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- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodD+
- Student LifeB
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 1,436 undergraduate students. The Saint Mary's acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 79% of students, Saint Mary's alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,000.
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Saint Mary's College - Indiana Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.42 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
Saint Mary's College - Indiana Reviews
I am a junior at SMC. I love it so much! I really enjoy the small school atmosphere, but it is also nice to have access to Notre Dame activities and clubs. They just improved dining and are working on bringing more changes to improve campus.
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.
Despite the concerns of COVID-19, SMC opened back up to students in the Fall Semester of 2020. It was awesome to be on campus and attend classes while most other schools did not. They were very diligent about testing and safety for everyone on campus. If any student wasn’t felling well, or tested positive they could log into the class on their computers. This is because each classroom was equipped with cameras and microphones to allow students to log in and still attend class.