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St. Mary’s University

San Antonio, Texas

St. Mary’s University is a Catholic University in San Antonio, TX. As a liberal arts institution in the Marianist tradition, it prepares students to pursue the common good with a well rounded, intellectual, and service-driven foundation.

Student Profile

Fall 2016 Enrollment
2,268 undergraduate students
96%of undergrad students are full time
47% male — 53% female
9% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2016-2017 Academic Year
210 full-time faculty
189 part-time faculty
11 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

Fall 2016
78% of first year students live on campus
56% of all students live on campus

High-Impact Practices

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First-Year Seminars and Experiences X
Common Intellectual Experiences X
Learning Communities X
Writing-Intensive Courses X
Collaborative Assignments and Projects X
Undergraduate Research X
Diversity/Global Learning X
Service Learning, Community-Based Learning X
Internships/Coops/Practicums X
Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience X

RETENTION FALL 2016

76% of students began in Fall 2015 and returned in Fall 2016 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 YEAR GRADUATION RATE 2016

55% of students graduated in 6 years

ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2016

Nonresident aliens 9%
Hispanic/Latino 68%
Black or African American 3%
White 14%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 3%

ACTIVITIES OFFERED

Campus Ministries X
Choral groups X
Concert band X
Dance X
Drama/theater X
International Student Organization X
Jazz band X
Literary magazine X
Marching band  
Model UN X
Music ensembles X
Musical theater X
Opera X
Pep band X
Radio station  
Student government X
Student newspaper X
Student-run film society  
Symphony orchestra  
Television station  
Yearbook  

COMMON CORE

Arts/fine arts X
Computer literacy X
English (including composition) X
Foreign languages X
History X
Humanities X
Mathematics X
Philosophy X
Sciences (biological or physical) X
Social science X

CLASS SIZE BREAKDOWN

Size 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 109 223 236 29 1 0 0 598

CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Coed dorms X
Men’s dorms  
Women’s dorms  
Apartments for married students  
Apartments for single students  
Special housing for disabled students  
Special housing for international students  
Fraternity/sorority housing  
Cooperative housing  
Theme housing X
Wellness housing  
Other housing options  

ADMISSIONS

ADMISSIONS FALL 2016

4,346 Total Applicants
3,375 Total Admissions
587 Total Freshmen Enrollment

Selectivity
77.66% of applicants admitted

Admissions Deadlines for 2017-18 Admission

Rolling admission? No

Closing date: September
Priority date: Jan 15

Admissions Factors

Very Important
Rigor of secondary school record
Academic GPA

Important
Standardized test scores

Considered
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Interview
Extracurricular activities
Talent/ability
Character/personal qualities
Volunteer work
Work experience
Level of applicant’s interest

Freshmen Profile Fall 2016

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 470 560
SAT Math 480 570
SAT Writing    
SAT Essay    
ACT Composite 19 25
ACT Math 18 25
ACT English 18 24
ACT Writing    

TUITION AND COSTS

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

http://msmary.edu/admissions/net_price_calculator.html 

TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2016-2017

Expenses  
Tuition $27,520
Fees $680
Total $28,200
   
Room and Board (on campus) $9,300
Estimated Total On Campus $37,500

FINANCIAL AID

Average Financial Aid Packages 2015-2016 Final

$25,269 First year students
$18,310 All undergrads

Financial Aid Breakdown 2015-2016 Final

71% on average, the percentage of need that was met
13% of financial need students that had need fully met

$18,310 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$5,016 Average need-based loan

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