About Saint Marys College
On Campus Housing
Saint Mary's College is a private, Roman Catholic university located in Moraga, CA. The university covers an area of 420 acres. Saint Mary's College was founded in the year 1863. Saint Mary's College believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Signum Fidei (Latin) and its official colors are red and blue. Out of total 3,761 (Fall 2018) students enrolled at SMC, 1,452 belong to undergraduate courses while 128 are postgraduate students. The school has an academic staff of 216 who teach various courses to the students. At Saint Mary's College, around 98% of the students are 24 and under. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 100% of the students are females and 0% are males. Finally, at SMC around 74% are white, 15% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 3% belong to two or more races. The college has produced several notable alumni including Robert Hass, Mahershala Ali, Patty Mills, and Matthew Dellavedova in its 157 years of existence. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Further, it boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. A total of 94 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education), and WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges). $181 million (2019) is the total value of endowment of the Saint Mary's College.
It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a college and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the college has a ranking. Saint Mary's College has been ranked at the 297th position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the college based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Before applying to SMC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $57,160. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($43,900), books and supplies ($1,100), room and boarding ($13,020), and budget for other expenses ($1,775). Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$72,880 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by SMC. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $13,020 per year for living on campus. Several dining and meal plan options are available for the students at SMC. To ensure the safety and security of students, the college has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The college has enrolled around 0% male and 100% female students.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
In case the students at Saint Mary's College face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. At the college, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,244, whereas the financial aid is $27,350. The college provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $6,757 and institutional aid worth $27,350. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at SMC based on students' financial needs add up to $2,175,458 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $14,207,601.