Saint Mary's College of California

country rank  559
world rank  1537

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University Overview

Established in 1863, Saint Mary's College of California is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Moraga (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Saint Mary's College of California (SMC) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Saint Mary's College of California (SMC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 157 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SMC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym SMC
Founded 1863
Motto Signum Fidei
Sign of Faith
Colours Red and blue

University Location

Address 1928 Saint Marys Road
Moraga
94556 California
United States
Tel +1 (925) 631 4000
Fax +1 (925) 376 2965

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Asian American, Native American or Pacific Islander-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 1928 Saint Mary's Road; PMB 4800
Moraga 94575-4800
(925) 631 4224
800 800 4762

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 900-999
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Lasallian - www.lasalle.org

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Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Saint Mary's College of California's Library
Saint Mary's College of California's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 179,808 physical volumes, 7,316 physical media and 219 licensed digital/electronic databases. Saint Mary's College of California's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Saint Mary's College of California provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,600 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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