St. Mary's University, a nonprofit private institution, offers a variety of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in San Antonio, TX, the school resides in an urban setting for students to study in. The school's Roman Catholic affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's vision. Nearly 4,100 students enroll at St. Mary's University annually.
Students may select from several areas of study, including:
- Legal Professions And Studies
- Social Sciences
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
- Business And Marketing Studies
Students applying for admission are most often asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. Either the SAT or ACT exam can be taken in order to apply to St. Mary's University. Scores between 20 to 25 on the ACT or 1380 to 1660 on the SAT are recommended to greatly increase your chances for getting accepted. This school has an admissions rate of around 61 percent of which only 24 percent decided to attend. More information on admissions can be found at stmarytx.edu.
Undergraduate tuition is approximately $26,000 annually, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students should visit the school's net price calculator to find what your personalized cost of attendance would be. On-campus housing is available for students and costs approximately $5,300 for the year. Some students at St. Mary's University may qualify for financial aid, which is typically offered in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
Athletic programs are available at St. Mary's University through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate sports. Available athletic programs offered may include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division II)
- Basketball (NCAA Division II)
- Golf (NCAA Division II)
- Soccer (NCAA Division II)
Students can visit the website to see a complete list of programs offered, student services, and more.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the students St. Mary’s University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at St. Mary’s University is around 3,600 students, with undergraduate students making up about 64% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $26,000-$32,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $820 to $980 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||99%||$20,476|
|Receiving Student Loans||67%||$7,989|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, St. Mary’s University may offer services to students including:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
The overall graduation rate of St. Mary’s University is around 55%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||33%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||19%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Law Program
- * Accredited by the American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (since 1948)
- Music Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1983)
St. Mary’s University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Heartland Conference)
- Basketball (Heartland Conference)
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by St. Mary’s University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact St. Mary’s University for official up-to-date information.