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Saint Mary's College of California 1928 Saint Mary’s Rd. • Moraga, CA 94556

Admission: 925-631-4224; 800-800-4SMC • Financial Aid: 925-631-4370; 866-306-0390 •

Coed • Four-Year • Comprehensive College • Roman Catholic Affiliation Saint Mary’s College of California is one of the oldest and most distinguished colleges in the West. Its reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education comes from its heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian, and liberal arts institution. This heritage creates a unique, personalized, student-centered learning environment. Located in the rolling hills of the Moraga Valley, the 420-acre campus offers spaciousness and beauty with proximity to the cultural centers of the San Francisco Bay Area.­ Campus Information

Admission Information

Academic Calendar Number of Students Average Size of Entering Class Largest UG Degree Programs

4-1-4 System Undergrad: 2,996; Grad: 1,103 648 Accounting; Business Administration; Communication; Kinesiology; Psychology Distance Learning Offered Grad/Prof degree programs only Grad/Prof degree programs only Satellite Locations (5) in San Ramon; Sacramento; Santa Clara; L.A.; Las Vegas; N.Y. City Student to Faculty Ratio 13:1 Freshmen who Return as Sophomores 88.5% $38,450 Tuition (w/o financial aid) On/Off Campus Housing Policy See website Auto Regs Parking permit required, no fee Extracurricular Intercollegiate & Intramural sports; Athletic Scholarships; 56 Student Organizations; ROTC Programs

Samuel Merritt University

Priority Deadline for Financial Aid Mar. 1 Financial Aid Forms Required FAFSA Types of Aid Available Pell Grants; FSEOG; Cal Grants; Direct Loans; Perkins Loans; Merit-based Scholarships; Work Study; Institutional Loans; Deferred Payment Plan; Student Loans; Private Loans

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Financial Aid

Procedures & Standards—Freshmen Application Deadline Date Students Notified of Admission Accept/Recommend A-G Course Pattern Middle 50% SAT Median for Freshman Class Math Scores Critical Reading Combined Scores Average GPA of Entering Class


Federal Grants

State/Local Grants

5,276 3,452 65%

Graduation Rates Freshmen who graduate within four years Freshmen who graduate within five years

Student Loans

Diversity (All Undergraduates) .5% American Indian/Alaska Native 10.9% 4.3% 25.5%

Asian Black/African American Hispanic

.0% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 46.1% 2.5%

53% 57%

Freshman Class Geographical Profile


Other States 11.1%

Institutional Grants

Fall: Jan. 15; Spring: Dec. 15 Fall: Feb. 15; Spring: Rolling Yes 560 550 1110 3.58

Applicants Admitted Fall Admit Rate

Other Countries 3.2% 25.4%

$55 Yes $300 Yes

Profile of Incoming Freshmen

Financial Aid Information


Application Fee Application Fee Waiver Commitment Deposit Amount Early Action

California 85.7%

Procedures & Standards—Transfers Application Deadline Spring: Nov. 1 Scholarship Consideration Priority: Mar. 1; Regular: Apr. 1 Date Students Notified of Admission Fall and Spring: Rolling Advanced Placement Offered Yes Advanced Credit Given Yes Transfer Units Accepted Min. Sem: 23; Qtr: 34.5; Max. Sem: 64 Minimum College GPA 2.3 Accept IGETC/CSUGE Breadth IGETC:Yes; CSUGE: See website CA Community College Artic. Agreements (GE/BA) 33


Non-Resident Alien


Race/Ethnicity Unknown


Two or More Races

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The Guide 2013-14  

Private nonprofit colleges and universities of CA

The Guide 2013-14  

Private nonprofit colleges and universities of CA