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St Mary's College of Maryland

"St. Mary's College, one of only two public honors colleges in the nation, is a small, highly selective, state-funded liberal arts college with a "breathtaking campus" "out in the boonies" but not far from Washington, D.C. The "tough" academic experience here is capped by an extensive final project during senior year, which one student describes as a "student-initiated, culminating experience" that is "the centerpiece of the honors college curriculum."

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College

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"St. Mary's College, one of only two public honors colleges in the nation, is a small, highly selective, state-funded liberal arts college with a "breathtaking campus" "out in the boonies" but not far from Washington, D.C. The "tough" academic experience here is capped by an extensive final project during senior year, which one student describes as a "student-initiated, culminating experience" that is "the centerpiece of the honors college curriculum."

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[A good choice] for better-than-average students who are not likely to get admitted to extremely selective colleges.

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St Mary's College of Maryland says

Since its founding, St. Mary's has been state-sponsored, publicly funded, administered by an independent Board of Trustees, actively non-sectarian, and devoted to providing an affordable liberal arts education. In 1840, the Maryland legislature authorized a lottery to finance the construction of a "female seminary" (girls' boarding school) in St. Mary's City; the school was incorporated by an act of legislation in 1846. In 1927, St. Mary's became Maryland's first junior college, and a 1964 name change to St. Mary's College of Maryland reflected the school's evolution into a four-year baccalaureate college. The state General Assembly designated the school Maryland's public honors college in 1992; the state also granted the College an institutional status designed to assure stable public funding.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,819
Gender 41% Male / 59% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 97% Full Time / 3% Part Time
Geography 89% In State / 11% Out of State / 2% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 12% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 75%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 3%
International 2%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Ethnicity Unknown 3%
Black or African American 8%
Asian 2%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $500.00. Housing deposit due : May 1. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. Pets allowed in dorms.

86% of students live on-campus.

96% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Theme Housing
  • Wellness Housing
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

Student Publications: The Point News

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Literary Magazine
  • Radio Station
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Musical Theater
  • Music Ensembles
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Drama/Theater
  • Model UN

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: reduced course load study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections student web hosting available wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: alcohol/substance abuse counseling career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services minority students services personal counseling veteran's counselor women's services placement services for graduates
  • Facilities: archaeological site of historic st. mary's city, electron microscope, marine research vessel, fresh and salt water research facilities, comprehensive neuroscience laboratory facilities
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major dual enrollment of high school students visiting/exchange student program honors program independent study internships student-designed major
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Psychology (14%), English Language and Literature (10%), Biology/Biological Sciences (8%), Economics (8%), Political Science and Government (8%), History (6%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of the visual arts. Includes instruction in art, photography, and other visual communications media.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Photographers
Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.

A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the peoples of the Asian Continent, including the study of the Asian diasporas overseas.

Job Opportunities:

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Actors
Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.
Producers and Directors
Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other
All entertainers and performers, sports and related workers not listed separately.

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A general program that focuses on one or more modern foreign languages that is not specific as to the name of the language(s) studied; that is otherwise undifferentiated; or that introduces students to language studies at the basic/elementary level.

Job Opportunities:

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

A program that focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Includes instruction in historiography; historical research methods; studies of specific periods, issues and cultures; and applications to areas such as historic preservation, public policy, and records administration.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Historians
Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.
History Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

Job Opportunities:

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

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Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the nature of religious belief and specific religious and quasi-religious systems. Includes instruction in phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

Job Opportunities:

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that is either a general synthesis of one or more of the biological and physical sciences, or a specialization which draws from the biological and physical sciences.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Any instructional program in multi/interdisciplinary studies not listed above.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the systematic analysis of public policy issues and decision processes. Includes instruction in the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation, microeconomic analysis of policy issues, resource allocation and decision modeling, cost/benefit analysis, statistical methods, and applications to specific public policy topics.

Job Opportunities:

Legislators
Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.
Political Scientists
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the scientific study of the chemistry of living systems, their fundamental chemical substances and reactions, and their chemical pathways and information transfer systems, with particular reference to carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Includes instruction in bio-organic chemistry, protein chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, bioseparations, regulatory biochemistry, enzymology, hormonal chemistry, calorimetry, and research methods and equipment operation.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biochemists and Biophysicists
Study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. May conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. May determine the effects of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms.
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Chemists
Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A general program that focuses on computing, computer science, and information science and systems. Such programs are undifferentiated as to title and content and are not to be confused with specific programs in computer science, information science, or related support services.

Job Opportunities:

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
Computer and Information Research Scientists
Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.
Computer Systems Analysts
Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.
Database Administrators
Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.
Computer Network Architects
Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.
Computer Occupations, All Other
All computer occupations not listed separately.
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Mathematicians
Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.
Statisticians
Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other
All mathematical scientists not listed separately.
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Physicists
Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Anthropologists and Archeologists
Study the origin, development, and behavior of human beings. May study the way of life, language, or physical characteristics of people in various parts of the world. May engage in systematic recovery and examination of material evidence, such as tools or pottery remaining from past human cultures, in order to determine the history, customs, and living habits of earlier civilizations.
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in anthropology or archeology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Economists
Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.
Survey Researchers
Plan, develop, or conduct surveys. May analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording. Includes social scientists who primarily design questionnaires or supervise survey teams.
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in economics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Political Scientists
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Any instructional program in psychology not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Any instructional program in social sciences not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
All social scientists and related workers not listed separately.

