Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

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School Overview

In 1840, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and five Sisters of Providence journeyed to Indiana from France to help establish a Catholic academy for women. After enduring many hardships, these sisters opened Saint Mary’s Female Institute (informally known as the Academy) on July 4, 1841. In 1928, the Academy was incorporated as Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. In 2005, SMWC opened access for men to its online undergraduate programs and in 2015, opened its doors for men to attend their on-campus programs.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is located on 67 acres of rural land in Saint Mary of the Woods, IN. At SMWC, students can participate in 10 collegiate sports, 20 clubs and organizations, and can become part of a worldwide network of almost 8,500 SMWC alumni.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College empowers students to think critically, engage in lifelong leadership and effect positive change in a spirit of service and social responsibility.
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Mission

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(812) 535-5151
Website:www.smwc.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.smwc.edu/admission/apply-online/
Address:1 St Mary of Woods Coll, Saint Mary of the Woods, IN 47876-1099
Setting:41
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:882
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):60%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:7 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:511 (58% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$28,932
Out-of-state Tuition:$28,932
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$23,667

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences12
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services241
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education1412
English Language and Literature/Letters3
Health Professions and Related Programs143
Legal Professions and Studies112
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities12
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences2
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Visual and Performing Arts4
Grand total39444

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services24
Education1411
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Health Professions and Related Programs12
Legal Professions and Studies111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities12
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences2
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Grand total3827

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$28,932
Out-of-state$28,932
Books and supplies$1,600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$11,627
Out-of-state$11,627

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid70100%
Grant or scholarship aid70100%$23,667
Student loan aid5071%$9,637

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid52177%$15,409
Federal student loans44867%$8,132

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants36748319
Percent admitted100%79%72%
Percent admitted who enrolled22%25%21%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment882
Undergraduate enrollment690
Graduate enrollment192

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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