Class Profile

Meet the Class of 2017

This August, Saint Mary's College welcomed the Class of 2017 to the Saint Mary's family. The class included 439 first-year students.

Diversity Profile

  • 29 states represented
  • 4 countries represented
  • 23% of the class are from historically underrepresented groups, the highest figure in Saint Mary's history.

Academic Profile

High School GPA % of Class
3.91 and higher 39%
3.81 and higher 48%
3.61 and higher 65%

ACT Profile

ACT Score % of Class
31 and higher 11%
28 and higher 34%
25 and higher 63%

SAT Profile

SAT Score % of Class
1800 and higher 36%
1650 and higher 60%
1570 and higher 73%

Class Rank

Rank % of Class
Top 1-10% 35%
Top 1-20% 58%
Top 1-25% 66%

Middle 50% Ranges

SAT Composite 1550-1890
ACT Composite 23-29
High School GPA 3.46-4.02
Rank in Class 7%-31%

Beyond the Numbers

Our students share a common committment to service and a dedication to learning, but there is no one way to define a Saint Mary's woman.  Many challenged themselves with AP and IB classes during high school.  Some served as team captains, yearbook editors, musicians, and class presidents.  Every member of the class of 2017 distinguished herself and used her gifts in her own way.  Here are a few examples:

  • Attended a NASA summer camp
  • Earned a Second Degree Black Belt in Karate
  • Was Class President two consecutive years
  • Completed National Guard training duty last year
  • Is editor of her village's newspaper
  • Opened for the Radio City Rockettes
  • Was ranked 17th for tennis in Iowa
  • Is a founding member of the Japanese Club at her high school
  • Had a poem published in Pegasus Literary Magazine
  • As Regiment Commander in her NJROTC unit, was the first one in unit history
  • Has a Dog Behavior Management Certificate
  • Started a ballet class for special needs children
  • Has been a 4-H member for 10 years and raises pygmy goats
  • Is a Junior Board Member of the John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
  • Was a member of the Illinois 2012 4A State Champion softball team
  • Competed and was chosen as Miss Blossomtime in Southwestern Michigan
  • Organized her high school Dance Marathon to benefit Riley's Childrens Hospital
  • Played on the varsity boys' soccer team and became the first girl to score a goal on that team
  • Sang the National Anthem for a Milwaukee Admirals hockey game
  • Saved a man's life with CPR
  • Started an anti-bullying campaign at her school
  • Worked as a voice over artist
  • Is a World Irish Dancer Champion
  • Started her own business, Swimming with Courtney

For additional information on our first year students, contact and ask for the 2013 First Year Class Profile.