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St. Mary's College of Maryland Stats, Info and Facts

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2,017 Students

82% Admitted

  • 1,598 full time
  • 78 part time
  • 793 men full time
  • 1,146 women full time
  • 2,133 applied
  • 1,393 admitted
  • 443 enrolled

1,570 Undergraduates

$12,116 Tuition/Year

  • 35 Graduates
  • 39 Non-Degree
  • $12,116 in state
  • $3,016 fees
  • $13,202 room & board
  • $800 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Mid East Small suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • David from Rockville, MD
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  • Breath taking when you wake up in the morning and stare out across the bay seeing the sun glisten against the water. Expectations very high since it's an honors college…

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  • Andrew from Silver Spring, MD
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  • St. Mary's is a very warm and welcoming college. Everyone is socially accepted here regardless of race, sexual preferences, or view. You will end up knowing everyone by a first…

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  • Former Student
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  • a great, small school with a gorgeous campus. most of the professors are absolutely fantastic, as are the people you meet there. nothing really beats studying by the waterfront.…

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  • M. from P, MD
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  • Challenging , learning-conducive environment with many possibilities to interact with faculty. Great place to make friends and enjoy life. A plus : the college is by the water as it is…

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  • Kaykay from Silver Spring, MD
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  • St. Mary's is peaceful, but full of excitement. If there's not already something there you want to get involved in, there's plenty of help both from the professors and the…

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Mission Statement

St Mary's College of Maryland, designated the state's Honors College, is an independent public institution in the liberal arts tradition. We promote scholarship and creativity by challenging our students to achieve academic excellence through close relationships with faculty, classroom activities, and experiential learning. Our faculty and staff foster intellectual, social, and ethical development within a community dedicated to diversity and accessibility. We provide students with opportunities to understand and serve local, national, and global communities and to accomplish social change.

Founded on the site of Maryland's first capital, the College stands as a living legacy to the ideals of freedom and inclusiveness. Our beautiful residential campus on the banks of the St. Mary's River inspires our work, our play, and our commitment to the environment.

St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • Located in St. Marys City, MD
  • Public
  • 2,017 students enrolled
  • 82% admitted
  • $12,116 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • Anonymous from Ellicott City, MD
  • I am a current student here

    Although I really like the teachers, being here was a waste of a semester. Due to the mold I lost a lot of study time and my grades suffered. The administration also doesn't treat us with respect and don't take our opinions into account. They do what they think will make the school look best and don't care about the students. Most of the people here are friendly and be sure to go out on the weekends!

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  • Sabryna from Owings, MD
  • I am a current student here

    I commute to St. Mary's, which does separate me from the weekend and nightly activities, but I still have a lot of fun in class and between classes! A lot of people get together to study, and there are always things to do on campus. People here are so friendly- we actually joke about how part of the criteria to get accepted is to be super friendly! The teachers here know students by name, and they relate to students and our lives in class. It is really hard to feel out of sorts here, because people here accept everyone and their quirks! We also have swag, and you will understand when you come here!

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  • Colleen from Bel Air, MD
  • I am a current student here

    A common complaint I've heard amongst people is that SMCM is in the middle of nowhere. While it's true that St. Mary's County is no New York City, there are always a ton of things going on at campus. Not to mention, we live on one of the most BEAUTIFUL campuses I've ever seen. Utilize the river: rent a kayak, go swimming, tan on the docks, or learn how to sail. Our athletic programs are fantastic as well (especially basketball and swimming!). St. Mary's just has such a warm, community feeling. I enjoy being here because this is my home. Both the students and teachers feel this way about our campus.

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  • Neo from Lexington Park, MD
  • I am a current student here

    A lot to do on campus. Many, many activities and clubs. Very fun, whether you are laid back, serious, or hyper. Something for everyone.

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  • Anonymous from Ellicott City, MD
  • I am a current student here

    Around campus, it's common to refer to our school as Camp St Mary's. Between the waterfront full of rentable supplies, the amazing gym, the huge number of clubs, the beautiful campus and the feeling of being constantly being surrounded by friends, even though SMCM is school it feels like it's always too fun to be true (except maybe during midterms weeks!). Even though it's far from town, there's always plenty to do and if you want to enjoy yourself, you'll easily be able to do so.

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