., J.D. and pre-professional programs.

Nearly 70 percent of St. Mary's University students participate in community service.

University-wide, 93 percent of St. Mary's University professors hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in their field.

International opportunities for St. Mary's students include study abroad programs with universities in Asia, Mexico, South America and Europe.

St. Mary's University has been named to The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.

St. Mary's athletic programs have earned six national titles in basketball, baseball, softball and golf (one individual and one academic).

St. Mary's University is home to Richard Cardenas, Ph.D., recipient of President Obama's Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.