Saint Marys College Of California

Saint Marys College Of California

Saint Mary's College of California, or SMC of California, was established in 1863 and is located in Moraga, California. The college was formerly a diocesan college for boys. SMC of California is noted for its business program, liberal arts education, and nursing program. It offers educational programs through the following schools:

  • School of Economics and Business Administration
  • School of Education
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Science

Saint Mary's College of California's sports teams are nicknamed Gaels. In the past, the college was distinguished for its American football team. Today, it is admired for its baseball, basketball, and women's volleyball teams. The mascot is called Gael Force One.

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Saint Marys College of California
1928 Saint Marys Road
Moraga , CA 94556
General Phone: (925) 631-4000

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Saint Marys College of California Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management385business, business management, accounting, financial management, international business
Liberal Arts193European studies, Latin American studies, women's studies, area and Cultural studies, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, ...
Education and Teaching89education, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, secondary teaching, Montessori teaching, early childhood education, reading teaching, education courses ...
Media54communication studies, communication and journalism
Therapy and Counseling49psychology, child psychology, organizational psychology, psychobiology, psychology courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy35health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness
Nursing and Emergency Medicine32various nursing
Science24biology, biochemistry, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, chemistry courses, physics
Drama and Performing Arts14dance, drama
Medical Support and Technology14health service and sciences
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy, religion
Law11legal assistant
Medical Administration8health care administration
Art Studies5art studies
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental studies, environmental science
Engineering3engineering, archeology
Medicine0health professions
Mathematics0mathematics, mathematics and computer science

Number of programs and degrees for Saint Marys College of California in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree65154
Master's degree24117
Doctor's degree101
Associate's degree321

Saint Marys College of California Student Body

In 2007-2008, Saint Marys College of California had a total enrollment of 3,801 students (3,219 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 35%
Women 65%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 62%
Graduate 38%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 6%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 9%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 16%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 27%
20-21 29%
22-24 11%
25-29 8%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York1%

Saint Marys College of California Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %

Saint Marys College of California Room and Board (2007)

Saint Marys College of California offers campus housing for 1,553 of its 3,219 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Moraga, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Saint Marys College of California Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490590
SAT Math480590

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT90%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT10%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Saint Marys College of California Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 33,250
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 33,250
Room and board $ 11,680
Room charge $ 6,570
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,110
Books and supplies $ 1,440
Other expenses $ 2,970

Financial Aid:
Saint Marys College of California participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 130200)

Saint Marys College of California Faculty

Saint Marys College of California has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1428
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1325

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year48$100,20540$100,343
Associate professoracademic year41$78,15637$78,029
Assistant professoracademic year10$63,70431$67,003
All faculty totalacademic year99$87,387108$83,129

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Saint Marys College of California Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball West Coast Conference
Baseball West Coast Conference
Track West Coast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports3184115

Saint Marys College of California Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Montessori Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Developmental and Child Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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