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St. Mary's University

  • San Antonio, TX
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 56%44%
    student ratio
  • 2,393
    total students
  • $24,520 | $24,520
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 58%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 532
    sat math
  • 518
    sat reading
  • 500
    sat writing
  • 23
    act composite

Overview

St. Mary's University is a Private University in San Antonio, Texas, with a Long, Rich Catholic History and Tradition

St. Mary's University is a small-sized, private, Catholic, coeducational university based in San Antonio, Texas. While St. Mary's was founded over 150 years ago by members of the Catholic order, undergraduate students who attend the school are of all faiths and backgrounds.

St. Mary's is largely known for its strong and diverse liberal arts programs, through which undergraduate students can earn many different types of degrees. There are different schools within St. Mary's University that are the core learning centers of the school. These include the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology; the Bill Greehey School of Business; and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

It is the mission of the university to support the evolution and development of its student body through spiritual faith and education in order to provide support to the community at large. The Texas university is ranked highly by leading college catalogs and reviews as a great school for the cost.

St. Mary's University is situated on over 130 acres of prime urban grounds in a historic section of the city. Covered in rich, green, landscaped gardens and classic open lawn, many of the nearly 2,400 undergraduate students have a place to either study in the sun or take a leisurely lunch break.

With Over 50 Majors to Choose from, Undergraduates at St. Mary's Can Follow Their Liberal Arts Education Dreams

Within the three undergraduate schools and the pre-professional schools, there are over 50 different degree programs that students can pursue in their time at St. Mary's. These range from criminology and theology to electrical engineering. Other options include entrepreneurship studies, business, human resources, international business, marketing, criminal justice, economics, English, biology, chemistry, philosophy, music, languages, history, engineering, science, mathematics, physics, pre-law, and nursing. The most popular majors for students at St. Mary's are business administration and management, law, biological sciences, psychology, and international relations and affairs.

There are currently almost 200 full-time and some 160 part-time faculty members teaching all year round at St. Mary's University. This indicates a very small student-to-teacher ratio of 13-to-1, enabling a direct and hands-on learning experience for students.

Freshmen that enter St. Mary's for the first time are required to take a two-day orientation. In that time, students will meet with academic advisers to help determine courses that will be taken, as well as meet other new students, understand the Marianist ways, learn how to get to St. Mary's services, and find ways to become involved in greater student life, among other things.

There Are Many Different Student Groups at St. Mary's for All Kinds of Students with Various Backgrounds and Interests

There are a great number of diverse student organizations and groups that are available to not only join but also to start for undergraduates who attend St. Mary's University. There are almost 70 different student organizations, that include Greek life sororities and fraternities like Gamma Sigma Alpha, Phi Sigma Iota, Beta Beta Beta, and Order of Omega.

There are international student organizations like Mexican Student Association, Indian Student Association, League of United Latin American Citizens, International Students Association, and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Other organizations include the Code Blue Dance Team, American Chemical Society of Students, Women in Science and Engineering, Habitat for Humanity, National Panhellenic Council, and others.

St. Mary's Rattlers Athletic Organization Offers Several Sports Teams for Men and Women to Join

There are a great number of sporting teams that make up the proud collective of the Rattler Athletics Department at St. Mary's. These include women's and men's basketball, baseball, cheerleading, golf, cross-country running, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Many can be joined competitively or informally through intramural programs.

Housing is Available for Undergraduate Students at St. Mary's and Helps Create a Close, Warm Sense of Community

Housing is available for virtually all students at St. Mary's. Preference is taken for those whose home base is out of town. There is a great sense of community within the dormitory system that presides over the university.

The Financial Assistance Office Can Secure Work-Study Assignments and Other Aid Offerings for Undergraduates

Many work-study and job programs are available through the university. Most students can work 10 to 15 hours per week and may earn a few thousand dollars per semester. More information about this and other important forms of financial aid can be found at the Financial Assistance Office.

There is a Great Deal to Do at St. Mary's and in Neighboring Downtown San Antonio, from a Day at a Museum to Fine Dining

There is a lot to do for students who reside and spend time on campus. This includes participation in community intramural sports, student groups, and even ROTC programs. Those who just want something fun to do locally at St. Mary's, on the spur of the moment, can check the school's calendar of events and they'll find such things as art shows, the Veteran's Day Ceremony, the Book Club, or even one of several holiday dinner parties.

In San Antonio, students can enjoy a wide variety of fun city activity when they have free time away from studies. As one of the largest urban areas in the entire U.S., there is a great deal of culture to experience. There are many famous missions and historical buildings that have been preserved in San Antonio, such as the Alamo. Also, there are a number of theme parks to visit and professional sporting teams to see, such as the San Antonio Spurs. There are incredible restaurants in town also, such as the Spanish Oro Restaurant and Bar, the contemporary American Biga on the Banks, and the eclectic Mediterranean Presidio on E. Commerce Street.


Location & Contact

St. Mary's University

1 Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX 78228-8507
USA

Mr.Nelson Delgado

Acting Director of Undergraduate Admission

Phone: 210-436-3126
Fax: 210-431-6742
Email: uadm@stmarytx.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Theology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Criminology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

58% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied5,147
    • Accepted2,997
    • Acceptance Rate58%
    • Enrolled2,393
    • Female Applicants3,061
    • Females Accepted1,829
    • Female Acceptance Rate59%
    • Male Applicants2,086
    • Males Accepted1,168
    • Male Acceptance Rate55%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.40
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 518 470 570
    • SAT Math 532 480 580
    • SAT Writing 500 450 545
    • ACT Composite 23 21 24
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$24,520
    • Out-of-state tuition *$24,520
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$668.00
    • Room and board *$8,666.00
    • Room only *$5,210.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,393
    • Male Student Percentage44%
    • Female Student Percentage56%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino73.42%
    • Black or African American3.51%
    • White or Caucasian14%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.25%
    • Asian2.63%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.21%
    • Two or more races%
    • Unknown2.67%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout3.22% representing 35 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students7.5% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 58%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Beta Beta Beta Biology Society, St. Mary's University Society of Honor Scholars, American Chemical Society of Students, Mexican Student Organization, Alpha Phi Omega
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division X Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division X Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division X No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division X Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division X Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division X Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division X Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division X No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division X No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division X Yes
    • Softball Yes Division X No
    • Tennis Yes Division X Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division X Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty359
    • Full-time Percentage59%
    • Part-time Percentage41%
    • Female Percentage37%
    • Male Percentage63%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 2,320 students to 198 faculty

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