B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    NG
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
St. Mary's College of Maryland is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Capital Athletic Conference
Address
18952 East Fisher Road
St. Mary's City, MD 20686
Website
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St. Mary's College of Maryland 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
80%
Application Deadline
February 15
SAT Range
1000-1250
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$19,711/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,933/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,377/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,744/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,823/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,348/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,547Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Quirky
    41%
  • Relaxed
    15%
  • Arrogant and uptight.
    11%
  • Friendly
    7%
  • Weird
    7%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Liberal Arts College
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
97%
of students say they don't have Greek life.36 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • A huge disappointment.
    29%
  • Amazing
    29%
  • Weird
    14%
  • Community
    10%
  • Surpassed expectations
    10%
  • Communal
    5%
  • Lackluster
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
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The campus is amazing. Nothing beats a close-knit community right on the water! Every school I visited, I continuously thought to myself "this is great... but it's not St. Mary's." Everything is perfect about St. Mary's. The small class sizes, the dedicated teachers, and it's the most affordable waterfront place you can find! The only red flag I see from St. Mary's is the limited majors. Lucky for me, I am studying to be a teacher in the St. Mary's five year teaching program. However, not everyone can be so lucky. The educational side to St. Mary's may not be for everyone, but the campus is to die for!
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I am finishing up my last semester here at SMCM. Over the years I have seen this institution go down hill, fading from its former glory. There is so much faculty turnover, that programs, class, and administrative support duties are forgotten. The President does not listen to the students, having an air of superiority. The only experience have had with her, was almost being run over as she whipped by in her sporty car. The buildings are falling apart, wifi sucks, communication between the campus administration and students is horrible and needs to be more organized. The students are sheltered and entitled, not challenging themselves with tough questions. More-so, everyone is getting in, causing us to question our honors title.

There are a view positives. It is a beautiful campus, historic, and on the water. You can easily major with several minors. There are some good professors and strong majors here.
First and foremost, I was amazed by the scenes the St. Mary's campus had to offer. The different bodies of water nearby resonated an environmentally conscious community. St. Mary's was small in size but the architecture around made me feel like they maintain most of their surroundings. The campus was very diverse and filled with students who were passionate and energetic about their school. I also favored the idea of the compact class sizes. The classroom size ranged from 10-15 students, with the largest being the seminars which can be up to 25 students. St. Mary's student to teacher ratio is crucial to me because this creates personal connections. These connections can spark ideas, thoughts, and opinions that will eventually boost the student's ability to understand a variety of topics.