College of St. Mary

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7000 Mercy Road

Omaha, NE 68106

Phone: (402) 399-2400
2013-2014 Tuition
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College of St. Mary is a private institution that was founded in 1923. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 782, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 25 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $26,934 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The only women's college in a five-state Midwestern region, College of Saint Mary (CSM) in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska is a Catholic college dedicated to the education of women in an environment that calls forth potential and fosters leadership. College of Saint Mary offers thirty programs of study, including courses in subjects as far ranging as education, nursing, applied psychology, forensic science, and women's studies, with divisions in professional studies, arts and sciences, and health professions. Since 1923, CSM has remained dedicated to its original mission: the education of women for leadership, service and success. While CSM is committed to undergraduate education, graduate programs in education, the health professions, and organizational leadership enable professionals in the area to reach their career and personal goals while still working full-time. College of Saint Mary offers innovative programs unavailable elsewhere in the region. CSM's most recent program additional is Physician Assistant Studies leading to a Master's degree. A specially designed residence hallallows over forty-eight single mothers and their children to live on campus while the mother pursues her degree. Education students directly teach at-risk children while learning to instruct math and science effectively in our Operation SMART program, a partnership with Girls, Inc. of Omaha. Over 90% of CSM students receive financial aid, and CSM has several unique scholarship programs. The Marie Curie Scholars Program provides significant financial support for academically talented, but financially challenged, students who plan to study Biology, Chemistry, or Mathematics. Campus life is rich and exciting. CSM fields competitive NAIA teams in basketball, cross country, softball, volleyball, golf, swimming, and soccer. Omaha's midtown development, Aksarben Village, just across the street from campus; provides access to new restaurants, retail stores, and a movie theatre. Our Lied Fitness Center offers free, on campus workout facilities including a swimming pool, and the Keystone Trail and Papio Creek winds across the edge of campus, offering a beautiful place to run, walk or bike. In the classroom, students receive a high quality education that combines a liberal arts core with practical learning opportunities, career-specific skills, leadership development, and community service. Our service learning program sponsors annual winter, spring, and summer break trips where students travel to locations such as the U.S. Mexico border and Costa Rica to learn while serving. The remarkably low student-teacher ratio and benefits of an all-female setting offer the opportunity to be both challenged and empowered in the classroom. To women serious about attaining high achievement in all aspects of their lives, College of Saint Mary is a proven personal and professional launch pad that provides dynamic opportunities for leadership and personal growth within a uniquely supportive setting.

General Information

School type private, women's college
Year founded 1923
Religious affiliation Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $7,893,856


When applying to College of St. Mary, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at College of St. Mary is $30. It has an an acceptance rate of 51.7 percent.

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Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 51.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at College of St. Mary is 10:1, and the school has 75.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at College of St. Mary include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Legal Assistant/Paralegal. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 10:1
4-year graduation rate 29%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 41%
Education 12%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 8%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 8%
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 8%

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Student Life

College of St. Mary has a total undergraduate enrollment of 782, with a gender distribution of 1.9 percent male students and 98.1 percent female students. At this school, 34 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 66 percent of students live off campus. College of St. Mary is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,037
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

College of St. Mary offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. College of St. Mary also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at College of St. Mary, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at College of St. Mary.

Students who have cars on campus 95%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At College of St. Mary, 93.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,187.

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Tuition and fees $26,934 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,800 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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