St. Mary’s College of Maryland

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Saint Mary’s College of Maryland is a
public liberal arts college located in
scenic Saint Mary’s, Maryland. The school
offers 22 bachelor’s degree degrees. Among
the approximate 2,000 students enrolled,
majors in psychology, biology and
economics are some of the most commonly
studied programs. The college does offer
one post-graduate degree: Master’s of Arts
in Teaching.

Study Abroad Programs

There are exciting study abroad
opportunities at Saint Mary’s, as well.
They offer a wide variety of semester
abroad locations from Dublin, Ireland to
Hong Kong, China and they provide
scholarship opportunities for students
wishing to take advantage of the program.

Athletics

Saint Mary’s College has a NCAA division
III ranking. While the school does not
have a football program, it does have a
wide range of other athletic offerings
including a top performing men’s
basketball team. What the college is most
well known is their high-ranked sailing
teams. Saint Mary’s currently holds 13
national titles for its sailing program,
and Sailing World Magazine has
ranked the co-ed team first in the nation
for the
past 2 years running.

Social Environment, Student Body

The rich campus life is fed by more than
90 student-run clubs including a cappella
groups, a literary magazine, Habitat for
Humanity, and numerous other academic
clubs. Saint Mary’s also has many
traditions that students take place in
throughout the year. Some of these
traditions include a midnight breakfast
during finals week that often ends in
karaoke and an event called “The Great
Bamboo Race”. The Race occurs during
homecoming weekend where teams make and
race their own boats made out of bamboo.

Student Housing

Approximately 1,600 students currently
live on campus in traditional dormitories,
apartments and townhome-style living
arrangements. Saint Mary’s also has 9
“SAFE housing” residences, which are
substance and alcohol free environments
for students.

General Information

Admission
Office

18952 East Fisher Road
St. Mary's City, MD 20686-3001
(240) 895-5000
(800) 492-7181
Fax: (240) 895-5001

Contact: Richard Edgar
Director of Admissions
Main
Address

18952 East Fisher Road
St. Mary's City, MD 20686-3001
(240) 895-2000
www.smcm.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,035
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 458
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,988
Graduate enrollment: 30

Setting
Rural setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus

Degrees
offered:

Bachelor's
Master's

Admissions Information

Application
Fee

College has an application fee:
Yes
Regular application fee: $50
Online application fee: $50
Enrollment
Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 52%
Percent of students who return for
sophomore year: 90%

College Majors

Arts,
Visual & Performing

Art –
General B
Drama/Theater

Arts B
Music –
General B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biochemistry

B
Biology
B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer/Information

Sciences – General B

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B

Foreign Language &
Literature

Foreign
Language & Literature –
General B

History
History
– General B

Mathematics
Mathematics

– General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological/Physical

Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy

B
Religion/Religious

Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry

B
Physics
B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Public
Policy Analysis B

Social Sciences
Anthropology

B
Economics

B
Political

Science/Government B
Sociology

B

Degree
levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee
the accuracy of information on
this page. All information is
subject to change. You should
confirm all information with a
college admissions officer.

St. Mary's College of Maryland Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (240) 895-2000
Website: www.smcm.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.smcm.edu/admissions/apply/index.html
Address: 47645 College Drive, St. Mary's City, MD 20686
Setting: Suburb: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,513
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 78%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,490 (98% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $15,124
Out-of-state Tuition: $31,200
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,453

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

St. Mary's College of Maryland Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
History 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 4
Visual and Performing Arts 5
Grand total 271

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at St. Mary's College of Maryland 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $15,124
Out-of-state $31,200
Books and supplies $800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $21,236
Out-of-state $21,236

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 358 95%
Grant or scholarship aid 349 93% $9,453
Student loan aid 188 50% $5,760

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,342 86% $8,663
Federal student loans 767 49% $6,320

Admissions & Enrollment

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

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,621 650 971
Percent admitted 100% 80% 87%
Percent admitted who enrolled 20% 19% 20%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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

St. Mary's College of Maryland Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,513
Undergraduate enrollment 1,491
Graduate enrollment 22

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

St. Mary's College of Maryland Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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