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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
Saint Mary's is an above-average private, Catholic college located in Portage Township, Indiana in the South Bend Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,486 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Saint Mary's acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Nursing, Communication Disorders, and Biology. Graduating 79% of students, Saint Mary's alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,000.
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
133 Le Mans Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
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Saint Mary's College - Indiana Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1030-1250
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$26,664/ 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
$25,970/ 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
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,486Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
45
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Once a belle, always a belle (kind & supportive)
    52%
  • All of the above
    16%
  • Friendly, accepting, helpful
    16%
  • Brimming with potential for success
    12%
  • Friendly, but not always open minded.
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.40 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Community
    27%
  • Welcoming, dedicated, intelligent, communal
    27%
  • Welcoming
    23%
  • Sisterhood
    12%
  • Dedicated
    8%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
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I chose Saint Mary's for the same reason most people do, we didn't get into Notre Dame and thought it'd be easier to transfer from SMC. That rumor is false, I've spoken extensively with Notre Dame transfer admissions and they are adamant that going to Saint Mary's doesn't increase your transfer chances. If you aren't a nursing or bio major, there's no help for your major. The administration is incredibly rude and unhelpful. There is no variety in food, the same meals are served over and over again and are never fully cooked. Several girls have gotten horrible food poisoning from undercooked meat. There's a crazy amount of drinking, drugs and sex for an all girl's catholic school.The Sophia Program takes ALL FOUR YEARS to complete! You have to take a ridiculous amount of classes that aren't related to your major and mess up your schedule. The Sophia Program, lack of help for my major, rude administration, frozen hellscape for 4 months and rancid food have me running for the hills.
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I love Saint Marys! My experience here has been amazing, to say the least. I have incredible opportunities here. I really love going to an all girls school. They really encourage me and every night is like a sleep over! The professors are wonderful and truly give me the one-on-one attention that I need.
I'm a current student at Saint Mary's College and I've found that the school is great in some aspects and extremely poor in others. The sense of community is great and the campus is very safe. Academics are a hit or miss depending on the professor as I've had some amazing professors and some that I'm not even sure how they're keeping their jobs. The dorms are nice, yet the one dining hall is straight up terrible. It's the same food everyday and many students got food poisoning this past semester. You're also forced to have a meal plan if you live on campus and tuition is already very expensive. I've contemplated transferring more than a few times but know that being affiliated with Notre Dame/Saint Mary's/Holy Cross will get you a good job in the future.