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St. Mary's College in Moraga, California
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Saint Mary's College of California: Education & Inspiration

Set amidst rolling hills and the redwood forest, just 20 miles east of San Francisco, is one of the oldest colleges on the west coast. Spanning 420 acres of rolling hills in Walnut Creek, Saint Mary's College is the largest Catholic institute of higher learning dedicated exclusively to teaching. Combined with a liberal arts tradition, they offer advanced studies in over 30 majors with four schools of study, athletics, and state-of-the-art classrooms. With more than 200 world-renowned professors and 2,700 undergraduates, St. Mary's continues to inspire. Marked by a stately chapel and fragrant pines, this college campus is filled with impressive architecture and landscaping. The campus also includes the Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center with an 8,000 square-foot fitness center, rock climbing wall, three full-size courts for indoor intramural sports, and an aquatics center with a recreational pool.


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Visitor Center is open M-F 8 am to 4 pm.


  • Masses
  • Religious Retreats
  • Sports Competitions
  • Fair Trade Friday
  • Cultural Celebrations
  • Catholicism Series


  • Educations & Classes
  • Recreation Center
  • Sports
  • Campus Tours
  • Lectures
  • Masses


  • What is Saint Mary's College of California's ranking?

    St. Mary's College of California of California's ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is ranked #9 in Regional Universities West. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. St. Mary's ranks 70th of 165 Catholic Colleges in the US, and 14th of 34 total in the State of California.
  • What are Saint Mary's College of California's top majors ?

    As a Liberal Arts College in Walnut Creek with over 30 majors offered, the most popular ones at St. Mary's College of California include Business, Management, Marketing, Psychology and Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, and Journalism and Communications. 

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