Saint Mary's College of California is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
NCAA Division I-AAA
West Coast Conference
Saint Mary's College of California Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.63 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.61 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.83 responses
After Saint Mary's College of California
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.35 responses
Saint Mary's College of California Reviews
Review Saint Mary's College of California
I love Saint Mary's College of California. One of the most prominent reasons is because of the school’s affiliation with religion. The Lasallian values that the school is built on work to create an environment that inspires its students to help others and to have respect for everyone around them. The school offers a comprehensive learning environment that pushes its students to leave their comfort zone. The discussion style classroom setting is effective in helping students share their perspectives without fear. In my classes, my professors made it their goal to help me achieve greatness. Also, having the chance to take a class outside of my major and explore my other interests during January term is an amazing opportunity. I also love SMC because of the social environment. Upon stepping onto the campus for the first time, the bright smiles and joyful dispositions of those around me made me feel completely welcomed.
Saint Mary's is a school that take it's mission statement very seriously. There are lots of opportunities to get involved with the school, with the community, and with social justice. The kids at the school are very polite and respectful. Most of the teachers truly care about you as a person. Class sizes are small, which give you lots of one on one time with your teachers. Jan Term gives you an opportunity to explore new areas of study, or to travel the world!
Saint Mary's is a great school for people that are interested in small classes and being surrounded by nature. For all those who love to party, this is not the school for you. Saint Mary's is a small school with many academically drive individuals. The campus is located 35 minutes away from downtown SF and 15 minutes from Walnut Creek. Although, Moraga is very dry, there are a lot of cool places you can get to by car. The professors care a lot about their students so even if you are not a strong student, you will still receive your degree here. You will meet a lot of great people and make a ton of friends. Overall SMC is a fun, small school, but my advice to incoming students would be to make the most of your experience.