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.
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.42 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.40 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.57 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
Saint Mary's College - Indiana Reviews
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.
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.