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
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
21%
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
$48,100/ 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 love the small feel of the campus. There is a lack of an overwhelming feeling when I step into my classes due to their smaller class sizes, which is a bonus for me. The professors are incredibly helpful and understanding, and I have found all of my classes thus far to be incredibly helpful. It also helps that the campus is quite beautiful, especially the sunsets over the St. Mary's River!
Hidden gem of a school! Rigorous academics that challenge you in the best of ways. Students are special and there is a really unique sense of community here where everyone is essentially a big family. It is in a rural area though, so if bonfires, a beautiful river, and gorgeous nature are up your alley then this is the school for you!