St Marys University

St Marys University

St. Mary's University, established in 1852, is a private, Catholic University of liberal arts located in San Antonio, Texas. The campus sprawls over more than 130 acres. Recently, the university recorded an enrollment of more than 4,000 full-time and part-time students annually with more than 50% of them Hispanic, over 30% White, non-Hispanic; more than 3.5% Black, non-Hispanic; over 3% Asian/Pacific Islander, and over 3% of them from abroad. The university grants bachelor's, master's and doctorate level degrees. St. Mary's University is comprised of the following schools:

  • Bill Greehey School of Business
  • Graduate School
  • Law School
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Science, Engineering and Technology

St. Mary's student body is diverse and impressive and the university possesses a prominent athletics department. The sports teams participate in various games such as men's and women's baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball, and golf. The sports teams of St. Mary's University are known as the Rattlers.

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Contacting St Marys University

St Marys University
One Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio , TX 78228-8572
General Phone: (210) 436-3011

St Marys University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management159business, business management, accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, financial planning, financial management, human resources, international business, ...
Liberal Arts140Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, social services, economics, international relations, political science, sociology, history ...
Family and Social Work83family studies, human services, public administration
Science79biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling48psychology, counseling psychology, community health services
Media44communication studies, communication and journalism
Engineering37electrical engineering, engineering science, systems engineering, industrial engineering, various engineering courses
Education and Teaching27educational administration, special ed administration, elementary school teaching, reading teaching
Computer Science and Engineering24computer and info science, computer engineering, software engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy19exercise science
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy, religious music, theology, pastoral counseling

Number of programs and degrees for St Marys University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree43441
Master's degree24122
Doctor's degree143
First-professional degree2321

St Marys University Student Body

In 2007-2008, St Marys University had a total enrollment of 3,920 students (2,778 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 37%
Women 63%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 59%
Graduate 22%
First Professional 19%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 31%
Black 4%
Hispanic 52%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 25%
20-21 20%
22-24 22%
25-29 16%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

St Marys University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %
Part-Time 33 %

St Marys University Room and Board (2007)

St Marys University offers campus housing for 1,199 of its 2,778 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

St Marys University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470570
SAT Math480580
SAT Writing450560
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT83%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT36%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

St Marys University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,300
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,300
Room and board $ 7,188
Room charge $ 4,222
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,966
Books and supplies $ 2,300
Other expenses $ 3,254

Financial Aid:
St Marys University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 362300)

St Marys University Faculty

St Marys University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1916
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2121

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*6$98,861
Associate professorcalendar year2*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$53,4318$88,544

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year53$104,07418$91,956
Associate professoracademic year26$69,04115$65,111
Assistant professoracademic year31$56,66225$57,087
Instructoracademic year2*1*
Lectureracademic year4$27,0475$28,533
All faculty totalacademic year116$80,50964$67,038

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

St Marys University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports325890

St Marys University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Administration of Special Education
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Science
Engineering, Other
Industrial Engineering
Systems Engineering

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Services, General
Public Administration

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

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

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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What Sets St Marys University Apart:

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checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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