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How to Submit your St. Mary’s Application

Welcome to St. Mary’s University! We are thrilled that you are exploring how to apply to St. Mary’s University. The admission application is available free of charge if you apply online, and we encourage you to submit the application and supplemental items (transcript(s) and letters of recommendation) as quickly as possible.

At St. Mary’s, we strive for excellence as a community. It’s a great place to grow your network and explore your interests, knowing that, if you mess up, everyone is supporting you to do it again. There’s always another opportunity.”

Daniel Gimena
International Business and International Global Studies major

Can I get into St. Mary’s University?

Like any great match, college admissions is about finding the right fit — for us and for you. We’re looking for students who find our blend of challenging academics and inviting community exciting. Students who want to use what they learn in the classroom to leave the world a little bit better than they found it, and have the determination to make it happen. If this sounds like you, then we may have a match made in education heaven.

All the things that make up your academic profile will tell us a lot about what you’ve done in the classroom. But in order to really put your talents to work — to live life fully in service to others — you need resolve. A fighter’s spirit. Heart. Show us this kind of energy and we’ll show you to our classroom.

St. Mary’s University GPA Requirements

We review each application individually, looking at grades, coursework, test scores, and the applicant’s record of service and leadership. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, in all of the academic work attempted, is a good starting point for admissions.

Average cumulative GPA
Average SAT (Critical Reading and Math)
Average ACT score

Apply as an Undergraduate

Undergraduate students are pursuing bachelor’s degrees. Some undergraduate students are just starting out as first-years, while others are transferring in from other institutions. Undergraduate students also include international students. You can learn more about the undergraduate application process or get started right away.


First-year students have a high school diploma or a GED, but little to no college credit. You’ll enter St. Mary’s as a freshman.


Transfer students have started their undergraduate studies at another university and plan to complete their degree at St. Mary’s.


International students are residents of countries outside of the United States and hope to earn their undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s.

Apply as a Graduate Student

If you already have a bachelor’s degree, you can start your St. Mary’s journey as a graduate student. The admission process varies a little by program, so start by choosing a program. You can learn more about the graduate application process or get started now.

International students have a few additional requirements, such as English language proficiency and TOEFL exam scores.

International graduate Requirements

Non-degree-seeking or visiting students can apply using the .

Non-degree seeking students

Law Students

St. Mary’s University School of Law offers separate applications for each program. Select a program to learn more about application requirements.

Military and Veterans

St. Mary’s University has a long history with the San Antonio military community. If you are an active military member, dependent, spouse or veteran, we are here to help make your admission process as smooth as possible.

  • Questions?

    For any questions you or your family may have, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to support you.

    Office of Admission
    Chaminade Tower
    Text us: 210-526-0796
    Call us: 210-436-3126

    Office of Graduate Admission
    Chaminade Tower

    Office of Financial Assistance
    St. Louis Hall, Room 301

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