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

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
79%
SAT Range
1030-1260
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for St. Mary's College of Maryland

Cost

Net Price
$20,087/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,362/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,322/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,661/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,865/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,342/ 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.34 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,646Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Quirky
    44%
  • Relaxed
    16%
  • Arrogant and uptight.
    8%
  • Friendly
    8%
  • Weird
    8%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Liberal Arts College
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
97%
of students say they don't have Greek life.34 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • A huge disappointment.
    26%
  • Amazing
    26%
  • Weird
    16%
  • Community
    11%
  • Surpassed expectations
    11%
  • Communal
    5%
  • Lackluster
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
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St. Mary's College of Maryland Reviews

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I Transferred to St. Mary's from Salisbury University, and it was quite possibly one of the best decisions I've made in regards to my college career so far. The campus is absolutely gorgeous, the teachers dedicated to the students, and the community has been nothing but accepting toward me, as a student of color. One can find a place for themselves within the many student run organizations or athletic offerings, both inter and intramural. The food options are limited, as the school is pretty small, but everything offered at the dining hall is healthy and diverse. All my professors so far have been passionate about there subjects and more than ready to assist any students struggling or interested learning more about a given subject.
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I loved my time at St. Mary's. I can't imagine having spent my four years anywhere else.

Tons of student employment opportunities. I didnt get financial aid but I had three part time, on campus jobs which helped a lot.

Professors were always incredibly helpful. Some of the courses are definitely tough academically, but its the honors college of Maryland. Thats what you signed up for. You'll never be taught by a TA or graduate student, always the professor.

Almost everyone lives on campus because housing is really great. All the dorms have WiFi and AC now. Upperclassman housing is super nice.

Campus is BEAUTIFUL!!! Crime is non existent and people feel comfortable reporting sexual assault when it does happen. Never once felt unwelcome. People throw parties in their houses and just open the doors for anyone to come in.

TL;DR Best decision I ever made. Never regretted it for a second.
I graduated from SMC in 2014 and couldn't be happier with how the curriculum and professors prepared me to be a professional. The college puts a huge emphasis on critical thinking, public speaking, and information literacy that has set me apart in job interviews and selection for office projects. After talking to friends who attended other colleges, I definitely was challenged to achieve more as an undergraduate student. Now as a graduate student pursuing a master's in International Relations, I was much less intimidated by the transition to graduate level work than my classmates. Additionally, the community is very welcoming and the campus is beautiful.