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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is a private, Catholic college located in Sugar Creek Township, Indiana. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 550 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Special Education and Teaching, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 57% of students, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,000.
1 St Mary of Woods Coll
Saint Mary of the Woods, IN 47876
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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Rankings

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SMWC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
920-1110
ACT Range
16-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$16,337/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$25,870/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.8 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
31
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
5
Online Bachelor's Programs
24
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    19%
  • On Campus
    48%
  • Online
    33%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
550Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
173
Undergrads Over 25
26%
Pell Grant
64%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
  • Studious
    60%
  • Involved
    40%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
75%
of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.17 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
  • School many exciting traditions
    71%
  • Boarding school
    14%
  • Home away from home
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses
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The classes are small and inviting. Knowing almost everyone on campus really does help you make friends and learn how to stay connected to the communities around you. If you choose to go here, you'll have an amazing academic experience for sure!
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I'm in the online paralegal certificate program, which I decided to apply for after seeing the stellar reviews. This program definitely lives up to its reputation. The professors are great, and the content is a great mix of practical and theoretical. I'm especially a fan of PL112, which is a crash course in using the WestLaw database - a fun but extremely practical class that I'm really glad I took, because I think it'll help me the most in my future career. If you're considering the paralegal certificate program, you can't go wrong here.
This is only my third week at SMWC as an online student, but even after going to campus once and emailing and talking to professors, registrars, and my advisor I absolutely love it. Everyone strives to help you succeed and are really helpful and also very understanding. Everyone I know that has gone here was right! It is a beautiful amazing college. Everybody empowers each other and I’ve met some incredible folks.