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%
Application Deadline
February 15
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
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses
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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 26 responses
Report
  • Quirky
    42%
  • Relaxed
    15%
  • 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.35 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Amazing
    30%
  • A huge disappointment.
    25%
  • Weird
    15%
  • Community
    10%
  • Surpassed expectations
    10%
  • 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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Amazing school! Great, challenging academic program and wonderful social and extracurricular life. SMCM prepared me for grad school and beyond and the river will always feel like home.
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My experience at St. Mary's College of Maryland was exceptional.
The community of students, staff & professors are all focused on making St. Mary's a special place. The professors are engaging, challenging and present. As a liberal arts institution, the professors focus on developing the students' ability for critical analysis and thinking globally. As a public state college, I was able to get the quality of a private institution but at much more affordable rate. The location on the river is absolutely beautiful and creates a relaxed atmosphere where students can really be themselves. You walk around campus and everyone says hello. The campus community is very well connected and it would not be unusual to go sailing or have lunch with a professor. St Mary's College is truly a special place and even many years later I always feel as if I belong.
St. Mary's offers an unparalleled experience in higher education. As a professional in an area of law that requires a deeper understanding of scientific and other cross-disciplinary subjects, I know that the well-rounded liberal arts structure of St. Mary's laid the foundation for my success. The professors are devoted to teaching and challenging their students, which is generally unheard of these days. The small size and beautiful semi-rural campus setting mean that you will forge relationships that will last a lifetime while developing personally and academically.