A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Sociologists
Study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in sociology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Joseph Urgo
Interim President Ian Newbould
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 153
Student : Faculty Ratio 10 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 52 : 47
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 65
Tenure Track Faculty 22
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 12
International Faculty 1

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 4.0 ARTH 250 4.0
AP Biology 4.0 BIOL 101 4.0
AP Calculus AB 4.0 MATH 151 4.0
AP Calculus BC 4.0 MATH 152 4.0
AP Chemistry 4.0 CHEM101 4.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 4.0 POSC 100 4.0
AP Computer Science A 4.0 COSC120 4.0
AP English Language and Composition 4.0 ENGL102 4.0
AP English Literature and Composition 4.0 ENGL106 4.0
AP Environmental Science 4.0 CORE Natural Science with lab 4.0
AP European History 4.0 HIST105 4.0
AP French Language and Culture 4.0 ILCF102 4.0
AP German Language and Culture 4.0 ILCG102 4.0
AP Human Geography 4.0 *(lower division elective) until further notice 4.0
AP Latin 4.0 ILCL 102 4.0
AP Macroeconomics 4.0 ECON Elective (with Micro = ECON101) 4.0
AP Microeconomics 4.0 ECON Elective (with Macro = ECON 101) 4.0
AP Physics B 4.0 PHYS121 4.0
AP Psychology 4.0 PSYC101 4.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 4.0 ILCS102 4.0
AP Statistics 4.0 MTH 221 4.0
AP United States Government and Politics 4.0 POSC 100 4.0
AP United States History 4.0 N/A 4.0
AP World History 4.0 HIST105 or HIST104 if student also took European Hist. 4.0

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 64/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 72.0% accepted of 1,985 applications

92% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
67% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
32% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite25 - 30
English24 - 31
Math24 - 28
 
SATMath540 - 650
Reading570 - 670
Writing540 - 650

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Important: Standardized Test Scores, Volunteer Work, Talent Ability, Application Essay, Character Personal Qualities, Class Rank, Extracurricular Activities, First Generation College Student, Recommendations

Also Considered: State Residency, Work Experience, Alumni Relation, Geographical Residence, Interview, Level Of Applicants Interest, Racial Ethnic Status

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
History 1 0
English 4 0
Math 3 4
Science 3 0
Science Lab 2 0
Social Studies 2 3
Foreign Language 0 4
Academic Electives 0 0

Other Application Information: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates SAT Reasoning Test and Subject Tests; or ACT

Deadlines

November

1

Early Decision
January

1

Regular Decision

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $20,578 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $7,806
$30K-$48K $11,209
$48K-$75K $16,717
$75K-$110K $22,443
$110K+ $26,099

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $12,245, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $12,245 Same as On-Campus
Fees $2,619 Same as On-Campus
Housing $11,635 $11,635
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $27,499 $27,499

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $26,045 Same as On-Campus
Fees $2,619 Same as On-Campus
Housing $11,635 $11,635
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $41,299 $41,299

Students Receiving Aid

61% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 41% $5,272
Federal Scholarships/Grants 12% $4,631
Institutional Grants 58% $6,644
Other Federal Grants 1% $961
Other Loans 3% $17,286
Pell Grants 12% $4,518
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 20% $3,725
Student Loans 42% $6,262

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.smcm.edu/financialaid/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.smcm.edu/heoa/financialaid/index.html.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

71% of students graduated on time.

79% of students graduated in six years.

90% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

St Mary's College of Maryland participates in the NCAA Division III for college athletics.

Athletic Score: 78/100
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Athletics
Sport Contact
Lacrosse Chris Hasbrouck (Get recruited )
Basketball Chris Harney (Get recruited )
Soccer Alun Oliver (Get recruited )
Baseball Lew Jenkins (Get recruited )
Tennis Greg Shedd (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Basketball Crystal Gibson (Get recruited )
Soccer Peter Krech (Get recruited )
Lacrosse Lisa Valentine (Get recruited )
Field Hockey Katie Lange (Get recruited )
Volleyball Tba (Get recruited )
Tennis Greg Shedd (Get recruited )

Rankings

Forbes

#207 America's Top Colleges

PayScale

#907 Starting Median Salary Rankings

The Princeton Review

#12 Colleges: Lots of Race/Class Interaction
N/A Colleges: Best Value Colleges for 2014 - Public
N/A Best Colleges (Northeastern)

U.S. News & World Report

#6 National Liberal Arts Colleges Top Public Rankings
#88 National Liberal Arts Colleges High School Counselor Rankings

Washington Monthly

#9 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#56 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#74 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#97 Liberal Arts Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
#110 Liberal Arts Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#119 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Rank
#122 Liberal Arts Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
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