583 reviews
  1. St. Mary's City, MD
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    NG
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C
St. Mary's College of Maryland is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Capital Athletic Conference
Address
18952 E. Fisher Rd
St. Mary's City, MD 20686
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Scores Range
1104-1283
ACT Scores Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for St. Mary's College of Maryland

Cost

Net Price
$17,112/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,827/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,933/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,656/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,440/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,319/ 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
1,626Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
22%
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
Data not available
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 St. Mary's College of Maryland

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
47%
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

St. Mary's College of Maryland Reviews

583 reviews
All Categories
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.
After one year at St. Mary's, I cannot wait to return. I love how close knit the community is and how open minded students and staff are to diversity and new ideas. St. Mary's is a place where everyone feels welcome and included. Unlike bigger schools, students at St. Mary's and incredibly friendly and you can't go anywhere without seeing someone you know that will say "hi" and ask how your day is going. The professors at the school are equally as friendly as the students. They will not hesitate to get to know you and make sure you're doing well. The staff will definitely challenge the students, but they do it in a way that builds confidence and leaves you feeling proud of your accomplishments. Some of my favorite experiences so far have been having class on the floating docks in the river or in the woods behind the academic buildings. I've been able to experience unique things from building oyster communities to designing and making my own biodiesel. I would, without a doubt, choose St. Mary's over again.