St. Mary's College of Maryland is one of the country's top public liberal arts colleges, and you'll need strong grades and standardized test scores to get admitted. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most successful applicants had high school GPAs above a 3.0, combined SAT scores (CR+M+W) of 1700 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 24 or higher. Many applicants have grades up in the "A" range.
Note that there are a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue in the middle of the graph. Some students with grades and test scores that were on target for St. Mary's did not get accepted. Note also that several students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is because St. Mary's College of Maryland has a holistic admissions process, so decisions are about much more than numbers. The college accepts the Common Application, and the admissions folks will be looking for an engaging application essay, interesting extracurricular activities, glowing letters of recommendation, and a compelling short answer that discusses your extracurricular involvement.
To learn more about the St. Mary's College of Maryland, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- St. Mary's College of Maryland Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?