I feel a student who wishes to remain unnoticed or is not serious about their education should not consider Saint Mary’s College. Most, if not all, professors know each of their students by name within the first week of classes. Students are challenged through demanding coursework and expected to attend each class fully prepared if they wish to excel. Active participation in class discussions is also highly encouraged, if not part of a student’s overall grade. Any student unwilling to invest in their education and future should not attend this college.
With the exception of men, considering Saint Mary's is a woman's college, I don't think that anyone should not attend SMC. It is such an amazing and special place. The campus is beautiful each season of the year, the dorms are so convenient the classes are small, so my professors know my name and my learning potential, you are able to grow intellectually, emotionally, spirtiually, and are able to prepare yourself for your future. Saint Mary's is the perfect college for any young woman.
A woman should attend this school if she's looking for a place to call home. Saint Mary's College has never just been a school for me or most of the people I have known. Saint Mary's is home. We look forward to returning in the Fall and are sad to leave in the Spring. We cried last year when we had to leave. The environment here is unique and the environment is one of the most important reasons I chose this school. The environment is friendly and supportive and mostly, loving.
I sincerely believe anyone could be happy at Saint Mary's College with a little work. The atmosphere and desire of the administration and faculty for all to attain their goals is quite evident. Also the general warmth of the student body is inviting and inclusive. So I guess the personality having the most difficult transition would be the Southerner raised to be a cheerleader or president of her sorority attending college only to find a husband.
If you are a person who is not interested in higher learning, this school is not for you. You need to be dedicated to your studies. Classes are tough but they are rewarding. Also if you do not like smaller class sizes, you should go to a different school. The average class size is about 15 so there is much more one-on-one learning here than at other schools. Professors know you by name and make an effort to help you personally.
There is always the saying that it takes a special girl to be a Saint Mary's girl but since I have been there I do not believe that any more. I feel that there is not one type of person who should not attend Saint Mary's becuase there is always a group of people where they will fit in. The only exception I see to this would be people who do not want go to a small liberal arts school, or those who want to go to a co-ed 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.
Anyone can attend Saint Mary's College. Yes, the classes are challenging, but the professors are more than willing to lend a helping hand. As for ethnicites, Saint Mary's is open to anyone and everyone. I would never change that, it makes you a more diverse person to meet and live with people of races other than your own.
A woman who is not open to growing as a person and learning about empowerment should not attend Saint Mary's College. The faculty and staff at SMC work hard to make each student reach her own potential. A woman who is not ready to work hard for every A she earns should not attend this institution.
Anyone who wants to have large classes and many varsity sports would not like Saint Mary's. We are a small school with an average class size of 14 students. We have club and intermural sports, but not many varsity teams. However, most of the teams at Notre Dame are open to Saint Mary's students.