St. Mary's University of San Antonio: Narrative Description

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1 Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX 78228-8507
Tel: (210)436-3011
Free: 800-FOR-STMU
Admissions: (210)436-3126
Fax: (210)431-6742
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1852. Setting: 135-acre urban campus. Endowment: $94.1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $467,972. Educational spending 2003-04: $6271 per student. Total enrollment: 4,110. Faculty: 327 (192 full-time, 135 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,619 applied, 80% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 62% from top quarter, 88% from top half. 14 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,289 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 242 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 31 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 68% Hispanic, 3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 13% 25 or older, 41% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; biological/life sciences; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of the Incarnate Word, Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio, Oblate School of Theology, University of Dayton, Chaminade University, University of Notre Dame. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $24,254 includes full-time tuition ($17,256), mandatory fees ($500), and college room and board ($6498). College room only: $3802. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and student level. Part-time tuition: $517 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $250 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 60 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities; 14% of eligible men and 11% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Beta Beta Beta Biology Society, Emerging Leaders, Student Government Association, Mexican Student Organization, Delta Zeta. Major annual events: Fiesta Oyster Bake, President Peace Commission Symposia, Hunger Awareness Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,213 college housing spaces available; 1,044 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Louis J. Blume Library plus 1 other with 481,137 books, 253,621 microform titles, 1,213 serials, 4,203 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.2 million. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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