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Saint Mary's College of California Stats, Info and Facts

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3,917 Students

82% Admitted

  • 3,913 full time
  • 763 part time
  • 1,231 men full time
  • 1,923 women full time
  • 4,850 applied
  • 3,354 admitted
  • 645 enrolled

2,777 Undergraduates

$44,210 Tuition/Year

  • 1,118 Graduates
  • 9 Non-Degree
  • $44,210 in state
  • $150 fees
  • $15,370 room & board
  • $1,278 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Far West Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Four-one-four plan
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Alexis from Morro Bay, CA
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  • Saint Mary's is a great college with small class sizes, caring teachers, and a friendly student body. There are plenty of opportunities for students interested in academics, sports, leadership, community…

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  • Amelia from Stockton, CA
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  • saint mary's is an amazing school, it has opened up so many opportunities for me. i am surrounded by good, truth worthy people that i feel safe around. saint mary's…

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  • Kevin from Brentwood, CA
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  • The campus is beautiful and quiet making it a remarkable place to have an education. It is very easy to concentrate and learn in the small class sizes and with…

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  • Maxwell from Concord, CA
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  • Saint Mary's College of California has one of the most beautiful campus' I have seen. As well as small class sizes which makes it easy to get all of your…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Student from Sacramento, CA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I have visited twice and both times I felt extremely welcome by students and faculty and staff. They also have a lot of activities to get involved in and it as a small school it is close-knit. It is sort of A City on a Hill but it is not too far from the city for weekend trips, and there's plenty of events going on around campus because most people live on campus.

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  • 4
  • Reyna from Hercules, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The campus is beautiful, and I personally found joy studying outside on a warm day. There are some real personalities here, but that's part of its greatness. The biggest con is that everything closes early except Safeway. Moraga is far from a college city, but it's close enough to cities with shopping centers and malls. You can also get to the city via BART, which is only a bus ride away.

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  • 3
  • Stephanie from Oakland, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I like how SMC has community events for students to get to know one another. I also enjoyed having the pleasure to meet many new people. Additionally, I liked my classes and my professors. My concerns just included the loud turkeys and the terrifying raccoons.

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  • 5
  • Chelsea from Clovis, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I love this college! It is absolutely gorgeous, the size is cozy (not huge, not suffocating), the people are supportive and encouraging, and the academics and extracurricular activities make it even more exciting. Projects are constantly ongoing around the campus, it makes it feel just right.

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  • 5
  • Karen from San Francisco, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The campus is beautiful, the buildings on campus is reminiscent of Spanish Missions and there are trees and grass all over campus. The campus certainly has enough room for anything you need, but is compact enough to walk from one side to another in no more than 10 minutes. The weather is pretty nice, it is sunny during the day but it gets cool during the night and morning. These is a feeling of peace on campus that is perfect for an educational institution and really gets you in the mood for learning and being relaxed. They offer many things to the students such as dances and events held by the Campus Activities Board. Some of the things that I've attended is friendship bracelet making night, Salsa lessons, and a pretty big school dance. They offer yoga, pilates, and other fitness classes that are free for students to attend. They also have a counseling center, where you can get a therapist or counselor to talk to for free to manage stress. There are many clubs and organizations that are on campus to be a part of and many of them go on trips to San Francisco, Southern California, and Tahoe during winter.

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