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Consumer Information

HEOA sec. 488 and HEA sec. 485a Consumer Information*

*The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosure and reporting requirements. A disclosure requirement is information that an institution of higher education is required to distribute or make available to another party, such as students or employees. A reporting requirement is information submitted to the U.S. Department of Education or other governmental agencies. Disclosure and reporting requirements sometimes overlap. For certain topics, institutions are required to make information available to students or others and to submit information to the Department of Education.

St. Mary’s University, presents this information in good faith and in compliance of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) sect. 488 and Higher Education Act (HEA) sect. 485a. Information is posted for consumer use. Student Right-to-Know rates are based on students completing a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, to protect the confidentiality of students, counts in the “Race/Ethnicity” category were suppressed if 5 or less.

Common Data Set

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Quick Facts about St. Mary’s University – 2020-2021
Graduate – Master’s409191218198211
Graduate – Ph.D.7211611557

Undergraduate student-to-teacher ratio: 10:1
Undergraduate FTE: 2,077

Undergraduate Admission

First-time Freshmen
Data TypeValue
Number of Applications5,210
Number Offered Admission4,408
Number Enrolled514
Acceptance Rate85%
Yield Rate12%
Median SAT Verbal570
Mean SAT Verbal573
Median SAT Math540
Mean SAT Math554
Median ACT23
Mean ACT23

Undergraduate Graduation Rates

Mean Six-Year Graduation Rates of First-Time Freshmen (2013 Cohorts)
Time to GraduateRate
Graduated within four years48%
Graduated within five years57%
Graduated within six years59%

Degrees Awarded 2019-2020

Degrees Awarded
Degree TypeTotal
*This includes LL.M. and M.Jur. degrees conferred by St. Mary’s University.

Undergraduates Living on Campus

Student TypeHeadcount% of Total Living on Campus
First-time Freshmen21141%

Top Three Majors

Undergraduate MajorHeadcount% of Undergraduate Enrollment
Political Science1407%
Finance and Risk Management1366%


Greehey School of Business284
Humanities and Social Sciences6860
Science, Engineering and Technology5312
Graduate Programs1115
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