Saint Mary's College

133 Lemans Hall, Notre dame, IN 46556
Tel: (574)284-4000
Private not-for-profit | 1,469 students
The focus of Saint Mary’s College is educating women – educating you – to make a difference in the world. Our goal is to makeyour Saint Mary’s experience as intellectually, spiritually and socially enriching as possible.

School Overview:

Saint Mary's College
CountySt Joseph County, IN
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
155 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,469 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,456 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
13 students137 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
2%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
7%3%
% Black
1%6%
% White
88%84%
% Two or more races
1%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$33,280$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$33,280$24,744
 
Tuition28,900
Percent Admitted85%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)510-623450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)500-610460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)510-610440-570
ACT English (25-75%)24-3019-25
ACT Math (25-75%)22-2718-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)23-2820-25

School Notes:

  • Saint Mary’s College is a Catholic, residential, women’s college in the liberal arts tradition. Apioneer in the education of women, the College is an academic community where women develop their talents and prepare to makea difference in the world. Founded by the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1844, Saint Mary’s promotes a life of intellectualvigor, aesthetic appreciation, religious sensibility, and social responsibility. All members of the College remain faithfulto this mission and continually assess their response to the complex needs and challenges of the contemporary world.
  • Dedicated to the personal and social growth of its students, Saint Mary’s cultivates a community ofstudents, faculty, and staff, which responds to the needs of women. In order to offer the richest educational experiencepossible, the College strives to bring together women of different nations, cultures, and races. It provides a residentialenvironment where women grow in their appreciation of the strengths and needs of others. Through a host of co-curricularprograms on campus and in the local community, Saint Mary’s initiates students in the habits of civic responsibility.Engaging in all aspects of the college experience, students acquire the hallmarks of a liberally educated woman: keenself-knowledge, lively imagination, lifelong intellectual and cultural interests, and the ability to make sociallyresponsible choices about the future.
  • Saint Mary’s offers the B.A., B.B.A., B.S., B.F.A., B.M. and over 30 major areas of study. Click herefor a full listing of majors. In addition, Saint Mary’s College and the University of Notre Dame have established acooperative engineering degree program. Students may design their own major if they wish or earn a minor or minors in any of23 academic areas.
  • Saint Mary's is located in the city of South Bend, Indiana, Within walking distance of the Universityof Notre Dame, we are approximately 90 miles from Chicago and 160 miles from Indianapolis. Saint Mary’s is within easy accessto the regional airport and interstate highway system.
  • Saint Mary’s consistently ranks at the top of its category in the U.S. News and World Report’s annualsurvey of American colleges and universities. Saint Mary’s ranks as a top liberal arts institution.
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