SMU

St. Mary's University

1 Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, United States
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  • Total Documents
    34
  • Class Notes
    30
  • Textbook Notes
    2
  • Study Guides
    1
  • Currently Enrolled
    17
  • Previously Enrolled
    23

Overview of St. Mary's University (SMU)

About this school

St. Mary's, founded in 1852, is a private, church-affiliated university. Its 135-acre campus is located in San Antonio.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,327
    • Men:1,059 (45.5%)
    • Women:1,268 (54.5%)

Location

Admission Information (SMU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to St. Mary's University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
June 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1 Camino Santa Maria
City, State, Zip
San Antonio, TX  78228
Phone
(210) 436-3126
Fax
(210) 431-6742
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
80% of 4,468 applicants were admitted
Women
79% of 2,826 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 1,642 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
803 (22%) of 3,570 admitted students enrolled
Women
457 (21%) of 2,225 admitted students enrolled
Men
346 (26%) of 1,345 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.57
375 And Above
34%
3.50 - 3.74
29%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
566 average |520-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
574 average |520-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
29%
• Score 18 - 23
63%
• Score 12 - 17
5%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (SMU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $30,600 (66.82681808255077%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,790 (23.564096964402708%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,300 (2.8390478270364707%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,100 (6.770037126010046%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


St. Mary's University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1 | Final deadline June 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning October 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003623
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
499 (85.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
462 (92.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
458 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
54 (11.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$26,401
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 456 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,579
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 378 (82.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,451
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 36 (7.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
102 (17.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,388

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,658 (76.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,560 (94.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,548 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
174 (11.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$25,624
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,521 (98.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,727
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,290 (83.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,344
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 103 (6.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
430 (19.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,516

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$37,866
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Military Science
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,131

Academics & Instruction (SMU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


219

Part-Time Faculty


166

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


55%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 39% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 70% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
537,527

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
200
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


St. Mary's University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


46.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


60.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


62.7%

Programs & Majors (SMU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (41)


  • Accounting
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theology/Theological Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Jurisprudence

Master's Programs of Study (25)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • English
  • Homeland Security
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • International Affairs
  • International Development
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Software Engineering
  • Theology

Campus Life (SMU)

Location & Geography

Population


1,382,951

Nearest Metropolitan Area


135 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


San Antonio

Weather


Temperature
37.9 average low in January, 91.8 average high in September
Rain
82 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in San Antonio
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in San Antonio
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in San Antonio

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


56% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


44%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Rattler
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, racquetball, rock climbing, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


St. Mary's University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, alpha phi omega (professional service fraternity), beta beta beta biological honor society, delta sigma pi (professional business fraternity), society of hispanic engineers, pre-medical society

Sororities


12% of women participate

Fraternities


19% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,228

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,327
Women
1,268
Men
1,059

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.4% Asian
  • 3.6% Black/African-American
  • 73.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 15.9% White
  • 2.7% Unknown

International Students


8.6% from 32 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


1,322

Student Resources (SMU)

Study resources