Notre Dame, IN
Saint Mary's College


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Recent Reviews

Eilis
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Saint Mary's offers a personalized and academically enriched environment that allows competent young women to find their voic...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Saint Mary's offers a personalized and academically enriched environment that allows competent young women to find their voice in the world.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would confidently tell myself to keep my mind completely open to diverse opportunities and options as I consider colleges and majors. One must make no assumptions and one must be prepared to work harder than they did in high school. This is the beginning of a new chapter in your life that will lead to a lifetime of possibilities. The road will be filled with challenges and set backs, but you will emerge as a competent citizen of the world. As you enter the college scene be prepared to socialize and make life-long friends. Meeting new people is a key part to your personal and academic success. Most importantly, the purpose of college is to mold a type of person that is able to take control of their destiny and reach their personal dreams. Although the journey may be difficult, the pursuit is worth the effort as Rudy Ruettiger (ND) echos that one must never give up because "Having Dreams is what makes life tolerable."

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who does not take their academics seriously and work hard to achieve good grades . One also has to be open to the idea that it is an all women's school. This school is not for people who look to party or slack- off. Saint Mary's requires intense dedication and commitment to never give up despite the odds. Only someone who is looking for a challenge should go here.

Trishia
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Saint Mary's small, intimate class settings are very unique compared with other school settings. The classes consist of no mo...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Saint Mary's small, intimate class settings are very unique compared with other school settings. The classes consist of no more than 25 students, giving ample time and consideration to each individual for the most optimal learning experience available.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When considering colleges for your childrens future, be sure to consider your childrens wants and needs before your own. Many parents tend to push a child toward a college that they themselves have an emotional attachment to, even if that school may not be a right fit for their child. When deciding on a school, allow both the future student and parent to make a list of qualities they want in a college. When finished, combine the list and use it as a reference guide while visiting campuses, checking off what each campus offers compared to the other. This will make the decision much easier because instead of focusing on if your child/you are qualified enough for the school, your focus will be turned more toward if the school is qualified enough for your child/you. Once you have made the decision of which college to attend, go to the college's website and begin researching club/volunteer options. Joining a club or volunteering right away at a new school will open up a doorway to the social realm of college giving you the opportunity to make new friends and thrive in your new environment!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Saint Mary's college does not have enough computer labs for off-campus students. Each building does not have a computer lab specifically for student use, leaving off-campus students struggling to check their email throughout the day and inbetween classes.

Rachel
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents and students, research the schools on your list to find the one that's right for you. It is important to visit the sc...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents and students, research the schools on your list to find the one that's right for you. It is important to visit the school together as a parent/child team, and I think students really get a feel for each school's unique campus life by staying for a day or night at the college. In this way they can come to see if the college is compatible to the prospective student. As a second semester sophomore I am beginning to see how fast the time flies, and how short the college experience really is. Before I know it I will be thrust into the real world of careers, bills, and responsibilities, and now is my time to both relish my fun, carefree youth and prepare myself for the tasks that lay ahead. I was able to find a school that fits my social needs and integral educational needs, so that once I do graduate from college, I will be ready for the next bend in the road.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

What it would've been like to go to an all girls school. It's not a bad thing, but there are days when you love it and days when you don't like it so much.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The beautiful, vintage-y dorms. The gorgeous, tree-lined avenue. The close-knit community.

Mary
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Even if you "know" where you want to go, make sure to visit a variety of schools. You learn a lot by being exposed to schools of different size, location, religion, etc. Financial aid is also extremely important. Many people shy away from private schools because of the cost, but if you are a good student and can demonstrate financial need, they are often a better value. As far as the experience, make sure to become involved on campus. Even if you are just a little bit interested in something, check it out. You may find a passion, new friends, or even a new career direction.

What's unique about your campus?

It is an all women's campus which empowers women.

Elyse
Describe the students at your school.

Everyone is very helpful and friendly, these girls will no doubt be my friends for the rest of my life.

Describe the students at your school.

Everyone is very helpful and friendly, these girls will no doubt be my friends for the rest of my life.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would definitely suggest visiting the colleges being looked at. I have lived ten minutes away from Saint Mary's my whole life and I absolutely did not want to go there for college. I am so happy that my brother's girlfriend attented the College and I went to visit her. I have never felt so at home in a place in my life. I would strongly suggest visiting as many campuses as possilbe, even the ones you wouldn't think you'd like because you very well may be pleasently surprised, I know I was.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

It is a very nice size. The professors all know you by name and love to help you with any problems. The social life is amazing because Notre Dame and Holy Cross are right next door so the three campuses are a small community. Saint Mary's is a very friendly and welcoming place to be.

Alexandra
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are diverse and hardworking.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are diverse and hardworking.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As a student make sure that YOU like the school that you are going to attend. Make a weekend trip to the school, attend classes in the major you are interested and and stay with a student on campus who is interested in the same things as you are. If you like to go to parties, do NOT stay with someone who doesnt go out. If you prefer to stay in on the weekends and relax, do NOT stay with someone who is going to take you out to the bar. Apply to a lot of different places, you never know which one you will end up liking the most once you visit them all. Study hard, but make sure to enjoy yourself, this is college and you only get to experience it once. Live it with no regrets but be safe and smart when going out. Have fun and make a lot of friends while finding out who you are and what you want to be.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

An unmotivated person should not attend Saint Marys.

Barbie
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

This school is really in its own little world.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

This school is really in its own little world.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you choose a school that you are comfortable with. Always consider location, academics, social life, extracurricular activities, etc. The right school truly depends on you and what you are comfortable with and like. Also. always remember if it does not work out you are not commited to a school. You can transfer. Good luck with your search =)

What kind of person should attend this school?

An upper middle class caucasion female who is from the midwest

Sarah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit more than once if possible. Stay overnight and attend classes with a current student to see what life at that school i...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit more than once if possible. Stay overnight and attend classes with a current student to see what life at that school is really like. Don't pick a school based on one program - most students change majors at least twice.

What's unique about your campus?

Teachers really care about their students, it's an engaging learning environment, it's a true community where you'll make friends for life and feel like you belong.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Obviously a woman - you'll fit in better if you consider yourself a feminist. There are many different kinds of women who attend SMC, but I think students are happier if they're at least somewhat mainstream. The student body is pretty "white bread," so people who are particularly unique might feel uncomfortable.

Joanna
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My words of advice to parents and students is to get involved. I believe that joining clubs or finding something that you are...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My words of advice to parents and students is to get involved. I believe that joining clubs or finding something that you are really passionate about is a way to help further your college education, but to also make the most of your college experience.

What's unique about your campus?

I would say that small campus and great alumnea

What kind of person should attend this school?

St. Marys is an all girls catholic insitution. I would say that anyone that values their education and wants a small campus would feel welcome.

Hannah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To find the right college, one should visit as many colleges as one is interested in. It is necessary to find out everything...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To find the right college, one should visit as many colleges as one is interested in. It is necessary to find out everything possible about the schools that one is considering. If you choose a school and think that you don't like it as much as you thought you would, give it some time. It would be a tough start at any school. Once you find the right people to associate with, everything gets better.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish that I had known the intensity of the academics here. There are a lot of classes that on has to take. There is a lot of pressure to do well here, but it is worth it.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Don't attend Saint Mary's College if you don't get along with other women, as it is the Nation's Premiere Catholic Women's College. It is also very small, so don't attend if you was big classes and easy A's.

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  • Enrollment
  • 1,625
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $38,880
  • Acceptance rate
  • 82%

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