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College of St. Mary is a private institution that was founded in 1923. It has an urban setting and the campus size is 25 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. College of St. Mary's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 78. Its tuition and fees are $24,350 (2011-12).
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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. A specially designed residence hall, Mothers Living and Learning, allows over thirty 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. An agreement with the Peter Kiewit Institute encourages women studying math and science at CSM to enter into the engineering profession. This integrated program allows a CSM student to receive a CSM bachelor's degree in Math or Science and a Master's Degree from the University of Nebraska in engineering in just five years. Over 90% of CSM students receive financial aid, and CSM has several unique scholarship programs. Through donor support, the McAuley Scholarship program provides full tuition and fees for fifteen women at any one time who are currently receiving public assistance, such as food stamps or housing subsidies, offering a true "hand up" from welfare. 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, is emerging just across the street from campus; soon students will be steps away from 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.
|School type||private, women's college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to College of St. Mary, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at College of St. Mary is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 47.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||47.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at College of St. Mary is 14:1. The most popular majors at College of St. Mary include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business/Commerce, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; General Studies; and Legal Assistant/Paralegal. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 61.8 percent.
College of St. Mary is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
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|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$24,350 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$6,700 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data