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St. Mary's College of Maryland
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  • 4 Year
  • ST. MARY'S CITY, MD

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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade D+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

47465 COLLEGE DRIVE
ST. MARY'S CITY, MD 20686
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Coast to Coast Athletic Conference
From St. Mary's College of Maryland

As Maryland’s public honors college, St. Mary’s offers an undergraduate liberal arts education and small-college experience like those found at exceptional private colleges. St. Mary’s shares the hallmarks of private institutions: an outstanding faculty, talented students, high academic standards, a challenging curriculum, small classes, a sense of community, and a spirit of intellectual inquiry. But as a state institution of higher education, St. Mary’s is also committed to the ideals of affordability, accessibility, and diversity. By combining these virtues of public and private education, St. Mary’s provides a unique alternative for students and their families.

St. Mary’s is named for the place it marks: the 17th-century capital of Maryland. The spectacular waterfront setting is in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay region. The campus is 75 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. and 97 miles south of Baltimore.

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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

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Range
1060-1290
ACT Range
21-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$20,996 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,453 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 34 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 43 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 43 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    2%
  • On Campus
    98%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,435 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
56
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
  • Quirky
    35%
  • Relaxed
    15%
  • Arrogant and uptight.
    12%
  • Friendly
    9%
  • Weird
    9%
  • Unique
    6%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 43 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 65 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
  • A huge disappointment.
    30%
  • Amazing
    22%
  • Weird
    19%
  • Community
    7%
  • Surpassed expectations
    7%
  • Communal
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 22 responses

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