Saint Mary's College of California is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
NCAA Division I (without football)
West Coast Conference
High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
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
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.
I attended Saint Mary's through the LEAP program. I loved that they were flexible with my schedule and made every effort to help me succeed. When Megan was head of the program, things were very organized but when she left for another organization, things got a bit disorganized and getting advice was a challenge. I decided to transfer to a school which was closer to me. Transferring my credits has not been easy, mainly because the LEAP program isn't set up to help you transfer anywhere. Which I guess is okay. Either way, I felt like I was relatively supported and my education was solid.
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!