All together more starts right here.

Whether you’re a high school senior, college transfer, or graduate student, we’re excited to welcome you to Saint Mary’s College of California.

Undergraduate Admissions

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Your success starts here.

Our top-ranked academics and Bay Area location put you on the road to lifelong success in whatever you do. And because we believe a SMC education can have a life-changing impact, we’re committed to making it accessible through financial aid and a simple application process using the Common App.

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Graduate and Professional Studies Admissions

Deepen your academic studies and professional career with our graduate and professional studies programs. You’ll gain real-life experience in your field, a network of mentors and colleagues, and advance your career, and life, to the next level.

Saint Mary's Testimonials

Leah Coale

"My older sister went to Saint Mary's. I saw how Saint Mary’s enabled her to start a career right after graduation and offered her opportunities to progress through her studies. I enjoy the small student-to-professor ratio, which has enabled me to learn, communicate, and build forever bonds with my professors and peers. I know that I made the best decision by choosing SMC."

Leah Coale '24


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Clarice Ong

"Transferring to SMC is one of the best and fulfilling decisions I have ever made. My teachers were invested in my success and encouraged my various interests. I was able to pursue my love of writing and became the culture editor of The Collegian. I was also able to showcase my cultural pride when I became the event organizer for the Asian Cultural Night."

Clarice Ong '19

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Best Undergraduate Teaching - U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges

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Transfer Student Admissions

No matter where you start your college journey, you can always graduate as a Gael. And, to make it easier, we have no minimum credit requirements.

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International Student Admissions

Our tight-knit and diverse learning community deeply values cross-cultural connections. Plus, we're located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, an internationally renowned hub of innovation and creativity. 

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Admitted Undergraduates

We’re glad you’re here and want you to succeed at Saint Mary’s. Get started with a multitude of resources that set a strong foundation for your college years and, ultimately, your career.

Tuition & Financial Aid

At Saint Mary’s, we do our best to make sure you can fulfill your potential, no matter what your background is. That’s why 91% of our students receive some form of financial aid; we will work with you to ensure a SMC education is within your reach.