Saint Mary’s College of California is a Catholic, Lasallian, liberal arts college, rooted in the life and work of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Christian Brothers and the patron saint of teachers. The college was founded in 1863 by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese as a diocesan college for boys and is one of the oldest colleges on the West Coast of the United States.
Saint Mary’s offers one of the most rigorous, multifaceted and rewarding programs of academic study in the world. Our undergraduate and graduate programs span many disciplines and areas of academic interest, from astronomy to philosophy to global business, and we serve a wide range of students, from traditional undergraduates to international students to working professionals.
At Saint Mary's College of California, we achieve more and do better—in education, in community, and in service. Founded in 1863, Saint Mary’s is rooted in inclusive excellence and community. Today, the College is proud to have over 3,600 Gaels across 43 majors, and 56,000 living alumni, all purposefully creative and grounded in Lasallian devotion to social justice.
If you’re applying to Saint Mary’s right out of high school as an undergraduate, or transferring from a two- or four-year institution we’re sure you have a million questions about Saint Mary’s— about our academic programs, financial aid, faculty and student diversity, residence halls, meal plans, study abroad, or location.
Saint Mary's College Gaels. With 16 NCAA Division 1 teams including basketball, soccer, cross-country, softball, and baseball fielded from 2,800 undergraduate students, athletics truly unifies our student body. Saint Mary's sends more than 300 Division 1 athletes to the field, course, court, track, and water to compete at the highest level as the only liberal arts college in the West Coast Conference.
We are committed to making a Saint Mary's education affordable and accessible. We do not require students to have a minimum number of credits to transfer, we offer scholarships from $2,500 to full tuition, and we make the admissions process simple. Saint Mary's College of California proudly participates in the GI BILL® and Yellow Ribbon Program! Learn more here .
Saint Mary's College of California is a private Catholic college in Moraga, California. Established in 1863, it is affiliated with the Catholic Church and administered by the De La Salle Brothers. The college offers undergraduate and graduate programs with a total student count at under 4,000 as of 2018 .
Saint Mary's is an independent institution that receives no operating support from public funds. Student tuition fees cover approximately 3/4ths of the cost of the general education services provided by the College.
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Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) at Saint Mary’s College prepares the next generation of scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals. Each of Saint Mary’s four schools offer graduate programs—all highly renowned with a long line of successful alumni. Our School of Economics & Business Administration offers innovative graduate business to full-time working professionals.