St. Mary's College of Maryland

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18952 E. Fisher Road

St. Mary's City, MD 20686-3001

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Phone: (240) 895-2000
2013-2014 Tuition
$14,865
in-state
$28,665
out-of-state
Students
1,901
enrolled
41%
male /
59%
female
Admissions
Jan. 1
application deadline
72.0%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#89 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Summary

St. Mary's College of Maryland is a public institution that was founded in 1840. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,901, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 361 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. St. Mary's College of Maryland's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 89. Its in-state tuition and fees are $14,865 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $28,665 (2013-14).

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

As Maryland's public honors college, St. Mary's College of Maryland offers an undergraduate, liberal arts education and small-college experience like those found at exceptional private colleges. As a public college, St. Mary's embraces students from diverse backgrounds and experiences. As an honors college, St. Mary's has outstanding faculty, talented students, high academic standards, a challenging curriculum, small classes, a sense of community, and a spirit of intellectual inquiry. The Core Curriculum includes first-year seminars and an opportunity to study abroad at the same cost as remaining on campus for the semester. Located in Historic St. Mary's City, the College is small (approximately 2,000 students on campus), with 86% of its full-time undergraduate students living on campus. A spectacular waterfront setting in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay region, within a 2-hour drive of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, enhances the uniqueness of St. Mary's College of Maryland.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1840
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $27,030,824

Applying

When applying to St. Mary's College of Maryland, it's important to note the application deadline is January 1, and the early decision deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 1. The application fee at St. Mary's College of Maryland is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 72 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 72.0%
Application deadline January 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by January 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at St. Mary's College of Maryland is 11:1, and the school has 65.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at St. Mary's College of Maryland include: Psychology, General; Political Science and Government, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; English Language and Literature, General; and Economics, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 88 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 72%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Psychology, General 13%
Political Science and Government, General 10%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 9%
English Language and Literature, General 9%
Economics, General 7%

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Student Life

St. Mary's College of Maryland has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,901, with a gender distribution of 40.7 percent male students and 59.3 percent female students. At this school, 86 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 14 percent of students live off campus. St. Mary's College of Maryland is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,933
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

St. Mary's College of Maryland offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, and health service. St. Mary's College of Maryland also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at St. Mary's College of Maryland, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Students who have cars on campus 60%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At St. Mary's College of Maryland, 43.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $9,690.

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In-state tuition and fees $14,865 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $28,665 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,635 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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