About St Mary’s College of Maryland

Founded in 1840, St Mary’s College of Maryland. is a Public college. Located in Maryland, which is a city setting in Maryland, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 1,598 full time undergraduate students, and 31 full time graduate students.

The St Mary’s College of Maryland Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 143 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at St Mary’s College of Maryland include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate79%
Application Deadline1-Nov
Application Fee50
SAT Range1000-1250
ACT Range23-29

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,17% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 19 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at St Mary’s College of Maryland.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
100%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
100%
“Sometimes, but not often”
0%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
100%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
0%
“They keep regular office hours”
100%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
0%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
100%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
0%
“There might be people who do”
100%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
100%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
100%
“Sometimes, but not often”
0%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
100%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
0%
“They keep regular office hours”
100%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
0%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
100%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
0%
“There might be people who do”
100%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

St Mary’s College of Maryland REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    44 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    28 Students rated off-campus housing 2.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    45 Students rated campus food 3.9 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    46 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    46 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    46 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    46 Students rated local services 3.1 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    46 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of St Mary’s College of Maryland?

1 Students rated St Mary’s College of Maryland

Blaine - 10/11/2020

It has some potential to grow, but it’s better than others. The academic aspect thankfully saves some, frankly, horrible classes where the life of all students is swiftly devoured and annihilated as if it were only dust in the wind. The system exists only to perpetuate a false notion of security amongst the lesser-thans.

St Mary’s College of Maryland FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at St Mary’s College of Maryland?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for St Mary’s College of Maryland is 79%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

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

    Know in advance if you are looking for TRULY public school priced education, or if you can afford private school so you can compare private schools. Have a good perspective about public schools and the quality of education even at big schools. Keep an open mind and make sure that the student is willing to try new things- bigger classes, smaller classes, teachers, TAs, etc. make sure that they are independent enough and ready to make the most of the college experience so they can grow as a person.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    The students at St. Mary's College are diverse!

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

    My school is right on the water and because we have a top-tier sailing program, we have very good sailboats available for recreational use and many people will help teach you how to sail

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about St. Mary's College was the quality of the education. I am often asked where I got my degree, and when I tell people St. Mary's College, they always say "wow! That is a great school" or "Wow! That is a really hard school!". Makes me feel good!

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

    The worst thing about this school would have to be the size and the variety of majors offered. On the one hand, attending a small school mean knowing a majority of the students that attend the campus and knowing others on a personal level. However, sometimes the campus feels "too small" and you may lack a sense of privacy. There aren't very many majors offered. These two reasons are the two major reasons why people transfer out of this school.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    St. Mary's is best known for its liberal, almost "hippie" attitude and its emphasis on environmentally responsible practices.

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

    SMCM is a small liberal arts honors college in an amazing location on the water that provides students the opportunity to be involved in a highly academic society while still having an amazing college experience socially. The school has a lot of interesting parts to it- competitive division 3 athletics, an on campus beach, and the honors college recognition.

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

    I feel that there is little I could have been warned about. I certainly made a lot of mistakes during my freshman year. but I was already aware of that fact that it's a total stereotype for freshman to party too much and as a result slack off in their classes. I fell into that trap anyway. Some things just have to be experienced.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The career services department is under-developed. It has limited resources that only help with finding jobs in the D.C. area. Career services was especially unhelpful to those looking for a job out-of-state.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Anyone who wants to study a subject (especially one in the liberal arts) with rigor and devotion, as well as anyone who doesn't enjoy partying constantly.

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

    My school is a small liberal arts public honors college that has plenty of interesting people and things to do.

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Athletic, artistic, friendly, outgoing people

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  14. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    For the most part, I feel that they are. There is a definate "liberal arts" feel to the student body. It doesn't feel like a particularly career-driven institution - kids are there to figure things out, and I think that's where many of the terms that I mentioned come into play. With the recent strengthening of the school's academic reputation, I hope that the student body will also get the credit that it deserves.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    As a freshman on the humanities side of things, I didn't have a class larger than 30 students. All of my professors knew my name, and several of them welcomed us to call them by their first name. Your absence from class will be noticed. We don't have a reptutation for cut-throat academic competition, and that's how most students like it. A St. Mary's education is geared more towards exploration and development, but there are some unique opportunities for students interested in History, with Historic St. Mary's City right next door. Biology is a popular major for incoming freshman, and our location on the river lends an interesting environment for that.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Students take advantage of our waterfront location and, when the weather is nice, the river is the hub of social activity. Boating and windsurfing are popular activities. If you're looking for a party on the weekend, you can probably find one on North campus, where most upperclassmen live. Most on-campus productions are well-attended (especially the bi-annual dance show), because basically everyone knows someone in everything. Other events (guest speakers, athletic events, on-campus movies, school organized social events and concerts) are hit-or-miss. If you're not interested in the drinking/party scene (I'm not) you'll have to make an effort to find your friends and take advantage of the school's offerings. There isn't really anywhere else to go, so there is no outlet for those who want to drink, or those who do not. Notable traditions include Hallowgreens (campus-wide "trick-or-treating" party on the townhouse greens) and "pondings" - getting thrown into St. John's Pond on your birthday (at ANY time of the year - I'm a proud November pondee). It was listed by the Princeton Review as the best school for loving the great outdoors, and as the weather warms up in the spring, the school is completely rejuvinated as students head back outside .

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Liberal, open-minded, quirky, wandering, laid-back

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  18. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    St. Mary's, along with being an academic institution, is a lifestyle. The school is small - about 2,000 students - and the campus is isolated, creating a rather insulated college experience and culture. It's a blessing and a curse. The school brochures will boast the high percentage of students who live on campus, who stay on campus for the weekends, etc. The campus ties together the student body, and it makes St. Mary's life relatable for all of the resident students - everyone knows what everyone else is talking about. You'll soon be able to recognize the elements and moments that are "so St. Mary's". Some find the isolation and relative obscurity to be suffocating. Our "college town" is 6 feet under ground (adjacent Historic St. Mary's City and archeological dig site) and you need an appreciation for history and artifact identification to benefit from the surrounding area. If that's not your thing, you need a car and the willingness to travel about 15 minutes before you hit anything useful off-campus. The college brings in musicians, speakers, and comedians to entertain the students on campus, and there is always an event to go to if you check your student e-mail religiously and take advantage of it. Be ready to do some extra explaining when you tell people where you go to school (below Annapolis, NOT Mt. St. Mary's, No, it's not a girls' school, actually, it's public). You won't find much school pride in the cliche, face-painting, logo-sporting, cheer-chanting sense, but you will find the sense of unity that comes from going to a small, underappreciated school and a certain affection for the little quirks that makes St. Mary's the school that it is.

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Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

1,598

Total Undergrad Enrollment

31

Total Grad Students

6%

Out-Of-State

93%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

75

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

79%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
% Black or African-American
9%
% Hispanic/Latino
9%
% White or Caucasian
69%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

94% of students attending St Mary’s College of Maryland receive some sort of financial aid. 21% were awarded federal grants. While 77% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$29,340

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$12,442

Room and Board

42,982

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$8,933
$30 - $48K
$10,377
$48 - $75K
$15,744
$75 - $110K
$20,823
$110K & UP
$24,348

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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